The 8th International Meeting on Cerebral Haemodynamic Regulation (CARNet)

18 June 2018


Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th June 2018

This conference is organised by the Cerebral Autoregulation Research Network (CARNet), an international multidisciplinary network including now over 140 scientists worldwide, in collaboration with the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). 

This conference will cover the broad range of regulatory physiological mechanisms that maintain cerebral blood flow at appropriate levels in health and disease, and will include physiology, clinical applications and the engineering, physics and mathematical modelling that underpins mechanisms and measurements. 

Cerebral blood flow is driven by blood pressure, arterial carbon dioxide levels, neuronal activation and cerebral metabolism, intracranial pressure, vasomotion, activity of the sympathetic nervous system, posture and many other physiological determinants. While cerebral autoregulation refers primarily to the physiological mechanisms that maintain blood flow during changes in blood pressure, the meeting will encompass the wider field of cerebral haemodynamic regulation, including areas such as CO2 reactivity, neurovascular coupling and intracranial pressure control.

Target audience
All those working on the control of blood flow in the brain; medical physicists, biomedical engineers, physiologists and clinicians.

Invited speakers
Damien Bailey (USW)
Yu-Chieh Tzeng (University of Otago)
Jurgen Claassen (Radmoud MC)
Peter Smielewski (University of Cambridge)
Jonathan Smirl (UBC)
Catherine Hall (University of Sussex)

Download the provisional programme here.

On-line registration is open. To book your place, click the 'Book Now' button below and then either log in (members and registered users) or register (new users only).  

Registration fees for TWO DAY attendance (including refreshments and lunch):
CARNet member: £270
IPEM member: £270
Non-salaried Student: £130
Non-member: £370

Registration fees for ONE DAY attendance (including refreshments and lunch):
CARNet member: £135
IPEM member: £135
Non-salaried Student: £165
Non-member: £185

Registration deadline: 1st June 2018

There will be a group dinner in Oxford on the evening of Monday 18th June. This is free of charge for 2 day attendees, or £35 for 1 day attendees. If you would like to attend the dinner, please indicate in your online booking. 

Overnight accommodation is available in several hotels around Oxford and can be booked via IPEM as part of your conference booking. 

Options (cost per night is for single occupancy bed & breakfast):
Royal Oxford Hotel OX1 1HR - £133 per night
Holiday Inn Hotel OX2 8JD - £129 per night

For details of each hotel, click on the hotel name above.
For a map showing the locations of these hotels and the conference venue, click here

Please note that hotel places are limited and are only available via IPEM up until one month before the conference at the latest, at which point any unbooked rooms will be released. Please book early to avoid disappointment. 


This conference will take place at the Department of Engineering Science, Thom Building, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PJ. 

Oxford railway station is approximately 1 mile or 20 minutes walk from the Department of Engineering Science, or a short taxi ride. 

Heathrow and Birmingham airports have direct transport links into Oxford. Train service from Birmingham International to Oxford takes approx 60 mins, and bus service from Heathrow to Oxford takes about 90 minutes.

For maps and further travel information, visit the Department of Engineering Science website

If you have any queries, please 
email the IPEM conference team or tel: 01904 550598. 

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