EB Highlights - Monday. April 24, 2017
APS News Update
News Update
Issue: April 24, 2017


Physiology Attendees: Check out these Monday highlights from the APS EB Program 

APS Sessions at EB 2017

Download the EB App for the latest meeting updates. Pick up your APS EB program at the APS office or the kiosk (outside of APS session rooms). Note: Meeting-wide programs will NOT be printed for EB 2017.

Tell Congress to Support Research Funding

Congress faces an April 28 deadline to finalize 2017 budgets for government agencies—including proposed increases for several research-funding agencies. Members of Congress listen to their constituents. Tell them to support research funding.

Contact Congress now to ask your representative and senators to vote in favor of robust funding increases for biomedical research at the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Veterans Administration, and the departments of Agriculture and Energy. (You must be a U.S. resident to email members of Congress.) 

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 percent cotton shirt is available in unisex (light gray) and women’s (dark gray) sizes. Purchase yours on-site at EB for $15 at the APS exhibit booth (#448). 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 daily 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. to those who submit applications or renewals. See you there! 

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Carl Ludwig Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation Section

Robin McAllen of Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health will present his lecture "Mapping the Diversity of Central Autonomic Control." The lecture will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. in the MPCC Room W190A.

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.

Solomon Berson Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Endocrinology and Metabolism Section

Wolfgan Langhans of ETH Zurich will present his lecture "GLP-1 in Energy Homeostasis: There Is More than Meets the Eye." The lecture will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the MPCC Room W190A.

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.

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." 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. 

Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section

W. Larry Kenny of Penn State University will present his lecture "Skin-Deep Insights into Vascular Aging." The lecture will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the MPCC Room W190A.


Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Renal Section

Paul Welling of the University of Maryland Medical School will present his lecture "Protecting Potassium Balance at All Costs: Molecules to Man." The lecture will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the MPCC Room W190A.


Joseph Erlanger Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Central Nervous System Section

Jeff Lichtman of Harvard University will present his lecture "Does Connectomics Make Sense?" The lecture will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the MPCC Room W196B. 

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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 to purchase. 

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