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Invitation to the Joint Conference of the 8th Asian Cyclodextrin Conference (ACC) and the 32nd Cyclodextrin Symposium

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to cordially invite you to attend the Joint Conference of the 8th Asian Cyclodextrin Conference and the 32nd Cyclodextrin Symposium during 14-16 May 2015, in Kumamoto, Japan. The ACC Conference is a series of its kind held every two years in the Asian and Oceanian country region, an alternate event with the International Cyclodextrin Symposium. The 8th ACC will be held together with the 32nd cyclodextrin symposium in Kumamoto Prefectural Community Center "PAREA" located in the center of the city, an easily accessible area by the Airport Limousine Bus from Aso-Kumamoto Airport, the Kumamoto City Bus and the Kumamoto City Tram from Kumamoto station of JR Kyushu.

The Joint Conference will provide the opportunity for scientists working in various aspects of cyclodextrin research from around the world, especially in the Asian and Oceanian region, to meet and learn from each other. In addition, we welcome many cyclodextrin researchers in Japan to the Conference. This scientific forum will comprise invited lectures, state-of-the-art session, students' session, oral and poster presentations. For PhD students and early-career scientists, come and enhance your experience, you will have the chances to win one of the prestigious Poster Awards supported by the Nagai Foundation of Japan.

Along with the scientific programs, please enjoy Kumamoto City. Kumamoto City has a long history and is known as "City of Forests" since it is blessed with an abundance of nature. When seeing the sites of Japan, the nearly 400-year old Kumamoto Castle, the classic Japanese style garden known as Suizenji Park, the Higo Zogan design and traditional folk handcrafts as Shohdai-yaki pottery will surely fascinate you. Moreover, Kumamoto City will make you feel refreshed, thanks to the crystal clear water, clean air and delicious foods that its plentiful nature provides. In addition, Mount Aso is an active volcano in the center of Kyushu. This ancient caldera is the largest in the world with a diameter of up to 25 km and a circumference of over 100 km. In the center of the caldera stand the mountain's active volcanic peaks, including Mount Nakadake, whose spectacular crater is easily accessible to tourists by a toll road or rope way. It is our hope and belief that you will have a wonderful visit!

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting congress.

Professor Hidetoshi Arima, Ph.D.

8thACC/32thCDS Organizing Committee

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kumamoto University
5-1, Oe-honmachi, Chuo-ku, Kumamoto 862-0973, Japan
Tel:+81-96-371-4160 (4161, 4168)
E-mail: 8acc@kumamoto-u.ac.jp