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Update 25.09.2020
Registration for the 2020 Virtual ICAR Congress is now OPEN 

Dear friends, 

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 Virtual ICAR Congress.  A committee of ICAR members have put together a programme that includes presentations from all commissions and topics include Covid updates from each commission, accident overviews and more.  

The virtual congress is free to register - thanks to many generous sponsors.  

The virtual congress is set to take place October 10th + 11th and October 17th + 18th from 17:00CET until 20:30CET each day. The scheduled will be released shortly.  

Please register using this link as soon as possible.  icar2020.wufoo.com/forms/z1fhade1rt1j0c/


We look forward to see you all soon.


For further updates and info please check on www.alpine-rescue.org




Update 25.09.2020
Mountain Rescue during the COVID-19 Outbreak - an Italian Approach

Our Colleagues from CNSAS have published their considerations and practical appraoch in a paper published in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine

Massullo D, Fiorelli S, Rubcich P, Romano D, Facchetti G, Mountain Rescue During the COVID-19 Outbreak: Considerations and Practical Implications, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine

To read the entire article click here:

https://www.wemjournal.org/article/S1080-6032(20)30166-6/fulltext



Update 16.09.2020
Long standing former ICAR MedCom Member Dr. Herbert Forster passed away

At the End of August our friend and former ICAR MedCom Member Dr. Herbert Forster passed away.
He will be missed among the Mountain Emergency Medicine Community.
To read the orbiturary click here.



Update 04.08.2020
ICAR Congress 2020 - a digital experience

End of March this year, the registration for ICAR 2020 Greece was just about ready to be launched, when Covid-19 pandemic started to change everything around the globe. Since then the Organizers,  our Greek Hosts (HRT), the ICAR Executive Board and all organizations involved have been in close contact to monitor the dynamic developments and seek for possible solutions. It then became obvious, that the impact of the global pandemic (social distancing, meeting and travel restrictions, lack of flight availability, quarantine, etc.) will last and go beyond 2020, and finally the decision had to be made that an in person Congress will not take place in 2020.

Therefore, the following announcements have been made:

  • On October 10/11 and 17/18, 2020 a virtual ICAR event is planned to take place, 17:00-20:00 CEST on each of the 4 week-end days.
  • The physical ICAR 2020 Greece "in person" congress is postponed to October 19-24, 2021 (Tue-Sun). Venue unchanged in Thessaloniki, hosted by HRT.

Click here for more info on the upcoming events

@ ICAR DELEGATES : On the internal ICAR MEDCOM FORUM you will find further information.

Update 23.06.2020
The History of ICAR MedCom

Because we can look back at a truly unique and exciting development of the Medical Commission over the last 66 years (starting in 1954), we have published a historical review of the ICAR MedCom.
Take a ride back in history to discover how the ICAR MedCom has grown up to be what it is today....

Take me to the history


SARS CoV-2 or CoViD-19
This pandemic affects everyone around the world, and our members are working hard on ICU and in the ED, in ambulatories and offices, in the prehospital setting on ambulances and helicopters to try and manage this disease.
Some are happy to share infos from their hospitals, flowcharts and publications. We are collecting these on www.alptrauma.de and are happy for you to use this info.
SARS CoV-2 Info for medical personnel : www.alptrauma.de





Update 13.04.2020

COVID-19 Lung Injury is Not High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
A publication by Andrew M Luks et al
High Altitude Medicine and Biology

Dr Luks and colleagues clarify in this statement why there is a big distinction between HAPE and COVID-19 mediated lung injury and that one must not make a mistake in confusing these very different pathologies.

COVID-19 mediated lung injury has proven to be a heterogeneous disease in which patients present with varying degrees of hypoxemia, alterations in lung compliance and other physiologic derangements. In this challenging time, we must identify the best means to care for these critically ill patients. That approach should be grounded in sound pulmonary physiology, clinical experience and, when available, evidence from clinical studies. We must avoid propagation of erroneous theories and treatments with potentially deleterious consequences for patient care

www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/ham.2020.0055






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  • In October 2020 ICAR is hosting a Virtual Congress.  This is scheduled to take place on October 10/11 and 17/18, 2020  17:00-20:00 CEST on each of the 4 week-end days.


  • The physical ICAR 2020 Greece "in person" congress is postponed to October 19-24, 2021 (Tue-Sun). Venue unchanged in Thessaloniki, hosted by HRT.


  • Due to the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic the XIII. ISMM World Congress in Interlaken has been postponed and will take place from 14-17 June 2021 in Interlaken, Switzerland (check NEWS Section).


Please visit our Recommendations for guidance on elected chapters of Mountain Emercency Medicine.





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