About Thermophysiology




This is an activity of the Commission on Thermal Physiology of the International Union of Physiological Sciences (IUPS), the organization that groups the national physiological societies of all the countries in the world. Each commission of the IUPS is charged with representing a specific subject area within the broad field of physiology, e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, etc. The principal responsibilities of the commissions are to survey the entire field of its specialty and to foster all its activities (including those outside of the purely medical sphere), world-wide.

This includes organizing and coordinating scientific meetings, providing encouragement and support to those physiologists in the world whose resources may keep them somewhat at the margins, and promoting graduate and postgraduate education through the preparation and/or sponsorship of appropriate texts, reviews, etc.

The purpose of this Information Browser is to further these aims as they may pertain, specifically, to Thermal Physiology. It was developed at the Department of Physiology & Biophysics of the University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Medicine, 894 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA. Every user working or simply interested in the field is cordially invited to contribute information relevant to any of the categories listed below:

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Questions or comments regarding the content should be addressed to Clark Blatteis at The New icon represents information that has been added or changed within the last four weeks International Directory of Thermophysiologists OLD directory.

We would like to thank Dr. Refinetti from William and Mary College, Williamsburg, VA, for providing the primary body of information contained in this older list. Currently the name, institutional affilliation, geographic location, and areas of research speciality are provided. Soon a fill-out form will be provided so that the those on this list or those wishing to be included on this listing will have an opportunity to submit corrections, additions, e-mail addresses, and/or URLs to a revised database of active thermoregulatory research scientist is being prepared.

However, while a more complete database is being prepared, the participant list from “First Integrated Symposium on the Physiology and Pharmacology of Thermal Biology and Temperature Regulation. Rhodes, Greece, October 10-15, 2004”

Important Hotlinks to other Network Thermophysiology Sites.

The American Physiological Society

Even though this is not an exclusive thermophysiology site, we must admit it is important to most thermophysiologist.

Outcomes Research Group. Dept. of Anesthesia, U.C. San Francisco. Welcome to the Outcomes Research[tm] group! The Outcomes Research[tm] group (formerly Thermoregulation Research) was formed in 1990 at the University of California in San Francisco.

The name was changed in 1996 because much of our work now extends beyond thermoregulation. The location and maintenance of this site has now moved to the Outcomes Research™ Institute, and this is a group of more than 75 collaborating investigators. The non-profit institute is hosted by the University of Louisville. However, its members hold individual appointments at more than 25 universities.

Thermophysiology Announcements!

  • Meeting Notices This includes both U.S.A. and international meetings which have relevance to the study of Thermophysiology. ,
  • Education notes (visiting lectures; graduate and post-graduate courses; workshops).
  • News and notes (who is coming or going or just visiting; brief meeting reports). Thermobriefs (brief summaries of “what’s hot” in thermal physiology research).
  • New books and reviews.
  • Technical notes (new products and methods).
  • Job fair (positions available or desired).
  • Research funding opportunities.
  • Fellowship opportunities (including travel awards).
  • Funding for meetings.
  • Support Information (Members of the IUPS Commision on Thermal Physiology).