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Research from Everest: Professor Michael (Monty) Mythen, MBBS, MD, to Deliver 22nd Annual Grenvik Lectureship

Thu, 10/26/2017

Professor Michael (Monty) Mythen, MBBS, MD, from University College London, will deliver the 22nd Annual Ake and Inger Grenvik Lectureship on October 31, 2017, at Scaife Hall Lecture Room 5, Noon to 1 pm. An expert on care for the critically ill, his lecture is titled, “Human Tolerance of Hypoxia: Lessons from Everest.” The lecture will feature his recent experiences as project leader of the 'Caudwell Xtreme Everest' project including his three months as the laboratory manager at the Smiths Medical High Altitude Laboratory in the high Himalaya gateway of Namche Bazaar, Nepal (3,500m).

Mythen is the Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London (UCL), and Director of the UCL Discovery Lab at the London 2012 Olympic Legacy Institute of Sport Exercise and Health. His wide range of research interests include peri-operative fluid management and trans-esophageal Doppler, hemostasis in the critically ill, endotoxin and endotoxin immunity, and the determinants of post-operative morbidity and mortality. He is a prolific author with extensive editorship roles at journals of critical care medicine and anesthesiology. Prior to UCL, Mythen was an assistant professor at Duke University Medical Centre and acting chief of Critical Care in the Department of Anesthesiology.

The Critical Care Medicine Grand Rounds on November 1, 2017 will also be delivered by Mythen. He topic is “Nationwide Adoption of Enhanced Recovery from Surgery Pathways in the English National Health Service.”  This lecture will be at Noon in Scaife 1105AB.

Established in 1995, the Ake and Inger Grenvik Endowed Lectureship honors Ake Grenvik, MD, PhD, and his wife, Inger, for their contributions to the field of critical care medicine. The Grenvik Lectureship is awarded annually to leaders in a wide array of subjects relevant to acute care, ranging from basic and clinical science to ethics, policy and economics. Past lecturers include both critical care experts, such as Jean-Louis Vincent and Luciano Gattinoni, and experts from other fields, such as immunologist Carl Nathan, health sector economist Hal Luft, Arthur Caplan, a bioethics expert, and pediatrician Catherine DeAngelis.