The 2020 WNAR/IMS/JR (Japanese Region) meeting will be held in Anchorage, Alaska from Sunday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The conference will be held at Hilton Anchorage in downtown Anchorage. 


Join us during the season of the midnight sun in Alaska’s largest city, nestled between the Chugach Mountains and Cook Inlet. Anchorage is a place rich in culture, history, natural wonders, and wildlife. Explore more about Anchorage and the surrounding sites.


More conference details will be provided as they become available. We look forward to seeing you next year!


Program highlights include:

·         Short Courses

·         Invited Oral Sessions

·         Contributed Oral Sessions

·         Student Paper Sessions

·         Poster Session

·         New Investigators Lunch

·         Invited Presidential Address + Reception

·         Annual Banquet 

·         Social Mixer 



We are calling for invited session proposal. Proposals for invited sessions can be submitted through the following link:

WNAR 2020 Invited Session Proposal Submission 

The format for invited session (105 minutes) can either be presentations by 4 speakers, or presentations by 3 speakers and a discussant. In the proposal, please provide session title/theme, names of session chair, names of speakers, and title of the talks. Each participant may be a speaker/discussant in at most one invited or contributed session. Sessions will be selected for inclusion in the invited program by the WNAR 2020 Program Committee. 


Please respond no later than January 31st, 2020 with your proposal. 


Questions may be directed to the local organizer Jiaqi Huang (jiaqi.huang@alaska.gov) or program chair Yingqi Zhao (yqzhao@fredhutch.org).  




IBS members from developing countries may apply for a waiver for registration fees, one short course, and banquet fees for the meeting.  To apply for a waiver, please submit a letter to wnar@wnar.org stating your current position, IBS region membership, length of IBS membership, and reason for wanting to attend the meeting.  We note that WNAR does not have funds to pay for travel support. 



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