Japan Surgical Society

Society Overview

Last Update: May 24, 2023
Name Japan Surgical Society
Founded April 1, 1899
Registration of Establishment March 1, 2012
Objectives To contribute to the health and welfare of people by implementing projects that contribute to the advancement and promotion of surgery and facilitating the development of academic culture and improvement of surgical care by becoming a place for research communication, knowledge exchange, and alliance between the society members, and domestic and foreign relevant academic societies.
Projects 1) Holding research presentations and academic lectures by members
2) Publication of journals and research papers
3) Communication and cooperation with domestic and foreign relevant academic societies
4) Research and investigation related to surgery
5) Training surgeons and application of the specialist system
6) Commendation for outstanding achievements
7) Promoting lifelong learning activities
8) Providing information and guidelines related to surgical care
9) Providing information and education regarding surgical care to the public
10) Proposal on medical policies
11) Other projects required to achieve objectives
President (Representative Director) Norihiko Ikeda (Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tokyo Medical University)
Vice President (Representative Director) Akinobu Taketomi (Department of Gastroenterological Surgery I, Hokkaido University)
Number of Members* 40,673 members (including 40,670 doctors)
Number of Board Members Directors (including the President and Vice President) 22
Auditors 3
Councilors 345
Journals - “Journal of Japan Surgical Society” (Japanese, first published in 1899, issued six times a year)
- “Surgery Today” (English, first published in April 1970, issued 12 times a year)
- “Surgical Case Reports” (English, first published in January 2015, electronic journal only)
Accreditation* Surgeons 23,792
Certified Doctors 22,023
Medical Advisors 7,549
Certified Registered Doctors 3,182
Surgeon Training Facilities 1,190
Relevant Facilities 992
Annual Membership Fee 10,000 yen (tax exempted)
Address 11th floor, World Trade Center Building South Tower, 2-4-1 Hamamatsucho, Minato City, Tokyo 105-5111, Japan
TEL 03-5733-4094
FAX 03-5473-8864
Secretary General Takahiro Uesawa (and 14 Full-time Staff)

(*: as of February 1, 2023)

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