Updates from the world of remote medicine – April news

 

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine

Upcoming Courses & Remote Medicine Jobs:  OFCOM law changes, the Wellcome Trust wades in, EWM – the Movie and Conference & Course news 
UK law changes on use of Personal Location Beacons (PLB’s)
Following a change in legislation, outdoor enthusiasts and anyone working or enjoying hobbies in remote locations can now use Personal Location Beacon (PLB) on land in the UK.The change in legislation, which was passed on 12th January by OFCOM, the regulatory authority for the broadcasting and telecommunications industries in the United Kingdom, heralds huge progress for the safety of those whose work or hobbies take them into remote areas around the country.

To tell our story at the upcoming Extreme Medicine Conference ‘EWM the Movie’ hits the box offices…
We have written the handbook and now we have made the film. Find out more about EWM, its inspirational CME & FAWM accredited medical training courses teaching remote medicine skills for the world’s most remote corners…

Watch the EWM Movie on our Facebook Page…


Watch on YouTube…
Watch the EWM Movie
Expedition Medicine in Wales and Trauma Medicine in London
The next CME accredited Expedition Medicine course is to be held at the National Mountain Centre in Wales and the spaces are filling fast.  Join us to hear…
Dr Saleyha Ahsan talking about her time providing medical treatment during the recent Libyan Conflict
Dr Sean Hudson talking about working as ski field medics on New Zealand’s South Island and working at Union Glacier in Antarctica.
Dr Amy Hughes talking on her intensive six month stint with MSF in Sri Lanka
Dr Martin Rhodes about his time as medical officer in Antarctica
Dr Rob Conway, founder of the award winning marine conservation charity Blue Ventures.21 May 2012 to 24 May 2012.   Book your place here.

New Pre-hospital trauma & medical emergency 2 day course

A Pre-Hospital Trauma and Medical Emergency 2 day course for medical practitioners who may not have regular exposure to witnessing and managing acute medical emergencies and/or trauma injuries and who are interested in improving and refining their skill base for expeditions, remote practice, humanitarian relief mission or everyday practice.

28th – 29th of April North London.  Book your place here.

Buy the EWM handbook
Extreme Medicine iphone app released
To support the Extreme Medicine Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in London EWM is happy to announce the launch of its supporting iphone app Download your copy from Apple here …

The Wellcome Trust backs campaign to break stranglehold of academic journals
The Wellcome Trust backs campaign to break stranglehold of academic journals and allow all research papers to be shared free onlineNearly 9,000 researchers have already signed up to a boycott of journals that restrict free sharing as part of a campaign dubbed the “academic spring” by supporters due to its potential for revolutionising the spread of knowledge.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/apr/09/wellcome-trust-academic-spring

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