Major physiological societies, regional federations, and IUPS are justifiably proud of their meetings. All have an international element, and all have suffered during the pandemic. IUPS is convinced that we can all achieve more for our meetings, without any loss of autonomy, by branding our 2022-2023 meetings as part of The Year of Physiology. This would also serve as a vehicle for physiologists to promote our subject to media and allied disciplines including clinical ones.

Currently, the “years’ “ meetings in focus are:

May, 7-11, 2022IUPSBeijing , China (virtual)
Sept. 15-18, 2022EurophysiologyCopenhagen, Denmark
April 20-23, 2023American Physiology Summit (APS)Long Beach, Ca, USA
March, 14-16, 2023Congress of the Physiological Society of Japan (Centennial)Kyoto, Japan
Sept., 2023FEPS and SPSTallinn, Estonia
July, 10-12, 2023Annual meeting, The Physiological SocietyHarrogate, UK
Nov. 1-4-, 2023FAOPSDaegu, Korea
Nov. , 2023 (planned)3rd PanAmerican physiology congressTBA
TBAPanAfrican physiology congressTBA
TBAALACF
TBA

Each society, IUPS and federations already mutually supports each other’s meetings via newsletters, announcements and often by supporting members to attend the meetings and sponsoring of symposia. YoP allows us to have all the information in one place. IUPS however considers that, with engagement from our key meeting partners, we can achieve much more, namely an international rallying call, talking point and recruitment opportunity for physiologists. YoP aims for reaching out internationally for new potential attendees of physiological meetings; specifically professionals and trainees of clinical disciplines, data scientists, biostatisticians, and environmental and conservation scientists with physiological interests. YoP will also draw attention to physiology  journals and help coordinate “appetizers” from recent publications in physiological journals and calls for papers that link to the YoP meetings.

Interested to contribute to this initiative? Please contact iupsmanager@iups.org