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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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KnO₂wledge XI

K11 holder picture

30th Nov 2018 // Join us for the 11th KnO₂wledge conference on the 30th November 2018. Full article>

The 6th ISEH 5k & 10k Run

24th Jun 2018 // Join the ISEH on Sunday 24 June at the beautiful London's Regents Park for their annual 5k & 10k run. You can choose either a 5K or 10K route which will be chip timed and fully signed and marshalled. The route is flat so ideal for all ages and fitness levels. In addition there will also be a 2.5K route. You don’t have to run you can walk or jog on your own or with friends, family and colleagues and enjoy the park's amazing scenery. Full article>

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Apply today: Funded PhD in Cerebrovascular and Environmental Physiology


15th Jun 2018 // The School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Bangor University are offering a full time PhD studentship in Cerebrovascular and Environmental Physiology: Investigating human cerebrovascular responses to extreme environmental stress. Full article>

Apply today: Funded PhD looking at the human neurovascular response to cold

Climbers in the Khumbu icefall

15th Mar 2018 // CASE Medicine's Professors Mike Tipton and Hugh Montgomery, are offering a funded PhD looking at studying the human neurovascular response to cold. The project will involve using military subjects. Clinically based applicants (such as physiology, ICU, anaesthesia, occupational health, GP etc) are encouraged to apply for this opportunity. Full article>

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