Welcome to the IMHF!
We are a non-profit scientific foundation with scientific objectives and international activities, registered in Poland the 21st of June 2018.
Our first priority is the dissemination of scientific knowledge of maritime medicine and adjacent fields, through our scientific Journal “International Maritime Health” – the world’s only indexed scientific journal of maritime medicine in the English language. Visit the journal here.
We seek partners for cooperation and coordinated efforts to build and spread scientific knowledge in accordance with our statutes, either in separate agreements or as parties joining the foundation as ‘Cooperating Institutions’.
Our activities will include
to inspire and support scientific research and studies,
spreading of scientific information and facilitation of discussions
attracting people to work in maritime medicine and adjacent fields
education and training through seminars, workshops, conferences and scientific conventions
cooperation with national and international institutions and organisations
Our focus on maritime medicine also includes naval medicine, underwater and hyperbaric medicine, diving medicine, occupational medicine, travel medicine, tropical medicine and maritime psychology.
We want to contribute to improvement of safety, hygiene at work and health of seafarers and other persons who work at sea worldwide.
Alf Magne Horneland
President of the Management Board
The IMHF foundation under the name International Maritime Health Foundation, has been established by the Notary Deed of 23 March 2018 and registered by the polish court on the 22nd of June 2018.
Polish Society of Maritime, Tropical and Travel Medicine (PSMTTM)
Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine (NCMDM)
Norwegian Association for Maritime Medicine (NAMM)
The founders want the IMHF to be as open as possible to participation by others. This has been accomplished by including statutory rules regarding ‘Cooperating Institutions’ that should be invited to cooperate on equal terms as the founders, including the right to propose candidates to the Board of Governors.
The IMHF will in the near future invite organisations to join. Cooperating Institutions must support the objectives of the IMHF and be approved by the Board of Governors. They must commit themselves to a yearly donation, and will have access to the internal activities of the foundation, as well as influence on how the foundation is developed and managed, through proposals of candidates to the Board of Governors.
The IMHF is not a membership association, and therefore takes no personal membership. Organisations that are legal bodies, whether they are associations or societies, universities, academies or other teaching establishments, companies or enterprises, private or public entities, are welcome to participate as cooperating institutions as long as they meet the requirements of the statutes of the IMHF.
The highest priority for the IMHF is to support and sustain the scientific journal International Maritime Health. This is so far the only project. Provided this is successful and that we have sufficient financial power, a natural development would be to engage in other activities.
“The objective of the International Maritime Health Foundation is to act for the development of science, to increase and disseminate knowledge of maritime medicine and adjacent fields, such as: naval medicine, underwater and hyperbaric medicine, diving medicine, occupational medicine, travel medicine, tropical medicine and maritime psychology as well as supporting and initiating scientific and research activity to the extent stated above, as an input for contribution of improvement of safety, hygiene at work and health of seafarers and other persons who work at sea worldwide."
Based on paragraph above, the main objectves are:
Inspiring and supporting scientific researches and studies on maritime medicine and adjacent fields.
Spreading information and knowledge and facilitating discussions worldwide.
Attracting people to professions related with maritime medicine and adjacent fields.
Participating in organising seminars, events, workshops, conferences and scientific conventions worldwide.
Cooperating with national and international institutions and organisations with the same or similar interests, including seeking endorsement of this cooperation as the valuable scientific forum worldwide.
Alf Magne Horneland, spec. gen practice and family medicine, NCMDM special advisor (President)
Professor Krzysztof Korzeniewski, spec. epidemiology, tropical medicine, dermatology-venerology (Vice president)
Marta Grubman-Nowak - occupational psychologists (Secretary and Treasurer)
BOARD OF GOVERNORS
R. Adm. Jan Knudtzon Sommerfelt-Pettersen, Specialist in Public Health (Chair)
Professor Dr. Marit Grønning, Specialist in Neurology, Head of Department of Occupational Medicine at Haukeland University Hospital
Clinical Psychologist Maria Jeżewska, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of the IMH
INTERNATIONAL MARITIME HEALTH FOUNDATION
Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine
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IMHF Secretary: Marta Grubman-Nowak
IMHF President: Alf Magne Horneland
IMH Editor-In-Chief: Maria Jeżewska
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