Today is Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018

Department of

Pharmacology & Systems Physiology 

Ohio Physiological Society

33rd Annual Meeting
September 28–29, 2018
University of Cincinnati


The University of Cincinnati will host the 33rd annual meeting of the Ohio Physiological Society (OPS), September 28–29. The OPS meeting is the pre-eminent regional forum for research in physiology, systems biology, and pharmacology, and the translational research stemming from these disciplines. OPS provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students, and other trainees to present their work at a vibrant regional meeting. 

The meeting begins Friday afternoon at 4:00 pm with the keynote address, followed by a reception and dinner. Saturday's program begins at 9:00 am and features selected oral presentations, two poster sessions, and a student data blitz. The program ends with a brief business meeting and awards ceremony at 4:00 pm.

Mark Sussman portraitOPS2018 Keynote Speaker

Mark A Sussman, PhD

San Diego State University

Myocardial regeneration: Uncommon sense for common problems


The OPS2018 Keynote Speaker is Mark A Sussman, PhD, distinguished professor of biology at San Diego State University. Dr Sussman's presentation “Myocardial regeneration: Uncommon sense for common problems” will focus on the biological limitations to myocardial repair in the adult heart, and to the next-generation approaches to overcoming those limitations, ultimately translating into novel clinical treatments achieving desperately needed treatment of heart failure.

Abstract Submission

Download the OPS2018 abstract submission form (DOC) and send your completed form to by Friday, September 7, 2018.


Registration will open soon.


Meeting Location & Housing Information

OPS2018 will take place on the medical campus of the University of Cincinnati. View the Meeting Location/Housing Map Suggested hotels near the meeting location:


More Information

Program information will follow shortly. For more information, please contact us via email at


Local Organizing Committee

Laura Conforti, PhD
A Scott Emmert (Undergraduate Student Representative)
Bryan Mackenzie, PhD
T Alex Ruwe (Graduate Student Representative)
Sakthivel Sadayappan, PhD MBA
Jo El Schultz, PhD
Roger T Worrell, PhD
Yana Zavros, PhD

OPS Officers

President  Bryan Mackenzie, PhD (University of Cincinnati)
Treasurer  Dan Halm, PhD (Wright State University)
President Elect  Vacant
President Emeritus  Gary Meszaros, PhD (Northeast Ohio Medical University)
Founding President & Sage  Peter K Lauf, MD (Wright State University)