Mountain medicine: The science and the sport

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

This meeting brings together some of the UK's leading experts on mountain medicine. Topics will include the relevance of and contribution of the UK military in this field, updates on advances in the understanding of high altitude illness and psychology and it's impact on physiology and performance.

The day will be concluded with a keynote speech on the impact of medicine on high altitude expeditions.

The meeting will be of interest to anyone involved in mountaineering expeditions focusing on high altitude expedition. It is aimed at a broad audience from a variety of medical and scientific backgrounds.

Who should attend: General Practitioners, Primary Healthcare nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists, medics, medical managers, civilian sector who deal with the delivery of medicine in challenging environments.


We are most grateful to Expedition & Wilderness Medicine for supporting this conference


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8.30 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.00 am

Welcome and introduction
Surgeon Commander Catherine Doran, President, Military Medicine Section, Royal Society of Medicine

9.10 am

UK military altitude research
Lieutenant Colonel Dave Woods, Consultant Endocrinologist, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust and MDHUN

9.40 am

The Caudwell Extreme Project
Professor Mike Grocott, Professor of Anaesthesia and Intensive care, University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust

10.10 am

Cardiovascular research at altitude
Dr Christopher Boos, Consultant Cardiologist, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Bournemouth University

10.40 am

Tea and coffee break

11.10 am

High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)
Dr Ken Baillie, Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

11.40 am

Acute mountain sickness (AMS)
Professor Damien Bailey, Professor of Physiology-Biochemistry, University of Glamorgan

12.10 pm

Cold injury
Professor Chris Imray, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire

12.40 pm

Panel discussion and future direction of research
Dr Adrian Mellor, Consultant Anaesthetist, James Cook University Hospital

1.00 pm

Lunch

2.00 pm

Effectiveness of pre-acclimatisation strategies for high altitude exposure
Dr John O'Hara, Reader in Sport and Exercise Physiology, Leeds Metropolitan University

2.30 pm

The genetics of performance at altitude
Professor Hugh Montgomery, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, Director, Institute for Health and Performance, University College London

3.00 pm

Psychology and mountaineers
Mr Malcolm Bass, Clinical Psychologist, Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Foundation Trust

3.30 pm

Tea and coffee break

4.00 pm

Introduction to keynote
Dr Adrian Mellor, Consultant Anaesthetist, James Cook University Hospital

4.05 pm

Title TBC
Mr Alan Hinkes OBE

5.00 pm

Completion of evaluation forms and close of meeting

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Meeting ref: USE04

CPD: 6 credits

Add the number of delegates in each category wishing to attend:

Registration Details Delegates
£ each Number
Consultant/GP £199
RSM Trainee £95
RSM Fellow £120
Trainee £130
AHP/Nurse/Midwife £95
RSM Associate £75
RSM Retired Fellow £95
RSM Student £55
Student £65
Total  



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