The 112th SRD Meeting will be held at Hokkaido University Sapporo Campus from 2nd to 5th September 2019. The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to this SRD Annual Meeting. Updated information of the 112th SRD meeting is available at

One open seminar: “A new topics of the roles of Male and Female” organized by Dr. Manabu Kawahara (2nd September), one education lecture “New perspective in the study on animal reproduction based on miRNA and exosome research (tentative)” by Dr. Takahiro Ochiya (3rd September), and three symposiums: “Young scientists on the desk” organized by Dr. Satoshi Tsukamoto (3rd September), “Regulation of female reproductive functions by male factor” organized by Dr. Seiji Katagiri (4th September), and “A new horizon for epigenetic control - from environmental factors to artificial control -”organized by Dr. Shuntaro Ikeda and Dr. Takuro Horii (5th September).

  1. Date
  2. Venue
  3. President
  4. Contact
  5. Registration Fee
  6. Welcome reception
  7. Abstract submission
  8. Presentation Methods
  9. Application qualification for award competition
  10. Access to the venue
  11. Day nursery
  12. Cloak
  13. Wi-fi service
  14. Smoking area
  15. Other

The 112th SRD Meeting

  • 1. Date
  • 2nd September 2019 (Monday) Directors' meeting, four committees
    Open seminar for citizens (A new topics of the roles of male and female)
    3rd September 2019 (Tuesday) Oral competitive presentations
    Councilors' meeting
    Luncheon seminar
    Education lecture (New perspective in the study on animal reproduction based on miRNA and exosome research)
    Luncheon seminar
    Regular oral presentations
    Young scientist-organized planning symposium (Young scientists on the desk)
    4th September 2019 (Wednesday) Regular oral presentations
    Poster presentations (even number)
    Symposium (Regulation of female reproductive functions by male factor)
    Luncheon seminar
    General meeting (including Ceremony for SRD outstanding presentation awards)
    Lectures by SRD awardees
    Welcome reception (University restaurant)
    5th September 2019 (Thursday) Regular oral presentations
    Poster presentations (odd number)
    Symposium (A new horizon for epigenetic control-from environmental factors to artificial control-)
    One committee

  • 2. Venue
  • Hokkaido University-Sapporo Campus
    Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education
    Kita 17 Nishi 8, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0817, Japan

  • 3. President
  • Prof. Seiji Katagiri
    (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University)

  • 4. Contact
  • The 112th SRD Meeting Organizing Committee:
    Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture,
    Hokkaido University
    Fax: +81-11-706-2542, email:

  • 5. Registration Fee
  • Honorary member Free
    Regular & Silver member Early-bird 5,000 yen
    On-site 6,000 yen
    Student member Early-bird 3,000 yen
    On-site 3,500 yen
    Non-member 8,000 yen

    Registration fees include a printed copy of the proceedings, and they will be payable by online registration system.
    To the resignation website

  • 6. Welcome reception
  • All attendees are welcomed to join the party, scheduled on 4th September 18:00–20:00 at the Coop cafeteria close to the Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education.

    Participation fee is;
    Honorary member Free
    Regular & Silver member Early-bird 5,000 yen
    On-site 6,000 yen
    Student member Early-bird 3,000 yen
    On-site 3,500 yen
    Non-member Early-bird 7,000 yen
    On-site 8,000 yen

    You can pay the participation fee through the online registration system.

  • 7. Abstract submission
  • Opened from April 22nd (Thursday) JST 14:00 to May 22nd (Wednesday) JST 14:00

    Abstracts for both regular presentation (oral or poster session) and those for competition for the SRD Outstanding Presentation Award (long version) must be submitted online by the presenters during the above-mentioned term. They must be written in English or Japanese. The first author and presenter must be a member of the SRD. For the membership registration process, please contact the SRD office ( Foreign first authors/presenters who belong to the institutions in abroad countries are exceptionally acceptable regardless of the SRD membership.

    The title and abstract should be completed in English within 140 and 1720 letters including spaces, respectively (alternatively within 70 and 860 letters in Japanese). No figures and tables are acceptable. To apply for the competitive presentation for SRD Outstanding Presentation Award, an additional abstract (long version) for the primary evaluation MUST be prepared within 3200 letters (in English) and submitted online as an attached file. Figures and tables cannot be included in this formatted abstract.

    Sample Abstract (Word, PDF

    Please choose one of the following presentation format options as the presenter’s preference; 1) Oral presentation, 2) Poster presentation, or 3) Either presentation (although the applicant will accept oral or poster presentation according to SRD office decision) is preferred. If the presentation format needs to be changed, we will inform the presenter about the change.


  • 8. Presentation Methods
  • Oral presentations: 10-min presentation with 5-min discussion will be allocated to each presentation. Several days prior to the presentation, each presenter should submit a PDF file for his/her presentation to the 112th SRD Meeting Organizing Committee via email ( Otherwise (upon request), his/her own laptop computer can be directly connected to on-site projector.

    Poster presentations: For each of even and odd numbered posters, 90-min discussion time will be allocated. Poster boards (120-cm height, 90-cm width) and attaching materials (magnets or double-faced adhesive tapes) will be prepared.

  • 9. Application qualification for award competition
  • There are two separate categories (category 1 for student members and category 2 for young regular members) for the award competition. Age of candidates should be less than 32 as of 1st April 2019. No situation limited: e.g., salaried or unsalaried, regular staff or not, full-time or part-time worker, degree (bachelor, master or doctor). The person who engaged the position beside scientific activities can also apply. However, once awarded in the past, he/she cannot apply within the next 2 years.
    Evaluation: Evaluation: the abstracts (long version) prepared for the primary evaluation are assessed by several evaluators. The oral presentations selected by the primary evaluation of the abstract will be made by the first author in the session for the second evaluation, which will be held on 3rd September (Tuesday). The several presentations will finally be selected for the award by the evaluators (councilors of SRD).
    Note: For the detailed information, please see the SRD presentation award 2019

    Presentation Award application form (Word)

  • 10. Access to the venue
  • For the transportation to the Sapporo campus, please visit the following website:

  • 11. Day nursery
  • A day nursery is available from 3rd September (Tuesday) to 5th September (Thursday). Reservation is required. Childcare fee will be \1,500/h. Participants who want to use, please contact to executive secretariat (

  • 12. Cloak
  • Cloak will be available.

  • 13. Wi-fi service
  • We plan Wi-Fi connection by temporal use of individual ID and password to avoid circuit abuse caused by unauthorized use or multiple uses. Participants who wish to use, please make an advance reservation (until August 31st, 2019) from the registration site. You will be asked to sign when you receive your ID and password at the reception. In addition, Eduroam is available at the venue. If you are using Eduroam, the above procedure is unnecessary.

  • 14. Smoking area
  • The university will be totally non-smoking from July 2019.

  • 15. Other
  • Details of the content will be announced on this website and the website dedicated to the 112th Annual meeting ( Please apply for your own accommodation. In addition, Sapporo in September will be a high season of sightseeing, and it is expected that it will be very difficult to make reservations for the hotel, so please be aware of early arrangements, including transportation.