Call for Abstracts

We are happy to inform you that abstract submission is now open for the 2018 Annual Meeting, taking place in Yokohama, Japan, from July 8th – 12th, 2018. Please follow the instructions below, and complete the submission of the abstracts by 23:59(JST) on January 25, 2018.

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission / Award Application Thursday, January 25, 2018
Notification of Acceptance Thursday, March 15, 2018
Deadline for Early Bird Registration Monday, April 16, 2018

Abstract Submission

  • Please click here to see the list of symposia.
  • Note that no one will be allowed to give more than one presentation (oral or poster) at SMBE 2018, a rule that will be enforced by the LOC.
  • Word count of an abstract is limited to 250 words, excluding the title, author names and affiliations.
  • For your submission, please use only alphabet, numbers and following letters: "#$%&'()~*<>?_-{} +^.
    The text formatting in the original text will be ignored. Please use the following tags to format the text.
Tags Superscripts Subscripts Italics
<sup></sup> <sub></sub> <i></i>
Examples Na<sup>+</sup> H<sub>2</sub>O <i>c-fos</i>
→Na+ →H2O c-fos
Tags Bold Underline Line Break
<b></b> <u></u> <br>
Examples <b>AAA</b> <u>AAA</u> New line starts after <br>

For Greek letters, please place tags below.

Small Letters
Tags &alpha; &beta; &gamma; &delta; &epsilon; &zeta; &eta; &theta; &iota; &kappa; &lambda;
Example α β γ δ ε ζ η θ ι κ λ
Tags &mu; &nu; &xi; &omicron; &pi; &rho; &sigma; &tau; &upsilon; &phi;
Example μ ν ξ ο π ρ σ τ υ φ
Tags &chi; &psi; &omega;
Example χ ψ ω
  • One may register up to three affiliations for a given author.
  • Abstracts will be reproduced in the abstract book as submitted by the authors.
  • The content must be topic related and should not refer to personal problems.
  • All presenting authors need to complete registration before May 10, 2018.
  • Invited speakers are also requested to upload their abstracts and CVs via the submission system.

For any inquiries about abstract submission, please contact

SMBE2018 Conference Secretariat
c/o JTB Communication Design, Inc.
Celestine Shiba Mitsui Bldg. 3-23-1, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8335, Japan
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