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6th MSF - Registration

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  • Thursday, 5 November 2015 (6:00 PM - 9:00 PM)
    Welcome Reception
    Meeting Hotel, Magnolia Room

  • Friday, 6 November 2015 (8:00 AM - 6:30 PM)
    The 6th Multidisciplinary Science Forum (MSF)
    Medical Education Building, Lecture Hall 1222
    4610 X Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

  • Friday, 6 November 2015 (6:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
    Evening Banquet & Taiko Drumming
    Meeting Hotel, Ballroom
  • Saturday, 7 November 2015 (8:00 - 11:00 AM)
    General Assembly (GA) of the US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association. Attendance is mandatory for all members who received financial support to attend the MSF.
    Meeting Hotel, Ballroom
    Update 3 November 2015: Download the the agenda here.
  • Courtyard Marriott, Sacramento (Web)
    Address: 4422 Y Street, Sacramento, CA 95817
    Phone: 916-455-6800
  • Sacramento International Airport (SMF)
  • Approx. 15 miles from the hotel.
  • Please use Supershuttle to transfer to and from the airport.
The JSPS Washington Office
Executive Committee, US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association

A preliminary program will be available shortly.

Presentation Options for the MSF:
There are two options for Alumni Association members to present their research, a talk or a poster. To sign up, review the information below and submit the provided form. Submission deadline is October 1st, 2015. The withdrawal deadline is October 15th, 2015.
  • Poster
    • The abstract submission for posters is *** CLOSED ***
    • Posters (maximally 20) should be no larger than 3 x 3.5 ft
  • Talk
    • The abstract submission for talks is *** CLOSED ***
    • 15 min (includes the presentation and question time)
    • Applications for a Talk are competitive, since there is simply not enough room in the schedule to accommodate all requests. The exact number and who will be given the opportunity to present data in the form of a Talk will be decided by the MSF organizers. Abstracts not selected for a Talk are automatically moved to poster presentation
Note: Notification of acceptance will be sent after the abstracts have been evaluated by the each Scientific Group representative. The presentation of research findings is encouraged. Attendees preferring not to present their data may register as "Non-Presenter", which voids their ability to receive travel support; hotel accommodation support remains possible.

Distinguished Speaker Nomination:

Alumni wishing to nominate a distinguished US speaker should submit an Invited Speaker Nomination Form. More detail on the nomination process and the form itself can be downloaded here.
Deadline to nominate a US speaker: July 31st, 2015.

Note: Due to budgetary limitations, it is no longer possible to nominate a Japanese speaker.

For regular members the registration deadline has been extended to October 1, 2015 in order to qualify for financial travel support.  Note that we have limited travel funds and the status of available travel funds is listed here.

For students, all available funds to support student travel and hotel have been claimed.  We can no longer support any travel for students. Students may still register and attend the MSF, however they will have to support their own travel finances.

Please contact Tim Devarenne for further questions.

Step 1: Fill out the Online Registration Form.  *** REGISTRATION IS CLOSED ***
(Required for all attendees)

Step 2: Pay the Registration Fee (using the PayPal button below).
To participate in the 6th MSF please select "Regular Registration" below and click on the "Pay Now" button. Regular registration is $50; students pay $25. Registration covers the following:
  • Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • Based on availability: Travel support
    • $100 for regular members (presenters only)
    • full support for students (presenters only)
  • Access to all MSF sessions
  • Welcome Reception, Evening November 5th
  • MSF Banquet Dinner: Evening, November 6th
  • Coffee breaks
Travel and Accommodation Arrangements:
All registered participants need to arrange for their own travel as quickly as possible to secure the lowest possible ticket prices. Travel support is available on a need-basis as outlined in the registration form at $100 for up to 30 Alumni Association members in good standing (i.e., dues have been paid). Students receive full travel support (up to a maximum of 10 students).

All participants are offered to have their hotel accommodations covered by the JSPS Washington Office, but acceptance of this support is optional; attendees may choose to pay for their hotel expenses if they wish to do so.  Detailed information related to travel and accommodations is available here.

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