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PPTR 2018


The scientific programme will include a mix of symposia, invited lectures, free (oral and poster) communications, workshops, debates and a student competition.

Monday, October 8th 2018

07.00 Healthy Mind in Healthy Body: 5 km run along beach road (start at Radisson Blu Hotel)
08.00 Registration desk open
08.30-09.00 Invited presentation
TRPM2 - a critical sensor of warmth and hydrogen peroxide
Peter McNaughton
09.00-10.30 Symposium
Thermosensory mechanisms for homeostasis, behaviour and torpor
  Role of thermosensory afferents in the control of homeostatic thermoeffector outflows
Shaun Morrison
  Lateral parabrachial nucleus - thermal afferent pathways for autonomous and behavioural responses
Kazuhiro Nakamura
  Thermal afferents take a different route during torpor-like states
Domenico Tupone
  STIM-Orai channels detect cold in the somatosensory and sympathetic nervous system
Tamara Buijs, Peter McNaughton
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.15 Oral presentations
  Perception of thermal comfort during triangular changes in the ambient temperature and humidity
Urša Ciuha, Kunihito Tobita, Adam C. McDonnell, Igor B. Mekjavic
  The elderly’s physiological and perceptual responses to physical and perceptual cooling during simulated activities of daily living in UK summer climate conditions
Kirsty Waldock, Mark Hayes, Peter Watt, Neil Maxwell
  Skin wetness detection thresholds of the human fingerpad and their modulation by moisture temperature.
Charlotte Merrick, Sue Hignett, Rodrigo Rosati, Davide Filingeri
  The role of a TRPM8-agonist in the human perception of wetness across different body sites
Oliver Typolt, Davide Filingeri
  Effects of capsaicin application on the skin during exercise at temperate and warm conditions
Petros Botonis, Panagiotis Miliotis, Stylianos Kounalakis, Maria Koskolou, Nickos Geladas
12.15-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Poster presentations
  Primary cultures of the rat dorsal root ganglia, the substantia gelatinosa and the median preoptic nucleus: tools to investigate the effects of thermal and neurochemical stimulation
Stephan Leisengang, Daniela Ott, Jolanta Murgott, Rüdiger Gerstberger, Christoph Rummel, Joachim Rothb
  The thermoregulatory effects of transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 (TRPV1) channel antagonists – an overview
Andras Garami, Eszter Pakai, Patrik Keringer, Zoltan Rumbus, Alexandra Csenkey, Petra Gaspar, Emoke Olah, Andrej Romanovsky
  The involvement of the macrophage migration inhibitory factor in lipopolysaccharide-induced fever and hypothermia in mice
Zoltan Rumbus, Peter Jakus, Emoke Olah, Eszter Pakai, Petra Gaspar, Patrik Keringer, Janos Garai, Tamas Lorand, Andras Garami
  The role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced fever in chicken
Niklas Grabbe, Bernd Kaspers, Daniela Ott, Jolanta Murgott, Rüdiger Gerstberger, Joachim Roth
  Ambient temperature perception in the American cockroach - the role of TRP receptors
Justyna Maliszewska, Hanna Kletkiewicz, Justyna Rogalska
  Heat exposure of rats activates prostaglandin EP3 receptor-expressing neurons in the preoptic area
Yoshiko Nakamura, Kazuhiro Nakamura
  Circadian variation of core body temperature in C57BL6 female mice during pregnancy and lactation
Martha Isabel Siqueiros-Tirado, Rigo Cintron-Colon, Arturo Jimenez-Cruz, Bruno Conti, Manuel Sanchez- Alavez
  A neural circuit underlying the generation of hot flushes
Christopher Johnson, Stephanie Padilla, Richard Palmiter
  The influence of short-wavelength solar radiation on calculating mean skin temperature
Yoshihito Kurazumi, Kenta Fukagawa, Tomonori Satoi, Ariya Aruninta, Ken Yamashita
  Estimation of core temperature by a modified dual-heat-flux method that uses wearable patch-type sensors
Ken Tokizawa, Tatsuo Oka, Hirofumi Tsuchimoto, Toru Shimuta
  Thermophysiological comfort of cycling backpacks
Markus Weder, Robert Klauer, Frank Michel, Franziska Breuner, Stephan Odenwald, Wendelin Egli
  Validity of a wearable sweat rate monitor and routine sweat analysis techniques
Rebecca Relf, Kirsty Waldock, Gregor Eichhorn, Melanie Flint, Louisa Beale, Neil Maxwell
  Reliability of a wearable sweat rate monitor and routine sweat analysis techniques under heat stress in females
Rebecca Relf, Ashley Willmott, Melanie Flint, Louisa Beale, Neil Maxwell
  Holes in wrist patches improve thermal comfort
Lisa Klous, Wouter Bergmann Tiest, Hein Daanen
15.00-16.30 Oral presentations
  Sympathetic premotor pathways that regulate inflammation, not fever.
Davide Martelli, David Farmer, Song Yao, Michael McKinley, Robin McAllen
  Primary cultures of the rat dorsal root ganglia: influence of lipopolysaccharide and cisplatin on properties of neuronal and glial elements
Stephan Leisengang, Daniela Ott, Jolanta Murgott, Rüdiger Gerstberger, Christoph Rummel, Joachim Roth
  Age dependent hypothalamic and pituitary responses to novel environment stress or lipopolysaccharide in rats
Sandy Koenig, Janne Bredehöft, Alexander Perniss, Franziska Fuchs, Joachim Roth, Christoph Rummel
  A role for n3 fatty acids in the modulation of LPS-induced fever or hypothermia and stress-induced hyperthermia
Fabian Pflieger, Janne Bredehöft, Dhaka Ram Bhandari, Verena Peek, Bernhard Spengler, Sabine Schulz, Konstantin Mayer, Joachim Roth, Christoph Rummel
  The estrous cycle affects the participation of RANK/RANKL/OPG system in endotoxin-induced fever in female rats.
Débora Rasec Radulski, Maycon Eduardo Matias, Aleksander Roberto Zampronio
  Heat preconditioning and aspirin treatment: HSP70-mediated enhancement of antioxidative defense mechanisms of the liver and pancreas in diabetic rats
Biljana Miova, Maja Dimitrovska, Mirsada Dervisevik, Natasa Cipanovska, Suzana Dinevska- Kjovkarovska
16.30-16.40 Break
16.40-18.00 Symposium
Shivering and nonshivering thermogenesis
François Haman
  Detection and quantification of shivering and and its relation to heat production in animals
Esa Hohtola
  Nonshivering thermogenesis – through UCP1 or also through other means?
Jan Nedergaard
  Non-shivering and shivering thermogenesis in humans
Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt
18.00 Meeting adjourned for the day
  Walking tour of Diocletian's palace

Tuesday, October 9th 2018

07.00 Healthy Mind in Healthy Body: 5 km run along beach road (start at Radisson Blu Hotel)
08.00 Registration desk open
08.30-10.00 Symposium
Thermoregulatory and molecular mechanisms of EHS
  Is Ca2+ dysregulation the mechanistic link among exertional heat stroke, exertional rhabdomyolysis and malignant hyperthermia?
Lisa Leon
  Revisiting heat intolerance: gene expression profiling response
Michal Horowitz, Dani Kopeliovitch, Reouven Berdugo, Yoav Smith, Sharona Elgavish, Yuval Nevo, Hagai Shermann, Ran Yanovich, Dani S Moran
  Exertional Heat Tolerance Testing may help identify patients who require follow up screening for Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibilty
Daniel Roiz de Sa, Carol House
  Thermoregulation and markers of muscle breakdown in malignant hyperthermia susceptible volunteers during an acute heat tolerance test
Carol House, Michael Tipton, Philip Hopkins, Daniel Roiz de Sa
  Malignant hyperthermia, exertional heat stroke and exertional rhabdomyolysis - coincidental commonalities or common pathogenesis
Bruce Adams
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Symposium
Exertional heat stroke in the athlete, warfighter, laborer: recent advancements in physiology, medicine and technology
  Best practices for the recognition and treatment of Exertional Heat Stroke
Douglas Casa, Rebecca Stearns, William Adams, Elaine Lee
  Strategies for Enhancing Safety During Exercise in the Heat
Dylan Rausch, Douglas Casa, Carl Maresh, Shlomit Aizik, Faddia Haddad, Frank Zaldivar, Dan Cooper, Lawrence Armstrong, Matthew Ganio, Julianne Nolan, Rebecca Stearns, Colleen Munoz, Elaine Lee
  Strategies for Enhancing Safety During Exercise in the Heat
William Adams, Douglas Casa, Rebecca Stearns, Elaine Lee
  Return to Play Following EHS: Heat Tolerance Testing for Athletes, Warfighters, and Laborers Best Practices for the Recognition and Treatment of Exertional Heat Stroke
Rebecca Stearns, Douglas Casa, Elaine Lee, William Adams
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-15.30 Oral presentations
  Epigenetic regulation of heat stress.
Noam Meiri, Tomer Cramer, Tatiana Kisliouk, Tali Rosenberg, Osher Ben-Nun
  Identifying eccrine glandular recruitment patterns during thermogenic and psychogenic sweating.
Janne B. Schwarck, Catriona A. Burdon, Elizabeth A. Taylor, Gregory E. Peoples, Christiano A. Machado-Moreira, Nigel A.S. Taylor
  Influence of skin temperature on whole-body sweat rate independently of the evaporative requirement for heat balance
Lily Hospers, Samuel Cheuvront, Robert Kenefick, Ollie Jay
  Ventilatory responsiveness to CO2 across the menstrual cycle in normothermia and passive heat stress.
Bethany Skinner, Sam Lucas, Rebekah Lucas
  The effect of cold and circadian rhythm on cognitive performance
Hilde Færevik, Jakob Hønborg Hansen, Øystein Wiggen, Mariann Sandsund
  Age-related differences in thermoregulatory and subjective responses before and after acclimatization to natural summer heat
Yelin Ko, Kang June Heo, Joo-Young Lee
  Haematological and inflammatory measures in fire service instructors and firefighters
Emily Watkins, Mark Hayes, Peter Watt, Alan Richardson
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.30 Symposium
Climate change, occupational heat stress and sustainable solutions
  Thermal threats to human health and productivity – perspectives for the physiological society to provide solutions forming the basis for policies and implementable procedures
Lars Nybo, Jovanka Bislimovska, Andreas D. Flouris, Tord Kjellstrom, Kajfež Bogataj Lucka, Mekjavic Igor, Chuansi Gao, Nathan Morris, Joy Shumake-Guillemot, Nicolas Maitre, Catherine Saget, Vladimir Kendrovski, Ivan Ivanov
  Heat stress in a changing climate: A pan-European perspective
Ana Casanueva, Sven Kotlarski, Christoph Spirig, Andreas M. Fischer, Andreas D. Flouris, Tord Kjellstrom, Bruno Lemke, Lars Nybo, Cornelia Schwierz, Mark A. Liniger
  Individual and population level work capacity loss due to heat during climate change.
Tord Kjellstrom, Matthias Otto, Bruno Lemke, Andreas Fluoris, Nicolas Maitre
  Integrating individual factors with climate service data to provide personalized thermal stress warnings and advice
Chuansi Gao, Jørn Toftum, Hein Daanen, Henriette Steenhoff, Kalev Kuklane, Stephen Garland, Johanna Alkan Olsson, Sara Egli, Mireille Folkerts, Moniek Zuurbier, Jakob Petersson, Lars Nybo
  Short presentations
  Labor productivity losses due to heat stress in agricultural workers: quantification of possible benefits deriving by worktime shifting
Marco Morabito, Alessandro Messeri, Alfonso Crisci, Simone Orlandini, Tord Kjellstrom
  High prevalence of hypohydration in occupations with heat stress – perspectives for performance in combined cognitive and motor tasks
Jacob Feder Piil, Jesper Lundbye-Jensen, Lasse Christiannsen, Leonidas Ioannou, Lydia Tsoutsoubi, Constantinos Dallas, Konstantinos Mantzios, Andreas D. Flouris, Lars Nybo
  Agricultural heat-induced labour loss: Methodology to quantify and inerventions to mitigate the problem
Leonidas G. Ioannou, Lydia Tsoutsoubi, Konstantinos Mantzios, Giorgos Gkikas, Gerasimos Agaliotis, Yiannis Koutedakis, George Samoutis, Lucka Kajfez Bogataj, Marco Morabito, Glen P. Kenny, George Havenith, Chuansi Gao, Tord Kjellstrom, Lars Nybo, Andeas D. Flouris
  Impact of electric fan use on physical work capacity in extreme heat
James W. Smallcombe, Josh Foster, Simon Hodder, Ollie Jay, Andreas D Flouris, Katy Griggs, Lucy Dorman, George Havenith
17.30 Break
17.30 Poster presentations
  Heat stress induces changes in key molecular mediators of cellular stress, antioxidative defence system and serum enzyme concentration in rats
Suzana Dinevska-Kjovkarovska, Marjan Velkovski, Damjan Shushleski, Biljana Miova
  Heat acclimation in firefighters decreases heat stress and improves thermal sensation and thermal comfort during exercise wearing with firefighting suit
Ryosuke Takeda, Daiki Imai, Eriko Kawai, Akemi Ota, Kosuke Saho, Emiko Morita, Yuta Suzuki, Hisayo Yokoyama, Hideya Takahashi, Hideshi Hayashi, Kazunobu Okazaki
  Measuring the effects of prolonged workload with heat exposure on construction workers
Su-Young Son, Ken Tokizawa
  Effects of heat acclimation program for firefighters on thermoregulation during exercise wearing with a firefighting suit
Kosuke Saho, Ryosuke Takeda, Daiki Imai, Eriko Kawai, Akemi Ota, Emiko Morita, Yuta Suzuki, Hisayo Yokoyama, Hideya Takahashi, Hideshi Hayashi, Kazunobu Okazaki
  Application of sympatho-adrenal markers in predicting thermal tolerance following heat illness
Mike Stacey, Adrian Allsopp, Carol House, Simon Delves, Stephen Brett, David Woods, Daniel Roiz de Sa
  Effects of a 14-day cold-interrupted heat acclimation on physiological and perceptual responses under heat stress
Joonhee Park, Sora Shin, Joo-Young Lee
  Heart rate variability dynamics during treatment for exertional heat stress when immediate response is not possible
Paraskevi Gkiata, Andreas D. Flouris, Brian J. Friesen, Christophe Herry, Andrew J.E. Seely, Sean Notley, Glen P. Kenny
  The influence of estradiol on heat tolerance in female rats and its circadian difference
Shuri Marui, Kei Nagashima
  Self-paced endurance performance is reduced in hot conditions as compared to cool conditions in both females and males
Nathalie Kirby, Sam Lucas, William Ridgeway, Rebekah Lucas
  Does self-dousing with water of different temperatures influence endurance running performance in the heat?
Christina Ouzas, Ollie Jay, Nathan Morris
  Influence of ambient temperature on thermo- and cardiovascular regulations during bathing
Kei Nagashima, Yuta Masuda, Issei Kato, Mayuka Fujiki
  Adaptation of skin sympathetic nerve activity following heat acclimation in healthy young adults
Hadiatou Barry, Samuel Moreault, Hugo Gravel, Parya Behzadi, Virginie Marcoux-Clément, Daniel Gagnon
  Age-related differences in physiological and perceptual strain index during walking in WBGT 27 and 32oC
Dahee Jung, Yoon Jeong Baek, Gyu-Tae Bae, Kyu Rang Kim, Joo-Young Lee
  Sensitivity of Heart Rate Variability in Older Adults is Improved Following a Summer in a Humid Continental Climate
Andres Carrillo, Christophe Herry, Martin Poirier, Brian Friesen, Sean Notley, Andreas Flouris, Andrew Seely, Glen Kenny
  Heat-Shield project: Cumulative effect of hot days on the manufacturing productivity in an automobile-parts plant
Urša Ciuha, Tjaša Pogačar, Lučka Kajfež Bogataj, Igor B. Mekjavic
  Training a neural network model to predict heat stress in the manufcturing industry on the basis of weather forecasts
Mitja Gliha, Urša Ciuha, Kunihito Tobita, Igor B. Mekjavic
  Do cool and hot environments affect your concentration?
Deborah Piette, Ali Youssef, Tomas Norton, Silke Kerstens, Gilles Liefsoons, Audrey Vanderginsthe, Tine Van Bogaert, Christophe Van Gerwen, Jean- Marie Aerts
18.00-19.00 Oral presentations (8+2)
  Impacts of occupational heat strain on health and productivity
Andreas Flouris
  Assessing physical work capacity and performance loss during heat stress using a cardiovascular strain limit model
Josh Foster, James Smallcombe, Simon Hodder, Ollie Jay, Andreas Flouris, Katy Griggs, Lucy Dorman
  Sustainable solutions to mitigate environmental heat stress – occupational and global health perspectives
Nathan Morris, Ollie Jay, Andreas Flouris, Tord Kjellstrom, Ana Casanueva, Chuansi Gao, Josh Foster, George Havenith, Lars Nybo
  Assessment of Occupational Heat Stress-induced Physiological Strain – Study results from Indian workplaces
Vidhya Venugopal, Priscilla Johnson, Rekha Shanmugam, Latha PK, Manikandan K, Krishnan S, Tord Kjellstrom
  Occupational heat stress and strain in the tourism industry
Lydia Tsoutsoubi, Leonidas G. Ioannou, Maria Vliora, Constantinos N. Dallas, Konstantinos Mantzios, Paraskevi Gkiata, Andreas D. Flouris
  HEAT-SHIELD tools for short-term warnings and long-term planning: heat-stress protection strategies to reduce the impact on different working environments and activities.
Marco Morabito, Alessandro Messeri, Simone Orlandini, Tord Kjellstrom, Andreas D Flouris
  Relevance of the WBGT Heat Stress Index for assessment of human thermal strain
Agnes Psikuta, Rachel Short, Simon Annaheim
19.00 Meeting adjourned for the day

Wednesday, October 10th 2018

07.00 Healthy Mind in Healthy Body: 5 km run along beach road (start at Radisson Blu Hotel)
08.00 Registration desk open
08.30-10.00 Symposium
Time course of human heat acclimation
  Are all heat acclimation induction pathways created equal?
Julien Périard
  Heat acclimation decay and re-acclimation: how fast does it happen?
Hein Daanen
  Where do heat, external stimuli, and altitude, intersect? Reciprocal Cross - Inhibition of Thermoafferent information: Does it exist?
Nickos Geladas
  Separate and combined effects of heat and hypoxic acclimation on temperature regulation and exercise performance
Alexandros Sotiridis, Tadej Debevec, Urša Ciuha, Adam C. McDonnell, Panagiotis Miliotis, Maria Koskolou, Ola Eiken, Igor B. Mekjavic
  Comparison of the heat adaptations between the elderly and young using isothermic short term heat acclimation
Kirsty Waldock, Gregor Eichhorn, Rebecca Relf, Mark Hayes, Peter Watt, Neil Maxwell
  Development of a 5-day heat acclimation protocol with fan cooling during a resting interval and possible factors involved in the mechanism
Yuta Masuda, Norikazu Hirose, Kei Nagashima
10.00 Coffee break
10.00-11:30 Poster presentations
  Effect of varying environmental conditions on hydration status during and following prolonged exercise using ad libitum rehydration
Gabrielle Giersch, Luke Belval, Rachel Katch, Margaret Morrissey, Douglas Casa
  Thermal strain during sports of prolonged duration
Konstantinos Mantzios, Leonidas G. Ioannou, Constantinos N. Dallas, Andreas D. Flouris
  Repeated upper body and face cold water immersions do not provoke generic autonomic cross- adaptation to submaximal exercise in acute hypoxia in humans
Tinkara Mlinar, Heather Massey, Jim House
  Influences of feet warming during sleep on thermoregulatory responses and sleep quality in a cool environment
Yelin Ko, Joo-Young Lee
  Does Heat acclimation mediate cross-tolerance by activating of HIF-1α to control mitochondrial performance in cardio-protection?
Ahmad Mreisat, Michal Horowitz, Ann Saada
  The physiological effects of repeated dry sauna interventions for promoting recovery in the transition and preparatory phase of the annual training cycle in elite athletes
Ilona Pokora, Ewa Sadowska-Krępa, Zofia Drzazga, Anna Michnik, Łukasz Wolowski
  Occupational cold exposure guidelines for manual performance
Karl Friedl, Wendy Sullivan-Kwantes, Xiaojiang Xu
  Plasma volume expansion after exercise in a warm condition enhances erythropoietin release to hypoxia
Kazunobu Okazaki, Ryosuke Takeda, Daiki Imai, Eriko Kawai, Akemi Ota, Kosuke Saho, Emiko Morita, Yuta Suzuki, Kazushige Goto, Hisayo Yokoyama
  Effect of a single bout cold water immersion on perceptual and performance recovery in élite youth soccer players: a pilot study
Alex Buoite Stella, Andrea Riboli, Marco Bruzzone, Pietro Enrico di Prampero
  Thermoregulatory responses to ice slurry ingestion during low and moderate intensity exercises
Sharifah Badriyah Alhadad, Ivan Cherh Chiet Low, Kai Wei Jason Lee
  Thermoregulation upon transition from exercise in a warm environment to exposure to a markedly cold environment; effects of a ventilated vest.
Christiano Antonio Machado-Moreira, Lena Norrbrand, Mikael Grönkvist, Ola Eiken
  Sex Differences in Heart Rate Variability during Recovery of Body Core Temperature after Exercise
Siyeon Kim, Kalev Kuklane, Joo-Young Lee
  Autonomic thermoregulatory responses to immersion in 28°C water are not modified by 10-day heat acclimation
Alexandros Sotiridis, Urša Ciuha, Tadej Debevec, Igor B. Mekjavic
  Heat acclimation in elite female soccer players using repeated post-exercise sauna bathing
Puck Alkemade, Lauren Keaney, Hein Daanen, Deborah Dulson
Josh Arnold, Zach Hemsley, Simon Hodder, Alex Lloyd
11.30-12.30 Oral presentations
  How low can it go? : Thermal measurements in boots and mittens during a Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Exercise
Wendy Sullivan-Kwantes, Ryan Love, Sai Vangala, Xiaojiang Xu
  Can thermal discomfort under a bicycle helmet also occur in cold environments?
Deborah Piette, Ali Youssef, Tomas Norton, Jean- Marie Aerts
  Shoe microclimate: An objective characterisation and subjective evaluation
Anna West, David Schönfisch, Antoni Picard, James Tarrier, Simon Hodder, George Havenith
  Thermoregulatory responses to babywearing and their modulation by clothing in babies under 12 months old
Davide Filingeri, Helena Cowley, Charlotte Merrick
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.00 Symposium
Thermoregualtion in clinical populations
  Thermoregulation in severely burned individuals
Matthew Cramer, Craig Crandall
  Thermoregulation in Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia
Heather Massey
  Thermoregulation in people with multiple sclerosis
Georgia Chaseling
  Thermoregulation in the perioperative period - clinical consequences and strategies to prevent hypothermia
Mark Harper
  Acute heat stress reduces endothelial activation but not macro- or microvascular dysfunction in cervical spinal cord injury
Geoff Coombs, Otto Barak, Aaron Phillips, Tanja Mijacika, Zoe Sarafis, Amanda Lee, Jordan Squair, Tyler Bammert, Noah DeSouza, Daniel Gagnon, Andrei Krassioukov, Zeljko Dujic, Christopher DeSouza, Philip Ainslie
  Can regular mild heat exposure affect glucose metabolism and cardiovascular parameters in an overweight middle-aged population?
Hannah Pallubinsky, Bas Dautzenberg, Esther Phielix, Marleen A. van Baak, Patrick Schrauwen, Wouter D. van Marken Lichtenbelt
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Oral presentations
  The impact of maximal incremental running on regional differences in human skin wetness sensitivity
Alessandro Valenza, Antonino Bianco, Davide Filingeri
  Short-Term High Intensity Intermittent Training in Hot, Outdoor Conditions Does/Does Not Improve Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption in Moderately Trained Recreation Athletes: Preliminary Findings
Damir Zubac, Daria Radman, Shawnda A. Morrison, Vladimir Ivancev
  Thermal sensation and thermal load for changes of solar irradiation and exercise under hot environment
Atsumasa Yoshida, Daiki Hayashi, Takuma Naka, Sinichi Kinoshita
  Physiological and performance differences in the follicular and luteal menstrual phases of moderately- trained females during intermittent exercise in the heat
Andrew Garrett, Jarrod Gritt, Edward Dodd, Victoria Biddlecombe, Damien Gleadall-Siddall, Rachel Burke, Richard Turpin, Jake Shaw, James Bray, Huw Jones, Grant Abt
  Relationship between outcomes of a heat tolerance test and physiological responses during prolonged exercise in the heat
Luke Belval, Gabrielle Giersch, Rachel Katch, Margaret Morrissey, Rebecca Stearns, Douglas Casa
  The A-3826G polymorphism of the UCP1 gene and the likelihood of cardio-metabolic disease and obesity in Greek individuals.
Maria Vliora, Eleni Nintou, Paraskevi Gkiata, Eleftheria Barmpa, Alexandra Bargiota, Paraskevi Sakellariou, Andreas D. Flouris
17.00-17.15 Break
17.15-18.30 Workshop
Measurement of peripheral blood flow in thermoregulation
Craig Crandall
  Duplex ultrasound
Kate Thomas
  Near-infrared spectroscopy
Sam Lucas
Geoff Coombs
  Strain guage plethysmography
Daniel Gagnon
18.30 Meeting adjourned

Thursday, October 11th 2018

07.00 Healthy Mind in Healthy Body: 5 km run along beach road (start at Radisson Blu Hotel)
08.30-10.00 Oral presentations
  Association of human brown and white adipose tissue thermogenic activity with daily environmental temperature exposure
Eleni Nintou, Sofia Chatziioannou, Argyro Krase, Alexandros Georgakopoulos, Marinos Metaxas, John Koutsikos, Konstantinos Athanasiou, Panagiotis Georgoulias, Maria Vliora, Paraskevi Gkiata, Yannis Koutedakis, Petros Dinas, Andreas D. Flouris
  The mediator role of brown adipose tissue and skeletal muscle in the thermoregulatory system of young adults
Borja Martinez-Tellez, Mireia Adelantado-Renau, Francisco Acosta, Guillermo Sanchez-Delgado, Antonio Martinez-Nicolas, Jose Llamas-Elvira, Mariëtte Boon, Vicente Martinez-Vizcaino, Jonatan Ruiz
  Wrist skin temperature daily rhythm predicts brown adipose tissue 18F-FDG uptake in young adults
Francisco M. Acosta, Borja Martinez-Tellez, Guillermo Sanchez-Delgado, Denis Blondin, François Haman, Antonio Martinez-Nicolas, Jonatan R Ruiz
  Study on multiple organs coordination for non-shivering thermogenesis and vasomotor control in mild cold environment in human
Kentaro Matsumoto, Yusuke Kobori, Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Mami Matsushita, Toshimitsu Kameya, Takafumi Maeda, Masayuki Saito
  Variations in body temperature and energy expenditure of llamas (Lama glama) in the Andes of Peru
Alexander Riek, Anna Stölzl, Rodolfo Marquina Bernedo, Catherine Hambly, John R. Speakman, Martina Gerken
  Huddling conserves energy, decreases core body temperature, but increases activity in Brandt’s voles (Lasiopodomys brandtii)
Gansukh Sukhchuluun, Xueying Zhang, Qingsheng Chi, Dehua Wang
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Symposium
Health benefits of heat and cold therapy
Daniel Gagnon
  Heat therapy and cardiovascular health
Vienna Brunt, Douglas Seals, Christopher Minson
  Metabolic benefits of heat therapy
Christopher Minson, Brett Ely, Vienna Brunt
  Physiological responses and possible health benefits of cold exposure
Ilkka Heinonen
  Metabolic benefits of cold exposure
Denis Blondin
12.00-13.30 Lunch
13.30-15.15 Symposium
Thermal physiology in the age of data science
  Open access thermoregulatory data and models: Tribute to Eugene H. Wissler (18th December 1927 - 26th June 2018)
Igor Mekjavic
  Using a human heat balance approach for predicting sweat losses
Ollie Jay
  Human safety and performance optimization using thermoregulatory models
Mark Buller, Alexander Welles, Andrei Gribok, Reed Hoyt, William Rumpler
  Prediction of thermal comfort based on the Mekjavic-Morrison neuronal model
Kunihito Tobita, Mitja Gliha, Urša Ciuha, Boris Kingma, Igor B. Mekjavic
  Prediction of thermal strain of exercises with varied intensities in a warm and humid environment using Wissler WARM model
Chuansi Gao, Li-Yen Lin, Tyler Thorell
  Optimized “Heat-Module” linked to climate service data and individual characteristics
Mireille Folkerts, Boris Kingma, Jørn Toftum, Henriette Steenhoff, Stephen Garland, Chuansi Gao, Hein Daanen
  Simulation of thermal cardiovascular strain using a thermophysiological model.
Boris Kingma, Mireille Folkerts, Lisa Klous, Milene Catoire, Martin van Schaik
15.15 Coffee break
15.15-16.30 Poster presentations
  Effects of Immediate vs. Delayed Localized Heating on Manual Dexterity during Cold Exposure
John Castellani, Beau Yurkevicius, Myra Jones, Courtney Cowell, Jiyo Torres, Fernando Gonzalez, Timothy Driscoll, Laurel Smith, Catherine O'Brien
  Effects of morphology and body composition on thermogenesis at mean skin temperatures 33, 31, 29 and 27°C in women and men
Raphael Lessard, Kevin Semeniuk, Houssein Chahrour, Jeremy J. McCormick, Francisco M. Acosta, Denis P. Blondin, François Haman
  Kinetics of alterations of energy balance, appetite and food reward during a 14-d raid in Greenland in cold performed by the Groupe Militaire de Haute-Montagne
Keyne Charlot, Philippe Colin, Gwendal Cariou, Cyprien Bourrilhon
  Warm foot spas for cold sensitive feet
Harvey Belcher, Angus Hawking, Martin Tuck, Clare Eglin
  Central aortic hemodynamics after walking and upper-body exercise in cold conditions among patients with coronary artery disease
HE Hintsala, RIP Valtonen, AM Kiviniemi, NRI Ryti, M Mäntysaari, M Alen, A Hautala, J Perkiömäki, WD van Marken Lichtenbelt, CG Crandall, JJK Jaakkola, TM Ikäheimo
  The effect of cold induced vasodilation on skin temperature rewarming, manual dexterity and neuromuscular function
Shinichi Suzuki, Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Daisuke Sato, Koichi Kaneda, Martin Barwood
  Cardiovascular responses to static and dynamic upper body exercise in cold environment in patients with coronary artery disease
Rasmus IP Valtonen, Heidi E Hintsala, Niilo RI Ryti, Arto Hautala, Antti M Kiviniemi, Juha Perkiömäki, Craig G Crandall, Wouter D van Marken Lichtenbelt, Markku Alen, Jouni JK Jaakkola, Tiina M Ikäheimo
  Gonadal Hormones Contribute To The Regulation Of Core Body Temperature During Calorie Restriction
Rigo Cintron-Colon, Manuel Sanchez-Alavez, Kokila Shankar, Bruno Conti
  Neuroprotective effect of BDNFin anoxic brain of neonatal rats: role of body temperature
Hanna Kletkiewicz, Justyna Maliszewska, Justyna Rogalska
  Acute effects of saccharin on the energetic homeostasis in rodents
Patrik Keringer, Zoltan Rumbus, Alexandra Miko, Alexandra Csenkey, Petra Gaspar, Eszter Pakai, Emoke Olah, Nora Khidhir, Nora Furedi, Zoltan Horvath-Szalai, Csaba Zsiboras, Margit Solymar, Eva Polyak, Balazs Gaszner, Andras Garami
  Physiological and pharmacological inductors of HSP70 attenuate hepatic carbohydrate-related disturbances in diabetic rats
Mirsada Dervisevik, Maja Dimitrovska, Natasa Cipanovska, Suzana Dinevska- Kjovkarovska, Biljana Miova
  Effects of leptin on STAT3 phosphorylation in the medial preoptic area of rats with obesity
Milen Hristov, Boycho Landzhov, Krassimira Yakimova
  Brain temperature effects induced by opioid drugs: the role of metabolic activation and vascular response
Eugene Kiyatkin
  Acute effect of Finnish sauna bathing on biomarkers of inflammation and endothelial function in healthy older adults
Parya Behzadi, Hugo Gravel, Virginie Marcoux- Clément, Paul-Eduard Neagoe, Hadiatou Barry, Samuel Moreault, Martin Sirois, Daniel Gagnon
  Effect of sauna therapy on blood prooxidant-antioxidant balance and serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor in cross-country skiers
Ewa Sadowska-Krępa, Agnieszka Gdańska, Anna Michnik, Zofia Drzazga, Ilona Pokora
  Heat Acclimation induces neuroprotection against hyperbaric CNS-oxygen toxicity: Network analyses
Michal Horowitz, Yehuda Arieli Y, Yuval Nevo, Hadar Benyamini, Sharona Elgavish, Rivka Rabinovitch, Adi Biram, Mirit Eynan
  Acute heat stress does not modulate arterial stiffness or neurovascular coupling in cervical spinal cord injury
Geoff Coombs, Diana Vucina, Hannah Caldwell, Otto Barak, Tanja Mijacika, Amanda Lee, Zoe Sarafis, Jordan Squair, Andrei Krassioukov, Zeljko Dujic, Philip Ainslie, Aaron Phillips
  Acute effect of Finnish sauna bathing on vascular function in older adults at high cardiovascular risk
Parya Behzadi, Virginie Marcoux-Clément, Hugo Gravel, Hadiatou Barry, Samuel Moreault, Daniel Gagnon
16.30-18.00 Oral presentations
  Chronic heat therapy improves functional outcomes and blood pressure in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Ashley Akerman, Kate Thomas, Andre van Rij, Jim Cotter
  Sensory deficiency in thermal stimulation after stroke
Yanhuan Huang, Jiao Jiao, Xiaoling Hu, Chihchia Hsing, Junyan Hu
  Large changes in skin temperature independently worsen sensory, but not cognitive nor motor, function in MS patients undergoing heat and cold stress
Aikaterini Christogianni, Richard Bibb, Nikos Evangelou, Davide Filingeri
  Enhancement of the cold-induced vasodilatation response following 10-day heat acclimation: an example of exaptation?
Urša Ciuha, Kunihito Tobita, Alexandros Sotiridis, Ola Eiken, Igor B. Mekjavic
  The effect of 76-hours of continuous cold exposure on manual dexterity and skin temperature during cold-water forearm immersion.
Alexander Patrician, Par Leijonhufvud, Erika Schagatay
  System analysis of thermal responses during an olympic triathlon: modeling approach
Irena Yermakova, Anastasia Nikolaienko, Leslie David Montgomery, Michael Regan
  The cumulative effect hypoxia and cold on substrate metabolism in humans at rest
Fabien Basset, Robert Crant, Jason Blair, Jonathan Power, Liam Kelly, François Haman
18.00 Meeting adjourned
19.00 Banquet (Hotel Radisson Blu)

Post-conference workshop on Diving physiology

As has become customary, a post-conference workshop will be organized on a topic that would be of interest to members of the Society. This year, the workshop will be dedicated to the underwater world. The workshop will cover diving physiology, with particular emphasis on thermal problems during diving.

The workshop will be held on board the vessel Magellan (for more information on the vessel, please see their facebook site: Magellan Croatian Cruises.

Venue for the post-conference workshop/cruise: the vessel Magellan
Venue for the post-conference workshop/cruise: the vessel Magellan

We will board the vessel on Saturday morning at 10:00 in the Split harbour. The exact itinerary of the cruise will be dependent on the weather, but will most likely include visits to the islands of Brač (stopping at the town of Bol), Hvar (stopping at the the town of Hvar), and Šolta. We will disembark on Monday morning (October 15, 2018).


Friday, October 12, 2018

Presentations at the Radisson Blu hotel in the evening:

  • Introduction to Diving physiology
  • Apnea diving

Saturday, October 13, 2018

10:00 - board the vessel Magellan in Split harbour.
Cruise to island of Brač, with stopover at Zlatni rat beach and town of Bol
Presentations in the late afternoon/evening (time to be determined):

  • Effect of hydrostatic pressure on temperature sensitivity
  • Thermal problems in offshore diving

Zlatni rat beach in Bol
Zlatni rat beach in Bol (Brač)

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cruise to Island of Hvar

Presentations in the late afternoon/evening (time to be determined):

  • Effect of hydration status on etiology of venous gas emboli
  • Effect of (in)activity/exercise on etiology of venous gas emboli

Monday, October 15, 2018

10:00 or earlier – disembark vessel at Split harbour. The main bus (airport) and train stations are at the harbour.


The cost is €200.

This includes:

  • 2 nights on the boat (Saturday/Sunday and Sunday/Monday)
  • All meals:
    • Saturday, October 13: lunch and dinner
    • Sunday, October 14: breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Monday, Ocober 15: breakfast
    • Bottled water
    • Wine


There is accommodation for 39 passengers in 19 cabins:

  • 8 cabins with double beds
  • 11 cabins with twin and/or bunk beds
  • A few cabins can accommodate 3 passengers


Payment for the post-conference workshop/cruise will be possible via the Albatross Conference Services.


Availability is limited.

Please confirm your interest in attending this cruise/workshop to Dr. Adam McDonnell ( by Thursday, June 28, 2018. Please indicate your preference of cabins.


The preliminary list of speakers includes:

  • Prof. Željko Dujić, University of Split (Croatia)
  • Dr. Valdimir Ivančev, University of Split (Croatia)
  • Prof. Igor B. Mekjavić, Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia)
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