- Date and time Thu 12 Mar 2020 from 8:45am to 5:15pm
- Location Royal Society of Medicine
- Organised by Military Medicine
This event is sold out to attend, but you can book to watch the live stream - click here to book (you can watch from anywhere, all you need is a good internet connection).
At this event, top specialists who have been in expeditions to challenging scenarios such as Antarctica and Dhaliguri will explore cold injuries, frostbite, avalanche survival, and physiological monitoring in remote environments. A multidisciplinary faculty will cover wilderness medicine topics, encompassing expedition, mountain, extreme environment, humanitarian and pre-hospital medicine.
- Understand current military activity in both operational and adventurous training “cold” environments
- Appreciate the constraints of the “cold” environment in the care of military patients
- Gain insight into current best practice in the assessment and management of cold-related pathology
This meeting, CPD approved and suitable for the use of Standard Learning Credits, will showcase recent activity of Service personnel across all areas of wilderness medicine within Defence and provide an update into the latest evidence-based practice with a focus in extreme cold scenarios. Additionally, the Pugh Society will be launched with voting in of founding committee members.
The Pugh Society, named after Dr Griffith Pugh, has been established to provide a forum for like-minded individuals to coalesce in order to discuss and develop best-practice in military wilderness medicine. This is the inaugural meeting and launch of the Pugh Society, aiming to ensure robust governance, oversee scientific advancement, and provide a forum for education, training and networking in the field of wilderness medicine within the Defence Medical Services, and the wider Armed Forces.
This program is suitable for the use of Standard Learning Credits.