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 […]
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’.
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.
Surf Prevention - Surfers' Environment - Surfing Medicine Pioneer
Guillaume Barucq is the founder of SurfPrevention.com 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.
Dr. 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.
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?’
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’.
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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