Welcome to the International Union of Physiological Sciences website!
This is the new portal through which you can discover the wide range of activities that IUPS carries out. The most visible activity of IUPS is the International Congress held every four years in different parts of the world. The Congresses have been held in countries as diverse as Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland, Hungary and India.
But there is a great deal more that IUPS accomplishes. Through this site you will discover that we are constantly promoting the interests of the physiological sciences worldwide. There are undertakings such as the IUPS Physiome Project, that are unique in fostering new areas of research. The eight Commissions contribute knowledge of the state of the art in different fields. This information is used by the program committees that organize the Congress and other sponsored meetings to help select topics that are at the forefront of physiology and speakers that address those topics.
There is also a gathering of delegates from member societies of countries all over the world called the General Assembly which takes place at each Congress, through which national physiological societies exert their influence by voting on important issues. A new group, the Board of the General Assembly, has been created to function as a liaison between the member societies and the Executive Committee and Council during the years between Congresses.
I am sure you will agree that our new website is a great improvement. Spend a little time exploring through the drop down menus. If your national society is not yet a member, you can go to the membership page and discover the benefits of membership and how to apply. IUPS has been very active recently in outreach to countries that have not traditionally been members. We have also helped those who have encountered difficulties because of visa and other restrictions. IUPS subscribes to the International Council of Science policy, which defends the free movement of scientists.
Finally, please send us your announcements of meetings and other activities. You are welcome to use the new website to advertise worldwide.