MSJ Spring Meeting 2021

MSJ 2021 Spring Meeting website:

The MSJ’s action against the COVID-19 in the 2021 Spring Meeting

The MSJ Board of directors

March 31, 2021

The 2021 Spring Meeting is held online from May 16 (Sunday) – 20 (Thursday) and on-site on 21 (Friday), 2021, for preventing the spread of COVID-19. The first 5 days are devoted to oral and on-demand presentations, and the last day is for plenary events on-site.

May 16 (Sunday) to 20 (Thursday): Oral and on-demand sessions are held online.
May 21 (Friday ): The symposium, general meeting (only for members of MSJ) and award commemorative lectures are held in the Hall of University of Tsukuba, taking sufficient measures for preventing the infection of COVID-19.
The plenary events on May 21 are also delivered online.


You need to register to participate in the 2021 Spring Meeting from the following URL for “Participation registration”. If you wish to visit the venue to join the plenary events, you need to complete another registration “Visitor registration”. The visitor registration closes upon reaching its capacity (100 people). We will send you an admission pass (PDF) after accepting the registration. Please print out the pass and bring it to the venue.

We would ask that members of MSJ submit a voting form in advance. If they attend the general meeting in the venue, their on-site votes are prioritized.

Participation registration:

Visitor registration:

Depending on the situation related to COVID-19, it may be difficult to hold the plenary events on-site. In that case, the on-site events will be canceled and held as online events. We will decide whether to hold the plenary events on-site as planned or online in consideration of a situation change, and notify by mailing lists and on the website of MSJ around April 16.

Visitors guidelines

Please check your health conditions at home and refrain from coming to the venue if you have symptoms such as fever, dry cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, impaired taste or smell, and any other symptoms like COVID-19.

You are also requested to refrain from attending the events in the following cases.

You or anyone who you have been in close contact with has arrived in Japan within the past 14 days from a country/region subject to immigration restriction or isolated medical observation after arrival in Japan.
You have had close contact with someone with COVID-19.
Anyone of your family members or friends is suspected of being infected with COVID-19.
When you visit the venue, please be sure to practice proper cough etiquette, wash hands frequently and /or use hand sanitizers, and wear a mask.

Please maintain social distancing (more than 1 m) from other visitors, avoid talking loudly, and refrain facing each other while talking.

Please contact us through the following URL if you have any questions.