About this event

  • Date and time Fri 5 Oct 2018 from 8:45am to 5:15pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Emergency Medicine, Military Medicine

At a time where urgent and emergency care faces huge challenges in our own country, war, climate change and a population explosion are creating healthcare challenges on a global scale.

Health care professionals have a huge amount to offer on both fronts, but the chosen pathways must be sustainable. We will assist any aspiring healthcare professional to plan and prepare for wilderness travel, and discuss some of the environmentally specific medical challenges that may be faced in a remote or wilderness setting.

We'll cover global health and provide examples of sustainable projects developed by UK based clinicians, concluding with inspirational stories covering the remote expedition environment.

Topics covered:

  • Hypothermia
  • Cold water immersion
  • Altitude
  • Etiology, diagnosis and management of environmental specific medical conditions
  • How to secure and adequately prepare for a trip as an expedition medic
  • Current major global health issues

Key speakers

Major Nics Wetherill

Expedition Leader
Ex Ice Maiden: The story of the first all female team to cross Antarctica

James Moore RGN

Director of the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (RCPSG)
Preparation for your travel

Dr Andy Lockyer

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Emergency Care, Bristol
UK Med deployment to Bangladesh

Lt Col HJ Pynn

Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Emergency Care, Bristol
How to get started in wilderness medicine or global health projects

Agenda

View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Session 1: Emergencies in a wilderness setting

Chair: Lieutenant Colonel Harvey Pynn, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Bristol

Hyperthermia

Lieutenant Colonel Harvey Pynn

Cold water immersion: Dead or alive?

Dr Paddy Morgan, Consultant, Bristol and Associate Researcher and Independent Medical Officer for the Extreme Environments Laboratory, University of Plymouth

Envenomation

Dr Zoe Burton, Specialty Anaesthesia Registrar, Portsmouth

Altitude

Dr Charlotte Verney, Registrar in Anaesthesia, Melbourne, Australia

Tea and coffee break

Session 2: Embarking on an expedition

Preparation for travel - avoiding that creek

Mr James Moore, Director, Director of the Exeter Travel Clinic and Director of the International Diploma in Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Raleigh International

Ms Katie Beck, Medical Coordination Manager, Raleigh International

Professional indemnity for your travel

Mr Umar Chaudhry, Saepio Insurance Brokers

Lunch and annual general meeting for section members

Session 3: Global health

Chair: Dr Lucy Obolensky, GP, Cornwall and Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Fellow

Introduction

Dr Lucy Obolensky

Why global health?

Dr Lucy Obolensky

Sustainability

Dr Beth Winn, GPST, Global Health Scholar and Health Education England QI Fellow

The surgical camp

Mr Alistair Cobb, President, Oral & Maxillofacial Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Question and answer session
Tea and coffee break
UK Med deployment to Bangladesh

Dr Andy Lockyer, Dr Andy Lockyer, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Pre-Hospital Emergency Medicine, UK Emergency Medical Team Doctor, Bristol Royal Infirmary

How to get started in wilderness medicine or global health projects

Lieutenant Colonel Harvey Pynn, Consultant, Emergency Medicine, Pre-Hospital Emergency Care, Bristol

Panel discussion
Ex Ice Maiden: The story of the first all female team to cross Antarctica

Major Nics Wetherill, Expedition Ice Maiden Leader, British Army

Close of meeting

Location

Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom