Symposium „Tolerance člověka k hypoxii…“ 14. 6. 2018 LIVE

Xtreme Everest Symposium: Human Tolerance of Hypoxia: Going to Extremes to Understand Critical Illness
June 14, Duke University Durham, NC; 11 am – 7.15 pm (EST)

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This conference will review the Xtreme Everest medical research program that takes lessons learned in extreme low oxygen environments, including that found on the summit of Mount Everest, and brings them back to the bedside of the intensive care unit (ICU).

Target Audience
This conference is suitable for anesthesiologists, physiologists, critical care physicians, stroke medicine physicians, neurologists, basic scientists.

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Better understand human tolerance and adaption to hypoxia with goal to improve outcomes in critically ill patients.
  • Improve knowledge of the effects on the human body of long term exposure to low levels of oxygen, and how some individuals adapt better to hypoxia than others.


Surviving Hypoxia – Is it About Delivery or Consumption?
Critical Care – Can we Learn From Environmental Physiology? – What Happens to Healthy Humans in Hypoxia? – Cardiovascular Adaptation to Hypoxia – Metabolic Adaptation to Hypoxia – Questions and Discussion

Oxygen in Clinical Practice – More or Less?
Oxygen Therapy: The Yin and Yang of Our Favorite Drug – Oxygen and the Brain – Epigenetics of Hypoxia – A Slightly Different Path to Everest: Pyramid Lab 2012 & 2016 – Therapeutic Hyperoxia: Medicine Under Pressure – Questions and Discussion

Morpheus Consortium Distinguished Lecture: Xtreme Everest: Physiology on Top of the World 

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