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The ‘David Weil Extreme Medicine Award’ (DWEMA) and is by invitation only and we are very pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 awards.
The sponsorship scheme was set up to enable worthy medical candidates a chance to attend the conference. The winners learnings would then be applied to medicine in extreme, front line, disaster and relief environments, helping turn advance medical care in the situations where typically treatment would be lacking. The award also serves to promote new qualified individuals who show great promise in the area of disaster, humanitarian and remote medicine.
Dr Sanjaya Karki
Born in the beautiful landscape of Nepal where he completed his early schooling. Dr Karki later graduated from Dow Medical College, Pakistan in 2003. Since then he has been actively participating in Nepal and elsewhere for the promotion of Emergency and Extreme medicine.
After finishing medical school he was involved in the department of Emergency in Kathmandu Medical College and teaching hospital, Nepal as a medical officer. In 2008 Karki completed the European official double masters in Health and Welfare from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and EHESS – Paris, France. Soon after he was involved with Ministry of Health in association of THE GLOBAL FUND and worked as monitoring and evaluation officer in different districts if Nepal, ministering the Malaria program.
With a great passion in humanitarian activities he later joined Medecins Sans Frontieres – Holland and was deployed in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Being highly committed to emergency medicine completed 3 years of residency in Emergency medicine in Norman Bethune College of medicine, China. After this he joined Grande International Hospital, Nepal in charge of the Emergency Department. He he advocated in the formation of the Emergency medical service and helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) .
He has been advocating the dire need of well equipped ambulances in underdeveloped countries like Nepal and elsewhere, where it is critical to saving lives.
Currently Dr Karki is working in the position of Scientific research fellow in the University clinic –Leipzig, Germany. He has been working to figure out if there could be any measures to detect lung cancer in the early stage even in the Emergency department. In addition to this he has been working at finding out the role of Phospholipid transfer protein in relation of COPD.
Dr Karki is writing a book about the protocol of emergency medicine.
In April 2011 Therese was honoured to be chosen as the last UK medical student to experience a medical elective with NASA’s aerospace medical team in Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. It was a very special time to intern with the team as we were in preparation for STS-134 Endeavour- the second last ever space shuttle launch from the KSC.
During my time with NASA I trained with the Department of Defence, preparing for emergency contingency plans for launch day; explored the Space Life Science Lab and presented my research project entitled “Would I survive in space? Infectious disease and the US Space Program”. The project explored the medical obstacles that we need to overcome, to ensure safe long-haul space missions to optimise crew health. This internship sparked my fascination with aerospace medicine and how we can use microgravity as an innovative medical research platform.
Since July 2012 I have worked as a scientific advisor with The Exomedicine Institute, a unique space and technology organisation pioneering in microgravity research; of which Nobel prize winning physician Baruch Blumberg was a founding member. I have prepared a research proposal which outlines microgravity designed experiments in cystic fibrosis and gene therapy, diabetes and infectious disease. With the highly motivated, inspiring and talented Exomedicine team, there are exciting initiatives being prepared for microgravity research being launched and experimented on the International Space Station over the next three years.
London’s Air Ambulance & Extreme Medicine to host two-day Pre-Hospital Care Workshop
For 25 years London’s Air Ambulance has been at the forefront of pre-hospital emergency medicine, gaining a reputation for clinical excellence and pioneering procedures which have been adopted across the world.
Next month, ahead of the World Extreme Medicine Expo, on the 6th and 7th of November, London’s Air Ambulance is hosting a two-day Pre-Hospital Care Workshop as a precursor to the Extreme Medicine Conference 2014 to give delegates and medical practitioners an insight into the work of the charity and to share some of its advanced practices.
The charity has achieved survival figures for traumatic cardiac arrest and pre-hospital thoracotomy, and success rates for adult and paediatric intubation, which are among the highest in the world.
The workshop will give practitioners the opportunity to get involved with medical demonstrations and scenario based exercises while also providing access to the senior consultants and paramedics responsible for London’s Air Ambulance governance, major incident planning, research and innovation.
Speaking about the event, consultant and education lead, Dr Gareth Grier said: “London’s Air Ambulance has treated over 31,000 patients, which we recognise is a huge amount of experience and learning developed over 25 years. By passing on this knowledge we can help to drive excellence in pre-hospital care standards”.
“Many of the techniques we have pioneered have become widespread as a result of being heard and talked about at events such as this one. During the workshop we will be showcasing some of our more recent innovations, REBOA being one of them, discussing the future of pre-hospital care, challenging conventional wisdom and hopefully, inspiring the next generation of trauma specialists”.
Earlier this year London’s Air Ambulance became the first service to perform roadside balloon surgery to control severe internal bleeding on a patient who had fallen from height. Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) is just one of the practical demonstrations delegates can participate in amid a programme that will look at biological terrorism, crew resource management at complex pre-hospital scenes and the role of a UK pre-hospital doctor in the international response to humanitarian disasters.
Introduction and overview of London’s Air Ambulance and Pre-hospital Care in the UK
The role of a UK pre-hospital doctor in the international response to humanitarian disasters
Crew Resource Management at complex pre-hospital scenes
The medical response to major incidents in London
Pre-hospital advanced airway
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA)
Pre-hospital blood transfusion in civilian trauma
Damage control anaesthesia – lessons from Afghanistan and London
Opportunities for medical students in pre-hospital care
Paramedic scene leadership during advanced pre-hospital interventions
Defying medical dogma – case studies from the pre-hospital phase
The future in pre-hospital care Nanorobots and suspended animation
Various scenario based training exercises
We are very pleased to announce that our conferences have been accredited by ACRRM.
About the ACRRM. The Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) is one of two colleges accredited by the Australian Medical Council for setting professional medical standards for training, assessment, certification and continuing professional development in the specialty of general practice. It also plays an important role in supporting junior doctors and medical students considering a career in rural general practice.
The College is committed to delivering sustainable, high-quality health services to rural and remote communities by providing quality education programs, innovative support, and strong representation for doctors who serve those communities.
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The genetic secrets of a species of frog that hibernates for months could hold the key to safer space voyages, say scientists.
Researchers from the University of Queensland, headed up by Extreme Medicine speaker Professor Craig Franklin, say that ability of the burrowing frog species Cyclorana alboguttata (pictured) to maintain muscle mass while dormant could help overcome the problem of astronaut’s own muscles deteriorating during long trips in zero gravity.
Although floating weightless in space is something many would-be astronauts dream of, this unique environment takes its toll – leaving muscles drastically under-used and causing a number of health problems from tendonitis to fat accumulation.
With a manned mission to Mars taking anywhere between 39 and 289 days depending on how close the planet is, astronauts would certainly benefit from anything that ensured they were in top physical condition upon arrival on the planet’s surface.
Scientists studying the frog say that that one of its genes known as ‘survivin’ could help. When faced with droughts in their native Australia, the frog survives by burrowing underground and covering itself with a cocoon of shed skin.
This keeps them relatively insulated from harm – but the survivin gene is necessary to protect them from their own bodies. Cells have many different ‘suicide mechanisms’ but one in particular kicks in to remove matter that is apparently damaged – something it judges by long periods of inactivity. Survivin stops this from happening.
“If we can understand the cell signalling pathways that confer resistance to muscle wasting, then these could be useful candidates to study in mammalian muscle atrophy,” said PhD student Beau Reilly in a press release.
“These could help to develop therapies to treat bedridden human patients or even astronauts, who frequently lose muscle tone when exposed to reduced-gravity conditions.”
This sort of research could be even more important for journeys into space further afield than Mars. If scientists can’t develop faster propulsion technology in the future then even travelling to nearby stars could take tens of thousands of years.
“I am fascinated in animals that survive in extreme conditions” said Miss Reilly. “I think humans and modern medicine could learn a great deal from organisms such as burrowing frogs”.
Meet Professor Franklin and a whole galaxy of other thought provoking speakers including NASA doc Micheal Barrett at the next Extreme Medicine Conference in London
We are privileged and humbled by all the support that this years Extreme Medicine Conference is receiving. We are so honoured that the London HEMS Team is joining us to offer a two pre conference Pre-Hospital Care Courses – talk about learning from the best!!
About London’s Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in London. The service provides pre-hospital medical care at the scene of the incident and serves the 10 million people who live, work and commute within the M25.
Based at The Royal London Hospital and founded in 1989, the service operates 24/7, with the helicopter running in daylight hours and rapid response cars taking over at night and in adverse weather conditions.
The team, which at all times includes an advanced trauma doctor and paramedic, perform advanced medical interventions, normally only found in the hospital Emergency Department, in time critical, life threatening situations. Missions commonly involve serious road traffic collisions, falls from height, industrial accidents, assaults and injuries on the rail network.
London’s Air Ambulance has an international reputation for clinical excellence and delivers pioneering procedures that have been adopted across the world.
The Institute for Pre-Hospital Care. For twenty-five years, London’s Air Ambulance has been a leader in the development and practice of pre-hospital care. Through its research, innovation and education activities, as well as the professional affiliations and publications of its clinical leadership, it has influenced clinical guidelines, governance standards and the practice of numerous air ambulances, in the U.K. and abroad.
The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance (www.IoPHC.co.uk) was founded in 2013 to build on and expand this influence. Its mission is to drive excellence in pre-hospital care standards and practice through research, innovation and education; and by fostering collaboration across medical disciplines and institutions dedicated to improving outcomes for people afflicted by critical injury and illness.
In 2014, The Institute created, and will deliver, the UK’s first undergraduate degree in pre-hospital medicine, in partnership with Queen Mary University of London.
Join us at Extreme Medicine 2014 #extremeexpo #LDNairamb
Extreme Medicine Conference 8-11 November 2014, Royal Society of Medicine, London
Sir Ranulph Fiennes is delighted to endorse the Extreme Medicine Conference Series. The subject matter, close to his heart, brings together the disparate but complimentary, and often overlapping fields, of Extreme & Expedition, Humanitarian & Disaster and Pre Hospital Care medicine.
It is medicine that saves the lives of not only the most remote explorer but also populations devastated by natural disasters, covering the most in need in the most vulnerable of places.
The conference serves to bring global leaders in these areas to share knowledge, network and introduce new equipment and techniques as well as presenting cutting edge research. It is this excellence in extremes which Sir Ranulph is proud to be associated with.
Photo (C) Martin Hartley http://
The awards will be presented at the World Extreme Conference on October 28th 2013 at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center.
It gives us great please to announce the winners of the EWM Awards for Excellence in Remote Medicine; the winners are…. (drumroll please)….
Company or Organisation of the Year
This award is presented to the company or organisation that has made an exceptional impact on extreme medicine: one that has strived to excel and has set new standards in their fields of expertise, whether it is in research, product or leadership.
2013 Winner – The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston for their utter professionalism in reaction to the tragedy of the Boston Bombing
‘When bombs went off at the Boston Marathon on April 15, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) CIO John Halamka found himself dealing with the kind of the emergency few drills could ever prepare you for. As bombing victims were brought into his downtown hospital and the city went into lockdown, Halamka and his team began to parse a nightmare situation…. Then it got worse. Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was bought to Beth Israel… and Halamka, a prominent figure in the bioinformatics world, had to deal with a very unique challenge’
Person of the Year
This years Person of the Years awards will be announced at the prize giving ceremony at Harvard Medical School on the evening of the 30th of October
Product of the Year. A new catagory for 2013. A single product which exemplory in its design and usage.
This years winner is the new generation QuikClot Gauze
‘Every major conflict throughout history produces a medical miracle. This conflict’s miracle is QuikClot’. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN
(embedded with the U.S. Marines 2003) Z-Medica website.
‘For the first time in history, we’ve put the ability to quickly stop bleeding from superficial wounds, minor cuts and abrasions into the hands of anyone who can tear open a package and follow a few simple directions. In addition to products for emergency response, we continue to innovate and deliver life saving products – for the soldier, fireman, first responder, law enforcement officer and surgeon. When blood loss is the concern, QuikClot® is the answer’.Z-Medica website.
The EWM awards are geared to keep all of us in the industry motivated and are dedicated to everyone involved in extreme medicine, no matter how great or small their involvement.
The awards recognise the achievements of some of the most inspiring personalities and companies that are associated in one form or another in the growth of the Remote Medicine industry.
Jon Snow, Channel 4 News presenter and award winning journalist presents the Remote Medicine Awards at the World Extreme Medicine Conference
We were delighted to invite Jon Snow to announce the winners of the our Remote Medicine Awards on 17th April. The intention of the Remote Medicine Awards awards is to keep everyone in the industry motivated, and they are dedicated to everyone involved in extreme medicine no matter how great or small their involvement, they recognize the achievements of some of the most inspiring personalities and companies that are associated, in one form or another, in the growth of the Remote Medicine industry.
Remote Medicine Person of the Year 2012 was awarded to Denise Prior of Porter’s Progress UK
Denise is a founder member of Porters’ Progress and House Manager at the Royal Geographical Society. Since 2001 Denise has developed a an interest in climbing and mountains which led to her joining the Medex Expedition in 2003 where she was deeply impressed by the courage, endurance, dignity and hospitality of the mountain porters. Denise was also responsible for ensuring their welfare throughout the trek and became aware of the precarious and inherently dangerous nature of their lives
Remote Medicine Company of the Year 2012 was awarded to Porter’s Progress UK
It was awarded for their work facilitating the safe treatment, education and empowerment of mountain porters and their communities through appropriate programmes, with priority given to creating change within the trekking industry.
“The awards are a great honour, they have not only raised the profile of Porter’s Progress but the publicity has bought us new assets” Denise Prior – Porter’s Progress UK.
On Sunday 15th April, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) opened its prestigious doors to Expedition & Wilderness Medicine’s inaugural World Extreme Medicine Conference 2012. With nearly 200 qualified doctors, nurses and paramedics attending over four days the wealth of knowledge and experience was exceptional.
For the medical students (making up a 1/5th of all delegates) attending the conference it was an ideal opportunity to learn from world class speakers, network with delegates ranging from Foundation Year 1 doctors looking for their first expedition opportunity to seasoned Consultants with 25 years of expedition experience, and of course, to take part in the student poster presentation.
Of course for any conference to run smoothly you need good student helpers! After having over 50 offers from medical students willing to volunteer their time to help at the World Extreme Medicine conference, we decided that a random ballot would be the fairest way to find the 5 helpers we needed. So, joining the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine team for the 4 days were Samira Green (Barts and the London, RSM student president-elect who had been pre-selected to lead the student conference team), Charlotte Loumann-Krogh (Denmark University), Charl Jackson (UCL), Tom Geliot (Leicester University), and Dave Bentley (Brighten and Middlesex University). The student team were instrumental in the day to day smooth running of the conference and we really enjoyed having them join us for the 4 days! I think the cocktail evening with the speakers was the highlight for them!
The student poster presentation section of the International World Extreme Medicine Conference was designed as a way for students to get involved with the conference (especially if attendance was cost prohibitive). Having had the poster session set up behind the stunning glass Atrium of the RSM we welcomed a total of 21 students (or student teams) from Universities around the country – and abroad. They all presented outstanding poster presentations. Poster topics ranged from acute mountain sickness on Mount Kilimanjaro, to traumatic leg injury following a plane crash. There could only be one winning poster-entry however. Dr Amy Hughes, Dr Sean Hudson and Dr Roger Alcock (with a wealth of pre-hospital, emergency and expedition medicine between them) spoke with the poster presenters individually before announcing their decision at the start of the afternoon lecture session on Sunday 15th. It was clear that the decision was not easy – as they took a very long time deliberating!
Ultimately however, Magdalena Tarchala and Margaret Pietrowski’s poster entry entitled “Acute Appendicitis in Remote Antarctic Environment” was agreed unanimously by the judges as the winner based on its novel and original research. The abstract to the poster reads:
“Acute appendicitis is a medical emergency. Traditional first line treatment is appendectomy; inoperable situations require alternative treatment. A 30 year-old male researcher at an Antarctic camp experienced lower right quadrant pain. Appendicitis was suspected. Weather conditions made transport impossible. Conservative antibiotic therapy was initiated.Patient developed localized peritonitis and rebound tenderness. Surgery was necessary. In uncomplicated cases, conservative antibiotic treatment is used.Appendicitis incidence rate in Polar Regions are high due to stress and cold climate resulting in immunosuppression.In these environments, first line medical treatment advocates conservative therapy, and postpones surgery until deemed a life saving measure.”
Magdalena and Margaret, both students at the International Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland (and both co-founders of Medical Students Without Borders) were awarded £150 gift voucher to Montane® to share, and an Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Handbook, t-shirt and winners certificate each. All participants of the student poster presentation also received an Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Handbook and certificate of participation at the conference.
The feedback from the delegates attending the conference was one of being very impressed with the standard of student poster presentations, professionalism and enthusiasm. Even during the coffee and lunch breaks the students were kept busy with probing questions from delegates! This is no bad thing – after all, like all delegates attending the conference, we hoped that the students, either just participating in the poster presentation or attending the lecture series, had the opportunity to be inspired and to network. You never know when ‘that expedition opportunity’ may just land in your lap.
Expedition, pre-hospital and humanitarian medicine is a surprisingly small world and to have so many inspirational and learned people under one roof could not fail to inspire those near the end of their medicine careers or, perhaps more importantly those medical students just starting out…
There are clear ways to make the student involvement at the next International World Extreme Medicine Conference bigger and better and I am already working on these – so watch this space! Furthermore, what was encouraging to hear from the students attending was that there are opportunities to get university funding to attend conferences like this – and indeed many students were there by those means. It is by no means a perfect system and not universal to all universities but do explore these options.
Finally, I would like to end by saying a huge resounding thank you to all the medical students that came to the World Extreme Medicine Conference – from those just dipping their toe into the expedition medicine world for the first time, to the huge and impressive party of 10 international students from Poland, to the seasoned students with more experience than the doctors! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting you all, hearing your thoughts and suggestions, and for me – knowing there are people out there with similar dreams and aspirations to my own.
I very much look forward to meeting you all again whether that be at the next conference, course hospital, or in the field….
With best wishes,
Dr Nick Knight
Dr Sean Hudson joint Conference Medical Director and co founder of Expedition & Wilderness Medicine invites you to the first ever Extreme Medicine Conference
My intention has always been to bring together the 3 specialties involved in the care of patients in a remote environment to create an atmosphere in which we can all learn from each other and inspire young medics to become involved in what I see as a fantastically stimulating and exciting specialty. I think the biography page on the conference website speaks for itself and looks a fabulous prospect of cutting edge medicine from many of the leading individuals in their field of remote medicine.
In the current atmosphere in medicine we all have to demonstrate our endeavours to develop our academic, clinical and practical skills. We have been fortunate that the conference has been awarded 31.75 CME by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). If you can demonstrate that a particular lecture has altered your medical practice you can double your CME. We have also been awarded 32.25 FAWM points for those who are pursuing the Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. For more information on this postgraduate fellowship awarded by the Wilderness Medical Society please visit their website here.
I’m looking forward to the conference and hope to see many of you there
Dr Sean Hudson
“Taking Medical Students to Extremes”
The EWMi programe
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine (EWM) is proud to offer two internship programmes to UK university medical students:
(i) A short-term Experience internship lasting the length of one EWM UK Course
(ii) A long-term Career internship lasting the two years of medical school
The EWM internship (EWMi) will promote stronger relationships and awareness with the future leaders of remote and pre-hospital medicine and give an educational platform to boost future careers in EWM.
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine are proud to announce a new programme to offer university medical students the opportunity to learn more about and be part of the UK Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Courses that are run three times a year.
For each course, we will invite one medical student to ‘intern’ with us as a member of the faculty. As an intern for the course they will:
- attend one UK course as a faculty-assistant
- have the opportunity to attend all the lecture talks
- if not assisting faculty in a practical session, be able to observe other practical sessions
- be part of the faculty team in the final Search & Rescue exercise
- meet the lecturers and faculty behind the scenes and be one of the team
- assist in the logistical running of course
The opportunity for this fantastic experience will initially be run for the 4 courses below:
- Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, Keswick, Cumbria (12 September 2011 to 15 September 2011)
- Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, Keswick, Cumbria (05 March 2012 to 08 March 2012)
- Extreme Medicine Conference and EXPO, Royal Society of Medicine, London (15 April to 18 April 2012)
- Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, Plas y Brenin, Wales (21 May 2012 to 24 May 2012)
3.2 How to enter for the EWM experience internship:
- Write 250 words describing what makes you want to be an extreme medicine doctor? This may include the fields: expedition & wilderness, pre-hospital, and disaster and relief.
- Submit one expedition related photograph to support your 250 words
- Tip: Stand out!
- Email your entries to Dr Nick Knight at [email protected]
- Entries to Nick must be sent as a Microsoft Word document attachment and include Name, Age, University, Year of Study, Email
contact, Telephone contact
- Be sure to state which of the three UK courses you are applying for
3.3 The winner must:
- Become a member on the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine website (launches in October 2011) and join the Facebook Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Page
- Be available for the full 4 days of the course or conference
- Cover travel and accommodation in the faculty youth hostel or accommodation in London for the Extreme Medicine Conference
- Write a 750 word blog with a picture for the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine website describing their experiences on the course, what they learned and how this will help them in their future medical career
- Attempt to submit a small feedback article to a journal or magazine of their choosing (this could be an adaptation of the blog entry for example) e.g. Student BMJ.
3.4 Entry Deadlines:
- Entries for the September course 2011 competition closes on Thursday 1st September 2011 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday 5th Sept 2011)
- Entries for the March course 2012 competition closes on Monday January 2nd 2012 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday 9th January 2012)
- Entries for the April Conference 2012 competition closes on Thursday 2nd February 2012 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday 20th February 2012)
- Entries for the May course 2012 competition closes on Monday March 5th 2012 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday March 12th 2012)
- Entries for September course 2012 competition closes on Monday July 2nd 2012 (Winner announced on Facebook, EWM website and by email on Monday 16th July 2012)
4.1 The internship position involves:
- Developing links with university wilderness medical societies and beyond
- Supporting EWM developments online
- Write articles for EWM
- Support on site at the UK courses
- Assist in organising the World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPO
- Communicate with leading remote medical professionals on behalf of EWM
4.2 How to enter for this EWM career internship:
- Stage 1 (September 2012): submit application with answers to Dr Nick Knight at [email protected] (Entries to Nick must be sent as a Microsoft Word document attachment and include Name, Age, University, Year of Study, Email, Telephone contact)
- Describe yourself in 10 words
- What qualities do you have that will make you a good remote medic? (250 words max)
- What is your expedition or remote medicine experience? (250 words max)
- What unique qualities will you bring to the company? (250 words max)
- Describe any business experience you may have? (250 words max)
- What qualities make you a ‘people person’ (250 words max)
- Stage 2 (January 2013): Top 10 have a telephone interview with Nick Knight
- Stage 3 (July 2013): Top 5 have a board interview with EWM faculty
- Stage 4 (August 2013): Career intern announced and starts September 2013
(Note that there will be a 2 month probation period at the start of the EWM career internship)
4.3 Rewards from being a EWM career intern:
- Insight into the leading company in Expedition & Wilderness Medicine
- Networking and access to leading remote medical professionals
- Opportunities to promote career
- Put on your CV as the EWMi intern
- Develop expedition medicine skills and more
- Develop business acumen and communication with medical professionals
- Insight into the leading company focused on providing expedition and wilderness medicine training to medical professionals
With kind regards
Nick Knight (University Liaison for Expedition & Wilderness Medicine)
The International World Extreme Medicine Conference and EXPO 2012 is calling for abstracts from university wilderness medical societies (or equivalent) or university medical students with any interest in extreme medicine.
The abstract should be no longer than 350 words long and outline a real or fictional medical emergency in a remote or pre-hospital environment. These may want to include:
- Event description
- Immediate diagnosis and management
- Casualty evacuation
- Follow-up management
- Key issues or complications
Some scenarios to get you thinking!
- Heat stroke in desert
- Compound lower limb fracture in the jungle
- RTA en route to mountain range
- Decompression illness following a dive
- Suspected high altitude pulmonary oedema
- Snake bite in desert or jungle
- Humanitarian health issues
Submission and Results:
To submit your entry for the “Taking Medicine to The Extremes” Poster Presentation please email Dr Nick Knight at: [email protected] with the following:
- Abstract title
- 350 word (max) abstract (in Microsoft Word, Font size 11, Arial, Justified)
- Your name and/or Wilderness Medical Society (if a group effort)
- University currently studying at
- Contact email
- Contact telephone
Deadline for submission is Friday January 6th 2012
From the entries, Expedition & Wilderness Medicine will select the top 10-15 and invite these to present their posters at the World Extreme Medicine Conference and EXPO 2012 at 1 Wimpole Street home of the Royal Society of Medicine. Presentation will be in the Events Dining Room.
An award will be given to the best poster presentation as voted by one of the guest speakers – and will look great on your CV!
I look forward to receiving your submissions.
Dr Nick Knight
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine
International Extreme Medicine EXPO- Expedition & Wilderness | Tactical | Disaster Medicine
‘Taking Medicine To The Extremes’
A major new International ‘World Extreme Medicine conference and EXPO’ series with the first inaugural event in London April 2012 followed by Salt Lake City in September 2012 with the very best speakers from around the world, leading figures from the world of expedition and wilderness travel, displays from focused industry leaders and also awards. All CME accredited on a modular basis to allow you select just a day or to attend the entire medical expo.
Over the last ten years the care of casualties in a remote environment has come a long way. This has been driven by conflict, the apparent exponential rise in natural disasters and our capacity to respond on an international scale and not least by the evolving interest in the field of expedition and wilderness medicine. The conference concept was generated out of a desire to amalgamate the associated specialties in this field and to share the skills and knowledge we have acquired. It will run over 4 days and involve some of the major specialists in their field of remote and austure medicine.
Developed specifically with medical professionals in mind the International ‘World Extreme Medicine EXPO’ will also be of interest to other medical specialists and students for which there will be a discounted rate.