When and how will APSR 2021 be held?

APSR 2021 will be a hybrid congress consisting of both an in-person congress in Kyoto, Japan and a virtual congress through the online platform.

Dates: November 20 (Sat) -21(Sun), 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021:
On-site, Virtual Live and On-demand
On-site Venue, Kyoto International Conference Center, Kyoto, Japan

Sunday, November 21, 2021:
Virtual Live and On-demand

Monday, November 22 - Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Where will the in-person congress take place?

At the Kyoto International Conference Center (https://www.icckyoto.or.jp/en/)


Can I participate in the in-person congress from overseas?

At the present time, it is still not safe to travel to Japan from abroad. In accordance with the government's travel regulations, participation in the in-person congress is limited to residents of Japan. Participants from overseas can make their own decisions, but we will not take any responsibility for their participation.

If I am a resident of Japan, can I participate in the virtual congress?

Yes. If you live in Japan, you can choose to participate either in the in-person or the virtual congress at your own discretion.

How can I participate in the in-person congress?

Please come to the venue in person. You can register online in advance or at the congress venue.

How can I participate in the virtual congress?

Please visit the "Registration" page of this website to register your participation. After completing registration, an access ID and password to the virtual congress will be sent to you. Details of how to participate in each session will be announced on the website in due course.


How do I register for participation?

Please visit the "Registration" page of this website to register your participation. Payment of a registration fee is required. To register your participation, please follow the instructions on the registration page.

If I attend the in-person congress, can I also access the virtual congress?

Yes. A separate access ID and password for the virtual congress will be sent to you. Please contact the APSR 2021 congress secretariat.

Do presenters need to register to attend?

Yes. Please register accordingly.


Will I be able to watch all sessions of the virtual congress?

All sessions of the program that take place on the day of the congress will be available.

What if I miss a live session or would like to watch it again?

On-demand access is available after the congress. You can access the website with the same ID and password you are given at the time of registration, and view the sessions anytime, anywhere. Please note that some sessions may not be available for on-demand viewing.

How long are on-demand contents available for viewing?

You will be able to access the sessions at any time, as many times as you like, until December 28, 2021.

Call for Abstracts

How can I submit an abstract for APSR 2021?

Abstract submission will be accepted as usual. The submission period is from April 16 to June 15, 2021. For more information, please click here.

How can I present my abstract?

Abstracts (oral or poster presentations) will generally be presented online. Details of how to present will be sent directly to presenters once a decision has been made and will also be posted on our website.

Will my abstract be published in a journal?

All abstracts presented at the Congress will be published in the journal’s supplement, as in previous years.


I have a question. Who do I contact?

Please contact the congress secretariat by email;[email protected]