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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.
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
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
Expedition & Wilderness Medicine’s new Conservation Medicine course in Namibia has been accredited for 16.5 CME
Located at the stunning N/a’ankuse Lodge and Wildlife Sanctuary only 42kms east of Windhoek is Expedition & Wilderness Medicine’s new Conservation Medicine Course. This truly unique lodge is set amidst a natural savannah, with riverine vegetation, lush grass plains and magnificent mountain views, and offers a malaria free Wild Medicine course.
The main objective of the course is to educate attendees as to how we can integrate the diagnostic and problem solving skills of both human and animal health professionals with the knowledge of conservation professionals. Ultimately this should help all concerned to better manage the environment and biodiversity to the benefit of all the inhabitants of our beautiful planet.
The emerging interdisciplinary field of conservation medicine, which integrates human and veterinary medicine and environmental sciences, is largely concerned with zoonose. At the present time there is very little sharing knowledge in both an academic and practical session and this course serves to address this significant gap.
Dr Roger Alcock, lead medic on this Septembers Keswick based Expedition & Wilderness Medicine course talk about the high calibre of medics on the search & rescue scenerio run on the hills about the EWM training base
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.
The gold standard and highly acclaimed course based in Keswick and Plas y Brenin in Wales