04 March 2018 00:00 until 09 March 2018 00:00

5th International Atacama-Leh Symposium, Chile 2018

We are delighted to invite you to join a high altitude conference, which will be held from 4 to 9 March 2018, in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

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Organisers Max Gassmann, Norbert Weissman and Emilio Herrera have chosen one of the most interesting places on earth for this unique translational scientific conference: The Atacama Desert.

The City of San Pedro de Atacama is located at about 2400 meters above sea level, not too far away from the border to Bolivia. In the Andes, there is a vast experience in altitude related medical problems, as well as a longstanding tradition of research in high altitude physiology and medicine.

Preliminary schedule

Day 1 - Arrival in San Pedro de Atacama: Symposium starts in the evening with keynote lecture

Day 2 – Full day scientific programme

Day 3 – Half day scientific programme, half-day excursion

Day 4 – Full day scientific programme

Day 5 – Falf-day scientific and half-day cultural programne

Day 6 – Departure


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