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NSHC 2018 - Beyond the Incident

Welcome to the Norwegian Sea Health Conference 2018 - 11th to 12th April 2018 in Bergen 

In the beautiful historical surroundings of Bryggen in Bergen, with its connection to the Hanseatic trade and mariners of the time, we will again highlight the health and wellbeing of seafarers and fishermen.

The Norwegian Sea Health Conference 2018 “BEYOND THE INCIDENT” will focus on the many aspects of managing a maritime health emergency, way beyond the initial medical care and evacuation.

On the first day we shall concentrate on the many challenges that arise from a medical incident involving a single sailor. We will include the importance of planning for medical incidents, the difficulties faced in evacuating seafarers, how to optimize their care in the local port and how to ensure their safe return home.

On the second day we plan to study the additional challenges when many people are included in a larger accident or outbreak. We will consider risk analysis and management, the role and responsibilities of different stakeholders within the industry and the long term effects and consequences on all involved.

Session Program :

NSHC 2018 session program

The conference is aimed at all personnel involved in the operational planning and response management within shipping and fishing, medical professionals and others responsible for the selection and treatment of ill and injured seafarers and fishermen, representatives of rescue services and coordination, organizations representing seafarers, fishermen and employers, and maritime authorities.

The conference is organised by Norwegian Centre for Maritime Medicine (NCMM), together with the Norwegian Maritime Medical association, the seafarers' and ship owners' associations, Norwegian maritime authorities and the maritime forum Norway. In conjunction and prior to the conference NCMM arranges approved doctors meeting at the 10th, for seafarer doctors approved by the Norwegian Maritime Authority.

The conference language is English. The invited speakers are the foremost Norwegian representatives within their fields of expertise, and with an international experience that makes the topic relevant for people from all over the world.

We look forward to seeing you in Bergen!


Closer to the conference a detailed program will be available.


For more information and full program go to the event.



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Registration is open from medio November 2017.


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