• Welcome message
  • The 117th SRD Meeting Organizing Committee is pleased to invite you to the SRD Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held at the Noyori Conference Hall and Symposion Hall, Nagoya University (Higashiyama Campus, Chikusa, Nagoya) from September 22 (Sunday) to 25 (Wednesday), 2024. Both general presentations and presentations for the Outstanding Presentation Award are invited for oral presentations (10 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A). Poster presentations are also invited. In addition, on the first day, a public lecture entitled "Sustainable Meat Future" will be held, in which SRD members will explain cutting-edge breeding technologies and issues that support beef production, and experts involved in the research and development of cultured and alternative meats will be invited to introduce their research.
    We invite all of the SRD members and others to deepen active academic exchange through face-to-face meetings in Nagoya, which is relatively easy to reach from all over Japan. We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
  • Chair, 117th Annual Meeting
    Prof. Hiroko Tsukamura
    Laboratory of Animal Reproduction,
    Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences,
    Nagoya University

  • Dates and Venue
  • The 117th Annual Meeting
  • Dates: September 22nd (Sun)-25th (Wed), 2024
  • Venue: Noyori Conference Hall and Symposion Hall, Nagoya University
  • (Furo, Chikusa, Nagoya 464-8601, Aichi, Japan)
  • Chair: Hiroko Tsukamur

  • Contact
  • The 117th SRD Meeting Organizing Committee:
  • Laboratory of Animal Reproduction,
  • Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences,
  • Nagoya University
  • Office: Yoshihisa Uenoyama (Chief),
  • Naoko Inoue, Satoshi Ohkura, Shuichi Matsuyama, Sho Nakamura

  • Program
  • Sep 21st (Sat) Business Meetings, Councilor Meeting
    Sep 22nd (Sun) Public Symposium
    Sep 23rd (Mon) SRD Outstanding Presentation Award,
    Luncheon Seminar, Oral Presentations, Symposium,
    Young Scientist-Organized Symposium
    Sep 24th (Tue) Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, Luncheon Seminar,
    Educational Lectures, General Meeting,
    Lectures by SRD Awardees, Reception
    Sep 25th (Wed) Poster Presentations, Oral Presentations

  • Educational Lecture
  • September 24th (Tuesday)
    Speaker: Atsuo Ogura (RIKEN BRC)
    Organizer: Program Committee

  • Symposium
  • September 23rd (Monday)
    Tentative title: Cutting edge-technologies for animal reproduction
    Organizer: Katsuhiko Hayashi (Osaka University)
    Organizing Committee: Program Committee

  • Registration
  • Registration fees include the proceedings (PDF).
  • The deadline for registration is Aug 30th, 2024.
  • Early-bird
    Honorary member Free
    Regular & Silver member 8,000 yen
    Student member 3,000 yen
    Non-member 10,000 yen

  • To the resignation website

  • Abstract submission
  •   Opened April 8th (Mon) JST 13:00 to May 15th 22th (Wed) JST 17:00  
  • ・Abstract submissions are welcome for regular presentations (oral and poster presentations) and competition for the SRD Outstanding Presentation Award (oral presentation).
  • ・Tentative schedule: from April 8th (Mon) to May 15th (Wed)
  • ・Abstracts for both regular presentations (oral and poster presentations) and competition for the SRD Outstanding Presentation Award (oral presentation) must be submitted during the above-mentioned term.
  • ・The abstract must be written in English or Japanese.
  • ・The first author and speaker must be a member of the SRD.
  • ・For the membership registration process, please contact the SRD office (
  • Foreign first authors/presenters who belong to institutions in abroad countries are exceptionally acceptable regardless of the SRD membership.

  • To the abstract submission website

  • 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) (A sample is here). 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 (Click here to download the template). Figures and tables cannot be included in this formatted abstract.
  • Please select the category in the table below in which you wish to present your presentation.

  • Major category Subcategory
    Endocrinology Neuroendocrinology, Endocrine system, Hypothalamic hormone, Pituitary hormone, Gonadal hormone, Growth factor, Receptor/Signal transduction, Endocrine disrupting chemical, Others
    Ovary/Oocyte Oogenesis, Meiosis, Follicle development/atresia, Ovulation, Corpus luteum formation, Luteolysis, Others
    Testis/Sperm Spermatogenesis, Sertoli cell/Leydig cell, Sperm motility/sperm metabolism, Capacitation/Acrosome reaction, Epididymis/Accessory gland/Seminal plasma, Others
    Fertilization/Development Oocyte maturation, Fertilization, Early embryo development, Early embryo, Totipotency, Pluripotency, Differentiation, Cell fate determination, Primordial germ cell, Others
    Reproductive cycle/Pregnancy Uterus, oviduct, Placenta(desidua), Embryo/Fetus, Implantation, Pregnancy immunology, Pregnancy maintenance (endocrine), Parturition, Mammary gland, Estrous cycle, Seasonal breeding, Sex behavior, Others
    Reproductive engineering In vitro fertilization, ICSI, Nuclear transfer/Cloning, Transgenic animal, Epigenetics, Stem cell, Embryo manipulation, Embryo transfer, Others
    Clinical and applied reproduction Artificial insemination, Cryopreservation, Embryo transfer, Parturition and perinatal care, Reproductive diseases and disorders, Contraceptive technology, Reproductive management, Nutritional and environmental management, Embryo collection, OPU (Ovum pick-up), Others

  • Presentation methods
  • Oral presentations: 10-min presentation with 5-min discussion will be allocated to each presentation. Several days before the presentation, each presenter should submit a PDF file for his/her presentation. Submission instructions will be provided at a later date. Especially applicants for the award competition are required to submit it by the due date. Otherwise (upon special request), his/her laptop computer can be directly connected to the 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 (double-faced adhesive tapes) will be prepared.

  • Application qualification for the award competition
  • • Required qualification
    There are 2 separate categories for the award competition (students and young regular members).
    Applicants must be a member of the SRD. The age of candidates should be 32 or less as of 1st April 2024. 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 in the position besides scientific activities can also apply.
    We will also accept applications from members whose research careers have been interrupted due to life events or other reasons. Applicants whose life events or research careers need to be considered will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of recommendation from their advisor (or principal investigator). Click here to download the template. The acceptance of entries will be decided by majority vote after consultation between the Program Committee and the Meeting Organizing Committee. Please depend on us to do the categorizing for your presentation.
    To encourage many young researchers, once awarded in the past, he/she cannot apply within the next 2 years. Application with substantially the same research that has previously received an award from any other academic societies will not be accepted. The presentation or award will be revoked if you do not meet the application requirement.

    • Evaluation Method
    In each of the two categories, a primary review based on abstracts will be conducted for all submitted presentations. Selected presentations will then undergo a secondary review through oral presentations (determining the Outstanding Presentation Award winner in each category).

    • Note
    For detailed information, please see the SRD presentation award 2024 (PDF file). Click here to download the template (Word file).

  • Access to the venue
  • For the transportation to Nagoya University (Higashiyama Campus, Chikusa, Nagoya), please visit the following website.