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Welcome

\epsfig{file=e:/program/ich.eps,width=1in} It is a particular pleasure to invite you to be our guests at the 2005 Iowa Physiological Society meeting. Several arrangements have been made to enhance scientific exchange among physiologists in the region. We have also set out to make your stay in Iowa City as pleasant as possible. We are grateful that the meeting can take place at the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum (just 15 minutes drive from downtown Iowa City). This location offers an outstanding conference site. Time is set aside to allow for a tour through the museum and the Herbert Hoover National Park will provide us with the opportunity for a barbecue cookout at Sunday evening. The Presidential Library and Park offer plenty of activities. You may visit the Birthplace Cottage, Blacksmith Shop, Schoolhouse, Quaker Meetinghouse, Presidential Library-Museum and the gravesites of President and Mrs. Hoover. You may also hike the tall grass prairie and enjoy picnicking. We suggest you bring your family along for a great weekend in West Branch.

Scientifically, this year's program includes several highlights. On Monday, we will feature a mini-symposium on Cerebrovascular Function and Stroke. The speaker for the APS Keynote Lecture will be Dr. Richard J. Roman from the Medical College of Wisconsin. The Louis E. Alley Lecture, gratefully sponsored by Dr. Alley's family through the Department of Exercise Science at The University of Iowa, will be presented by Dr. John S. Smeda from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Canada. In addition, Dr. Nicanor I. Moldovan from the Dorothy M. Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH will present a Keynote Lecture on angiogenesis. Finally, Trainee Awards will be granted for the best abstracts and presentations from students and/or postdocs.

We are sure that the scientific program will be as attractive as the venue of the meeting. The schedule of the meeting will certainly allow you to personally interact with colleagues from Iowa and the neighboring states and to build new friendships and collaborations.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Harald M. Stauss
harald-stauss@uiowa.edu.
President, IPS


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