Physiology 2016

Joint Meeting of the American Physiological Society and
The Physiological Society

29 - 31 July 2016
Convention Centre Dublin, Ireland

Scientific programme

Confirmed symposia, and their organisers are listed below

Above and below the medulla: New roles for the sensorimotor cortex and spinal cord in respiration
Organiser: Simon Gandevia, Neuroscience Research Australia, Australia

Adaptive outcomes of microvascular networks to obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus/insulin resistance
Organiser: Jefferson Frisbee, West Virginia University, USA
Co-Organiser : M. Harold Laughlin, Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center, Columbia, USA

Animal models of sleep: from 100 billion to 302 neurons
Organiser: Mary Morrell, Imperial College London, UK
Co-Organiser: David Raizen, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Bittersweet: Sensing the local environment and evoking physiological change
Organiser: Deborah Baines, St George's University of London, UK
Co-Organisers: Matthew Bailey, University of Edinburgh, UK and James Garnett, Newcastle University, UK

Can you outrun a bad diet?
Organiser: Gareth Wallis, University of Birmingham, UK

Caveolae in the heart: Molecular and intracellular interactions define function
Organiser: Andrew James, University of Bristol, UK
Co‐Organiser: Sarah Calaghan, University of Leeds, UK

Children with insulin resistance: Cardiovascular and autonomic consequences
Organiser: William Schrage, University of Wisconsin, USA

Circadian regulation of cardiovascular and kidney function
Organiser: David Pollock, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Disease-causing mutations in CNS ion channels
Organiser: David J A Wyllie, University of Edinburgh, UK
Co-Organiser: Giles E Hardingham, University of Edinburgh, UK

Does feedback have a role in evidence-based teaching?
Organiser: Robert Carroll, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, USA
Co-Organiser: Feisal Subhan, Plymouth University, UK

Effective public engagement with Physiology
Organiser: Dave Lewis, University of Leeds, UK
Co-organiser: Jessica Taylor, William Carey University, USA

The Physiological Society Presidential Symposium: Heartfelt signals
Organiser: Richard Vaughan-Jones, University of Oxford, UK

Is the control of skeletal muscle fuel metabolism impaired as we age?
Organiser: Kostas Tsintzas, University of Nottingham, UK
Co-Organiser: Francis Stephens, University of Exeter, UK

Lymphatic function – translational aspects
Organiser: Helge Wiig, University of Bergen, Norway

Making new connections: Novel insights into renal crosstalk
Organiser: Heddwen Brooks, University of Arizona, USA
Co-Organiser: Don Kohan, University of Utah, USA

Making sense of mechanosensing: Are there universal mechanisms of mechanotransduction in peripheral nerves?
Organiser: James Jones, University College Dublin, Ireland
Co-Organiser: Susan Pyner, Durham University, UK

Mitochondria in the integrative physiology of obesity and metabolic dysfunction
Organiser: Paige Geiger, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA
Co-Organiser: John Thyfault, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA

Molecular multi-tasking: New insights into dual-function membrane transporters
Organiser: Mike Gray, Newcastle University, UK

Novel approaches to probe the molecular function of ion channels from the nicotinic superfamily
Organiser: Lucia Sivilotti, University College London, UK
Co-Organiser: Stephan Pless, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Physiological approaches to study the science of human sedentariness
Organiser: Carolyn Greig, University of Birmingham, UK
Co-Organiser: Janet Lord, University of Birmingham, UK

Physiological gases in health and disease
Organiser: Eoin Cummins, University College Dublin, Ireland

Role of parafacial (retrotrapezoid) respiratory neurons in control of breathing
Organiser: Christopher Del Negro, The College of William and Mary, USA

Roles of TRPV4 in brain epithelial and neuronal cells
Organiser: Bonnie Blazer-Yost, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Co-Organiser: Richard Barrett-Jolley, University of Liverpool, UK

Sex differences in health, aging and disease
Organiser: Brian Harvey, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland
Co-Organiser: Jane F. Reckelhoff,  Women's Health Research Center University of Mississippi, USA

Sleep and the ageing brain: Harnessing translational physiology to study the impact of risk and protective factors in health and disease
Organiser: Marc Poulin, University of Calgary, Canada

Stress during pregnancy: Physiological consequences for intrauterine development
Organiser: Abigail Fowden, University of Cambridge, UK

Targeting the colon for treatment of metabolic diseases
Organiser: Stephen Keely, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Ireland

The carotid body chemoreflex and its pivotal role in autonomic dysregulation: Finding new avenues to restore the autonomic function
Organiser: Rodrigo Del Rio, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Chile

The microbiota‐gut‐brain axis: A role for diet and host‐microbe interactions
Organiser: Melanie Gareau, University of California Davis, USA
Co‐Organiser: Kim Barrett, University of California, San Diego, USA

The pulmonary circulation in hypoxic lung diseases 
Organiser: Paul McLoughlin, University College Dublin, Ireland

Top‐down control of pain
Organiser: Lucy Donaldson, University of Nottingham, UK
Co‐Organiser: Bridget Lumb, University of Bristol, UK

When the levee breaks: Integrated mechanisms of mucosal defence and resolution of inflammation
Organiser: John Wallace, University of Calgary, Canada
Co‐Organiser: Catherine Godson, University College Dublin, Ireland