General Information

Presentation Guideline

To Poster Presenters

Venue: Poster Room 2 (Suzuran, 3F Sapporo Geibun-kan)

  • 4 minutes for presentation and 3 minutes for Q&A.
  • All presentation must be made in English.
  • Poster Materials should be prepared in English.
  • COI disclosure is required at presentation.

Conflict of Interest (COI)

The presenting author is required to disclose any COI applicable in the past year by displaying a COI disclosure slide at the end of a poster using the samples below.

*Please refer to the website below for details.

Sample Statement 1

Sample Statement 1

Sample Statement 2

Sample Statement 2

To Poster Session Chairs

Poster Session Chairs are asked to pick up their Chair’s Ribbon at the Poster Registration Desk located in the Poster Venue, at least 30 min before the start of their session.
Procession of the sessions will be entrusted entirely with the chairs.
Please follow the time schedule strictly.


Exhibition will take place on 3F in Royton Sapporo on June 2 and 3.

Luncheon Seminar

Lunch boxes are served at luncheon seminars on June 2 and 3.
We recommend you obtaining a seminar ticket at ticket desk each day because the number of lunch boxes is limited. The tickets will be served on a first-come, first-served basis.

Luncheon Seminar Ticket Desk: 2F Royton Sapporo

June 2 (Sat.) 7:30-11:00
June 3 (Sun.) 7:30-11:00


Cloak service is available on 1F in Sapporo Geibun-kan, and 2F, 3F in Royton Sapporo.
Please note that the cloak in Sapporo Geibun-kan is not available on June 1.

Photographs, Video Recordings and Cell Phone Use

Photographs and video recordings inside the venue are strictly prohibited.
Please also be reminded to turn off your cell phone or set it to silent mode.

Social event

Category Early registration
Until 27 April (Fri)
On-site registration
Reception Party: June 2 (Sat.)
19:15 on Saturday, 2 June
Sapporo Beer Garden
3,500JPY 4,500JPY

Local Guide


It is relatively sunny with clear weather in June in Japan. The temperature can rise during the day time. Average High: 16.7℃ (Lowest 12.9℃, Highest 21.5°C ).


The yen is the official currency of Japan. Foreign currency exchange is available at banks and hotels, but please note that you are required to present your passport wherever you choose to exchange money in Japan.

Credit Cards

Credit cards are widely accepted in Japan. However, small shops at train stations, convenience stores, vending machines and some train ticket machines may only take cash. It is highly recommended that you bring some cash with you for small purchases and for getting around.

Traveler's Checks

Traveler’s checks are accepted at most hotels and banks in Japan.


Japanese ATM services are provided through a combination of traditional ATMs and CDs (cash dispensers) that only process withdrawals. ATMs and CDs are widely available, but do not usually accept foreign debit and credit cards unless they are operated by an international bank. The only places you can withdraw cash using foreign debit/credit cards are at the airport, post offices and 7-Eleven convenience stores.
The machines have an English menu and will take major debit and credit cards including Visa, Plus, Mastercard, Maestro, Cirrus, American Express and JCB.


Service charges are usually included, and tipping is simply not a custom in Japan. Not only are tips not expected, in most cases if you try to leave a tip you'll be turned down. To show your gratification, a smile and a simple “Thank you” or “Arigato” is all that’s expected and will be greatly appreciated.

Business Hours

Banks 9:00-15:00 (closed on weekends)
Post Offices 9:00-17:00 (closed on weekends)
Supermarkets 9:00-20:00
Department stores 10:00- 20:00
Restaurants 9:00-23:00
Bars 18:00-24:00
Convenience stores 24 hours

* Please note that these are just general guidelines and opening hours may vary.


It is safe to drink tap water in Japan unless indicated otherwise. You can easily purchase bottled mineral water at stores and vending machines as well.


Many urban areas now prohibit smoking in public spaces, including on streets and in most train stations.
Also some restaurants have either created designated smoking areas, have introduced non-smoking sections or have no-smoking rules during lunch hours.


The consumption tax in Japan (the equivalent of VAT or GST) is 8% and is generally included in the price shown on the price tag.

Cell phones

NTT Docomo, Softbank, Au, KDDI and Y-mobile are major cell phone carriers in Japan. While Wi-Fi has become increasingly available in many places, you should not assume that you will always be able to use Wi-Fi, and you should also understand that Wi-Fi connectivity may vary from place to place.


Voltage: 100 Volts
Plugs: two, non-polarized pins


The Japanese public transportation system (railways and buses) is very efficient. Taxis are another convenient way to get around. However, not all taxi drivers speak English, so we suggest that you have the address or a map of your destination handy when taking a taxi.


Although Japan is considered to be one of the safest countries in the world, petty crimes such as pick-pocketing do sometimes occur. Accordingly, you should always look after your personal belongings, especially in crowded places.

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