International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases

Dear colleagues:

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to announce that the 25th International Symposium of the International Association for Comparative Research on Leukemia and Related Diseases (XXV IACRLRD Symposium Tokyo) to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from September 15 to 17, 2011 entitled "Molecular Pathogenesis and Translational Research in Leukemia and Lymphoma"

At this International Symposium, lectures will be provided by basic researchers and clinicians at the forefront of their fields about various aspects of their work. Through discussion among the presenters and participants the symposium will provide an overview of the latest results in the various fields and clarify challenges for future research and development of new treatment methods. In parallel to these lectures, the symposium will also provide an opportunity for young researchers and clinicians to announce their research results, with the aim of creating a platform for information exchange with other participants, including the invited lecturers, and further promoting opportunities for joint research.

The International Symposium in 2011 will mark the 25th such symposium of the IACRLRD and the 50th anniversary of the founding of the association itself. That this commemorative event is being held in Japan and at the University of Tokyo in particular, is of real significance for the future promotion of research in related fields of medicine in Japan. Through the provision of the latest information by researchers and clinicians representing their various fields of leukemia and lymphoma, including related cancer research, and interactive discussion with the participants, it is hoped that this symposium will contribute to further invigoration and development of research in related fields of medicine in Japan by providing new inspiration for research and helping to promote joint research.

I hope you have an excellent opportunity to exchange knowledge and to make and renew friendships at the symposium.

We look forward to seeing you in Tokyo in September 2011.


Toshiki Watanabe
IACRLRD President
Chair of IACRLRD2011 local organizing committee