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Antarctic Medical Conference hosted by Expedition & Wildernesss Medicine, National Geographic and Linblad Expeditions

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Antarctic Wilderness Medicine Conference, 10 CME. 2014 Antarctica

28 November 2014 to 11 December 2014

An iconic Antarctic Medical Conference exploring one of the worlds most amazing regions.
 
Join us aboard the National Geographic Explorer, a state of the art expedition ship. The medical element will be led by Dr Andrew Peacock (MBBS).  Andrew is an Australian registered Medical Practitioner with wide ranging emergency and general medical experience in worldwide locations including New Zealand, Antarctica, Papua New Guinea, USA, Russia, Nepal, India, Kazakhstan, the Solomon Islands and the Cayman Islands. He has significant experience in remote area work with minimal equipment and backup and on expeditions to diverse environments ranging from dense jungle to the ice of Antarctica and in the high Himalaya. His particular area of interest is Altitude Medicine and he has ascents of the central summit of Shishapangma (8013m) in Tibet and Manaslu (8163m) in Nepal under his belt.

Andrew enjoys nothing more than combining his climbing, hiking, mountaineering and other outdoor adventure skills with work as an Expedition Medical Officer and bringing home amazing images to share with the world as an award-winning adventure travel photographer:  http://www.footloosefotography.com).

The ship will also have its own Expedition Leader, a National Geographic staffer, who are amazing experts in their own right and consequently offer a superb environment from which to explore this incredible region.


**This conference is now full**  You can register your interest for the next event with Liz Estes

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More Information

The pricing starts at US$11,990 and you will be booking your trip directly with Lindblad Expeditions but doing so under our conference name in order to gain access to our special lecture program. The conference content is CME accredited for 10 hours by the Wilderness Medical Society and will include the following topic headings:

•Altitude Illness
•Cold Weather Injuries
•Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Wilderness Environments
•Wilderness Medical Kits
•Interpersonal Features of Group Travel
•Psychological Issues in Expedition Travel

The cost of the conference will be based on two people sharing a standard cabin but if you want to upgrade, travel singly or book separate travel arrangements then Lindblad Expeditions will be more than happy to make these arrangements for you. Most meals, landings and activities are included in the price but the arrangements will be governed by Lindblad Expedition's terms and conditions.

How to book
. Please email Liz Estes for a reservation form. Should you require further information regarding the itinerary, flights and travel arrangements or specific requirements regarding your stay on the NG Explorer your point of contact is Liz Estes on 888-773-9007, if ringing from outside the US on 001-212-261-9000 or email groups@expeditions.com.   We recommend your make your flights arrangements through Linblad espiecally if travel from the US to tie in with local ground arrangements.
 

Itinerary

Schedule*

Day 1 U.S./Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Overnight Hotel
Day 3 Buenos Aires/Ushuaia, Argentina/Embark Ship
Day 4 At Sea
Day 5-10 Antarctica
Day 11-12 At Sea
Day 13 Ushuaia/Disembark/Buenos Aires
Day 14 Arrive U.S./Home

*Subject to change

Wilderness Medicine Conference - WMS Course Accreditation

In association with the Wilderness Medical Society we are able to offer the ability to earn 10.0 CME and credits towards the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Program to gain the FAWM.

'This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Expedition and Wilderness Medicine. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.
Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.'

 

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