**NEWS FLASH**

Officially registered and incorporated we need your help with with designing a unique and identifying logo for your new society.

Launched at The Extreme Medicine Expo 2016, The Society of Extreme, Expedition & Wilderness Medicine (SEEWM) will act as a focus and voice for our community, be a centre of excellence that will build clinical governance, good practice, and act as a repository for research and the sharing of learning and experience. SEEWM is a not for profit organisation applying for charity status. .

The ethos of SEEWM is about

Providing a home for all the medics who can see a bigger world.
The building of bridges between traditional medical knowledge bases.
The building of links and relationships between people, organisations and countries.
Providing a platform for the cross-fertilisation of innovative ideas and
stimulating a systems approach to medicine.
Merging with the most relevant non medical science disciplines to establish crossover knowledge and research.

In return for a year’s free membership we invite you to submit your ideas by PM no later than midnight on December 30th 2016.

The trustees; Prof. Chris Imray, Dr Roger Alcock, Dr Sean Hudson & Mr David Weil invite you all to get involved and help us design a logo that reflects all aspects of this new society.

 

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WEM is recruiting!

A rare opportunity to join the team at WEM. Job at WEM

Starting in January a full time post as a business development officer has arisen. Working alongside the Managing Director you’ll need to be enthusiastic and ambitious, capable to working independently and with initiative this post is full time and based in our Devon office in Axminster.

Flexible working hours upon negotiation, this job will suit someone with previous business development experience and a passion for creating positive social change, adventure and healthcare.

In the first instance please email mark@extreme-medicine.com with ‘Working for WEM’ in the subject line and no more than two paragraphs on why you feel you are the best candidate.

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This year’s Extreme Medicine Conference will be a truly inspiring event…

Network & learn at the world’s largest gathering of extreme medics…

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GLOBAL • EXPLORATION • SPACE

This year’s Extreme Medicine Conference will be a truly inspiring event and action-packed right from the start. With attendees flying in from over 25 countries outside of the UK the event will provide an unbeatable networking opportunity, with heaps to learn both in front of and away from the stage.

Keeping the energy flowing, we’ll have a drinks event at Dynamic Earth on Friday and our Extreme Ceilidh on Sunday. There are some additional events in the pipeline, so keep your eyes on our social media streams.

Don’t miss out one of the most varied and impressive line ups of medical experts in extreme medicine ever seen.

Join the Twitter storm @extremeexpo

Dr David Nott

David Nott to open

A man synonymous with providing quality medical assistance in war zones.  Hear him at his most inspiring & passionate, Day 1 18th Nov, 8.30am & 5.30pm

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Dr Tom Konig

Tom Konig

One of the country’s best trauma surgeons. There’s little British Army and HEMs medic Tom Konig hasn’t seen or handled. Learn from the best.

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MSF Doctor Natalie Roberts

MSF Dr Natalie Roberts

Returning from recent missions to the Ukraine, Yemen and Syria Natalie will share her experiences and thoughts on Day 1.

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Andrew Luks speaking at Extreme Medicine

Altitude

World expert on everything high, Dr Andrew Luks is joining us from the University of Washington.

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Medical Mind Set

Drawing on his experiences overwintering in Antarctica, with the African Flying Doctors (AMREF) and London HEMS Dr Matt Edwards examines the psychology of trauma.

Edinburgh - host city for Extreme Medicine

Amazing networking

And amazing learning. The conference stimulates new thinking, extends professional relationships and shares new and more effective approaches to medical practice in challenging environments.

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Tim Peake welcomes Extreme Medicine

The welcomes pour in

from all around the globe and from out of this world..

When Tim Peake apologises that he can’t attend your event but sends an ace video instead!  View.

The International Space Station sends theirs best wishes.. Hear Dr Kate Rubin.

BBC reports on Extreme Medicine

The BBC reports..

The International World Extreme Medicine Conference in London is not for the faint-hearted. 
Richard Hollingham BBC 2015..

Read the Beebs report here…

Olly Hicks at Extreme Medicine

Explorers galore

Iconic adventurers Olly Hicksjust landed after kayaking from Greenland to Scotland and mountaineer Cathy O’Dowd, the first woman to climb Everest from both sides, will be sharing their learnings at Extreme Medicine ’16.

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BBC Wildlife – an unexpected pleasure

It isn’t often that a medical conference gets featured in BBC Wildlife Magazine – ‘Discover Wildlife’ but then Extreme Medicine is different as this report on the work of WEM speaker Prof. Craig Franklin highlights…extreme medicine, australia, crocodile

Undertaking one of the world’s largest and longest-running tracking programmes of its kind, Professor Craig Franklin — School of Biological Science at the University of Queensland and also Director of Research at the Steve Irwin Wildlife Reserve — focused on the responses of saltwater crocodiles to changing environmental conditions, including the impact of human-induced environmental change.

To gather data, Franklin’s team — including Steve Irwin’s daughter, Bindi Irwin — surgically inserted transmitters into more than 150 saltwater crocodiles, enabling the researchers to monitor the locations and body temperatures of the animals.

“The reason that we measure the crocodiles’ body temperature is that it governs, to a major extent, the physiology of organisms, from how they move to how they process food and how long they can stay underwater,” explains Franklin.

The resulting 5 million individual recordings from the reptiles yielded some surprising findings: “We have had some beautiful results that show that a small increase in water temperature has a huge impact on the crocodiles’ ability to hold their breath underwater,” says Franklin. “We’ve seen crocodiles dive for up to seven hours at a time.”

The study looked at saltwater crocodiles from a tropical river system in Australia, whose body temperatures were found to conform to their aquatic environment, mimicking the temperature of the water.

“That goes against the paradigm for crocodiles in that they bask and warm up,” says Franklin. “That doesn’t seem to be the case with our animals.”

Franklin will be presenting his findings to the World Extreme Medicine Conference in Edinburgh in November, hoping that his research into physiology of crocodiles and other animals could have some future application to medicine.

Conference Founder Mark Hannaford ‘Medicine across the animal kingdom can add so much to the advancement of human medicine and working with Prof. Franklin is part our work to build cognitive links between medical and animal health professionals.

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Humanitarian Aid: What Happens When the Cameras Go Home?

Handicap InternationalWhen many people consider humanitarian aid in disaster situations, they think about the media’s coverage of the crisis: people being rescued, aid packages being delivered, shelters being built. But what happens when the cameras leave?

Peter Skelton, a London-based Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation Project Manager with Handicap International (www.handicap-international.org.uk/), a c
harity which remains in a disaster-affected region for months after the public’s attention has moved on.

Peter specialises in helping people injured during emergencies, often in countries with limited resources and support frameworks. Speaking about his work, Peter said, “Most people’s experiences of physiotherapy in the UK come from their own direct interactions with a physiotherapist, normally because of a sports injury, back pain or a similar issue. That experience is completely different if you’ve had a major accident such as a spinal injury or an amputation, when you will see a very different side to physiotherapy.

“In many ways, the work we are doing in disaster situations is not markedly different from what we would do in major trauma centres within the UK. The difference is linked to the resources we have available, and the situations in which people find themselves.

“Invariably, in the UK when you provide treatment, you know that people can get access to the follow-up care that they need, you know that they’ll have support from social services if they need it, and they’ll generally have a supportive family around. There are all sorts of systems set up to support people while they are unwell and throughout the recovery process. In a disaster zone you generally don’t have access to these.

“We aren’t dealing with disaster injuries in isolation. Frequently, patients will have not only experienced a catastrophic injury, but may also have lost their home, their business, family members, friends. The country itself may also be experiencing severe upheaval so they are unlikely to have the same social support that we expect to be available in the UK.”

Peter Skelton works for Handicap International (www.handicap-international.org.uk/), an international aid organisation working alongside disabled and vulnerable people in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. He has worked in emergency teams responding to crises in Ecuador, Nepal, Gaza, Iraq, the Philippines, Libya, Jordan and Haiti.

Peter Skelton will be speaking at the World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo (http://www.extrememedicineexpo.com/) at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS on 18 November 2016, focusing on the issue of psychological first aid.

The Psychological First Aid training package was developed by the World Health Organisation, and is targeted at anybody that is helping out in response to a disaster: humanitarian aid workers, medical professionals and even laypeople. It is designed to give a basic framework that they can use to deliver immediate support to people in disasters.

Peter said, “There is a misconception that the victims of disaster are always traumatised. Actually, my experience has been that people in disasters are incredibly resilient. What they really need is access to things like shelter, food and water, and if you can help them to meet those needs then they’re going to be fine.

“It’s only a much smaller number of people that require any specialist intervention and psychological first aid comes in one level below that.”

Mark Hannaford, founder of conference organisers World Extreme Medicine, said, “Peter is a hugely respected figure on the UK humanitarian scene, and his perspective is of particular interest because of his experience of the long term rehabilitation of disaster victims.

“World Extreme Medicine was founded around a campfire in Namibia, and we coined the phrase ‘World Extreme Medicine’ as an umbrella term for all practices of medicine outside of a clinical environment, whether it is prehospital, disaster and humanitarian, endurance, sport, expedition or wilderness medicine.

“Our message is that there is a great diversity of careers in medicine, and that traditional hospital environments are not the only option for a fulfilling career. To put it into a layperson’s terms, there’s never been a more exciting time to work in medicine.”

The World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo brings together leading experts from around the globe to share learnings on prehospital care, expedition and wilderness medicine, sport, endurance, humanitarian and disaster medicine.

For further information about the World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo, which takes place 18 – 21 November 2016, please visit: http://www.extrememedicineexpo.com/events/event/extreme-medicine-conference-expo-2016-early/ .

 

Links:

World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo: http://www.extrememedicineexpo.com/

World Extreme Medicine Conference tickets: http://www.extrememedicineexpo.com/events/event/extreme-medicine-conference-expo-2016-early/

Handicap International: https://www.handicap-international.org.uk/

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High resolution imagery and interviews are available on request. Journalists are invited to attend the conference too and are asked to register their interest as early as possible.

Media information provided by Famous Publicity. For more information, please contact Tina Fotherby at 07703 409 622 or tina@famouspublicity.com or George Murdoch at 0333 344 2341 or george@famouspublicity.com.

 

About the World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo:

The World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo will take place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS from 18 – 21 November 2016. Bringing together many of the world’s brightest medical minds, it will focus on humanitarian and disaster medicine, expedition medicine, endurance and sports medicine and prehospital medicine. The exposition’s mission is to break down barriers, build bridges and make connections within the extreme medicine community.

The term ‘Extreme Medicine’ was first coined by Mark Hannaford and Sean Hudson as an umbrella term for these extra-clinical medical practices.

About Peter Skelton:

Peter Skelton is a London-based Physiotherapist and Rehabilitation Project Manager with Handicap International (https://www.handicap-international.org.uk/), an international aid organisation working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster. He has worked in emergency teams responding to crises in Ecuador, Nepal, Gaza, Iraq, the Philippines, Libya, Jordan and Haiti.

He previously spent 10 years combining physiotherapy with medical anthropology (the subject of his first degree), balancing work in the NHS in London with projects in Africa and South East Asia.

Peter’s current role involves working in partnership with UK-Med (https://www.uk-med.org/) and the UK Government to train and integrate rehabilitation professionals into the UK Emergency Medical Team – a team of UK-based health professionals who can be rapidly deployed in response to global emergencies.

 

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A message to Extreme Medicine from NASA, WEM’16 is getting closer, Mountain Medicine in Nepa and RS(ed) accreditation news

A message to Extreme Medicine from NASA, WEM’16 is getting closer, Mountain Medicine in Nepa and RS(ed) accreditation news
Extreme Medicine Conference Edinburgh 18-21 November

Royal College of Surgeons accreditation

RCS(Ed) is so happy with the WEM Pre-Hospital Trauma Care workshop they have awarded a top 10 CPD points.

The next course is 12-13 November and places are limited so don’t miss out make sure you book now!

‘The Trauma workshop enables practitioners to effectively treat acutely ill patients in a constantly changing pre-hospital environment’.

Where will medicine take you?

Numerous talks at Extreme Medicine ’16 will focus on portfolio careers and the gathering offers the world’s best networking opportunity.

You also will find on our vacancies page recent additions from Head Medical and The Naankuse Foundation.

Voluntary roles are available with our friends at Raleigh International, opportunities in Tanzania, Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Malaysia Borneo and Nepal.

British Exploring is another great organisiation to check out with medic roles currently available for expedition to the Amazon, Himalayas, Yukon and Iceland.

Bouncy Bone | New Scientist

In the news..

A 25-year-old student has just come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs without antibiotics.

Cheap and easy to make into any shape, “hyper elastic bone” could repair any kind of bone, from fractures to facial reconstruction. New Scientist.

Travellers warned of fatal tick-borne disease in Western Europe. New Scientist.

Survival secret of ‘Earth’s hardiest animal’ revealed. A gene that scientists identified in these strange, aquatic creatures – called tardigrades – helps them survive boiling, freezing and radiation. BBC Science

WEM & MSF veteran, Dr Natalie Roberts writes in the Hippocratic Post about her experiences following a non traditional career..

NASA welcomes Extreme Medicine Delegates

We are literally over the moon!

With the welcome that NASA Astronaut Dr Kate Rubins‘, who is presently aboard the International Space Station, has filmed for Extreme Medicine ’16 make sure you look out for the flips at the end!ISS Astronaut Kate Rubins talks about the Extreme Medicine Conference… from World Extreme Medicine on Vimeo.

Surgeon Dr David Nott on stage

Dr David Nott will be opening this years Extreme Medicine Conference – it’s a presentation you won’t want to miss….

David will be joined by BBC Newsnight reporter John Sweeney, with whom he recently reported on conditions inside of Aleppo, and also, we hope, by barrister Toby Cadman, International law specialist in the field of war crimes, human rights, terrorism and extradition.

The David Nott Foundation

Edinburgh hosts to 2016 Extreme Medicine Conference

Welcoming all our overseas delegates to Edinburgh

Have you got your ‘haggis catching net’ packed and your dancing shoes ready our traditional Scottish ceilidh dance,‘The Extreme Fling’ on the Sunday night of Extreme Medicine ’16?

If you haven’t booked there are still a limited number of tickets still available..

Lets go trekking

A couple spaces on our iconic Mountain Medicine course in Nepal to Everest Base Camp, led by the infamous Dr Martin Rhodes of Antarctica fame, have become available.

Grab your adventure here…

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NASA Gives Thumbs Up to World Extreme Medical Conference

Kate Rubins, one of three astronauts aboard the International Space Station, has transmitted a message of support (https://vimeo.com/184097597) to the organisers of the World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo (http://www.extrememedicineexpo.com/), which will be held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Friday 18 to Monday 21 November.

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Taking time off from sequencing DNA 400km above the Earth’s surface, Kate Rubins reinforced the importance of extreme medicine:

“Here in Earth orbit we have a unique appreciation of the concepts of ‘extreme’ and ‘remote’, very applicable to the World Extreme Medicine Conference, especially provisioning and point-of-care diagnostics in similar remote environments as well as on a wider global scale.

“The concept of extreme medicine resonates with so many corners of human health, such as disaster and humanitarian medicine, prehospital care, wilderness medicine, and in isolated villages in the developing world.

“The breaking down of traditional silos between these disciplines is leading to more effective treatments and devices, and of course the sharing of knowledge and best practices on a wider stage.”

The video was put on the World Extreme Medicine Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ExtremeMedicine/).

The attendees at the World Extreme Medicine Conference represent an eclectic mix of disciplines, united by one thing: they all specialise in medical practice conducted away from a usual clinical setting, typically in remote and sometimes dangerous locations.

Four core disciplines are covered by 100 key speakers: disaster and humanitarian medicine, extreme, expedition and space medicine, human endurance and sports medicine plus prehospital medicine. Highlights include:

Disaster and Humanitarian Medicine

Dr David Nott, an NHS surgeon who spends several months of each year working overseas for Médecins Sans Frontières and the International Federation of the Red Cross, will be speaking about his most recent work at a makeshift hospital in Aleppo, Syria, and previously, in other conflict zones.

Peter Skelton, a London-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation specialist who has worked in emergency teams in Ecuador, Nepal, Gaza, Iraq, the Philippines, Libya, Jordan and Haiti, will be speaking about the importance of Psychological First Aid training to responders in disaster situations.

Extreme, Expedition and Space Medicine

Speakers come from as far afield as Australia, such as John Cherry, a rural doctor working in Orange, New South Wales, around 150 miles west of Sydney. Dr Cherry has had an incredibly varied career and will be speaking about how he created the blueprint for preparing ESA astronauts for medical situations in space.

American MD Will Smith is travelling from Jackson, Wyoming, where he is the US National Parks Medical Director. He provides consultancy services to extreme medicine and rescue organisations across the world and will be sharing his experiences of practicing medicine in remote and austere locations.

Human Endurance and Sports Medicine

Speakers include the elite sports expert, Edinburgh-based Dr Andrew Murray, who has worked for the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth games. He is also an incredible athlete in his own right, having run 4,300 km from Scotland to the Sahara Desert and completed a husky trek in -40C in Outer Mongolia.

Pre-Hospital Medicine

Londoner Eoin Walker is a Pre-Hospital Mass Casualty Incident Management Paramedic with the London Air Ambulance, and will be discussing prehospital care alongside Zoe Hitchcock. In 2013, Zoe suffered a cardiac arrest whilst shopping in Oxford Street, central London, and Eoin was the first on the scene and re-started her heart.

World Extreme Medicine Founder Mark Hannaford said, “In today’s world, more than ever before, the human race is determined to access remote areas, whether it be for science, exploration, business or a myriad of other reasons. People going into these areas need medical support, and the skillsets of the medical professionals required are very different to those needed in a traditional clinical environment.

“Likewise, there are conflicts and disasters happening in parts of the world where access to equipment and medicine is extremely difficult or impossible. Medical professionals in these conditions need to be able to work with very limited resources and frequently overcome new challenges.

“The area of extreme medicine is in growth, and our message is that it’s a great alternative to a traditional clinical career. My belief is that there’s never been a more exciting time to work in medicine, and the fascinating speakers at the World Extreme Medicine Conference will prove that point.”

Mark Hannaford concludes, “We are thrilled to be bringing 100 speakers to Edinburgh at a unique event attended by 800 doctors, nurses, paramedics, surgeons and medical students. New medical research findings will be shared, making the conference an unmissable and historic event.”

About World Extreme Medicine Expo

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High resolution imagery and interviews are available on request. Journalists are invited to attend the conference too and are asked to register their interest as early as possible.

Media information provided by Famous Publicity. For more information, please contact George Murdoch at 0333 344 2341 or george@famouspublicity.com , Tina Fotherby at 07703 409 622 or tina@famouspublicity.com or Adam Betteridge at 0333 344 2341 or adam@famouspublicity.com.

About the World Extreme Medicine Expo:

Extreme MedicineThe World Extreme Medicine Conference and Expo will take place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS from 18 – 21 November 2016. Bringing together many of the world’s brightest medical minds, it will focus four core disciplines:

  • Disaster and humanitarian medicine
  • Extreme, expedition and space medicine
  • Human endurance and sports medicine
  • Prehospital medicine

The exposition’s mission is to break down barriers, build bridges and make connections within the extreme medicine community.

The term ‘Extreme Medicine’ was first coined by Mark Hannaford and Dr Sean Hudson as an umbrella term for these extra-clinical medical practices.

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NASA astronaut Kate Rubins currently aboard the International Space Station on the similarities of working in space & remote locations on earth.

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Expecting the unexpected

Expecting the unexpected, writes WEM Medical Director Dr Alex RoweExtreme Medicine

In life one thing is certain you will encounter situations that you could not anticipate no matter how much you plan.  In expedition medicine one of the challenges is dealing with these when away from the security of a well staffed and secure environment, in fact you could say that meeting these challenges is part of what makes it so interesting.

Imagine you are travelling with an expedition group as their doctor. You are travelling to Nepal to undertake a Himalayan high altitude trek everything is planned meticulously. You’ve undertaken medical kit sourcing, researched the local area and formulated evacuation plans, revised management of high altitude conditions, spoken to local guides and are happy that you have all the emergency communications systems you need.

You are driving along the mountain pass and there is a sudden, loud bang and the coach in front of yours swerves, breaking through a rickety crash barrier, careering down the bank into a small river where the coach rolls onto its side. The inside of the coach is chaos with debris everywhere and you can hear the screams as you survey the scene. You also know the nearest hospital is three hours’ drive away.

Your mind switches into processing mode to analyse this chaotic scene, formulate a plan, delegate then get on with the job- it’s what we’ve always done and somehow our minds find a powerful focus in the most dramatic situations. Key to this is organising the response to achieve the best outcome for the most people.  Decision making is at the core of how we practice medicine and we base these decisions on previous experience, prior learning, teams we have worked with, great leaders and a certain X factor originating from common sense and lateral thinking.

Another aspect of medical training is the emphasis on the role of the team and in general most doctors are capable of functioning as valuable team members because we are taught the importance of listening, empathy and compassion when we are looking after our patients and how to treat them as human beings, rather than just numbers with problems and solutions. As our medical personalities evolve, our human personalities are also shaped.

I started my medical career in anaesthetics and emergency medicine before going into general practice and the longer I practice medicine, the more I understand the importance of communication and consultation skills. I also work as a pre hospital care doctor where empathy, compassion and communication has never been more important as we manage major trauma. We are taught that we can even ease pain purely with compassion, kindness and talking to our patient. Drugs help of course!

So how does this fit into Expedition and Extreme Medicine? Groups of people are fascinating to watch and interact with. Put those people into more challenging environments and out of their comfort zones, and suddenly true colours are revealed as the sub conscious primitive brain takes over and starts to govern what is shown to the outside world. As an expedition medic, we are in the same challenging environment, yet how do we control ourselves when we are undertaking the same challenges as the people involved, then switching into doctor mode when we are as tired, hungry and possibly as scared as the rest of the group.  Conventional medical training can give us the foundation to operate in this challenging environment.

I have been working with a great team developing the Human Factors Module for the Extreme Medicine Post Graduate Programme. Human factors are what allow us to perform and do our job when others are struggling. Self-awareness, situational awareness and group awareness allow us to process the global picture when groups are under pressure, and should enable us to stand back from the scene and make functional and rational decisions. We are not alone though and it is a skill to recognise and utilise the group members who can work with us. Task and environment specific skills such as management of altitude illness will always be vital, however it’s the softer skills that help us stand out, perform as accepted leaders and take control when stuff starts hitting the fan.

Open doors to extend your professional interests and career.  Visit www.expeditionmedicine.co.uk  for a portfolio of training opportunities, like no other.

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Extreme Conferencing in Edinburgh

Our friends at Adventure Medic managed to track down Extreme Medicines founder Mark Hannaford and talked to him about this years Extreme Medicine Conference…

…..It’s a bumper year for conferences in Adventure Medic’s spiritual home of Edinburgh. World Extreme Medicine and Student Wilderness Medicine UK are both round the corner and we can’t wait to catch up with you all there. In preparation, we caught up with WEM’s Mark Hannaford to hear what’s in store.

Hi Mark, what have you got planned for us?

The original concept of the conference came from a realisation that within pre-hospital care, expedition, disaster, humanitarian and extreme medicine, similar groups of highly motivated and exceptionally skilled medics existed, and that the types of medicine practiced and actually the ‘types’ of medics involved were also very similar.

We want to build a platform where we can share best practice, research and experience and also create a network to enable people to move across disciplines more easily. As the conference has developed we’ve introduced more sub disciplines most notably, last year endurance sports medicine, aided by Dr Helen Grimsmo, herself a remarkable athlete. With the Olympics now behind us we are looking forward to hearing about some of the medicine behind this years’ GB team’s remarkable successes.

Whilst the daily headings have broadly stayed the same, the content is very different with a number of ‘Core Concepts’ now finding a home as optional workshops. New for this year, is a focus on vulnerable populations and a tie in with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to deliver an abridged version of their Excellence Series.

Having experimented with a range of workshops at last years’ event, where we were overwhelmed with their popularity, we have built a similarly diverse range of optional sessions into this year gathering ranging from Expedition Dentistry presented by the amazing Dr Burjor Langdana, ultrasound workshops presented by our colleagues at GE to ‘Anaesthesia equipment for the travelling anaesthetist’ and ‘The surgical airway, where, when and how.’

We really enjoyed some of the animal biology stuff last time…

Great! We’ve continued our relationship with the Society of Experimental Biology to provide two sessions where we look at how the animal kingdom performs and adapts to extremes, and how we might relate that back to human medicine.

Why did you make the move to Edinburgh?

For the past five years, aside from one visit to Harvard Medical School, we have based the conference in London primarily at the Royal Society of Medicine, so this year’s move to Scotland was made with a little trepidation. However, we’re delighted at how it’s all turned out.  The warm welcome from all the Scots folk we’re engaged with and the ease of navigating Edinburgh is a real treat and we even managed to catch a glimpse of medics ‘Parkouring’ to the venue.

What are you looking forward to most about the conference?

With the world and indeed the NHS changing in ways we hadn’t considered five years ago, when we first started the conference series, it now provides an amazing, inspiring place to hear first-hand from doctors and medics who use their medical degrees in the most remarkable ways, who have stepped away from traditional training pathways and who are only too happy to share their experiences

Personally it’s the energy and vibrancy of getting so many inspiring people together in one place for four days it’s a chance to catch up with old friends meet new and create new ideas and hear incredible stories.

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