Mountain medicine - be prepared.
Over the past decades we have seen more and more people travelling to high altitudes, the Alps and mountains over 5000 m. The increasing number of travelers in the mountains brings along a growing number of injuries and health issues related both, to high altitude and pre-existing medical conditions.
Doctors and health professionals who either accompany groups travelling to the mountains or consult a group or an individual before their travels, often face difficult, health-related challenges. The Mountain Medicine Course provides doctors and paramedics an extended education on mountain environment related injuries and medical conditions.
Meet our Lecturers:
A legendary and worldwide respected mountain rescue and expedition doctor. Although retired since 2004 from the REGA and Air Glaciers mountain helicopter rescue, still highly active in the expedition medicine. A past president of the ICAR MedCom and a past and founding president of the GRIMM (a Swiss society for medical rescue). Participated in four 8000 expeditions (Mt.Everest, K2, Shisha Pangma, Broad Peak) as a doctor and an active climber.
David HillebrandtUnited Kingdom
Long-life mountain medicine passionate, actually practicing general medicine in south west of England. He is a vice president of the International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM) and a past president of the UIAA MedCom. He medically advises the British Mountaineering Council, UIAGM British Guides and a commercial expedition company. He is a respected teacher and supervisor within the International Mountain Medicine Diploma Courses DiMM.
A long-life practitioner in mountain rescue and emergency medicine. Medical director of the Austrian Mountain Rescue Services and author of numerous scientific articles on Mountain Emergency Medicine. A past president of ICAR MedCom and a respected teacher and supervisor within the International Mountain Medicine Diploma Courses DiMM.
Native from Belgium, since 2013 practicing in Switzerland in Bern as a specialist in anaesthesiology and intensive care and in Sion as an emergency doctor with the mountain helicopter rescue Air Glaciers. Member of GRIMM (a Swiss society for medical rescue). Active alpinist and a DiMM (Mountain Medicine Diploma) holder.
Professor in neurology in the Regional Hospital of Val d’Aosta. Medical advisor of the Italian Society for Mountain Medicine. Founder and chief of a mountain medicine consulting centre in Val d’Aosta and co-founder of the cross-border project Resamont. Long-life passionate for mountain medicine specialised in altitude physiology, altitude-related neurologic pathologies and telemedicine.
"It was my honour and pleasure to be with you at your Course. Henceforth, I wish you a lot of success for your further Courses. The team spirit was impressive, warm congratulations!"Fidel Elsensohn
"Thank you for your perfect organization, nice place, sun and beer. Good luck for the continuation!"Dominique Jean
"Highest congratulation, we are deeply impressed and would like to stay in a better contact to you in the future! "Univ. Prof. Dr. med. Franz Berghold
"It is difficult to write about this Course in other way than in superlatives! Both, the professional and practical issues, where on the highest level. I appreciated that theory was shifted in the self-study mode. The workshops were perfectly prepared!"Lenka Horáková
"I have passed plenty of courses, the good ones or the worse ones. However, this Course was one of the best!"Jana Kubalová
"Thank you for the very high professional level, detached view and sense of humour. I take away a scent of freshness, joy and encouragement."Táňa Žebráková
"I have acquired a lot of experiences – not just through the lectures and practice, but also thanks to many great people I have met during the Course."Matěj Břeský
"All the lecturers are the real professionals. Also the mountain guides were just perfect. Balanced combination of the theory and practice together with the outdoor activities didn’t let us have a rest. All the practical workshops were well and plausibly simulated. Also participation of the Czech Mountain Rescue was a benefit."Jiří Chvojka
"The Course surpassed all my expectations by far. I would like to move to the mountains forever!"Jaroslav Jedlička
"I got a great deal out of the week; while my mind was sharpened by a raft of new ideas and experiences, my bones and muscles were tired and sore by then end of the week...The camaraderie of the group made me feel very welcome and I will be the first to recommend to anyone a trip to the Czech Republic!"David Poff, New Zealand
Day 7: Via ferrata – Water Rescue – Zip Line
This last day was prepared in cooperation with the Singing Rock Company …
Day 6: Outdoor TRAUMA RESCUE practice
It was the time to gather all the gained skills and to …
Day 4-5: Rock climbing and Rescue techniques
The pleasant Indian Summer time in the beauty of Jizera mountains invited …
Day 2-3: Traumatology, Expedition medicine and Helicopter rescue visit
Both Mountain Medicine Courses are supported by the MedCom UIAA, ICAR and a href="http://www.ismm.org" target"_blank">ISMM and are organized in close cooperation with the Liberec region Emergency Medical Services and Technical University of Liberec.
Mountain Medicine Course runs under the patronage of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.