Humanature

Programme

Saturday 11 November
Sunday 12 November

Saturday 11 November

09:45 Registration opens
10:30 Welcome
Craig Franklin (Vice President, Society for Experimental Biology) & Mark Hannaford (Founder, World Extreme Medicine)
  SESSION 1: ALTITUDE
10:45 Lucy Hawkes (University of Exeter, UK)
Insights from extreme altitude flights by birds
11:15 Denny Levett (University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust, UK)
Xtreme Everest
11:45 Charles Bishop (Bangor University, UK)
How animals cope with low oxygen availability: some favourite examples
12:15 Christina Eichstaedt (Thoraxclinic, University Hospital Heidelberg; The Institute of Human Genetics, Heidelberg University, Germany)
Human adaptation to high altitude in the Andes
12:45 Panel discussion
13:00 Lunch
  SESSION 2: COLD
14:00 Stuart Egginton (University of Leeds, UK)
The effects of cold environments on cardiovascular physiology in animals
14:30 Beth Healey (European Space Agency at Concordia station, Antarctica)
White Mars
15:00 Panel discussion
15:15 Refreshment break 
15:45 Discussion and conclusions from Day 1
Craig Franklin (Vice President, Society for Experimental Biology) & Mark Hannaford (Founder, World Extreme Medicine)
16:00 PLENARY LECTURE 
Craig Franklin (University of Queensland, Australia)
Challenges of working in extreme environments on extreme animals from the poles to the tropics
17:00 Plenary speaker interview and question time
17:30 End of Day 1 
 09:40
 09:40
 10:05 

Sunday 12 November

08:00 Registration opens
08:30 Welcome
Craig Franklin (Vice President, Society for Experimental Biology) & Mark Hannaford (Founder and Director, World Extreme Medicine)
  SESSION 3: DEPTH
08:40 Andreas Fahlman (Oceanografic Foundation, Spain)
Comparative diving eco-physiology; a tool to assess environmental health
09:10 Zeljko Dujic (University of Split School of Medicine, Croatia)
Cardiovascular effects of breath hold diving
09:40 Julie van der Hoop (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Ventilation in diving mammals
10:10

Andreas Møllerløkken (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Stresses of diving in humans

10:40 Panel discussion 
10:55 Refreshment break
SESSION 4: AGEING
11:20 Carl Soulsbury (University of Lincoln, UK)
Exercising to the limit (and more) in birds
11:50 Leigh Breen (University of Birmingham, UK)
The role of inactivity in age-related musculoskeletal deterioration: Move it or lose it!
12:20 Panel discussion  
12:35 Lunch 
  SESSION 5: ENDURANCE
13:20 Anders Hedenström (Lund University, Sweden)
What are the limits to animal flight performance?
13:50 Andrew Jones (University of Exeter, UK)
Breaking 2: physiological requirements for a sub-2 hour marathon
14:20 David Oxborough (Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
Endurance exercise and the human heart: Can you get too much of a good thing?
14:50 Panel discussion  
15:05 Refreshment break
  SESSION 6: HEAT
15:30 Jo Corbett (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Preparing elite human athletes to perform in the heat
16:00 Steve Trangmar (University of Roehampton, UK)
Circulatory limitations to exercise: heat, hydration and the human brain
16:30 Michael Scantlebury (Queen's University Belfast, UK)
Animals in deserts
17:00 Panel discussion 
17:15 Discussion and conclusions from Day 2
17:30 End of symposium