Mark Hannaford: Reflecting on Last Year's World Extreme Medicine Conference

10 July 2023


Mark Hannaford is the founder of World Extreme Medicine, the global network delivering world-leading medical training and expertise in the world’s most extreme environments.

Welcome to the official World Extreme Medicine blog!

As the CEO and founder, I am thrilled to share with you the remarkable feedback we received from last year’s World Extreme Medicine Conference

This event, which brings together an eclectic mix of medical professionals from around the globe, has consistently pushed the boundaries of medical practice in extreme, low resource, environments. 

Today, I want to take you on a journey through the feedback we received, highlighting the incredible impact our conference had on attendees.

Unveiling the Feedback

The feedback we received from attendees was nothing short of awe-inspiring. I am delighted to announce that our conference received exceptional ratings in multiple areas:

Quality of Content

It took us a while to sift through the immense feedback from last year’s conference, but the results are astounding:

Rated 4.7/5

Quality of Delivery

Thank you to our incredible speakers! Their expertise, passion, and captivating presentations left a lasting impact on our attendees.

Rated 4.6/5

Quality of Delivery

From adrenaline-pumping adventures to cutting-edge medical insights, our speakers delivered excellence at every turn.

Rated 4.6/5

These ratings are a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team, as well as the outstanding contributions of our speakers and workshop facilitators. We are immensely proud of the quality and impact of the content delivered at the conference.

Stories That Inspire

I would also like to share some quotes from our attendees, as they truly capture the essence of the World Extreme Medicine Conference:

“Absolutely blown away by the presentations as well as the people. The amount of passion seen throughout the conference was incredibly inspiring.” – Nora Osborn, Conference Attendee

“Best medical conference I’ve ever been to. Good atmosphere & wonderful people. It’s great experience” – Jacek Gasieniec, Conference Attendee

“I’m a newly qualified paramedic and had absolutely no idea what direction I wanted my career to take but now after this event I feel like I have a solid idea and plan of how to get there. Thank you!” – Lauren Wilkinson, Conference Attendee

These testimonials reflect the transformative experiences and newfound perspectives that our attendees across medical disciplines have gained during the conference. It is truly humbling to see the profound impact our event had on their professional lives.

Beyond the Numbers

Sorting through the immense volume of feedback was no small task. Our dedicated team invested countless hours meticulously analysing every comment, ensuring that we could present you with the most accurate and meaningful results.  

I would like to express my deepest gratitude to our team and our attendees for their patience and understanding during this process.

Inspiring Readers to Join the Journey

Now, more than ever, I invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey through extreme medicine. 

Our conference in November promises to be even more captivating, informative, and inspiring. With an amazing lineup of speakers, engaging workshops, and networking opportunities, this is an event you cannot afford to miss. 

The World Extreme Medicine Conference will challenge you, expand your horizons, and provide you with experiences that will shape your medical career. Secure your spot now.

Thank you for being a part of our community and for your unwavering support. Together, we will continue to push the boundaries of medicine in extreme environments. 

Professor Mark Hannaford DSc h.c.
Honorary Associate Professor
University of Exeter Medical School
CEO and Founder
World Extreme Medicine

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