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The Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine

The Centre for Altitude Space and Extreme Environment Medicine (CASE Medicine) consists of a group of clinicians and scientists with specialist interests and training in medicine and physiology of extreme environments.

We conduct research, teach courses and offer advice in the areas of space, aviation, high altitude, extreme temperatures, and dive and hyperbaric medicine. Central to our work is the concept that the study of human systems stretched to breaking point in extreme environments can increase our understanding of critically ill patients.

Our current research is focused on applied human physiology and gene environment interactions. The centre pieces of this research so far have been two large-scale medical research expeditions to Mount Everest in 2007 and 2013.

The CASE Medicine office is located with the Institute for Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH), in London, UK. Institute for Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH).

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Book your tickets now for KnO₂wledge XI

18th Sep 2018 // We are proud to invite you all to join us for the 11th KnO₂wledge conference and can share that this years theme will be Aviation. The event is taking place on the 30 November 2018. Full article>

Ted Atkins (1958-2018)

Ted Atkins

5th Sep 2018 // It is with great sadness that CASE Medicine reports the death of Ted Atkins who died in August whilst descending from Monte Civetta, a peak near his home in the Italian Dolomites. Full article>

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Prehabilitation World Congress


2nd Jul 2019 // Join colleagues at the Prehabilitation World Congress in July this year at the British Museum for the 2019 congress. Forming part of EBPOM 2019, these days will focuses specifically on prehabilitation of patients. Full article>

Behavioural and Social Science Research in Extreme and Adventurous Settings

15th Feb 2019 // Join the University of Manchester (UoM) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) on Friday 15 February for a one day conference looking at social and behavioural science in extreme and adventurous settings. Full article>

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