第59回日本生体医工学会大会
合同開催:The 11th Asian Pacific Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering (APCMBE2020)

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General Information

Title of the MeetingThe 59th Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Medical and Biological Engineering
ThemeGlobal Development of Medical and Biological Engineering
DatesMay 25th (Mon.) – 27th (Wed.), 2020
VenueOkayama Convention Center, Okayama, Japan
14-1 Ekimotomachi, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-0024, Japan
Tel: 086-214-1000 (+81-86-214-1000)
ChairKeiji Naruse M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Cardiovascular Physiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan
Organizing Committee OfficeDepartment of Cardiovascular Physiology,
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University
2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-8558, Japan
Conference Secretariatc/o Med. Inc.
1075-3, Matsushima, Kurashiki, Okayama 701-0114, Japan
E-mail: jsmbe2020@med-gakkai.org

Call for Abstracts

JSMBE calls for abstracts for only poster presentation of general sessions (GS) in the 59th annual meeting. At this time, we do not call for abstracts for symposiums (SY) and organized sessions (OG). Presenters of these sessions have been already appointed.

Important Dates

  • Submission opening: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
  • Notification to submitters: Thursday, March 5, 2020

Presentation Language

Please go to the on-line abstract entry system”UMIN” and select your language, Japanese or English.

  • If you select Japanese, please fill-in all information.
  • If you select English, please fill-in English field only and skip the Japanese field.

1. Applicant Eligibility

Researchers in biomedical fields are eligible for the annual conference of JSMBE.
JSMBE expects that the first author will become a JSMBE member.
If you apply Young Investigator’s Award session, we request you to become a member.

2. Abstract and Proceeding

You have two options to submit your paper as follows;
①submit an abstract and a proceeding.
②submit only an abstract.

JSMBE recommend ①“submit an abstract and a proceeding”. Both the abstract and the proceeding can upload in the on-line abstract entry system at the same time. Your abstract and proceeding will be published in the online JSMBE journal after the conference.

2.1 Abstract preparation

All applicants are required to submit an abstract in English.
Japanese abstract is an optional for Japanese presenters.

JapaneseWithin 600 Japanese characters
EnglishWithin 150 words or within 1200 characters
Figures and tables are not acceptable.

※Detail instruction is shown in the on-line abstract entry system.

2.2 Proceeding Preparation

Our society requests applicants, who have more than master’s degrees, to submit the proceedings in English due to disseminate their research to the world.

It is optional to submit a proceeding manuscript, but JSMBE recommends all applicants to submit it. However if you are concerned about multiple submissions, you may submit only an abstract.

Proceeding is up to two pages with A4 size document.
Proceeding form in Word file is available as follows:

3. Instruction for abstract submission

3.1 Copyright transfer

JSMBE requires that authors/ copyright owners assign copyright to JSMBE in order to publish an abstract and a proceeding. The copyright transfer agreement has been done by checking the “Agreement copyright button” in the on-line abstract entry system.
※The copyright transfer agreement is required not only for the proceeding submission but also the abstract submission

3.2 Conflict of Interest

JSMBE is providing the Guidelines Regarding Conflicts of Interest for the appropriate management of conflicts of interest (COI) resulting from involvement in collaborations between industry and academia.

Thus, anyone who plans to present at congresses or meetings of JSMBE is requested to disclose any COI with companies and associations related to the presentation/lecture scheduled at the abstract submission and at the presentation.

At abstract submission, if there is any COI to disclose in the first presenter and co-presenters, the first presenter needs to check the corresponding mark and disclose the COI information in the online abstract entry system. Also the first presenter is required to disclose any COI at the presentation in the conference.

If there is no COI to disclose, the first presenter can check the “Nothing to disclose” button and doesn’t need to disclose at the presentation.

3.3 Human subjects and ethical considerations

JSMBE requires the certification that any research of the presentation has been approved by your Institutional Review Board on human research and on animal experiment.

If applicable, you are required to disclose whether the research received an approval from the presenter’s institutional ethics review board in the on-line abstract entry system.

If a research of the presentation that requires the approval by your Institutional Review Board has not been approved yet, the presentation might be rejected.

4. Young Investigator’s Award

JSMBE nominates six researchers to make a presentation at the Young Investigator’s Award Session on May 26. We present Young Investigator’s Award to four young researchers who have achieved high-quality research with noteworthy and original finding in biomedical engineering fields.

4-1 Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the YIA:

1)  The first author must be younger than 40 years old in a medical field or younger than 35 years old in an engineering field.
The researchers in a medical field include persons who have medical license (e.g., doctor, dentist, pharmacist, nurse, and clinical engineer, etc.) and/or who are engaged in medical/clinical/biological researches. The researchers in an engineering field include persons who engage in physics/chemistry/computer science/engineering researches, etc.
2)  Prize winners require becoming a member of JSMBE.
* You can obtain membership of JSMBE at the registration desk of the 59th JSMBE 2020.
4.2 Instruction to apply for YIA

Applicants who should be the first author can easily complete the application for the YIA by;

1)  Going to “Submission to General Session” in “Call for Paper” page in the 59th JSMBE and checking the box of “YIA submission”.
2)  Uploading the completed application form on the following link.
The application form includes the noteworthy, exploratory and original findings up to 200 words and the comments of your supervisor or signatures of co-presenters.

※Detail instruction is shown in the website:
https://sites.google.com/view/jsmbe-yia2020/

5. Abstract submission to general sessions

In the general session, the submitted papers are assigned in the poster presentation only. At the first, presentersselect the first and second choice of the research field according to the categories of the general session, and go to the on-line abstract entry system.

Categories of the general session (left-click to open in an additional window)

6. Abstract & Proceeding Submission

Both the abstract and the proceeding can upload in the on-line abstract entry system at the same time.

Encrypted Communication (Recommended)
Submission Revision & Confirmation
Unencrypted Communication
Submission Revision & Confirmation

The on-line abstract entry system “UMIN” is developed for Japanese researchers and the explanation and direction are mostly in Japanese.

Please refer the following PDF instruction to submit the abstract and registration.
UMIN instruction (left-click to open in additional Window)

To make an inquiry about the abstract entry system, please contact the secretariat by Email:jsmbe59@med-gakkai.org

Access to the Venue

Okayama Convention Center
14-1 Ekimoto-machi, Kita-ku, Okayama 700-0024, Japan
http://www.mamakari.net/en/

About Okayama

Please access the following URL address.

Okayama Prefecture Official Tourism Guide

https://www.okayama-japan.jp/en/

Okayama City Travel Guide

https://okayama-kanko.net/sightseeing/en/