Call for Satellite Symposia

Dear Physiologists,

We are pleased to announce that the 39th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, IUPS-2022, will be held in Beijing, China, at the China National Convention Center from May 7 to 11, 2022, hosted by The Chinese Association for Physiological Sciences (CAPS).

With the congress theme “Marvels of Life – Integration and Translation”, IUPS-2022 will provide a perfect opportunity for physiologists from around the world to gather and share discoveries of physiological principles and how these are integrated in life and translated into techniques and tools that improve health outcomes. For your update, the International Scientific Program Committee (ISPC, see list of members below) has had its first meeting in October 2019 to formulate the outline of the program and to select Plenary and Keynote speakers. Announcement of the selected speakers will be made soon.

We invite you and your colleagues to submit proposals for Satellite Symposia. The guidelines for proposals submissions are presented below. All proposals are to be submitted to the IUPS Manager (Mr. Steven Webster before June 30, 2020. All submissions will be considered by the ISPC.

Queries related to the preparation can be directed to Ying-Shing Chan ( or Ulrich Pohl (, Co-Chairs of the ISPC of the IUPS-2022 Congress.

With your active participation, we hope to create a programme that will attract physiologists from all over the world to Beijing.

Sincerely yours,

Ying-Shing Chan & Ulrich Pohl
Co-Chairs, ISPC of the IUPS-2022 Congress

Guidelines for Submission

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Important Dates

December 2020

Distribute and post the "Call for symposia"

April 2021

Early Bird registration opens

June-August 2021

Start of ISPC discussion of symposia

June 2021

Distribute and post the "Call for Abstracts"

June 2021

Distribute and post the "Call for Travel Grant applications"

August 2021

ISPC Meeting #2

September 30th 2021

Deadline for abstracts of applicants for travel awards

October 30th 2021

Deadline for all others

October-December 2021

Travel Grant Evaluation, Abstract vetting by ISPC

December 2021

Announcement of Travel Awards

January 2022

Inform authors about status of their abstracts

February 28th 2022

Deadline for late breaking abstracts (poster only)

February 2022

Post the complete scientific program on website

May 2022

Our Congress begins!