Activities of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences (JAMS)
Office: c/o Japan Medical Association, 2-28-16, Honkomagome, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8621, JAPAN
Tel: +81 3-3946-2121 (Ex.3241-2)
President: Morito MONDEN, M.D.
Vice-President: Masamitsu IINO, Reiko KISHI, Takashi KADOWAKI
From April 2 to 5 in 1902, the first Meeting of Japanese General Medical Sciences consisting of 16 specialist medical societies was held at Tokyo Music School in Ueno. This had been recognized as the first meeting and later, April 2, 1902 was decided as the official date of the inauguration of the Association.
From the third meeting, the organ's name was changed into the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences. Its General Assembly called the Japan Medical Congress has been held regularly once in every four years without interruption. The twelfth Meeting, only one exception, supposedly to be held in 1947 was postponed for one year because of the Second World War. During this twelfth Meeting the eternal establishment of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences was unanimously approved. It became attached to the Japan Medical Association under the reorganization took place on March 8 in 1948.
The main activity of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences is concentrated in pure science. Its member units consist of different societies, rather than individual persons, currently 142 specialist medical societies (see the member list of specialist medical societies).
About the medal
In 1902, the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences held the first meeting in the present form. The 16 belts surrounding the Japanese lay of the land represents the number of affiliated specialist medical societies at that time.
2. Purpose of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences
After the unification mentioned above, the Japan Medical Association decided to host the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences as mentioned in Article 40, Chapter 10 of the Constitution. The purpose of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences is to "contribute, in close cooperation with the Japan Medical Association, to the improvement of medical science and care through the research and development of science and technology in the field of medicine".
3. Tasks of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences
In order to fulfill the aims mentioned above, the Association holds and conducts the following undertakings:
(1) General Assembly: the Japan Medical Congress
(3) Collection and distribution of the information on medical science and care
(4) Other activities, various, appropriate along the line of the aims of the Association
4. List of successive presidents of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences
|April 1, 1948 - July 11, 1963
July 12, 1963 - March 31, 1964
|Second||Yoshito KOBAYASHI||April 1, 1964 - March 31, 1976|
|Third||Hiroshi KUMAGAI||April 1, 1976 - March 31, 1984|
|Fourth||Kunio OTA||April 1, 1984 - March 31, 1992|
|Fifth||Wataru MORI||April 1, 1992 - March 31, 2004|
|Sixth||Fumimaro Takaku||April 1, 2004 - June 15, 2017|
|Seventh||Morito MONDEN||June 16, 2017 - September 7, 2023|
|Takashi KADOWAKI (acting)||September 8, 2023 - November 10, 2023|
|Eighth||Takashi KADOWAKI||November 11, 2023 - Present|
5. General Assembly of the Japanese Association of Medical Sciences: the Japan Medical Congress