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8th Annual MPS Meeting Updates!

We are excited to announce our tentative schedule!

Thursday, June 24th

  • Trivia competition (see details below)
  • Poster session #1
  • Featured symposium

Friday, June 25th

  • Poster session #2
  • Keynote speaker

Our featured symposium topic is...
Research and Teaching during COVID-19: Challenges, Opportunities, and Lessons Learned

Anyone interested in presenting in this symposium should submit an abstract at apsmichigan.orgWe would encourage abstracts related to research, teaching, and/or outreach efforts during the pandemic.

Also... Don't forget about our trivia contest this year!

This year we are pleased to host a virtual trivia competition (via Kahoot), so start forming your teams and studying!
Contest details:

  • June 24th, time TBD
  • Teams of 3-5 undergraduates can compete for each institution team, and graduating 2020-2021 seniors are eligible - the top 3 scores from each team will be counted
  • Institutions can have multiple teams
  • There will be two rounds - the top 3 teams will advance to the finals
  • The questions will be related to general physiology in the various organ systems
Please send team member names and contact information to Jennie Vranish @

Other reminders/announcements:

  • General abstract submission and registration are open on our website.  Visit for more information.  All abstract submissions are welcome, including work presented at Experimental Biology or another conference. 
  • Important note: While we are excited about our COVID-themed symposium, there will be other programming as well, so please submit all your exciting physiology work, COVID and non-COVID alike!
  • The following positions on the Executive Committee are up for re-election:
    • President-elect
    • Awards committee chair
    • Membership & fundraising committee chair
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