World Extreme Medicine News

The term ‘Extreme Medicine’ was first coined by World Extreme Medicine founder Mark Hannaford  and describes the practise of medicine in remote, inhospitable and challenging environments. This is the aim of the World Extreme Medicine Conference; bringing together those with experience in this type of situation to share their knowledge and expertise and improve the level of care given.

Medicine is constantly pushed to new limits, becoming increasingly effective and advanced. Within this development of modern medicine, there stands a niche group of medical professionals carrying out lifesaving procedures in some of the world’s most dangerous and harsh settings.

Join us this year 13th-15th November 2021, where for the first time in WEM history, you can attend either in-person at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh or via our brand-new online experience from the comfort of your home.

The conference covers a variety of different disciplines within medicine; Pre-Hospital, Disaster and Humanitarian, Expedition, Endurance, Space and Extreme Medicine. Specialists in each area will speak over the three-day conference. The talks attract a wide variety of medical professionals from many different backgrounds, including the Armed Forces, expeditioners, humanitarian medics, athletes and emergency responders.

Hear from medics who’ve learned crucial psychological tools to survive the toughest environments and challenges on earth; oxygen-rationed atop Everest, trapped under fire in a war-torn state, stranded in an Arctic snowstorm. Speakers at this year’s conference include JD Polk, NASA’s Chief Heath and Medical Officer and world renowned ethologist and environmentalist Dr Jane Goodall, with many more extreme medicine mavericks, expeditioners and world thought- leaders being added to the list.

Mark Hannaford, founder of World Extreme Medicine said:

The World Extreme Medicine Conference is a fantastic opportunity for medical experts to congregate and share their wisdom. This is our tenth conference and it will be better than ever as we celebrate out 10th anniversary, giving everyone involved an opportunity to improve the standard of care given in challenging and far-off environments through the sharing of knowledge.

The sponsorship packages on offer cater to different levels, meaning lots of people can get involved and become part of this brilliant event.”

Join one of the most energetic and unique networks in the universe and be part of the world’s greatest gathering of extreme medics and inspiring minds; dedicated to inspiring and sharing medical knowledge with you. Book your place now!


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