Arizona Physiological Society

2018 Arizona Physiological Society Meeting

Arizona State University

October 5-6, 2018

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Our annual meeting highlights the exciting research being done across Arizona.  Attendees share their latest work on projects ranging from the biophysical level to whole body physiology.

It's also a wonderful chance for students and faculty to make connections that facilitate new research collaborations that extend across institutional boundaries.

We're looking forward to seeing you there.  It's going to be a great event!

The information below will give you a glimpse at what's in store and help you plan your attendance.

Honored Guests

Arizona Distinguished Lecturer

Janis M. Burt, PhD

Professor, Department of Physiology, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)

Research in Dr. Burt’s laboratory centers on the mechanisms underlying connexin- and gap junction-mediated coordination of tissue function and growth, with particular emphasis on vascular function following injury and in disease settings. 

Following tissue injury, restoration of blood flow to the injured tissue involves growth of new blood vessels, elimination of nonfunctional vessels, and coordination of flow distribution to meet tissue demand for nutrients. Connexins and the channels they form are essential participants in these processes during development and repair of the vasculature. The Burt laboratory studies the mechanisms underlying vascular response to injury with the ultimate goal of developing connexin-based therapeutic agents to prevent injury propagation and enhance tissue recovery.


Keynote Speaker

Michael Joyner, MD

Professor of Anesthesiology, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

The laboratory of Michael J. Joyner, M.D., is interested in how humans respond to various forms of physical and mental stress during activities such as exercise, hypoxia, standing up and blood loss.

Dr. Joyner and his team study how the nervous system regulates blood pressure, heart rate and metabolism in response to these forms of stress. They are also interested in how blood flow to muscle and skin responds to these stressors. These responses are studied in young healthy subjects, healthy older subjects and people with conditions such as heart failure.

Finally, Dr. Joyner is personally interested in the role of integrative approaches in science as a powerful tool to integrate and critique data from reductionist approaches.


Our society wouldn't be able to go on without the continued support of our generous sponsors. Thank you for helping us advance our mission!

Company representatives from ThermoFisher, Analytik Jena, VWR, and Corning will be onsite at the meeting on Friday, October 5. Take the opportunity to chat with them to see how they can help you achieve your research goals.

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Take a peak at this year’s meeting program. See an abstract that piques your interest? Set aside time to network with the author during the meeting!


Online registration is now closed. However, you may still register on site at the venue. See you at ASU!


Poster Guidelines

  • The maximum dimensions of the poster should not exceed 30" tall by 40" wide (note: posters can be smaller than this should you choose)

  • Do NOT include the abstract on your poster

  • Keep text to a minimum - try to illustrate the story of your project

  • Want some tips/pointers for making a scientific poster? Dr. Jose Ek-Vitorin has compiled some to share with you.



The Ventana Ballroom on ASU Tempe Campus will be the location for this year's meeting.  There is no official conference hotel this year, but we suggest that attendees book a room at Graduate Tempe.  The Graduate hotel is the closest walk to the meeting venue. 

The button below will allow you to book rooms online with ASU pricing.  You can find Graduate Tempe under "Tempe Campus" along with other options should you like to stay at a different hotel.

Please make your room reservation as soon as possible as there is very limited availability the weekend of the annual meeting.