Abgerundetes Rechteck:       European Hypoxia Symposia

6th Symposium 2013

Information and Call for Abstracts

Welcome to the 6th European Hypoxia Symposium

Hypoxia, High Altitude Physiology and Sport in Science and Practice!


Location:          Polana Chocholowska near Zakopane, High Tatra (Poland)


Polana Chocholowska, location of the symposium

19°14‘16,52‘‘N   19°47‘27,62‘‘O

Congress presidents: Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Szygula (The University School of Physical Education, Krakow, Poland) und Prof. Dr. T. Küpper (Inst. of Occupational Medicine, RWTH Aachen University)

Scientific committee: Prof. Dr. H.-V. Ulmer (Inst. of Sport Sciences, University of Mainz, Germany), Dr. M. Tannheimer (Hospital Blaubeuren), Prof. Dr. T. Küpper (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Dr. P. Kónczakowski, Dr. S. Schröder (RWTH Aachen University, Germany), Prof. Dr. Zbigniew Szygula (The University School of Physical Education, Krakow, Poland)

Dolina  Chocholowska

Organisation committee: Dr. R. Rokowski, Dr. W. Gawronski (Medicina Sportiva, Poland), Magda Kempinska, Justyna Bednarek, Magda Terlecka.  (University School of Physical Education, Krakow, Poland)

The organisation is a cooperation between the Institute for Occupational and Social Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, the Institutes of Biomedical Sciences and those of Alpine Sport, University of Krakov, and the UIAA Medical Commission (UIAA MedCom).

Call for abstracts and contributions!

Scientists, physicians and persons who are active in sports medicine, ergonomy, physiology, high altitude medicine, hypoxia training, aviation medicine, police, military, mountain rescue, and alpinists are requested to submit their abstracts (also “hot topics of sport medicine”, nice case reports). The language of the symposium will be English. The contributions may be submitted as lecture or as poster. The scientific committee will decide whether the contribution is accepted and whether it will be presen-ted as lecture or poster. The committee will gua-rantee that poster presentation will be at the same level than lectures.

Pushing young colleagues!

Young scientists, diploma and doctoral students are especially invited to present their data.

Abstract formatting:

1st line: author(s); 2nd line: title; 3rd line: Facilities of the authors and email address(es); beginning with the 4th line: main text. The abstract should not exceed one page (A4, letter size 12 dpi, 1 ½ lines) and written in English. Please submit it as Word or TXT file to tkuepper@ukaachen.de. Please indicate whether you would prefer a lecture or a poster presentation. Deadline: 31. May 2013


All abstracts and selected lectures will be published in Medicina Sportiva (listed in EMBASE / Excerpta Medica, Index Copernicus und Sport Discus, MedLine, impact factor pending).


Accomodation is like those in a mountain hut with shared rooms (blanket etc. are provided).


Until 31. July 2013, please use this standard form. Attention: Limited places! First comes – first served… Family members may join you. The environment around the hut is almost safe for kids.

CME credit points will be applied at the responsible chamber of physicians. Detailed information will follow.


Symposium 110,-€ (students, with student identity card only!: 80,-€)

These costs include accommodation and food!

Pre-programme (hiking, climbing): 70,-€, accommodation included

Important information for non-European participants: please save bank transfer costs and pay your fee at arrival!

Please submit the money until 31.7.2013 to the account mentioned at „actual news“.

Recommended equipment for the symposium

The facility is well equipped. For ascent you’ll need good shoes and a rain jacket (hopefully not ). Beside this take along sports equipment, writing equipment and a (head) lamp.

Recommended equipment for the practical part

Mountain equipment as usual for hiking. Those who want to make more “tough” routes need climbing equipment. Harnesses, helmets, and ropes may be provided (please inform us in advance if you need some!), but if possible bring along what you have, please.

Contact (in alphabetical order):

T. Küpper, Prof., MD, PhD

Institite of Occupational and Social Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and Medical Commission of the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA MedCom); tkuepper@ukaachen.de

R. Rokowski, PhD

Institute for Alpine Sports, University of Krakow, Poland; rokofe@op.pl

S. Schröder, MD, PhD

Institite of Occupational and Social Medicine, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, fetzenfischchen@gmx.de

Z. Szygula, Prof., PhD

Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Dept. Of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, University School of Physical Education, Krakow, Poland; wfszygul@cyf-kr.edu.pl

M. Tannheimer, MD, PhD

Dept. of Abdominal and Thorax Surgery, Hospital Blaubeuren; markus.tannheimer@arcor.de

H.-V. Ulmer, Prof., MD, PhD

Consultant for Physiology, Institute of Sports Science, FB 02, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany; ulmer@uni-mainz.de

Organized in cooperation of:

Date:                  10.9.-12.9.2013






Opening programme (hiking, mountaineering, climbing in the High Tatra National Park, Region Morskie Oko-Hut at Morskie Oko Lake

Scientific programme

Annual Meeting of the Medical Commission of the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (UIAA MedCom)

Deadline for Abstracts


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Scientific Programme