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The APS Conference Committee (APSCC) is requesting ideas for scientific conferences with the goal that APS conferences will expand your scientific reach. This Request for Proposals seeks to provide a mechanism for scientific exchange relative to any topic in physiology, broadly defined, as well as in disciplines that adjoin physiology that might mutually benefit from interdisciplinary discussions. Key performance indicators for the APS conferences are that they will:

  • Advance the frontiers of physiology
  • Define the future of physiological sciences
  • Cross-fertilize research at the boundaries of physiology
  • Provide venues to nurture the careers of early career physiologists

We are especially interested in ideas emanating from emerging scientific areas and on topics where physiology is relevant to areas typically not addressed within the context of traditional physiology-focused events. Partnerships with scientists who are not members of APS or who may not even self-identify as physiologists are encouraged. Ideas from trainees and early career investigators are particularly desired.

Please describe your idea in 500 words or less, and submit it to the APSCC for consideration. Explain the general rationale for why you think this is a good topic for a conference. We especially encourage novel and innovative meeting formats supporting scientific exchange. Partnerships with existing organizations will be considered, but are not required. Your idea does not need to be complete, and if approved, the APSCC will work with you to put together an exciting and attractive program. Conference ideas should be submitted by the first of January, April, July or October. Feedback will be provided within 30 days of the due date. Submit your conference idea via email to the APS Scientific Meetings Department.