Grand Chronic Hypoxia Tour throughout India on July 2016 starting in the city of Bangalore.
In this series of consecutive blogs, you can read about this outstanding scientific tour. Each blog is dedicated to one city and one scientific concept presented in the conference “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High Altitude”.
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Our High Altitude Pulmonary and Pathology Institute has celebrated its 46 years since its creation on July 9th, 1970. The first high altitude clinic in the world, located in the city of La Paz, Bolivia, specifically designed to diagnose and treat high altitude disease and carry out research in high altitude medicine and physiology. Concomitantly and as a highlight in our celebration we have been honored by an invitation from Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, the “Lead Man of India”, to travel throughout India giving talks about Chronic Hypoxia and our points of view.
Locations where Prof.Dr.Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja gave conferences on
“Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia”.
We arrived in Bangalore on July 10th 2016, all the IPPA team, Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Lucrecia De Urioste Limariño, Natalia Zubieta De Urioste and Rafaela Zubieta De Urioste. Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh and Abby Thuppil received us at the airport. We then arrived to Parthasarthy’s apartment in a very luxurious building in Bangalore. at around 4:00 am. Much to our surprise, we were honored by the visit of N.RajashekarRegional General Manager THE HINDU NEWSPAPER at Bengaluru, that came with his wife and children to meet us at 6:00 am. He kindly brought us very beautiful gifts. Next day, we visited the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, the best Hospital in Bangalore. We were warmly greeted by the Board of Trustees and its director Dr. Satish Kumar Jain. We visited the new building of the hospital and then attended the auditorium as shown below.
1st Talk in the Maharaha Agrasen Hospital in Bangalore India.
From Left: Dr, Satish Kumar Jain, Hopsital Direcor, Member of the Trustees, Lucrecia De Urioste, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, Bipin Ram Agarwal, Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh “The Lead Man of India”.
Ceremonial lighting of candles. Bangalore, India.
ONE CONCEPT INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia and Life at High altitude”:
The low incidence of Asthma patients at high altitude. Particularly those that have allergen induced asthma to polen and other antigens. As referred by the head of the Intensive Care Unit at the Hospital Obrero #1 in La Paz, Bolivia, the social security largest hospital, in over 35 years of practice not one case of asthma crisis was treated (Intensivist Dr. Freddy Sandi).
Homage to the scientific production of Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja from IPPA in La Paz, Bolivia
Ceremony of Felicitation in the Maharaja Agrasen Hospital by Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh, Shashidhara, Dr. Satish Jain, Dr. BIpin Ram Agarwal of such a prestigious and growing Hospital.
Group picture right after the ceremony with The Trustee Director, Lucrecia De Urioste, K.V.R. Tagore, Dr. Satish Kumar Jain and Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh
Dr. Satish Kumar Jain inaugurated the conference and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja, gave a resume of his points of view on chronic hypoxia. Interestingly one of the physicians of the hospital, attending the conference commented that he had worked as an M.D. with the indian armed forces in the India Pakistan frontier at 6000 m of altitude.
Group photo with the medical colleague (second from the left in blue shirt) that had served as medical doctor of the indian army and who commented on his experience on adaptation to such high altitude 6000m.
Conference on “Extraordinary Adaptation to Chronic Hypoxia” at the St. John’s Medical College, where Thuppil Venkatesh is an honorary professor of Biochemistry. In this same top standing medical college of India, Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr) many years back had been Felicitated and later honored as the “Mountain Guru” by the NRCLP.
Introduction to the conference at St. John’s medical college by Dr. Anitha Drvanath
Profesor Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Calleja talking giving his conference at St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India.
A memorable photo form the past when late Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo (Sr) and Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo shared wonderful moments together at St. John’s Medical College in 2009 when he was awarded the Mountain Guru distinction,
Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta-Castillo passed away on Sept 17, 2015. He was the creator of completely different concepts about adaptation and formed a school of thought that Gustavo Jr and Natalia (his grand-daughter) now follow.
We also visited Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh’s National Referral Center for Lead Projects in India. It is located at St. John’s Medical College in their new large offices.
Entrance to Prof. Venkatesh office at St. Jhon’s University
In the evening we had a grand reception dinner at the exclusive Bangalore Club (built by the British during the Colony), hosted by K.V.R. Tagore, President of LEESAT and Prof. Venkatesh where we met outstanding personalities of Bangalore along with their distinguished couples. The dinner was indeed exquisite, as in many places throughout incredible India.
The outstanding dinner reception at the exclusive Bangalore Club. K.V.R. Tagore is second from the right.
The IPPA team standing in front of historic photos at the Bangalore Club.
Bangalore Club Hall with the trophies gathered by the British.
Prof. Dr. Gustavo Zubieta, Dr. Satish Jain, , Natalia Zubieta and Rafaela Zubieta
Lucrecia De Urioste with Mrs. Bhagya Tagore and Prabha Venkatesh
At Prof. Thuppil Venkatesh’s residence sharing memorable moments with his family, his wife Prabha (in green), his daughter Archana (in red), his son Abihi (in black) and Shashi in the center.
This trip came through as a big surprise in every step of the way. The kindness and generosity of the colleagues from India, is difficult to explain. One full bag was necessary to return with all the gifts, awards, scarfs, turbans and presents. What a great honor !!!!
Back home with some of the felicitation awards, gifts, scarfs and tokens received in 22 days of the tour. Each one is an exclusive top level distinction of each institution.
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