5th International Symposium on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (PPTR)

Thermal Physiology in a Changing Thermal World
Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa,  7-12 September 2014

The 5th International Symposium on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation (PPTR) will bring together, in the heart of the world-famous Kruger National Park, scientists working on temperature regulation in various species across a broad range of themes.

The PPTR meeting originated from two independent and long-running symposia: the “Symposium on Thermal Physiology” and the “Symposium on the Pharmacology of Thermoregulation”. These symposia were merged, with the first integrated meeting on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Temperature Regulation being held in 2004 in Rhodes, Greece.

The PPTR 2014 scientific programme will include a mix of symposia, lectures, a debate, posters, and a student competition, and will allow participants to experience the splendour of the park through an exciting social programme.

Presentations have been accepted from researchers working in various fields of temperature regulation, including:

  • Behavioural and physiological regulation of body temperature
  • Fever and sickness behaviour
  • Temperature, energy and obesity
  • Torpor, hibernation and hypothermia
  • Temperature regulation during exercise, cold and heat
  • Medical applications of thermal physiology
  • Molecular thermal physiology and thermal sensation
  • Evolutionary and comparative physiology of temperature regulation
  • Impacts of climate change on health, adaptation and biogeography
  • Temperature and metabolic measurement

The meeting is being organised by members of the Brain Function Research Group in the School of Physiology, at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

For more information, email our local conference co-ordinator, Jackey Deacon:


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