The ILS Rescue Commission and its Medical Committee are in constant debate over various matters, which are summarized in Position Statements. Position Statements outline the considered position of ILS and are meant to give advice to the ILS Membership.
The files can be found under “Position Statements”.
In what has become a vital bi-annual SLSGB ‘International Floodfighters’ conference to showcase current best practice, review new techniques, equipment and emergency management guidance. This continues the highly successful series of Masterclass Conferences and Workshops, following an over twelve-year partnership programme of exchange visits of first responders and managers, including volunteers, from the UK, wider Europe, Australia and US.
With the 2017 ILS World Conference on Drowning Prevention (WCDP) one year away, delegates can now register online at wcdp2017.org. This conference is a flagship educational event on the calendar of the International Life Saving Federation (ILS). It is a bi-annual opportunity to bring together the world’s foremost experts, research, systems and information on drowning prevention, rescue, lifesaving and water safety.
ILS Asia-Pacific is conducting a lifesaving sport workshop comprising a number of theory and practical sessions delivered by relevant experts in their fields and supported by emerging coaches targeted at beach/ocean lifesaving coaches. This project will be under the guidance and support of ILS Asia Pacific and its key developed Member Organisations.
During the recent meetings of the ILS Board and General Assembly in Eindhoven last month, eight new member federations were accepted into the ILS family as new members in various categories.
On 29 September, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published the 2017 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; along with, the 2017 Summary of Major Modifications and Explanatory Notes.
The last few weeks Eindhoven and Noordwijk were the place to be, during the World Championships Lifesaving 2016. Around 3700 Lifeguards competed in several categories for the medals. The organisation looks back on a great event!
The ILS Board of Directors 2016-2020:
The 2019 ILS World Conference on Drowning will take place in Durban, South Africa, 8 to 10 October, preceded by the ILS Commission and Board of Directors meetings that will start on 4 October.