Dear Friend, ABRAS-J is an association funded with the objective of reuniting Brazilian professionals in health field that were dispersed throughout Japan, to exchange informations and experiences, as well as discussing problems related to Brazilian community here, looking for solutions. With the purpose of promoting these exchange, the ABRAS-J make two annual meetings. Recently, the ABRAS-J, with Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil) support, published a manual called: SAUDE (Health), that will orientate Brazilian people concerning the Japanese Health system, clarifying about many diseases as well as prevention forms. So, we have the pleasure to invite you for the XIII ABRAS-J meeting that will be held on March 7, 1998 (Saturday), in Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo. We count with the presence of friends coming from several parts of Japan, that expand our meetings with the presentation of scientific works of respective fields. Your research inscription will be welcomed. With the purpose of knowing how much participants will come in the next meeting, we would like that you, dear friend, answer us by sending the post card (hagaki), that is annex to this letter, until Dec. 10, 1997. We count on you to come and to divulge about the meeting to your friends even when they are not linked to the field. Lately, we will send you more informations about the place and the program for the partners who confirm the presence. In the case of INTERNEt users, you can mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your kindly attention. Lina & Cintia Organizing Committee Lina Naomi Hashizume Tokyo Med & Dental Univ Dep of Preventive Dentistry tel: (03) 5803-5477 fax: (03) 5803-0194 e-mail: email@example.com Cintia Yoko Morioka, MD Toyama Med & Pharm Univ 3rd Dept of Internal Medicine tel: (0764) 34-2281 ext.: 2513/3014 fax: (0764) 34-5027 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We will be waiting for your participation. We are looking forward for your inscription! Call for Abstracts Deadlines: Jan. 7, 1998 - Receipt of abstracts Jan. 31, 1998 - Confirmation of abstracts presentation Abstract structure: 1. Title: in capital letters 2. Authors: full name. Underline the name of the author who will present the paper if it is selected for presentation. 3. Institution: indicate the name and location of the institution where the work was done. 4. Abstract: trunk it in 250 words, in English or Portuguese or Spanish. It should contain: study's purpose, a brief description of materials and methods, summary of the results and a statement of the conclusions reached. We recommend the following formats for the abstract: - Font: Times or Times New Roman, 12-size - Paragraph: double spacing - Text in column, A-4 size, with superior margins exceeding 2.5 cm Annex, a sample of the abstract. Mailing: Mail one copy of the original abstract. Mail in a floppy-disk (1.44MB, 2-HD) in the format MS-Word 5.1 for Macintosh or Windows for IBM or in simple text, identifying with your name/software version. Mail to: Cintia Yoko Morioka (XIII ABRAS-J Meeting) Toyama Med. & Pharm. Univ. 3rd Dept. of Internal Medicine 930-01 2630 Sugitani, Toyama tel.: (0764) 34-2281 ext.: 2513/3014 fax: (0764) 34-5027 e-mail: email@example.com Observations: As visual material, slides or transparencies will be accepted. Please, tell us which one you intend to use. It will be given certificates and symbolic presents to the authors.