General Information

1st Announcement of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Masayoshi Maeshima, Chairperson of the 60th JSPP Annual Meeting Committee

To mark its 60th founding anniversary, the Japan Society of Plant Physiologists (JSPP) will host Japan-Taiwan Plant Biology (JTPB) 2019, a joint international conference, with the Taiwan Society of Plant Biologists (TSPB), and with the cooperation of the JSPP Steering Committee. The JTPB 2019 will be held in tandem with this year’s annual meeting, while one part is scheduled to be incorporated into this year’s annual meeting program. As in previous years, the meeting will be held over three days. Members of the meeting committee hope that as many members as possible will participate.

1. Date

March 13rd Wednesday, to March 15th, Friday, 2019

2. Venue
Higashiyama Campus, Nagoya University
1 Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
A few minutes walk from Nagoya Daigaku Subway Station (Meijo Line)
3. Meeting Schedule (planned)
[Day Before] March 12th (Tuesday)

PCP Editorial Board and Editors’ Meeting, Board of Delegates Meeting (evening), other meetings

[Day 1] March 13th (Wednesday)

General presentation (Oral and Poster), Symposia, Mixer (evening)

[Day 2] March 14th (Thursday)

General presentation (Oral), Symposia, Award ceremony and lectures (afternoon), Banquet (evening)

[Day 3] March 15th (Friday)

General presentation (Oral and Poster), Symposia co-organized with Japan-Taiwan Plant Biology 2019 (JTPB2019 Joint Symposia)

[JTPB2019] March 16th (Saturday)

Keynote Symposia, Gala Dinner (evening)

Meeting Schedule

Details of meeting schedule will be posted on the “Schedule” page later.

4. Applications for attendance and presentations
  • As previous years, all applications for attendance and presentations must be submitted online.
  • Deadlines are as follows.
    Applications for presentations, including abstracts in English: December 3rd, Monday, 2018
    Applications for attendance: mid February, 2019
    Details will be posted on the website later.
5. General presentations
  • Two types of presentations, oral and poster, will take place in the meeting.
  • Due to circumstances surrounding both Japan-Taiwan Plant Biology 2019 and the poster presentation venue, this year we will be accepting fewer (approximately half that of last year) presentation subjects than we have done in previous years. Where possible, we ask that you propose giving an oral presentation.
  • Please note that due to venue constraints, participants may be asked to change the type of presentation.
  • Projector will be available for oral presentations. Presenters who need assistance in operating the projector must arrange this for themselves.
  • Detailed information for projector use, poster sizes, etc., will be on the website later.
  • Language and format of abstract submission are to be determined. We will announce the website later.
6. Symposia
  • JSPP members are encouraged to submit proposals for symposia.
  • Symposia last for 3 hours and take place during the meeting either in morning or afternoon sessions.
  • The only device which may be used is a projector.
  • We actively encourage presenters to hold symposia in English in order to make the meeting more international. JSPP is planning to have funding available for supporting several symposia in English (up to ¥300,000 per symposium). For details, Please contact the Annual Meeting Committee Office ( if more information is required.
  • Proposals should be submitted by e-mail ( Please send an application file by August 31st, Friday, 2018, in accordance with the guidelines below.
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent out on receipt of the proposal. Please note that if no confirmation e-mail is received within a week, the proposal has not been entered into the system.
  • We are planning to limit the number of symposia to 12. Should the number of proposals exceed 12, the Annual Meeting Committee will select the best proposals. It is likely that symposia in English will be given priority. We encourage young researchers to submit innovative proposals.
  • Each participant can make one presentation throughout the meeting, whether it be in a symposium, a general oral presentation or a poster presentation. Please bear this in mind when selecting speakers.
  • Please note that we cannot pay travel expenses and gratuities to speakers (including non-member) except for travel expenses awarded to English symposia.
< Guidelines for submitting a symposium proposal >

Please submit the following, limiting the contents to one A4 page.

  1. Representative’s name (in case of multiple representatives, please specify a contact person), professional affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  2. Title (both Japanese and English), up to 30 characters (Japanese) or 120 characters including spaces (English)
  3. Language (Japanese or English)
  4. Main points of symposium, name of presenter(s), and presentation titles
  5. Please state whether or not you are requesting funding (English symposia only). If awarded, the organizer will be asked to contribute a short report to the Gakkai Tsushin Newsletter.
7. Satellite Meetings
  • Participants wishing to organize a satellite meeting should submit an application form by e-mail ( by August 31st, Friday, 2018, in accordance with the guidelines below.
  • Board of Delegates Meeting will be held in the evening of March 12nd, Tuesday. Please be considerate of Delegates among the participants of the satellite meeting.
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent out on receipt of the proposal. Please note that if no confirmation e-mail is received within a week, the proposal has not been entered into the system.
  • The Annual Meeting Committee will discuss the proposals and decide which of them will be accepted. Participants who submitted proposals will be informed of the committee’s decision by December 17th, Monday, 2018.
  • The Annual Meeting Committee will assist in securing a venue, arranging necessary devices, food and refreshments, but these must be undertaken by the organizers of the meeting.
< Guidelines for submitting a satellite meeting proposal >
  1. Name of representative or meeting organizer, professional affiliation, address, telephone number, and e-mail address
  2. Name of meeting
  3. Outline of the meeting (2–3 lines)
  4. Preferred time slot (evenings of either March 12nd or 13rd)
  5. Required devices (microphone, projector, etc.)
  6. Expected enrollment
  7. Requirements regarding refreshments
8. Award-giving Ceremony and Banquet

Award-giving Ceremony will take place on March 14th, Thursday, at the meeting venue (Higashiyama Campus, Nagoya University). Banquet will take place on the same day in the evening.

9. Abstracts

Abstracts will be available for all participants only in an electrical form. The printed program and venue maps will be sent to all JSPP members in advance as a form of Gakkai Tsushin.

10. Accommodation
  • The Annual Meeting Committee Office does not provide assistance with accommodation. Please make your own arrangements.
  • Reservations should be made as soon as possible. There are many hotels in Nagoya, but availability can be scarce if a number of events coincide.
11. Childcare

An on-site childcare will be available in Nagoya Annual Meeting. Application guidelines will be announced in due course.

12. Advertisements/Displays

We are looking for corporations and groups who may wish to place an advertisement in the abstract booklet or set up a display of devices/literature at the meeting venue. Some slots for luncheon seminars are available to enhance advertising reach for those putting up displays. Please visit the Annual Meeting website for details (in Japanese only).

13. Inquiries
The 60th Annual Meeting Committee Office
Email address:

All the contacts with the Annual Meeting Committee should be made by e-mail.

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