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.

 photo of thomas similowski3rd Annual Macklem Lecture
Thomas Similowski (2016)
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, France
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eter T. Macklem: stimulating from the Phrenic To the Mind


photo of jeffrey fredberg2nd Annual Macklem Lecture
Jeffrey Fredberg (2015)
Harvard H.T. Chan School of Public Health
Unjamming and cell shape in the asthmatic airway epithelium: Was Peter right yet again?


3rd Annual Macklem Lecture

Thomas Similowski (2016)
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, France

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James C. Hogg (2014)

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