Day 1: Tuesday May 11th

Session 1: Introduction- Chair: Daniel Martin

8.50-9.00 Welcome and Introduction- Mike Grocott
9.00-9.30 Research at altitude: a historical perspective- John West
9.30-10.00 Caudwell Xtreme Everest: Aims and introduction- Mike Grocott

10:00-10:30 Coffee

Session 2: Oxygen Delivery- Chair: Denny Levett

10:30-11:00 The history of oxygen delivery at altitude- Jim Milledge
11:00-11:30 Arterial oxygen content and oxygen delivery- Daniel Martin
11:30-12:00 The microcirculation at altitude- Can Ince

12:00-13:00 Lunch

Session 3: Oxygen Consumption- Chair: Mike Grocott

13:00-13:30 The history of exercise physiology at altitude- Paolo Cerretelli
13:30-14:00 The lactate threshold and efficiency- Denny Levett
14:00-14:30 Limitations to exercise at altitude- Brian J. Whipp

14:30-15:00 Coffee

Session 4: Skeletal Muscle- Chair: Hugh Montgomery

15:00-15:30 Structural changes in the muscle at altitude- Hans Hoppeller
15:30-16:00 Cellular metabolic changes at altitude- Andrew Murray
16:00-16:30 Muscle proteomics on exposure to hypoxia- Cecilia Gelfi

16:30-17:30 Plenary Lecture: Chair: Anita Holdcroft
The Discovery of Oxygen John W. Severinghaus

Day 2: Wednesday 12th May 2010

Session 1: Metabolism & Genetics Chair: Monty Mythen

09:00-09:30 Genetics of Hypoxic Adaption- Hugh Montgomery
09:30-10:00 Cardiac muscle magnetic resonance spectroscopy- Kieran Clarke
10:00-10:30 Nitrate, nitrite and performance at altitude- Martin Feelisch

10:30-11:00 Coffee

Session 2: The Nervous System- Chair: Martin Feelisch

11:00-11:30 Neurophysiological changes at altitude- Mark Wilson
11:30-12:00 Cerebral blood flow at altitude- Chris Imray
12:00-12:30 Neurocognitive changes on ascent to altitude- Jan Stygall

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Session 3: Breathing & The Lung Chair: Janet Stocks

13:30-14:00 Pulmonary function at altitude- Erik Swenson
14:00-14:30 Breathing systems at altitude- Roger McMorrow

14:30-14.45 Coffee

Session 4: Weight loss and children- Chair: Andrew Murray

14.45-15.15 The Smiths Young Everest Study- acclimitisation to altitude in children- Janet Stocks
15.15-15.45 Weight, body composition and nutrition at altitude- David Howard

15.45-16.00 Closing Remarks- Mike Grocott
Daniel Martin
Denny Levett

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