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Physiology for BDS: Associations & Societies
The major objective is not to make dental students physiologist but certainly to encourage them to think "physiologically" when, in future practice, patients will be subjected to a wide variety of drugs, such as local anesthetics and antibiotics that affe
Pakistan Physiological Society is the official, registered Society of Physiologists of Pakistan. The Society was founded in 1986 in a meeting of senior physiologists of Pakistan held at The Aga Khan University Medical College, and University of Karachi.
The Society is regularly holding Biennial International Conferences at various Medical Schools of Pakistan and provides a platform to members to present their original research work. The last Conference (PPS-14) was held jointly at University of Sindh, Jamshoro and Isra University Hyderabad, Pakistan.
The Physiological Society brings together over 3,400 scientists from over 60 countries. Since its foundation in 1876, its Members have made significant contributions to our knowledge of biological systems and the treatment of disease. Please visit our History of The Society page to learn more.
We promote physiology and support those working in the field by organising world-class scientific meetings, offering grants for research, collaboration and international travel, and by publishing the latest developments in our leading scientific journals, The Journal of Physiology, Experimental Physiology and Physiological Reports.
The American Physiological Society (APS) is a nonprofit devoted to fostering education, scientific research, and dissemination of information in the physiological sciences. The Society was founded in 1887 with 28 members. APS now has over 10,500 members. Most members have doctoral degrees in physiology and/or medicine (or other health professions).
APS is governed by an elected Council consisting of a President, President-Elect, Past President, and nine Councillors. The National headquarters of the Society is based in Bethesda, Maryland, on the campus of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).
IUPS is formed by many societies and academies within the physiological sciences worldwide. We define physiology very liberally, just like the Nobel Prize Committee with its prize for “Medicine and Physiology”. The winner of one of those prizes, Paul Nurse, put the matter very succinctly at our 2013 World Congress when he claimed to be a physiologist himself.
His prize was for work on the cell cycle, which is one of the most important functions in any organism. ‘Function’ is the key. That is what physiology is about. The word means the logic of living systems. Working that out is what we do.
During the first years of the twenty-first century we learnt something very important indeed. That logic is not to be found in genomes, or at least not in genomes alone. To say that life is DNA would be as meaningless as saying that knowing the letters of an alphabet is sufficient to read and understand great literature. Meaning and function depend on context. Organisms can be seen therefore rather like those Russian dolls, hiding one inside another. As we drill down from one level to another, we encounter the same problem. Whether dealing with molecular networks, organelles, cells, tissues, organs, systems or the whole organism, each level acts as the container – the context – within which the inner ‘doll’ can be understood. Work at all levels, and particularly work that spans the levels, is essential to unravel the logic of living systems.
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members.
APA aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science. The core values that guide our mission include pursuit of excellence, knowledge, diversity and ethical action.
Our strategic plan goals are to maximize the association's organizational effectiveness, expand psychology's role in advancing health and increase recognition of psychology as a science.
The Canadian Physiological Society is a non-profit society that serves as a forum for the dissemination and discussion of scientific information of interest to researchers in Physiology and related Biological Sciences.
The major aims of the Society are to encourage research in the Physiological Sciences and to foster communication between members of the Canadian scientific community. The Society supports national and international meetings for physiologists, including symposia and travel grants.
The FIPS is a scientific federation of all the physiologists of this country. It is affiliated to the Federation of Asian and Oceanian Physiological Societies. The Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India (APPI),. Physiologists Society of India (PSI), Indian Society for Comparative Animal Physiology (ISCAP) and Society for Animal Physiologists of India (SAPI) are its constituents societies.
These societies represent physiologists from medical science stream, science stream, comparative animal science and veterinary science. In addition to its prime duty of facilitating the interaction of physiologists working under various disciplines in India, it also forms the nodal point for the interaction of various physiological societies of the country with the international bodies.