With a dramatically beautiful Old Town, a dynamic and stunning modern New Town and historic details, monument and famous landmarks around every corner, Edinburgh is the perfect city to host our annual World Extreme Medicine Conference. Known for its innovation,…
Now in its ninth year, the World Extreme Medical Conference (#WEM20) is returning to Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, from 17-19th October 2020.
#WEM20 is an exciting platform for medical minds to share experiences, innovations, best practise, promote cross-disciplinary working and generate new research.
Over three days, the World Extreme Medicine ‘Inspiration Beyond the Ordinary’ Conference will serve as a springboard for inspiring approaches and new thinking to medical practices. The event attracts over 900 professionals, bringing together the world’s most respected names in extreme medicine alongside delegates from over 30 countries. These individuals represent a diverse array of backgrounds including special forces medics, expeditioners, extreme athletes, war surgeons, humanitarians, medical researchers, emergency first responders and organisations such as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
The unique energy created by gathering these bright, inquisitive and hungry minds together in one place is unparalleled. The networking, career and educational opportunities are limitless.
The conference focuses on a number of interrelated medical fields: Pre-Hospital, Disaster & Humanitarian, Expedition, Endurance and Extreme Sport, Space and Extreme Medicine. We work with a range of multi-disciplinary partners and together, we offer a programme of fascinating talks from world-renowned experts in their field – from Arctic explorers to vascular surgeons, remote medics to NASA & ESA personnel. We host practical plenaries and hands-on workshops that explore field-proven techniques and provide you with medical ‘hacks’ to inspire and enhance your skills. These sessions are designed to help you to become a more effective practitioner of remote medicine and allow you to truly take medicine to the ‘extreme’.
‘Where humankind goes, medicine must follow’
Dates for #WEM20: 17-19 October 2020