Medicine in extreme conditions

The Mountain Medicine Course in the Czech Republic adopts the standards of the medical commission of United International Alpine Association (UIAA) and the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR), and the International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM).

Our Course is the first of its' kind in the Middle and Eastern Europe and the only one offering the “DiMM” Diploma in Mountain Medicine, which is recognized by the above mentioned international organizations.

Lecturers - experienced Doctors and cetrified Mountain Guides

Emmanuel Cauchy


(*1960-†2018) 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.
On the April 2, 2018, Manu passed away in the mountains...

Mountain Guide

Dominique Jean


(*1954) 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.


Important information

One more day in summer session to learn more about the altitude medicine and traumatology
Final conference at the last evening to have the exceptional opportunity to discuss the most interesting mountain medicine topics with the experts
• Training with Bergwacht Bayern in the Helicopter Rescue Training Centre in Bad Tölz, Germany
• the “BIG DAY” on via ferrata with Liberec HEMS team, DSA Helicopter, Czech Mountain Rescue and Water Rescue
Applicants to the Course must be:

- Medical doctors of any specialty 

- Medical School Students who have completed at least fourth year of the study

- Paramedics with minimum three years' experience in emergency medicine

Number of participants: min. 14, max. 20
Ratio Doctors vs. paramedics/ students must be at least 1:1
To attend the outdoor and helicopter training good health and fitness is required.

- Lectures and training is conducted in English, therefor all participants should master the English language well.

- To be awarded the Diploma in Mountain Medicine a participant must attend 85% of the Course program (except for the optional activities) and pass the final exam successfully.
Next DiMM Course for the doctors is planned for 2020:

Winter session: February-March, 7 days, Dvoračky Mountain Chalet, Krkonoše National Park, Czech Republic
Helicopter Mountain Rescue Centre training: June, 1 day, Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany
Summer session: September, 8 days, Stará Pila lodge, hamlet Jizerka, Jizera Mountains, Czech Republic
Our Mountain Medicine Course prepares medical professionals to provide medical support to high altitude expeditions, trekking or outdoor groups and manage any medical emergency in remote environment. 
The Course’ participants will be capable of providing professional health care to patients in the mountainous environment, and also to execute basic mountain rescue training to amateur rescuers. 

The Graduates from the Course will be awarded with the „DiMM“ Diploma in Mountain Medicine, which is approved by the MedCom UIAA, ICAR and ISMM.

The Course is rated 84 credits in the evaluation of the Czech Medical Chamber, and it is a recognized program in the Further Education in Medicine.
The planned PRICE of the COURSE for DOCTORS is 2990 Euro/entire Course

More precise information will be posted before January 2019.
If you are interested in the Course, please, be invited to contact us at

About the Training Center

The Helicopter Rescue Training Center is located 50 south of Munich, in a little Bavarian town Bad Tölz, Germany, and is known as an unique center of mountain rescue. Air rescue in a demanding terrain is simulated in an enormous hangar with helicopters and simulated rocks, buildings, chairlift and a mountain lake. Our training will be provided by the members of the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Services, Bergwacht-Bayern.

Do you have
any question?

Please, be invited to contact our Course’ coordinator Tereza Andresova:


Dr. Ondřej Crkva – Gastroenterology, Cantonal Hospital of Karlovy Vary, CZ
Dr. David Doubek – Emergency medicine, HEMS Prague, CZ
Dr. Jan Ferech – Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Cantonal Hospital of Liberec, CZ
Dr. Jan Franta – Neonatology, National Neonatal Transport Programme, Ireland
Dr. David Halata – General practitioner, Hostalkova, CZ
Dr. Světlana Hrachovinová – Internal medicine, SMN Sternberk, CZ
Dr. Petr Kolouch, MBA – Emergency medicine, HEMS Prague, CZ
Dr. Jaroslav Kratochvíl – Internal medicine, emergency medicine, HEMS of South Bohemian region, University Hospital Motol, Prague, CZ
Dr. Pavel Křička – Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hopital Cantonal Fribourg, Switzerland
Dr. Barbora Listopadová – Emergency medicine, HEMS ATE Bratislava, Slovakia
Dr. Daniela Murínová - Emergency medicine, HEMS Prague, CZ
Dr.Bibiana Paldusová – Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Cantonal Hospital of Liberec, CZ
Dr. David Poff – Emergency medicine, Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations, Western Australia
Dr. Petra Růžičková – Internal medicine, Military University Hospital Prague, CZ
Dr. Karel Štěpánek – Emergency medicine, HEMS of region Ústí nad Labem, CZ
Dr. Martin Šrámek – Neurology, Military University Hospital Prague, CZ
Dr. Jan Vítek - Emergency medicine, HEMS Prague, CZ
Mr. Tomáš Beran - Emergency medicine, HEMS Prague, CZ
Mr. Zdeněk Křivánek M.Sc. - Emergency medicine, HEMS Prague, CZ
Miss Anna Brychtová – student, Olomouc Medical School, CZ
Dr. Zdeněk Eibel – A+R dpt., Jihlava hospital (CZ)
Dr. Tomáš Filip – Herz Zentrum Bernau (D)
Dr. Lenka Horáková – Hammersmith Hospital London (UK)
Dr. Jiří Chvojka, Ph.D. – Klinikum Nürnberg (D), EMS of the South Bohemia (CZ)
Dr. Jana Kubalová – EMS of the South Moravia (CZ)
Dr. Hana Kubinová – EMS of the Liberec region, Czech Mountain Rescue (CZ)
Dr. Lucie Langová – EMS of the Liberec region (CZ)
Dr. Eva Tauchmanová – EMS of the Liberec region (CZ)
Dr. Petra Zámostná – EM Med s.r.o., Vítkovice (CZ)
Dr. Taťána Žebráková – Mother and Child Care Institue, Praha (CZ)
Mr. Matěj Břeský – EMS of the Hradec Králové region (CZ)
Miss Veronika Bulířová – EMS of the Liberec region, Medical Faculty, Charles University, Plzeň (CZ)
Mr. Daniel Činovec – EMS of the Liberec region, EMS of the Hradec Králové region (CZ)
Mr. Jaroslav Jedlička – EMS of the Central Bohemia (CZ)
Mr.Miroslav Ouzký – EMS of the Hradec Králové region (CZ)
Mrs. Ivana Sikulová, M.Sc., Ph.D.– Falck, EMS, Slovakia (SK)


The Course is approved by the MedCom UIAA, MedCom ICAR and ISMM and is organized in close cooperation with the Liberec region Emergency Medical Services, Technical University of Liberec, Czech Mountain Rescue Services, Czech Mountain Guides Association and the DSA Helicopter company.

Mountain Medicine Course runs under the patronage of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic.

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