MSF in action in the Congo, Early Bird tickets sales for Harvard Extreme Medicine and more…
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Surgeon David Lauter reports from the DRC
It’s late in the evening and I’m on call overnight again. After a busy day in the operating room (OR) there hasn’t been much activity since 9pm. I ate a late dinner (late for me that is; the French and the Congolese here both like to take dinner at 8pm) with R, one of the Congolese nurse anesthetists here. She has worked for MSF for several years, spending a month at a time in Rutshuru between time at home in Goma with her husband and two daughters…
Expedition Medicine course at the National Mountain Centre, Wales
20 May 2013 to 23 May 2013
Join the eclectic and diverse EWM team at the next iconic course on the slopes of Snowdon. Great fun, great learning and superb networking…
16.3% as ‘very good’, 82% rated the course as ‘excellent’, and 1.7% as ‘good’
‘Course staff were fantastic, well organised, enthusiastic, informative and delivered the lectures with technical ability. Best course I’ve been on.’
RACGP features Dr John Apps, Course Director Polar Medicine, New Zealand.
Dr John Apps’ career in wilderness medicine has taken him on some extraordinary adventures. He now passes on his skills to other doctors.
There aren’t many people in the world who can run a marathon, let alone one at nearly 5000 metres elevation through the Himalayas. Rarer yet is a doctor who can keep up with the runners and tend to them in harsh conditions if anything goes wrong. John Apps is such a doctor. Overseeing the medical services for the Everest Marathon is all in a day’s work for the British-born adventure doctor and part-time GP. Read the full article here…
To find out more details about Polar Medicine NZ 21-26 July 2013 please follow this link …. Polar Medicine CME
With the tragedy of the Boston Bombings fresh in our minds it seems a lit bit odd to mentioning that early bird tickets sales end of this month but the importance of pre hospital care and disaster management is clear.