From June 3-7, 2017, the ATMA Research Team presented their findings on a project entitled "Acute Mountain Sickness in the Himalayas: Preliminary Report", which is examining the prevalence of altitude sickness on popular trekking routes in the Himalayas. Our preliminary analysis shows that 70% of people who trek in Nepal experience altitude sickness with half of these being severe. Furthermore, people experience altitude sickness for approximately a quarter of the total duration of their trek!
Our project was well-received and we had good feedback from emergency medicine leaders in Canada. These findings were presented at the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) Conference in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia!
You can find a few photos below:
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