International Society for Mountain Medicine

bringing together physicians, scientists and allied professionals in mountain medicine





Dear colleagues

I hope you all had a wonderful start to the New Year. 2024 will bring us a very special event, our World Congress together with the Wilderness Medical Society WMS. 

2024 Summer World Congress of Mountain & Wilderness Medicine

Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, UT

July 28 – August 1, 2024

After the first joint congress of WMS (Wilderness Medical Society) and ISMM 2016 in Telluride and after the last and first virtual world congress in 2021, we have decided to organise another joint congress with our American sister organisation WMS. George Rodway and a small team representing the ISMM on the organising committee are working flat out to finalise the programme. I can assure you that it will be very attractive and will offer something for everyone. For the first time, we will be bringing together all four of the most important international organisations in the field of wilderness, mountain medicine and rescue in one place: ICAR (International Commission of Alpine Rescue), ISMM (International Society for Mountain Medicine, UIAA (Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme) and WMS (Wilderness Medical Society). We are very pleased that we have been able to achieve this, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who are organising this event with us for their invaluable work.

We very much hope that many of you will not only take part in the trip to the Salt Lake City region but encourage you to play an active role in shaping the programme by submitting an abstract or 14ers mini lecture proposal. If the location is cost-prohibitive, we invite you join us virtually as all sessions will be live-streamed and recorded. Additionally, you may qualify to apply for financial aid if you are a member of a low or middle income country (LMIC). Get in touch with us, sending your CV and motivation letter, to seek for financial aid to attend the congress:  


General Assembly with new elections for the ISMM Board of Directors

At the joint congress of ISMM and WMS in Snowbird, we will have a regular general meeting of our organisation for the first time since the congress in Kathmandu in 2018. Confirmation and new elections for the ISMM Board of Directors are due. In particular, the presidency and the position of the president-elect are to be filled. According to our statutes, anyone from the membership is eligible for election as president, president-elect, or vice-president. They are elected by the general assembly. Additionally, we will also be accepting new proposals for the next ISMM World Congress at the General Assembly. Proposals can be sent to the following e-mail address:


Looking forward to meeting you in Snowbird!



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The International Society for Mountain Medicine was founded in 1985, and its goals are to bring together physicians, scientists and allied professionals interested in mountain medicine, to encourage research on all aspects of mountains, mountain peoples and mountaineers and to spread scientific and practical information about mountain medicine around the world.