Registration and Abstracts

We look forward to seeing you May 7th–11th, 2018 at Memorial University. For questions about the programme, abstracts or registration please e-mail one of the meeting Co-Chairs: Kurt Gamperl ( or Iain McGaw (


There will be both “Early Bird” (until March 1st, 2018) and “Regular” (after March 1st, 2018) registration rates, both of which will be divided into several categories:

  • Ordinary (CSZ Member)
  • Ordinary (Non CSZ Member)
  • Student / Post-doc / Emeritus (CSZ Member)
  • Student / Post-doc / Emeritus (Non CSZ Member)

Note: The ‘ordinary’ category includes anyone who is not a student/post-doc or emeritus faculty.

If you are a CSZ member use the following link to register:

If you are not a CSZ member, you can register to become a CSZ member first (go to and use the above link, or just use the following link to register:

On-line registration will conclude on April 23rd, 2018. After this date, conference delegates will have to register on-site.

Registration fees will include everything in the program except the banquet, section lunches and tours/excursions. Further, T-shirts, coffee mugs and printed copies of the Programme will need to be purchased separately at the time of registration.

Single day registration will cost a third of the “Regular” registration fee, and will be paid on site.

There is an option to have partners/spouses register as ‘accompanying persons’ so that they can participate in various events associated with the conference.

Honorary Members of the CSZ receive free registration and a banquet ticket. For information on how to register, please contact, preferably by March 15th, 2018.


Abstract Submission:

Instructions for Abstracts:
  1. Abstracts must be submitted in .pdf format.
  2. Abstracts must be single-spaced and use Times Roman 11 font.
  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 superscripted 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 superscripted letters provided in the author line to separate addresses (see sample abstract).
  5. The third line should provide the title (in English) in Bold letters, and 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.

Name your file with CSZ 2018, followed by an underscore and the first author’s last name (e.g. CSZ2018_gamperl.pdf). If you have more than one abstract submission put a number after the first author’s last name (e.g. CSZ2018_gamperl1.pdf).


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 Dépression Métabolique chez la Tanche-Tautogue (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.


Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST on March 1st, 2018. Click HERE to submit your abstract.