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.

Global Outreach Report 2015

The European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) PRESENTS “The Surfing Medicine Global Outreach Report 2015″ The European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) is proud to present the 2nd Surfing Medicine International Community Global Outreach Report. The EASD is a medical, non-profit organization grounded in a commitment to excellence, in the application of state-of-art knowledge, evidence-based science, […]

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Advanced Surf Life Support – Video

We are proud to show you the latest video portraying the successful and unique ASLS™ course. Click the play button and duck dive with us into a week of intense medical and lifeguard training, fully accredited in the EU (EACCME), the US (AMA), Canada and most countries worldwide. Find out more ► ► Video & Edit: […]

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The Energy in Waves

Dear EASD community, In the never ending EASD quest for unique knowledge and experience in surfing medicine, we connect state of art sciences. This effort is a key step to the EASD product development program, based on medical and scientific knowledge. The global surfing community has so many talented people. Right across this community we […]

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The Mindful Surfer

Mindfulness and Surfing In-The-Now … What kind of images does the term mindfulness evoke for you? You’d be forgiven for jumping straight to the scene shown inset given the recent heightened enthusiasm and zeal for mindfulness and the promotion of all things mindful by new–age ‘wellness’ industry types. Certainly, for healthcare professionals, whose practice supposedly […]

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Talking Surfing Medicine with Dr.Olivier Chambres

“Une courte interview avec Dr.Olivier Chambres” by Rosa Tigges The Conference Promo Tour has reached its halfway point. The crew have been busy promoting the 4th Annual Surfing Medicine Conference in towns and cities up and down the Pays Basque (France) coast. Next, they cross the border to Euskadi / El País Vasco (Spain). The Conference kicks off […]

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Conference 2015

The European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) PRESENTS 4th Annual Surfing Medicine Conference 29 SEPTEMBER – 02 OCTOBER 2015, PAYS BASQUE, SOUTH WEST FRANCE EASD Conference 2015 from The EASD on Vimeo. For MORE information CLICK below! Conference 2015 Speakers Drowning Resuscitation Workshop Lecture Programme Research Abstracts Tickets & Registration Conference 2015 Venue Location, Getting There, […]

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Drowning Resuscitation Workshop

The 4th Annual Surfing Medicine Conference brings you the World’s Largest Drowning Resuscitation Workshop and the Surfing Medicine Championship! Calling out to ALL Surfing Health Professionals worldwide: General Practitioners, Nursing Staff, Neuro-Surgeons, Cardiologists, Orthopaedics, ER Nurses and Physicians, Psychiatrists, Osteopaths and Physiotherapists, Medical and Physiotherapy Students! Have you ever had to prepare physically for a Medical Conference? Swim […]

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Call for Abstracts

Conference 2015: Call for Research Abstracts For the 4th Annual Surfing Medicine Conference attendees are invited to submit a research abstract for an opportunity to present their poster in person! We constantly striving to push the quality of abstracts and presentations. Given the relative infancy of the specialty, there is scare ‘Surfing Medicine’ research published in […]

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Breath-Holding & Big Wave Surfing

Big Wave Surfers Take NOTE! Considerable attention has been afforded to “Waterman” style training, involving underwater breath-holding activity, in popular surfing media down through the years (1-10). Indeed, a number of prominent big ‪wave riders have employed such methods as preparation for the dreaded “two-wave”, or worse, hold-down (1-3,5,6,8-10). Discussion usually centers on “pushing limits”, “stamina”, and “mental preparation” in […]

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Knee injuries in the barrel: how heavy and deep can you go?

This article was originally published in July 2013. In response to the unfortunate injury news that has forced six (6) time Female World Surfing Champion, Stephanie Gilmore to withdraw from the upcoming Oi Rio Pro in Brazil, we have decided to republish as this feature considers some of the likely issues involved. Gilmore withdrew from […]

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Keynote Speakers The European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) is delighted to introduce another Keynote Speaker for Conference 2015.   Dr. Brian Tissot (California, USA) Professor Tissot is a surfer and a marine ecologist with over three decades of experience conducting research on temperate and tropical marine ecosystems. He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from […]

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Surfer’s Academy: “Why do we ride waves?” by Boris Bornemann

Surfer’s Academy – “Why do we ride waves?” by Boris Bornemann from The EASD on Vimeo. Boris Bornemann explores the psychological and neurobiological processes underlying why we ride waves at Outreach 2014: Surfer’s Academy (Saturday, 13 September 2014). Learn how Intrinsic and Extrinsic motivation, Flow states, and Dopamine pathways are at play when we ride waves. […]

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Highlights: Pipeline Surf Medicine Conference

Highlights: Pipeline Surf Medicine Conference from The EASD on Vimeo. The Pipeline Surf Medicine Conference was organised by Waves of Health in conjunction with the Straub Clinic and Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii, and took place on Saturday, 6th December 2014. Medical specialists, including Dr. Clayton Everline MD, and allied healthcare professionals gathered to share their knowledge, […]

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Rips and stuff!

“Rip Currents … What Every Water User Needs to Know” by Tim Jones Rips are, to most of us, a fantastic aid to our surfing when understood. They help us pass out through waves to the takeoff area and often they define the “peak” and create a better breaking wave. So what are rips? A […]

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