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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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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>

Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine 2018

24th May 2018 // Join the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine at the 2018 annual meeting, which is taking place this year on the 24 May at the Royal College of Anaesthetists. This years theme Mind the Gap, will look at health and wellbeing, and how you can sustain a lifelong career in Intensive Care Medicine. Full article>

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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>

CASE February Newsletter

CASE Medicine Valentines Edition

28th Feb 2017 // Our third ever newsletter is now available to download. We hope this small newsletter will help you to keep track of all the events, research and news surrounding CASE Medicine. Full article>

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