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Join us for a new Center for Physiology Education event designed to equip you with practical tools and resources to incorporate the core concepts of physiology into your curriculum. From Concept to Classroom, which will focus on the concepts of flow down gradients and mass balance, will take place April 3–4, 2024, in advance of the American Physiology Summit in Long Beach, California.

What Are the Core Concepts of Physiology? 

The core concepts of physiology are big ideas that provide a framework for learning and are applicable across all physiological systems. Educators can use the core concepts to organize and teach physiology content at any level. Learn more about the core concepts

Keynote Talk

Speaker Headshots - Jennifer DohertyJennifer Doherty, PhD
Michigan State University

Keynote presentation:Incorporating the Core Concepts of Flow Down Gradients and Conservation of Mass into Your Course
Date: April 3, 2024, 3:30 p.m. PDT
Location: Hyatt Regency Long Beach

Jennifer Doherty, PhD, is a physiology education researcher who investigates how students develop principle-based reasoning. She frames her teaching using the core concepts of physiology, emphasizing a mechanistic approach where students solve complex problems.



Featured Speakers 


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William Cliff, PhD
Niagara University

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Michael Chirillo, MD, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin

Elise Donovan 200x200

Elise Donovan, PhD
Northern Arizona University

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Robin Hopkins, PhD
University of Oregon

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Philip Matern
University of Oregon

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Joel Michael, PhD
Rush Medical College

Topics for Short Talks and Workshops
  • Assessments
  • Curriculum Design
  • Evidence-based Teaching Practices
  • Inclusive Teaching
Why Attend?
  • Hear an inspiring and informative keynote talk from education research expert Jennfier Doherty, PhD.
  • Participate in expert-led workshops on the practical application of core concepts into your classroom.
  • Develop a supportive network of colleagues.
  • Learn how to access and implement educational resources from the Center for Physiology Education.
  • Walk away with practical tools and next steps for using the core concepts to enhance your curriculum.

Hyatt Regency Long Beach (next to the Long Beach Convention Center)
200 S. Pine Ave, Long Beach, CA 90802


Registration is now open. The $150 registration fee includes all programming, a welcome reception and breakfast and lunch on Thursday. This event is brought to you by the American Physiological Society’s (APS) Center for Physiology Education. Registration is separate from registration for APS' American Physiology Summit, where additional physiology education content will be served alongside innovative basic and translational research, professional development content and networking opportunities. Explore the Summit program.

Conference Menu



Conference Organizers

Mary Pat WenderothMary Pat Wenderoth, PhD
University of Washington

Bratcher_Addrienne 200Adrienne Bratcher, PhD
Morehouse School of Medicine

Carroll_Robert 200Rob Carroll, PhD, FAPS
East Carolina University, Greenville

Wehrwein_Erica 200Erica Wehrwein, PhD
Michigan State University