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Oct 16 - 23 , 2010     La Paz - Bolivia

Dedicated to the memory of
John Scott Haldane, FRS and Joseph Barcroft, FRS

Now, it includes live presentations via internet !!

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High Altitude Pathology
Clinica IPPA

First Symposium Follow-up

Second Symposium Follow-up



Early registration: Aug 30
Abstract Submit:   Sept 8

Mark your calendar !!

Welcome message

Post-II Symposium follow-up

From the organizers of the

First World Congress on High Altitude Medicine and Physiology

and the

First Symposium on the Effect of Chronic Hypoxia on Diseases at High Altitude

Second Symposium on the Effect of Chronic Hypoxia on Diseases at High Altitude

High Altitude Pathology Institute
Zubieta University


Adaptation and acclimatization to high altitude

Adaptation of highlanders to sea level

Football and other sports at high altitude

Respiratory Disease

Non-respiratory Disease: ophthalmology

Chronic Mountain Sickness

Adaptation to extreme hypoxia

Aviation hypoxia

High Altitude Diving

High Altitude Anthropology

Nutrition at High Altitude

Other high altitude diseases


Diablos Bolivia


A beautiful colorful land with extraordinary mountains, valleys and amazon.

See some beautiful photos !!
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For those of you that missed the successful 1st and 2nd Symposiums in 2005 and 2008 and those that want to come back, once more, we are proud to invite you to a friendly ¨itinerant¨ and relaxed scientific and culture gathering in Bolivia with visits to different cities 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), the Titicaca Lake (The highest navigable lake in the world), Chacaltaya and finally the Rurrenabaque The tropical paradise in Bolivia.

Please note that we were originally planing on going to the Salt Lakes, but we have been informed the landing field is in construction, and will be unavailable for a while. However if anyone is interested in going anyway, it can be done by train and/or bus and this can be arranged. But your need 3 extra days.

The conferences take place in different locations so that the attendees will be able to appreciate life at high altitude and pose themselves a new focus of chronic hypoxia. Different disciplines apparently not related to chronic hypoxia can find outstanding stimulus and innovative concepts in these unique chronic hypoxia environments.

Latest news

A most succesful symposium, with worldwide participation of distinguished speakers. A follow up will soon follow.

Fantastic news!! CISCO, a worldwide leader in networking, will provide an on-line active participation via Internet thanks to Dr. Larry Silver, President of the International Society of Chronic Hypoxia. You can now join and present your work with a Powerpoint Presentation from your home or your office. Please stay tuned on how to proceed as we are working on the details. In the meantime prepare your abstract and send it to us. Do not forget to include the country where you are located.

Dr. Jitendra Mehrishi from Cambridge University has joined us as scientific advisor and is boosting further the symposium.

We will be honored with the attendance of Dr. Giridhar J. Gyani, Secretary General of the Quality Council of India. His visit and activities are being coordinated by Dr. Thuppil Venkatesh, from St.John's Medical College in Bangalore, India.

During the Symposium we are proud to announce that we will inaugurate the High Altitude Museum.

Please visit the International Society of Chronic Hypoxia website under the direction of our President Larry Silver. We welcome you to join in this new and exciting venture in the high lands of the world. It is made up of Physicians, PhD scientists and others who share a common interest in the physiology, pathology and treatment of high altitude medical conditions of a chronic hypoxic etiology.  We span the continents of Europe, Asia ,  North and South America,  and Australia.  Our members are located in countries such as India, Russia, Denmark, Canada, USA, Bolivia, Peru, Australia, Czech Republic,  France, Netherlands and Italy. 

We have many distinguished colleagues from around the globe who have expressed their wish to participate in this symposium!! There is also a lot of news that can be accessed by clicking here:

We wish to thank UNESCO for their most valuable support to our previous events making it possible to carry out a world class international event in La Paz, Bolivia for the ultimate benefit of the inhabitants of high altitude.

The Abstracts for the 1st symposium and 2nd symposium can be reached here



   contact: zubieta@altitudeclinic.com