Second Circular

We invite you to register and attend the 14th International Congress of Acarology, to be held in Kyoto, Japan, from Monday 14 until Friday 18 July 2014. We look forward to meeting in Kyoto anyone with a keen interest in mites and/or ticks.

Congress venue
The Congress will be held at Kyoto TERRSA (http://www.kyoto-terrsa.or.jp/), in the city of Kyoto, Japan. The venue is located nearby Kyoto station. To get to Kyoto, please see the following sites:
http://www.kyoto.travel/plan_your_visit/access_info/
http://www.kyoto-magonote.jp/en/arrival/

Registration, Abstract Submission and Hotel Reservation
JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc. (JTBGMT), which is the largest travel agency in Japan, has been appointed as the registration office for the Congress.

Before registration, we ask you to obtain Login ID. Please see link on website:
http://ica14.acarology-japan.org/registration-2/registration-information and https://amarys-jtb.jp/ica2014/

Unfortunately hotel reservation has not been started yet. It will open within a few weeks.

Abstract submission
Anyone interested to present his/her work is invited to submit a concise abstract. An abstract should reflect the general content of the presentation, including research question(s) and main results and conclusions in one page. Abstract template and example can be obtained from http://ica14.acarology-japan.org/registration-2/abstract-template-file. All abstracts will be edited by the organizers. Abstracts are submitted via the website after registration completed. Please send your abstract as soon as possible, but not later than 30 April 2014. 

CategoryRegistrationEarly
Until February 28
March 21
Late
Until June 13
On-Site
RegularAccess to all sessions, Welcome party (July 13), Bag, Conference proceedings (CD), Abstract book, Coffee breaksJPY 35,000JPY 40,000JPY 45,000
Student*Access to all sessions, Welcome party (July 13) , Bag, Conference proceedings (CD), Abstract book, Coffee breaks JPY 15,000JPY 20,000JPY 25,000
Accompanying Person** Welcome party (July 13), Coffee breaksJPY 5,000JPY 5,000JPY 10,000
BanquetBanquet (July 15)JPY 10,000JPY 10,000JPY 15,000***

* Student must indicate name of your supervisor when apply online and bring your student ID on the first day of the congress.
** Family member only
*** upon availability

Program
The Congress program will include symposia, oral and poster presentations, covering the various aspects of acarology. The organizers allocate the submitted presentations to specific sessions and symposia.

July 13
(Sun)
18:30- Welcome reception
July 14
(Mon)
9:00-12:00 Opening Ceremony
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Symposia & Oral Sessions
17:00-18:30 Poster Sessions
July 15
(Tue)
9:00-12:00 Symposia & Oral Sessions
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Symposia & Oral Sessions
18:00- Congress Dinner & Visiting Gion Matsuri Festival
July 16
(Wed)
9:00-12:00 Symposia & Oral Sessions
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Symposia & Oral Sessions
17:00-18:30 Poster Sessions
July 17
(Thu)
9:00-12:00 Visiting Gion Matsuri Festival (parade, the Yamaboko Junkō)
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Symposia & Oral Sessions
17:00-18:30 Poster Sessions
July 18
(Fri)
9:00-12:00 Symposia & Oral Sessions
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-17:00 Closing Ceremony


Symposia

1) Agricultural & Horticultural Acarology (Coordinators: Tetsuo Gotoh)
2) Medical & Veterinary Acarology (Coordinators: Nobuhiro Takada, Yasuhiro Yano)
3) Ecology of Acari (Coordinators: Shuichi Yano, Koichi Goka)
4) Evolution, Phylogeny & Taxonomy of Acari (Coordinators: Koichi Goka, Satoshi Shimano)
5) Regional Topics of Acarology (Coordinator: Kimiko Okabe)

Summary for each symposium:
http://ica14.acarology-japan.org/archives/category/symposium_summary

More detailed information will be announced in the next circular and on the website (http://ica14.acarology-japan.org/).
To receive future announcements about the Congress, please register for Mail Magazine at http://ica14.acarology-japan.org/circular/mail-magazine.
We are looking forward to your participation and are trying to organize a stimulating congress. As we begin planning sessions for the conference, your ideas are welcome. Please send your suggestions or any questions to the Local Organizing Committee (E-mail: contact-ica14@ica14.acarology-japan.org).

Local Organizing Committee Members

  • President: Hiroshi Amano
  • Vice-president: Fujio Kadono (President of the Acarological Society of Japan)
  • Secretariat-general: Masahiro Osakabe
  • General affairs department: Norihide Hinomoto (Manager), Shuichi Yano, Gen Takaku, Hidenari Kishimoto, Tomohide Matsuo, Katsura Ito, Shingo Toyoshima, Keiko Oku, Hideo Ohtake, Yasuki Kitashima, Kazumi Tagami, Satoshi Shimano
  • Treasurers: Naoki Mori, Taro Maeda
  • Scientific program: Koichi Goka, Kimiko Okabe
  • Publication: Tetsuo Gotoh, DeMar Taylor
  • Social communication: Yasuhiro Yano, Fujio Kadono