​Scientific Programme

 

​Programme details and times are subject to change. 

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Simultaneous translation in English, German and Italian will be provided for all main sessions.​

Highlights

 
MEDICAL REFRESHER WORKSHOPS - THURSDAY 29 MAY 2014
​APPLIED WORKSHOP: High-resolution respirometry - TUESDAY 27 MAY 2014

 

 

Programme Details

For information on potential conflicts of interest of speakers please contact ismm2014@eurac.edu.

 

SUNDAY 25 May 2014

Registration Day

​12.00-18.00

On-site registration

EURAC research, Viale Druso 1, Bolzano, Italy

​20.00-21.30

​Welcome speech and opening key lecture

High altitude medicine from the 19th to 21st century
P Bärtsch

 

 

MONDAY 26 May 2014

High altitude medicine and physiology

 

Auditorium (main session)

High Altitude - basic research

Translation EN-GER-IT

Conference Hall               (parallel session)

09.00-10.30

Session A

Genetic adaptation to high altitude: species and population differences   C Beall / J Storz

Special issues

Workers at high altitude  RL Ge / J West

​​10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-12.30

Session B

Molecular biology of hypoxia          J West / M Gassmann

Meet the expert

Practical medical problems at base camp   U Hefti / L Freer

​12.30-14.00

​Lunch Break & Poster viewing session*

14.00-15.30

Session C

Mitochondria—key organelle for bioenergetics in hypoxia and cold  E Gnaiger / R Boushel

Meet the expert

Prevention and treatment of AMS, HAPE, HACE    M Maggiorini / P Hackett

​15.30-16.00

​​Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

Session D: Pros-cons

Hypo- vs. normobaric hypoxia and the influence on exercise performance   M Burtscher / R Roach

Future issues

Ultrasound and NIRS—new tools for research at high altitude               M Wilson / G Strapazzon

* Poster viewing session for poster ID

  016-P to 037-P (Molecular or genetic aspects of hypoxia and high altitude)

  102-P to 124-P (Chronic exposure to hypoxia and high altitude)

 

TUESDAY 27 May 2014

High altitude medicine and physiology

 

Auditorium (main session)

High Altitude - for the clinician and expedition doctor

Translation EN-GER-IT

Conference Hall               (parallel session)

09.00-10.30

Session A - Science update

Acute altitude illness (AMS, HAPE, HACE)   B Basnyat / M Maggiorini

Special issues

Xtreme Everest 2   D Martin

Resamont 2 project   G Miserocchi

​​10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-12.30

Session B - Science update

Chronic mountain sickness   RL Ge / F León-Velarde

Meet the expert

Requirements for expedition doctors—what to bring and what to know   F Berghold / R Fischer

​12.30-14.00

Lunch Break & Poster viewing session*

14.00-15.30

Session C

Women and children at high altitude   H Messner / D Jean

Meet the expert

Prevention and treatment of non-altitude sickness related problems   B Basnyat / K Zafren

​15.30-16.00

​​Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

Session D: Pros-cons

Is physiologic testing helpful for predicting the risk of acute high altitude illnesses?   P Bärtsch / JP Richalet

Future issues

Utstein style and GRADE—models for establishing high altitude recommendations?   K Monsieurs

14.00-17.30

Alternative programme - Applied Workshop

High-resolution respirometry and mitochondrial function under hypoxia: overview, demo experiment and open discussion E Gnaiger

* Poster viewing session for poster ID

  054-P to 089-P (Acute exposure to hypoxia and high altitude)

  163-P to 173-P (Medications at high altitude)

 

 

WEDNESDAY 28 May 2014

High altitude medicine and physiology

 

Auditorium (main session)

High Altitude - for the clinician and expedition doctor

Translation EN-GER-IT

Conference Hall              (parallel session)

09.00-10.30

Session A

Pre-existing cardiac and metabolic diseases at high altitude                 G Parati / A Luks

Special issues

Solar irradiation and eye problems at high altitude   M Boesch

Kilimanjaro A Kulkarni

​​10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-12.30

Session B

Pre-existing pulmonary, immunologic and neurologic diseases at high altitude                E Swenson / A Cogo

Meet the expert

Advising mountaineers on planning a trip to high altitude   P Hackett / P Bärtsch

​12.30-14.00

Lunch Break & Poster viewing session*

14.00-15.30

Session C

Presentation of medical societies   D Hillebrandt / B Basnyat / F Elsensohn

Mountain medicine diploma courses   D Hillebrandt / J Ellerton / S McIntosh

Meet the expert

Sport climbing injuries   V Schöffl / T Küpper

​15.30-16.00

​​Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

Session D: Pros-cons

Medications at high altitude—moving on from right and wrong to disclosure   J Ellerton

Future issues

Registries in high altitude and mountain emergency medicine      B Walpoth / JK Baillie

* Poster viewing session for poster ID

  129-P to 148-P (Preexisting diseases at high altitude)

  151-P to 161-P (Women and children at high altitude)

  185-P to 208-P (Mountaineering, expedition and sports medicine)

 

THURSDAY 29 May 2014

Focus topic: Rescue in Nepal

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Auditorium             (main session)

Rescue in Nepal

Translation EN-GER-IT

Conference Hall  (parallel session)

Seminar Room   (parallel session)

09.00-12.30

(No sessions)

(No sessions)(No sessions)

​12.30-14.00

Lunch Break

14.00-15.30

 

Special issues

Rescue initiatives in Nepal    B Basnyat /             I Tomazin

​​Special issues

Research initiatives in Nepal    A Ponchia / A Lohani

​​15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

 

Panel discussion

Nepal mountain rescue development projects       G Cologna

Future issues

Revision of the Lake Louise Score   P Hackett / JK Baillie

Alternative programme

9.00 - 17.30: Medical refresher workshops

9.00 - 17.00: Guided excursions in collaboration with Kiku. International Mountain Summit

 

 

FRIDAY 30 May 2014

Mountain emergency medicine/rescue

IV. International Symposium on Hypothermia

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Auditorium             (main session)

Mountain emergency medicine

Translation EN-GER-IT

Conference Hall  (parallel session)

Seminar Room   (parallel session)

09.00-10.30

Session A - Clinical update

Accidental hypothermia— prehospital management   K Zafren / G Strapazzon

Special issues

Immersion hypothermia and consequences for rescue and resuscitation     J Bierens

Insights from diving science   C Balestra

Technical workshop

Stretchers: different models in mountain, canyoning and caving rescue                CNSAS South Tyrol / F Bonsante

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-12.30

Session B - Clinical update

Accidental hypothermia— in-hospital management    B Walpoth / D Brown

Meet the expert

Frostbite and crevasse accidents   E Cauchy / B Durrer

Technical workshop

Rescue of hanging victims: technical and medical aspects  CNSAS South Tyrol / F Bonsante

​12.30-14.00

Lunch Break & Poster viewing session*

14.00-15.30

 

Session C

Avalanche accidents          H Brugger / C Grissom

Wilderness workshop

Surviving the cold             S McIntosh / G Rodway

Technical workshop

Helicopter-supported water rescue    Fire Department Bolzano

​​15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

 

Session D

Traumatic and therapeutic hypothermia—recent developments and open issues   P Mair / M Holzer

Future issues

Avalanche mass casualty accidents—advances in rescue strategies               A Kottmann / M Genswein

Technical workshop

Paragliding accidents and rescue             BRD im AVS

* Poster viewing session for poster ID

  227-P to 237-P (Hypothermia and cold injuries)

  245-P to 254-P (Airway, circulation and trauma management)

  270-P to 282-P (Rescue in mountainous or remote areas)

  287-P to 290-P (Special issues)

 

SATURDAY 31 May 2014

Mountain emergency medicine/rescue

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Auditorium             (main session)

Trauma, airway and circulation

Translation EN-GER-IT

Conference Hall  (parallel session)

Seminar Room   (parallel session)

09.00-10.30

Session A - Clinical update

Alpine trauma treatment    F Elsensohn / E Visetti

Special issues

Shoulder dislocation and thoracostomy   C Kruis / A Rinaldi

Lightning   K Zafren

Technical workshop

Rescue strategies in cable car evacuations            BRD im AVS

10.30-11.00

Coffee Break

11.00-12.30

Session B - Clinical update

Basic and advanced airway management   P Paal / I Tomazin

Meet the expert

Analgesia in the field        J Ellerton

Canyoning and caving rescue   I Soteras

​12.30-14.00

Lunch Break

14.00-15.30

 

Session C - Clinical update

Circulation management and cardiac arrest in mountain and remote areas   J Ellerton / M Milani

Special issues

Rescue in mountain and remote areas: educational and logistical issues  M Blancher / G Cipolotti

Technical workshop

How to extricate and immobilise a patient in extreme rescue situations  B Jelk / BRD im AVS

​​15.30-16.00

Coffee Break

16.00-17.30

 

Key Lecture

Recent developments and future perspectives in out-of-hospital resuscitation in mountain areas                  H Brugger / F Elsensohn

Closing ceremony

Presentation of XI. World Congress 2016   B Basnyat / P Hackett

 

 

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