Dear Council members of ISPP
Happy New Year!
As you know, last year we introduce Dr. Hossein Esteky as a lecturer from ISPP and submitted two symposium to FAOPS 2019. It is my pleasure to inform that Dr Esteky has been invited as a special speaker to this congress and both of the symposiums of ISPP have also been accepted by the scientific committee of FAOPS 2019 (please look at the attachewd file of forwarded email).
Dr. Javad Mirnajafi-Zadeh
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From: Yoshihiro Kubo
Date: Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 3:49 AM
Subject: Very important: Announcement of accepted special slot symposia of FAOPS2019
I hope everything is going well with you. I am writing to you, on behalf of Professor Yasushi Okamura (Chair of ISPC of FAOPS2019, Vice-President of FAOPS2019 in charge of Program), to announce accepted Special slot symposia of FAOPS2019. First of all, we would like to thank all of you for your cooperation to submit many high quality proposals for Special slots.
We originally planned to accept 10 symposia. However, by the evaluation and discussion of the organizing committee (steering team), we decided to expand the budget and increase the number of the slot. We finally decided to accept 12 Special slot symposia as shown in the attached file.
We fully understand that the proposals from ISPC members and FAOPS councils are very important for the congress, but we regretfully could not accept all of them, due to the limitation of the slots and budget. We would like to ask you for your kind understanding.
The detail of the symposia contents (e.g. a list of speakers etc) will be uploaded on the web site shortly.
Here we have some important notices.
Important notice #1
We would like to ask you to inform this result to all chairs and speakers at the very earliest chance.
Important notice #2
We asked to indicate the speaker to whom you wish to assign the travel support in the proposal, but we modified our policy to be more flexible. We will pass to the chairperson of each symposium, a total sum of 200,000 JPY/symposium, and would like to ask to divide within the team freely, by the discussion in the team. It is of course fine to assign all amount only to one speaker, as originally planned.
Important notice #3
Besides the Special slot symposia we announce here, call-for symposia of general slots for all researchers is ongoing now. We would like to ask you to encourage members in your society to submit high quality proposals. The deadline of application, [[ Apr 30 ]] is approaching.
We would like to thank you again for your kind cooperation for the Special slot symposia.
On behalf of Professor Yasushi Okamura, Chair of ISPC of FAOPS2019
& Vice-President of FAOPS2019 in Charge of Program
FAOPS Council, A member of ISPC of FAOPS2019,
A member of Organizing Committee of FAOPS2019,
Vice President of PSJ in charge of International Affairs