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Issue: February 27, 2015 (EB Special Edition)




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APS Membership Incentive at EB

Know anyone who should be a member of APS? Now is a great time to apply. New membership applicants who apply and are accepted by May 31 will receive a free tote bag. Visit the APS booth (#713) for more information and for the special membership code. There’s still time to register for EB 2015. WATCH the APS meeting preview to learn more about the benefits of attending.

Want to Win an iPad Mini?

Stop by the APS Publications booth (#518) for information on our journals and books including our newest open access journal Physiological Reports. 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 (and receive a free gift)!

APS Sessions at EB 2015

For full details of all sessions, please refer to the APS website  or check the March 2015 issue of The Physiologist

Section Distinguished Lectureships

Attend one of the twelve sections’ distinguished lectureships throughout the week. The November 2014 issue ofThe Physiologist.

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Comprehensive Physiology
How to Present a Scientific Poster

It's All in Your Head – A Refresher Course on the Brain and Systems Control

Get an update on content from leading experts in the field including: The Brain and the Cardiovascular System (Roger Dampney, U Sydney), The Brain and the Immune System (Francois Abboud, U Iowa), The Brain and the Respiratory System (Gordon Mitchell, U Florida), and The Brain in the Gut (Gary Mawe, U Vermont). The EB 2015 Refresher Course will be held Saturday, March 28, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Boston Convention and Exposition Center (BCEC) Room 210A.

Reproducibility in Research: What are the Problems? How Can We Fix Them? What Happens If We Don’t?

Kick off your EB meeting early! Join the APS Science Policy Committee from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, in the BCEC Room 209 to discuss scientific rigor and the reliability of research results. For speaker information and a journal club activity, see the symposium website

APS Communications Committee Symposium

Join the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science for the APS symposium: "Communicating with the Media" on Saturday, March 28, from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the BCEC Room 207. Learn how to clearly and concisely share your messages with reporters, the lay public, and the public information officer at your institution. We'll see you there!

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 BCEC, East Registration Area on Saturday, March 28, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. (Join) the Poster Session on Facebook and indicate if you’re planning on attending.

APS Cannon Lecture and Opening Reception

Attend the Walter B. Cannon Lecture titled "Solving the Mystery of Sleep: From Orphan Receptors to Forward Genetics." It will be presented by Masashi Yanagisawa of the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Following the lecture, join us at the APS Opening Reception featuring a light dinner buffet and cash bar. This event is free to all physiology registrants however you must obtain a ticket for entry. Sign up when you register. The lecture will be held on Saturday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the BCEC Room 210BC. Reception immediately follows from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the BCEC Room 205ABC. 

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2015 Physiological Bioenergetics

Physiology Understanding (PhUn) Week Poster Session

Enjoy breakfast while viewing APS Physiology Understanding Week participant posters in Grand Ballroom B of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel from 7:00-8:30 a.m.

Medical Physiology Course Directors Meetings

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, March 29, at 2:00 p.m. in the Stone Room of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

APS President's Symposium Series – The Future of Diabetes Research

Chaired by John E. Hall, this lecture will be presented on Sunday, March 29, from 3:15-5:15 p.m.

in the BCEC Room 210BC.

APS Bowditch Lecture

The 2015 Henry Pickering Bowditch Lecture titled "Role of Immune Mechanisms in the Pathophysiology of Hypertension in Preeclampsia" will be presented by Babette B. LaMarca of the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Sunday, March 29, from 5:45-6:45 p.m. int eh BCEC Room 210BC.

Physiologists in Industry Mixer

Join us on Sunday, March 29, at 6:45 p.m. in the Boston Westin Waterfront Revere Room. 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 and learn about career opportunities in industry.

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Experimental Biology 2015
APS Conference: Physiology and Gender

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

The APS Publications Committee will be presenting a session titled Publishing 101 – How to Get Your Work Published and Avoid Ethical Minefields. The session is chaired by Publications Chair Curt Sigmund who will be joined by APS Past-President Kim Barrett, Publications Ethics Manager, Christina Bennett and Publications Director Rita Scheman. A Q&A session with Josephine Adams, the editor of the American Journal of Physiology – Cell and Molecular Physiology,and Bill Yates, the editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology will follow. Monday, March 30, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the BCEC Room 205C.

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

Receive a boxed lunch and inspire Boston-area high school students with physiology and your career highlights. Guide them through the poster and exhibitor areas in the BCEC which begins in the Commonwealth Ballroom A/B of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel from 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

APS President's Symposium Series – The Future of Obesity Research 

Chaired by Alyssa Hasty, this lectured will be presented on Monday, March 30, from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the BCEC, Room 210BC.

Integration of Evolutionary Biology with Physiological Science

Join us for a provocative conversation between Denis Noble of Oxford University and Michael Joyner of the Mayo Clinic, on the Integration of Evolutionary Biology with Physiological Science. Monday, March 30, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the BCEC Room 205B.

Young Experimental Scientists (Y.E.S) Mixer

Say YES to a fun time at EB2015! The Y.E.S. Mixer is a great way to engage with other young experimental scientists. The event is free to grad students, undergrads, high school students and high school teachers. Proper credentials must be provided onsite at the meeting to verify status. Monday, March 30, from 9:00-11:30 p.m. in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Galleria Ballroom. 

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Resilience is Power: Dealing with the Ups and Downs of Your Scientific Career

A career in science is filled with challenges that can often have nothing or little to do with the research itself. Hear from experts in the psychology of resilience as well as scientists who can offer advice on adaptability and resilience specific to the discipline. Speakers: Suniya Luthar, Howard Adams, Jennifer Pollock, and Magdalena Alonso-Galicia. The EB 2015 Career Symposium will be held Tuesday, March 31, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the BCEC, Room 207.

APS President's Symposium Series – The Future of Hypertension Research – Howard Jacob, Chair

Chaired by Howard Jacob, this lecture will be presented on Tuesday, March 31, from 3:15-5:15 p.m. in the BCEC Room 210BC. 

Tang Prize Lecture: Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities

EB and APS are pleased to host the first Tang Prize Lecture to be presented by James Allison titled “Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New Insights and Opportunities.” The lecture will be followed by a meet-and-greet reception with Dr. Anderson. Tuesday, March 31 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the BCEC Room 156BC.

APS Business Meeting

All APS members are expected to attend the Annual Business meeting. Hear the State of the Society address from APS President David Pollock and witness the passing of the gavel to President Elect Patricia Molina. APS will be distributing awards totaling approximately $1,300,000! Come, be part of YOUR Society! Tuesday, March 31, from 5:45-7:00 p.m. in the BCEC Room 210BC.

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Mentoring for Diverse Careers: Mentor and Protégé Perspectives

Get information on how to approach your mentor or advisor about taking “alternative” career paths and how to handle these situations if a mentee approaches you for advice on a non-traditional career path. Speakers: Lisamarie Collins, Jessica Schwartz and Maria Urso. The EB 2015 Mentoring Symposium will be held Wednesday, April 1, from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in the BCEC Room 205B.

Neuroplasticity in Space

The APS History Group has organized a session to appeal to space fanatics bringing together three astronauts discussing “Neuroplasticity in Space: Reflections from the STS-90 Neurolab Space Shuttle Crew.” Wednesday, April 1, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the BCEC Room 210A.

Scientists as Supervisors: Hiring, Firing, and Beyond

Supervisory and management skills are essential for scientists’ success both inside and outside of research. Learn about 1) hiring and firing (finding the right employees), 2) resource and personnel management, and 3) conflict resolution. Speakers: Michael B. Reid, Kim Barrett and Francine Montemurro. The EB 2015 Trainee Symposium will be held Wednesday, April 1, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the BCEC Room 206A.

Nobel Prize Lecture: Seven Transmembrane Receptors

This lecture will be presented by Robert J. Lefkowitz of Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University Medical Center, who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The lecture will be followed by a meet-and-greet reception with Dr. Lefkowitz where attendees can be photographed with him.

APS Closing Party

The APS Closing Party features a full dinner buffet, cash bar and entertainment as a way to wind-down after a week of intense learning (and possible brain overload)! Come enjoy a meal and music with your colleagues before heading back home to apply what you’ve learned. Music is provided by a band of GI Physiologists aptly named GI Distress. This event is open to all physiology registrants at a cost of $25. Wednesday, April 1, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel Marina Ballroom.  

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Visit the American Physiological Society (APS) Exhibit Booths

Visit booth #713 for APS membership and program information. See what’s new in the APS Store.

Stop by booth #518 for publication information including our newest open access journal Physiological Reports. Visit the editors of the APS publications.

APS Office

APS headquarters are in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel's Hancock Room.

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