16th Annual Iowa Physiological Society Meeting

September 29, 2012 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $20-65
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Please note these important dates:

  • Register your poster and submit abstract:  September 23, 2012
  • Posters submitted to the print shop and proofs signed:  September 24, 2012
  • Registration closed:  September 27, 2012

Register online  Submit abstract

Dear colleagues,

I’d like to personally invite you to attend the 16th annual meeting of the Iowa Physiological Society, to be held on Saturday, September 29th at Des Moines University. The mission of the Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) is to unite physiologists in enhancing, networking and advancing physiology throughout the State of Iowa. This is at the molecular, cellular, organ and whole body levels. Both basic and applied research as well as teaching are included.

As such, the program will include a combination of oral and poster presentations on both Research and Education in Physiology. The Keynote Address in Physiological Research will be delivered by Michael Sturek, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine. The Keynote Address in Physiological Education will be delivered by Dee Silverthorn, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin.

This year there will be group activities that discuss on current challenges in physiological research and education in the many different environments. These discussions will hopefully provide the ground for further communication, and mutual learning and collaboration among participants in both research and teaching. The discussions will be facilitated by a panel of experts, but are expected to bring everyone together in meeting the challenges we face in research and teaching today.

We invite abstract submission from faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students. Abstracts can be in either physiological research or education. We are happy to announce that there will be poster competition for graduate and undergraduate students, with $200, $100, and $50 awards to first, second and third place winners in each category.

Below you will find a preliminary program and link to submit your abstracts as well as abstract judgment criteria. We look forward to your participation in the program and a successful meeting!

Yours sincerely,

Kim Tran
President, Iowa Physiological Society

Target audience

Scientists, physician scientists, educators, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

1. Exchange the latest progresses in the field of physiological research and education.
2. Exchange best approaches to meet the current challenges in physiological education at different environments.
3. Discuss challenges to doing research at different environments in the current climate of funding and ways to meet those challenges.
4. Enhance communication, interaction and collaboration among scientists, educators and students via the above activities.

Agenda

This agenda is subject to change.

8:15 a.m. Breakfast, Registration, and Poster Set-Up
9 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:05 a.m. Research Presentation
Skeletal Muscle Adaptation to Chronic Changes in Loading and Activation
Kimberly Huey, Ph.D., Drake University
9:40 a.m. Teaching Presentation
Peer Collaboration to Improve Understanding and Retention of Complex Concepts
Mike Lyons, Grandview University
10:10 a.m. Teaching Presentation
PBL, TBL, CBL – What the Hell? What can I do if I’m Trapped in a Lecture-Based Curriculum?
Matthew Henry, Ph.D., Des Moines University
10:40 a.m. Break and Poster Sessions
11:30 a.m. Keynote Address in Physiological Research
Mechanistic and Translational Research in Coronary Vascular Biology
Michael Sturek, Ph.D., Indiana University School of MedicineDr. Sturek’s presentation is sponsored by DSI™.
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Viewing; Presentation of the IPS Seminar Series
1:30 p.m.          Group Activities

Group A:
Location: Olson Medical Education Center
Theme: Current challenges of doing research at the levels of community colleges, undergraduate environment, medical school and graduate school levels and how to adapt your research tool kit and network to meet those challenges.
  • Short introduction presentation (10’):
    Productively Stupid … and Loving It!
    Michael Sturek, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Discussion Moderators:
    Julia Moffitt, Ph.D., Des Moines University
    Harald Stauss, M.D., University of Iowa
    Michael Sturek, Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine

Group B:
Location: Student Education Center 115
Theme:  Current challenges of teaching physiology at the levels of community colleges, undergraduate environment, medical school and graduate school levels and how to adapt your teaching tool kits to meet those challenges.

2:15 p.m. Highlights from Group Discussions
2:30 p.m. Research Presentation
Role of MKP-1 in the Neurobiology of Depression
Vanja Duric, Ph.D., Des Moines University
3 p.m. Break and Poster Viewing
4 p.m. Keynote Address in Physiology Teaching
The Up-Side-Down Lecture: How to Get Students to Come to Class
Dee Silverthorn, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
5 p.m. Poster Award Presentations and Closing Remarks
5:15 – 6 p.m. IPS board meeting

Keynote speakers

Michael Sturek, Ph.D.
Professor and chair, Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Indiana University School of Medicine
Biography


Dee Silverthorn, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

Sponsors

Kent Scientific Resources

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Abstract/poster session guidelines

We are excited to announce the IPS Meeting will be offering a poster session and all students and faculty attending are invited to participate.

Criteria

Faculty, students and trainees are encouraged to submit abstracts. There is no limit on the number of abstracts a person can submit. Prizes of $200, $100 and $50 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in both the undergraduate and graduate poster competition categories. Competing posters will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Layout:  Does the overall layout of the poster facilitate comprehension of the research?
  • Abstract:  Is the abstract an accurate summary of the work?
  • Question:  Is there a clear statement of the question, hypothesis or purpose?
  • Methods:  Are the methods presented clearly and completely?
  • Results:  Is there a logical presentation of the results with clear descriptive headers for each section?
  • Figures:  Are figures and tables easy to read and interpret?
  • Conclusions:  Are the conclusions appropriate and distinct from the summary of results?
  • Oral Presentation:  Is the verbal presentation well organized, appropriate for the target audience, complete, and concise?
  • Response to Questions:  Are the answers to questions accurate and focused?
  • Overall:  How well do the poster and the verbal presentation convey the project as important scientific research?

Deadline to register your poster and submit your abstract is:  September 23, 2012.

Poster guidelines

Posters should be no more than 5? wide and 4? high. Materials to hang your poster will be available onsite. On the day of the program, posters must be displayed in the Olson Medical Education Center by 9:00 a.m. and removed at the end of the meeting.

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Iowa Chapter of the American Physiological Society

Iowa Chapter of the American Physiological Society website

President

Kim Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
Des Moines University
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Des Moines, IA 50312
kim.tran@dmu.edu

Past president

Julia A. Moffitt, Ph.D.
Des Moines University
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
Des Moines, IA 50312
julia.moffitt@dmu.edu

President-elect

Josh Selsby, Ph.D.
Department of Animal Sciences,
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
jselsby@iastate.edu

Secretary/treasurer

Harald M. Stauss, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
harald-stauss@uiowa.edu

Board member

Mike Lyons, Ph.D.
Grandview University
Des Moines, IA 50316
mlyons@grandview.edu

Registration

Registration will include continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon refreshment, and program syllabus. Registration will close on September 27, 2012.

Registration

  • Students - $20.00
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows – $30.00
  • IPS Professional Members – $45.00
  • Non-IPS Members and other professionals – $55.00

On-Site Registration

  • Students – $30.00
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows – $40.00
  • IPS Professional Members – $55.00
  • Non-IPS Members and other professionals – $65.00

Cancellation policy

  • All cancellations/refund requests (minus a 25% administrative fee), must be received in writing at least seven (7) business days prior to the CME activity starting date.
  • For cancellations received less than seven (7) business days prior to the activity starting date, a 50% administrative fee will apply.
  • You may transfer your registration fee to a colleague if you contact the DMU CME office three (3) business days prior to the activity starting date.
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not be entitled to any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to subsequent activities.

Please note these important dates:

  • Register your poster and submit abstract:  September 23, 2012
  • Posters submitted to the print shop and proofs signed:  September 24, 2012
  • Registration closed:  September 27, 2012

Register online

Hotel Accommodations

View a list of local hotels.

Additional Information

Contact

Vanessa Ross, CMP
Manager, Continuing Medical Education
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-271-1541
vanessa.ross@dmu.edu
www.dmu.edu/cme

Kim Tran, M.D., Ph.D.
President, Iowa Physiological Society
Assistant Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
515-271-7849
kim.tran@dmu.edu

 Discrimination statement

Des Moines University (DMU) prohibits discrimination in employment, educational programs, and activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preference. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all DMU sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the DMU Continuing Medical Education Office at 515-271-1541 or cme@dmu.eduprior to the program.

Details

Date:
September 29, 2012
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$20-65
Event Category:

Venue

Des Moines University, Olsen Center
3200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312 United States
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Phone:
515-271-1400

Organizer

Continuing Medical Education
Phone:
515-271-1596
Email:
Website:
http://www.dmu.edu/cme