South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) established by a group of Physiologists from SAARC countries is a non-profit professional organization committed to the advancement of physiology from basic research to clinical applications. It consists of more than 1000 members from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
In 2007. a need was felt to create a non-profit scientific forum where all South Asian physiologists whether engaged in research or teaching various branches of physiology share their experiences and try to explore collaboration in resource-constrained group of nations with so many common problems and cultural similarities. The concept proposed by Prof.Arif Siddiqui, Prof.H.R.Ahmed and Prof.Muhammad Aslam (Pakistan) was seconded by Prof.Kusal Das, Dr.Shyamal Roy Choudhury, Prof.Amar K Chandra (India), Prof.Noorzahan Begum (Bangladesh), Dr.Rita Khadka (Nepal) and Prof.Savi Wimalasekera (Sri Lanka). Preliminary brain storming session was then planned along the sidelines of the annual conference of the Physiological Society of India held in Faridabad, Haryana, India on Dec 06, 2007.
6th.Biennial Conference of South Asian Association of Physiologists (SAAP) is going to held from Dec 13 -15, 2018 at University College of Medicine & Dentistry,University of Lahore, Lahore,Pakistan.