Sections are American Physiological Society (APS) Council-approved organizations composed of at least 100 Regular Society members who share a common interest. Each member is asked to designate one primary, and two secondary section affiliations. There are currently 12 sections, each with their own internal governance, as outlined in the APS Statement of Organization and Procedures.

Members may also affiliate with any or all of the seven Society interest groups. Groups are often sub-sets of sections (such as Hypoxia and Muscle Biology) created to bring together members working on very specific areas of research. Groups may also represent cross-sectional concepts (such as Translational Research and History of Physiology). If you are interested in APS groups, please click here.

The mission of the CV Section is to further the Cardiovascular Disciplines by vigorously supporting and promoting our scientific programming at the annual Experimental Biology

  Cell and Molecular  
The Section provides an organizational framework for APS activities related to the use of cellular and molecular approaches to physiological research.  It advises the Society on matters of 

  Central Nervous System
Organize and promote interdisciplinary activities that foster interest in the central nervous system through playing a major role in programming at Experimental Biology 

Comparative & Evolutionary
The Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology Section fosters an integrative approach to physiological problem solving.  The section is dedicated to fostering student and

  Endocrinology & Metabolism
The Endocrinology and Metabolism Section of APS is dedicated to promoting excellence in both basic science and translational research related to all aspects of endocrinology 

  Environmental & Exercise
The Section seeks to foster interactions among APS members interested in environmental, exercise, and thermal physiology, especially young investigators. We are receptive to 

Gastrointestinal & Liver
The goal of the Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology (GI/Liver) Section of the American Physiological Society is to promote and enhance excellence in research and training in 


Neural Control & Autonomic Reg.
The goals of the Neural Control and Autonomic Regulation (NCAR) Section are to organize and promote activities that support interest in neural control and autonomic regulation of all 

To provide a home for scientists studying the kidney, urinary tract , and their respective cells and vasculature, as well as the control of body fluid volume and composition.  Studies may 

To facilitate presentation and discussion of original research at molecular, cellular, whole organ and animal levels to understand basic pathophysiological mechanisms of 
  Teaching of Physiology
Be open to all members of the Society expressing an interest in Section membership.  Advise the Society on matters of interest to the members of the Section.  Assist the Society, through 
  Water & Electrolyte Homeostasis
Goals of Section:  To illuminate normal and abnormal regulation of physiological mechanisms at all levels of biological organization with special emphasis on cardiovascular renal, and