Host online registration both prior to and day of the annual meeting; plan to allow use of credit/debit card, ideal to avoid handling cash money. We’ve also found that approximately 95% of registration occurs in advance, ideal for meal and facilities planning.
|Submission requirements as to font, size, and format provide easy download and publication in meeting program.|
Join forces when organizing. When IPS was founded in 1995, its organizers felt that the cause of physiology in Iowa could best be served by joining forces with the IAS. The current IPS President and President-Elect are elected to corresponding positions in the IAS Physiology & Health Section and chair the session at the annual IAS meeting. IAS has a large enrollment of precollege and undergraduate teachers. By joining forces with the IAS, close interdisciplinary contact is established between researchers, teachers, and potential young physiologists throughout Iowa.
Conduct elections according to by-laws. IPS Executive Board currently consists of a President (1-yr term), President-Elect (1-yr term), Past President (1-yr term), and Secretary/Treasurer (3-yr term).
Give awards for the best presentations (trainee category, Post Doc, Graduate, Undergrad, High School).
Plan to have individuals on site on the day/days of the event to run a registration booth, take pictures, set up poster boards, work with the caterer, and handle any last minute issues. This person typically does not take part in meeting/scientific activities.