Upcoming Courses & Remote Medicine Jobs: Details on next Plas y Brenin Expedition Medicine course, last minute space on Mountain Medicine in Nepal, jobs, and new speakers for Extreme Medicine Conference
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, Plas y Brenin, Wales, 23.75 CME
Our last course in Keswick achieved great feedback 97% rated it excellent, 2% very good and 1% good and we are hoping to do the same on our next course at the National Mountain Centre at Plas y Brenin Wales.
Headed up by Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Medical Director Dr Amy Hughes, who has recently returned from a six month sojourn with MSF to Northern Sri Lanka and supported by the same eclectic team of expedition medic misfits the course will also feature guest speaker Dr Saleyha Ahsan.
Dr Ahsan works as a Staff Grade in A&E in London and is in the edit stage of her latest documentary about frontline medicine in Libya. She has just returned after six months out there where she both volunteered as a medic and filmed Libyan volunteer doctors working during the battle for Bani Walid.
I know we have hammered on about this a lot (maybe too much!!) but we really do have an amazing line up of speakers for the upcoming Extreme Medicine Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine – check out the line up for yourself here…
The prestigious EM awards to be presented by Channel 4’s news lead Jon Snow aim to recognise the achievements of both individuals and organisation’s working in the Remote Medicine arena – cast your vote here….
Operation Wallacea works through a worldwide network of 150+ academics to undertake biodiversity monitoring and conservation research expeditions, currently in 10 countries across the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world.
Many of our projects are in developing countries where medical facilities are poor, and we are generally based in remote areas, so we rely on the help of volunteer medics to join our teams and provide medical support for the staff and students on site.
Being a medic generally involves giving health and safety briefings to incoming participants, providing a daily clinic session, and being available for emergencies at other times.