About Us

Created date:February 15th, 2018


The Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology is an academic, nonprofit organization formed in 2011 as a merger of two previous organizations: the Japanese Society of Pediatric Hematology established in 1960, and the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology established in 1985.

As of January 2015, the membership of the society has reached 2,098, primarily consisting of medical doctors and healthcare professionals.

The society is an academic organization aiming at contributing to the advancement of medical care in pediatric hematology/oncology in Japan through promoting academic activities, raising social awareness, conducting research and accreditation of specialists in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology. Our current activities include the following:

The second term (January 1st, 2014 – November 28th, 2015); Dr. Keizo Horibe

The third term (November 29th, 2015 – present) ; Dr. Eiso Hiyama

  • Promotion of academic activities in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology through organizing academic conferences, workshops and lecture meetings
  • Public relations activities through publication of journals and research articles in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Conducting research in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology
  • Development of accreditation criteria of specialist physicians in the field of pediatric hematology/oncology, accreditation of specialists and its public announcement
  • Collaborative activity with relevant organizations in Japan and abroad
  • Other activities related to achieving our goals

To facilitate these activities, there is a board of directors consisting of 17 board members and two auditors to support the leadership of the President. There are 19 standing committees, two advisory committees to the President, and seven disease-specific committees.

The society publishes a quarterly journal, The Japanese Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology (JJPHO). In 2015, we made JJSPHO available online. In addition, we appointed an English journal, Pediatric Blood & Cancer as our second official journal. The academic conference is held once a year, jointly organized with the Japanese Society of Pediatric Oncology Nursing.

We also launched the accreditation program for pediatric hematology/oncology specialists at the time of the establishment of the society. This program provides the accreditation of physicians (pediatric hematology/oncology specialist physicians, pediatric hematology/oncology supervisory physicians, certified pediatric oncologic surgeons, and area-specified supervisory physicians) and training facilities of pediatric hematology/oncology specialists, in order to train competent physicians specializing in pediatric hematology/oncology and to improve the quality of healthcare in this area in Japan.