EB Highlights - Tuesday, April 25, 2017
APS News Update
News Update
Issue: April 25, 2017


Physiology Attendees: Check out these Tuesday 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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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)

Julius H. Comroe, Jr. Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Respiration Section

Peter Wagner of the University of California, San Diego, will present his lecture "Lung and Muscle Heterogeneity: Consequences for Oxygen Transport Limitation." The lecture will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the MPCC Room W190A.

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 W375A.

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.  

Robert M. Berne Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Cardiovascular Section

Benjamin D. Levine from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas will present his lecture "Astronauts, Athletes, and Aging. A TripTik Guide to the Cardiovascular Adaptation to Physical Activity." The lecture will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in the MPCC Room W190A.


August Krogh Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section Supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation

Warren Burggren of the University of North Texas will present his lecture "Developmental Plasticity, Epigenetics and Evolution: A Comparative Physiologist's Od(d)yssey." The lecture will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the MPCC Room W196B.

Horace W. Davenport Distinguished Lectureship of the APS Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology Section

John L. Wallace from Antibe Therapeutics and University of Calgary will present his lecture "Why the GI Tract Does Not Digest Itself: A Davenport-Inspired Journey." The lecture will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the MPCC Room W190A.

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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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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