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CTOS 2019 AM Preliminary Program

2019 CTOS Annual Meeting
November 13-16, 2019
Tokyo, Japan
2019 CTOS President 2019 CTOS Program Committee
Akira Kawai, MD Robin Jones, MD Takafumi Ueda, MD - Program Co-Chairs
Damon Reed, MD Judith Bovee, MD
Dear Colleagues,
We are delighted to invite you to join us in Tokyo for the 24th Annual Meeting of the
Connective Tissue Oncology Society, November 13-16, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Tokyo.
The Annual Meeting continues to grow in attendance as well as the number of abstracts submitted. We will
build on the excellent meeting in Rome last year. This year’s meeting will provide the ideal venue for debate
and connecting with old friends. This is the rst time the meeting has been in Japan and we would like this to
be an opportunity to have further collaboration between ‘East and West’. There will be a special session for
mentoring young researchers. CTOS is unique in bringing to together an international community of scientists,
clinicians, patients and families.
Desmoplastic small round cell sarcoma is the “Sarcoma of the Year” and there will be a special session focusing
on the challenges of diagnosing and treating this rare subtype. In addition, there will be a number of focused
sessions with a multi-disciplinary theme, incorporating new data from basic science to outcomes research. We
also eagerly await the Herman Suit Lecture which will be delivered by Jay Wunder and the Nina Axelrad
Lecture by Richard Gorlick.
There will also be the opportunity to enjoy the amazing history and culture of Tokyo, we are delighted to
provide complimentary tours of the city. The Gala Reception will be at the traditional Japanese beautiful garden
of Happo En.
We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo!
2019 CTOS President 2019 CTOS Program Committee
Akira Kawai, MD Robin Jones, MD Takafumi Ueda, MD - Program Co-Chairs
Damon Reed, MD Judith Bovee, MD
CTOS Annual Meeting
November 13-16, 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Register for the
Early Registration Deadline:
August 30, 2019
Contact Barbara Rapp
CTOS 2019 Board of Directors
Akira Kawai, MD, President
Kirsten Sundby Hall, MD, PhD, Vice President
Rick Haas, MD, Secretary
William Tap, MD, Treasurer
David Thomas, FRCP, PhD, Immediate Past President
Andrea Hayes Jordan, MD
Carol Swallow, MD
Paolo G. Casali, MD
Roberta Maestro, MD
Damon Reed, MD
Abha Gupta, MD, MSc, FRCPC
David Kirsch, MD, PhD
Elizabeth Demicco, MD, PhD
Kevin Jones, MD
Eugenie Kleinerman, MD
Silvia Stacchiotti, MD
Barbara Rapp
Executive Director
Submit an Abstract
Deadline: June 21, 2019
©Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
2019 Preliminary
Meeting Schedule
Note: Schedule is subject to change.
Nurses’ Program – Thursday, November 14, 8:00 - 16:30
2019 CTOS Annual Meeting
November 13-16, 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Meeting Registration
You will receive an email conrmation of your registration once payment has been
received. If you have not received a written conrmation prior to your departure for
the meeting, please contact Barbara Rapp at email: for details.
Reservations and costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline and hotel expenses,
are the responsibility of the registrant.
Annual Meeting
Early Registration Fees
Member Physician US $500.00
Non-Member Physician US $700.00
Member Resident/Fellow/Student (graduate, undergraduate and medical) US $325.00*
Non Member Resident/Fellow/Student (graduate, undergraduate and medical) US $375.00*
Member Allied Healthcare Professional US $325.00
Non Member Allied Healthcare Professional US $375.00
Nurse US $325.00
Friday Night Gala Guest US $200.00
Fees after August 30
Member Physician US $525.00 US $625.00
Non-Member Physician US $800.00 US $900.00
Member Resident/Fellow/Student US $375.00* US $425.00*
Non Member Resident/Fellow/Student US $425.00* US $475.00*
Member Allied Healthcare Professional US $375.00 US $425.00
Non Member Allied Healthcare Professional US $425.00 US $475.00
Nurse US $325.00 US $325.00
Friday Night Gala Guest US $200.00 US $200.00
Registration fees include Welcome Reception, Friday Gala Event, lunches and all breaks.
Breakfast is only included for Hilton Tokyo guests.
*To receive discounted fees, a letter conrming residency must be emailed to or provided onsite at the meeting. If no proof of residency is
the difference of the full non-member rate will be applied to the registration
Make your hotel reservations at
the Hilton Tokyo Hotel where the
meeting will take place.
Hotel Rooms are limited so book
your rooms as soon as possible!
The Hilton Tokyo overlooks Shinjuku
Central Park and the Shinjuku
Skyscraper District. Elegantly
decorated rooms await. A breakfast
buffet with Western food and a
range of Japanese dishes is included
in the room rate. The Hilton is
directly connected to Tochomae
Subway Station. Shinjuku Train
Station is a pleasant 15-minute walk
away, or a 5-minute ride in the
hotel’s free shuttle.
Visit Hilton Tokyo online to
explore all that is offered.
Register TodayRegister Today
©Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau
Connective Tissue
Oncology Society
P.O. Box 320574
Alexandria, VA 22320
Phone: 301-502-7371
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Onsite Fee
Beginning Nov. 13
Complimentary Tokyo City Tours
Tokyo Metropolitan Government will provide complimentary bus tours with an English-speaking guide for conference
registrants and their guests to enjoy the most popular sightseeing areas in Tokyo.
 Departure/Arrival: Hilton Tokyo  Duration: approx. 3.5-4 hours for a half day tour
 Fare: Free  Registration:  Registration will commence in early September
     via a link at
Date AM (9:00-12:30) PM (13:30-17:00)
Nov. 12 (Tuesday) River Cruise & Hama-rikyu
Japanese Gardens (20ppl)
Nov. 13 (Wednesday) Meiji Jingu Shrine &
Harajuku Shopping (40 ppl)
Nov. 14 (Thursday) TOKYO SKYTREE
(40 ppl) &
Solamachi Shopping
Nov. 15 (Friday) Edo Tokyo Museum
& Asakusa (40 ppl)
Nov 16 (Saturday) River Cruise & Hama-rikyu
Japanese Gardens (40 ppl)
First-come, rst served. Tour itineraries are subject to change.
Tour Highlights
River Cruise & Hama-rikyu Japanese Gardens

This half-hour boat cruise down the Sumida River travels under some 14 bridges spanning
Tokyo’s main river, showing the capital’s famous landmarks along the way. The cityscape
of Tokyo seen from the river is refreshing to the eye. The cruise will arrive at the majestic
Hamarikyu Gardens, located along the Tokyo Waterfront. Visitors can enjoy a walk in the
beautifully preserved garden which the family of the ruling Tokugawa Shogun owned from
17th to mid- 19th century, and used for hunting with falcons.
Autumn leaves can be enjoyed in Tokyo from late November to December. The reection
of the colorful trees on the waters of the ponds are spectacular, making this a beautiful
viewing spot. Together with the autumn leaves, enjoy the sculpted beauty of this vast
Japanese garden in the middle of the city.
Meiji Jingu Shrine & Harajuku Shopping

See the the iconic and bustling Shibuya scramble intersection from the bus window, be-
fore heading to Meiji Jingu Shrine. The Meiji Jingu Shrine, a Shinto shrine dedicated to
Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken, was established in 1920. Over 100,000 trees
were donated by people all over Japan at the time of the shrine’s establishment, creating
the extensive forest and garden that can be seen today. Meiji Jingu Shrine is also the place
where Japanese people honor life events, such as births and weddings. If you are lucky,
you may encounter a happy bride dressed in a white Kimono with her groom.
After a pleasant stroll around Meiji Jingu Shrine, you can head towards Harajuku and
Omotesando district. This area is one of the most fashionable streets in Tokyo today.

& Solamachi Shopping
Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, the oldest temple in Tokyo founded in 628 AD, is visited by about
30 million worshippers a year from different parts of Japan and abroad. Kaminarimon is one of
the must see sites for visitors to Tokyo. See the large red lantern and impressive gate from the
bus before heading to TOKYO SKYTREE
is the capital city’s latest icon,
and the world’s tallest broadcasting tower (634m high). Located in Sumida ward, where Edo
(the ancient name for Tokyo) culture thrives to this day. The elevator moving at a top speed of
Tokyo City Tours, continued
600m per minute will take visitors to the glass-enclosed ob-
servation deck 350m above ground, where you can see 360
degrees across Tokyo. Many of the famous features of the
Tokyo cityscape, including Rainbow Bridge and Mt. Fuji in the distance on a clear day,
can be enjoyed from the observation deck.
The 300-odd shops and restaurants at the foot of the tower collectively known as Tokyo
Solamachi strive to embrace new trends but at the same time, capture the feeling of
this area of Tokyo from days of yore.
Edo Tokyo Museum & Asakusa
Edo-Tokyo Museum introduces the history and culture of Edo (the ancient name for Tokyo).
It also fascinates visitors with stories of the city’s past. You can take a look at a traditional
theatre and scenes from everyday life that will transport you back in time to the Edo-period
(1603-1868). This museum presents visitors with a unique opportunity to compare and
contrast old Edo with modern Tokyo, so you can appreciate how Tokyo has transformed
over the years.
After learning the history of Tokyo at the museum, the next stop will be the Sensoji Temple
at Asakusa. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Tokyo, known for Sensoji,
a Buddhist temple built in the 7th century. The temple is best approached through the
Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) and Nakamise-Dori, a street lined with merchants that have
been providing visitors with old-fashioned, local snacks and souvenirs for centuries. If you
venture off into other alleys, you will nd small eateries serving traditional fare.
CTOS Annual Meeting
November 13-16, 2019
Tokyo, Japan
Register Today!