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Date: November 13 (Tue) - 17 (Sat), 2001
Second Announcement / Registration & Call for Papers
2nd IUPAC - International Symposium on Sweeteners
Comprehensive Studies on Sweetness and Human Health for the 21st Century
Symposium Venue: International Conference Center Hiroshima, located in Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima, Japan
Under the auspices of: The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
- Under the co-auspices of
- Food Hygienic Society of Japan
- International Life Sciences Institute of Japan (ILSI)
- Japan Diabetes Society
- Japanese Society of Food Chemistry
- Japanese Society of Nutrition and Food Sciences
- Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry
- Pharmaceutical Society of Japan
- The Chemical Society of Japan
- The Japanese Association for the Study of Taste and Smell
- The Japanese Society for Food Science and Technology
- The Japanese Society of Applied Glycoscience
- The Japanese Society of Pharmacognosy
- The Society of Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Japan
- With the cooperation of
- Japan National Tourist Organization (JNTO)
- International Advisory Committee
- R. Ikan (Chairman), Israel
- M. M. Abdel-Malik, USA
- B. Crammer, Israel
- D. Glaser, Switzerland
- T. H. Grenby, UK
- A. van der Heijden, The Netherlands
- G. Hellekant, USA
- L. Hough, UK
- J. Kim, Korea
- F. W. Lichtenthaler, Germany
- M. Mathlouthi, France
- C. Nofre, France
- P. A. Temussi, Italy
- W. Zhou, P. R. China
- Japan Organizing Committee (* Planning Committee)
- K. Yamasaki* (Chairman), Hiroshima University
- O. Tanaka*, Hiroshima University (Emeritus Prof., Chairman of Planning Committee)
- Y. Amino, Ajinomoto Co. Ltd.
- K. Hara, Bio Research Cooperation of Yokohama
- Y. Iwamoto, Tokyo Women's Medical College, Diabetes Center
- T. Kasumi, National Food Research Institute
- S. Kitahata*, Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute
- Y. Kurihara*, Yokohama National University (Emeritus Prof.)
- T. Machinami, Meisei University
- Y. Ninomiya, Kyushu University
- M. Nishizawa*, Tokushima Bunri University
- S. Okada*, Ezaki Glico Co. Ltd.
- Y. Saito, Japan Food Hygiene Association, Institute of Food Hygiene
- T. Suami*, Keio University (Emeritus Prof.)
- K. Yoshihira, University of East Asia
- M. Yoshikawa, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University
- Japan Advisory Board
- S. Fujii, Kobe Gakuin Women's Junior College
- T. Kado, Hiroshima Prefectural Food Technology Research Center
- K. Kainuma, Bio-Oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution (BRAIN)
- H. Kawanishi, Japan Starch & Sweetners Industry Association
- M. Kimura, Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry
- K. Kurihara, Aomori University
- T. Ogino, The Hiroshima City Institute of Public Health
- S. Saito, Japan Sugar Refiners' Association
- I. Sakamoto, Hiroshima Prefectural Government, Health and Environment Center
- A. Tanimura, Showa Women's University
Welcome to Hiroshima
On behalf of the Organizing Committee we invite you to the Second IUPAC International Symposium on Sweeteners, which will be held in Hiroshima from November 13th to 17th, 2001. It is a follow up to the previous Symposium held successfully in Jerusalem in 1996.
The scientific programme will discuss a variety of aspects in regard to sweeteners such as natural and synthetic sweeteners, gustation, health aspects of sweeteners and sweeteners in weight control and diabetes. The host country Japan, is well known for its extensive investigation into sweeteners in organic chemistry and enzymology areas relating to carbohydrate derivatives, peptides and proteins as well as the chemistry of sweet plant glycosides and molecular biology relating to the mechanism of gustation and taste modifiers.
The Symposium will take place in the magnificent city of Hiroshima, which is not only well known for the Atomic bomb tragedy but also for it's beautiful scenery. Hiroshima overlooks the tranquil Seto Inland Sea National Park which prides itself on its beautiful myriad of islands. The city itself is rich in nature with its surrounding picturesque mountains that are ever changing with the four seasons and its six rivers that flow through it. Autumn is one of the best seasons to visit Hiroshima. Mild weather, delicious local crops from the sea and the field, and brilliantly coloured maple leaves will be waiting for you.
We look forward to extending a warm welcome to you all in Hiroshima. The city will provide a fascinating background to a most interesting and stimulating Symposium.
Chairman of Japanese Organizing Committee
- Meeting Information
- Period: November 13 (Tue.) - 17 (Sat.), 2001
- Venue: International Conference Center Hiroshima (in Peace Memorial park.)
Tel: +81-82-242-7777, Fax: +81-82-242-8010
- Language: The official language of the Meeting is English.
Meeting Schedule (Tentative)
Accompanying Person Program 1
Accompanying Person Program 2
Accompanying Person Program 3
|Symposium Tour 1|
--Miyajima Afternoon Tour (optional)--
|Symposium Tour 2|
--Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Express Tour (optional)--
(end in Kobe through Seto-Inland Sea National Park)
* The registrations are accepted during this period. (Nov. 13 - Nov. 16)
Scientific Program (Tentative)
- List of Plenary Lectures
- G. Birch, UK
"The role of water in sweet taste chemoreception"
- M. Goodman, USA
"The molecular basis of taste of peptide and peptidomimetic sweeteners"
- S. Hamada, Japan
"Role of Sweeteners in the Etiology and Prevention of Dental Caries"
- A. D. Kinghorn, USA
"Discovery of terpenoid and phenolic sweeteners from plants"
- S. Kimura, Japan
"Nutritional aspects of sugars: Evaluation of new findings"
- I. Kitagawa, Japan
"Licorice root, a natural sweetener and an important ingredient in Chinese Medicine"
- R. F. Margolskee, USA
"Recent insights into sweet taste transduction from molecular, biochemical and transgenic studies"
- J. L. Markley, USA
"Recombinant brazzein as a model system for elucidating sweet-protein: structure-function relationships"
- L. Merlini, Italy
"Isovanillyl sweeteners: From molecules to receptor(s)"
- T. Nakakuki, Japan
"Present status and future of development of functional oligosaccharides in Japan"
- D. E. Walters, USA
"High potency sweeteners and their receptors"
- Partial List of Symposia
- G. K. Beauchamp, USA
"Genes controling sweet perception and preference"
- C. Nofre, France
"Modeling the human sweet-taste receptor"
- G. Hellekant, USA
"Phylogeny of sweet: Mammalian species differences"
- K. Sugimoto, Japan
"Ion channels and second messenger systems involved in sweet taste transduction"
- K. Kondo, Japan
"Production of a sweet protein, monellin, in the food yeast Candida utilis"
- M. Kohmura, et. al. , Japan
"Structure-taste relationships of the sweet protein monellin"
- M. Hirayama, Japan
"Novel physiological functions of oligosaccharides"
- K. Miyazaki, Japan
"Current situation of sugar alcohol in Japan -focusing on erythritol-"
- T. Oku, Japan
"Digestion, absorption and fermentation of newly developed sugar substitutes and their available energy"
- H. Koseki and A. Yamada, Japan
"Current situation of maltitol in Japan"
- S. Miyagawa, Japan
"The sweetners market in Japan"
- M. Munir, Germany
"Sucrose-derived low-caloric sweeteners"
- M. G. B. Drew, UK
"Computational studies of sweet tasting compounds"
- S. Meyer, Germany
"Interactions of acesulfame potassium and other high intensity sweeteners with flavors in different food products"
- A. Higurashi, Japan
"Utilization of stevia sweet glycosides and other natural sweeteners in Japan"
- T. Nomura, Japan
"Biological activities of phenolic constituents of Licorice (Glycyrrhiza species)"
- T. Konoshima, Japan
"Cancer chemopreventive effects of natural sweeteners and the related compounds"
- H. Matsuda, Japan
"Antidiabetogenic constituents from several natural medicines"
- S. V. Molinary, UK
"Benefits of Sucralose for the Diabetic Population"
- Luncheon Lectures
- Luncheon Lectures will take place during the Symposium. Detailed information will be announced in the Preliminary Program.
- Registration Fees
- *The Registration Form (Form C) should be completed and sent to the Registration Secretariat. (See the end of this page to downroad Form C.)
paid by Sep. 12, 2001
Sep. 13 - Oct. 12 or on site
|PARTICIPANT||35,000 yen||45,000 yen||Program and Abstracts,|
|IUPAC MEMBER||30,000 yen||40,000 yen|
|STUDENT||15,000 yen||20,000 yen|
|ACCOMPANYING PERSON|| 8,000 yen||10,000 yen||Welcome Reception,|
Accompanying person program 1
|BANQUET||10,000 yen||10,000 yen|
*All payments must be made in Japanese yen.
*All participants making scientific presentations must be pre-registered by Sep. 12, 2001.
*Those registering as students must include their Faculty Advisor's signature on the Registration Form (Form C).
*Accompanying persons are: spouses, family members and non-professional friends who wish to participate in all Meeting activities, except the Scientific Program.
DEADLINE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION: OCTOBER 12, 2001
Applications for registration after October 12, 2001 will be accepted on site.
- Form of Payment
- 1. Bank Transfer to be made to the account below.
Bank Name: Sanwa Bank Ltd.
Account Name: IUPAC-ISS2001
Account Number: 5250473
Bank Address: Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto 600-8216, JAPAN
- Attach a copy of the remittance transaction receipt to the completed Registration Form (Form C). Bank transfer payments must be completed by October 12, 2001 in order to finalize pre-registration applications.
- 2. Credit Card (VISA, AMEX, MasterCard)
Card number, expiration date, and name of card holder, exactly as they appear on the card, are required. Attach a photocopy of your card to the completed Registration Form (Form C).
- Confirmation of pre-Registration
- A letter of confirmation will be sent to each registrant after October, 2001. This letter must be presented at the on site Registration Desk.
- On Site Registration
- An on site Registration Desk will be set up at the Meeting venue.
- Recommendation for pre-Registration
- We strongly recommend that participants take advantage of the advance registration process. This will greatly facilitate registration procedures on site for all participants. Please note that the deadline for pre-registration is October 12, 2001.
*Advantages of pre-registration
(1)A preliminary program will be delivered beforehand.
(2)Program and Abstracts will be obtained at the hotels listed on page 6 when check in.
(3)The names of pre-registered participants will be on the participants list in the abstract.
- Cancellation and Refund Policy
- In the case of a cancellation, the Registration Secretariat must be notified in writing. An administrative charge of 6,000yen will be applied to all cancellations made before October 12, 2001. No refunds for cancellations will be made after this date.
Call for Papers (See the end of this page to downroad FormA, C, D, E.)
- Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: May 12, 2001
- All participants wishing to present papers are asked to submit their abstracts to the Registration Secretariat no later than May 12, 2001. Please note that the Program Committee reserves the right to finalize the entire program.
- Guidelines for Making a Submission
- Those who express an interest in making a presentation are requested to prepare a typed printed abstract on the enclosed photo-readied Abstract Form (Form A) and forward it by mail to the Secretariat together with the enclosed Acknowledgement Card (Form B) and the completed Registration Form (Form C). It is asked that those intending to submit abstracts study, in detail, the section in this Announcement on Instructions for Authors prior to completing the Abstract Form (Form A). Faxed submissions will not be accepted.
- Rules of Authorship and Presentation
- All participants making scientific presentations must complete their registration (including payment of fees) by Sep. 12, 2001.
- Instructions for Authors (See example “abstract FormA” that you can download at the end of this page.)
- Individual abstracts should fit within one abstract form (Form A). However, 2 pages are allotted to the abstracts for plenary lectures and symposia. The abstract, including title, author(s), affiliation(s) and text must fit within the blue box (250mm x 170mm).
- The box (10mm x 20mm) in the top left corner is reserved for printing abstract numbers. Leave this blank.
- The title should be printed in CAPITAL LETTERS to the right of the box for abstract numbers.
Author(s) name(s): First Name Middle Initial. Family Name should be listed directly below the abstract number box, starting on the left side of the page. The presenting author's name should be underlined.
- Affiliation(s) should be listed on the next line. It is not necessary to leave a space. Please distinguish between multiple affiliations with a *, **, etc. (See example “abstract FormA”).
- Minimum letter size: 10 point computer font.
- Cited references should be listed as Form A.
- Abstracts will be photo-printed exactly as received. Any smudges, errors or misspellings in the original abstract will also show in the final published version.
- You can cut and paste your paper to fit within the Abstract Form (Form A) blue box (250mm x 170mm).
- Select the preferred presentation style (oral or poster) in the space provided on the Abstract Form (Form A) and provide up to three representative keywords.
- ONE original and FIVE copies must be submitted to the Secretariat along with a piece of cardboard to protect the original. Do not fold or bend the original Abstract Form (Form A) as any creases will also appear in the final printed version.
- Submissions should be mailed to the Secretariat at the address below.
2nd IUPAC-ISS, Registration Secretariat
c/o JTB Communications, Inc.
Shin Kyoto Center Bldg. 5F
Shiokoji Shinmachi, Shimogyo-ku
Kyoto 600-8216, JAPAN
- Notification of Acceptance
- Authors will be notified of the status of their paper, together with detailed information for presentation, by mid-August, 2001.
- Welcome Reception
- Date: November 13 (Tue.)
Venue: International Conference Center Hiroshima
Fee: Free (included in the Registration Fee)
- Date: November 15 (Thu.)
Venue: ANA Hotel Hiroshima
Fee: 10,000 yen
Accommodation, Accompanying Persons Program & Symposium Tour
- JTB Kikaku Chugoku-Sikoku, Inc. has been appointed the Official Travel Agency of the Symposium to handle all travel arrangements, hotel accommodations and tour packages within Japan.
- Sufficient rooms for the duration of the Symposium have been reserved with the special rate at the hotels listed below, all of which are near the Symposium site in Hiroshima.
|TYPE||HOTEL||SINGLE||TWIN||TO SYMPOSIUM SITE||MAP|
|A||ANA Hotel Hiroshima||12,000 yen||22,000 yen||5 min. walk||1|
|B||Hotel Sunroute Hiroshima||10,500 yen||19,000 yen||4 min. walk||2|
|C||Hotel Hokke Club Hiroshima|| 6,800 yen||---||6 min. walk||3|
Application: November 12 (Mon.), 2001 - November 17 (Sat.), 2001
Application: 500yen per person
*The daily room rates are in yen, including tax, service charges and breakfast.
*C type hotel (Hotel Hokke Club Hiroshima) is suitable for students.
Accompanying Persons Program (Minimum number of participants required: 15 persons)
- AP-1 Shukkeien Garden and Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana) Tour
- Date: November 13 (Tue.)
Time: 13:30 - 16:30
Fee: 5,000 yen (Free for Accompanying persons)
Shukkeien Garden: Constructed in 1620 as a retreat for the Asano family, a feudal lord of Hiroshima. It is modeled on Xihu (West Lake) in China.
Japanese Flower Arrangement (Ikebana): Experience flower arrangement, at the Sougetsu School, one of the most famous schools.
- AP-2 Kumano Brushes Village Craft House and Kintai Bridge One-day Tour
- Date: November 14 (Wed.)
Time: 9:00 - 16:00
Fee: 15,000 yen (include Lunch)
Kumano Brushes Village Craft House: Kumano town amounts to 80% of brush production in Japan. Traditional craftsmen still make brushes with techniques established in Edo Era. Visit the brushes art museum.
Kintai Bridge in Iwakuni: Five-arch Kintai Bridge is considered one of Japan’s most beautiful ancient bridges.
Symposium Tour (Minimum number of participants required: 15 persons)
- AP-3 Sake Brewery and “Little Kyoto" Takehara
- DateNovember 15 (Thu.)
Time: 8:30 - 15:00
Fee: 14,000 yen (include Lunch)
Fujii Sake Brewery: The Sake brewery’s store room is open to the public. Enjoy free fresh sake samples.
Takehara: Takehara preserves vestiges of the Edo Era and it is often called “Little Kyoto”.
- ST-1 Miyajima Afternoon Tour
- DateNovember 16 (Fri.)
Time: 13:00 - 18:00
Fee: 6,500 yen (*Box Lunch Included.)
Miyajima: Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island is registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, and the vermilion colored Otorii gate standing in the sea in front of Itsukushima Shrine is known world wide as a tourist symbol of Japan.
- ST-2 Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway Tour
- DateNovember 17 (Sat.)
Time: 9:00 - 19:00
Fee: 13,000 yen (include Lunch)
*The tour is planned to end in Kobe. Accommodations in Kobe (17 Nov.) are available at Hotel & Tour Inquiries.
Setouchi Shimanami Kaido Expressway: The Onomichi-Imabari route links between Honshu and Shikoku with 10 bridges built across 6 islands.
- To make a hotel or tour reservation please complete Form D and send them to JTB Kikaku Chugoku Shikoku by Fax or Postal mail by October 5 (Fri.), 2001.
- Hotel & Tour Inquiries
- JTB Kikaku Chugoku Sikoku, Inc. / Convention Desk 2nd IUPAC
12F Hiroshima Crystal Plaza, 8-18 Naka-machi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0037, JAPAN
*JTB desk for Hotel & Tour will be open on site.
Accommodation and Tours Cancellation Charge
- In the case of a cancellation of a hotel or tour reservation, written notification must be sent directly by FAX to JTB Kikaku Chugoku Sikoku at the number above. Deposits will be refunded subject to the following cancellation charges.
|WRITTEN NORTIFICATION RECIEVED||8 to 1 day before the first night of the stay or the tour date||The day of the stay, the tour or no notice given|
|CHARGE||20% of the day room charge or the tour fee||100% of the day room charge (1 night) or the tour fee|
- Hiroshima, Your Host City
- Hiroshima is located in the center of Western Japan and has a population of 1.1 million. Surrounded on three sides by deep green mountains and facing the Seto Inland Sea National Park, it is among the most scenic of Japan's major cities. As a result the first atomic bomb dropped in the history of mankind, the city's downtown areas were reduced to smoldering ruins in but a moment on August 6, 1945.
Following the war, however, the city arose from its destruction to rebuild itself as the International City of Peace and Culture.
As pre- and post-convention destinations, Hiroshima has many things to offer. Itsukushima Shrine, on Miyajima Island, is one of the most famous sights in Japan. Along with the Atomic Bomb Dome in the Peace Memorial Park, it was registered on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1996.
- Climate and Clothing
- The weather during the Meeting period, mid-November, is generally mild with an average daily temperature range of 8 to 15 degrees. Accordingly, participants are recommended to bring a sweater and light coat. The International Conference Center Hiroshima and all of the city's major hotels are fully heated and air conditioned.
- A variety of additional information on Hiroshima history, natural landmarks, convention facilities, hotels, transportation and art can be found at the following website for City Hiroshima: http://www.hiroshima-cdas-or.jp/hcb/
- Currency Exchange
- It is recommended that participants purchase Japanese yen traveler's checks prior to leaving their own countries. Exchange of major currencies is available at most banks, airports and large hotels in addition to the Symposium site itself. Please remember that the Secretariat will accept Japanese yen, in cash, only.
- Although 100V is the standard power supply throughout Japan, there are local differences in wattage (Hiroshima and Western Japan - 60Hz, Tokyo and Eastern Japan - 50Hz).
- Letters of Invitation and Visas
- Depending on their country of citizenship, some participants will require an official letter of invitation to the Meeting to support their applications for entry visas to Japan. Participants may also require a letter to assist in a local grant application. Please note that the letter of invitation does not imply a commitment to the payment of any expenses on behalf of the participant.
In order to receive the letter of invitation and necessary visa support documents, please submit the enclosed Visa Information Form (Form E) to the Secretariat. Please note that the receipt of this form, completed in full, is essential in the preparation of required visa materials.
Please keep the following notice in mind:
*IUPAC sponsorship implies that entry visas will be granted to all bona fide chemists provided application is made no less than three months in advance. If a visa is not granted one month before the meeting the IUPAC Secretariat should be notified immediatly by the applicant.
- During the Symposium, a commercial exhibition will take place.
Key Dates & Deadlines (See the end of this page to downroad FormA, C, D, E.)
Submission of Abstracts (Form A, B): May 12, 2001
Presenting Authors' Registration (Form C): September 12, 2001
Early Registration (Form C)
Late Registration (Form C): October 12, 2001
Submission of Hotel & Tour Application Form (Form D): October 5, 2001
Distribution of Preliminary Program: October 15, 2001
- General Correspondence
- 2nd IUPAC-ISS, Secretariat
c/o Prof. Kazuo YAMASAKI
Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Faculty of Medicine, Hiroshima Univ.,
1-2-3 Kasumi, Minami-ku,
Hiroshima 734-8551, JAPAN
Tel: (81)-82-257-5285, (81)-82-257-5286
- Registration Secretariat
- 2nd IUPAC-ISS, Registration Secretariat
c/o JTB Communications, Inc.
Shin Kyoto Center Bldg. 5F,
Shiokoji Shinmachi, Shimogyo-ku,
Kyoto 600-8216, JAPAN
- Hotel & Tour Inquiries
- JTB Kikaku Chugoku Sikoku, Inc.
Convention Desk 2nd IUPAC
12F Hiroshima Crystal Plaza,
8-18 Naka-machi, Naka-ku,
Hiroshima 730-0037, JAPAN
You can receive the Application forms via this “2nd IUPAC-ISS” website: See the end of this page to downroad FormA, C, D, E.
Access to Hiroshima
Access to International Conference Center Hiroshima
From JR Hiroshima Station
- By Route Bus (20min, 220 yen)
- From JR Hiroshima Station, South Gate, City Bus Terminal Platform A-3
Board Hiroshima City Bus (Route 24), for Yoshijima-eigyosho or for Yoshijima Hospital
Get off at Heiwa-koen-mae
From JR Hiroshima Station, South Gate, City Bus Terminal, Platform A-1
Board Hiroshima-dentetsu Bus (Route 13), for Hiroshima-nishi Airport via Hyakumetoru-doro
Get off at Heiwa-koen-mae
- By Street Car (20min, 150 yen)
- From Street Car Station, "Hiroshima Station South Gate"
Board Car for Ujina (No. 1)
Get off at Fukuro-machi, 5min. walk
Board Car for Eba (No. 6), Koi (No. 1) or Miyajima
Get off at Genbaku-Dome-mae, 5min. walk
From Hiroshima Airport
- By Taxi (about 15min. 1,500 yen)
- By Limousin Bus (65min, 1,300 yen)
- From Hiroshima Airport, Arrival Floor (1F) B Platform, Limousine Bus Terminal, Platform for Hiroshima City.
Board bus for Hiroshima Bus Center
Get off at the bus terminal "Hiroshima Bus Center", 15min. walk
- By Taxi (about 50min. 15,000 yen)
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