EB Highlights - Saturday, April 22, 2017
APS News Update
News Update
Issue: April 22, 2017

Physiology Attendees: Check out these Saturday 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 representatives 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 on Saturday at the APS kiosk (outside of the APS session rooms) and Sunday through Tuesday 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 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 medical school instructors who want 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 cellphone number by 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 22, 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 interdisciplinary 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 will receive a complimentary drink ticket. Check that you’ve registered for the reception 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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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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