Greetings in this frosty season! I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to all of you and wish for your continued success.
On behalf of the organizing committee of the Joint Neurosurgical Convention 2018, I would like to express my appreciation for your participation in the meeting.
Not long ago, the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) asked the Japan Neurosurgical Society to construct an internet delivery education system to train young neurosurgeons including in developing countries, and we are currently exploring this, centering on the members of the WFNS Education committee. Because building such a new platform requires a large budget, I thought that it would be most desirable to introduce an existing free internet distribution system. When I was searching, I was introduced to a platform named Neurosurgical TV. This system uses Google Hangouts to live stream presentations on their website, Neurosurgical TV (http://www.neurosurgical.tv). Viewing range limitations can be freely adjusted and it is possible to archive the contents and watch presentations on demand. In addition, this platform has many functions as a delivery system for education, and I believe that it is highly likely that it can be used as a delivery system for education at WFNS or the Japan Neurosurgical Society.
For this reason, I hope that you will be given the opportunity to try Neurosurgical TV at the Joint Neurosurgical Convention 2018 which is an international conference. Specifically, we would like to confirm that the content of the conference presentations will be delivered via the internet with Neurosurgical TV and that the recordings will be archived and viewable by presenters.
This viewing will be restricted to Neurosurgical TV, but if you do not wish to publish your presentation on the internet, we will not film your presentation, nor allow internet distribution. Please inform us if you wish to take this option. I apologize for causing you trouble and humbly appreciate your understanding on this matter
In closing, I would like to say how much I am looking forward to your presentations and that I feel truly indebted to your dedication from the bottom of my heart.
Sadayoshi Watanabe, MD.
President of the 9th Pan-Pacific Neurosurgery Congress
Tokyo General Hospital
Hiroyuki Kinouchi, MD, PhD
President of The 8th International Mt. BANDAI Symposium for Neuroscience
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Yamanashi