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Fédération Internationale des Patrouilles de Ski

FIPS is the international organisation representing ski patrol and associated ski safety organisations with membership from throughout the world

International Ski Federation

This is the web of the International Ski Federation

International Society for Skiing Safety

The International Society for Skiing Safety is a global, multidisciplinary institution that advances safety issues and injury care in snow sports through education, research and development in all related fields

International Commission for Alpine Rescue

International Congress on Science and Skiing

Organized by the Sports Technology Unit (Vuokatti) of the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of the University of Jyväskylä

The National Ski and Board Safety Association

International Society for Snowsports Medicine

Société Internationale de Traumatologie et Médicine des Sports d’Hiver / Società Internazionale di Traumatologia e Medicina degli Sport Invernali / Internationale Gesellschaft fur Ski-Traumatologie Und Wintersportmedizin

It is the oldest European Scientific Society that is concerned with the study of winter sports pathologies, their treatment and prevention.

The history of SITEMSH 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 Médecine des Sports d’Hiver).

Former SITEMSH presidents

  • Pietro Segantini

    Pietro Segantini

    President of UIAA
  • Paolo Zucco

    Paolo Zucco

  • Hans-Ulrich Buff

    Pr. Hans-Ulrich Buff


Former National Secretaries

  • Josep EscodaBN

    Josep Escoda

  • Jan Rokyta

    Jan Rokyta

    Czech Republic

Former SITEMSH historical members

  • Josep 'Pitu' Figueras

    Josep “Pitu” Figueras

    (1926 – 2011)

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International Society for Snow Sport Medicine - SITEMSH may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 31/12/2015

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as adress, postcode

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
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Board Members

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    Aleix Vidal
  • Bernat Escoda


    Bernat Escoda
  • Dominik Heim


    Dominik Heim

National Secretaries

National Secretaries exist to promote the SITEMSH in each of their countries and to act as a national link between members and the Society.

    • Joan Torrens


      Joan Torrens
    • Mike Langran


      Mike Langran
    • Alexander Genelin


      Alexander Genelin
    • Anton Wicker


      Anton Wicker

    • Roberto Negrin


      Roberto Negrin

    • Di Xie


      Di Xie
      Research Gate
    • Marc-Hervé Binet


      Marc-Hervé Binet
    • Peter Brucker


      Peter Brucker
      Research Gate
    • Athanasios Zacharopoulos


      Athanasios Zacharopoulos
    • Peter Felkai


      Peter Felkai

  • Siavash Tavoosi


    Siavash Tavoosi
  • Yukio Urabe


    Yukio Urabe
  • Vissarion Kim


    Vissarion Kim
  • Aleix Vidal


    Aleix Vidal
  • Christopher Brown


    Christopher Brown
  • Dominik Heim


    Dominik Heim

Scientific committee

    • Yukio Urabe


      Yukio Urabe
    • Haleh Dadgostar


      Haleh Dadgostar
    • Afsaneh Cherati


      Afsaneh Cherati
  • 1954 Chambéry- Courchevel France
  • 1956 Sestriere Italy
  • 1958 Davos – Parsenn Switzerland
  • 1960 Garmish Partenkirchen Germany
  • 1962 Obergurgl Austria
  • 1964 Chamonix France
  • 1966 Cortina d’Ampezzo Italy
  • 1968 Saint Moritz Switzerland
  • 1970 Garmisch Partenkirchen Germany
  • 1972 Obergurgl Austria
  • 1974 Val d’Isère France
  • 1976 Breuil Cervinia Italy
  • 1978 Arosa Switzerland
  • 1980 Garmish Partenkirchen Germany
  • 1982 Obergurgl Austria
  • 1984 Val d’Isère France
  • 1986 Saas Fee Switzerland
  • 1988 Courmayeur Italy - communication list
  • 1990 Garmisch Partenkirchen - Germany
  • 1991 Pas de La Casa - Andorra - program and communication list
  • 1992 Obergurgl - Austria - program
  • 1993 Baqueira Beret - Spain - full abstracts
  • 1996 La Plagne - France - complete program and abstracts
  • 1998 Zermatt - Switzerland
  • 2000 Bormio - Italy
  • 2002 Andorra - Andorra - abstracts
  • 2004 Neustift - AUSTRIA - program
  • 2006 Baqueira Beret - SPAIN - first announcement
  • 2008 Delphi – GREECE - complete scientific program
  • 2009 Termas de Chillan – CHILE - program
  • 2010 Avoriaz – FRANCE - Flyer 
  • 2013 Bariloche – ARGENTINA
  • 2014 Flachau – AUSTRIA - program 
  • 2015 Tehran - IRAN - program - Presentations
  • 2016 Inawashiro - JAPAN - Programpresentations
  • 2018 Arosa - SWITZERLAND - Program - presentations

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