For over 25 years, the ASIP Annual Meeting has been held in conjunction with the multi-Society Experimental Biology meeting – most recently in collaboration with the American Association for Anatomy (AAA), the American Physiological Society (APS), the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), and the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET). When we met in Orlando, FL for Experimental Biology 2019, there were rumors that changes might be coming to the meeting. Subsequently, the APS decided to launch its own physiology-focused meeting beginning in 2023. Following that decision, ASBMB made a similar determination and announced it would hold its own biochemistry-focused meeting beginning in 2023. These departures from the Experimental Biology meeting left AAA, ASPET, and ASIP as the only remaining EB Societies. Following a period of board/council discussions by each group, it has now been determined that each Society will move to stand-alone meetings beginning in 2023. Hence, the final Experimental Biology meeting will be held in 2022 (tentatively scheduled in Philadelphia, PA).
The ASIP Meetings Task Force will continue to work in 2021 to make critical recommendations to the ASIP Council related to the future of the ASIP Annual Meeting (and our other scientific meetings) and announcements will be forthcoming regarding new partnerships with other scientific societies and expansion of established partnerships with other groups that might impact our plans for 2023 and beyond. We anticipate that our new Annual Meeting will feature many of the traditional elements, as well as new and innovative components. As always, we welcome your ideas and comments related to the future of the ASIP Annual Meeting.
For now, we hope that you are making plans to submit your research and attend the virtual Experimental Biology 2021 meeting in April 2021, and we look forward to seeing you there.
William B. Coleman, PhD