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:
(*1960) An emergency medicine doctor, internationally recognized expert in mountain medicine and alpine rescue with more than 20 years of experience from a mountain center in Chamonix. A mountain guide. President and the founder of the Institute for Research and Education in Mountain Medicine with headquarters in Chamonix, France – Ifremmont (ifremmont.com). An expert in mountain medicine specialized in cold injuries. Dr. Cauchy is the author of numerous books on mountain medicine, which of one, Petit Manuel de Médecine de Montagne, was translated in the Czech language.
(*1959) A medical doctor with specialty in paediatrics, expedition medicine, sport and tropic medicine. Works for the University in Grenoble and the Teaching Hospital in Grenoble. An internationally accomplished lecturer in high mountain medicine. The vice-president of the International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM). A member of the French Association of Mountain Leaders. Possess also the Masters’ degree in geography. Dr. Jean is a highly experienced professional; she has worked as a medical doctor for fourteen different expeditions and humanitarian missions.
(*1975) A medical doctor specialized in anaesthesiology and emergency mountain medicine. Alpine Rescue doctor with the Helicopter EMS in Val Gardena, Italy. An anaesthesiologist in the University Hospital in Varese, Italy. A member of the Italian National Mountain and Cave Rescue Services (CNSAS). President of the Italian-Swiss Society for Study of Hypothermia (SSIS). SSIS A lecturer of the International Master Course in Mountain Medicine. A lecturer of the Course in Advanced Life Support (ALS). The head lecturer of the Course in Basic Life Support and Defibrillation (BLSD). Lorenzo Introzzi is a highly requested lecturer in both, national and international meetings and courses focused in mountain medicine and alpine rescue.
"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 – Examination and Diploma
And the last day? Yes, everybody passed SUCCESSFULLY the final exam, which …
Day 6 – the Course’ Highpoint: Helicopter Training on Via Ferrata
The last invited lecturer, Emmanuel Cauchy, joined the group and enjoyed …
Day 4-5: Outdoor Activities with the Mountain Guides
The first day, as for the cold rainy weather, even the hard-core …
Day 3 – A Harsh Outdoor Trauma Training and HEMS station
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.