Annual Conference symposia

Members can receive funding support to organise symposia at our Annual Conference. They are an excellent platform to disseminate high quality research to a wide physiology audience.

Who can apply?

Open to all physiologists

Our Annual Conference is The Society’s flagship event and we want to continue to develop this so that it is more international in scope. In addition, one of our key strategic objectives is to increase involvement of sub disciplines of physiology that are not well represented at our meetings.

What is available?

  • Up to £2500 in funding and support
  • Speakers will be exempt from registration fee

When can I apply?

The deadline for submitting applications for Physiology 2019 has now passed

How do I apply?

More details to follow when the next conference is announced

If you are looking for information on organising a symposium around our annual conference, please visit Satellite Symposia

Essential information

Symposia at the annual conference are to consist of one organiser (who will also act as the Chair) and therefore not be included as a speaker, two senior leaders in the field (each allocated 30 minutes) and two early-career individuals (each allocated 15 minutes). Early-career should be PhD, Postdoc or first faculty position level (non-professorial).

Each symposium will have the following format:

  • Senior (30 min)
  • Early-career (15 min)
  • Early-career (15 min)
  • Senior (30 min)

There will be 18 symposia in total across the three days.

Each symposium will be funded to a maximum of £2,500 GBP to cover travel, accommodation and subsistence of the organiser/chair AND speakers. Speakers will NOT be required to pay a registration fee. It is the expectation of the Scientific Programme Committee that organisers and speakers find funding from additional sources. This support will be acknowledged online and in the printed programme. A co-organiser may be included, but will not be funded.

All speakers are required to submit an abstract.

When submitting your proposal, please bear in mind the importance of ensuring gender, geographic and career-stage balance.

Selection criteria

All applications will be reviewed and selected on a competitive basis by members of the Meetings Committee and selected external reviewers.

Our Journals may invite reviews at their discretion, but it will NOT be compulsory for organisers or speakers to agree to provide reviews.

The Society is committed to increasing equality and diversity in the physiological sciences. Our work in this area permeates throughout all of our activities, organisers will be asked to commit to an aspirational target of 50% female representation of speakers, with a compulsory minimum of 33%. We will continue to work towards fair geographical balance as well as fair representation of both junior and senior research scientists.

Informal enquiries may be directed to the Events Team.

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