These two structured talks and the following discussion session, on the development of a physiological understanding of extreme climates and the concomitant development of medical provisions and services for explorers are in the Society’s best tradition.
Our key speakers Dr Vanessa Heggie, University Research Fellow of the University of Birmingham will be giving a talk on 'Exploration physiology: A history of polar, desert, and altitude science' and Professor Tilli Tansey, Emeritus Professor of Medical History and Pharmacology will be giving the 'Presidential address 2020-2021 - Medicines for explorers: Henry Wellcome’s medicine chests'.
Both speakers are internationally renowned medical historians and will emphasise the importance of considering present knowledge and practice within a broader historical framework, and underline that the past informs the present and the future.
During this webinar, you'll be able to:
- Know how medical and scientific research work, influenced by military concerns and the space race, increased understanding of survival in hot, cold and low-oxygen environments.
- Learn how physiologists accompanied and studied polar explorers, desert nomads, and mountaineers
- Document how a global network of pioneers changed knowledge about the human body, and human history.
- Understand the nature of pharmacological provision for explorers from the late C19th to the mid C20th
- Recognise the pivotal role of Henry Wellcome and Burroughs, Wellcome & Co in developing tropical medicines and research facilities
A CPD certificate with 2 CPD credits will be issued to those joining the webinar live as well as those who watch the recording afterwards. Certificates will be issued 7 days after the webinar to those who watch it live and after 30 days for those that watch the recording.
The History of Medicine Society was founded in 1912 by Sir William Osler, its first President. These talks continue to reveal the importance of learning from the lessons of the past to apply to the present and future. The Society reaches out, inter alia, to clinicians of every speciality (including students), medical scientists, health care professionals, and other interested professionals and members of the general public (e.g. journalists and teachers).
Please note, the AGM meeting for RSM members only will start at 5:30pm and the webinar will start at 6:00pm. All delegates will be able to join both sessions via one Zoom link.
Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.
This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.
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