Conference Speakers

Dr. Clayton Everline

Sports Medicine - The Surfing Athlete - The Surfer's Shoulder  

Dr. Everline is a Sports Medicine Physician based on the North Shore of Oahu. He will lecture on the most frequently injured joint in surfing, ‘The Surfer’s Shoulder’.

EaskeyBritton(B&W)Dr. Easkey Britton PhD

Social Activism and Entrepreneurship - Gender Equality - Empowerment

Easkey Britton will lecture on Social Activism, Gender Equality, and Female Empowerment through Surfing in Iran.

Dr. David Szpilman

Drowning Resuscitation - Public Health - Pre-Hospital Care

Dr. Szpilman is one of the world's leading experts on drowning. He will lecture on the ‘Chain of Survival for Drowning’, a best evidence approach for prevention & treatment, adapted from the successfully implemented “chain of survival" for cardiac arrest.

Dr. Guillaume Barucq

Surf Prevention - Surfers' Environment - Surfing Medicine Pioneer

Guillaume Barucq is the founder of and is based in Biarritz. He will lecture on the topics of ‘Surf Prevention: A lifetime overview of injuries and how we can prevent them and Pollution & Surfers' Health.


JeremySheppard_altDr. Jeremy Sheppard PhD

Surf Coaching - Surf Performance - Surfers' Physiology

Dr. Sheppard is based at Surfing Australia’s High Performance Centre on the Gold Coast, where he is the Sport Science Manager and Head of Strength and Conditioning. He will be lecturing on ‘The future of high performance training and coaching in surfing’.

Dr. Joost Bierens MD PhD MCPM

Drowning - global health - prevention

Dr. Joost Bierens has been involved with aquatic safety all of his life & has become one of the world's leading authorities on the subject of drowning. He is editor of the seminal Handbook on Drowning: Prevention, Rescue and Treatment. He will lecture on the Opportunities and Pitfalls of Drowning Prevention Research in Surfing Medicine

Dr. Maarten Verschure

Overuse Injury - Prevention - Training

Maarten Verschure is a Dutch Sports Medicine Physician and will lecture on the topic of Overuse Injuries in Surfing.

Maria Westerbos

Surfers Environment - Pollution - Plastic Soup Foundation

Maria Westerbos is director and founder of the Plastic Soup Foundation. In 2013 she successfully launched the worldwide campaign “Beat-the-Microbead” against microplastics. Her presentation is entitled, ‘Where do microplastic barrels come from?’

Dr. Olivier Chambres

Maxillofacial Injury - Surfing Trauma - Prevention

Olivier Chambres is a maxillofacial surgeon working in the south west of France. He is local to the Basque area and will lecture on Prevention & Treatment of Maxillofacial Injuries in Surfing. 

Professor Brian Tissot PhD

Treasures of the Ocean - Marine Ecology - Surfers' Playground

Prof. Tissot is a surfer & marine ecologist with 30+ years of experience conducting research on temperate & tropical marine ecosystems. He will lecture on the Current State of Marine Environments,How Humans Are Influencing its Ecology on a Daily basis.

Dr. Onno ten Berge

Surfers' Skin - Public Health - Prevention

Onno ten Berge is a surfer and Consultant Dermatologist from The Netherlands. He will lecture on ‘Surfers as Ambassadors in the Fight Against Skin Cancer’.

Dr. Andrew Nathanson

Surf Survival - Wound Care - Marine Environment

Dr. Nathanson will lecture on Wilderness Wound Care in the Marine Environment.

River Surfing in Munich

“Keep Surfing” – Riding the Eisbach By Till Geimer No coastline in sight for 500km, nor surfable Ocean breaks within at least 1,100km. Yet there is still a thriving surf community in the heart of landlocked Europe – surfers riding waves every day in Munich. This is possible owing to a rapid river flowing through the center of the […]

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Conference 2015 CME Accreditation

Conference 2015 – CME Accreditation The European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) is once again delighted to announce that: The ‘4th Annual Surfing Medicine Conference’ is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists […]

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“Helmet Man” wins 2015 Billabong Pro Tahiti at Teahupoo

We congratulate Jeremy Flores with two victories on one day. Congratulations on the title in one of the world’s most dangerous waves, in a field filled with talented professionals. Secondly, congratulations on winning the Tahiti Pro while wearing a helmet. This is the beginning of a cultural change that we strive to achieve in the […]

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Part Two – An interview with Pipeline’s Surf Doc

“Part Two: Pipe Dreams – An interview with longtime Pipeline Contest Surf Doc, Leland Dao” By Naja Enevold Olsen Q1: We’ve heard about Leland the doctor, tell us more about Leland the surfer? Do you venture out into big surf or take on Pipeline yourself? A: Yes, I am an avid surfer myself, I surf almost […]

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Part One – An interview with Pipeline’s Surf Doc

“Pipe Dreams – An interview with longtime Pipeline Contest Surf Doc, Leland Dao” By Naja Enevold Olsen Pipeline has long held a formidable reputation in the surfing world. Its picture-perfect, elliptical barrels belie the fearsome reality of the reef below. When Pacific groundswell detonates on the shores of Ehukai, the feats of surfing athleticism on display can […]

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‘This is Surfing Medicine’

We are proud to show you the latest video portraying some aspects of “Surfing Medicine”. Our gratitude to all supporters, contributors, partners, surf med pioneers worldwide, our crew, mother nature, the ocean and the whole surfing community. Keep the surfer healthy and safe! “As the world’s largest and leading collective of medical professionals in surfing the […]

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