vPPTR 2020 Young Investigator/Graduate Student Competition Results:

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Awardees! There were a lot of fantastic oral presentations and ePosters, so know that all presentations were judged within a very strong field of contenders!

ePoster Presentation Awardees

1st Place Edward Ashworth
Affiliations:Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand and University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.
ePoster Title: Passive, post-exercise intermittent heat exposure can maintain and enhance thermal adaptations from heat acclimation.
Sponsors:Physiological Society, Experimental Physiology & vPPTR 2020
2nd PlaceJessica Hernandez
Affiliations:Institute of Veterinary Physiology/Biochemistry and Institute of Sports Science, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
ePoster Title:Neutropenia exacerbates LPS-induced hypothermia modulating the brain and peripheral inflammatory response.
Sponsors:Physiological Society, Experimental Physiology & vPPTR 2020
3rd PlacePuck Alkemade
Affiliations:Department of Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences, Amsterdam Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, Dept. of Physiology, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
ePoster Title:Body dimensions influence the magnitude of heat acclimation adaptations.
Sponsors:Physiological Society, Experimental Physiology & vPPTR 2020

Oral Presentation Awardees

Awardee:Travis Gibbons
Category:Graduate Student
Affiliations:University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada and University of British Columbia – Okanagan, Kelowna, BC, Canada.
Presentation Title:Different modes of heat stress uniformly increase intracranial pressure despite heterogeneous effects on brain perfusion in humans.
Sponsors:vPPTR 2020
Awardee:Georgia Chaseling 
Category:Post-Doctoral Fellow
Affiliations:Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Presentation Title:Mitigating cardiovascular strain in coronary patients during a heatwave.
Sponsors:Journal of Applied Physiology & vPPTR 2020
Awardee:Robert Meade 
Category:Young Investigator
Affiliations:School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Human and Environmental Physiology Research Unit
Presentation Title:A preliminary assessment of the efficacy of cooling centres for limiting hyperthermia in older adults during a day-long extreme heat event.
Sponsors:American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology & vPPTR 2020

Judging Criteria:

The Awards Committee for vPPTR 2020 evaluated ePoster and oral presentations for a total of six awards. These include a Graduate Student, Post-Doctoral and Early Investigator Oral Presentation Awards plus 3 ePoster Awards. Below is a rubric that was used for judging by the Awards Committee. Kindly note, it is possible that not all sections in the rubric are relevant, depending if the presenter had an ePoster or an oral presentation.

If you have any questions with respect to the competition kindly direct these to the Chair of the Awards Committee Dr. Chris Minson or to info@pptr2020.com.