The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM)
The Japanese Society of Intensive Care Medicine (JSICM) was founded in 1974. In 1989, i.e., in the year of the 25th anniversary of our society, the fifth World Federation of Societies of Critical Care Medicine Congress was held in Kyoto, Japan. Since 2001, the Japan-Korea Joint Congress has been held every year in the two countries in an alternating fashion. Furthermore, in 2009, the International Joint Clinical Study Projects were started, involving multiple countries.