Call for Symposia

Dear Physiologists,

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

We all hope that by then vaccine(s) against COVID-19 will be of high efficacy to prevent the disease and that travelling conditions will largely revert to the norm. We anticipate that after such a long time of severe restrictions there will be a substantial need to keep up with scientific exchange at true international meetings. We therefore expect that the IUPS Congress in Beijing will be an ideal starting point to resume in-person scientific exchange and to discuss most recent results with fellow colleagues. Please be assured that we will make every effort to protect the health of our speakers should the pandemic continue. If, even in 2022, it were still necessary to reduce travelling and personal contacts, we are prepared to organize a hybrid meeting which includes lectures via internet connection.

With the congress theme “Marvels of Life – Integration and Translation”, IUPS-2022 will again 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 appended below) has had its first meeting 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 Symposia. The guidelines for proposals submissions are presented below. All proposals are to be submitted through the form below in the period from December 2020 to May 15, 2021. All submissions will be finally considered by the ISPC in August 2021. Announcement of the selected Symposia will be made in September 2021.

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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Proposal Online Submission

Category of Symposium *

Please enter at least the details of 3 senior speakers in the Speakers Information section below.

Please enter the details of 4 speakers in the Speakers Information section below.

Proposer Information

Symposium Information

Proposed chairperson

Does the symposium has Co-Chairperson?

Proposed co-chairperson


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Speaker {{ n }} (Senior investigator) (Early-carrier investigator)

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!