It is my great pleasure to welcome you all to Ulm for the 98th Bi-annual Meeting of the German Physiological Society (DPG). This year the meeting is held in association with our colleagues from the Austrian Physiology Society (APS) and the Life Science Switzerland Physiology Society (LS2).
Due to all of your valuable contributions, this year’s meeting offers a jam-packed programme full of excellent content, including: 4 plenary lectures, 18 symposia, 11 oral sessions, and two poster sessions - with poster-prizes! Didactic workshops and lectures will address the important issue of teaching physiology to students - the physiologists of the future. Moreover, a public lecture, to be given by Dr. Mark Benecke will hopefully further engage students and community alike.
As well as attending the meeting, I do hope you will also find some time to explore Ulm, the town in which Albert Einstein was born - it really is a beautiful and historic city.
I would like to thank everybody who helped organizing this meeting, and I wish all of you an exciting and stimulating conference.