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:

Emmanuel Cauchy


(*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 ( 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.

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Dominique Jean


(*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.


Lorenzo Introzzi


(*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.




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Both Mountain Medicine Courses are supported by the MedCom UIAA, ICAR and a href="" 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.

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