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Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine



The Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine was founded in 2009 as the world’s first research institute in this field.

Mountain Emergency Medicine is a specialist area within Emergency Medicine. Its main aim is to improve the diagnosis and treatment of casualties and acutely ill patients in mountainous regions by raising the standard of Alpine emergency medicine to an internationally recognized evidence-based level. This will lead to a rational basis for the allocation of resources in the field of medical rescue services in mountainous areas.

The main focus of the research embraces 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 transportation of the casualties.

In addition to conducting applied research projects, the Institute’s aim is the dissemination and promotion of results in peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as organizing national and international training courses, workshops and conferences. 





Drususallee 1/Viale Druso 1
Tel. +39 0471 055 541
Fax. +39 0471 055 549
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Viale Druso, 1 / Drususallee 1
39100 Bolzano / Bozen - Italy
How to reach us​
Tel: +39 0471 055 055
Fax: +39 0471 055 099
Email: info@eurac.edu
Partita IVA: 01659400210
Host of the Alpine Convention