2019 ISJ meeting, Kochi, Japan, 20-23 September 2019
The 52nd annual meeting of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) will be held at Kochi University (Asakura Campus) (http://www.kochi-u.ac.jp/english/index.html) in Kochi City, Kochi, Japan from 20 to 23 September 2019.
Meeting of the board of editors 20 Sept. (Fri.) (12:00-14:00)
Satellite symposium 20 Sept. (Fri.) (14:30-18:00)
Meeting of representatives 20 Sept. (Fri.) (15:00-17:00)
Presentation 21 Sept. (Sat.) - 22 Sept. (Sun.)
Mixer(The Crown Palais New Hankyu Kochi)   22 Sept. (Sun.) (18:30-20:30)
Symposium    23 (Mon.) (9:00-18:00)
  1. The speaker must be an individual member (regular, student, foreign and sustaining) of ISJ, having paid a membership fee of the 2019 fiscal year (from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2020) for the new ISJ as a general incorporated association.
  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. 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 to the Reception Desk of ISJ Meeting. 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., 012-Akebono.pptx, 012-Akebono.ppt, or 012-Akebono.pdf).
  7. The poster size for poster presentation should be smaller than 84 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 21 September and posted for two days (21-22 September).
  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 21 September and the even-numbered posters on 22 September 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 11:00-12:30, 21 September). 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, 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. Hiromitsu Endo; isj-nenkai2019@bunken.co.jp) by e-mail for application.
*Deadline of application for participation and presentation: 18 July 2019, 17:00 (JST, GMT+9:00).
*Deadline of application for participation only: 20 August 2019, 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-nenkai2019@bunken.co.jp) by yourself. In both cases, the abstract must be send when you apply for participation (deadline is 18 July 2019). The English abstract will be included in the 2019 Annual Meeting Abstracts (in Japanese with English titles and authors’ names), which can be downloaded from ISJ member homepage in middle of September. 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.

An undescribed species of the genus <i>Megachasma</i> (Lamniformes) ……
*Katsuo Asakura (Nankai Museum of Natural History) and Isaki Monobe (Nankai Aquarium)
An undescribed species of the lamniform shark genus <i>Megachasma</i> was captured by a set net at Tosashimizu City, Kochi on 1 April 2019 …….

Conference fee for foreign member: ¥4,000 per person (¥2,000 for student)
Abstracts (in Japanese): ¥2,000 per copy
Mixer: ¥6,000 per person

*Please pay the fees directly to the reception desk on 21 September 2019
*On-site conference fee: ¥5,000 per person (¥3,000 for student)
*Conference dinner is available only for those who have applied in advance.
Four symposia entitled below will be held on 20 (the first) and 23 (the rest) September.
  1. The kick-off symposium for ISJ Young Researchers Association - Toward the sustainable development of ISJ
  2. Significance of the Swedish Vega Collection: Japanese specimens from 140 years ago
    - a case study reviewing the past, present and future roles of specimens for taxonomic
    analysis: reconstructing the biodiversity of the past, conserving the environment of today, and preserving a record for research by future generations
  3. Conservation of wild medaka - basic and applicable studies -
  4. Adaptive evolution of fishes in the ancient lakes with reference to the creation of species diversity
Field Excursion

An excursion, two boat diving or two boat snorkeling at Kashiwa-jima, Otsuki Town, Kochi, will be held at the morning of 24 to evening of 25 September (stay one night at Kashiwa-jima).
Fee: two boat diving (incl. tanks and weight rental) ¥23,000 per person; two boat snorkeling (incl. mask, snorkel, and fins rental) ¥19,000 per person. Transportation expenses of bus and accommodation include in the fee. Fee of wet suit rental for snorkeling is ¥1,500 (reservation required and pay locally).
The maximum capacity is 20 people (put both together; first-come-first-served basis).


If you have any questions, please contact the representative of the organizing committee by e-mail.
Prof. Hiromitsu Endo (isj-nenkai2019@bunken.co.jp)
Laboratory of Marine Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Kochi University
2-5-1 Akebono-cho, Kochi City, Kochi, 780-8520 JAPAN

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