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The South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP)

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


Organized by the University of Lahore and the Pakistan Physiological Society (PPS)
Physiology with interdisciplinary integration

06th - 08th December, 2024
Last date for abstract submission - 31st August 2024

Awards in Memory of Prof Arif Siddiqui

In Memory of Prof. Arif Siddiqui, the family of late Prof Arif Siddiqui has proposed two awards in recognition of achievements and contributions for the advancement of the physiology discipline by a SAAP young physiologists and a SAAP senior physiologist:

1. Prof Arif Siddiqui Young Investigator Award in Physiology
A certificate and medal to recognize a junior South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) member who has demonstrated outstanding achievements in the field of physiology at the institutional or national level.
  • Deadline for submission of the nomination package is the 30th of September 2023
  • The soft copy of the nomination package should be submitted to Prof. Mangala Gunatilake, President of SAAP at the email address - mangalagunatilake@hotmail.com
2. Prof Arif Siddiqui Memorial Oration
This oration is aimed to recognize life-time accomplishments of a senior physiologist at every SAAP biennial conference.

The invited speaker will be invited by the SAAP Executive Committee to deliver the oration on a selected physiology topic.

Invitations from diverse backgrounds (race, gender, ethnicity, nationality) are encouraged.

The orator will be awarded a citation certificate with a medal.

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

18th Pakistan Physiological Society International Conference

Peshawar, Pakistan
October 6-8, 2023

Friday October 06, 2023 -  Pre Conference Workshops
Saturday & Sunday October 07-08 - 2023 Main Conference

Download Poster

Visit PPS Website

“Using Knowledge of Physiology to Achieve Success”

In collaboration with
Tuesday, 27th JUNE, 2023

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PPS Website

View/Download Zoom Video

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: Dr. Rita Khadka (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. Sampath Gunawardana (President), Dr. Kushani Atukorala (Secretary)


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

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