The 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.
2018 Macklem Lecture
Imperial College London
Mechanisms underlying severe asthma
2015 Macklem Lecture
Harvard H.T. Chan School of Public Health
Unjamming and cell shape in the asthmatic airway epithelium: Was Peter right yet again?
2016 Macklem Lecture
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, France
Peter T. Macklem: stimulating from the Phrenic To the Mind
2014 Macklem Lecture
James C. Hogg
University of British Columbia
COPD changing concepts. A journey starting as a PhD student with Peter Macklem