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Free flights from Miami to Buenos Aires!
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.
Two 6 month junior / middle grade doctor posts available – one commencing Feb 2015, the other Aug 2015. Includes funded enrolment in Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare
DDRC Healthcare is a charity providing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO), training and research in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and associated fields. In conjunction with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, we are looking to appoint two junior doctors for 6 month posts – one doctor to commence February 2015 and the other August 2015.
The post will be an average of 6 sessions per week at DDRC and 4 sessions per week in the Emergency Department. We are looking for Doctors with a minimum of 2 years experience post qualification. You must have full registration with the GMC or be eligible to become fully registered.
Derriford Hospital is adjacent to DDRC and is the largest teaching hospital in the southwest with a busy Emergency Department. DDRC provides HBO for elective and emergency patients for conditions including Decompression Illness, tissue damage secondary to radiotherapy and diabetic ulcers.
Training will be provided in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine and successful candidates will be encouraged and funded to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Remote Healthcare run by the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
There is no on call commitment for the diving aspect of this post however individuals will be encouraged to be involved in the management of diving accidents. The ED sessions may include some night shifts.
For application form and further information see Employment section www.ddrc.org
To discuss the job or to arrange a visit – please contact Dr Christine Penny – email@example.com or 01752 209999
Closing date: 18.08.2014 (08.00) interview date: 05.09.2014
Courses and Conferences of Interest
Fantastic short term opportunity in Lesotho: 12th – 28th July, 2014 Doctor required to join Connecting Communities Worldwide and a team of scouts on a sustainability project.
Contact KEN DUNN at Connecting Communities Worldwide for more info:
T: 01709 717 111
M: 0752 852 9766
LATE CALL! We have an opportunity for a female doctor to join the Prince’s Trust Women’s Leadership Group, trekking through rural northern Vietnam, raising money for disadvantaged young people in the UK.
If you are available, 14th – 23rd March and can provide medical support to a group of mixed nationalities, we’d love to hear from you.
Please send your CV, location and brief note expressing your interest to: admin AT expeditionmedicine.co.uk by Sunday 9th March, 2014.
Read more about the trek here
Additional Information & Training:
We know that education opens doors and as the EWM crew are both interested and a bit nosey, we love to hear what our alumni get up to after attending our courses. Naturally then, we were delighted to hear from Ian P, who told us he and his wife loved the 2013 Wild Medicine course so much, they’re busy packing up in the UK and moving to Namibia…
Not many things you can say that change your life! Attending the Wild Medicine course was one of those events. Amazing set of people and a fantastic opportunity to learn about conservation and desert medicine.
The kind of odd things we learnt…
– Take blood from a cheetah,
– Learn about (and touch – optional) many poisonous snakes,
– Sleep in a desert, walk 14km through a dry river canyon,
– What are the problem animals with Rabies? (A: Kudu),
– How can carnivores live outside conservation areas & not get killed by farmers &
– How to build a vineyard in a desert … what?!..
And the thing that changed our lives? Meet the Bushmen and see their need for healthcare! My wife and I are volunteering at Naankuse to run the Bushmen medical services. The real thing we learned? There are many people out there that can benefit from our skills …
Oh and by the way Namibia is amazing you get to see loads … but you can also get a 4×4 and do a week or so trip before the course.
Other courses of interest:
Extreme Medicine Conference
STREET CHILD are looking for assorted medics and also a Medical Director* to provide cover for this fundraising event in the world’s 10th poorest country and help improve the lives of vulnerable children in West Africa.
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The Street Child of Sierra Leone Marathon 2014 is an ambitious project and we need medical help to stage it. It’s more than just a run. We invite runners to join Street Child in Makeni, Sierra Leone to see and assist with the work we do in country, and to get involved with the local community. All of this takes place in a developing country with a basic medical infrastructure.
The race covers tough but beautiful terrain, invariably with high temperatures and humidity. The route is classed as a category “black” marathon – a marathon where serious consideration should be taken to safety provision. For this reason medical support is vital. Over the last 2 years, under the guidance of the Medical Director, groups of medical professionals from across the world have travelled to Sierra Leone to help out. When joined by local medics and nurses, mining corporation paramedics and medical students, this team have provided essential cover to the marathon. More importantly, previous teams can testify that they have have had an amazing adventure, providing a great talking point for grand rounds on their return!
Most of the action for the medical team takes place on race day, where teams set up makeshift medical stations around the course, providing first line medical care to the runners. This is co-ordinated from Medical HQ, the headquarters for ongoing treatment, and communication centre to each of the medical stations.
Sierra Leone is very much a developing country – supplies and equipment are limited and expertise is varied. This is a challenge, but one worth taking on. Outside of race day, the medical team will be involved in procuring equipment, medical briefings to international runners, and manning clinics offered to local runners on registration day. Another important job for the team is spending time chatting to the runners before the race, providing reassurance and advice, usually over a local beer!
We would like people who like the sound of this event to travel out to Sierra Leone for between 1 and 2 weeks to help us organise the 2014 Sierra Leone Marathon. We do ask that you fund your own trip (flights and accommodation only, all transport and meals will be free) but in return we will give you your own ‘experience of a lifetime’ seeing and assisting with Street Child projects in urban and rural Sierra Leone, taking part in a week of festivities in Makeni and you still get to finish on a high joining our West African beach party and 2 night beach hut retreat!
Dates are pretty flexible, the marathon is on Sunday 25th May so an 8 day trip could fly Wed 21st May and return Wed 28th May 2014. Direct 6 hour flights from London are available from Gambia Bird Airlines and BA.
To enquire or apply please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*For applications to the role of Medical Director, the role will be to provide leadership and direction to the medical team. A return flight from London will also be provided. Minimum dates Mon 19th – Wed 28th May 14.
Courses of Interest
Experience the cutting edge knowledge of the global leaders in remote extreme medicine at the International World Extreme Medicine Conference & EXPO
Our speakers will be sharing their state-of-the-art operational best practices and experience, and are ideally placed to provide expert knowledge to delegates within the areas of:
Expedition and Wilderness Medicine | Pre-Hospital Medicine | Disaster and Relief Medicine | Pre-Hospital and Disaster Medicine
It is a unique opportunity to gain knowledge from the world’s most experienced and senior extreme medicine professionals, and will also give many valuable practical learnings:
- How to assess practical strategies for the pre-hospital care of trauma patients
- How to identify world class practices for quicker and better diagnosis
- Discovering effective techniques that will improve your medical skills in extreme conditions
The speaker line up includes:
- International emergency ‘Legend’, Professor Anthony Redmond OBE
- ‘Professor Popsicle’ your hypothermia expert, Dr Gordon Giesbrecht
- The world’s leading toxinologist, Professor David Warrell
- Professor Mike Grocott, Director & Leader of Caudwell Xtreme Everest Expedition
- Dr Greg Ciottone recognized expert in Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management, international healthcare policy and infrastructure-building