The Asia Cohort Consortium

ACC Meetings

September 2018, General Membership Meeting in Nagoya, Japan

Please join us in Nagoya for the Asia Cohort Consortium General Membership Meeting on September 4 and 5, 2018.

Please note that a typhoon is approaching Nagoya and is expected to come closest on September 4th afternoon.
The ACC General Membership Meeting will be held as scheduled and the dinner will be also held according to the plan. Since we expect heavy rain around 18:00PM on September 4th, the Aichi Cancer Center has arranged a bus to travel from the meeting venue to the restaurant after the meeting.
However, please check the weather forecast now and then, and please make your best judgement when or whether to attend the meeting. Your safety is most important for us.
If you have any trouble accessing the meeting venue on September 4th, or if you have changed your plan, please contact
The emergency phone number at Aichi Cancer Center in Nagoya is available from 9AM on September 4th.
(+81) (0)52 764 9828


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:

 Date and Time;

Sep.4    9:00-12:00   Excecutive Committee Meeting  (only EC members)

             14:00-17:30  General Membership Meeting

Sep.5    9:00-12:30    General Membership Meeting

            13:30-15:30    Working Group Meeting (TBD) 


Aichi Cancer Center  International Conference Hall

1-1 Kanokoden, Chikusa-ku Nagoya 464-8681, Japan



 Please click here and fill out the online registration form.

Anyone who is interested in the ACC meeting and its projects is welcome to attend. 


Meeting Program:New Contents







Executive Committee meeting

Executive Committee





Welcome Message

Introduction & opening remarks

Takashi Takahashi

Keitaro Matshuo


 Cohort Updates

Cohort PIs


 Update of the ACC Coordinating Center

Manami Inoue, Eiko Saito,

Md. Shafiur Rahman


Early-Life and Young Adult Exposures and Cancer & Opportunities for Research Funding

Somdat Mahabir


Coffee break



New Korean cohort study

Sue K. Park


Progress in ACC research



 Tea and coffee drinking and lung cancer risk

Xiao-Ou Shu


 Update of the smoking and diabetes projects

Wei Zheng


 Outdoor air pollution and non-communicable diseases

George Downward


Discussion and announcement










Progress in ACC research



 BMI and risk of biliary tract cancer in Asian populations

Isao Oze


 BMI, smoking, alcohol drinking and multiple myeloma risk

Tomotaka Ugai


 Association between BMI and colorectal cancer mortality and incidence

Hung Luu, Xiao-ou Shu


 Diabetes mellitus and gastric cancer incidence among Asian populations

Minkyo Song


 Family history and risk of colorectal cancer for the Asian population

 Family history and mortality of colorectal cancer for the Asian population

Lin Zhang


International Liver Cancer Epidemiology Consortium

Paolo Boffetta


Coffee break



Guide for Ramen and Kakigori (shaved ice) in Nagoya

Hidemi Ito, Yoshiaki Usui


New proposals


 DNA methylation and its impact on inter-population differences in disease risk and prognosis

 Meta-analysis of Epigenome-wide Association Study for T2D, CVD and intermediate metabolic traits

Marie Loh


ACC terms and conditions and election

EC members 


General discussion and closing remarks



Lunch (on site)


13:30-15:30 Working Group Meeting  (TBD)  





Group Dinner: 

Please enjoy the dinner at the restaurant near the Nagoya Castle. Please click here for the details and access.

Time:September 4, 18:30~ (after the meeting)
Place:Shiromachi Grill
Please note that Aich Cancer Center has arranged a bus to travel from the meeting venue to the restaurant in the evening of September 4th.


Call for Project Proposals:

We invite new project proposals to be considered at our September 2018 meeting. Submitted proposals will be sent to the Executive Committee (EC) for initial review, and the ones that are deemed scientifically sound will be slated for review at the General Membership Meeting. For more details on proposal submission, please click here

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 August 18, 2018.


Hotel information:

Selected Hotels near Sakae Station, Nagoya 

★Hotel Mystays Nagoya Nishiki

(Opening in July 2018)

  • 3 min walk from Sakae Station (Exit 1)
  • 3 min walk from Hisaya-odori Station (Exit 4)


★Hotel Vista Nagoya

(Opening in Sep 2017)

  • 2 minutes  walk from the 4 Exit of Hisaya-odori Station
  • 5 minutes walk from the 1 Exit of Sakae Station


★Hotel Mystays Nagoya Sakae

  • Approximately  5 min by train from Nagoya Station to Sakae Station
  • 7  min walk from exit 5 of Sakae Station


★Hotel Androoms

(Opening in June 2018)

  • 5  min walk from exit 2A of Hisaya-oodori Station


★ Tokyo Dai-ichi Hotel Nishiki

  • 2 min walk from exit 1 of Sakae Station


★ Hotel Wing International Select Nagoya Sakae

(Opening in Dec 2017)

  • 8 min walk from Sakae Station


Hosted by: 

Dr. Keitaro Matsuo 

Division Chief, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention
Aichi Cancer Center Research Institute


Visa Information: 

Please contact the ACC coordinating Center if you need assistance for obtaining an entry visa for Japan. 



The ACC Coordinating Center

Center for Public Health Sciences

National Cancer Center Japan

5-1-1 Tsukiji, Tokyo 104-0045, JAPAN


Tel: +81-(0)3-3547-5201