Experienced lecturers

Emmanuel Cauchy

France

(*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.

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Pascal Zellner

France

An emergency medicine doctor with twenty years of experience in mountain helicopter rescue in the canton of Savoie and the hospital of Chambéry, France. ICAR MedCom member and a member of the French Mountain Medicine Society. President of the Institute for Research and Education in Mountain Medicine in Chamonix (Ifremmont), which he has co-founded in 2005 with Dr. Emmanuel Cauchy. An expert in mountain medicine specialized in telemedicine.A co-initiator of the European projects SOSMAM, Resamont and Altidoc, which are focused on the consulting in expedition and mountain medicine.

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Ivana Sikulová

Slovak Republic

(*1973) A medical paramedic, volunteer for the Mountain Rescue Services in Mala Fatra mountains. Possess an university degree in geology. An extreme skier, she was the first woman to ski down the Pallavicini couloir of Glossglockner Mountain. She is an avalanche survivor from 2006, ever since she specializes in avalanche prevention and rescue.

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Dominique Jean

France

(*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.

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Jean-Marc Bertrand

France

(*1969) A medical doctor specialized in sport injuries with twenty years of experience from the mountain center in Avoriaz, France. Works also in Alpine rescue with the Mont Blanc Helicopteres and as an emergency medical doctor with the EMS in Thonon and Annecy, France.

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Johan Holmgren

Sweden

(*1963) Medical doctor with large experiences in Altitude and Sport’s medicine. Specialized in family medicine. Member of the MedCom UIAA since 1993. In 1997-2007 he ran an Altitude Medicine Centre in Falun, Sweden, specialized in Altitude Medicine consulting. He practised in the Medical Centre of Sälen, the North-European biggest ski resort. Medical Advisor for the Swedish Climbing Federation and for the Swedish National Speedski Team. President of the Swedish Climbing Federation MedCom in 2010-2015. Fastest doctor on skis with 204,27 km/h at the FIS Speed Ski World Championship in 2011 in Verbier. Studied also religion, politics and terrorism.

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Lorenzo Introzzi

Italy

(*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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Jana Kubalová

Czech Republic

Medical doctor in anaesthesiology and resuscitation, and emergency medicine. A MedCom UIAAmember, a head of Medical Commission of the Czech Climbing Association and vice-president of the Czech Mountain Medicine Association. Currently medical doctor with the South Moravian region Emergency Medical Services, where she acts also as a deputy for education and crisis management. A lecturer of ALS (Advanced Life Support), ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support) and BLS (Basic Life Support). Jana Kubalová is an accomplished mentor in mountain medicine, she is involved in creating of new recommendations and in training of instructors and doctors.

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Vojtěch Dvořák

Czech Republic

(*1974) From 2009 professional mountain guide, recognized by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association earlier a graphic designer. He has climbed mountains since the age of fifteen, nominated in the Czech representation in a group for mountain and high altitude climbing. A co-author of documents on methodology for climbers and ski alpinists for companies like SINGING ROCK and HUDY. The author of a famous comics "Wattova Wokna" in a Czech mountaineering magazine Montana.

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Petr Giacintov

Czech Republic

(*1959) Long-time Czechoslovakian rugby representative, graduated from the Faculty of Sport, Charles University in Prague; mountain guide UIAGM since 2010. Active in the mountains since 1975, later devoted to ski touring, freeride and extreme skiing. He is a pioneer of ski touring in the Czech Republic.

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Karel Kříž

Czech Republic

(*1971) Born in 1971. From 2006 a professional mountain guide, recognized by the International Federation of Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM). Earlier a geography and sport teacher with the University of West Bohemia in Plzeň, Czech Republic. He spends most of the year as a mountain guide in the Alps, in a close collaboration with the Freeride Center Sölden. He is the lead lecturer for education with the Czech Mountain Guides Association, lecturer for the Czech Mountaineering Association and a lecturer with the Czech Association of Professional Ski Instructors (APUL) Website: www.karelkriz.cz

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