Call for Symposia

Dear Physiologists,

We are pleased to announce that the 39 th Congress of the International Union of Physiological Sciences, IUPS-2021, will be held in Beijing, China, at the China National Convention Center from August 20 to 24, 2021, hosted by The Chinese Association for Physiological Sciences (CAPS).

With the congress theme “Marvels of Life – Integration and Translation”, IUPS-2021 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 Symposia. The guidelines for proposals submissions are presented below. All proposals are to be submitted through the form below in the period from February 24 to June 15, 2020. All submissions will be considered by the ISPC in August 2020. Announcement of the selected Symposia will be made in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Queries related to the preparation can be directed to Ying-Shing Chan ( or Ulrich Pohl (, Co-Chairs of the ISPC of the IUPS-2021 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-2021 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

February 2020

Distribute and post the “Call for symposia”

May-July 2020

ISPC discussion of symposia

July 2020

Early Bird registration opens

August 2020

ISPC Meeting #2

October 2020

Distribute and post the “Call for Abstracts”

October 2020

Distribute and post the “Call for Travel Grant applications

January-March 2021

Travel Grant Evaluation

March 2021

Announcement of Final Program and Travel Award