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Macklem Lectures

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.

Patricia Janet Sime

Patricia Janet Sime

2022
Virginia Commonwealth University
Fires of inflammation and its resolution in COPD

Graham Barr

Graham Barr

2019
Columbia University
Lumping and splitting chronic lower respiratory diseases

Ian Adcock

Ian Adcock

2018
Imperial College London
Mechanisms underlying severe asthma phenotypes

Thomas Similowski

Thomas Similowski

2016
Groupe Hospitalier Pitié-Salpêtrière Charles Foix, France
P
eter T. Macklem: stimulating from the Phrenic To the Mind

Jeffrey Fredberg

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?

James C. Hogg

James C. Hogg

2014
University of British Columbia
COPD changing concepts. A journey starting as a PhD student with Peter Macklem