HIGH ALTITUDE TRAINING IN RESPIRATORY PHYSIOLOGY

    AND

    THE EFFECT OF HYPOXIA ON DISEASE AT HIGH ALTITUDE

HIGH ALTITUDE PATHOLOGY INSTITUTE (IPPA) LA PAZ-BOLIVIA (3510 m)

The trainee will be exposed to unique environmental conditions in the cities of La Paz (3600m), and El Alto (4100m), with one million inhabitants. Observations can be made at both sites depending on the project and studies objective at the time. Also, there are possibilities to perform research at 5000m.

Who can benefit from this program:

  1. Medical students interested in hypoxia and respiratory physiology.
  2. Pulmonary specialists.
  3. Scientists interested in high altitude physiology and medicine.
  4. Mountain medicine doctors.

Training includes the following, depending on the length of stay and the research being carried out at the time:

- Respiratory physiology - High altitude physiology - Acute mountain sickness - Chronic mountain sickness - High altitude pulmonary edema - High altitude cerebral edema - High tech medical research and health services - Disease in patients being checked at high altitude : Residents and newcomers.

Organized and directed by:

Prof. Dr. GUSTAVO ZUBIETA-CALLEJA,

- Head and director of the HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY and PATHOLOGY INSTITUTE - Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja (Jr). Started Pre-med studies at the UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS in Fayeteville, Arkansas where two Scholarships were awarded and transferred to the UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR DE SAN ANDRES in La Paz, Bolivia where he was awarded a Medical Doctor degree. His residency in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Function was carried out at The HIGH ALTITUDE PATHOLOGY INSTITUTE IPPA in La Paz. He is a Bioengineer and computer programming with training at IPPA, developing medical testing equipment, and even elevators. Short stay at the Department of Medicine. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IN SAN DIEGO. Member of the AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY, U.S.A. Member of the INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR MOUNTAIN MEDICINE. Principal physician in charge of initial consultations of residents and foreign visitors to La Paz, Bolivia. Research in physiology and pathophysiology of high altitude in the pulmonary department. IAMAT (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TO TRAVELLERS) certified physician. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal "HIGH ALTITUDE MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY". Editorial reviewer at WILDERNESS AND ENVIROMENTAL MEDICINE, and invited reviewer of Lancet, and many other journals. Member of the Children at high altitude: an international consensus statement by an ad hoc committee of the International Society for Mountain Medicine. Member of the International consensus statement on chronic and subacute high altitude diseases. Participated in research in several hospitals in Copenhagen. Close cooperation with Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta Castillo and Prof. Poul-Erik Paulev. Attending invitations to speak in different medical centers and Academy of Sciences in Europe and Latin America. Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Zubieta University. Organizer of the 6 Chronic Hypoxia Symposiums (The 4th jointly with DIPAS in Dehli). Development and construction of a computerized Hyperoxic/Hypoxic adaptation chamber, and the Chacaltaya High Altitude Pyramid laboratory located at 5300 m. Co-author of the New Human Physiology (Paulev-Zubieta), online free book. Developer of the High Altitude Adaptation formula and the Tolerance to Hypoxia formula. Joint Conferences with Prof. Thuppil Venktesh, throughout the most prestigious medical universities in India. See his CV by clicking here
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Some of our publications are available here.

Acceptance for the course subject to evaluation. Training limited to time and space availability.Great tourism, trekking and mountain climbing available through several tourism companies.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Spanish, English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese and some Danish.

DATES OF TRAINING: variable

Inquiries, registration and fees:


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