Registration and Abstracts

We look forward to seeing you May 13th–16th, 2019 at the St. Clair Center for the Arts in Windsor, Ontario. For questions about the programme, abstracts or registration please e-mail one of the meeting Co-Chairs: Barbara Zielinski or Dennis Higgs

Abstract Submission

We are now accepting abstract submissions for the 2019 CSZ-SCZ conference.

If you would like to submit an abstract, please fill out the abstract submission form at the link below.


Instructions for Abstracts:

Abstracts must be sent into the link above by 11:59 pm PST on March 22nd, 2019.

  1. Abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission form. Abstracts will be submitted in plain text.
  2. Abstracts must be single-spaced.
  3. The first line should contain the name of the first author [first name, initial(s) and last name] and the names of all additional authors [initial(s) and last names], in CAPITAL LETTERS. The presenter should be indicated by an * after their last name. Provide a number after each author’s last name to indicate the author’s institution etc. (see #4).
  4. The second line should provide the department, university (or other affiliation), city and province or country of all the authors, and the e-mail address of the presenting author; use the numbers provided in the author line to separate addresses (see sample abstract).
  5. The third line should provide the title (in English), with the first letter of the main words capitalized (with the exception of species names).
  6. The fourth line should provide the title (in French), formatting as for English title.
  7. The abstract (which must not exceed 200 words) can be in either French or English (but not both), and should begin on a new line, immediately after the French title.

Sample Abstract:

1 Ocean Science Center, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL. Canada; 2 Dept. of Biology, University of Western Ontario, London, ON. Canada. E-mail:

Cellular Aspects of Metabolic Depression in Cunner (Tautogolabrus adspersus).

Aspects Cellulaires de la Tanche-Tautogue dans la Dépression Métabolique (Tautogolabrus adspersus).

The cunner, a temperate member of the Labridae (wrasses), actively depresses its metabolism in winter. However, the cellular processes mediating this metabolic downregulation are largely unknown. In this experiment, adult cunner and rainbow trout (used as a comparative species) were acclimated to 1 and 10°C, and state 3 and 4 respiration rates were determined on isolated liver mitochondria at 1, 5, 10, and 20°C. Acclimation temperature did not affect either parameter, however, assay temperature (p<0.001) and species (p<0.001) both had significant effects. For example, high Q10 values (>10) for state 3 and 4 respiration were recorded in cunner from 5-10°C in both acclimation groups indicating the capacity to rapidly depress metabolism (values for trout < 2.5). Cunner proton leak was also measured at 20 and 5°C, and showed that mitochondria assayed at 20°C were much ‘leakier’ than when assayed at 5°C. CS and CCO activities will also be reported for both species.

Registration and Fees

Early registration discounts will end after Wednesday, March 10th, 2019.

Registration closes after April 20th, 2019.


Regular member: $495 early, $525 regular
Student/PDF/Emeritus member: $270 early, $300 regular

Non-member regular: $575 early, $615 regular
Non-member student/PDF/Emeritus: $290, $320 regular

Daily registration fee is $110
*Non-member fees include 1-year membership in the CSZ ($80 regular, $20 student/PDF).

Banquet tickets (buffet):
$70 regular/emeritus
$50 student/PDF
*banquent tickets for an accompanying can be purchased for the same price.

Section Business Luncheons: $20 each

IMPORTANT: If you are considering competing for one of the many awards offered by the Society, additional information/submissions may also be required before or at the time of the abstract submission deadline and/or later dates. Please see the AWARDS section of this web site and the Society web site for further details.

Honorary Members of the CSZ receive free registration and a banquet ticket. For information on how to register, please contact, preferably by March 10th, 2019.


Presenter Information

Contributed talks will be 15 minutes in duration, including time for questions.
Please Note: Rooms will be equipped with PC computers running Microsoft PowerPoint. No other presentation formats (e.g., slides) or software will be available; participants may not connect their personal computers to the projectors. Please bring your talk on a USB key, and ensure you arrive at your scheduled session at least 15 minutes before the start of a session to load your talks onto the computer. Please save your PowerPoint files as ‘YOUR SURNAME CSZ 2019’.

Posters will be displayed on Wednesday, May 15th in the Skylight Lounge.
They should be set up in the morning and taken down following the afternoon poster session. Maximum poster dimensions are 48 X 48 inches. Authors should be present at their posters 3:30-4:30 for even numbered posters, and 4:30-5:30 for odd numbered posters.