Iowa Physiological Society Annual Meeting

Des Moines, IA US
December 8, 2023 to December 9, 2023


Iowa Physiological Society Annual Meeting will be held in person at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. The presentation of the keynote speakers will be streamed live via Zoom. The cost to attend is the same for both options. Your preferred attendance option will be selected during the registration process.


  • Students: $25
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellows: $40
  • Faculty Member or Professionals: $65

Registration fee includes IPS membership valued at $10 per year. Students receive free IPS membership. 

To register a group, please complete this document and email it to All columns are required. DMU CME will then follow up to collect a bank card payment.

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Please note these important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: Monday, October 16, 2023, at 11:59 pm CT
  • Presentation notifications: Friday, November 3, 2023


Welcome Message

We are excited to announce that the 28th Annual Iowa Physiological Society (IPS) Meeting will be held on December 8th and 9th, 2023, at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. The meeting program will be organized over 1.5 days (Friday afternoon and Saturday morning/afternoon) and offered as a hybrid meeting. However, we expect in-person attendance from most of the participants. 

This meeting is an excellent venue for physiologists and trainees from Iowa and nearby states to present and discuss their scientific findings and ideas and to network with other educators, scientists, and clinicians. We have put together an exciting program. This year’s meeting will feature two keynote speakers doing cutting-edge research in their respective disciplines. 

We are excited to host Dr. Warren Wiechmann, Associate Dean of Clinical Science Education and Educational Technology and Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at UC Irvine Health School of Medicine. Dr. Wiechmann will talk about the use of games and gamification in education. 

We are also delighted to have Dr. Jennifer Pluznick, Associate Professor in the Physiology Department at Johns Hopkins University, as a keynote speaker. Dr. Pluznick will present her research on gut microbial metabolites and blood pressure regulation. 

A focus on abstract-based presentations will provide ample opportunities for the participation of students and trainees. Awards for the best poster and oral presentations will be presented Saturday before the IPS annual business meeting. I cordially invite you to attend this exciting event on behalf of the IPS Executive Board and Organizing Committee! 

Thank you in advance for sharing this announcement with colleagues as you see appropriate. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Kind Regards,

Francesca Di Sole, PhD
President, Iowa Physiological Society

Target Audience

Scientists, clinician-scientists, educators, students, and postdoctoral fellows from undergraduate and graduate institutions in Iowa. You do not need to be a member of the Iowa Physiological Society to attend.


This meeting will bring together people involved in physiology research and education to present and discuss their findings and engage in a robust discussion of ideas. 


The Iowa Physiological Society Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for scientists, clinician-scientists, educators, students, and postdoctoral fellows to share their physiology research and education findings and to engage in a robust discussion of ideas. Abstracts should represent original work in the areas of physiology research and education. Presenters will be required to register and attend the conference.

Abstracts should be submitted in one of the following presentation categories:

  • Poster: Poster presentations allow authors to share and discuss the results of their work with conference attendees and address the same topic categories as oral presentations. Poster presentations may represent works in progress.
  • Oral: Presenters will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Oral presenters are also requested to present a poster.


Poster Printing

The authors will be responsible for poster printing costs. Supplies will be provided on-site to display your poster.

DMU faculty and students only - You are encouraged to print your poster through Brand on Demand. The estimated cost is $72 per poster.

Keynote Speakers

Jennifer L. Pluznick, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology, Department of Physiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Full biography.

Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA 
Associate Dean of Clinical Science Education & Educational Technology, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UC Irvine Health School of Medicine

Full biography.

Planning Committee

Francesca Di Sole, PhD (Meeting Chair)
Program Director and Associate Professor,
Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences Program,
Des Moines University

Victor Babich, PhD
Associate Professor,
Mercy College of Health Sciences

Maria Barnes, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Nutrition,
Des Moines University


Vanja Duric, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology,
Des Moines University

Noah Marcus, PhD
Associate Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology,
Des Moines University


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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
12/08/2023 - 1:00pm CST
Event ends: 
12/09/2023 - 12:00pm CST
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Olsen Center
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1596


Hotel Accommodations

There are numerous hotels available in the Des Moines area. Below are a few options located downtown (close to campus) and near the airport. Some hotels offer shuttle service to DMU, but you must inquire with the hotel directly. Some hotels may offer a discount (based on availability). Mention DMU to your hotel to see if a discount may be available.

View suggested hotels. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 CE Contact Hour(s)


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Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations must be received in writing at
  • A nonrefundable administrative fee of $10 will be charged for all cancellations.
  • No refunds will be given three (3) business days before the activity start date.
  • Canceled registrations can be transferred to another individual for the same activity. 
  • Individuals who fail to attend the activity (no-shows) will not receive any refund. Forfeited fees may not be applied to any other activity.