EB 2017 Highlights - APS News Update Special Edition
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Issue: March 31, 2017

The APS annual meeting at Experimental Biology (EB) is less than 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 meeting.WATCH the meeting preview to learn more about the benefits of attending.









APS Sessions at EB 2017

For full details of all physiology platform sessions, please refer to the APS website or check the March 2017 issue of The Physiologist. Also, stop by the APS booth (#448) to pick up your copy of the APS EB program! Note: Meeting-wide programs will NOT be printed for EB 2017.

Section Distinguished Lectureships

Attend one of the 12 APS sections’ distinguished lectureships throughout the week. The November 2016 issue of The Physiologist has a list of the 2017 Distinguished Lectures. 

Help Build Public Support for Science with an #ActualLivingScientist T-Shirt

Scientists on Twitter have started sharing their stories using the hashtag #ActualLivingScientist. Now everyone can get in on it by wearing this stylish #ActualLivingScientist T-shirt. The back is imprinted with the APS logo and says “Ask Me About My Science. The 100% cotton shirt is available in unisex (light gray) and women’s (dark gray) sizes. Purchase yours on-site at EB for $15 on Saturday at the APS kiosk (outside of the APS session rooms) and Sunday through Tuesday at the APS exhibit booth #448. T-shirts are also available in the APS store while supplies last. FREE #ActualLivingScientist buttons will also be available at the exhibit booth.

Join the APS Membership Movement!

Need to renew your APS membership or have a colleague who wants to join? Leave EB as a member of the APS family! Apply for or renew your APS membership anytime at the exhibit booth (#448) to receive a free gift and be entered into a drawing for an iPad. (Winner will be announced on Tuesday at 2 p.m.) We’re also giving away selfie sticks and refreshments at the APS booth to those who submit applications or renewals on Sunday, April 23, through Tuesday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. See you there! 

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Medical Education Refresher Course: Curricular Innovation in Sex and Gender Based Medical Physiology 

Discoveries in sex and gender differences in health and disease are now beginning to impact clinical practice as we move closer to the ideal of individualized medicine. This refresher course is targeted toward the medical school instructor who desires to update their course or lecture content with clinically relevant information on sex and gender differences in physiology. Speakers include Marjorie Jenkins, Todd Vanderah, Kent Thornburg and Virginia Miller. The EB 2017 Refresher Course will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the McCormick Place Convention Center (MPCC) Room W190A.

Why Scientific Rigor Matters and Ways to Improve It

The APS Science Policy Committee is hosting a symposium on ways to address problems with rigor and reproducibility in research. “Why Scientific Rigor Matters and Ways to Improve It” will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. in MPCC Room W192C. For more details, see the symposium website.  

Chicago’s Second City to Host SciComm Improv Session at EB

If explaining your research to others doesn’t come easy, join the APS Communications Committee at EB to learn how much fun science communication can be! Chicago's own Second City players will host an interactive session exploring improvisation as a tool for communicating science from 3 to 5 p.m. in MPCC Room W192A. Only a few spaces remain. Attendees should plan to stay for the entire session. RSVP with your name, email and cell phone number if you'd like to attend. For more information, visit the APS EB website

Michael J. Welsh to Present Walter B. Cannon Award Lecture

The Physiology in Perspective: The Walter B. Cannon Award Lectureship is the most prestigious award that APS bestows, recognizing the lifetime achievement of an outstanding physiological scientist and APS member. Michael J. Welsh, of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Iowa, will present this year’s lecture, “Insights into the Pathogenesis of Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease,” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W375A.

Meet, Greet and Sip at the EB Opening Reception

Join us for our first ever inter-disciplinary opening reception! This year, all six EB host societies will co-host an evening of networking fun. Light refreshments will be served and member-attendees receive a complimentary drink ticket. Check that you’ve registered to attend in your registration information or when picking up your badge. The reception will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the MPCC Skyline Ballroom. 

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APS Editorial Board Breakfast Meeting

APS Editorial Board members are invited to a breakfast meeting with a presentation of star reviewers from 7 to 7:30 a.m. in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Ballroom B. Breakout sessions for each journal will follow.  

Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week Poster Session

PhUn Week

Enjoy breakfast while viewing a record-breaking number of APS PhUn Week posters and ask participants how to successfully participate in K–12 outreach from 7 to 8:30 a.m. in MPCC Room W375B.

Meet APS Journal Editors at EB!

Bring your questions and enjoy the opportunity to chat with APS journal editors-in-chief. The following editors will host “Meet the Editor” sessions at the APS booth (#448) in the MPCC Exhibit Hall on Sunday:

  • Doug Everett, Advances in Physiology Education: 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Sadis Matalon, American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Josephine Adams, American Journal of Physiology—Cell Physiology: 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Bill Yates, Journal of Neurophysiology: 2 to 3 p.m. 

 

APS President’s Symposium Series—Research Advances in Sex/Gender and Developmental Programming of Chronic Diseases. Sex Differences in Physiology and Pathophysiology

Organized by APS President Jane F. Reckelhoff and chaired by Minolfa C. Prieto, part one of the President’s Symposium Series will feature lectures by Y.S. Prakash, Traish Abdulmaged, Rita Tostes and Sarah H. Lindsey. The session will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W375A.

Learn How to Choose the Right Lab and Personnel for Your Career at the APS Mentoring Symposium

This symposium will provide you with the tools to help you make important decisions regarding the people you choose to work with throughout your career. Speakers include Karen Sweazea, Bryan Clay, R. Clinton Webb and Marshall H. Montrose. The APS 2017 Mentoring Symposium will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W192A.

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 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Hyde Park A of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

APS Undergraduate Poster Session

APS members and interested scientists: 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 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the MPCC Room W375C. 

Brant Isakson to Present Henry Pickering Bowditch Award Lecture

The Henry Pickering Bowditch Award Lectureship for early career achievement honors original and outstanding accomplishments in the field of physiology and is given to an APS member younger than 42 years of age or who is fewer than eight years from the start of the first faculty or staff research scientist position beyond postdoctoral training. Brant Isakson of the University of Virginia School of Medicine will present this year’s lecture, “Coordinating Tissue Function through Heterocellular Communication,” from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. in MPCC Room W375A.

Physiologists in Industry Mixer

Join us at 6:45 p.m. in Grant Park A in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. This social is organized by the Physiologists in Industry Committee and will feature light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. 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 this sector. 

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Physiological Reports

Publishing 101: How to Get Your Work Published and Avoid Ethical Minefields

For new and seasoned authors alike, this workshop on best practices in scientific publishing will include tips on what to consider when submitting your manuscript and tips for avoiding publication ethics and copyright pitfalls. Join our speakers Curt Sigmund, Christina Bennett, Irving Zucker and André Marette from 8 to 10 a.m. in MCPP Room W192A.

The Many Facets of a 'Teaching Career': 2017 Career Symposium 

Teaching has become a desired and required component of many academic careers, but how do you know if a teaching career is right for you? How do you prepare for a teaching career? How do you find balance between teaching and research? Speakers Erica Wehrwein, Carissa Krane, Dexter Lee, Lara DeRuisseau and David Harris will address these questions and more at the APS 2017 Career Symposium from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W192C.

APS President’s Symposium SeriesResearch Advances in Sex/Gender and Developmental Programming of Chronic Diseases. Women's Health Research 

Organized by APS President Jane F. Reckelhoff and chaired by Heddwen Brooks, part two of the President’s Symposium Series will feature lectures by Licy Yanes Cardozo, Joey Granger, Leslie Anne Leinwand and Virginia Miller. The session will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W375A.

Inspire High School Students as a Lunch Tour Guide 

Share your love of physiology with Chicago-area high school students (and receive a boxed lunch) by serving as an EB Lunch Tour Guide. Volunteers are needed to help guide students through the poster and exhibitor areas in the MPCC. Tours begin in the Regency Ballroom C of the Hyatt Hotel from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sign up here to participate.

Meet APS Journal Editors at EB

Bring your questions and enjoy the opportunity to chat with APS journal editors-in-chief. The following editors will host “Meet the Editor” sessions at the APS booth (#448) in the MPCC Exhibit Hall on Monday:

  • Nigel Bunnett, American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology: 10 to 11 a.m.
  • Susan Wray, Physiological Reports: 10 to 11 a.m. (at booth #541)
  • Darwin Bell, American Journal of Physiology—Renal Physiology: 1 to 2 p.m.
  • Dee Silverthorn, APS Books Committee: 2 to 3 p.m.

 

Kurt Albertine to Present 2017 Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award Lecture

Kurt Albertine of the University of Utah will deliver the 14th Bodil M. Schmidt-Nielsen Distinguished Mentor and Scientist Award lecture on “mENTERING.” Dr. Albertine will share his award-winning approach to mentoring young physiologists through various career stages from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W375B. 

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Meet APS Journal Editors at EB!

Bring your questions and enjoy the opportunity to chat with APS journal editors-in-chief. The following editors will host “Meet the Editor” sessions at the APS booth (#448) in the MPCC Exhibit Hall on Tuesday:

  • Irving Zucker, American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology: 9 to 10 a.m. 
  • David Pollock, Comprehensive Physiology: TBD (at booth #541)

 

APS President’s Symposium Series—Research Advances in Sex/Gender and Developmental Programming of Chronic Diseases. Developmental Programming of Diseases

Organized by APS President Jane F. Reckelhoff and chaired by Barbara Alexander, part three of the President’s Symposium Series will feature lectures by Kent Thornburg, Nancy Wayne, Kate Denton and Torsten Plosch. This session will be presented from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in MPCC Room 2W375A.

2017 History of Physiology Lecture

Join the APS History of Physiology Committee for this year’s lecture, “The XIIIth International Physiological Congress in Boston in 1929: American Physiology Comes of Age,” presented by Jack Rall of The Ohio State University. The lecture will be delivered from 1 to 2 p.m. in Regency Ballroom A at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. 

Awardees Recognized and Presidential Gavel Passed at the APS Business Meeting

Congratulate your colleagues recognized with APS awards and listen in on this year’s “State of the Society” presentation at the APS Business Meeting. All 2016–2017 awardees will be listed in the Business Meeting program book, so remember to grab your copy. You can also see the passing of the gavel from APS President Jane F. Reckelhoff to President Elect Dennis Brown. All APS members are invited to attend the meeting from 5:45 to 7:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W375B. 

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Kick-Start Your Funding: Looking Beyond NIH and NSF at the 2017 Trainee Symposium 

Funding for scientific research is becoming progressively harder to obtain, and competition continues to grow. Despite the increased challenge to gain federal funding, many universities and other institutions require their applicants to have funding when applying for faculty positions, regardless of their career stage. This symposium will provide information on less traditional funding mechanisms, including industry, private foundations, crowd-funding and military funding. Speakers include Lisa Leon, Eugene Shek, Charles Saxe and Melissa Wilson Sayres. The APS 2017 Trainee Symposium will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in MPCC Room W192C.

Louis Ignarro, PhD, to Present 2017 APS Nobel Prize Award Lecture

1998 Nobel Prize winner Louis J. Ignarro, PhD, will present this year’s APS Nobel Prize Award Lecture, “The Road to Stockholm: A Nobel Mission,” from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in MPCC Room W375A. Ignarro, along with Robert F. Furchgott and Ferid Murad, won the prize for their discoveries concerning nitric oxide as a signalling molecule in the cardiovascular system. Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to meet Ignarro, get his autograph and have your picture taken with him.  

APS Closing Party—Battle of the Bands

Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, dessert and entertainment at the APS Closing Party from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Ballroom A. GI Distress and the FASEBettes will battle The Third Reviewers for bragging rights. Don’t miss out on this great event. Tickets are $30 when you purchase them during registration or $40 at the door. 

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Visit the APS Exhibit Booth 

Visit booth #448 for APS membership, program and publication information and a variety of fun physiology giveaways. And check out APS store items for sale, including the new #ActualLivingScientist T-shirt, “Future Physiologist” baby onesies and youth T-shirts, and our best-selling stuffed physiology bears.
 

Booth hours: Sunday through Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

APS Office

Find the APS headquarters in the Jackson Park A Room at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hotel. Office hours are: Saturday through Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, 7 a.m to 3 p.m.
 

Section banquet tickets will also be available for purchase. 

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In Other News

Help Honor 50 Years of Diversity in Physiology through a Gift to the Porter Fellowship

Knowing that diversity is a driving force for innovation, APS has long sought to increase diversity among physiologists. At EB 2017, we’ll celebrate the 50th anniversary of our signature diversity program, the Porter Physiology Development Fellowship, which has provided graduate research fellowships to 140 underrepresented minorities since 1967.
 

As we look forward to the next 50 years, we’re asking for your help to grow the program and ensure diversity and inclusion in the next generation of physiologists to fuel the most innovative discoveries and treatments that best address society's health challenges.

Your generous gift to the Porter Fellowship means more will benefit from this important program. Please give today to support diversity in physiology! 

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