Symposia

Our Annual Conference is The Society’s flagship event and we want to continue to develop this so that it is more international in scope, provides a platform for dissemination of high quality research and appeals to the broadest physiology community.

These 18 symposia will be complemented by oral communication sessions across all seven Themes to ensure a vibrant and diverse programme.  

A nasty case of the vapours -  E-cigarettes friend or foe?
Organiser: Deborah Baines, St George's, University of London, UK
 
Bionic women and men - Physiology lessons from implantable cardiac devices
Organiser: Barry McDonnell, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
Co-organiser: John Cockcroft, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK
 
Brown adipose tissue – the fat that makes you thin
Organiser: Michael Symonds, The University of Nottingham 
 
Cardiovascular implications of air pollution
Organiser: Holly Shiels, University of Manchester, UK
Co-organiser: Mark Miller, University of Edinburgh, UK
 
Circadian rhythm and the heart
Organiser: Hugh Piggins, University of Bristol, UK
 
Contribution of microcirculation to development of chronic heart-failure
Organiser: Andreas Beyer, Medical College of Wisconsin, Germany
Co-organiser: Petra Kleinbongard, University of Essen, Germany
 
Free radicals as double-edged modulators of skeletal muscle function
Organiser: Johanna Lanner, Karolinska Institutet, UK
Co-organiser: Malcom Jackson, Liverpool University, UK
 
Lung epithelial stem cells in human lung homeostasis and disease
Organiser: James Garnett, Newcastle University, UK

Milestone achievements in anion transporter research
Organiser: Ursula Seidler, Hannover Medical School, UK
Co-organiser: Mike Gray, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, UK
 
Neuroglial responses to oxygen deprivation
Organiser: Ruoli Chen, Keele University, UK
Co-organiser: Mark Dallas, University of Reading, UK
 
Novel approaches to physiology practical teaching
Organiser: Derek Scott, University of Aberdeen, UK
 
Nuclear receptors and transcriptional regulation in metabolism and endocrinology
Organiser: Nimesh Mody, University of Aberdeen, UK
Co-organiser: Justin Rochford, University of Aberdeen, UK
 
Pain: Nociception to perception
Organiser: Ewan Smith, University of Cambridge, UK
Co-organiser: David Bulmer, University of Cambridge, UK
 
Respiratory influences on oxygen transport and exercise performance in health and disease
Organiser: Lee Romer, Brunel University London, UK
 
The muscle spindle: exciting new insights from an old system
Organiser: Guy Bewick, University of Aberdeen, UK
 
The utility of exercise in pulmonary hypertension: from a tool to assess disease severity to a ‘novel’ therapeutic intervention
Organiser: Bryan Taylor, University of Leeds, UK
 
Transverse tubule and dyadic dysfunction in cardiac disease
Organiser: Katharine Dibb, University of Manchester, UK
Co-organiser: Jessica Caldwell, University of Manchester, UK
 
Understanding complex behaviours in the microcirculation:  from blood flow to oxygenation
Organiser: Geraldine Clough, University of Southampton, UK