Doctor needed … Solomon Islands

Doctor needed for expeditionThis winter, Adventure For Good, in partnership with OceansWatch will be setting off from the Bay of Islands on a four-month expedition to deliver medical supplies to the Temotu province in the Solomon Islands. Over this period we will also be refitting medical clinics in the remote region and finally return to New Zealand with locally refined virgin coconut oil for a sustainable livelihoods programme.

Adventure For Good’s flagship – CALIPH has been undergoing an extensive renovation in preparation for her new role and will have a re-launching at Opua Marina on Friday, 5 June at 1400. Her voyage will begin from there in July and could include a stop in Vanuatu where she will be available to assist in relief efforts before continuing on her journey. AFG Chairman Christian Pera explains, “Both because of the remoteness of the area and its relatively low international profile, we are still trying to establish the full extent of the support needed in the wake of the recent cyclone season.” This will be the maiden voyage for Adventure For Good in their quest to engage young people in the immediacy of positive action over idle good intentions. “This expedition will be our first step towards becoming a force for positive action, both at home and abroad”.

Together with pioneering OceansWatch, they seek to make a lasting difference in these small communities by providing resources that ultimately promote independence and self-sufficiency.

ABOUT ADVENTURE FOR GOOD

Adventure For Good is a multi-facetted organization based in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Incorporated in 2015, they endeavor to equip future decision makers with better skills to analyse, adapt, and most importantly– act for the better of their world. Follow our progress and adventures at

www.facebook.com/afgcentres

www.oceanswatch.org.

CONTACT: JAMIE GALLANT

MOBILE: 022 420 6957 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EMAIL: JAMIE@AFGCENTRES.ORG

 

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The Extreme Medicine Conference is home to the world’s most adventurous doctors, medics and experts in remote, expedition and pre-hospital medicine.

Extreme Medicine 2015 –  the premier gathering of medical professionals working in the world’s most remote areas. Due to sponsorship support we are able to offer a significant limited time discount on entry for a limited period.

Come join us at the world’s largest gathering of medics working in the world’s most remote corners…

Central Hall, Parliament Square, London.  26-29 October 2015.

30% off entry for a limited time

Working in partnership with a generous sponsor is allowing us to offer a 30% discount on the cost of Expo tickets* until 12.30UTC on 31 July. Simply visit the Expo page:  www.extrememedicineexpo.com and enter the code: ‘WEMEEXPO15SPECIAL30′ when registering to receive your discount. *T&C’s

Now in its fourth year, the World Extreme Medicine conference challenges thinking, builds bridges and shares new and more effective approaches to medical practice in the world’s most remote and austere locations.

The Extreme Medicine Conference is home to the world’s most adventurous doctors, medics and experts in remote, expedition and pre-hospital medicine. These global thought leaders have gathered to share universally relevant knowledge and experience, research and techniques in a stimulating, interactive and accessible forum.  It is medicine that saves the lives of not only the single remote explorer but also entire populations devastated by natural and man made disasters.

The Extreme Medicine Conference has partnered with some of the world’s most active organisations and charities pushing the edge of human endeavour including War Child, Medicines Sans Frontiers, NASA and the Society for Experimental Biology.Key note speakers… Dame Sally Davis, Prof. Hugh Montgomery, Dr David Nott, Prof Greg Whyte, Lord Nigel Crisp, Dr Michael Barrett, Prof. Mike Tipton, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Steve Mannion, Brig. Prof. Tim Hodgetts, Prof. Tony Redmond, Rob Williams, Nick Gent & Vickie Hawkins

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Charity partner news…

We’re delighted to be working with the good folks at War Child who work tirelessly to improve the lives of children affected by conflict.

(C) WarChild http://www.warchild.org

(C) WarChild http://www.warchild.org

Offer Terms & Conditions*
Limited time and supply | not combinable with other offers | offers ends midnight 31st July 2015 | http://www.extrememedicineexpo.com
(C) MSF http://www.msf.org.uk

Photographic Gallery

We are really pleased to be featuring the photographers MSF, WarChild, NASA and Rob Holden, on assignment for the UN at this year’s conference – each gallery will feature 20 images illustrating humanitarian medicine in action.

(C) MSF http://www.msf.org.uk

Partner Cloud..

MSF, WarChild, DfiD, University of Exeter, RCSED, European Space Agency, NASA, DARPA, Raleigh International, GE Healthcare, Doctors without Borders, Phoenix Foundation, PTC Foundation, BASICS International Medical Corps, London’s Air Ambulance, Royal Veterinary College, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, UCL, Xtreme Everest, Department of Health, Virgin Galactic, University of Manitoba, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Great Northern Air Ambulance, Scottish Emergency Medical Retrieval Service, Helicopter Heroes, University of Portsmouth, Public Health England, The Ecological Sequestration Trust, Handicap International, World Health Organisation, EveresER, Feetfirst Worldwide, UK International Trauma Register, Society of Evolutionary Biology.

Join us at Extreme Medicine ’15…

If you require any further information on our courses, events or how you can get involved please contact us.

Email operations@expedition-medicine.com  or
Call us on +44 (0)1460 298025

 

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Extreme Medicine – images that shape our world…

The Extreme Medicine Conference in 2015 will feature the unique work of photographers working within a humanitarian setting

We’ve been working with MSF and  photographer Rob Holden, the Phoenix Foundation and WarChild, the conference charity of the year.  Each individual and organisation will present 20 images that will inspire, provoke thought but ultimately create a desire for change…

We featured earlier the work of inspirational image maker Rob Holden from a series entitled ‘A Tribute to Health Workers.’  This post we feature evocative images from Extreme Medicine ’15 Conference partner  Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).  

MSF Health worker show the strain of her work.

MSF Health worker show the strain of her work.

 

MSF & Extreme Medicine ’15; As well as featuring a thought provoking gallery of MSF’s work across the world, MSF will be represented by a exhibition stand and a number of inspiring speakers on the stage.  You’ll be able to meet members of the Manson Unit and learn first-hand about the reality of being an MSF medic.

 

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)  help people worldwide where the need is greatest, delivering emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemic, disaster or exclusion from healthcare.Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF’s first mission was to the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, where an earthquake in 1972 had destroyed most of the city and killed between 10,000 and 30,000 people.

In 1974, MSF set up a relief mission to help the people of Honduras after Hurricane Fifi caused major flooding and killed thousands of people.

Then, in 1975, MSF established its first large-scale medical programme during a refugee crisis, providing medical care for the waves of Cambodians seeking sanctuary from Pol Pot’s oppressive rule.

Since 1980, MSF has opened offices in 28 countries and employs more than 30,000 people across the world. Since its founding, MSF has treated over a hundred million patients – with 8.3 million outpatient consultations being carried out in 2011 alone.

From its inception, MSF has proved itself to be unlike any other NGO. MSF remains fiercely independent of both governments and institutions and its permanent criticism of the humanitarian illusion are a constant thorn in the side of the establishment.

 

MORE ABOUT EXTREME MEDICINE ’15

Now in its fourth year, the World Extreme Medicine conference challenges thinking, builds bridges and shares new and more effective approaches to medical practice in the world’s most remote and austere locations.

The conference focuses on four related medical fields: Pre-Hospital, Disaster & Humanitarian, Expedition, and Extreme Medicine. Together, our programme of fascinating talks from world-renowned experts in their field – from Arctic explorers to vascular surgeons, remote medics to NASA personnel – and practical sessions on innovations and field-proven techniques and ‘hacks’, will inspire you and enhance your skills, helping you to become a more effective and highly valued practitioner of remote medicine.

INTERNATIONAL WORLD EXTREME MEDICINE CONFERENCE ’15 LONDON

The World Extreme Medicine Conference from Expedition & Wilderness Medicine on Vimeo.

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The view from EWM towers is a very exciting one and here’s why.

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News and updates

The view from EWM towers is a very exciting one and here’s why.

Moving forward

We’re delighted to announce the development of a new postgraduate education programme in Expedition, Wilderness and Extreme Medicine where students will work towards a Certificate, Diploma and MSc.
Building on over a decade of successful evolving courses to highlight Expedition Medicine as a career option, we feel that now is the right time to take a step forward and offer a formal postgraduate programme that matches the increasing levels of clinical governance in this field. We think you’ll all agree that this is really exciting for us at EWM, but also for medics out there who wish to formalise the learning and skills they have picked up in this exciting field of medicine.
If you’re interested and would like to hear more news as we announce it, be sure to sign up to our postgraduate mailing list HERE.

Next stop…
..New Zealand.

To be a little more precise we’ll be off to the beautiful Southern Alps for our ever popular Polar Medicine course. There are only a few spaces left so click HEREif you’re thinking of joining us.

Course News

We listen to our delegates and as part of our improvement strategy extended our next UK based course, to four full days. The course, which will be held in Dartmoor, will allow time for additional learning, a little more free time and greater networking opportunities. For more information visit our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Dartmoor page HERE.

Interns/Electives

Great news for our readership who approach us about intern posts or electives. We are re-establishing our EWMi programme to accept an intern on each of our UK based courses. For more information on the application process click HERE.
If you have any questions about electives we’d recommend you take a look at what our great friends at Adventure Medic are doing. It’s a fantastic resource which contains accounts from returning medics, but check out their resources section for elective opportunities!

We want to hear from you

Your experiences: We love a good blog (or vlog) that shares your experiences with the wider world. EWM was born out of adventure and although we’re passionate about delivering high quality training, adventure is still in our soul and we enjoy reading your tales and admiring your photos.

Your photos: Photography is another passion of ours, bridging languages, sharing culture and stirring the deepest emotions. If you have a great snap you’d like to see appear in our newsletter then get in touch HERE 
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EWMi – The Expedition & Wilderness Medicine intern programme is here!

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is delighted to announce the revival of its very popular internship on each of our UK based Expedition & Wilderness courses.

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We hold three courses per year, visiting Keswick in March, Plas y Brenin in May but we’re kicking off the programme in Dartmoor this November.

We are a friendly, easy going, but hard working bunch who are used to long days, little rest and working together to get a job done. We do this with a ready smile and a can do attitude which very much reflects the EWM philosophy. As an intern we’d like you to be slot into our team straight away and be happy to muck in when and wherever we need you.

If you’re interested in joining us as an intern, you will need to make your own way to the course location on the afternoon prior to the course and remain until we are packed away on the final day. You’ll stay in the faculty accommodation and may be required to assist with almost any part of setting up the course; everything from setting up seating, packing med bags, sorting out kit or directing course delegates to specific locations. In return, while with us as, we will make every effort to ensure you are able to attend each lecture and workshop and of course, you’ll get to know our incredible faculty.

The next intern position available, will be for our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course based in Dartmoor 16-19 November. You’ll need to get yourself to the venue, but we will provide all your home comforts for you.  For all UK course dates click HERE

We welcome applications from the UK and overseas but are not able to reimburse travel expenses.  To submit your application for consideration, please send us:

  • A recent CV with an outdoor image of yourself (we reserve the right to use this image for marketing purposes).
  • Something that tells us about you and your achievements – this can take any form, but use this as your opportunity to sell yourself to us.
  • A covering letter telling us why you would make a good intern – max 300 words.

In return we only ask for your good humour, entertaining company, a course write up to be supplied to us with one month and agreement to make yourself available for a telephone interview post course.

Email your enquiries and submissions to admin@expedition-medicine.com

To ensure you receive our emails make sure you add us to you safe senders list!

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Extreme Medicine – Ebola Imagery from UN photographer Rob Holden

The Extreme Medicine Conference in 2015 will be featuring the unique work of photographers working within a humanitarian setting, working with MSF, UN Photographer Rob Holden, the Phoenix Foundation and WarChild, the conferences charity of the year.  Each individual and organisation will be presenting 20 images that will inspire, provoke thought but ultimately create a desire for change…

First we feature some of the photography from inspirational image maker Rob Holden from a series entitled ‘A Tribute to Health Workers’.

(c) Rob Holden

‘MEMORY WALL’
Gallery images selected for Extreme Medicine ’15

 

(c) Rob Holden

Ebola and the impacts of disease – health workers in Sierra Leone

Rob Holden is a documentary photographer who has been engaged with global humanitarian issues for the past 20 years. Through his work Rob strives to connect with real people and communicate a meaningful message. Working for a range of organisations such as the UK Government, the United Nations and NGO’s, he has operated most notably in Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iraq, Kosovo, Liberia, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Nepal.

More recently, Rob spent several months in Ebola affected countries capturing images of health workers.  Men and women who often go unrecognised for the critical work they play, and are risking their own lives to save the sick and dying, and protect the healthy from infection.

Health workers are the most important aspect of any health service. No health workers means no health service. The photo exhibition is devoted to honouring the dedication, selflessness, bravery and critical role of health workers who endeavour to help others, often in challenging and dangerous environments.

For further information: www.robholdenphotography.com

MORE ABOUT EXTREME MEDICINE ’15

Now in its fourth year, the World Extreme Medicine conference challenges thinking, builds bridges and shares new and more effective approaches to medical practice in the world’s most remote and austere locations.

The conference focuses on four related medical fields: Pre-Hospital, Disaster & Humanitarian, Expedition, and Extreme Medicine. Together, our programme of fascinating talks from world-renowned experts in their field – from Arctic explorers to vascular surgeons, remote medics to NASA personnel – and practical sessions on innovations and field-proven techniques and ‘hacks’, will inspire you and enhance your skills, helping you to become a more effective and highly valued practitioner of remote medicine.

INTERNATIONAL WORLD EXTREME MEDICINE CONFERENCE ’15 LONDON

 

 

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Expedition & Wilderness Medicine develops postgraduate education programme

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine are excited to announce our new study programme designed to provide adventurous medics with © Expedition & Wilderness Medicinepractical skills, expertise and clinical knowledge to be confident, capable medics in remote, austere and low resource environments.

• Certificate in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
A foundation core knowledge base.
 Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
Builds on skills and knowledge learned and extends field-based expertise
• MSC in Extreme Medicine
A formalised postgraduate programme of study including a research project

Building on more than a decade of experience successfully delivering worldwide expedition and wilderness medicine courses, we have developed a new programme which will take our provision of learning to a new level and give medics across the globe an opportunity to work towards formal post graduate qualification in this incredibly exciting field of medicine. These formal qualifications will allow us to demonstrate the extent of our knowledge and skill level, professionalise Expedition Medicine to meet the needs of increasing levels of clinical governance and to improve patient safety, quality of care and outcomes in remote environments.

Working with a partner university, to establish these postgraduate courses and secure academic credibility, we are hoping to soon be in discussion with the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care.

The new course programme will follow the existing format of postgraduate education and comprise modules that on completion, provide credits towards chosen levels of postgraduate learning. Here at Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, we understand that people lead busy lives and have limited annual leave, so we are tailoring the courses to allow a high proportion of flexible on line learning, coupled with intensive weekend and one week consolidation courses and workshops.

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine is also developing a mobile app to access learning resources and the global expedition and wilderness medicine community. Our app will provide us with a platform to engage with our community to help shape the evolving elective course content and modules- you can tell us what you want to learn. We are also engaging with our worldwide partners on the ground and in the field to give medics access to the key real world skills that will make them stand out from the crowd.

Our first core modules go live later this year and will be unveiled at the World Extreme Medicine Conference in London, 26-29 October. In addition we will be asking conference delegates for their opinions and ideas to help shape the courses and create a dynamic, two-way, adult learning experience.

Background

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine (EWM) is a leading provider of remote medical training to doctors, nurses and paramedics from across the globe.  It uses experiential lectures to teach the clinical mind-set and practical skills necessary to be able to perform effectively in a to provide safe and effective medical care in low resource, hostile and austere environments.

EWM also hosts the World International Extreme Medicine conference series.  This will be the platform for presentation of research and dissertation work from the final year of the MSc.

Now in its fourth year, the conference challenges thinking, builds bridges and introduces new ideas about medicine at its most remote and austere.  The conference brings together four disparate but overlapping medical fields in one arena: Pre-Hospital, Disaster & Humanitarian, Expedition Medicine and Global Health, with experts in each field presenting the latest thinking and techniques, and sharing their inspiring stories. Venue information, Central Hall Westminster, 26-29 October, 2015: www.extrememedicineexpo.com

Contact Expedition & Wilderness Medicine or the Extreme Medicine Conference series on:  01297 20583 or at:  operations@expedition-medicine.com

 

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Launch of our new Extreme Medicine ’15 website

New! We are doing a soft launch of our new Extreme Medicine ’15 website – it will work Extreme Medicine better on mobile devices, hopefully it’s much easier to navigate and we hope you enjoy the new look but, please we would love your constructive feedback and if you spot any editing errors!!

 

 

 

 
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Antarctic Medical Conference 2015: Fight offer

Free flights from Miami to Buenos Aires!

Antarctic Wilderness Medicine Conference

Secure complimentary flights from Miami to board expedition ship, National Geographic Explorer in Buenos Aires on 7th December for the iconic Antarctic Medical Conference, when you book with Lindblad Expeditions & mention Expedition & Wilderness Medicine’s medical conference.

Expect breathtaking scenery and huge photo opportunities on this voyage; whales, penguins & a multitude of seabirds: 7th – 20th December. With CME content accredited for 10 hours by the Wilderness Medicine Society and delivered by Dr Alex Kumar.

To read more about this life changing experience visit our Antarctic web-page HERE

This offer is time limited and due to expire 3oth June 2015, so don’t hang around.

 

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Fanfare please! This week, we passed 75,000 “likes” on the Expedition Medicine Facebook page

Sir Ranulph FiennesLearning that we now reach so many medics across the globe has made us feel pretty good, so we’re offering a 7.5% discount on the cost of Expo tickets* until 12.30UTC on Sunday 3rd May.

Simply visit the Expo page:  www.extrememedicineexpo.com and enter the code: FB75KLIKES when registering to receive your discount.

Facebook enables us to extend the Extreme Medicine community far and wide with news, updates and camp fire tales from adventurous medics, so while you have your web-browser open, visit www.facebook.com/ExpeditionMedicine and “like” our page.

 

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