2016 ISJ Meeting, Gifu, Japan, 23-26 September 2016
The 49th annual meeting of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) will be held at Gifu University (http://www.gifu-u.ac.jp/access/) in Gifu, Japan from 23 to 26 September 2016.
Meeting of the board of editors   23 Sept. (Fri.) (12: 00 - 14: 30)
Meeting of trustees 23 Sept. (Fri.) (15: 00 - 17: 00)
Presentation 24 Sept. (Sat.) - 25 Sept. (Sun.)
Mixer  24 Sept. (Sat.) (18: 30 - 20: 30)
Symposium 26 Sept. (Mon.) (9: 00 - 17: 00)
  1. The speaker must be an individual member (regular, student, foreign and sustaining) of ISJ, having paid a membership fee of the current year.
  2. The presenters can choose the oral or poster presentations.
  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 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 or USB flash memory including the data of PowerPoint/PDF file (others, such as CD-RW and MO disk are not available) to the Reception Desk of ISJ Meeting between 13 and 17 o’clock, 23 Sept. (otherwise, in afternoon of 24 Sept., who will present in morning of 25 Sept.; in morning of 25 Sept., who will present in afternoon of 25 Sept.). The file name of PowerPoint/PDF should be: “Register number of presentation” plus (connected by hyphen) “name of presenter” plus “.pptx”, “.ppt”, or “.pdf” (e.g., 085-Koya.pptx, 085- Koya.ppt, or 085- Koya.pdf).
  7. The poster size for poster presentation should be smaller than 90 cm (width) by 160 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 24 Sept. and posted for two days (24-25 Sept.).
  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 24 Sept. and the even-numbered posters on 25 Sept. For the explanation, the presenters should be beside their posters during “core time” (13:30-14:30 on respective days). During the core time, the oral presentations will not be held in both times. The presenters can also choose their own presentation time at any time during 9:00 to 16:00 (except 11:15-12:30, 24 Sept.). 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.
Application for participation
If you are a foreign student in Japan and can log in to “My Page” (in Japanese) as an individual member of ISJ, your supervisor should register your participation using your name (in your place) via an internet registration system for ISJ meeting (in Japanese). When your supervisor registers on your behalf, please remember to describe the name of the supervisor in the remarks column of the registration system. Otherwise (foreign member), please send the application form(click for download) to the representative of the organizing committee (Prof. Yasunori Koya; isj-nenkai2016@bunken.co.jp) by e-mail for application.
*Deadline of application for participation and presentation: July 21, 2016, 17:00 (JST, GMT+9:00).
*Deadline of application for participation only: August 22, 2016, 17:00 (JST, GMT +9:00).
(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 (an individual member of ISJ), your supervisor should send it in your place via the internet registration system. Otherwise (foreign member), please send it by e-mail (isj-nenkai2016@bunken.co.jp) by yourself. In both cases, the abstract must be send when you apply for participation (deadline is 21 July 2016). The English abstract will be included in the 2016 Annual Meeting Abstracts (in Japanese), which can be downloaded from ISJ member homepage in late August. 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.
  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.
Illegal release of largemouth bass <i>Micropterus salmoides</i> into the Lake Kinkazan
*Yasunori KOYA and Takahiko MUKAI (Gifu University)
<Main text of abstract> Main text main text. Main text main text main text main text main text main text main text. Main text main text main text main text main text main text.
Fees (for foreign participants)
Conference fee: ¥ 3,500 per person (¥ 2,000 for student)
Abstracts (in Japanese): ¥ 2,000 per copy
Mixer: ¥ 6,000 per person (¥ 5,000 for student)

*Please pay the fees directly to the reception desk on 24 September 2016.
*On-site conference fee: ¥ 4,500 per person (¥ 3,000 for student)
*Conference dinner is available only for those who have applied in advance.


Single symposium entitled “Theory and practice of sustainable lotic ecosystem conservation in ecology of bitterling fishes (Cyprinidae, Acheilognathinae) and freshwater mussels (Unionidae)” will be held on 26 September.


An excursion, a cruise on an excursion ship for watching the Ukai (traditional cormorant fishing) at the Nagaragawa River, will be held at the evening of 25 September.
For details of the Ukai, please see http://www.gifucvb.or.jp/en/01_sightseeing/01_01.html
Cruising fee: ¥ 2,500 per person (without meals and drinks)
Bento boxed meals (optional): ¥ 1,500

If you have any questions, please contact the representative of the organizing committee by e-mail.
Prof. Yasunori Koya (isj-nenkai2016@bunken.co.jp)
Faculty of Education, Gifu University
1-1 Yanagido, Gifu City 501-1193, JAPAN
Application form
Membership number:

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

Do not join / join (Accompanying person: none / present (n= ) (please fill number of persons)
Name of accompanying person:

Do not join / join (Accompanying person: none / present (n= ) (please fill number of persons)
Name of accompanying person:
Bento boxed meals : Do not purchase / purchase
Moving images
Now in preparation

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