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Abstract submission opens on 1 March 2011 (closes 31 March)

Abstracts are accepted on any topic within physiology to be presented at the meeting, usually in one of two ways:

Oral Communications
Present your work to a captive audience in one of the lecture theatres,
10 minutes communication followed by five minutes discussion.
Poster Communications
Present your work from a poster in the busiest part of the meeting – the central marquee – alongside the exhibition with wine, beer and other refreshments.

Please read through the information below carefully, it will be very helpful when making your submission.

Abstract body

The character limit for general submissions is 3000 (including spaces but not figure legends or references). Detailed instructions for character limit, figures and special characters are included in each step of the submission section.

Abbreviations: All abbreviations must be explained within the text, except those accepted in the field (see The Journal of Physiology Abbreviations List [PDF]). New abbreviations should be avoided whenever possible. Authors are reminded that a large number of abbreviations within an abstract can detract from the sense.

Methods: There is no requirement to include full experimental protocols. However, sufficient information must be given within the text, or by reference to published work, to indicate how the experiments were performed. In addition, the following details are required where relevant:

1 For experiments on animals and animal tissues



abstracts must state the type of animal used (common name or genus) either in the title or text;
abstracts must include the name, dose and route of administration of anaesthetics used in all the experimental procedures including preparative surgery (e.g. ovariectomy, decerebration);
for experiments involving a neuromuscular blocker, abstracts must include its name and dose, plus the methods used to monitor the adequacy of anaesthesia during blockade (or refer to a paper with these details);
when scientifically relevant, but not otherwise, the method of killing.
  [Note: In experiments where genes are expressed in Xenopus oocytes, details of oocyte collection are not required.]
2 For experiments on humans or human tissue
    All abstracts must specify, in the title or text, that the work has been done on humans or human tissue.
3 Use of non-proprietary drugs or chemicals
    References to non-proprietary drugs should include a brief description of their effects, and also a reference.

Results: Authors must include within the abstract a clear description of the results and all the appropriate data to support any conclusion they wish to make; an abstract without supporting data may be rejected. Authors are expected to present within their Communication all the data described in the abstract. If numerical data are presented as mean values, the standard deviations or standard errors should be given; the form used, and the n values must be stated. When statistical significance is shown, the statistical test must be named. For non-numerical data (e.g. Western blots) the number of replicates is required.

Authors may use either the Harvard (e.g. Smith et al. (2004) within the text, and alphabetically within the reference section), or the Vancouver (numbering from (1) to (5) within the text and in order of citation within reference section) system of citation.

Vetting of abstracts for presentation at the meeting

Before abstracts are included in the Programme for the Meeting they are reviewed by scrutineers. Abstracts will either be "Accepted as submitted", "Accepted as title only" or "rejected outright". Click here for a summary of the Vetting Process Physiology 2011. It will save time if you note what will be looked for in the review process and ensure that your abstract complies with all the Submission Instructions. Please note that the reviewer may ask for justification for certain techniques used in animal experiments; abstracts will be rejected if any doubts about the humanity of the experiments are not resolved.

Ethical requirements of The Physiological Society

Experiments on animals and animal tissues

It is a requirement of the Society that all vertebrates (and Octopus vulgaris) used in experiments are humanely treated and, where relevant, humanely killed.
To this end authors must tick the appropriate box to confirm that:
For work conducted in the UK, all procedures accorded with current UK legislation.

For work conducted elsewhere, all procedures accorded with current national legislation/guidelines or, in their absence, with current local guidelines.

Experiments on humans or human tissue

Authors must tick the appropriate box to confirm that: All procedures accorded with the ethical standards of the relevant national, institutional or other body responsible for human research and experimentation, and with the principles of the World Medical Association’s Declaration of Helsinki.

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Registration will open on 1 January 2011

Early registration

1 January 2011 – 1 June 2011
Late registration 2 June 2011 – 30 June 2011
On-site registration 11 July 2011 – 14 July 2011

Non-Members and Non-Member students*, based at the University of Oxfordo, can register for the Meeting at Ordinary Member and Affiliate rates, respectively.

Please note, registration is for the whole meeting, there are no day-rates.

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Retired & Honorary Members of The Physiological Society

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Ordinary & Associate Members of The Physiological Society

Early £50 Late £75 On-site £75

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Affiliates & Undergraduate Associates of The Physiological Society

Early Free Late £45 On-site £45

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Early £150 Late £250 On-site £250

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Non-Member student*

Early £75 Late £125 On-site £125

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* Proof of student status required.

o University of Oxford ID required.

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