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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.

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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.

International World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPOHosted by the Royal Society of Medicine London with world class speakers, great networking & 31.75 CME credits. Find out more >>
CLICK TO VIEW THE EXPEDITION & WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSESQuote ‘Expedition Medicine’ to receive very special RSM membership discounts.
Expedition Diving Mountain
Trauma Jungle Wild
Desert Polar Antarctic © Expedition & Wilderness Medicine 2011 Tel: +44 (0) 1476 879 013

The EWM story you have the book now watch the film!

We have written the book and now we have made the film…

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine and their inspirational CME and FAWM accredited medical training courses ‘taking medicine to the edge’


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Latest EWM news; iphone app for Extreme Medicine Conference, Mountain Medicine Nepal, members area & upcoming courses

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine

Upcoming Courses & Remote Medicine News:  2 weeks to go until the Extreme Medicine Conference, Mountain Medicine in Nepal departing soon and new developments at EWM
A week to go to the Extreme Medicine Conference iphone App release!  Book your place now….

With the Extreme Medicine Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine just over a fortnight away we have been adding the finishing touches to iphone app which is now with Apple for their final approval and we hoping to have this ready for release the week before.  Featuring the lecture content, speaker profiles, exhibitors and the student poster competition plus loads more information we are really pleased with the results and excited at being able to share all the behind the scenes hard work   We will also be announcing the winner of the inaugural EWM Remote Medicine Awards, thank you to all of you who have voted as the response has been superb, in the next fortnight and the winner will be featured on the app.With contributors coming from all over the world recently confirmed are Kevin Fong an expert with a special interest in human space exploration & extreme environment physiology, columnist for the Times Higher Education magazine and presenter of the recently aired critical acclaimed BBC Horizon documentaries Back from the Dead and How to Mend a Broken Heart.   Joining him will be Ben Major  presenter of the multi-BAFTA winning series Serious Explorers for BBC1 and consultant on series such as Tribe, Human Planet, Frozen Planet, Last Man Standing, Extreme Dreams and Adrenaline Junkies.

From Canada From Canada Gordon Giesbrecht Professor of Thermophysiology at the University of Manitoba and who Outdoor Magazine titled “Professor Popsicle” combines well-published research with extensive Arctic expedition experience, and a passion for educating people on hypothermia, frostbite and cold weather survival.

Mountain Medicine, Nepal with Dr Luanne Freer founder of EverestER

If the Extreme Medicine Conference isn’t your thing but you are at loose end in a fortnights time there is a last minute space available with a last minute discount.Join Luanne and Doctors Martin Rhodes & John Apps from the medical team at Union Glacier in Antarctica on an amazing CME accredited adventure whilst helping to raise much needed funds for EverestER..

Contact us for more information.

***New dates for later in the year 22nd October to 8th November – sign up here.***

Working hard for remote medicine

Alongside delivering highly rated remote medicine courses, establishing a comprehensive student intern program and a world class extreme medicine conference the EWM team has also been really busy behind the scenes…..Due for release in the next fortnight is a brand new members area, free of charge to all, but a point of access for CME accredited videos, remote medicine jobs, special kit and travel offers and access to a community of like-minded medical professionals keep your eyes peeled for more news on these exciting developments…

Upcoming courses in the near future – take your pick!

International World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPOHosted by the Royal Society of Medicine London with world class speakers, great networking & 31.75 CME credits. Find out more >>
CLICK TO VIEW THE EXPEDITION & WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSESQuote ‘Expedition Medicine’ to receive very special RSM membership discounts.
Expedition Diving Mountain
Trauma Jungle Wild
Desert Polar Antarctic

ITV Border visits Keswick Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course

The Keswick EWM course was fortunate to receive a visit from ITV Borders and their roving reporter John Bevir.

The aim of the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Course is to provide aspiring and experienced expedition doctors, nurses, paramedics and advanced medics with the skills and practical knowledge to become valuable members of an expedition medical team.

82% of previous delegates rated the course as ‘excellent’, 16.3% as ‘very good’ and 1.7% as ‘good’


To book your place on the next course visit the Expedition & Wilderness Medicine UK course page


Of interestInternational World Extreme Medicine Conference


EWM founder Mark Hannaford on the iconic Desert & Wilderness Medicine course

Desert & Wilderness Medicine CME accredited medical training course in Namibia

Sheltering the shadow of Brandberg Mountain, Namibia’s highest, EWM’s Desert & Wilderness Medicine course really is something different as Mark Hannaford explains

Developed for medical professionals and advanced medics working in hot or arid climates, the Desert and Wilderness Medicine medical training course aims to introduce participants to the skills required for working in hot, arid and sub Saharan areas, and to care for and treat injuries and illness likely to occur in this fascinating environment.


Book your place on Desert Medicine now …

Of interest – Conservation ‘Wild Medicine’ in Namibia


National Geographic requests Expedition Medicine images

And we have been happy to supply – keep you eye for the series in Frostbite featuring images by Mark Hannaford director of Expedition Medicine.

Polar Medicine

Expedition Medicine Director Mark Hannaford in Antarctica


Great week on Keswick Expedition Medicine course

Another superb Expedition and Wilderness Medicine training course in Keswick

The Great North Air Ambulance, dedicated to Expedition Medicine facualty member Dr Rupert Bennett sadly killed in a climbing accident on Ben Nevis, lands as part of a search and rescue training scenerio on the course which aims to prepared medics for working in remote locations and is accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society.


Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Director visits South Georgia

Black and White view of South Georgia

Black and White view of South Georgia

In March of this year Mark Hannaford was lucky enough to get a fantastic photographic project down to South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands with the Scott Polar Research Institute ( ) and the South Georgia Heritage Trust ( ).

Mark tells us about this project, SPRI and the amazing history behind these islands. “Prior to landing I asked a colleague, well known naturalist Dr Peter Cary, if it was realistic to compare South Georgia with the Galapagos Islands and his reply ‘only if you want to downplay South Georgia’. Which surprised me but the islands lived up to and exceeded any expectations that I had.



New Expedition Medicine training course dates

New September dates for UK Expedition Medicine Course in the Lakes

We are happy to announce the dates for our autumn Expedition Medicine course in the Lake District for the 9-12 September 2008 to be held at our training centre at the Barrow House Youth Hostel, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria.

Find out more about the course at the UK expedition medicine training page here

Visit our Expedition Medicine photo gallery here to see more or download an course application form here, but hurry the places are strictly limited.


Desert Medicine Training Course | Namibia

Desert & Wildnerness Medicine Training CourseDr Sean Hudson explains why we’ve chosen Namibia to run our new Desert Medicine Course.

There truly aren’t enough superlatives to describe how beautiful Namibia is. Hence when we came to choose a destination for our new desert medicine course, there was only one possible choice.

As a group, Expedition Medicine have been working, travelling, holidaying and honeymooning in Namibia for over 10 years. It has a quality which is becoming increasingly rare and difficult to find in Africa. It still remains exotic and predominantly unspoilt, tourism is increasing but slowly.

The diversity of the country is its strength, whether you yearn for endless deserts, exotic mountains, huge dunes, canyons, rivers, a myriad of game parks or the most remarkable coastline in the whole of Africa, it is all here. All set to the backdrop of German efficiency, which has created a medical infrastructure which can support any expedition.

Caroline and I first worked in the Namib as guides and medics in 1998 and fell in love with the country. We have returned many times and are very excited about the desert medicine course. It’s a beautiful location, with Brandberg as a backdrop, and the opportunity to encounter the remarkably adapted desert elephants which often can be found in the Uhab River.

The team are quite exceptional, and I can’t wait to learn from them and their vast experience, in this and other desert environments around the world. If you want to camp in one of the oldest deserts in the world, in the shadow of a mountain which has been a refuge for desert nomads in hard times for over 6000 years, track elephant, learn how to survive and treat medical conditions common in this environment, then there is no question you would enjoy our trip to Namibia.

Dr Sean Hudson

Find out more about the Expedition Medicine Desert Medicine training course in Namibia.

Desert Medicine | Brandberg sunset