1st International DECIPHER Symposium

on pulmonary hypoxia and its health sequelae

Iquique (Chile), Universidad Arturo Prat

October 16-17, 2019

This symposium will bring together experts from around the world to discuss the latest data on pulmonary hypoxia, the mechanisms of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction, and associated diseases. The organizers cordially invite you to actively participate and submit your abstract to the conference.

The conference language for all presentations will be English. Simultaneous translation into Spanish will be offered for the audience.

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline was September 15, 2019. Abstract submission closed.

Registration deadline for online registration was September 15, 2019. Registration is now only possible by directly contacting the Institute of Health Studies at Universidad Arturo Prat (Daniela Ordenes, daniordenes@gmail.com) or directly at the entrance to the symposium (cash payment only).

Registration Fee: 80 €

From all accepted abstracts, the best short oral communications and best poster presentations will be selected for Young Investigator Awards.

  • Our renowned speakers include:

    Erik Swenson (Universtity of Washington, Seattle), Heimo Mairbäurl (University of Heidelberg, Germany), Rainer Böger (University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany), Juliane Hannemann (University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany), Julio Brito (Universidad Arturo Prat Iquique, Chile), Patricia Siques (Universidad Arturo Prat Iquique, Chile), Jens Hohlfeld (Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine Hannover, Germany), Francisco Villafuerte (University of Lima, Peru), Emilio Herrera (Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile), Paul T. Schumacker (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA), José Ignacio Mendez Campos (CODELCO, Los Andes, Chile) Gabriel F. Díaz (University of Bogotà, Colombia)

    Our topics are:

    The epidemiology of pulmonary hypoxia at high altitude

    Hypoxia-induced modulation of alveolar epithelial sodium transport at high altitude

    Genetic and physiological adaptation to altitude

    The ADMA-Arginine-NO-Pathway: Its role in the regulation of pulmonary vascular tone

    Mitochondria and oxygen sensing

    Metabolic predictors of pulmonary hypertension in intermittent hypoxia

    Therapeutic options for acute and chronic mountain diseases

    Neonatal pulmonary hypertension

    The role of hypoxia in the pathogenesis of pulmonary diseases