The 100th Anniversary of PSJ is celebrated by means of an international Congress, 2023 in Kyoto, Japan

The 100th Anniversary Congress will be held from Tuesday, March 14 to Thursday, March 16, 2023 at the Kyoto International Conference Center ( At this memorial 100th meeting of the PSJ, we will look back over the 100-year history of physiology in Japan, and look forward to the next 100 years in anticipation of further development.

Looking back

Looking back over the past century, we can see that physiology has clearly contributed to the promotion of health in society. The most obvious marker of this is the extension of the healthy lifetime of humans. On the other hand, the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing since 2020, has markedly changed human society and brought new issues to light for the field of physiology to address.

Looking forward

In light of this, we must consider how physiology can contribute to the sustainability of our world, both for humans and for the natural environment. Therefore, the 100th Anniversary Congress will be themed “Homeostasis for Sustainability – Toward the Next Century of Physiological Sciences”. Here, our message is “homeostasis, which is the fundamental concept of physiological science, should be the most critical for the future sustainability of our human life, society and environment of the earth and universe”. The meeting will start from a memorial symposium which brings together eminent presidents of international physiological societies to discuss the research and education of physiology for the next 100 years…,

Speakers and programme overview

….and followed by number of lectures and symposia covering a variety of life science fields, as well as poster sessions. The plenary lectures will be given by Shinya Yamanaka, (Kyoto University, a Nobel Laureate), Svante Pääbo (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) and Bente Klarlund Pedersen (University of Copenhagen). Please join us in Kyoto and experience the breadth of physiology. We are excited to welcome you with a superlative program on this special occasion!