|ISSS Research Meetings
The Ski Trauma and Ski Safety Congresses held by the ISSS every two years have brought together a wide variety of individuals interested in all aspects of skiing safety.
We have recently concluded our 22nd meeting in Innsbruck Austria in April 2017 and will reconvene for our 23rd meeting in Squaw Valley USA in 2019. More information will be posted on this website in due course.
Presentations focus on a multitude of subjects concerning snow sports safety, including the means to reduce the risk of injury, improve various aspects of the sports, and treat injuries. Initially the prime subjects of interest revolved around snow skiing including alpine skiing and the many variations of cross-country skiing. In the last 15 years or so, with the development of other sports such as snowboarding, freestyle skiing, skiboarding, and other hybrid activities, the interests of the Society have widened considerably.
Attendees have included representatives of the skiing industry such as binding, boot, and ski manufacturers; engineers from industry, universities, and technical institutions; skiing professionals such as ski instructors and patrollers; ski area physicians; lawyers; ski area managers; and participants in recreational and professional skiing and riding activities. Interchange of ideas, comments, and critiques are encouraged during formal discussion of the papers. Many of the individuals who attend these meetings are involved in the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards process or those of other national and international standards organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as well as members of the International Society of Skiing Safety.
The full list of ISSS meetings held since 1974 is as follows:
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