Welcome Message

Theme of WASOG/JSSOG 2019
Comprehensive Understanding beyond Organs
in Granulomatous and Fibrotic Diseases

In recent years the trend of international cooperation is remarkable, WASOG has developed annual meeting for other ILDs that need to distinguish from Sarcoidosis. It is not an exaggeration to say that organs that cause Sarcoidosis that has yet to be elucidated is not limited to the respiratory system, there are no organs such as skin, nerve, heart, bone, kidney, etc. to avoid. The aging and fibrosis of each organ is also a common topic of aging society.
On the other hand, diseases characterized by granulomas are not limited to Sarcoidosis, but include diseases of unknown origin such as infectious disease condition, inflammatory bowel disease, vasculitis and the like.
In WASOG/JSSOG 2019, we take these crosscuttingly and offer places of exchanges to medical staffs that are beyond the specialized field and present the development to the future.
I look forward to seeing you in Yokohama in the most beautiful autumn season.

Yours Sincerely,

Arata Azuma, M.D.,Ph.D.
President of WASOG/JSSOG 2019
Professor of Pulmonary Medicine,
Nippon Medical School Musashi Kosugi Hospital, Japan