International Society for Snowports Medicine

36 SITEMSH Congress Arosa

Sport & Congress Centre, Arosa - SWITZERLAND

13th-15th March 2018

Invitation to the SITEMSH-Congress


It is rumoured, that the Swiss are born with skis.

This would probably apply for all alpine countries in the central Europe.

For these, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Switzerland decided at the beginning of the fifties to have regular meeting to discuss skiing and its injuries. The aim was to discuss ways to improve skier’s safety and to compare the different results of the treatment options on rehabilitation after skiing injuries.

These were simple meetings of interested surgeons and practitioners. Each presented his results and ideas in his native language, and some faculty just translated the message ad hoc. Thus, the Société Internationale de Traumatologie du Ski et de Médecine des Sports d’Hiver, SITEMSH, was founded. The meetings continued, more countries participated and today it is an international society with 18 national secretaries, a scientific committee and some observers. Today wintersports are not just skiing and due to the broad spectrum of wintersports today, SITEMSH became the International Society for Snowsport Medicine.

Our next meeting will take place – after the last meeting in Switzerland in Zermatt 20 years ago – in the attractive and well-known Arosa. Take the spectacular train or drive along the 365 bendings to get an update on snowsport activities, injuries and their prophylaxis. Meet people and speakers from snowsport countries from all over the world to get latest informations and scientific findings on snowsports. And don’t forget at this occasion to indulge yourself in a spectacular alpine region in the middle of Switzerland. Welcome!


PD Dr. med. Dominik Heim, congress president 2018 and his team, national delegate for ESTES


Call for abstracts

December 15th to 20th, 2015

1st International Seminar of Sports-Medicine Collaboration

3rd National Sports Medicine Seminar

  pdf Official SITEMSH programme (57 KB)

Tuesday, 15th

01:00 pm Welcome reception
Transport to Dicin

4th - 7th may 2016

The European Society for Arthroscopy and Knee Pathologies (ESSKA) Conference will be held in Barcelona the first week of May 2016. SITEMSH is proud to participate in the scientific program by organising a Symposium about Knee Injury Prevention in Snow Sports.

The scientific table will be presented on May 5th in Room 113 from 10.30 to 11.30 am.

The program is as follows:

Dr Aleix Vidal “Introduction: Snow Sport Injuries in a Ski Resort”

Dr Marc-Hervé Binet "Evolution of Knee Ligament Injuries in Winter Sports"

Dr Athanasios Zacharopoulos "Risk factors and prevention strategies for ACL injuries in children and adolescents in alpine sports"

Rick Howell "Ski Bindings and the Mitigation of ACL Knee Injuries"

Christopher A. Brown “ACL Injuries in Skiing and the Principles that apply to their Prevention”

Dr Roberto Negrin “Preventing Ski Injuries through Equipment”

Dr Jürgen Herfert “Prevention of sport injury in alpine skiing. What is known?”

Pr Yukio Urabe “Training and Rehabilitation for Preventing Knee Ligament Injuries”

Dr Peter Brücker “Development of a Preventive Knee Brace in Professional Ski Racing. A Holistic Developmental Concept and successful implementation in the FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup”



Inawashiro – Fukushima - JAPAN

March 13th-17th 2016

General Information and organization

Chairperson of the congress

Chairman: Prof. Yukio Urabe (Department of Sports Rehabilitation)

Graduate School of Biomedical & Health Science (Hiroshima University, Japan)

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26th-29th september 2016

Le congrès des Médecins de Montagne 2016, organisé par le Dr Aurélie Janczewski, médecin de montagne installée St Jean St Nicolas, Hautes Alpes, se déroulera cette année en Corse, à l'Hotel Club Marina Viva, Porticcio du 26 au 29 septembre.


Innsbruck – Austria

April 17th-23rd 2017

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