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Team Rubicon: Short term position in Nepal

TeamRubiconLogoOur lovely friends at Team Rubicon urgently require a volunteer medic to join them in Nepal, 19 March – 2 April.  Flights & expenses covered.  Please email a brief introduction and medical CV to tim.edwards@teamrubiconuk.org .  Here’s the detail:

Calling all medics! There is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a volunteer team going to Nepal in March to rebuild a school destroyed in the earthquake. Team Rubicon UK provides disaster relief to those affected by natural disasters, be they domestic or international. By pairing the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders, medical professionals, and technology solutions, Team Rubicon aims to provide the greatest service and impact possible.

After last year’s earthquake Team Rubicon sent teams into Nepal to help with the immediate aftermath and hundreds of thousands of people were helped. Almost a year on there are still thousands of Nepalis who still need help with basic services. The team is complete except for one important member – a medic. Due to the remote nature of the deployment it is vital that they take someone suitably qualified to deal with trauma, life support, and normal medical problems. The team is 16 strong with basic first aid qualifications but what they really need is a paramedic or other suitably qualified person to deploy with them.

Team RubiconThe trip is from the 19 March until 2 April (flights dependent within a day). The deployment is unpaid but all flights and expenses are covered.If you are interested in being involved in what will be a fantastic opportunity please email a brief introduction and medical CV to tim.edwards@teamrubiconuk.org .

As time is short Team Rubicon have asked that only those who are confident that they can deploy get in contact.  Thanks.

 

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The latest news, views and opportunities from EWM Towers

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To take advantage of the World Extreme Medicine Expo early bird offer use discount code WEMEEARLYBIRD30 at the checkout.

Response to the Paris attacks

The medical response to multisite terrorist attacks in Paris reviews the coordinated effort from the emergency services and Assistance
Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (APHP) .
The article offers the perspective of an Emergency Physician, Anaesthesiologist and a Trauma Surgeon, before offering a conclusion.

It’s clear no matter what the plan, it’s the people; doctors, nurses, emergency services, administrators, volunteers and many others, that enable a successful response.
View the FULL ARTICLE on the Lancet’s website.

Jobs and opportunities

The European Space Agency is once again looking for a doctor to join them for a year of research and experiments at the Concordia research station in Antarctica.
Click HERE to see the post on the ESA website.

Luangwa Safari Association Medical Fund need a doctor for 3-6 months to provide care for staff and guest in addition to providing care at Kakumbi Rural Health Centre.
Check out the full details HERE and to read a previous doctor’s blog written during her time in the role click HERE

Course pick

Mountain Medicine 2016 following another extremely successful course in Nepal trekking to Kala Patthar and Everest Base Camp.
The first piece of feedback we received told us “this was the most amazing trip I have been on” and it is comments like these we aim for and pride ourselves on.
Pre-hospital Trauma Workshops will continue throughout 2016. We focus on initial care around head injuries, chest injuries, traumatic cardiac arrest, blast and ballistic injuries. We’ll also touch on crew resource management and effective leadership on scene in the single and multi casualty scenarios.

“We treat athletes like NASA treats astronauts”.

Last month saw the launch of Vollebak, a new brand that aims to tackle the fundamental issues faced by extreme sports people.

Having lived through the highs and lows that come with racing and training in the world’s toughest environments, founders and adventure athletes Steve and Nick Tidball, started working on products and experiments to help athletes relax and survive.
Click HERE to find out more.

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Enjoy heights & panoramic views?

The International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) require a mountain loving doctor to volunteer at  the Machermo Rescue Post, Nepal for the Spring 2015 season (end Feb – start May).

You will be situated at Machermo at 4450 m and the satellite post in Gokyo Village, in the Gokyo Valley at 4800 m.  This provides an opportunity for a volunteer to practice mountain medicine in the heart of the Everest region of Nepal, in a stunning environment and

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to be welcomed into the local Sherpa community.

IPPG pays a small contribution to accommodation while in Kathmandu; flight costs to and from Lukla and then accommodation during the walk in and out. All food and accommodation is provided for free while at Machermo/Gokyo.

IPPG will consider potential volunteers who could work either the whole, or half of the season.  For further details please contact Nick Mason at: npmason@doctors.org.uk

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Conservation Research Organisation Requires Medics

Man--and-lemur Operation Wallacea undertakes biodiversity monitoring and conservation research expeditions in countries across the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. We need medics urgently for 2-8week contracts on a variety of expeditions including: Madagascar, Honduras and Mexico.

Many of our projects are in developing countries where medical facilities are poor, and we are generally based in remote areas, so we rely on the help of volunteer medics to join our teams and provide medical support for the staff and students on site.  Accommodation, meals and a travel bursary (which varies in size depending on how long you are available for) will be provided.

Being a medic on expedition generally involves giving health and safety briefings to incoming participants, providing a daily clinic session and being available for emergencies at other times.

You are free to join the research projects for most of the time, as long as you remain within a reasonable distance of the camp at which you are based so it is a great opportunity to get out and involved in research and conservation in some truly amazing locations.

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If this sounds like it may be of interest and you are free from two to eight weeks between June and August then please send a copy of your resume to Caroline Acton at caroline.acton@opwall.com

 

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New Mountain Medicine CME & FAWM course to the top of Aconcagua

Aconcagua is the highest point on the American continent and the tallest peak in the world outside of Asia. Rising approximately 4,000 ft above its Mountain Medicine on Aconcagua 17.5 CMEsurrounding peaks, Aconcagua, “The Stone Sentinel”, dominates the rugged Andean landscape. The ascent to its summit offers spectacular views of the Andes mountain range.

Our medical expedition will be following the Horcones Glacier, we’ll attempt the summit on the northeast aspect of the mountain led by Everest Base Camp and Antarctic Logisitics medic Doctor Rachel Anderson.

To find out more about this superb new mountain medicine course follow this link ‘Mountain Medicine | Aconcagua 17.5 CME’

Our facebook friends and EWM commnity members are enjoying a special launch discount folllow these links to find out more

 

 

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Nepal Mountain Medicine with Dr Luanne Feer

 

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Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal: Visit Everest Base Camp High Altitiude Clinic in the company of its founder Dr Luanne Freer
22.5 CME | 22 October 2012 to 08 November 2012
Unique experience – world class faculty

Join Dr Freer, Dr Martin ‘Doc Martin’ Rhodes (CMO for the TV production ‘Poles Apart’and Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions), and Dr John Apps (MO at Union Glacier in Antarctica) for an amazing trek combining adventure and learning as you make your way up to Dr Freer’s seasonal home at the world’s highest medical clinic at Everest Base Camp.The CME accredited Mountain Medicine Course will draw on the impressive experience of these three specialists to deliver a didactic learning experience in one of world’s most stunning classrooms.’It’s the ultimate win-win-win”: join us on a trek that supports the nonprofit Everest ER that combines great exercise, exploration, and learning. Medical professionals earn CME credits (but non medics are welcome to join too!) and a portion of the proceeds benefit the Everest ER. Watch the BBC’s feature on Everest ER.

Find out more here….

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

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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!

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Mountain Medicine in Nepal with Everest ER founder Dr Luanne Freer

We have a couple of last minute discounted places on our upcoming Mountain Medicine Course in Nepal headed up by Dr Luanne Freer of Everest ER and Dr Martin Rhodes. Contact admin@expeditionmedicine.co.uk  if you are interested and have the time free!!mountain medicine nepal

Some of the detail…

The ultimate mountain medicine course, the path of which follows the Everest Base Camp Trail up the Khumbu valley to base camp itself, situated in the shadow of the worlds most iconic peak.

Many of you know Dr Luanne Freer as the founder and director of EverestER, and a volunteer physician for the non profit Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) in Nepal. Founded in 2003 EverestER is the world highest clinic a seasonal tent-based medical facility at the Everest Base Camp (17,600 ft/5350m).

Luanne, who is also a past president of the Wilderness Medical Society and Medical Director for Yellowstone National Park, aims to pass on the learning’s from her years of providing medical cover at this altitude through this mountain medicine course, and also hopes to transfer her passion for the Khumbu valley and Nepal in general

 

‘The Mountain Medicine course was one of the most amazing experiences of my life lead by a world class exped team. Really grateful for the opportunity to attend the course’

Find out more about the Nepal Mountain Medicine Course here

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Remote Medicine posts and latest course news

Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course in the Lake District, Mountain Medicine in Nepal and Remote Medicine Jobs
Keswick Expedition & Wilderness Medicine Course05 March 2012 to 08 March 2012

We are starting to get geared up here at EWM for the first of our Expedition & Wilderness Medicine courses in the Lake District. It is always particularly stunning at this time of year, even worth staying on after the course to enjoy.

We are also looking forward to welcoming back our peripatetic medical directors old and new. During the course Drs Sean Hudson and Caroline Knox are going to be sharing their experience of working as ski field medics on New Zealand’s South Island and working at Union Glacier in Antarctica, whilst our incumbent director Dr Amy Hughes has just returned from an intensive six month stint with MSF in the northern part of Sri Lanka – (formerly held by Tamil Tigers) – and she will using the Rupert Bennett Memorial Lecture slot to tell the story of her journey.

We are also really pleased to be welcoming back Professor Chris Imray to talk about his involvement in the Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition and his recent climb up Denali in Alaska, and Dr Rob Conway, founder of the award winning marine conservation charity Blue Ventures. This is, of course, as well as our regular team of eclectic medics.

We were fortunate to be visited by ITV’s John Bevir during last September’s course and his report makes interesting viewing. Watch it here.

Find out more here | Email Expedition & Wilderness Medicine for more details

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The Mountain Medicine in Nepal with EverestER founder Dr Luanne Freer is departing in April and has a few places left. on this iconic learning experience trekking to Base Camp.

To find out more about this iconic learning experience trekking to base camp follow this link. EverestER and Luanne are featured in a BBC documentary which also makes very interesting watching.See EverestER in action here

Announcing a new course.

A Pre-hospital trauma and medical emergency 2 day course for medical practitioners who may not have regular exposure to acute emergencies and trauma care, but who are interested in improving and refining their skill base for expeditions, humanitarian relief missions or everyday practice. The course will be CME accredited. Email Expedition & Wilderness Medicine to pre-register your interest

Jobs

There are some great jobs out there at the moment, make sure you ‘like’ our Facebook page to hear about them first FACEBOOK PAGE or keep a regular eye on our home page.

Volunteer Doctor for International Porter Protection Group

Work on the most remote inhabited island in the world…

Recruiting a doctor for our Lifeline Clinic Doctor in Namibia

We have some other great courses coming up this year, led by inspiring medics, topped off by the Antarctic Wilderness medical Conference with National Geographic, at the end of the year.

Why not do something different with your medical degree this year??

Why not join us at Extreme Medicine Conference at the Royal Society of Medicine? We have just made the speakers’ page live and it’s a pretty impressive array – but don’t take our word for it, visit the website to see for yourself. www.ExtremeMedicineExpo.com.

Reserve your place on Extreme Medicine now.

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Volunteer Doctor for International Porter Protection Group

The International Porter Protection Group urgently require a volunteer doctor, ideally experienced in altitude and remote environment medicine, to work at their rescue post at Machermo, at 4400 m in the Gokyo Valley of Nepal during the Spring season, March to April, 2012.

This has arisen following the late withdrawal of a volunteer. This post offers the rare opportunity to live and work for up to 2 months in a Sherpa community providing emergency care to locals, porters and trekkers as part of team of 2 other Western doctors and local staff. For further details, please contact Dr. Nick Mason at: npmason@doctors.org.uk

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