Jon Snow, Channel 4 News presenter and award winning journalist presented the EWM Remote Medicine Awards at the World Extreme Medicine Conference
EWM announced the winners of the EWM Remote Medicine Awards at their Extreme Medicine Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on 17th April. The intention of the Remote Medicine Awards awards is to keep all everyone in the industry motivated, and they are dedicated to everyone involved in extreme medicine no matter how great or small their involvement, they recognize the achievements of some of the most inspiring personalities and companies that are associated, in one form or another, in the growth of the Remote Medicine industry.
EWM Remote Medicine Person of the Year 2012 was awarded to Denise Prior of Porter’s Progress UK
Denise is a founder member of Porters’ Progress and House Manager at the Royal Geographical Society. Since 2001 Denise has developed a an interest in climbing and mountains which led to her joining the Medex Expedition in 2003 where she was deeply impressed by the courage, endurance, dignity and hospitality of the mountain porters. Denise was also responsible for ensuring their welfare throughout the trek and became aware of the precarious and inherently dangerous nature of their lives
EWM Remote Medicine Company of the Year 2012 was awarded to Porter’s Progress UK
It was awarded for their work facilitating the safe treatment, education and empowerment of mountain porters and their communities through appropriate programmes, with priority given to creating change within the trekking industry.
“The awards are a great honour, they have not only raised the profile of Porter’s Progress but the publicity has bought us new assets” Denise Prior – Porter’s Progress UK.