South Asian Association of Physiologists
                                                      

                                                                     

 Working together to understand the function of life from molecule to system

AFGHANISTAN: No Physiological Society


Contact person:    

BANGLADESHBangladesh Society of Physiologists

                          

 Contact Person:; Prof. Shelina Begum

                         Prof.Ruhul Amin

BHUTAN   No Society


Contact person:   Dr Karma Tenzin

INDIA:  The Physiological Society of India


Contact person: Prof.Amar K Chandra

                        Prof.Somnath Gangopadhyay

NEPAL:   Physiological Society of Nepal


Contact Person: Prof..Tara M.Amtya 

                        Dr.Sunil Dhungel


PAKISTAN : Pakistan Physiological Society


Contact Person: Prof.Alamgir Khan

                       Prof.Taseer Ahmed Khan

SRI LANKA: Physiological Society of Sri Lanka


Contact Person:  Dr.Sudharshani Wasalathanthri

                         Prof.K.G.Somasiri



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SAAP requests all its adhering societies to encourage their members to apply for the grants. 

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The next IUPS meeting will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 1 - 5 August 2017.  

MEMBERSHIP: 


* HOW TO JOIN 

By virtue of a national society being member of SAAP all members of these societies are members of SAAP. However, in case a Physiological society is non- existence in a SAARC country and even if it exists any one is welcome to join SAAP as an 'Associate Member'. This is especially to facilitate those who are based outside SAARC region or even non-SAARC countries and contributing in physiology teaching or research and interested in interacting actively with community of physiologists in south Asia. Terms and condition however apply. FOR DETAILS CLICK HERE


* Any person of 18 years age and above who is qualified in Physiology or any other discipline related, possessing a sound mind and good moral character can become a member of the Association provided the person agrees to abide by rules and regulations and by -laws governing it.



Congratulations to all the members of newly formed SAAP Executive Council (2016-2018) in Kathmandu, Nepal on November 2016 !!

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News: 

Dr.Shyamal Roy Choudhury is no more


(1942-2017)


One of the founding member of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) and Vice President of The Physiological society of India passed away on 13th January 2017 at 12:40 AM in Kolkata. Dr.Roy Choudhury was one of the founding members of SAAP and instrumental to prepare SAAP by laws.

Dr. Shyamal Roy Choudhury (b.1941 did his B.Sc (Physiology Honors) and M.Sc (Physiology) from University  College of Sciences (1964). He did his Ph.D from Bose Institute.Kolkata. He retired from  Tamralipta Mahavidyalaya, Tamluk, Medinipur.. He was Executive member and followed by Vice President of PSI. Dr.Roy Choudhury was Founding member of SAAP , former Vice President, and currently  Adviser. He was also the Executive Editor of Indian Journal of Physiology and Allied Sciences (PSI journal). He was actively involved in West Bengal Library Association as well as All India Library Association. Presently he was General Secretary of All India Library Association. After his retirement he was engaged as Guest Faculty member at University of College of Science, University of Calcutta as well as  Kalyani University (department of Physiology).

Dr.Roy Choudhury's special interest and works in the area of Physiology education and teaching made him very much endear among the professionals of physiologic sciences.He was very much close to the hearts of physiologists of SAARC countries as everybody's 'Shyamal da". He is survived by only daughter Dr.Shayamoshree Roy Choudhury and Son in law Dr.Abhishek Ghosh who reside in Canada.

The President Dr.Rita Khadka, Secretary General- Prof.Amar K.Chandra, all the Executive members and Members of South Asian Association of Physiologists conveyed their deepest griefs and sorrows on Dr.Roy Choudhury's sudden demise.

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Some memorable moments from SAAP IV in Dhaka,Bangladesh:-

Group of Distinguished participants pose with out-going President Prof Sharaine Fernando and in-coming President, Prof Noorzahan Begum at SAPP IV Conference in Dhaka,Bangladesh. Prof.B.H.Machado, President-Brazilian Physiological Society is also seen here.

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Prof.Arif Siddiqui (Pakistan), Prof GK Pal (India & Prof.P.C.Dhara (India) iin a scientific presentation at SAAP IV.

From Left to Right: Prof Kishore K Deepak (India), Dr Hwee Chen Ming (Malaysia), Prof Saeed Semnanian and Mrs Tahere Semnanian (Iran) and Prof Fatima Khanam (Bangladesh) & other in a light moment in SAAP IV.

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Last update: January 17, 2017 (11.10 IST)

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South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) established by a group of Physiologists from SAARC countries is a non-profit professional organization committed to the advancement of physiology from basic research to clinical applications. It consists of more than 1000 members from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

NEW:    'SAAP BULLETIN' - A biannual scientific news letter from SAAP is published on 12th.June 2015. To read Volume 1,Number 1 ( January - June),2015 please click here
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NEWS

5th Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP)

in conjunction with

2nd Annual Conference of Physiological Society of Nepal (PSN)

Date: 10-12 November, 2016

Venue:  Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal  

For details please click here


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Dr.Rita Khadka

President - SAAP

(2016-2018)




            

  Message


South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP), a non-profit organization, has been established by a group of physiologists from SAARC countries working in diverse field from basic/molecular research to clinical research. It consists of more than 1000 physiologists. It is the strength of the society. Its main aim is to promote both physiology teaching and research in the region. Its other objectives are fostering the technical information, experience and expertise among the SAARC member countries.     

Since its inception to till date, 2008 to 2016, in eight years it has been progressively working for the advancement of physiology in the region. Biennial SAAP conferences and workshops are being organized regularly for knowledge dissemination and skill transfer.

Now we plan to identify and foster the group of expertise and interested center of excellence in each member country for providing training for research methodology, different technology, and medical education to young physiologists and other interested physiologists to fulfill the objectives of the Society.

Several national and international collaborative research projects are being conducted by several physiologists in this region. We plan to foster it even more in number. According to WHO report 2005 and WHO GLOBAL STATUS REPORT on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) 2014, several diseases are progressively increasing in South-East Asia region. Non-communicable diseases are also increasing in this region. Especially cardiovascular diseases, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and cancer are progressively increasing. Fortunately, several physiologists in this region are working in these fields for finding causes and alternative therapeutic measures. We can foster more collaborative research in these fields and other fields by disseminating information and other support. Sources of funding also need to be arranged for these activities, we will work for it.

We want to build the thriving SAAP through the active participation and collective efforts of all the SAAP member societies by proving focus on its all objectives.  I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all members of SAAP for electing Executive Council of SAAP for the period 2016-2018.

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Prof.Amar K.Chandra

Secretary General -SAAP

(2016-2018)






                         Message


South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) established as a non-profit professional organization is committed to the advancement of physiology from basic research to clinical problems in the region. Since its inception in 2008, towards the fulfillment of its objectives, SAAP has been organizing its conferences at a regular interval of every two years in different member countries. So far, four biennial conferences been organized very successfully. Most noticeable been that every passing conference attracted more and more participants along with a selection of prominent physiologists showing up from more and more countries. SAAP platform thus offers a unique opportunity to share and learn from experience both from SAARC and non-SAARC countries. Emphasis is consistently been highlighted among the members of the affiliated societies for lack of collaborative research, trainings and academic interactions.

The new Executive Council thus committed to accord priority among the affiliated societies in SAAP to come proactively in arranging symposia/workshops on different topics of Physiology for the pursuit of knowledge and development of skills among young researchers. SAAP’s closer linkages with International Union of Physiological Sciences and International Brain Research Organization are needed to be capitalized in a befitting manner.

Publishing of on-line journal is another relevant issue for the promotion of SAAP as has been discussed in the last Biennial Conference. In this context the creation of SAAP Website is a great endeavor. I congratulate those who are intimately associated with its development and maintenance. I wish that the next step of launching SAAP Bulletin within next few months and its eventual transition into an on-line journal will be a smooth sailing. Member societies are therefore urged to come forward and interact closely with the Editorial Team to make SAAP, a vibrant forum commensurate to challenges to physiology community in South Asia. 

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* SAAP BY-LAWS (2010)


* SAAP BY-LAWS AMENDED (2012)

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