Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine
The mission of the Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine is to facilitate the training of physicians and paramedical specialists in the theoretical and practical aspects of mountain rescue and emergency treatment of casualties in mountainous.
These activities are conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the International Commission for Mountain Rescue and the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation. The society fosters learning, academic and operational excellence by working with researchers, educators, academic institutions and service providers to create a safe, fulfilling, and academically enriching program.
DiMM Course Organization:
The Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) Working Group consists of volunteer physicians and mountain guides, rescue pilots, and technical specialists who are regularly employed in mountain operations.
For 2012, our faculty will also include a small international contingent of specialist mountain physicians who will audit this first Canadian course on behalf of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue (IKAR) and also to teach.
The CSMM DiMM Course was recently approved on October 19th, 2011 at a joint meeting of the IKAR and International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) Medical Commissions held at the IKAR/CISA Conference 2011 in Åre, Sweden.
DiMM Summer Module
September 9th to 15th, 2012
DiMM Winter Module
April / May 2013 (TBD)