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PPTR 2018


Welcome to the 7th International Conference on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (PPTR 2018) taking place on October 7-12, 2018 in Split, on the Adriatic coast in Croatia.


All activities of PPTR 2018 will take place in Radisson Blu Resort, Split, Croatia.

Radisson Blu Resort

Radisson Blu Resort meeting room

About the meeting

The scientific programme will include a mix of symposia, lectures, debates and a student competition. It will bring together scientists with an interest in temperature regulation in various species across a broad range of themes, including:

  • Behavioural regulation of body temperature
  • Automonic and central pathways of body temperature regulation
  • Fever
  • Obesity
  • Metabolism
  • Torpor, hibernation and hypothermia
  • Exercise temperature regulation
  • Sleep and vigilance
  • Thermal comfort
  • Molecular thermal physiology and thermal sensation
  • Evolutionary and comparative physiology of temperature regulation
  • Medical applications of thermal physiology
  • Impacts of climate change on health, adaptation and biogeography
  • Thermal models and simulations
  • Historical perspectives

The society: PPTR

The International Society for the Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation is a Subcommission of the Comparative Physiology Commission (Evolution, Adaptation & Environment) of the International Union of Physiological Sciences.

Important dates


  • early registration deadline: August 30, 2018


  • submission deadline: July 31, 2018
  • notification of acceptance: August 10, 2018


  • hotel reservation deadline: August 15, 2018

We have booked 100 rooms in the Radisson Blu Hotel. They will be assigned on a first-come basis. If you want to ensure your accommodation at the conference venue, please book early.


  • deadline for submission of proposals: April 20, 2018
  • notification of Symposia acceptance: May 15, 2018

  • deadline for submission of final Symposia programmes: June 1, 2018
    (ie. Title, organisers, contributors, abstracts, etc.)

Future meeting(s)


Proposals are now being accepted for future meetings of our society.

If you are interested in hosting the next meeting of the PPTR Society, please complete the Expression of Interest form and forward it to Igor Mekjavic (

In the event that you might be interested in hosting a future meeting of the society (year to be determined), please also submit an Expression of Interest.

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