Joining us to lead initially our 2013 Antarctic Wilderness Medicine Conference in association with National Geographic Expeditions and also presenting at our flagship Extreme Conference at Harvard Medical School Paul brings a wealth of knowledge to the team.
Paul Auerbach MD, MS, FACEP, FAWM is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He is the world’s leading authority on wilderness medicine and is one of the world’s leading authorities on emergency medicine. A graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine, as well as the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Dr. Auerbach is editor of the definitive medical textbook Wilderness Medicine, and author of the books Medicine for the Outdoors (named one of the 10 outstanding healthcare titles for 2009 by the Wall Street Journal), Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine, Diving the Rainbow Reefs, and Management Lessons from the E.R. He is a founder and past President of the Wilderness Medical Society, and editor emeritus of the peer-reviewed medical journal Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Auerbach serves as Chief Medical Officer for Healthline Networks, national medical consultant on hazardous marine animals to the Divers Alert Network (DAN), member of the National Medical Committee for the National Ski Patrol System, and elected member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Search Amazon here for Paul’s books…
Among the many awards that he has received are the Outstanding Contribution in Education Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), DAN America Award, NOGI Award from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences, and DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year. He has been named a “Hero of Emergency Medicine” by ACEP and was recognized by the 98th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) for his activities with the Stanford emergency medical team during the Haiti earthquake disaster response. His international medical activities have included volunteer physician at the Hospitalito Atitlan in Santiago, Guatemala, and instructor and examiner for the newly-created Nepal Ambulance Service. He is an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Stanford University Hospital, where he is Director of Special Projects, teaches emergency medicine, and is involved in a number of research projects, including frostbite, avalanche survival, jellyfish stings, diagnosis of traumatic brain injury, and clinical decision support. He is working to assist in the design and construction of a rural health clinic in Nepal, and is enormously grateful for opportunities to be with his family, friends, and colleagues, who understand the importance of “giving back” and trying to make the world a better place.
Doctor needed for last minute Everest Base Camp vacancy
The role is to provide medical care for our participants and staff, as well as assisting with other aspects of the expedition. Wilderness Medicine Training and previous high altitude experience is preferable but not essential. The dates are below and indicate the departure and return date to and from London Heathrow.
Further detailed event information will be supplied once your place is confirmed.
Everest Base Camp… 18th October – 4th November 2012
If you are available to join the Action Challenge team please send your CV to [email protected] or call us on 0207 609 6695.
EuWHO: WHO Simulation Youth Initiative” from October 26-28th 2012 at the Royal Society of Medicine
EuWHO is a simulation of a WHO World Health Assembly, discussing health issues from the point of view of designated UN member states or NGOs in regional and plenary sessions. We are expecting 250 delegates from across Europe, in keeping with our attendance at EuWHO 2010.
This event is a rare and exciting opportunity for students and junior professionals to develop public speaking skills, discuss key issues in global health and contribute to a written declaration that will be submitted to the WHO in Geneva.
Download a PDF for this conference EuWHO 2012 Poster
For the last two months, I have been working as a Remote Site Medic in Southeast Turkey. On 15/09, one of our Helo’s received heavy automatic fire in an attempt by rebels to shoot it down on a remote LZ. This resulted in a downed helo and Mass Casualty Incident in which I medevaced out 4 patients, one Critical via both Air and Ground. Although the MCI ran exceptionally well as we had been training for exactly such an event, we were evacuated from the site. 2 days later, 45 min before my convoy to depart with the last group, a soldier took a round thru the chest from a sniper. A significant sucking chest wound/ Hemo vs Hemopneumo, our Helos had already evacuated which resulted in a 1.5 hour ground medevac out of the mountains while providing ALS in the back.
I attended your Expedition Med course in Keswick in March, and wanted to extend my appreciation for the training and lectures provided, as I found them quite relevant during this difficult week. Our team of mountaineers and I are now safely back in London, and upon last report both of my critical patients are alive after repeated surgical interventions.
Michael Jorgensen, PA-C, RN
As a major new international ‘World Extreme Medicine’ conference and EXPO series the inaugural European event was held at the Royal Society of Medicine, central London over 15-18 April 2012. Following its success we are delighted to launch the first North American event in October 2013. We are privileged to be holding this in association with Harvard Medical School and the Harvard-Affiliated Fellowship in Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management.
The conference will deliver 4 days of knowledge, insight and innovation in the field of remote medicine including: pre-hospital medicine, expedition medicine, disaster medicine and other ‘extreme’ medicine fields. Delivering these messages will be speakers who are the global leaders in remote extreme medicine, ideally placed to provide expert knowledge transfer to you, our delegates.