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The South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP)

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


8th Biennial Conference of the South Asian Association of Physiologists & 35th Anniversary Academic Sessions of the Physiological Society of Sri Lanka

 “Discoveries and advances in physiology during challenging times”
11th - 13th November 2022, Colombo, Sri Lanka

SAAP 8th biennial conference and Pre/Post conference workshops


11th November 2022
Pre-congress workshop on autonomic function testing
Venue - Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka


12th and 13th November:

Main conference program


19th November 2022

Post congress workshop on Online Assessment in Pre-clinical sciences jointly organized with the National University of Singapore

About SAAP

SAAP is A non-profit professional organization established by over 1200 Physiologists from SAARC countries committed to the advancement of Physiology


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...

News & Events

6th.Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) was held from Dec 13 -15, 2018 at University College of Medicine & Dentistry,University of Lahore, Lahore,Pakistan

Biennial Conference

We are on the process of arranging our 7th Biennial Conference as a virtual event due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and international air travel restrictions imposed

About SAAP

We are a not-for-profit professional organization committed to the advancement of physiology from basic research to clinical problems. SAAP is formed with the combined efforts of the academicians, researchers and clinicians from all the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries working in diverse sub-specialties of Physiology. It consists of more than 1200 members of the Physiology Societies of all SAARC countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The Association provides a forum for the leadership and exchange of information to stimulate discussion and collaboration among physiology community of South Asian region. Additionally, SAAP conducts periodic conferences, symposia and workshops and cooperate with other organizations having similar or related interest

President’s Message

saap secretary

Vidya Nidhi Prof. Mangala Gunatilake, BVSc, PhD, FSLCVS, MLAS, CertLAS

Secretary General - SAAP (2020-2022) Dept. of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine
University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Predident’s Message

Secretary General’s Message

Prof. Dr. Samina Malik Professor/ HOD, Physiology

University College of Medicine
University of Lahore, Pakistan
Secretary General’s Message

News / Events

4th Inter-Medical College Physiology Quiz (National & International)

hosted by the Department of Physiology, University College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Lahore, Pakistan

Quiz Poster

Commemoration of the SAAP Founder

late Professor Arif Siddiqui

Date : 12th June 2021 (Saturday)
Time : 4.00 – 7.00 p.m. IST
Venue: Online Platform created by Centre for Advanced Medical Research  of BLDE, India

SAAP Member Societies

SAAP is made out of the following member societies and their members


No Physiological Society
Contact person:


Physiological Society of Nepal
Contact: Prof. Tara M.Amtya (President), Dr. Mrigendra Amatya (General Secretary)


Contact: Dr. Rokeya Begum (President), Dr. Nilufar Rahman (Secretary General)


Pakistan Physiological Society
Contact: Prof. Muhammad Ayub (President), Prof. Ghulam Mustafa (General Secretary)


No Physiological Society
Contact person: Dr. Karma Tenzin

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka
Physiological Society of Sri Lanka
Contact:  Prof. Niranga Devanarayana (President), Dr. Nayomi Ranathunga (Secretary)


Contact: Prof. Amar K. Chandra (President), Prof. Somnath Gangopadhyay (Hony. General Secretary)

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