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Past Meetings

Organizers and topics. Click on the year for the meeting's website or a PDF of the program.


Frank Bosmans, Theanne Griffith, and Valeria Vasquez
Mapping the Pain Landscape: From Molecules to Medicine (September 27-October 1)


Catherine Proenza and Matthew Trudeau
Ion Channels in Context: Structure and Function in Native Cells and Macromolecular Complexes (September 7-11)


Stefan Feske and Bimal Desai
Ion Channels in Immunity, Inflamation, and Antitumor Immunity (September 22-26)


No in-person meeting held. For the one-day online symposium held on the 2021 topic, see the 2021 meeting page above.

2019Jorge Contreras, Miguel Holmgren, Ramon Latorre, and Brad Rothberg

Structural Basis of Electrical Signaling in the Nervous System and Heart (September 4-7)


 José D. Faraldo-Gómez and Janice L. Robertson
Molecular Physiology of the Cell Membrane: An Integrative Perspective from Experiment & Computation (September 5-9))

Richard Kramer and Edwin Levitan
The Optical Revolution in Physiology: From Membrane to Brain (September 6-10)

2016Andrea Meredith and Mark Nelson 
Genetic & Animal Models for Ion Channel Function in Physiology and Disease (September 6-11)

2015 Henry Colecraft, Andrew Marks, and Steven Marx
Macromolecular Local Signaling Complexes (September 16-20)

2014 Miriam Goodman and Emily Liman 
Sensory Transduction (September 2-6)

2013 Nael McCarty, T‐C Hwang, and Merritt Maduke
The Enigmatic Chloride Ion: Transport, Regulation, and Roles in Physiology (September 3-7)

2012 Jerod Denton
Integrative Membrane Physiology in the Post-Genome Era (September 5-9)

2011 Shey-Shing Sheu
Mitochondrial Physiology and Medicine (September 7-11)

2010 Graham Ellis-Davies
New Optical Methods in Cell Physiology (September 8-12)

2009 David Eisner and H. Lee Sweeney
Muscle in Health and Disease (September 9-13)

2008 Ilya Bezprozvanny and J. Jay Gargus
Calcium Signaling and Disease (September 3-7)

2007 Fredric Cohen and Joshua Zimmerberg
Membrane Biophysics of Fusion, Fission, and Rafts in Health and Disease (September 5-9)

2006 Sergio Grinstein and Joseph Falke
Chemotaxis, Invasion, and Phagocytosis: From Bacteria to Humans (September 6-10)

2005 D. Gadsby, J. Kaplan and J. Lingrel
Na,K-ATPase & Related Cation Pumps: Structures, Mechanisms, & Diseases (September 6-11)

2004 D. Hilgemann, P. De Camilli and S. Emr
Lipids Signaling in Physiology (September 8-12)

2003 C. Hartzell and M. Pusch
The Biology of Chloride (September 3-7)

2002 R. Kopito and W. Green
Trafficking in Transporters (September 4-8)

2001 L. Sweeney, E. Holzbaur, and M. Ostap
Molecular Motors (September 5-9)

2000 C. Miller and J. Lanyi
Structures and Mechanisms of Membrane Transport Proteins (September 6-10)

1999 B. Salzberg and J. Kaplan
Optical Methods (September 8-12)

1998 J. Lederer and R. Lewis
Local Calcium Signaling (September 9-13)

1997 G. Augustine & Thomas F.J. Martin
Mechanisms of Secretion

1996 S.C. Froehner & G.V. Bennett
Cytoskeletal Regulation of Membrane Function

1995 D. Clapham & B. Ehrlich
Organellar Ion Channels and Transporters

1994 D. Dawson & R. Frizzell
Ion Channels and Genetic Diseases

1993 D. M. Fambrough
Molecular Evolution of Physiological Processes

1992 L. Reuss, J. M. Russell, M. Jenninngs
Molecular Biology and Function of Carrier Proteins

1991 D. P. Corey, S. D. Roper
Sensory Transduction

1990 P. W. DeWeer, J. Kaplan
6th International Conference on the Sodium Pump

1989 N. Nathanson, T. K. Harden
G-Proteins and Signal Transduction

1988 C. M. Armstrong, G. S. Oxford
Secretion and Its Control

1987 R. B. Gunn, J. C. Parker
Cell Physiology of Blood

1986 D. C. Eaton, L. J. Mandel
Cell Calcium and the Control of Membrane Transport

1985 B. Hille, D. M. Fambrough
Proteins of Excitable Membranes

1984 P. J. DeWeer, B. M. Salzberg
Optical Methods in Cell Physiology
1983 J. S. Graves
Regulation and Development of Membrane Transport Processes

1982 M. P. Blaustein, M. Lieberman
Electronic Transport: Fundamental Principles and Physiological Implications

1981 B. M. Twarog
Basic Biology of Muscles

1980 S. G. Schultz
Ion Transport by Epithelial Tissues: Recent Advances

1979 F. E. Bloom
Peptides: Integrators of Cell and Tissue Functions

1978 N. Gilula
Membrane-Membrane Interactions

1978 R. A. Cone, J. E. Dowling
Membrane Transduction Mechanisms

1977 J. Lash, M. Burger
Cell and Tissue Interactions

1976 J. S. Cook
Biogenesis and Turnover of Membrane Molecules

1975 R. E. Stephens, S. Inou
Molecules and Cell Movement

1974 G. M. Edelman
Cellular Selection and Regulation in the Immune Response

1973 M. V. L. Bennett
Synaptic Transmission and Neuronal Interaction

1972 M. Sussman
Molecular Genetics and Developmental Biology

1971 R. J. Podolsky
Contractility of Muscle Cells and Related Processes

1970 J. J. Blum
Biogenic Amines Are Physiological Regulators

1969 D. C. Tosteson
The Molecular Basis of Membrane Function

1968 F. D. Carlson
Physiological and Biochemical Aspects of Nervous Integration

1967 L. Goldstein
Control of Nuclear Activity

1966 B. Davis, L. Warren
The Specificity of Cell Surfaces

1965 T. Hayashi, A.G. Szent-Gyorgyi
Molecular Architecture in Cell Physiology

1964 J. Hoffman
Cellular Functions of Membrane Transport
1963 D. Mazia, A. Tyler
The General Physiology of Cell Specialization
1962 B. Wright
Control of Respiration and Fermentation

1961 D. Bonner
Control Mechanisms in Cellular Processes

1960 M. V. Edds
Physiology of Development

1959 T. Hayashi
Subcellular Particles

1958 C. L. Prosser
Physiological Adaptation

1957 F. H. Johnson
Influence of Temperature on Biological Systems

1956 T. H. Bullock
Physiological Triggers

1955 A. M. Shanes
Electrolytes in Biological Systems

1954 D. Mazia, R. Y. Stanier
The Functional Morphology of the Cell

1953 S. B. Hendricks
Photoperiodic and Other Time-dependent Responses of Plants and Animals

1952 A. C. Giese
Contributions of Comparative Physiology to General Physiology

1951 D. Mazia
Regulation of Activity and Structure of Cells

1950 W. O. Fenn
Electrolytes and Tissue Function

1949 D. Mazia
4th Annual Meeting of the Society of General Physiologists

1948 H. B. Steinbach
3rd Annual Meeting of the Society of General Physiologists

1947 H. F. Blum, A. K. Parpart, J. H. Bodine
2nd Annual Meeting of the Society of General Physiologists

1946 S. C. Brooks, L. Michaelis, J. H. Bodine
1st Annual Meeting of the Society of General Physiologists

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