Xtreme Everest: taking medicine from mountainside to bedside

Tue, 21/03/2017
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In 2017 the Royal College of Anaesthetists will celebrate 25 years since gaining its Royal Charter.  As part of the celebrations, we are planning a year-long programme of events and activities that will celebrate the achievements of the College; its history and role in the development of the specialty and our vision for the specialty for the next 25 years.   Further information about the 25th Anniversary programme can be found by clicking here.

A free to attend lecture by Professor Michael Grocott at the Museum of London from 6-7pm.

In 2007, a team of doctors and scientists ascended to the roof of the world to understand more about how we adapt to high altitude - and why some of us adapt better than others. The Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition was central to a fifteen year programme of research aiming to understand how humans adapt to low oxygen levels when critically ill. The researchers believe that changes in human physiology that allow some humans to climb the highest mountains on earth, may also be of benefit when oxygen levels in the body are low because of illness. This story combines high science with exceptional human endeavour.



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