Symposium on the effect of
Chronic Hypoxia on Diseases at High Altitude

October 1 - 8, 2005

La Paz, Bolivia

by the organizers of the First World Congress on High Altitude Medicine and Physiology

High Altitude Pathology Institute and Zubieta University

ippa logoOn the 35th anniversary of the High Altitude Pathology Institute, Clinica IPPA and the foundation of the Zubieta University we are proud to invite you to a friendly ¨itinerant¨ and relaxed scientific and culture gathering in Bolivia with visits to medical centers and conferences that will begin in the city of La Paz, the world capital of hypoxia and the shrine of hypoxia scientists, and continue in Tiahuanacu (Pre-Inca ruins), Calamarca (to visit the museum of the Angels), Oruro (Casa de Simon I. Patiño, one of the richest men in the world, the Tin king), Potosi (Cerro Rico 'the city of the rich silver mines') and the Titicaca Lake (The highest lake in the world).

Itinerant stands for continued conferences in the places of visit.
La Paz, amplio 
Part of the west side of La Paz, 3600 m  Link to information of La Paz

 Tiahuanacu temple
Link to Tiahuanacu

Link to Titicaca Lake Titicaca Lake

Angel of Calamarca paintingAngels of Calamarca

Oruro diabladaDiablada de Oruro

cerro ricocerro rico potosi

Invited Scientists:                         

                          Prof. Poul-Erik Paulev,  Denmark
                          Prof. Mieczyslaw Pokorski, Poland
                          Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh,   India
                          Prof. Vidyasagar Casikar,    Australia
                          Prof. Inder Annand,   US
                          Prof. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo, Bolivia
                          Prof. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja,  Bolivia
                          Prof. Ole Siggaard-Andersen, Denmark
                          Prof. Joop Madsen,  Denmark
                          Prof. John B. West, USA
Other participants:
                          Prof. Michiro Nakashima, Japan
                          Prof. Paul Begin, Canada
                          K.S. Parthasarathy, India
                          Prof. Wu Tianyi, China
                          Prof. Dante Peñaloza, Peru
                          Prof. Hanns Christian Gunga, Germany

                          and others not yet confirmed

Subjects of interest:   Chronic Mountain Sickness
                                 Carotid body and high altitude
                                 Disease at high altitude
                                 Diving at high altitude in Lake Titicaca 3900 m

Colleagues interested in presenting their work in these areas are welcome. Please inquire below
The scientific program will be developed in August.

Link to the organizers web page:
High Altitude Pathology Institute

Activities Program          Scientific Program  (not yet available)       Registration (March 25)     Organizers      Inquire

  La Paz, Feb 10, 2005

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