It gives us immense pleasure as we announce the convening of fifth International Leh Symposium that will take place at Gangtok, Sikkim, India, from November 15-19, 2018. The Leh Symposium is held every alternate year and is one of the largest gatherings of professionals working in the field of high-altitude (HA) and pulmonary hypertension medicine and biology. The organization of Leh symposium 2018 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 high altitude research. 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.
We intend to collate the 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 HA, 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.
Nestled in nature, Sikkim, the Northeastern Indian state is a snow-laden highland region embraced with quaint & scenic Himalayan mountains with serene lakes and appealing valleys wreathed in clouds.
Gangtok, the picturesque capital city of Sikkim is situated at an elevation of 1650m. With abundant natural and cultural beauty, Gangtok is an irresistible form of magical collage that allures tourists from all around.
Gangtok/Sikkim lets one embrace the beauty of the mighty Kanchenjunga (8,586 m), the highest mountain in India and the third highest in the world. Named as 'Five Treasures of Snow' after its five high peaks, Kanchenjunga is worth a visit for its breathtaking view at sunrise.