New jobs, course news and working with South Georgia

Extreme Medicine


Plas y Brenin
National Mountain Centre

With plans in full swing, we’re super excited about our upcoming course in Wales.

We’ll bring together specialists from Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions, experts in altitude, HEMS staff, Humanitarians, you name it we’ve got it!

Having recently returned from the summit of Chimborazo, the shores of Lesbos, diving in the Southern Ocean or completing the world’s toughest Arctic Ski race, our faculty are full of tales to inspire and knowledge to educate.

You’ll struggle to find a line up quite like this one!

To join the fun, you simply need to register via our website or email us for more details.

Extreme Medicine Edinburgh

World Extreme Medicine Conference

Some ticket types are already sold out for the World Extreme Medicine Conference… Don’t miss out on the extreme medicine gathering of the year!!

Hosted in the magnificent city of Edinburgh this years gathering is already beginning to gather pace and energy!

‘By far and away the best medical conference I have ever attended!’

Grab your ticket now!

Pre-hospital Care

The rapidly evolving and hugely varied world of pre-hospital care can present endless challenges to medics. Provision of high quality care in this environment significantly improves patient outcomes when faced with some of medicine’s most dynamic challenges.

Our Pre-hospital Trauma Care Workshops use cutting edge techniques and equipment in purpose built facilities, allowing for an immersive training experience. We’ll explore Crew Resource Management giving you transferable skills enabling you to get the best out of any team in any situation.

WEM working with South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands

World Extreme Medicine (WEM) is delighted to announce that we have been selected to work with and assist the Government of South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands (GSGSSI) to take forward a review of the provision of medical support for visits to this UK Overseas Territory.

WEM will produce a clinical review and develop guidelines for minimum medical standards helping to ensure the safe operation of tourism and expedition vessels operating in sub Antarctic waters.

Medic needed for Kili’

Our friends at the Meningitis Research Foundation are planning a trek up Kilimanjaro and need a medic with altitude experience.

The planned trek is a little out of the ordinary as the team will be taking one of their supporters, who is a double amputee, up in a wheelchair.

The trip will take place during 13th – 24th May 2016, so if you’re looking to help make someone’s dreams come true, this could be just the thing for you.  For more information contact Ian at

Check out our Kilimanjaro Expedition & Safari to boost your altitude medicine and expedition skills.

Polar Medicine in New Zealand

Polar Medicine
New Zealand

A hands on course, featuring six days of Mountain & Polar Expedition Medicinewith a amazingly accomplished staff team situated in some of the south islands most stunning surroundings.

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