Welcome message

Dear colleagues,

I am very happy to announce to hold the 25th IUPAC International Conference on Physical Organic Chemistry (ICPOC 25) in Hiroshima, Japan, from 5 to 10th July 2020, Olympic Year in Tokyo.

Since the first meeting in 1972, the ICPOC meetings have been the leading international gatherings on Physical Organic Chemistry.

Traditionally, Physical Organic Chemistry relates molecular structure to chemical behavior, by means of the study of structure, reactivity, mechanism and equilibrium in organic systems, aiming at the quantitative, molecular level understanding of their properties. Nowadays, Physical Organic Chemistry encompasses a much wider range of contexts, extending into materials science, biology and systems chemistry. The ICPOC 25th will focus on discussing (1) Organic Reactivity and Reactive Intermediates Chemistry, (2) Theoretical and Computational Organic Chemistry, (3) π-Conjugated Molecular and Materials Chemistry, (4) Organic Photochemistry, (5) Supramolecular Chemistry, (6) Organic Main Group Chemistry, and their related chemistry.

This comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach plays a pivotal role in the development of chemical sciences, expanding their boundaries, and reflects on the vibrant and enlightening scientific discussions usually held in ICPOC meetings.

Together with an outstanding scientific program, you will feel the colors, flavors, tastes, history and traditions of Hiroshima area. I strongly encourage young chemists to come to Hiroshima and enjoy the ICPOC meeting.

I am very much looking forward to seeing you in Hiroshima, Japan, in 2020.

Manabu Abe

Important dates

Abstract: October 2019–February 2020
Early registrations: November 2019-April 2020
Conference dates: July 5-10, 2020


Manabu Abe (Chair)
Department of Chemistry, Hiroshima University, Japan




Registration fee
Category Early
(by Apr. 30, 2020)
(by Jun. 20, 2020)
(July 5-10, 2020)
IUPAC Member 68,000 JPY 78,000 JPY 78,000 JPY
Non-Member 72,000 JPY 82,000 JPY 82,000 JPY
Industry 85,000 JPY 95,000 JPY 95,000 JPY
Student 35,000 JPY 45,000 JPY 45,000 JPY


Conference Venue: Grand Prince Hotel Hiroshima
Address: 23-1 Motoujina-machi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima
Hiroshima, 734-8543 Japan

Child Care Center

We will have a day nursery facility during the conference in the conference site Grand Prince Hotel.


The Society of Physical Organic Chemistry, Japan (JPOC)
Hiroshima University
Electric Technology Research Foundation of Chugoku
JASCO Corporation