Our charitable objects

The Society's charitable objects are to 'promote, for the benefit of the public, the advancement of physiology, and facilitate the intercourse of physiologists both at home and abroad, and thereby contribute to the progress and understanding of biomedical and related sciences and the detection, prevention and treatment of disease, disability and malfunction of physical processes in all forms of life'.

The major activities we undertake to achieve our charitable objects include publishing two journals, supporting a number of scientific meetings annually, and awarding grants to allow Members to travel to scientific meetings and to carry out research collaborations. Interaction with outside bodies is encouraged through representation on various councils and committees, and our membership of the Federation of European Physiological Societies, the International Union of Physiological Sciences and the Royal Society of Biology.  

Our strategic objectives are laid out in our new five-year strategy.