APS’s annual meeting is held every spring in conjunction with the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting. Five societies (APS, AAA, ASBMB, ASIP and ASPET) jointly sponsor EB. The result is an interdisciplinary, biomedical and scientific meeting featuring a robust lineup plenary and award lectures, symposia, oral and poster sessions and career-building activities, plus an exhibitor showcase of scientific equipment, supplies and publications. 

We’re so excited to welcome you to Philadelphia. But between supply chain issues, staffing shortages and evolving health and safety protocols, meeting planning during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge. Here are a few different things you may notice this year:

  • Fewer APS staff in attendance: Due to the pandemic, we’re bringing a pared-down staff team to the meeting this year. We’re working hard to deliver great member service. Thank you in advance for your patience if some things take a little longer than usual.
  • Reduced staffing at the Philadelphia Convention Center (PCC) and hotels.
  • More Spacing in Session Rooms: Session rooms have been set to provide more space between chairs. This provides for better physical distancing for seated attendees, but may result in some people having to stand in certain sessions.
  • Supply chain issues have affected the availability of certain food items.
  • There are enhanced cleaning protocols at the PCC including high-touch areas such as restrooms, elevators and door handles.
  • As of March 2, 2022, the city of Philadelphia and the PCC have lifted their indoor mask mandates. While attendees are no longer required to wear masks, we still strongly recommend that you do.

Check out the EB website for health and safety information, FAQs and more.

For research news and video and social media highlights see the APS at EB 2022 Newsroom.

Find more programming information on the APS EB website.

Future Meetings

2023—American Physiology Summit (New APS Annual Meeting)