3 different medical conferences coming up! All different, all pretty special…
HumaNature* What can medicine learn from nature
Natural History Museum 11/12 November
*collaboration between WEM, NHM & SEB
Expedition in extreme and wilderness environments is growing rapidly in interest and has yielded the field of extreme and adventure medicine. However, for every environment in which humans are challenged to provide critical care and support for successful expeditions, animal species have come before and not only survive there, but in many cases thrive there. Climbing Mount Everest is a huge challenge for humans without oxygen, yet bar-headed geese can fly with ease at altitude. Turtles can survive without oxygen for months at a time, but for humans a few minutes without oxygen underwater can result in death. Most humans do not live beyond 100 years old, yet Greenland sharks live to be over 300 years old. The more we learn about the intriguing life on this planet the more we are discovering about how species can out compete us and live effortlessly under extreme conditions.
WEM17 World largest gathering of extreme medics, astronauts, explorers and war medics
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh 25/27 November
Now in its sixth year, the World Extreme Medicine Conference is a platform for inspiring medical minds to meet, share experiences and promote cross-disciplinary working. We are dedicated to sharing and spreading best practice for the world’s medical professionals who are willing to risk themselves to help others. The conference stimulates new thinking, extends professional relationships and shares new and more effective approaches to medical practice in challenging environments.
The World Extreme Medicine Conference is organised as ‘Not for Profit’
The Extreme Medicine Conference focuses on a number of interrelated medical fields: Pre-Hospital, Disaster & Humanitarian, Expedition, Endurance and Extreme Sport, Space and Extreme Medicine. We work with a range of multi-disciplinary partners and together, we offer a programme of fascinating talks from world-renowned experts in their field – from Arctic explorers to vascular surgeons, remote medics to NASA & ESA personnel. We host practical sessions on field-proven techniques and ‘hacks’ to inspire and enhance your skills, helping you to become a more effective and highly valued practitioner of remote medicine.
Each distinct day shares hands on experience, new research and best practice whilst the amazing worldwide gathering of eclectic medical minds gives you access to one of the worlds most energetic medical networks.
WEMski Challenging the medical mind
Livigno, Italian Alps, 20th – 27th January
Join inspiring medics such as Dr Mike Stroud, Prof Chris Imray, and ESA’s Dr Beth Healey, mountaineer Cathy O’Dowd, the first woman to climb Everest from both sides, Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox of SAS; Who Dares Wins, Eddie the Eagle who needs no introduction, Dave Pearce Everest summiteer and Aldo Kane Safety Directors for Bear Grylls and Steve Backshall, Antarctic medic Ben Cooper, WEM founder Mark Hannaford, hostage & ransom negotiator Martin Brennan and clinical psychologist Dr Nathan Smith.
WEMski is a gathering of people less ordinary for a week of inspiration, networking and learning with 110 kilometres of awesome ski runs right on the doorstep!!’
Secure a discount. Book the Extreme Medicine Conference WEM17, 25-27 November Edinburgh, and WEMski by the end of October to receive a discount of 10% on your WemSKI booking. To take advantage of this combined deal contact WEM with your ‘WEM17 booking receipt’ to receive the discount code.