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Upcoming Events

Health and Safety in the field

13/12/2019 14/12/2019

Education & Training

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Participation is free of charge

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An overview of existing medical support solutions for people working/operating in polar/remote high-altitude environments is also provided. This overview includes telehealth, customised field pharmacies, etc.

The cours is practice-oriented, generally lasts two days and takes place outdoors – bivouacking included. 

  • The course, held in early winter, aims at preparing researchers to the extreme temperatures of polar regions on a medical level.

The teaching will be provided in an Alpine environment in the canton of Valais at different altitudes in order to simulate different polar weather conditions.

SPI will cover the costs for two courses per year with a maximum of 12 persons per course. Places are attributed on a first come first served basis. Participation is free of charge but SPI reserves the right to invoice participants cancelling in the last minute if their place cannot be filled.

This course is offered together with the GRIMM (Groupe d’Intervention Médicale en Montagne). Training courses will be repeated annually from 2019 onwards.

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Ice / extreme Polar temperatures

This course aims at preparing participants of field trips to face extreme polar temperatures and to general health issues in remote regions. A more detailed programme will be communicated ahead of the course.

Required equipment

Appropriate clothing and equipment are a prerequisite for participating. A list of required equipment will be submitted to participants.

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