Registration and Abstract Submission:
- Registration is now CLOSED
- Abstract submission CLOSED
- Instructions for presenters Updated May 7th 2019
- Accommodation information and special rates
- Workshops and awards Updated May 2nd 2019
- Contributions Updated May 10th 2019
- BOOK OF ABSTRACTS AND FULL PROGRAM Updated May 13
Registration is now open. Early bird rates apply until 25/03/2019. Deadline for late registration is 21/04/2019. The prices include lunches during the conference and all social events (dinner, ice-breaker, etc.). Rates (in Euros) for early birds are 600 and 400 for Regular and Student attendees, and 150 for each accompanying person, which can benefit from the Icebreaker and the social dinner. Late registrations will be increased by 50 Euros. THESE RATES APPLY ONLY IF WE RECEIVE THE PAYMENT PDF BEFORE THE DEADLINES!. Remember that Workshops have a limited number of attendees, so once they are full, the option will be disabled.
Payment can be done by bank transfer or Credit Card. Due to data confidentiality, only offline payment is allowed. This means that once you get to the final form, please print it and send it signed (pdf is ok) with your invoicing details (compulsory) to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the case of bank transfer, you will also have to send us a copy of the transfer (more details in the registration process).
2. Abstract Submission
Submission of abstracts on all aspects of the early life history stages of fishes is welcome, either as an oral presentation or as a poster.
The deadline for abstract submission is midnight* on February 15th 2019
*Madrid, Central European Time (CET)
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS CLOSED
Guidelines for Abstract Preparation
Presentations will be either oral or poster. You must indicate your preference on the abstract submission form.
For multi-authored abstracts, the presenting author’s name should be in ALL CAPS.
Abstracts must be no more than 2.000 characters (incl. spaces) (excluding authors, title, and addresses). The abstract title should be in ALL CAPS. Please do not use chemical or mathematical formulae or Greek characters in your title. Use only English-language (ASCII) equivalents in your title. Provide the institution name for each author, and the email address for the first author. If two or more authors are at the same institution, list each author and one institution. All author entries must be the last name followed by initials (e.g., BOLDFISH, J.J.).
Abstracts must fit into the on-line box. The text should be presented as a single paragraph. Leave no blank lines within the body of the abstract. Please do not include illustrations, equations, figures or photos with your abstract.
In the submisison form you will be prompted to assign your abstract to ONE of the scientific sessions
Please indicate whether you wish to have an oral presentation, or whether you wish to upload a poster contribution.
All abstracts must be submitted in English.
Responsibility for accuracy rests with the author.
If you have questions or problems with abstract submission contact email@example.com
3. Instructions for presenters
With the exception of the keynote address and lightning sessions (that are run aside by the ECC), oral presentations are scheduled for 15 minutes (12 minutes for presentation + 3 minutes for questions).
Presenters must prepare their talks in either PowerPoint (.ppt or .pptx) or PDF (.pdf) format. Talks will be run on laptops with Windows 10, with internet, sound and video (VLC) capabilities. Please ensure that unusual fonts, and any videos or sound files are embedded in the PowerPoint file (or transferred onto the presentation laptop). To save time between presentations, presenters will not be permitted to use their own laptop. Please therefore make sure that your talk gets uploaded to the conference laptop (in each room) prior to your session. Please name your talk using the code in the program (under «CODE_AUTHOR». E.g., «TUS2:5_Moyano, M»).
The poster session and lightning session will be held Tuesday evening. The poster boards be available all day Tuesday and Wednesday. Please place your poster in the board displaying the number assigned to your poster (see program), and do that after the first coffee break. Posters must be no larger than 118.5×146 cm in overall size.
The lightning session is a fun initiative that will last 30 minutes during the poster’s session. Several very fast presentations will address outreach activities related with the Early Stages of Fishes. It will be run by the EEC: Carolin Müller and Lysel Garavelli.
Student’s talks will be concentrated into sessions from Tuesday to Wednesday to allow the judges time to make their decisions prior to the awards reception on Friday evening. As a result, some theme sessions may have presentations scattered in blocks throughout the four days of the meeting.
4.Accommodation and Venue
The Conference will take place at the MELIA PALMA MARINA. Hotel rooms are expensive in Mallorca at that time of the year. We have negotiated special rates at the conference hotel and with two close-by hotels of the same company. The sooner you make your booking, the higher the probability to get our negotiated prices. After April 17th 2019, all reservations will be ON REQUEST and will be subjected to the hotel prices at that moment.
Please consider booking your room at this hotel. Our private reservation web can be found HERE.
If you prefer less expensive/other options, here you have some suggestions
Close to the Congress hotel (Hotel MELIA PALMA MARINA)
- Hotel AC CIUTAT DE PALMA (****)
- Hotel MIRADOR (****)
- Hotel ARMADAMS (****)
- Hotel COSTA AZUL (****)
- Hotel ZURBARAN (***)
- Hotel ARAXA (***)
Hotels a bit further away
Cheaper hotels, but not close to the Congress
5. Workshops and Awards
Student Travel Awards:
The ELHS offers a number of student travel awards. See details here.
Early Career Scientist Mentoring Session:
The Early Career Committee hosts a workshop on «Ethics in Scientific Writing» on Wednesday 22nd, open to all Conference participants. Scientific writing always scores as a top priority in our post-conference survey, and this year we are aiming to combine it with another controversial topic that is ethics in science. During this workshop the attendees will first get some tips on paper writing, followed by some specifics dos and don’ts on ethic-related issues such as co-authorship, plagiarism, and reviewing. The event will be chaired by Prof. Nadine Strydom from the Nelson Mandela University and it will be structured into an introductory talk followed by a hands-on exercise in break-out groups in which we will discuss these aspects using specific examples. Feel free to drop a line to Marta Moyano (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have specific issues/questions you may want to see discussed at the workshop.
This workshop is kindly sponsored by Marine Ecology Progress Series.
Larval Fish Identification Workshop:
On Monday 20 May 2019, A three -hours Larval Fish Identification Workshop will be held at the IEO Centre, close to the venue. The address is
Muelle de Poniente, s/n, Apartado de Correos 291, 07015 Palma (see map in the program)
Participation will be limited to 15 people, with students having priority. Please tick on the corresponding box at the registration page if you are attending!. Instructors: P. Reglero, Itziar Álvarez, Melissa Martín, F. Alemany, P. Konstantinidis
Getting to Palma:
Palma is a very well-connected destination in Europe. It is an extremely beautiful Mediterranean city of 400,000 and is the capital of the Balearic Islands. It can be easily reached from all main and many secondary European airports. It is also easily accessible by ferry from Barcelona and Valencia.
7. BOOK OF ABSTRACTS AND FULL PROGRAM