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Press Passes Available for Experimental Biology 2012 in San Diego

Bethesda, Md. (Feb. 7, 2012)—The  American Physiological Society (APS) is one of six scientific societies who will hold their joint scientific sessions and annual meetings, known as Experimental Biology (EB), from April 21-25, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center. The other participating societies are the American Association of Anatomists (AAA),  American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP), American Society for Nutrition (ASN) and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). 

In past years, Experimental Biology has attracted more than 14,000 attendees, the vast majority of whom were scientists. Individual topics addressed each day are as diverse as the communication of science, drug development, adult stem cells, sustainable food systems, translational physiology, and investigative pathology.

For EB 2012, more than 2,100 abstracts have been programmed for the APS meeting. In addition to the abstract presentations there will be a variety of symposium covering topics such as: 

  • Hypertension and chronic kidney diseases
  • Nuclear receptors in liver disease
  • Novel advances in cystic fibrosis research and drug discovery
  • Neurovascular mechanisms and targets in stroke, and
  • Regulation of water and electrolyte balance in diabetic nephropathy.


Free registration is available to credentialed representatives of the press, and an onsite newsroom will be available. 

The press room will be open Saturday, April 21, through Wednesday, April 25. Pre-registration for press passes is strongly encouraged and will be accepted through April 16. A press kit with highlights of scientific research will be available on an embargoed basis prior to the meeting. Members of the media will have easy access to six society meetings in one location, more than 60 concurrent scientific sessions spanning the disciplines of the sponsoring societies, attendees from all over the world, and more than 400 company exhibit booths.

Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues, and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the American Physiological Society (APS) was the first US society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 11,000 members and publishes 14 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.


Physiology is the study of how molecules, cells, tissues and organs function in health and disease. Established in 1887, the American Physiological Society (APS) was the first U.S. society in the biomedical sciences field. The Society represents more than 10,500 members and publishes 15 peer-reviewed journals with a worldwide readership.



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