Abstract Submissions are now closed for the 17th IZFC. 

Key Dates

  • Submission deadline: May 2, 2022 at 8:00am CDT (find your local day/time)
  • You must be registered to submit an abstract for the 17th IZFC. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with instruction to activate your account on our conference platform Fourwaves. 

Important Information

  • Abstract submission is through the online system.
  • If you require special permissions or authorizations with regards to your abstract, they must be received prior to submission.
  • Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • If you submitted an abstract for an oral presentation and are not selected for an oral presentation you can chose to present as a poster.
  • Oral Presentations are encouraged to be in-person; however, if you will be presenting virtually, we will require a prerecorded presentation.
  • Poster presentations are encouraged to be in-person; however, posters will also be available virtually as well.


Please note the following criteria:

  • There is no fee to submit an abstract
  • All abstract submissions must be original research
  • Abstracts must be submitted and presented in English
  • You must be registered to submit an abstract for the 17th IZFC. After registering you will receive a confirmation email with instruction to activate your account on our conference platform Fourwaves.

Submission Format

Abstracts should adhere to the following format.

  • Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the online submission system by the given deadline of May 2nd.
  • A maximum of 2 abstracts can be submitted by a single individual.
  • Please submit an abstract for the following topics listed below, selecting a primary and secondary option.
  • A preferred presentation mode should be selected during the submission from the following options: Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation.
  • Once submitted, an abstract can be revised up until the Abstract Submission Deadline of May 2nd.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed on the basis of their scientific content and formatting. Accepted abstracts will be allocated to an oral or poster session, depending on the author's preference and the final meeting schedule.

You will be asked to list your session title, the name, and affiliation each co-author. However, all communications and notifications regarding abstract submissions will be sent only to the submitting author. One of the authors must be selected as the presenter.

You will also select if the presentation will be Oral or Poster. If you select Oral presentation and it is not chosen for an Oral presentation you will be asked if you would like to do a Poster.

The maximum word count is 300 words.

Upon submission you will be asked to select two categories which most closely relates to your abstract.  Then list which is the Primary and which is the Secondary.

  • Zebrafish: One-cell at a time (single cell)
  • Brain-Body Interactions (and metabolic disease)
  • Gene Regulation: Central Dogma / GRNs / Epigenetics
  • From embryonic pattern to form and function
  • Regeneration and Stem Cells
  • Zebrafish: From disease modeling to therapeutics
  • Sustainability
  • Brain & Behavior / Sensorimotor systems / Neurodevelopment
  • Cellular Mechanisms of Embryogenesis
  • Germ Cells, Gametogenesis, Sex Determination
  • Ecology & Evolution / Evo-devo / Comparative Biology
  • Ageing and Neurodegeneration
  • Cardiac, Craniofacial and Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Physiology and Metabolism
  • Cancer and Growth Control
  • Blood and Lymphatic Systems, Hematopoiesis, Vascular Biology
  • Infection and Immunity, Wound Healing
  • Glia & Myelination


Review Process

The IZFC Organizing Committee will review all abstracts following the submission deadline.

The Committee shall be directed to reject abstracts for the following causes:

  • Plagiarism Detected
  • Marketing
  • Subject not related to the field of Zebrafish Research
  • Does not meet basic submission requirements

Additional Questions

Presenting authors will be notified via e-mail of their abstract being selected as an oral presentation or poster presentation. If you have not received notification by the end of May, please email info@izfs.org.

If you have any questions please contact us at info@izfs.org.


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