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Poster Competition

The poster competition is an integral part of the World Extreme Medicine Conference and shares the aims that challenge thinking, build bridges and share new and more effective approaches to medical practice in the world’s most remote and austere locations.

*The competition is not yet open to receive submissions, please check back later in the year.*

Delegates attending the conference will be invited to submit an academic poster on new or novel research which impacts on medical practice in remote and austere locations.

The brief

Exhibiting a poster at an international conference is a valuable experience for students, successful entrants will have an opportunity to share their ideas and knowledge. Selected posters will be displayed for all three days of the conference and seen by both delegates and speakers, giving authors the chance to discuss their work with an enthusiastic audience.

The competition will be judged by a panel of experienced medical professionals who have all practiced medicine in challenging environments.

The competition embraces the diverse nature of extreme medicine and we welcome applications from any healthcare professional at any stages in their career.

Posters designed for the competition must relate to one of the key areas of the International World Extreme Medicine Conference 2017:

  • Day 1 – Extreme, Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
  • Day 2 – Disaster and Humanitarian Medicine
  • Day 3 – Pre-Hospital Medicine

Posters must be A1 size (594mm x 841mm), and in colour.

Entrants will be required to answer questions on their posters and display their poster for the full three days of the conference and must have tickets to attend the event. There should be a maximum of two entrants per poster submission. This year’s poster competition will be moderated by Dr Sean Hudson.

Abstract submissions can be sent using the form further down this webpage and the closing date is October 10th 2017 (successful authors will be informed shortly after this date).

Kindly note that as Dr Hudson spends much of his time in remote and austere locations, he has restricted access to a stable internet and email service. He’d be most grateful if you’d kindly limit routine enquiries.

  • Sean Hudson

    Sean was the first person in the UK to become a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine, and has been involved in a wide variety of expeditions over the last 20 years.

    Sean has trekked across the Darien Gap and the Thar Desert; worked as a trekking guide and Chief Medic for Raleigh International in Namibia and Zimbabwe; as a trauma medic in Columbia, and as a ski field doctor in New Zealand, and also spent a number of seasons in the Antarctica at Union Glacier.

    In 2004, he became a medical consultant to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and now works throughout the Middle East. Since 1998 he has worked for Across the Divide Expeditions as medic and expedition medicine advisor, providing medical cover on expeditions in 21 different countries. In 2002, he co-founded Expedition and Wilderness Medicine (now World Extreme Medicine), which seeks to provide comprehensive training for medical professionals working as expedition medical officers in a variety of extreme and remote environments.

Entry form

Thanks for your interest in the poster competition,
applications are now closed for this year.

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