Biology and Life History of Cephalopods
behavior, cognition, evolution, ecology, fisheries, genomics, neuroscience, taxonomy
an interim meeting of the international cephalopod community
April 17-19, 2020
A CephRes meeting, endorsed by the Cephalopod International Advisory Council ‘CIAC’
CephRes is pleased to welcome the Cephalopod Scientific Community in Napoli (Italy) for the participation and contribution to a series of scientific events aimed to discuss about the most updated scientific findings related to cephalopods biology, life history, physiology, genomics, neuroscience and cognition.
We are very proud for being able to organize the Conference with the endorsement of the CIAC (Cephalopod International Advisory Council)
The Conference is the occasion for increasing our network and provide future challenges for cephalopod science.
We invite participation from All Members of the cephalopod research community.
The April2020 Cephs’ event series has the main aim to bring together researchers – at any level of experience and from diverse fields – to promote dialogue and facilitate future networking and collaborations. The ‘Cephalopod Conference: an interim meeting of the international cephalopod community’ is strategically placed 18 months between the Triennial CIAC meetings.
Scientific Content and Plan
Spanning over three days, the scientific discussion will be coordinated within topics/themes, based on the contributions submitted for consideration.
A ‘call for Abstracts’ and a call for ‘Focus-on Sessions’ will be launched on December 15, 2019.
We will consider contributions in the format of Oral and/or Poster presentations.
In addition, proposals for specific Focus-on Sessions will be considered. These will be in the format of ‘Symposia’ or ‘MiniSymposia’, i.e., four or six oral presentations, respectively (max allocated time 1.5 hours, including discussion) including related poster presentations (max 10 by different first authors per proposal).
Submissions are welcome from all Members of the Cephalopod Scientific Community in any fields.
Each first Author may submit a maximum of two abstracts (oral and/or poster).
Submission of proposals for Focus-on Sessions will end on January 10, 2020. (Deadline Extended to Saturday 18)
Abstract submission will end on January 31 2020.
Acceptance of the submitted proposals for Focus-on Sessions will be notified to the main proposer within the first week of February 2020.
Abstracts and notification of the type-of-presentation (Oral vs Poster) will be notified to presenting Authors within the first week of February 2020.
pre-Conference Satellite Scientific Events
Early-life stages of cephalopods: A satellite event to create a revised identification key
Satellite Scientific Event #1 [April 15-16, 2020]
Coordinators: Drs. Erica A. G. Vidal (Brazil), Liz Shea (USA) and Heather Judkins (USA)
The Digestive Tract of Cephalopods
Satellite Scientific Event #2 [April 15-16, 2020]
Coordinators: Prof. Paul L.R. Andrews (UK), Dr. Catharina Olsson (Sweden), Prof. Maurice Elphick (UK), Prof. Carlos Rosas (Mexico)
Registration opens on December 10, 2019
Fees will apply to payments received prior to the indicated deadlines.
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1 BSc, Master students and PhD candidates (should provide a valid certificate demonstrating their status).
2 Early Career Investigator: an individual who is within a time span of up to eight (8) years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent) and has not yet a permanent position (should provide a valid certificate or certified cv demonstrating the status)
* Access to welcome ceremony and social dinner – can join excursion (additional 30 euro)
The Registration Fee includes:
- Full access to the complete Scientific Programme
- Invitation to the Welcome Ceremony
- Delegate bag
- Name badge
- Program Book and Abstracts
- All refreshment breaks during the Conference
- All lunches served during the Meeting (according to the Program)
- Social Dinner
The amounts indicated above should be added to the registration fee for attendance to the Satellite Events and Excursions.
Registration fee to the satellite events covers coffee breaks, lunches and printed material.
Registration does not include: transfer from-to Airport to Hotel, accommodation or dinners.
There are increasing numbers of fraudulent scammers and websites that impersonate registration and emails. We would like to alert all our delegates to be aware of possible scams. We strongly advise you to only use these online registration services for your bookings.
We will plan “Biology and Life History of Cephalopods” conference program to allow delegates to have a taste of Napoli and its surroundings. Four different excursions are available (max number of people per group 25):
1- Napoli City tour, a taste of the downtown and its historical roots and buildings.
2- Pompeii, the most known archaeological site.
3- Napoli Sea tour, a kayaking experience in the Bay of Napoli.
4- Mount Vesuvius, an easy climbing experience to the top of Mount Vesuvius with a spiral walkway around the volcano from the road to the crater enjoying top view of the Bay of Napoli.
The Scientific Organizing Committee
Rossella Di Giaimo
The April2020 interim meeting of the international cephalopod community is running also
in cooperation with the Neapolitan Brain Group
The interim meeting of the international cephalopod community and related events will take place in Napoli, Italy.
Satellite Events are scheduled to occur at the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Napoli, Italy.
Information on the Venue, accommodation and lodging will be available here.
To stay up-to-date with all the latest news on April2020 Events, please register here.
Letter of invitation or VISA
Participants that will require a letter of invitation, to enable them to make their arrangements for attending to April2020 events, should complete and finalize their registration. This invitation is prepared solely for the purpose of visa applications or home-institution requirements and is not a commitment on the part of the Organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the scientific program.
Issue of the visa invitation letter is available in the end of the registration process.
Some participants may eventually require VISA in order to enter Italy.
Based on the selected payment method, you will get an email with payment information.
Credit cards (Visa\MasterCard\American Express) will be processed via a dedicated PayPal secure system.
Bank transfer: Please send your payment, free of charge for the beneficiary, to the congress bank account as indicated in the confirmation email
Cheques are not accepted.
In all money transfers, please indicate the complete first name and last name of the registered participant(s), matching with the name(s) on the registration form, and be sure to allow “free of charge for the receiver account”.
Please note that your registration will be valid only on receipt of your payment and that any unpaid bank charges will be collected on site.
Payments should be executed within 7 working days from the registration date.
Institutional orders (from universities, institutes, etc.) are not generally accepted.
Cancellation and Abstract withdrawal
Cancellations are accepted by e-mail only to the registration secretariat email@example.com . The registration fee will be refunded minus 40% for cancellations received no later than 15 March 2020. Thereafter no refunds will be made.
All refunds will be processed within 21 working days of written request, if applicable.
Please note that if you are the 1st Author of an abstract and cancel your registration, your abstract will not be included in the scientific programme.
Abstract withdrawal can be requested by e-mail, using the contact form. Only first authors are allowed to withdraw an abstract. State your name, registration number and abstract number in the e-mail message. Withdrawal of an abstract without cancelling registration does not entail refund of the registration fee.
Submitted abstracts are not included in the scientific programme if the first author cancelled his/her registration, or if the payment of the registration fee is not received by 15 March, 2020.
- Biology and Life History of Cephalopods
- behavior, cognition, evolution, ecology, fisheries, genomics, neuroscience, taxonomy
- April 17-19, 2020 Napoli, Italy
- A CephRes meeting, endorsed by the Cephalopod International Advisory Council ‘CIAC’
- We are very proud for being able to organize the Conference with the endorsement of the CIAC (Cephalopod International Advisory Council)
- Scientific Content and Plan
- Satellite Scientific Events - April 15-16
- CBC2020 - FELASA accredited course - April 20-26
- 2020EVENTS Registration
- CALL for Abstracts
- CALL for ‘Focus-on Sessions’
- pre-Conference Satellite Scientific Events
- Early-life stages of cephalopods: A satellite event to create a revised identification key
- Satellite Scientific Event #1 [April 15-16, 2020]
- The Digestive Tract of Cephalopods
- Satellite Scientific Event #2 [April 15-16, 2020]
- Cephalopods in genomics era: current status and future directions in omics approaches
- Satellite Scientific Event #3 [April 16, 2020]
- 2020EVENTS Registration
- Registration opens on December 10, 2019
- The Registration Fee includes:
- Letter of invitation or VISA
- Cancellation and Abstract withdrawal