Both societies have long, proud traditions of successful meetings, and their joint effort did not disappoint. Excellent lectures and active poster sessions fostered an enjoyable and interactive environment, which spanned the breadth of disciplines within Physiology. The beautiful locale was an additional source of inspiration, particularly the Seaplane Harbour which hosted the gala dinner (pictured, courtesy of Michael Frisk).
Several members of IEMR were in active attendance. Simona Kavaliauskiene, Ornella Manfra, Michael Frisk, and Martin Laasmaa presented their data, and received excellent feedback. Martin, who has returned from his postdoc at IEMR to his native Tallinn, also served on the meeting’s organizing committee. Bill Louch and Mathis Korseberg Stokke, who presented at the Young Physiologists Symposium, summarized their own careers and participated in an active panel discussion with students. Bill also organized a Cardiac Pre-meeting on the first day of the congress, which focused on cardiomyocyte sodium homeostasis and excitation-contraction coupling.
We look forward to the SPS meetings planned for the coming years, which will be conducted in collaboration with The Physiological Society and Europhysiology.