International Union of Physiological Sciences

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International Union of Physiological Sciences
Abbreviation IUPS
Formation 1929; 89 years ago (1929)
Type INGO
Region served
Worldwide
Official language
English
President
Julie Chan
First vice-President
Susan Wray
Secretary General
Walter Boron
Parent organization
International Council for Science (ICSU)
Website IUPS Official website

The International Union of Physiological Sciences, abbreviated IUPS, is the global umbrella organization for physiology.[1]

IUPS aims to facilitate initiatives that strengthen the discipline of physiology. IUPS is a scientific union member of the International Council for Science (ICSU),[2] and is accredited with the World Health Organization (WHO). The Union is composed of 54 National Members, 10 Associate Members, 2 Affiliated Members, 5 Regional Members and 5 Special Members.[2] IUPS organizes an international congress every 4 years and, in association with the American Physiological Society publishes the review journal Physiology.

Since 2010 IUPS take part in the interdisciplinary activities of Bio-Unions/ICSU.[3]

Congresses[edit]

  • 1889 Basel
  • 1892 Liege
  • 1895 Bern
  • 1898 Cambridge
  • 1901 Turin
  • 1904 Brussels
  • 1907 Heidelberg
  • 1910 Vienna
  • 1913 Groningen
  • 1920 Paris
  • 1923 Edinburgh
  • 1926 Stockholm
  • 1929 Boston
  • 1932 Rome
  • 1935 Leningrad-Moscow
  • 1938 Zurich
  • 1947 Oxford
  • 1950 Copenhagen
  • 1953 Montréal
  • 1956 Brussels
  • 1959 Buenos Aires
  • 1962 Leiden
  • 1965 Tokyo
  • 1968 Washington, D.C.
  • 1971 Munich
  • 1974 New Delhi
  • 1977 Paris
  • 1980 Budapest
  • 1983 Sydney
  • 1986 Vancouver
  • 1989 Helsinki
  • 1993 Glasgow
  • 1997 St. Petersburg
  • 2001 Christchurch
  • 2005 San Diego, CA
  • 2009 Kyoto, Japan
  • 2013 Birmingham, UK
  • 2017 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Structure[edit]

There are eight Commissions [4]

  1. Locomotion
  2. Circulation & Respiration
  3. Endocrine, Reproduction & Development
  4. Neurobiology
  5. Secretion & Absorption
  6. Molecular & Cellular
  7. Comparative: Evolution, Adaptation & Environment
  8. Genomics & Biodiversity

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