Message From Organizers for Leh Symposium 2018

The the organization of ‘Fourth national Leh symposium 2015’ scheduled for August 25-26, 2015 is kept in view to recognize, appreciate and update all the activities which have been and are taking place at HA. This symposium intends to bring together the knowledge and information gathered from the recent advances in HA research. Similar to the conduction of last Leh symposia, we are sure that this symposium will also prove to be a good opportunity for the local Leh doctors to share their knowledge. It is our aim that the scientific sessions will culminate in scientific collaborations to strengthen the HA research to achieve global solution to HA adaptation & disorders.

About Symposium

We intend to collate the high-altitude (HA) experts to share the knowledge and fill the breaches in our understanding on the existing notion and answer key questions for ongoing work. The symposium would discuss recent trends of integrating all branches of research on high-altitude and bring them to a common global platform for long term future perspectives. It will encompass on talks and expert panel discussions focusing on the application of medicine, physiology and basic science in life at high-altitude, both natives and sojourners, thus event will benefit clinicians, scientists and the managers from industries. This will provide significant insight into HA research contributing to adaptation and or maladaptation (diseases). It will further be helpful to improve the current disease diagnosis and treatment by resolving the various ethnicity and environment issues.

In addition, the PVRI, India annual meeting will also be held jointly with symposium.

Leh, Ladakh

This trans Himalayan district located in the indus river valley awaits for you with snow capped Himalayan and Karakoram mountain ranges, passes like Khardungla and Changla, valleys and lakes. Leh with its approximate altitude of 3550 meters is an apt place for this symposium. The ideal time for visiting Leh is between July and October. For furtehr details please visit ( It is advised to take rest for first day of the arrival to avoid the risk of altitude sickness.