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Oct 6 - 11 , 2014     La Paz - Bolivia


Dedicated to Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo

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High Altitude Pathology
Clinica IPPA

First Symposium Follow-up

Second Symposium Follow-up



Early registration: July 30
Abstract Submit:   Sept 1

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 in Bolivia

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

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

Fourth International Symposium on Chronic Hypoxia and Global Hypoxia Summit in India

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

Anestesia at high altitude

Congenital cardiopathies at high altitude

Pulmonary Hypertension and high altitude

Other high altitude diseases



HAPE X-rays

Sajama Mountain

Mt. Sajama 6542m where the soccer game was played.

Futbol Sajama



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

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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 World famous Salt Lakes in Bolivia.

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

The Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal will publish the abstracts of this symposium on-line with free public access.

Please note OCT 12, 2014 has been set as Presidential election day in Bolivia. No transportation will be available for regular use. If you plan to travel please check with your airline. A special Taxi to transport you to the airport (if the flight is in normal schedule) can be arranged.

We will also have teleconferencing through the web, so you are welcome to register and also send your abstract for presentation on-line from your own lab, during our symposium.

Comments by Dr. Serguei Stroev after his attendance to Symposium2 (as published in his PhD thesis "The Role of Endogenous Protein Antioxidants in Neuronal Adaptation to Hypobaric Hypoxia" University of Tampere, School of Medicine Finland. I.P. Pavlov Institute of Physiology of RAS

"My sincere thanks to Professor Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr.), Professor Gustavo R. Zubieta-Calleja and to the entire Zubieta family for organizing the wonderful Chronic Hypoxia Symposium in August 2008 in La Paz and for the warm, hearty welcome that they have given us. It was one of the most memorable and successful scientific conferences of my life, and it provided me with rich opportunities for fruitful discussions and to establish useful contacts with colleagues from all around the world in an unforgettable and friendly atmosphere."

Please visit the International Society of Chronic Hypoxia website. the time has come for a boost of our activities worldwide. 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:


   contact: zubieta@altitudeclinic.com