Department of
Public Health,
Jichi Medical University
3311-1 Yakushiji
Shimotsuke, Tochigi
329-0498, Japan
Tel: +81-285-58-7338


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The 21st International Epidemiological Association (IEA) World Congress of Epidemiology (WCE2017)

Global/Regional/Local/Health and Epidemiology in A Changing World

General Information


Saturday, August 19 - Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Sonic City
1-7-5, Sakuragicho, Omiya-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama 330-8669 Japan
Tel: +81-48-647-4111

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Yosikazu Nakamura, MD, MPH, FFPH

Department of Public Health, Jichi Medical University

Congress Theme

Global / Regional / Local Health and Epidemiology in a Changing World

Supporting Organizations

  • The Japanese Association of Medical Sciences
  • Science Council of Japan
  • Japan Alliance of Public Health Science Association
  • Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Japanese Association of Exercise Epidemiology
  • The Japanese society for Hygiene
  • Japanese Society of Public Health
  • Japan Statistical Society
  • The Biometric Society of Japan
  • Center For Medical Statistics
  • The Japan Society of Human Genetics 
  • Japan Pediatric Society
  • The Japanese Society of Child Health
  • Japanese Society of Health Science for Children
  • Japanese Cancer Association
  • The Japanese Circulation Society
  • The Japanese Society of Hypertension
  • Japan Atherosclerosis Society
  • The Japanese Circulation Society
  • The Japan Stroke Association
  • The Japan Endocrine Society
  • The Japan Diabetes Society
  • The Japan Society of Diabetic Complications
  • The Japanese Society of Diabetes and Pregnancy
  • The Japanese Society for AIDS Research
  • Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science
  • The Japan Geriatrics Society
  • Japan Socio-Gerontological Society
  • Society for Applied Gerontology - Japan
  • The Japan Association of Smoking Control Science
  • The Japanese Association of Health Communication
  • Tobacco Control Medical-Dental Resarch Network
  • Japan Primary Care Association
  • Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Japan Association for Medical Informatics
  • Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
  • Saitama City


The official language of the Congress is English.

Passports and Visas

A valid passport is required in order to enter Japan and must be valid for the duration of the stay.
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a visa to travel to Japan.

Those who require an invitation letter to apply for a visa to attend the meeting, the organizing committee will issue the letter only for those whose abstract is accepted.

Therefore, we ask you to make the online submission during the period of August 1 to October 15, 2016.

Furthermore, please note that we will prepare necessary documents only to those who have already completed registration with required payment.

We strongly urge you to complete the registration as early as possible so that you will have enough time for applying for a visa.

If you require a visa for entering Japan, please go to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA): to find out Visa Application Documents you need from the following:

  • Letter of Guarantee
  • Letter of Reason for Invitation
  • List of Applicants
  • Schedule of Your Stay

Please download the necessary documents from the above website, fill out your part of them, and submit to the WCE2017 secretariat by email <>. If you need a Letter of Guarantee, please send us a scanned copy of your valid ID issued by your affiliation. Also notify us of your Abstract ID and Registration ID.
We will complete our part, seal, and return them to you along with a letter of invitation.

The deadline for your submitting the documents to the WCE2017 secretariat is July 20, 2017 (JST).


Casual and Informal


The weather in Saitama in the mid-August will be hot and humid with temperature between 26.6C (79.8F) and high 37.2C (98.9 F).
However, the Congress site is well air-conditioned.


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