Mountain Medicine Societies

International

UIAA - Medcom

UIAA - Medcom

UNION INTERNATIONALE DES ASSOCIATIONS D’ALPINISME

The mission of the UIAA Medical Commission is to increase the knowledge about mountain medicine among doctors and mountaineers all over the world.

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International Society of Mountain Medicine

International Society of Mountain Medicine

ISMM

The society’s goals are to bring together physicians, scientists and allied professionals interested in mountain medicine, to encourage research on all aspects of mountains, mountain peoples and mountaineers, to spread scientific and practical information about mountain medicine around the world.

ISMM

North America

Canada

Canada

Canadian Society of Mountain

The mission of the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine is to facilitate the training of physicians and paramedical specialists in the theoretical and practical aspects of mountain rescue and emergency treatment of casualties in wilderness or mountain environments. These activities are conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the International Commission for Alpine Rescue and the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation. The society fosters learning, academic and operational excellence by working with researchers, educators, academic institutions and service providers to create a safe, fulfilling, and academically rich program.

Canadian Society of Mountain

USA

USA

Wilderness Medical Society

The purpose and mission of the Wilderness Medical Society is to encourage, foster, support, or conduct activities to improve the scientific knowledge of the membership and general public in human health activities in a wilderness environment.

Wilderness Medical Society

Europe

Austria

Austria

Austrian Society of Mountain and High Altitude Medicine ÖGAHM

As the world's largest specialist association with members from more than a dozen countries, the Austrian Association for Alpine and High-altitude Medicine (ÖGAHM) is primarily a communication and information forum for all persons, institutions and associations interested in alpine and altitude medicine.

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Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Czech Society for Mountain Medicine

 

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Germany

Germany

German Society for Mountain and Expedition Medicine BEXMED

BExMed - is the German Society for Mountain Medicine and Expedition Medicine

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Holland

Holland

The Dutch Expedition & Wilderness Medical Society

Outdoor Medicine aims to promote (international) cooperation between (para)medics with an interest in the area of expedition medicine, wilderness medicine or practicing medicine in extreme environments. Additionally, we aim to increase, stimulate, share and spread the knowledge in this area of practice and to stimulate 'best medical practices'.

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Norway

Norway

Norwegian Mountain Medicine Society

Today, NSF is registered in the Brønnøysund Register as an interest organization. NSF is organized with a board chaired by chairman and has annual meeting each year. In addition to the board there are professional groups with different tasks. Today, there are three professional groups working with membership and information, Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) and Mountain Medicine Course (formerly known as the "Ustaoset course"). DiMM is a two-year course and the Mountain Medicine course is organized annually.

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Italy

Italy

Italian Society of Mountain Medicine SIMeM

Aims- Developing guidelines (sanitation and prevention) for those who attend the mountain; collaborating with Alpine rescue; promote research on the effects of high altitude and hypoxia; promote studies on mountain attendance by subjects with chronic diseases and to inform doctors of general medicine; studying the health problems of mountain populations; disclosing information among members.

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Poland

Polish Society for Mountain Medicine and Rescue

Polish Society for Mountain Medicine and Rescue is an interdisciplinary, voluntary and independent scientific association of persons interested in medical aspects of human residence in a mountain environment and mountain sports.  The Society aims: 1) inspiration, conducting and coordinating research, 2) dissemination of knowledge and scientific achievements in the field of mountain medicine and related disciplines, 3) increase the safety levels of all forms of activities associated with mountains and mountain sports, 4) providing specialized, certified training in mountain medicine and rescue, 5) prevention activities for the safety in the mountains.

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Spain

Spain

Spanish Society of Mountain Medicine SEMAM

The S.E.M.A.M is the Spanish Society of Medicine and Mountain Assistance. It is a non-profit entity whose aims include: 1- The study of the physiological, pathological and health problems of mountaineers and mountain dwellers, as well as rescue and rescue, in the mountaineering sport practice and its facets. 2- It also focuses on solving or improving the problems detected, constant updating and dissemination on these issues.

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Switzerland

Switzerland

Swiss Society of Mountain Medicine SGGM

Its objectives are education, teaching and research as well as national and international exchange of experience in the fields of physiology, rescue medicine, sports medicine and other medical disciplines related to mountaineering activities. These objectives are to be achieved by medical training and exchange of experiences for all persons and interest groups active in the mountains, such as mountain guides, ski instructors, mountain railway staff, members of Alpine associations, members of sports federations such as delta and paragliding sailors or organizers of sporting events Trekking and expeditions.

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Africa

South Africa

South Africa

Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Society of South Africa

The objectives of WEMSSA are to: Establish a professional forum for the recognition and advancement of wilderness medical professionals; provide accredited training in wilderness medicine for its members; encourage the accreditation of its members through the Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine by partnering with the Wilderness Medical Society; advocate for Wilderness Medical Professionals and their patients in the various health and governance forums; review international wilderness medical protocols and endorse or amend them as appropriate for the South African context; develop, fund and conduct research into the locally relevant topics of wilderness medicine; establish a framework to support and promote the publication of peer-reviewed wilderness medicine literature produced by South African practitioners; foster international cooperation in the development of wilderness medicine throughout Africa.

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Asia

Nepal

Nepal

Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal

Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal (MMSN) is a society of doctors, medical students and allied health professionals interested and involved in mountain medicine, high altitude physiology and related maladies.

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Japan

Japan

Japanese society of Mountain Medicine

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