The organizing committee of the 9th Cherry Blossom Symposium (International
Conference of Clinical Laboratory Automation and Robotics) welcomes you
in Yokohama, Japan, to attend one of the most highly acclaimed meetings
in the field of laboratory automation, to be held from April 17th April
19th, 2014. Founded by the late Prof. Sasaki and other outstanding senior
experts in this field, the first meeting took place in the season of full
bloom of cherry blossoms in Kochi, Japan, and all the subsequent meetings
were thus named “Cherry Blossom Symposium”. Most of the previous meetings
focused on laboratory automation and robotics, and served to arouse interest
and nurture knowledge in participants coming from various parts of the
world, particularly from Asia.
Starting from this meeting, the organizing committee has decided to encompass a wider range of topics related to laboratory medicine, so that the participants can have better understandings of all the aspects of laboratory medicine in addition to laboratory automations.
We hope you will join us at the 9th Cherry Blossom Symposium and have a
fruitful and friendly time with global scholars in Yokohama, which is the
first sea port in Japan opened to the world and so is full of historical
assets. Please take your time in between the sessions, and try splendid
cuisines and sightseeing.
Yukio Ozaki MD, PhD
Organizing Committee of the 9th Cherry Blossom Symposium