High Altitude Task Force

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More than 80 million people worldwide live in high altitude areas (>2500 metres above sea level). Studies indicate that factors linked to high altitude including low oxygen levels, vasculopathy and metabolic abnormalities alongside genetic predispositions, collectively contribute to the onset and advancement of PH. 

The High Altitude Task Force raises awareness and understanding of PH linked to high altitude and organises scientific conferences in regions affected by high altitudes. Our next events are:

  • 7th International Leh Symposium, 4-9 August 2024, ‘Mahabodhi International Centre’, Saboo, Leh, Ladakh. The Hypobaric Hypoxia Society, India, and our organisers extend a warm welcome to all participants for this prestigious symposium.
  • 3rd International High Altitude Medicine and Research Symposium 2024, 21 - 25 September 2024, Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic. This meeting will address the rapidly evolving field of physiology and health problems when travelling and living at high altitudes and will highlight new advances. 

The PVRI are supporting grants for both meetings.



Aastha Mishra, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
Silvia Ulrich, University Hospital of Zurich