The steering committee and I would like to personally invite you to attend the 17th annual meeting of the Iowa Physiological Society, to be held on Saturday, September 21st at Des Moines University. The Iowa Physiological Society is a local affiliate of the American Physiological Society. As such, the IPS is devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences across the State and region. This year’s meeting will feature talks and discussions covering a range of physiological topics from the molecular to the organismal and include basic and applied research.
The keynote address in Physiological Research will be delivered by Bernard Jasmin, Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. The APS is also sponsoring T. Richard Nichols, Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology who will lead a discussion regarding research advocacy. The Harman Endowment has sponsored Bryon Wiegand, Ph.D. from the University of Missouri to deliver our keynote address in Physiology Education. Further, the meeting will feature a number of additional speakers from across the state.
I 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 awards to first, second and third place finishers in each category.
I look forward to your participation in the program and a successful meeting!
Joshua Selsby, Ph.D. President, Iowa Physiological Society
Scientists, physician scientists, educators, undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. You do not need to be a member of the Iowa Physiological Society to attend.
Subject to change.
Keynote Address in Physiological Research
Rationally Designing Novel Therapeutics for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: From Basic Science Discoveries to Pre-Clinical and Clinical Studies
Bernard J. Jasmin, Ph.D., University of Ottawa
Research Presentation – Selection from Graduate Student Abstracts
American Physiological Society Address in Research Advocacy
Advocacy for Physiological Research
T. Richard Nichols, Ph.D., Georgia Technical Institute
The G Protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor 1 in Ca2+/Calmodulin-Dependent Signaling in the Vasculature
Kim Tran, M.D., Ph.D., Des Moines University
Autonomic and Angiotensinergic Mechanisms in Muscular Dystrophy and Associated Cardiomyopathy
Rasna Sabharwal, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Research PresentationTargeting Inflammation in Arterial Aging in Humans: Translational Physiology
Gary Pierce, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Autophagy and the Metabolic Phenotype of Skeletal Muscle
Vitor Lira, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Outcomes of a Research-Based Approach to Undergraduate Human Physiology Laboratory
Jackie Brittingham, Ph.D., Simpson College
Repeated Testing Increases Lab Performance and Preparedness
Justin Brown, Ph.D., Simpson College
Keynote Address in Physiology Education
How to Get Your Students Attention Without Wearing a Clown Suit
Bryon Wiegand, Ph.D., University of Missouri
Professor and vice-dean of Research, University of Ottawa
Research interests and publications
Professor, chair of Applied Physiology at Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Associate professor, Animal Sciences, University of Missouri
Faculty, students and trainees are encouraged to submit abstracts. There is no limit on the number of abstracts a person can submit. Prizes 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:
All abstracts will be published in the meeting program. Please submit your abstract according to the following guidelines:
Deadline to register your poster and submit your abstract is Friday, September 13, 2013.
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 meeting, posters must be displayed in the Olson Medical Education Center by 9:00 a.m. and removed at the end of the meeting.
Julia A. Moffitt, Ph.D.Kinesiology, St. Ambrose UniversityMoffitJuliaA@sau.edu
Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon refreshment, and meeting syllabus.
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