Europhysiology 2022

This meeting, took place in Copenhagen from September 15-18th 2022, as the latest in the series of Europhysiology congresses initiated in London in 2018. SPS hosted this very successful event and the around 1250 participants for an exciting 3 day meeting with strong topic specific pre-meetings. It is still possible to see the high quality scientific program, including 7 pre-symposia on specific themes. The meeting was strongly supported by the Novo Nordic foundation, with a additional support from the Carlsberg foundation and a large number of exhibitors. In addition to meeting support the SPS supported participation through Travel grants for junior SPS members. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding the event.
SPS Executive Committee

Physiology In Focus: September 14 – 16 2023

We are delighted to welcome you to Physiology In Focus 2023, which will be held in Tallinn, Estonia, September 14-16 2023. Physiology In Focus is the first joint physiology meeting of the Scandinavian Physiological Society (SPS), the Federation of European Physiological Societies (FEPS), and the Baltic Physiological Societies.

Physiology in Focus 2023 builds on tested collaboration between SPS and FEPS in the highly successful series of EuroPhysiology meetings. Physiology in Focus 2023 presents an exciting programme featuring exceptional plenaries, keynote lectures and cutting-edge symposia. To ensure a strong fingerprint from you, the active physiologists, the programme is founded by the enthusiasm of Special Interest Groups and Young Physiologists engaging in topic-specific pre-meetings and the legendary FEPS-sponsored young investigator symposium.

See the key dates and preliminary program here.

We are delighted to welcome you to the historic centre of Tallinn Old Town, which provides the perfect setting for putting physiology in focus. The meeting will take place at the Original Sokos Hotel Viru Conference Centre.

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Helle Prætorius Øhrwald, the Scandinavian Physiological Society
Susan Wray, the Federation of European Physiological Societies
Eero Vasar, the Estonian Physiological Society
Liga Ozolina-Moll, the Latvian Physiological Society
Edgaras Stankevicius, the Lithuanian Physiological Society
Marko Vendelin, on behalf of the local organizing committee

Travel grants for SPS members

If you are a master student, a PhD student or a post doc you may apply for a travel grant to participate in this year’s SPS meeting – Europhysiology 2022. Other scientists can also apply, but students will be prioritised. Successful applicants will be awarded reimbursement of a maximum sum of 10.000 SEK for expenses to cover the following: Conference fee, travel, accommodation and official conference dinner. Application deadline: May 25. You will receive an answer to your application by June 15 or  at latest July 15 (waiting list). 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, no later than May 25. A scientific relation to one of the Nordic countries 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 Nordic 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.      Master, PhD students and post docs

4.      Applicants with current SPS membership with dues paid, or lifetime members

5.      New SPS member applicants

To apply for the travel grant, follow this link:


Open access to Ukrainian thoughts, not to their soil

Europe is aflame, turmoil leaves many speechless.

Now is the time we stand up for human rights.

Now is the time we withstand disinformation and science abuse.

Now is the time we divert attention from items secondary, to saving lives and freedom of speech.

Now is the time we act as one, no boarder can separate.

Now is the time for truth. The truth of lives taken from youths for the satisfaction of few.

How high must the toll be before we, with vision for a better world, abandon indifference to make a difference? May the call echo to scientists of the world: Use your knowledge and abilities in any way, to stop actions unworthy for humans with open hearts and minds.

Acta Physiologica provides open access to obituaries of fallen scholars from all nations. Scholars dearly missed, but never forgotten. Their lives ceased, their visions not.

Acta Physiologica provides open access to editorials coauthored by scientists of nations at war. Editorials making clear the nature of true leadership, the falsehood of violence and that bloodshed never brings glory.

Anyone not believing in miracles is not a realist, Ben Gurion.

Hope. Act. Now.

Pontus Persson

Chief Editor

Charité, Institute of Vegetative Physiology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

How to cite this article: Persson PB. Open access to Ukraniain thoughts, not their soil. Acta Physiol. 22;00:e13810. Doi:10.1111/apha.13810