International Society for Snowports Medicine

37th Congress of the International Society for Snowsports Medicine
24th International Congress on Snow Sports Trauma and Safety

Serre-Chevalier Vallée, France

27st of March to the 2nd of April

SITEMSH

The International Society for Snowsports Medicine - SITEMSH is the oldest European Scientific Society that is concerned with the study of winter sports pathologies, their treatment and prevention. Its history started in the 50's, when a group of experts from Alpine Countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland) began to observe, collect and study the injuries occurring after winter sport accidents. They decided to meet every two years on behalf of a new Society named SITEMSH (Société Internationale de Traumatologie et de Médecine des Sports d’Hiver)

ISSS

The International Society of Skiing Safety was founded with the primary purpose of providing a forum for discussion and education concerning skiing safety. The Ski Trauma and Ski Safety Congresses have brought together a wide variety of individuals interested in all aspects of skiing safety. These meetings have served as a format for the presentation of a multitude of subjects concerning snow sports, including the means to reduce the risk of injury, improve various aspects of the sport, and treat injuries. Initially the prime subjects of interest revolved around snow skiing including alpine skiing and many variations of cross-country skiing. In recent years the interest of the Society has widened considerably with the development of other sports such as snowboarding, freestyle skiing, alpine touring, and other hybrid activities.

April 1 2021
 

May 1 2021
 

April 1 2021
 

October 31 2021

ISSS-SITEMSH 2021 virtual event:
Registration opens

ISSS-SITEMSH 2021 virtual event:
Registration closes

ISSS-SITEMSH 2022 conference:
Abstract submission opens

ISSS-SITEMSH 2022 conference:
Abstract submission closes

We are very pleased to let you know that the 24th International Congress on Snow Sports Trauma and Safety and the 37th Congress of the International Society for Snowsports Medicine initially scheduled in 2021 are jointly scheduled to take place from the 27st of March to the 2nd of April in Serre-Chevalier Vallée, France, in their standard format. So please book the date now in your agenda!

The online submission process is now open and communication proposals have to be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please find here the template file. The submission are due for october 31th 2021. We hope to receive your contributions and will be happy to see you in Serre-Chevalier, France, on March 2022.

Because of the pandemic situation, there will be no financial obligation until January 2022.

In addition to our joint conference, we are also organizing a free social/scientific online event dedicated to collectively build an update about recent activities on snow sports safety. This virtual event will take place via a global zoom meeting organized the 6 and 7th of May from 16:00 to 19:30, Paris local time (GMT+2).

How does it work?

Snowsports safety experts from around the world will provide high level updates on key issues and research being conducted in their laboratories and in their home countries. The presentations, moderated chats, and break-out discussions will be more topical than technical, focusing on the issues, research topics and best practices. In this way, we can cover many topics, have time for discussions, and hopefully generate continued interest in snowsports safety research that can be presented in the next year(s). The outcome of the meeting will be to identify key areas of interest that will form the focused topics for sessions at the ISSS-SITEMSH Congress in 2022 in France.

How to participate to this event?

To obtain the link to attend to the online meeting, please fill in the form below.

evento.renater.fr/survey/isss-sitemsh-2021-virtual-event-t190wmmg

In addition to the presentations, we will schedule "social time" during the sessions each of the days of our virtual ISSS-SITEMSH 2021 meeting, using Zoom breakout rooms, to allow for social interactions, such as virtual happy hour (depending on your time zone), suggestions, ideas, and opportunities in snowsports safety or simply the opportunity to discuss with collegues we haven't met for 4 years now. Please let us know if you have any special requests to help keep the meeting spirit high and our friendships growing. For this please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How to contribute to the update of global snow sport safety activities?

Because there is no topic in snowsports safety that has been sloved completely and there are many topic areas outside the focus of the presenters, we encourage our members and friends to submit their work areas to be included. For this, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following information: (1) title of the work; (2) a brief description or update of their work (250 words or less per project), and (3) a single PowerPoint slide (per project). Then a synthesis of the different contributions in each country will be proposed in the different sessions of this event. The presenters (selected members of the ISSS and SITEMSH boards) will include your work or may ask you to present for 2-3 minutes.

TOPICS

  • Sports trauma biomechanics
  • Sports trauma management
  • Challenges in monitoring accident data
  • Safety of mountain workers
  • Ski resort global safety management
  • New technologies for snow sports
  • Safety equipments and safety prevention
  • Snow race safety and performances
  • New snow sports
  • Electronics and snow sports
  • Material testing (on spot session)

The online submission process is now open and communication proposals have to be send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please find here the template file.

The submission are due for october 31th 2021. We hope to receive your contributions and will be happy to see you in Serre-Chevalier, France, on March 2022.