1. To enhance the profile of the AuPS as a body representing ALL
physiologists engaged in research and teaching
- Broaden the criteria for election to Ordinary Membership.
- Further encourage the participation of Student Members.
- Enhance the prestige and recognition of the society's awards
2. To enhance the prestige and appeal of the AuPS scientific meetings.
- To encourage the representation of all areas of physiological
sciences at meetings.
- To provide forums that encourage interaction of workers engaged
in cellular or molecular studies with those engaged in systemic
- Increase the number of and encourage membership participation
in Special Interest Groups by optimizing electronic communication
between members with particular interests.
- To advertise the Society's activities widely, particularly
by publishing the Proceedings of the Society's scientific meetings
on the web.
- To encourage joint activities with other national and international
3. To assist and encourage the professional development of tertiary
education in physiology.
- Within the framework of scientific meetings, actively encourage
teaching symposia for tertiary educators.
- To encourage the sharing of teaching aids and strategies at
a national level.
- To be a leader in the current discussions relating to professional
accreditation in teaching and research.
- To monitor and publicise national and international developing
strategies for distance education, and web- or computer-based
- Establish a conduit of communication between Heads of all relevant
- To continue maintaining a national bank of multiple choice
4. To proactively provide advice and information to government
and the community in areas of deliberation relevant to the physiological
- Contribute to the activities of the National Committee for
- To assist professional lobby groups to influence government
decisions on funding policies for scientific research and education.
- To continue to produce and distribute responsible information
on the role of animal experimentation in biomedical research.
5. To help maintain and encourage the responsible teaching of
biological sciences in schools.
- To continue to provide advice on careers in physiology.
- To encourage greater interactions between schools and tertiary
- To encourage and assist the professional training of science