The 10th Federation of the Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies Congress

The congress was held in Daegu, Korea from Nov. 1-4. It was well attended and offered exciting science.

IUPS organized a luncheon session entitled “IUPS meet and greet” at the FAOPS 2023 Congress in Korea.

More than 50 physiologists joined, including an undergraduate student! Some IUPS Council members, IUPS Academy Fellow, and representatives of IUPS member Physiological Societies also joined.

IUPS president Sue Wray and Vicepresident Yoshihiro Kubo

explained the mission of IUPS. We also introduced our strategic activities including New Prizes of IUPS, (1) Julie Chan Prize for mentoring activities and (2) Early Faculty Prize for contributions to research, teaching and service to disciplines, to call for the application next year. We also answered to fundamental questions “What’s physiology?” “What’s the covering academic area of IUPS”. “Physiology” is a fundamental discipline of “Life Sciences” toward the understanding of the mechanisms of life, and thus, various “Life Sciences” research fields, such as biomedicine, are strongly linked to “Physiology”

Physiology In Focus 2023

Physiology in Focus 2023 was the first joint physiology meeting of the Scandinavian Physiological Society (SPS), the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS), and the Baltic Physiological Societies.

From the welcome address of the organising societies:

The congress was held in Tallinn, Estonia, September 14-16, 2023. Physiology in Focus 2023 was the first joint physiology meeting of the Scandinavian Physiological Society (SPS), the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS), and the Baltic Physiological Societies.

Physiology in Focus 2023 built on tested collaboration between SPS and FEPS in the highly successful series of EuroPhysiology meetings. Physiology in Focus 2023 presented an exciting programme featuring exceptional plenaries, keynote lectures and cutting-edge symposia.

Many particpants enjoyed visiting the historic centre of Tallinn Old Town which provided the perfect setting for putting physiology in focus.

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

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

The Congress was themed “Homeostasis for Sustainability – Toward the Next Century of Physiological Sciences”.

The message is “homeostasis”. It is the fundamental concept of physiological science, and it should be the most critical for the future sustainability of our human life, society and environment of the earth and universe”.

The meeting started from a memorial symposium which brought together eminent presidents of international physiological societies to discuss the research and education of physiology for the next 100 years and was followed by number of lectures and symposia covering a variety of life science fields, as well as poster sessions.

The plenary lectures were given by Shinya Yamanaka, (Kyoto University, a Nobel Laureate), Svante Pääbo (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) and Bente Klarlund Pedersen (University of Copenhagen).

2023 American Physiology Summit

Recently, in an APS newsletter, Dee Silverthorn (past president) and Rick Samson (president) reflected on the American Physiology Summit which came in a totally new format. They summarized as follows ” Our inaugural American Physiology Summit , held April 20–23, 2023, in Long Beach, California, was a smashing success. Over 3,000 registrants gathered to hear top-notch science, and we celebrated at Thursday’s opening welcome reception on the plaza. Friday and Saturday began with game-changer sessions that focused on cross-cutting issues ranging from combating science misinformation and the physiology of climate change to novel therapies for depression and the science of healthy aging. Eighty foundational science sessions followed, programmed by representatives from American Physiological Society (APS) sections and interest groups. Thursday through Sunday, the PhysioHub was a bustling center of activity, with sections, committees, publications and industry partners presenting on four stages around the hall. There were lounges for networking and resting as well as Summit photo ops, including a photo booth. Poster presentations―over 2,000 of them―moved to an early evening time slot with wine and cheese, and sections followed with their banquets.

Congratulations for this big success!