Date: 17-21.10.2023
Language: English
Location: Dobbiaco, Italy

From October 17 to 21, the BRD-AVS Mountain Rescue Service in the Alpine Club of South Tyrol invites you to the ICAR Congress 2023 in Dobbiaco, South Tyrol. As the largest society for Alpine Rescue, ICAR offers a platform for science and education in the medical, alpine and aeronautical fields of work that is unique in the world. We are therefore very pleased to be there together with Dr. Roman Schniepp, neurologist, emergency physician and intensivist at the LMU Munich Hospital, and Dr. Boris Buck, Chief Emergency Physician and Medical Coordinator at Martin Flugrettung, to present our technology for mobile vital sign measurement and its use in Alpine rescue.

Varied program of theory and practice

The program of the ICAR Congress is diverse and consists of both theoretical and practical elements. Among other things, there will be conferences, discussions, working sessions as well as talks with the exhibitors. In addition, on Wednesday, October 18, there will be a practical day outside the congress site at the “Three Peaks”.

The venue in the heart of the Dolomites is an impressive location for this event. The cultural center in Dobbiaco stands for closeness to nature, mountaineering and alpine history of the entire Alpine region and thus reflects the values of all alpine associations of the Mountain Rescue.

Mobile vital signs monitoring in alpine rescue

Together with Dr. Roman Schniepp and Dr. Boris Buck, we will present our technology for mobile monitoring of injured persons. In recent years, joint research projects have yielded groundbreaking results in the monitoring of relevant vital parameters of patients during alpine rescue or air rescue scenarios. Furthermore, we are looking forward to discussing with the participants how the combination of modern patient monitoring and telemedicine can support rescue medicine in the future. We see a promising opportunity for our technology to make a valuable contribution to increasing patient safety, reducing the burden on rescue workers and saving costs.

More about ICAR and BRD-AVS

The International Commission for Alpine Rescue ICAR is a non-profit, non-governmental organization established with the main objective of ensuring best practices in mountain rescue techniques. The exchange of information between mountain rescue services around the world takes place through the ICAR platform, joint research, lobbying and finally through the annual congress.

The mountain rescue service in the Alpine Club of South Tyrol has a long history and today consists of a total of 1,050 volunteer mountain rescuers who, together with CNSAS (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico), ensure the mountain rescue service for Italy’s second largest province. On average, the mountain rescue service in the AVS carries out about 1,400 to 1,500 rescue missions per year.

We are very much looking forward to an exciting exchange at the ICAR Congress 2023 in South Tyrol!

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  • Melanie Schade

    M.A. Kommunikationswissenschaft und Online-Marketing-Expertin mit Schwerpunkt auf Gesundheits- und Wissenschaftskommunikation. // M.A. Communication Studies and online marketing expert with a focus on health and science communication.