Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine was founded in 2009 as the first research institute in this field.
The aim is the improvement of the diagnosis and treatment of casualties and acutely ill patients in mountainous regions by raising the standard of mountain emergency medicine to an internationally recognized, evidence-based level.
The main focus includes topics such as hypothermia and epidemiological investigations on the treatment of injuries and acute illnesses in difficult terrain, as well as the risks involved in the recovery and transport of casualties.
The Institute is part of the
European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC research), an independent research center founded in 1992. EURAC is home to eleven research institutes and over 300 researchers who work together on a wide range of interdisciplinary projects. Experts in law and natural sciences, linguists and geneticists collaborate with public and private agencies towards the resolution of some central issues of our day. Together they contribute to create a future-oriented Europe.