ISJ Meeting in Hirosaki, Japan, 29 September - 2 October 2011
The 44th annual meeting of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) will be held from 29 September to 2 October, in Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan.
Meeting of the board of editors   29 Sep. (Thu.) (12: 00 - 14: 30)
Meeting of trustees 29 Sep. (Thu.) (15: 00 - 17: 00)
Presentation 30 Sep. (Fri.) - 1 Oct. (Sat.)
Party 30 Sep. (Fri.) (18: 00 - 20: 00)
Symposium 2 Oct. (Sun.) (10: 00 - 17: 00)
Program PDF download
  1. The speaker must be a personal (or supporting) member of ISJ, having paid a membership fee of the current year.
  2. The presenters can choice the oral or poster presentation.
  3. The oral presenters have 15 minutes in total (including ca. three minutes for the question and answer) for their presentation. The presenters can use PowerPoint (Windows, version 2007) or PDF file, for both of them, the only available OS is Windows. The slides and VHS video tapes are not available, but the moving images are conditionally acceptable with PowerPoint (click here for detailed information about the moving images). Please note only one screen will be prepared.
  4. The oral presenters cannot use their personal computers. The computers prepared by the organizing committee must be used.
  5. The oral presenters must operate PowerPoint or Acrobat by themselves (the organizing committee does not operate them).
  6. The oral presenters must hand over the CD-R including the data of PowerPoint/PDF file (others, such as CD-RW, MO disk, and USB flash memory, are not available) to the Reception Desk of ISJ Meeting between 13 and 17 o’clock, 29 Sep. (otherwise, in afternoon of 30 Sep., who will present in forenoon of 1 Oct.; in forenoon of 1 Oct., who will present in afternoon of 1 Oct.). The file name of PowerPoint should be: “Register number of presentation” plus (connected by hyphen) “name of presenter” plus “.pptx”, “.ppt”, or “.pdf” (e.g., 085-Sawara.pptx, 085-Sawara.ppt, or 085-Sawara.pdf). Please put the file name on the CD-R also.
  7. The poster presenters can use the space of ca. 92 cm (width) by 170 cm (height).
  8. The thumbtacks etc. will be prepared by the organizing committee. The posters should be set up to the designated space during the forenoon of 30 Sep. and posted for two days (30 Sep. - 1 Oct.).
  9. The title, names of author(s) and institution(s) should be clearly displayed at the uppermost portion of the poster.
  10. The odd-numbered posters should be explained by the presenters on 30 Sep. and the even-numbered posters on 1 Oct. For the explanation, the presenters should be beside their posters during “core time” (announced later on the homepage). During the core time, the oral presentations will not be held in both days. The presenters can also choose their own presentation time any time during 9:00 to 16:00, on respective days (except 11:15-12:30, 30 Sep.). In this case, the presenters should post a message card with their own presentation time on their board (message cards will be prepared by the organizing committee).
  11. The register number of the oral and poster presentations will be informed to the participants from the organizing committee after the application will be finished.
  12. No photography is allowed for both the oral and poster presentations. It is recommended that the poster presenter has a number of copies of the poster to distribute to interested participants.
Application for participation
If you are a foreign student in Japan, your host researcher should register your participation using your name (in your place) via an internet registration system for ISJ meeting (in Japanese). When your host researcher registers on your behalf, please remember to describe the name of the host researcher in the remarks column of the registration system. Otherwise, please send the application form(click for download) to the representative of the organizing committee (Yuji Sawara; isj-nenkai2011@bunken.co.jp) by e-mail for the application.
*Deadline of application for participation and presentation: 13 July 2011.
*Deadline of application for participation only: 17 August 2011.
(Deadlines are the same as those for Japanese participants)

The participants who wish to present their studies must send English abstract also to the organizing committee. If you are a foreign student in Japan, your host researcher should send it in your place via the internet registration system. Otherwise, please send it by e-mail (isj-nenkai2011@bunken.co.jp) by yourself. In both cases, the abstract must be send when you apply for participation (deadline is 13 July 2011). The English abstract will be included in the 2011 Annual Meeting Abstracts (in Japanese), which can be downloaded from ISJ member homepage during 16 Sep. -2 Oct. When preparing the English abstract, please follow to the style shown below:

  1. When the presentation includes two or more authors, the presenter should be marked by the asterisk and the names of the authors should be jointed by "and";
  2. The name of author should be followed by the name of the institution in the parentheses;
  3. The space by a single line should be inserted between the title and name of the author and between the name of the author and sentences, respectively;
  4. The following tags should be used:
        a. italic: <I>character</I>
        b. superscript: <SUP>character</SUP>
        c. subscript: <SUB>character</SUB>
  5. The abstract, including the title and name of the author (and institution) should include 1504 characters (please note not "words") (94 characters by 16 lines). Please note the spaces between the title and name of the author (and institution), between the name of the author (and institution) and sentences, and between the words are counted as the number of characters.
Eggs and larvae of <i>Lophonectes gallus</i> (Bothidae) from southeastern Australia
Shinichi TOMIYAMA and *Atsushi FUKUI (Tokai Univ.)
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Conference fee: ¥3,500 per person (¥2,000 for student)
Abstracts (in Japanese): ¥2,000 per copy
Conference Dinner: ¥6,000 per person (¥4,000 for student)

*Please pay the costs directly to the reception desk on 30 September 2011.
*On-site conference fee: ¥4,500 per person (¥3,000 for student)
*Conference dinner is available only for those who have applied in advance.
*If you are recognized as a victim of the Great East Japan Earthquake by the board of ISJ, the conference fee will not be charged. For details, contact the representative of the organizing committee by e-mail (isj-nenkai2011@bunken.co.jp).
One symposium entitled “Behavioral ecology of fishes: recent studies and future perspective” will be held on 2 October.
If you have any questions, please contact the representative of the organizing committee by e-mail.
Yuji Sawara (isj-nenkai2011@bunken.co.jp)
Division of Environmental Biology
Department of Bioproduction
Hirosaki University
3 Bunkyo-cho, Hirosaki, Aomori 036-8560, JAPAN
Application form

Please select one by deleting the other(s) in each inquiry

Presentation:             Yes  /  No 
Poster  /  Oral (PowerPoint  /  PDF file)

Field of presentation (please select one category):
a) taxonomy; b) phylogeny; c) distribution, ichthyofauna; d) morphology; e) ecology; f) behavior; g) molecular genetics, molecular analysis; h) egg, larva; i) physiology, histology; j) conservation biology; k) others 

Abstracts (in Japanese):
not purchase  /  purchase (for [  ] copies) (please fill number in bracket)

Conference Dinner:
not join  /  join  (Accompanying person:  none  /  present  (n=  ) (please fill number of persons)

Name of accompanying person:
Moving images

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