Members may affiliate with any or all of the seven Society interest groups. Groups are often sub-sets of sections such as Hypoxia and Muscle Biology created to bring together members working on very specific areas of research. Groups may also represent cross-sectional concepts such as Physiologists in Industry and Translational Research.
Sections are American Physiological Society (APS) Council-approved organizations composed of at least 100 Regular Society members who share a common interest. Each member is asked to designate one primary, and two secondary section affiliations. There are currently 12 sections, each with their own internal governance, as outlined in the APS Statement of Organization and Procedures. If you are interested in APS sections, please click here.
It is the policy of the Council to help specialty groups in organizing symposia and sessions of contributed papers. A group may be organized upon request by members of the
History of Physiology
The purpose of this group is to foster interest in and study of all aspects of the history of physiology and to advise Council on matters of interest in these
The Hypoxia Group, which is interested in any aspect of the physiology of low oxygen, was designated a group in 1989. It has representation on the Program Advisory Committee to assist
Organized in 1985, the goals of the muscle group are to: (a) plan symposia and workshops dealing with various aspects of muscle contraction that will attract investigators from various disciplines (biophysics, chemistry, pharmacology) and
The purpose of this Interest Group is to:
Facilitate the growth and dissemination of translational research with a focus on physiology and nutrition, including the roles of various nutrients on obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome
Genome-related sciences provide a unique opportunity to revolutionize the discipline of physiology. The Physiological Genomics (PG) Group was established in 2000 in recognition
Physiologists in Industry
The APS Physiologists in Industry Committee (PIC) is comprised of a Chairperson as identified by the Committee on Committees, plus an industry representative appointed appointed by each of the 12 sections.
Sex/Gender Research Interest Group
Facilitate the growth and dissemination of translational research with a focus on physiology and pathophysiology of sex and gender differences in all areas of
Several years ago, APS established the Translational Physiology Interest Group in order to facilitate the membership's interest in translational research. As part of that effort, the