Participants of Board members: Emad El-Omar, James Goldenring, Michio
Kaminishi, Eiichi Tahara, Xin Wei Wang, Sir Nicholas Wright, Wataru Yasui,
Kazuhiro Yoshida,Grame Young.
Officer: Koji Nozaki.
for absence were received from 4 members.
reported on the Fifth Meeting of the International Society
of Gastroenterological Carcinogenesis in Oxford. A good programme
had been organised with some outstanding speakers and almost 100
delegates were registered. The dinner was to be held in Keble College
on the evening of 2nd September.
Meetings; the next meeting will be organised by the new President,
Dr Ray Dubois, from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer
Centre, and will be held at Guana Caste, Costa Rica, in late August
or early September 2010. Dr Dubois has now supplied forms for registration
and President-Elect: the new President is Dr Ray Dubois, from the
University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, and Dr Anil Rustgi,
who is T. Grier Miller Professorship of Medicine Chief, Division
of Gastroenterology Director, Center for Molecular Studies in Digestive
and Liver Diseases Co-Director, Tumor Biology Program, Abramson
Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania, has accepted the
Societyfs invitation to be the new President-Elect.
of new Members of the Board of Directors: names which were suggested
included Dr Tim Wang, Dr Kay Washington, Dr. Masaki Mori (Osaka
University), Dr. Kazuhiro Yoshia (Gifu University), Dr. Emad El-Omar
(University of Aberdeen,UK), Dr Rick Peek, Dr Joseph Sun and Dr
Hang Kwan Yang.
Agreement with Karger : this was discussed in detail and the advantages
and disadvantages were discussed. There was also a discussion of
an affiliation with the journal, Oncology, currently associated
with the Japanese Society. Professor Tahara was asked to explore
this option, and report back to the Board.
being no other business, the meeting was closed at 9.00 a.m.