EB Highlights - Sunday, April 23, 2017
APS News Update
News Update
Issue: April 23, 2017


Physiology Attendees: Check out these Sunday 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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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. 

PhUn Week

Claude Bernard Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Teaching of Physiology Section

Jeffery D. Karpicke of Purdue University will present his lecture "Retrieval-Based Learning: Simple Strategies for Helping Students Learn." The session will be presented from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in MPCC Room W190A.

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.

2016 Tang Prize for Biopharmaceutical Science Award Lecture

Emmanuelle Charpentier, PhD, of the Max Planck Institute was a joint winner of the international Tang Prize for Biopharmaceutical Science for "the development of CRISPR/Cas9 as a breakthrough genome editing platform that promises to revolutionize biomedical research and disease treatment." Winners of the prestigious honor receive a $1.3 million cash prize and $330,000 in grants toward their research project. Since 2015, Tang Prize Biopharmaceutical Science laureates have presented their award lectures at Experimental Biology. Dr. Charpentier will present the Tang Prize Award Lecture on Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 3 p.m. in McCormick Place 183AB.

PhUn Week

Hugh Davson Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Cell and Molecular Physiology Section

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz of Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research Campus will present her lecture "Emerging Flourescence Technology to Study Cell Architecture and Dynamics." The lecture will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in MPCC Room W190A.

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. 

PhUn Week

Ernest H. Starling Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Water and Electrolyte Homeostasis Section

Peter Bie of the University of Southern Denmark-Odense will present his lecture "Mechanisms of Sodium Balance." The lecture will be held from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. in the MPCC Room W190A. 

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 APS 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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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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