We have been busy here at EWM HQ with next year’s Extreme Medicine Conference at Harvard Medical School being launched our Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal approaching Everest as we write and Jungle Medicine into the pristine rainforests of Costa Rica next up and we would love to extend an invitation to you to join us….
Dr Paul Auerbach to head up Antarctica Wilderness Medicine Conference 2013
Imagine one of the world’s best classrooms a world leading authority and the joys of travelling with EWM and National Geographic Expeditions well this is what’s on offer November 2013.
Acknowledged as one of the leading authorities on Wilderness Medicine Paul will be leading this amazing learning experience. Paul is the Redlich Family Professor of Surgery in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University and is one of the world’s leading authorities on emergency medicine. 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.
Whilst here in Europe our days are getting shorter and colder the rainforests of Costa Rica are the destination of our next overseas course in early December. The pristine rainforest canopy of the Pacuare River basin is the classroom for our iconic Jungle Medicine course headed up by pre hospital care specialist Dr Amy Hughes doctor at present for London Air Ambulance.
The Jungle and Tropical Medicine Course tutors will develop the skills of the participants through practical sessions and hands on experience, treating snake bites, identifying tropical diseases, heat related illnesses and managing the health of an expedition in the field. The days will be used to experience and develop jungle survival skills, travelling in the jungle on land or by river, setting up camp, river crossing, cooking and lighting fires, managing casualties and evacuating them when needed: skills without which a successful medical response is extremely difficult.