9th Strategic Conference of Fish Investigators (SCZI)

National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan
February 4 - 8, 2020

Principal investigators are invited to attend the 9th Strategic Conference of Fish Investigators, hosted by the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS). The conference will be held February 4-8 at the National Taiwan University in Taipei. The meeting attendance is limited to 200 in order to enable meaningful discussions.

This conference is geared towards zebrafish and medaka principal investigators while welcoming researchers working on other fish models including but not limited to sticklebacks, cavefish, goldfish, and killifish. Plenary sessions will highlight cutting-edge research and technological advances, and there will be numerous concurrent sessions and workshops.


 Important Dates

  • Early September: Abstract submission portal opens
  • September 13, 2019: Low-Income Economy Travel Grant Applications Due
  • October 31, 2019: General Travel Grant Applications Due
  • December 20, 2019: Hotel reservation Deadline

Abstracts

As of August 2019, IZFS has moved to a new database system. Because of this, all users will have to create an account (username and password). If you've had an account with IZFS in the past, please use the email address you previously had on file, when creating your new account. If you have any questions, please contact info@izfs.org or +1 (414) 918-9835.


In September 2019, the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS) moved to a new database platform. This will require all abstract submitters to create a new account. If you haven’t already created a new account, please select “I do not already have an account on the IZFS website” and enter the email address you previously had on file, during abstract submission or registration.  If your email address has changed, please contact IZFS at info@izfs.org or +1 (414) 918-9835 to change your email address on file.


Registration

Register by November 15, 2019 to receive the early-bird rate. IZFS members also receive a discounted rate.

Rates  By November 15  November 16 and after
Nonmember $875 $1155
Member  $695  $975

Registration includes lunch on February 5, 6, and 7 and dinner on February 4, 5, and 7. Coffee will also be provided during coffee breaks and light snacks during poster sessions.


In September 2019, the International Zebrafish Society (IZFS) moved to a new database platform. This will require all meeting registrants to create a new account. If you haven’t already created a new account, please select “I do not have an account on the IZFS website” and enter the email address you previously had on file, during abstract submission or registration.  If your email address has changed, please contact IZFS at info@izfs.org or +1 (414) 918-9835 to change your email address on file.

To register by paper, please download PDF registration form here and email to adouan@izfs.org or fax to +1 414 276 3349.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
Cancellations of meeting registrations are subject to a $100 cancellation and processing fee. All cancellations and refund requests must be in writing and sent to info@izfs.org by January 6, 2020. Cancellations after January 6, 2020 and now shows will not be refunded. If you have any questions, please contact the IZFS Office at (414) 918-9835 or info@izfs.org.


Hotel Accommodations

Two hotel room blocks at two hotels have been reserved for conference attendees. All rooms are first-come, first served, and requests must be submitted to the hotel by Friday, December 20, 2019. The room rate is not guaranteed after Friday December 20, 2019.

Howard Civil Service International House

No.30, Sec. 3, Sinsheng S. Rd., Da’an District, Taipei, Taiwan
Travel information: Exit MRT Taipower Building Station Exit 2, take a left turn and then walk along Sinhai Road for about 10 - 15 minutes to reach the intersection of Sinhai Road and Sinsheng S. Road, take a left turn to arrive at Howard Civil Service International House.

  • Standard Single (one single bed): NT$ 1,950 per night
    Includes one breakfast and complimentary wireless broadband Internet access
Reserve

To book under the IZFS room block at the Howard Civil Service International House, fill out the housing request form linked here and fax to +886-2-7712-2333 or email rv-ih@howard-hotels.com.tw.

Just Sleep @ National Taiwan University (NTU)

No.83, Sec,4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Travel Information: Exit MRT Gongguan Station Exit 2, walk to the left for approximately 2 minutes to reach the hotel.

  • King Bed: NT$ 2,900
    Includes one daily buffet breakfast complimentary wireless broadband Internet access
  • Twin Bed: NT$ 3,200
    Includes two daily buffet breakfast complimentary wireless broadband Internet access
  • King Bed:NT$ 3,200
    Includes two daily buffet breakfast and complimentary wireless broadband Internet access
Reserve

To book under the IZFS room block at Just Sleep @ NTU, fill out the housing request form linked here and fax to the attention of Ms. Kate Ma at +886-2-7735-5000 or email to the attention of Ms. Kate Ma at rsvn@justsleep.com.tw.


Traveling to Taiwan

The Tourism Bureau, Republic of China (Taiwan) is a helpful website that has information regarding traveling and visiting Taiwan. Visit them here.

Visit here for Useful Travel Tips for Taiwan.

Transportation

For more information on transportation to the National Taiwan University visit http://oia.ntu.edu.tw/study-at-ntu/why-study-at-ntu/campus-life/transportation-information.

Airport transportation: www.taoyuan-airport.com/english/transportation
NTU Online Map: www.ntu.edu.tw/english/about/location.html

Most international flights land at Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). The journey from Taoyuan International Airport to central Taipei is about 40 kilometers. Visit the Taiwan Taoyuan International (TPE) website to book transportation.

From

Option

Route

Time (estimate)

Fare (estimate)

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Taxi

Taxis operating by shifts are located at the west side of Terminal 1's and 2's Arrivals Lobby

1h

TWD 1,300

  Bus → Taxi

Take bus (Kuo-kuang Line 1819 or CitiAir Bus 1961) directed to Taipei Main Station (臺北車站), and then take a taxi

1h30

TWD 350

  Bus  → MRT

Take bus (Kuo-kuang Line 1819 or CitiAir Bus 1961) directed to Taipei Main Station (臺北車站), and transfer to MRT Xindian Line (新店線), get off at Gongguan station (公館站)

1h30

TWD 220

Airport MRT → MRT

Take Taoyuan Airport MRT to Taipei Main station (臺北車站), and then take MRT Songshan-Xindian Line (松山新店線) to Gongguan Station (公館站) 

1h15

TWD 200


Travel Grants

To further assist our research community, IZFS will award additional travel grants. If you would like to apply for a general travel grant, please fill out the travel grant form linked here and send to Anna Douangphachanh, IZFS Meetings, Membership and Administrative Manager, at adouan@izfs.org by Thursday, October 31, 2019.
 

General Travel Grant Deadline and TimelineApplication
Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Applicants notified: January 2020
Please note that abstracts are accepted until October, 31, 2019 and IZFS will begin accepting abstract submissions in late August/early September. Award grantees are given their grant after the February 4-8, 2020 meeting


Sponsor or Exhibit

Sponsor

If you are interested or know an organization interested in being a conference sponsor or exhibitor, please download our sponsor and exhibit information here.

Opportunities include conference bag sponsorship , poster reception sponsorship and more!

We would love to hear from you. Please contact Nichole Nikolic, IZFS Executive Director, at nnikolic@izfs.org if you have any questions or would like to become a sponsor.

Exhibit

Reserve a display table in the exhibit hall for $3,000. To reserve a display table, please contact Anna Douangphachanh, IZFS Meetings, Membership and Administrative Manager at adouan@izfs.org.

Advertise

NEW! All presentations and abstracts will be available to meeting participants on a mobile application.

Mobile Application Advertisement Options

Large Advertisement - Main Page $750
Banner Advertisement - Main Page $500
Banner Advertisement - Secondary Page $300

Program

IZFS will share more program information once finalized. Please check back for updates. The meeting will begin on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:00 pm with a welcome reception, followed by a keynote address and plenary session. The meeting will end on Saturday, February 8 at 11:00 am with a community session and closing ceremony.

Keynote Speakers

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, PhD
Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

Jie Qiao, MD, PhD
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Director of Peking University Third Hospital

Shigeru Kuratani, PhD
RIKEN Brain Science Institute


Tuesday, February 4

 

18:00–20:00

Welcome Reception

20:00–21:00

Keynote Address:  Shigeru Kuratani, RIKEN Brain Science Institute

21:00 – 22:00

Plenary Session 1 (4 talks)

   

Wednesday, February 5

 

8:30 – 10:15

Plenary Session 2 (7 talks)

10:15–11:15

Break and Visit Exhibits

11:15-12:15

Workshops 1 (Concurrent)

   

12:15-13:45

Lunch

13:45-14:45

Community Session 1 (Regional)

14:45-15:45

Break and Visit Exhibits

15:45-17:30

Concurrent Sessions 1 (8x3 talks)

   

18:00-19:00

Dinner

19:30-22:00

Poster Session 1 and Visit Exhibits

   

Thursday, February 6

 

8:30 – 10:15

Plenary Session 3 (7 talks)

10:15–11:15

Break and Visit Exhibits

11:15-12:15

Workshops 2 (Concurrent)

   

12:15-13:45

Lunch and Education Workshop

13:45-14:45

Community Session 2

14:45-15:45

Break and Visit Exhibits

15:45-17:30

Concurrent Sessions 2 (8x3 talks)

   

18:00-19:00

Dinner (not provided)

19:30-22:00

Poster Session 2 and Visit Exhibits

   

Friday, February 7

 

8:30 – 10:15

Plenary Session 4 (7 talks)

10:15–11:15

Break and Visit Exhibits

11:15-12:15

Workshops 3 (Concurrent)

   

12:15-13:45

Lunch

13:45-14:45

Concurrent Sessions 2 (4x3 talks)

14:45-15:30

Break and Visit Exhibits

15:30-17:30

Nobel Lecture: Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, PhD, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

   

18:00-22:00

Dinner & Closing Reception

   

Saturday, February 8

 

9:00-9:40

Community Session 3

9:40-10:00

Closing Ceremony

10:00-18:00

Optional tour to the vicinity of Taipei


Meeting Organizers

Bon-chu Chung, Academia Sinica
Jeff Lee, National Taiwan University
Didier Stainier, Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research 

Planning Commitee

Jeroen Bakkers
Shawn Burgess
Elisabeth Busch-Nentwich
Filippo Del Bene
Suresh Jesuthasan
Feng Liu
Florence Marlow
Ichiro Masai
Anming Meng
Stefan Schulte-Merker
Elke Ober
Victoria Prince
Kirsten Sadler
Thomas Schilling
Joseph Yost

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