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Update 27.10.2020
2020 Virtual ICAR Congress : all sessions available online now

Dear friends, 

if you missed part of the  2020 Virtual ICAR Congress or you would like to see a presentation again, you can view all the presentations if you follow this link:


Thanks to the ICAR partner Topograph Media, all the presentations were recorded and are available online.

Update 27.10.2020

Hypothermia case report: Successful resuscitation from accidental hypothermia of 11.8°C

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg  : 2020 Nov 1;58(5):1091-1092. doi: 10.1093/ejcts/ezaa159

by Tomasz Mroczek, Marcin Gladki and Janusz Skalski 

This is an excellent case report of a 27 month old boy who underwent accidental hypothermia.

Please access the journal site for the article.


  © The Author(s) 2020. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved. 

Update 27.11.2020


A new ICAR MedCom Recommendation has been published by Dr. Corinna Schön et al:

Determination of Death in Mountain Rescue

The recommendation has been published by the Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal in October 2020.

Determination of Death in Mountain Rescue


  • The ICAR MedCom meeting in Scotland in April 2021 has been cancelled. ICAR MedCom will try to adjourn a meeting during the XIII ISMM World Congress in Interlaken in June 2021.

  • The next  ICAR  congress is planned to take place  October 19-24, 2021 (Tue-Sun). Venue : Thessaloniki, Greece . Hosted by HRT.

  • XIII. ISMM World Congress in Interlaken will take place from 14-17 June 2021 in Interlaken, Switzerland (check NEWS Section).

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