Travel grant to participate in the SPS meeting in Reykjavik 2019

You may apply for a travel grant to participate in the SPS meeting in Reykjavik (August 2019). Successful applicants will be awarded a fixed sum of 10000 SEK when we receive proof of participation, documented as a confirmation letter from the organizers after the meeting.

Application deadline: May 1st

You will receive an answer to your application by May 15th

You must be a member of the SPS in order to apply, but you may apply for membership simultaneously by filling in the Membership Application Form. This form should be sent by email to as soon as possible after submitting your grant application. A connection to Scandinavia is required to be eligible for SPS membership. Please indicate briefly in the application email who you are, where you work, and the nature of your Scandinavian connection. 

Grants will be awarded by the SPS executive committee according to the following priorities:

  1. Participants presenting at the conference (oral or poster)
  2. Participants attending both a special interest group (SIG) satellite symposia and the main conference
  3. PhD students and post docs
  4. Applicants with current SPS membership with dues paid, or lifetime members
  5. New SPS member applicants

Please click this link to apply:


It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the SCANDINAVIAN PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY 2019 meeting in Reykjavik!
The programme and practical info can be found at the meeting website. We will have world-class plenary speakers, very interesting symposia and three ambitious satellite meetings. The satellite meetings will be held on August 8th, and the main meeting will be on August 9-11th.
We will meet in Harpa Conference Centre, downtown Reykjavik. Most congress hotels, as well as shops and restaurants, are within walking distance. Excursions to explore Icelandic nature can easily be arranged.
We look forward to seeing you!
For more information, see the meeting website or contact the organisers by e-mail ( or through the facebook page or Twitter account

Participants that are members of SPS are eligible for a travel grant of 10.000 SEK. Follow this link for guidelines on how to apply.

Important dates: May 1st: Abstract submission closes. Note that only those who submit an abstract are eligible for the SPS travel grants.

April 15th: Notification of abstracts delivered before April 1st.

May 9th: Registration fee advances.

Europhysiology 14 – 16 September 2018 in London

The first meeting of a series of biennial joint meetings organised by the Scandinavian Physiological Society, the Physiological Society, the Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft and the Federation of European Physiological Societies will take place 14 – 16 September 2018 in London. We warmly encourage all SPS members to participate – this meeting will replace the SPS annual meeting 2018  and is definitely a “don´t miss” event for every physiologist!

The general assembly of the SPS will be organised in London.

There are also three highly interesting satellite symposia organised by SPS SIG groups a day before the actual meeting (13 September). Please check the program and register!

The first Acta Physiologica prize will be awarded in a spectacular award ceremony organised September 14. More info about the ceremony coming soon – all SPS members are warmly welcomed to participate.

Please note that the deadline for travel grant applications is May 31, 2018.

See you in London!!

Satellite meeting on Cardiac Physiology September 13th 2018

The Special Interest Group on Cardiac Physiology of the Scandinavian Physiological Society is arranging an exciting satellite meeting on the day before the Europhysiology meeting in London in 2018. To celebrate the plans to have a series of biennial joint meetings of The Physiological Society, the Scandinavian Physio-logical Society, the Deutsche Physiologische Gesellschaft and the Federation of European Physiological Societies, we invite all scientists with an interest in cardiac physiology to participate.

Please find the program and more info here Satelite meeting on Cardiac Physiology 2018(1)

An invitation to the first SkMSIG meeting

We invite you to the first meeting of the group Thursday 13th September 2018 (9am to 6pm) at King’s College London, Strand Campus.

This is the day before the Europhysiology Meeting in London 14-16 September 2018. So you should be able to combine the two.

The main idea this time is to let each research group give a short presentation of their work so that we get to know each other scientifically. The hope is to foster collaborations.

Please see the enclosed program Muscular SIG satellite , and register with Juilan Ochala:


The participation is free. SPS members can apply to SPS for a travel grant. The meeting is in principle open to all muscle biologists, but in case it is fully booked, we will give priority to one person from each group (e.g. the PI).

See you in London!

Kristian Gundersen

Johanna Lanner

Julian Ochala



New SIG for skeletal muscle Physiology established

We are happy to announce that a new special interest group named “SIG for skeletal muscle Physiology” has been established. Currently the group is chaired by professor Kristian Gundersen, University of Oslo. The board of the SIG consists of Kristian Gundersen, Johanna Lanner and Julian Ochala.

The upstart meeting of the new SIG is planned to be organised as a satellite meeting to the Europhysiology 2018 meeting in London.



Acta Physiologica’s impact factor now 4.9.

Dear members,

It is with greatest pleasure to announce that Acta Physiologica is inching up on an impact factor of 5. We are currently at 4.9.

At present, Acta Physiologica is the leading journal publishing mainly original articles in the entire field of physiology. Six of the altogether 84 journals covering physiology are ahead of us. These focus on reviews, or are focused on specific areas (e.g. Physiological reviews or Pineal Research).

We are overwhelmed of your efforts, submissions and continuous support, which have made such a great difference!

With my very warmest regards,


Pontus Persson

Chief Editor of Acta Physiologica