The 2022 (56th) ISJ meeting, Osaka, Japan, 17–20 September 2022
The 2022 (56th) Annual Meeting of the Ichthyological Society of Japan (ISJ) will be held as an on-site/remote hybrid meeting on the Sugimoto Campus of Osaka Metropolitan University, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, from 17–20 September, 2022.
Editorial Board meeting 17 Sept. (Sat.) (12:00–14:30)
Meeting of representatives 17 Sept. (Sat.) (15:00–17:00)
General membership meeting and award lectures 18 Sept. (Sun.) (11:00–12:30)
Nature Conservation Committee meeting 19 Sept. (Mon.) (12:30–13:30)
Presentations 18 Sept. (Sun.)–19 Sept. (Mon.)
Banquet 18 Sept. (Sun.) (18:30–20:30)
Symposium 20 Sept. (Mon.) (9:00–17:00)

The venue: Sugimoto Campus, Osaka Metropolitan University
10 min. walk from Sugimoto-cho Station (JR Hanwa Line)
20 min. walk from Abiko Station (Osaka Metro Midosuji Line)
https://www.omu.ac.jp/about/campus/sugimoto/ (Building No. 18-1, 18-2, 20)

Banquet: Miyako City Osaka Tennoji
Nearby Tennoji Station (JR, Osaka Metro, Kintetsu)

  1. The presenter must be an individual member (regular, student, foreign or sustaining) of ISJ, having paid a membership fee for the 2022 fiscal year (i.e., from 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023) for the new ISJ as a general incorporated association.
  2. On-site participants may apply for either an oral or a poster presentation, whereas online participants may apply only for a poster presentation.
  3. The oral presenters have 15 minutes in total (including ca. three minutes for the question and answer session) for their presentation. The presenters can use either a PowerPoint or PDF file. Movies are conditionally acceptable with PowerPoint. The oral presentations will also be available to online participants via ZOOM.
  4. The oral presenters cannot use their personal computers—the computers (Win & Mac) prepared by the organizing committee must be used. The oral presenters must operate PowerPoint or Acrobat by themselves—the organizing committee does not operate them.
  5. The oral presenters must copy the data from their PowerPoint/PDF file onto the computers in the venue using a USB flash memory drive or similar device. The file name of PowerPoint/PDF should be: “Register number of presentation” and “presenter’s name” connected by a hyphen, followed by the file extension (e.g., 012-Toyotomi.pptx, 012-Toyotomi.ppt or 012-Toyotomi.pdf).
  6. The size of on-site posters should not exceed 90 cm in width and 210 cm in height. Thumbtacks and other fixtures will be prepared by the organizing committee. The posters should be set up in the designated space during the forenoon of 18 September and presented for two days (18–19 September). The title and the author’s name and affiliation should be clearly displayed in the uppermost portion of the poster.
  7. The electronic version of the on-site posters will be also presented online for one month to facilitate discussion.
  8. The odd-numbered and even-numbered on-site posters should be attended by the presenters on 18 and 19 September, respectively, during the “core time” (13:30–14:30). The oral session will not be held during this period.
  9. For the online-only posters, there is neither a size limitation nor designated “core time.” Presenters are advised to announce their preferred core time.
  10. The registered number of presentations will be communicated to the participants by the organizing committee after the application deadline has passed.
  11. No photography, recording, or copying of the presentations is allowed.
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 the 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, please send the application form (click here for download) to the representative of the organizing committee (Dr. Satoshi Awata; isj-nenkai2022@fish-isj.jp) by e-mail.
Deadline for application for participation and presentation: 26 July 2022, 17:00 (JST, GMT+9:00).
Deadline for application for participation only: 23 August 2022, 17:00 (JST, GMT+9:00).
(Deadlines are the same as those for Japanese participants)
Participants who wish to present their studies must send an English abstract to the organizing committee. If you are a foreign student in Japan (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 to (isj-nenkai2022@fish-isj.jp). In either case, the abstract must be sent upon application for participation, for which the deadline is 26 July 2022. The English abstract will be included in the 2022 Annual Meeting Abstracts (in Japanese with English titles and authors’ names), which can be downloaded from the ISJ member homepage from mid-September. The style of the English abstract should be in accordance with the following:
  1. If the presentation includes two or more authors, the presenter should be marked by an asterisk.
  2. The author’s name should be followed by their affiliation in parentheses.
  3. The title, the author’s name and affiliation, and the main text should be provided on separate lines, with a single empty line in between.
  4. The following tags are available:
    a. italic: <I>character</I>
    b. superscript: <SUP>character</SUP>
    c. subscript: <SUB>character</SUB>
  5. The character limit of the abstract, including the title and the author names and affiliations is 1504 (i.e., 94 characters by 16 lines). Please note that the empty lines are included in the character counts.

A new species of the coelacanth genus <i> Latimeria </i> from Osaka Bay, Japan.
*Doton Yasui (Dotonbori Aquarium) and Hideyoshi Toyotomi (Osaka Castle Univ.)
In recent years, many new species of fish have been discovered around the world. An undiscribed species of the coelacanth genus Latimeria was captured by hook-and-line from Osaka Bay, Japan.

Conference fees for foreign participants (on-site or online): ¥3,500 per person (¥1,500 for students)
Abstracts (in Japanese): ¥2,000 per copy
Banquet: ¥8,000 per person (Miyako City Osaka Tennoji)

*On-site participation without registration: ¥4,500 per person (¥2,500 for students)
*Banquet can be joined by only those who have applied in advance.

The fees for on-site participation should be paid directly to the reception desk on 18 September.
The fees for online participation should be remitted to the ISJ’s account (provided upon inquiry) before 5 August (for presenters) or 2 September (for non-presenters).

A symposium entitled “What genomics research can tell us about the diversity among fish: integrative natural history research and future perspectives” will be held on 20 September.

A symposium entitled “What genomics research can tell us about the diversity among fish: integrative natural history research and future perspectives” will be held on 20 September.
If you have any questions, please contact the representative of the organizing committee by e-mail.
Dr. Satoshi Awata (isj-nenkai2022@fish-isj.jp)
Laboratory of Animal Sociology, Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science, Osaka Metropolitan University
3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi, Osaka 558-8585, Japan

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