Suggest a symposium

Symposium proposals are invited for a number of The Physiological Society’s upcoming activities. 

Proposals are currently sought for the following:

The application form can be found below, or jump to it by clicking here

Physiology 2016 (Annual Main Meeting) (max. 5 speakers)
Deadline: 1 February 2015

Location: Dublin, Ireland
July 2016

Symposia at Physiology 2016 are to consist of one organiser (who will also act as the Chair), three senior leaders in the field (allocated 30 minutes) and two "early-career" individuals (allocated shorter 15 minute slots) totalling two hours. Each symposium will be funded to an average of £3,500 GBP to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence of speakers. All speakers will be offered fixed amounts of funding based on a pre-determined geographic banding. Speakers and the organiser will have their registration fees waived. All speakers are required to submit an abstract for the meeting.  Organisers may submit a full day session in the form of two symposia (two session forms should be completed and the link indicated below).

Experimental Biology 2016 (max. 4 speakers)
Deadline: 1 February 2015

San Diego, CA, USA
2 - 6 April 2016

Experimental Biology is a multidisciplinary, scientific meeting features plenary and award lectures, pre-meeting workshops, oral and poster sessions, on-site career services and exhibits featuring an array of equipment, supplies and publications required for research labs and experimental study.  General fields of study include anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, and pharmacology. EB conferences are open to all members of the sponsoring and guest societies and nonmembers with interest in research and life sciences. The majority of scientists represent university and academic institutions as well as government agencies, non-profit organizations and private corporations.  The meeting is comprised of nearly 14,000 scientists and exhibitors representing six sponsoring societies and over 30 guest societies. 

The Society is a guest society at this meeting. 

2015 Topic Meeting - Imaging (max. 5 speakers)

Deadline: 8 September 2014

Location TBC
September 2015

The Meetings Committee recently reviewed our strategy for supporting meetings outside of the Main Meeting and concluded that we would like to introduce a new style of meeting which would attract physiologists from diverse backgrounds in an attempt to promote cross-fertilisation and integration; these will be known as "Topic Meetings”.  These meetings will be single track and 2.5 to 3 days in duration.  Such meetings will be an evolution of our highly successful "Biomedical Basis of Elite Performance" Meeting held in March 2012 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London ( and include educational & outreach activities as well as involvement from our Journals.  Suggestions for mini-symposia to be considered for inclusion in the broad topic structure of Imaging are now being sought.  Proposals are to consist of one organiser (who will also act as the Chair), three senior leaders in the field (allocated 30 minutes) and two "early-career" individuals (allocated shorter 15 minute slots) totalling two hours.

1.  Proposers should aim to suggest topical, high impact symposium with international calibre speakers.
2.  Proposers are asked to bear in mind the critical importance of both geographic and gender balance of the proposed speakers.
3.  All submissions will undergo peer review and the Meetings Committee reserves the right to alter the range of the topic and/or the proposed speaker list when meeting to determine the final programme.
4.  Please do not contact speakers at this stage as there will be sufficient time to do so after the final selection of symposium has been made.
5.  All proposals are discussed by the Meetings Committee and Editors-in-Chief of The Society’s Journals for consideration and/or suitability as part of other international exchange programmes that The Society is part of.
6.  The number of speakers per symposium will vary depending on the activity. 

Further questions may be directed to Christine Carr, Events & Marketing Manager at E: or T: +44 (0) 20 7269 5725.

The Meetings Commitee will aim to conduct the review and communicate decisions within 3 months of submission.

Upon successful submission you will receive a web page notification that your proposal has been received.


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