Scientific workshops and sessions will include invited and contributed papers. Contributed papers will be selected for oral or poster presentations.

Please scroll down to check the "Important Dates" column on the right-side menu.

Guidelines and Steps to Submit an Abstract:

  1. Use this Template (pdf, doc) to prepare your abstract

    An abstract that does not conform to the following guidelines will be returned to the author for revision.
    NOTE: English language only, (.rtf) or (.doc) file, 250 words MAX,
    NO pictures/tables/graphs

  2. Pre-register (on-line).

  3. Submit an abstract (on-line).

Login and follow these steps

Confirmation email will be sent to you instantly, after abstract submission.


Abstract Acceptance Notification:

Submitters should receive notification emails from PICES Secretariat regarding the acceptance of their abstracts (as oral or poster presentations).

Sometimes PICES emails end up in your junk box or get rejected. Please check "Submitted Abstracts" page to see if your paper is accepted and what presentation type your paper is granted.

Session and workshop convenors will do their best to accommodate authors' preferences for oral or poster presentations. However, because the sessions have a limited number of timeslots, some papers submitted with a request for an oral presentation might be offered to be presented as posters. If a paper is on the list of potential substitutes, such paper will be moved back to the Oral Session, if another participant cancels his/her talk.

Session convenors reserve the right to reject submitted abstracts that are poorly written, do not follow the submission guidelines, and/or are outside the scope of the conference. They also have the right to move the abstracts to more suitable sessions.

Confirm your Attendance and Presentation:

When you receive a notification email from PICES Secretariat about your Abstract Acceptance, please confirm your symposium attendance and presentation. To confirm, simply reply to an email, specifying your name and session/workshop number, and let us know if you are planning to attend the symposium and present your paper. If for any reason you have not received an email about your Abstract Acceptance (all deadlines are listed on the right-side menu of this page), please check the "Submitted Abstracts" web page to find information about the status of your paper (Check the "Granted Presentation Type" Column) and Confirm your presentation and attendance at your earliest convenience.

If you have not received a notification email about your paper acceptance, please read this DOCUMENT and cofirm your paper and attendance.


Julia Yazvenko
Database and Web Administrator
PICES Secretariat
Phone: 1-250-363-6366
Fax: 1-250-363-6827
E-mail: secretariat@pices.int


Important Dates
March 28, 2023
March 31, 2023
Deadline All participants will receive emails with access to Whova App. for opening accounts.
Contact us if you have any problems.
April 5, 2023
Deadline Email recorded talks to PICES Secretariat.
April 10, 2023
Deadline For in-person and on-line presenters to upload their posters on Whova App..
September 30, 2023
Deadline Manuscript sumbission to the ICES Journal of Marine Science for the Special Volume.
January 2023
Confirmation Deadlines PAST Deadline
  1. Confirm your presentations and attendance
    (financial support applicants who are still waiting for grant notifications, confirm presentations and attendance when you receive grant notifications).
  2. Confirm your financial support acceptance
    (applicants who are still waiting for grant notifications, confirm when you receive grant notifications).
January 31, 2023
PAST Deadline Closes
  1. Discounted Registration Fee
    (extended from Jan. 15, 2023)
December 22, 2022
PAST Deadline
  1. Financial support grant notification
    (For some applicants - January 2023. Thank you for your patience)
December 15, 2022
PAST Deadline Abstract Notification Deadline
  1. Abstract acceptance notification
November 5, 2022 (extended)
July 5, 2022
PAST Deadline
  1. Discounted Registration Fee
  2. Abstract submission
  3. CV and Financial support application
January 31, 2022