Wilderness medicine and global health: Sustainability on all fronts
Friday 5 October 2018, Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
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.
What can I expect from this meeting?
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.
key note speaker
Major Nics Wetherill, Expedition Leader
Ex Ice Maiden: The story of the first all female team to cross Antarctica
Special guest speakers include
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
- Cold water immersion
- 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
Early bird rates expire on Monday 3 September 2018
RSM members £27 - £90
Non members £45 - £150
Day | Registration: 08:45 | Organised by: Emergency Medicine Section |
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