Nurseryfish, Kurtus gulliveri, photo by Tim Berra

Annual Meetings

About the Joint Meeting

logo for the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and HerpetologistsThe American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists met first in 1916 at the American Museum of Natural History (NY) and, with the exception of 1943-1945, has met annually. In 2008, ASIH began to meet together with the American Elasmobranch Society, Herpetologist's League, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. These societies agreed to establish the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (JMIH) at which each society has its own business meetings, but participates in topical scientific sessions that include papers given by members of all of the participating societies.

The purpose of the annual meeting is to conduct society business, to hold scientific sessions for oral presentations, posters and symposia, to present achievement and service awards, to select and present best student papers, and to provide opportunities for members to meet and socialize. The annual meetings allow members to keep up-to-date about each other's work, and provides a venue at which students may enter the scientific community of ichthyologists and herpetologists represented at the meetings. The meeting site changes from year to year around North America and occasionally overseas (e.g. Brazil, Costa Rica).

Call for Symposium Proposals

Symposia are important components of the JMIH that enhance the program by complementing the scientific sessions at which contributed papers are presented. Symposia focus on a particular topic, which provides another type of compelling and interesting experience for attendees. To provide a clear process the Meeting Management and Planning Committee (MMPC) has developed new guidelines for Symposium Proposals. Proposals are due by 1 March of the year prior to the meeting (i.e., 2019 Symposium Proposals are due 1 March 2018).

Call for Workshop Proposals

Applications must contain all requested information and must be submitted to the Chair of the Meeting Management and Planning Committee by December of the year prior to the JMIH in which the proposed workshop is to be held. 

Graduate Travel Awards

The Graduate Student Travel Award application has been updated. The deadline is 15 May 2017.