The Asia Cohort Consortium

ACC Meetings

Fall 2013 Meeting in Tokyo, Japan

Please join us in Tokyo for the Asia Cohort Consortium Fall Meeting November 11-12, 2013

Meeting Overview:

The purpose of this meeting is to update members on ACC developments, including cohort progress and cross-cohort activities, and discuss advances in the field which further the ACC mission.

Meeting Details:

All meetings will be held at:
Sanjo Conference Hall, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033
(Hongo Campus)
Nearby station: Hongo 3-chome (Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi-line), Todai-mae (Tokyo Metro: Nanboku-line)

Campus Map

If you are coming from Hotel Grand Palace, Iidabashi, we recommend to take a taxi from Hotel Grand Palace to the University of Tokyo. It takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic. Please tell the taxi driver to go to the main gate (“seimon” in Japanese) of the University of Tokyo. Once you reach the main gate, follow the access map to find Sanjo Conference Hall.

Taxi Instructions

If you wish to explore Tokyo by taking subways, please contact Eiko Saito for more detailed information.

Meeting Program:

This is the tentative meeting schedule and is subject to change.

Monday, November 11, 2013

08:30 - 10:00 Executive Committee Meeting (EC Only)
10:00 - 10:30 Meeting Registration & Coffee
10:30 - 17:00 General Membership Meeting
10:30 - 11:00 Welcome and Introductions
11:00 - 12:00 Keynote Speakers (TBD)
12:00 - 12:30 Cohort Updates
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (on-site)
14:00 - 15:30 ACC Projects: Updates on current projects and new project proposals
  • Diet (Jung Eun Lee and Rashmi Sinha)
  • BMI (Wei Zheng)
  • CVD (Yu Chen)
  • Pancreatic Cancer (Yingsong Lin)
  • Prostate Cancer (Jay Fowke)
  • Update on Solid Fuel Use and Mortality in Asian Populations (Dean Hosgood)
  • Update on Non-Hodgkins Lymphom and Multiple Myeloma Project (Brian Chiu and Keitaro Matsuo)
  • Studying the role of the microbiome and metabolome in chronic disease etiology (Rashmi Sinha)
  • Project proposals (TBD)
15:30-15:50 Coffee/tea break
  • Update on US National Cancer Institute cohorts and consortia program (Daniela Seminara)
  • Update on the Coordinating Center transition (Manami Inoue and Betsy Rolland)
18:00 Depart for group dinner: Kushi Garden

 Tuesday, November 12, 2013

09:00 - 12:00

Working Group Meetings (all are welcome to attend)

  • Diet
  • BMI
  • Rare Cancer
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Future Projects
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch (on-site)



Registration is now open. Please register by October 31, 2013. Anyone who is interested in the ACC meeting and its projects is welcome to attend.

Submitting a Project Proposal:

If you would like to submit a proposal for a project that can be done in the ACC, please follow the instructions on our Working with the ACC page. Proposals that do not follow this format will be returned to the author for resubmission.

Project proposals should be emailed to the Coordinating Center by September 1, 2013.

Hotel Information:

Nearby Hotel:

Forest Hongo

(Nearby station: Hongo 3-chome (Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi-line), Todai-mae (Tokyo Metro: Nanboku-line)
6-16-4 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
We have received a 15% discounted rate for limited number of rooms. The reservation should be done by September 1 through our secretary in the University of Tokyo.

Single room, non-smoking: ¥9326 (US$95)

Deluxe single room, non-smoking: ¥13036 (US$131)

Tokyo Dome Hotel:

1-3-61 Koraku,Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 112-8562
(Nearby station: Suidobashi (JR Chuo/Sobu line, Subway Mita-line), Korakuen (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi-line, Nanboku-line) etc.

Airport limousine bus is available between Narita Airport and Tokyo Dome Hotel.

The University of Tokyo (Hongo Campus) is surrounded by many big train station, such as Tokyo, Ueno, Akihabara, Ginza, Iidabashi etc. Any nearby hotels close to these stations have easy access to the meeting place.

Hosted by:

Manami Inoue, M.D., Ph.D.
Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
AXA Department of Health and Human Security


Ms. Shino Yamazaki
Department of Global Health Policy/ AXA Department of Health and Human Security
Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo Bunkyo-ku Tokyo 113-0033
Tel: +81-(0)3-5841-3688 Fax: +81-(03)-5841-3637

Visa Information:

If you need a letter of invitation from the Asia Cohort Consortium in support of your visa, please contact the Coordinating Center.

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