ICAR MEDCOM
Alpine Rescue & Mountain Emergency Medicine

The ICAR MedCom - who we are


ICAR MEDCOM

ICAR MedCom is an international panel of experts on mountain emergency medicine, consisting of delegates from the ICAR member organisations.

Our work mainly consists of research into and improvement of mountain emergency medicine in a professional mountain rescue environment. Besides this ICAR MedCom's task is to set internationally applicable standards for education and training as well as medical guidelines in mountain rescue medicine. This knowledge shall be transfered to our member organisations and into the world of mountain rescue and mountain emergency medicine.

The ICAR (International Commission for Alpine Rescue) consists of a medical, an air-rescue, an avalanche and a terrestrial commission as well as a sub-commission for dog handlers. The main website and information on the work of the other commissions can be found on www.alpine-rescue.org.



ICAR MEDCOM - Introducing some TEAM members



John ELLERTON

President of ICAR MedCom

Member of ICAR MedCom since: 2002

Job(s) at ICAR MedCom: President 2017 -

Describe your job at ICAR: To coordinate and have a vision for the Medcom during my tenure of 8 years.

Country + Affiliation: Lake District, United Kingdom, Mountain Rescue England & Wales

Real-life Job: Retired General Practitioner, Author and lecturer

One sentence about yourself:  Always have been happiest in the mountains

Contact: mountain.medicine@alpine-rescue.org



About John Ellerton
About John Ellerton.pdf (246.67KB)
About John Ellerton
About John Ellerton.pdf (246.67KB)



Natalie HÖLZL

Vice President of ICAR MedCom

Website Administrator

Member of ICAR MedCom since: 2013

Job(s) at ICAR MedCom: VP since 2019, manages website and internal forum, liases with + supports Recommendations Lead

Country + Affiliation: Allgäu, Bavaria, Germany, BExMed (German Association of Mountain and Expedition Medicine), Bergwacht Bayern

Real-life Job: Anaesthetist + Emergency Doctor @ Klinik Immenstadt, Allgäu, Germany

One sentence about yourself: Happy to be in the mountains with my family, loves the soft pow pow on a sunny winter day and the grip of warm rock during a gentle alpine climb with my hubby.

Contact: info@icar-med.com



About Natalie Hölzl
About Natalie Hölzl.pdf (235.62KB)
About Natalie Hölzl
About Natalie Hölzl.pdf (235.62KB)



Alison L. SHEETS

Vice President of ICAR MedCom

Member of ICAR MedCom since: 2013 (delegate since 2017)

Job(s) at ICAR MedCom: VP since 2019, international project coordination

Country + Affiliation: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America, Mountain Rescue Association USA

Real-life Job: Emergency Medicine Physician @ Boulder Community Health Hospital, Boulder Colorado, USA

One sentence about yourselfEnjoy rock climbing, back country skiing, travel and birdwatching

Contact: alison.sheets@rockymountainrescue.org



About Alison Sheets
About Alison Sheets.pdf (138.79KB)
About Alison Sheets
About Alison Sheets.pdf (138.79KB)









Matthias JACOB

Lead of ICAR MedCom Recommendations

Member of ICAR MedCom since: 2017

Job(s) at ICAR MedCom: In charge of the ICAR MedCom Recommendations and the internal peer review processes

Country + Affiliation: Bavaria, Germany, Bergwacht Bayern

Real-life Job: Head of Department of Anaesthesiology and Surgical Intensive Care and Pain Medicine @ Klinikum St. Elisabeth, Straubing


Contact: matthias.jacob@klinikum-straubing.de





Peter PAAL

Lead of ICAR MedCom Research

Member of ICAR MedCom since: 2004

Job(s) at ICAR MedCom: Research lead ICAR MEDCOM, humble member, scientific advisor

Country + Affiliation: Lives in Innsbruck + Salzburg, Austria. Represents the Mountain Rescue Service (BRD) of the South Tyrol Alpine Association (AVS), Italy

Real-life Job: Clinical lead, consultant. Department of anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine @ Brothers of St. John of God Hospital, Salzburg, Austria

One sentence about yourself:  Likes being outdoors with family and friends all around the year. Special interest in beautiful and extreme environments.
Pushing the borders of comfort and knowledge outward

A list of Peter Paal's Publications on PubMed

Contact: peter.paal@bbsalz.at



CV Peter PAAL
CV Paal P 2020.pdf (113.96KB)
CV Peter PAAL
CV Paal P 2020.pdf (113.96KB)



Jason D. WILLIAMS

Lead of DiMM Course Programme

Member of ICAR MedCom since: 2014

Job(s) at ICAR MedCom: In charge of the DIMM Course Programme , liases with UIAA and ISMM

Country + Affiliation: United States of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico; University of New Mexico, USA International Mountain Medicine Center, Department of Emergency Medicine

Real-life Job:  Director, International Mountain Medicine Center, University of New Mexico ; Mountain Rescue Specialist and Paramedic, Bernalillo County Merto Air Support

One sentence about yourself: “Nothing beats climbing a granite cliff face in the Sandia mountains with my life-long climbing partner/wife and teaching our little daughter to share our love for New Mexican mountains”

A link about Jason: The UIAA: appreciating the full picture

Contact JDWilliams@salud.unm.edu


About Jason D Williams
About Jason D Williams.pdf (282.16KB)
About Jason D Williams
About Jason D Williams.pdf (282.16KB)

 







ICAR MEDCOM consists of many valued and experienced experts from all parts of the world.

When we meet we work hard, but we also know how to have fun together.