SMI for Students

Surfing Medicine International for Students

Medicine and surfing, have you ever tried to combine the best out of these two worlds? Then Surfing Medicine International for Students (SMIS) is something for you! Come to our amazing SMI for Student events in which you will learn all about the dangers of the sea, surf injuries, UV damage, surfing under influence of drugs and alcohol, keeping the surfer healthy and safe, and a lot more. All speakers are (health) professionals and crew members of Surfing Medicine International. There is always time for a drinks afterwards, so you can talk with the instructors, speakers or SMI Crew, while enjoying a refreshing drink. Join our Facebook group “Surfing Medicine International for Students” on Facebook to get updated on our next events!


Previous Events


August 2016

Surf Life Support Workshop SMIS

Surf Life Support Workshop
Learn some practical skills on the beach during the Surf Life Support Workshop! The workshop will focus on patient assessment in a beach setting, drowning resuscitation and hands on lifeguarding practice. ASLS course instructors Hylmar Elsenga (Emergency Medicine) and Hans van der Broek (beach lifeguard instructor), will teach you the pearls of Surf Life Support so you are prepared for the rest of your summer in and around the water.



June 2016

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Kick-off Symposium Surfing Medicine International for Students!

What: FREE Kick-off Symposium SMI for Students
Where: Erasmus MC, Wytemaweg 80, Rotterdam, Lecture Hall 1
When: 9th of June 2016, 18:30h – 21:00h with drinks afterwards

How to Apply: Join our Facebook group “Surfing Medicine International for Students and be there!



18:30 – 18:40h               Introduction – Ingvar Berg (President SMI) & Evelien van der Vinne (SMI Students)
18:40 – 19:00h               What is Surfing Medicine? – Ingvar Berg (Emergency Medicine)

19:00 – 19:20h               Dangers of the Sea – Hans van den Broek (Lifeguard Instructor)
19:20 – 19:40h               UV-damage – Onno ten Berge (Dermatologist)

19:40 – 19:55h               Break

19:55 – 20:10h               Surfing Under Influence of Alcohol and Drugs – Loes Hanck (Addiction Medicine)
20:10 – 20:30h              Surf Life Support – Hylmar Elsenga (Emergency Medicine)
20:30 – 20:45h              Surf injuries and Research – Lisette Langenberg (Plastic surgery)
20:45 – 20:55h              Resuscitation by KNRM lifeboat crew – Jeroen Seesink (Student Research)
20:55 – 21:00h              Closure
21:00 – 22:00h              Drinks in faculty bar ‘t Vat


If you think Surfing Medicine International for Students is something for you and you would like to be up to date about all the news and our activities, then apply for our facebook group now! Go to “Surfing Medicine International for Students” group on Facebook.

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