The Mass Spectrometry society of Japan - The 68th Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry, Japan

Preventing the spread of COVID-19

Information about the 70th Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry
With the outbreak of COVID-19 continuing at a high level, we understand that you may be concerned about the format of the 70th Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry. Despite these circumstances, the Executive Committee of the 70th Annual Conference and the Board of Directors of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan have decided that the conference is to be physically held as on-site conference in Fukuoka as planned, based on the idea that we would like everyone to have a discussion on mass spectrometry face-to-face. Since we cannot predict how the outbreak of COVID-19 will develop in the future, we will prepare three types of plans for the on-site conference depending on the situation of COVID-19: a regular conference, a partially modified conference, and a drastically modified conference. Of course, we will also make preparations for infection control measures in cooperation with Fukuoka International Congress Center, such as submitting health condition questionnaires and improving the venue environment, so that everyone can participate with peace of mind (Fukuoka International Congress Center's measures to prevent new coronavirus infection:
We would like to remind you that the deadline for abstract submission is Thursday, March 17, 17:00 (without extension).
Finally, we would like to express my sincere gratitude for all the cooperation and support we have received for organizing this conference, and the organizing committee members look forward to seeing you at the conference.

The organizing committee chair of the 70th Annual Conference on Mass Spectrometry
Takeshi Bamba

In this conference, we will pay special attention to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection. In this regard, we would like to kindly ask for the following cooperation from the participants.

Notes on participation

  • Please take appropriate actions to prevent infection, such as wearing a mask, washing hands, and gargling, during the conference.
  • Please refrain from attending the conference if you have a fever or cough, if you have traveled to a country or region restricted by the Japanese government within 14 days of the conference, or if you have been in contact with such a person.
  • Please refrain from attending the conference if the waiting period at home after entering Japan overlaps with the holding period of the conference.

At the reception desk

  • Please disinfect your hands before registration.
  • We will measure your body temperature using thermography. If you have a fever of 37.5 ºC or higher, you will not be allowed to enter the venue.
  • Please check your body temperature every time when you enter the venue even after registration.
  • Please keep your distance from other people when waiting in line at the reception desk or cloak room.
  • In case of infection among the participants during the conference, the personal information of the participants may be provided to the government or local authorities with special care.
  • Please submit the "Declaration of Health Status" at the registration desk. The form can be downloaded from the following link. Please print it out, fill it out, and bring it with you.

Declaration of Health Status
(May 26, 2022 Ver.2)

In the venue

  • Please use the disinfectant available at the venue.
  • The number of seats in the conference room has been reduced to ensure appropriate distance between seats.
  • We will disinfect microphones and other equipment used during talks after each use.
  • The room will be regularly ventilated to change the air.
  • If you feel sick at the venue, please do not hesitate to ask a staff member nearby.

Luncheon seminar

  • The number of seats in the luncheon seminar will be limited to half of the capacity to keep a distance.
  • Please refrain from talking during the meal.
  • Please finish your meal as early as possible and wear a mask as soon as possible after eating.

Conference staff member

  • Staff member will check their body temperature before coming to the conference.
  • Staff member will wash their hands, gargle, and disinfect their hands at the venue.
  • In addition to masks, face shields and disposable gloves will be worn in the required sections.