Macklem Lectures

meakins logo: macklem lecture seriesThe Macklem Lecture is given in honour of Dr. Peter Macklem, who founded the Meakins-Christie Laboratories in 1972. Dr. Macklem was director at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories between 1972-1979 until his appointment as Physician in Chief of the Royal Victoria Hospital and Chair of the Department of Medicine at McGill in 1979. Among his many contributions to respiratory physiology and medicine were the notion of equal pressure points determining flow limitation during forced expiration, the importance of small airways in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and the concept that respiratory muscles, like other skeletal muscles could undergo fatigue.

Ian Adcock Picture for the 2018 Macklem Lecture at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories2018 Macklem Lecture
Ian Adcock
Imperial College London
Mechanisms underlying severe asthma

photo of jeffrey fredberg2015 Macklem Lecture
Jeffrey Fredberg
Harvard H.T. Chan School of Public Health
Unjamming and cell shape in the asthmatic airway epithelium: Was Peter right yet again?

photo of thomas similowski: 2016 Macklem lecturer at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories2016 Macklem Lecture
Thomas Similowski
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, France
eter TMacklem: stimulating from the Phrenic To the Mind

2014 Macklem Lephoto of james hoggcture
James C. Hogg

University of British Columbia
COPD changing concepts. A journey starting as a PhD student with Peter Macklem