EB 2016 Highlights - APS News Update Special Edition
APS News Update
News Update
Issue: february 29, 2016

The APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology (EB) is one month away! Below are APS program highlights to keep you busy every day of the meeting. There is still time to register for the meetingWATCH the meeting preview to learn more about the benefits of attending.

Annual Reviews
ITL Abstract Deadline March 4

Want to Win an iPad Mini?

Stop by the APS Publications booth (#1901) for information on our journals and books. We’ll be hosting several Meet-the-Editor sessions throughout the meeting. Check the APS EB website for details. And enter to win an iPad Mini when you sign up for journal eTOCs!

APS Sessions at EB 2016

For full details of all physiology platform sessions, please refer to the APS website or check the March 2016 issue of The Physiologist

Section Distinguished Lectureships

Attend one of the 12 sections’ distinguished lectureships throughout the week. The November 2015 issue of The Physiologist has a list of the 2016 Distinguished Lectures.

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Keep an Eye on the Ion—A Refresher Course on Ionic Homeostasis and Systems Physiology 

Get an update on content from leading experts in the field. Talks include: “Regulation of Sodium Homeostasis and Hypertension” (John Osborn, University of Minnesota), “Regulation of Potassium Homeostasis and Renal Disease” (Biff Palmer, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center), “Acid Base Disturbances and Regulation of Potassium” (L. Lee Hamm, Tulane University School of Medicine), and “Cardiac Ischemia: Ionic Currents and the ECG” (Richard Klabunde, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine). The EB 2016 Refresher Course will be held on Saturday, April 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) Room 24.

Having Trouble with Your IACUC? Attend the ACE Committee Symposium

Get help sorting regulatory fact from fiction. The Animal Care and Experimentation Committee’s symposium “Having Trouble with Your IACUC?” will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, in SDCC Room 25B. Speakers will explain compliance requirements and suggest ways that researchers and IACUCs can work together to alleviate regulatory burden. See the symposium website for program details.

Be a Champion for Science in the Media—The Communications Committee Symposium Will Show You How

We’ve all seen examples of science misrepresented in the media. Scientifically inaccurate news can quickly go viral, turning misunderstood concepts into widely accepted beliefs that can influence public support for and trust in research. The Communications Committee symposium “Setting the Record Straight for Science: How to Write to Local and National News Outlets” addresses the why, when and how of responding to scientific inaccuracies in the media. We’ll look at examples of scientific misinterpretation and discuss how researchers can be champions for science by crafting media-ready materials such as op-eds and letters to the editor. Join us on Saturday, April 2, from 3 to 5 p.m. in SDCC Room 25C. 

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Experimental Biology 2016

Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week Poster Session

PhUn Week

Celebrating 10 years of PhUn! Enjoy breakfast while viewing a record number of APS Physiology Understanding Week posters. Ask participants how to successfully participate in K-12 outreach in the Marina Ballroom D/E of the Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel from 7 to 8:30 a.m.  

APS President’s Symposium Series—Physiological Processes Underlying Organ Injury in Alcohol Abuse

Chaired by Gary Murray, this lecture will be presented on Sunday, April 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SDCC Room 20A.

Medical Physiology Course Directors Meeting

Come discuss current issues in medical education and share resource materials with your fellow course directors at the Medical Physiology Course Directors meeting held Sunday, April 3, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Coronado Room of the Marriott Marquis & Marina.

APS Undergraduate Poster Session

APS members and interested scientists: Come meet the future of physiology and maybe your next graduate student! This special session is separate from any regularly scheduled scientific session and will highlight the contributions of undergraduate students to physiology research. The Undergraduate Poster Session will be held in the SDCC Sails Pavilion from 4 to 5:30 p.m. (Student presenters should plan to arrive 30 minutes early to set up their posters.)

Physiologists in Industry Mixer

Join us on Sunday, April 3, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. in the Malibu Room at the Marriott Marquis & Marina. This social is organized by the Physiologists in Industry Committee and will feature light hors d’oeuvres. All EB registrants working in industry and trainees interested in industry careers are welcome to attend. Come and meet your colleagues in industry and learn about career opportunities in industry.

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Physiological Reports

Life Science High School Teacher-Student Workshop–Lunch Tour Guide

Inspire San Diego-area high school students with physiology and your career highlights (and receive a boxed lunch) by serving as an EB Lunch Tour Guide. You will help guide students through the poster and exhibitor areas in the SDCC. Tours begin in the Marina Ballroom E of the Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sign up here to participate.

APS President’s Symposium SeriesDietary Influences on Physiological Control Mechanisms: How Much, When and What 

Chaired by Joshua Anthony, this lecture will be presented on Monday, April 4, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SDCC Room 20A.

Learn to Negotiate for Success at the EB Mentoring Symposium

Negotiation is both a skill and an art. Understanding your strengths and weakness will help you to best promote yourself, succeed in interviews and get the position you want. Learn how to use the right tools and the right approach to succeed in any discipline. Speakers: Trevor Blair, Katherine Atkinson, Magdalena Alonso-Galicia, Kim Barrett, Jennifer Uno and Kathy Ryan. The EB 2016 Mentoring Symposium will be Monday, April 4, from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the SDCC, Room 25C.

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APS President’s Symposium Series—Physiological Adaptation to Behavioral, Environmental and Chronological Stress

Chaired by Liz Simon, this lecture will be presented on Tuesday, April 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in SDCC Room 20A.

Leadership and Management Skills: What You Might Not See in Your CV (Career Symposium)

A successful career in scientific research is filled with leadership and management opportunities. The challenge is in understanding what kind of leader you are, learning how you lead/manage, seeing the possibilities and leading well. Learn how to explore, identify and apply inherent and learned leadership/management skills. Speakers: David Brooks, Thomas Herzig, Andrew Green and Patricia Molina. The EB 2016 Career Symposium will be Tuesday, April 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the SDCC, Room 25B.

Celebrate the APS Monograph Series at APS-Springer Book Reception

If you are interested in learning more about the process of writing an APS e-book, please join us at a reception honoring our authors and the APS-Springer book program at EB. The reception will be held Tuesday, April 5, from 2-3 p.m. in SDCC Room 28C. We hope to see you there!

Tang Prize Award Lecture

Established in 2012, the Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science awards approximately $1.2 million in recognition of “original biopharmaceutical or biomedical research that has led to significant advances toward preventing, diagnosing and/or treating major human diseases to improve human health.” Tasuku Honjo, of Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, is the co-recipient of the 2014 prize. He will present the Tang Prize Award Lecture on Tuesday, April 5, from 3 to 5 p.m., in SDCC Room 33ABC.

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Now Hiring PhDs: Postdoc not Required 

It is critical for trainees to become exposed to various career paths available in today’s job market for PhD holders and to understand the skills necessary to attain those job opportunities. Learn about career options that do not require a postdoc; how to get the experience and skills needed for those careers; and creative ways that graduate programs prepare trainees for diverse careers. Speakers: Philip Clifford, Sonia Zarate, Jeremiah Mitzelfelt, Carrie Wolinetz, Maria Urso and Brett Kirby. The EB 2016 Trainee Symposium will be held Wednesday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in SDCC Room 22.

Nobel Prize Lecture: Physiological Mechanisms Responsive to Behavioral and Environmental Challenges

Roger Tsien, PhD, receiving the Nobel Prize

If you’re coming to EB, plan to stay for the Nobel Lecture by 2008 Nobel Prize winner Roger Tsien, PhD. He will present his talk “Molecules Against Cancer or for Very Long-term Memory” on Wednesday, April 6, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in SDCC Room 20A. Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to meet Dr. Tsien, get his autograph and have your picture taken with him.

APS Closing Party—A Special Treat in 2016

GI Distress and the FASEBettes will be providing entertainment for the APS Closing Party. However, this year there will be a special treat as GI Distress is joined by band members from Cornu Ammonis, who will also perform. Don’t miss out on this great event. Join us for a fun evening with dinner, drinks, dessert and entertainment on Wednesday, April 6, from 7 to 11 p.m., in the Marriott Marquis, Ballroom B. Get your tickets now before they sell out! 

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Visit the APS Exhibit Booths 

Visit booth #1210 for APS membership and program information. See what’s new in the APS Store. Meet the social media staff: Sunday, April 3, 10-11 a.m.; Monday, April 4, 2-3 p.m.; Tuesday, April 5, 1-2 p.m. Get a free selfie stick and take your selfie (#ISpyPhysiology).
Stop by booth #1901 for publication information. Visit the editors of the APS publications. Schedule will be available on the APS EB website.

Booth hours: Sunday-Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

APS Office

Find the APS headquarters in the La Jolla and La Mesa rooms at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina Hotel.

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