07 June 2022

Meeting Report: 6th International Leh Symposium

About the Symposium

The 6th International Leh Symposium which was held from May 23-27 was a great success with high quality presentations from the stalwarts of the research fields of high-altitude, pulmonary hypertension, cardiology and others. The first day session was online and speakers including Maron Bradley, Werner Seeger, Serge Adnot, Brian Graham and Kurt Stenmark delivered scintillating talks. The remaining three days were full day sessions with presentations by several renowned delegates.

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In addition to the participation of the delegates, more than fifty young PhD research scholars participated in the symposium and several of them made poster presentations.

The poster session was also a runaway success, with lots of enthusiasm from the attendees. 


You can find the full E-book of meeting abstracts here.


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The following three awards were given to the young participants:

  • The Qadar Pasha Young Investigator oral presentation award: Dr Neha Chanana 
  • Best Poster awards: Ms Rushna Wazahat and Ms Tsering Palmo


A note from Qadar Pasha: 

"I thank the one and all; the participants, young fellows, the CMREF, Philadelphia, PVRI, UK and all my friends who made this symposium a grand success by their contribution under the given stressful Covid-19 environment. CMREF, I do not know how to acknowledge your unconditional support to me all through these years. You are a great organisation, who ensured that I didn't falter in my humble efforts. Dr Tashi Thinlas has been a revelation, who in spite of his very busy schedule at the hospital, single-handedly administered all the issues at Leh. My young and bubbling Co-host Dr Rahul Kumar's contribution from the USA cannot go unnoticed; in fact, it was Rahul everywhere. I don't need to speak about Max Gassmann, an eternal part of the Leh Symposium; we both now take each other for granted. He and I have been managing this activity since 2008/2010. Of course, it was the PVRI that ensured this "BUNDHAN" (Bond/affection)!"

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