Welcome Letter

ISCBFM Welcome Letter

On behalf of the President, Local Organizing Committee and Program Committee of the International Society for Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism (ISCBFM), we wish you a warm welcome to BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2019, the 29th International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function in conjunction with the 14th International Conference on Quantification of Brain Function with PET to be held in Yokohama, Japan from July 4 - 7, 2019. Following the tradition of previous biannual meetings, BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2019 will cover numerous aspects within the area of neuroscience research, particularly those related to brain function and metabolism, cerebral blood flow, the function of the neurovascular unit and the blood-brain barrier, brain imaging, brain repair, and cerebrovascular pathology. Our goal is to present the state-of-the art and novel discoveries of these fields in the conference.

Yokohama, the second largest city in Japan, is located next to Tokyo along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, and is the first harbor city introduced to the world as the entrance to Japan. Since the time its port was opened, Yokohama has been vigorously acquiring new cultures and information from countries all over the world, and deserves its title as the birthplace of Japan’s modern culture. Thanks to the myriad views of the port, a unique and fascinating townscape has developed, which augments its various artistic and cultural attractions. Yokohama offers plenty of opportunities to experience Japanese culture including delicious and diverse dining experiences of the world heritage “Washoku,” traditional dietary culture of Japan. In addition, it has wonderful accessibility to various famous sightseeing spots such as Tokyo, Mt Fuji, the historic town of Kamakura and hot spring resort areas in Hakone. Yokohama will provide the delegates and their families with a wealth of opportunities for discoveries and adventure, at the conference and beyond.

A stimulating program combined with a wonderful location, will hopefully make this conference an exciting event. We very much look forward to your participation in BRAIN & BRAIN PET 2019 and to welcoming you to Yokohama.

Yours Sincerely,

Eng H. Lo
ISCBFM President
Hiroyuki Kinouchi and Hidehiko Okazawa
Co-Chairs, Local Organizing Committee
Martha O’Donnell and Kazuto Masamoto
Co-Chairs, Program Committee