Canadian Society of Mountain Medicine

Get your Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM)

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. As of 2012, our faculty also includes a small international contingent of specialist mountain physicians who audit the Canadian course on behalf of the International Commission of Alpine Rescue (IKAR) and also to teach lessons during the course. The CSMM DiMM Course was 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.

Our Mission

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 wilderness or mountain environments. These activities are conducted in accordance with the guidelines established by the International Commission for Alpine 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 rich program.


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