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Dr Peter K. Ben Embarek at the World Extreme Medicine Conference 2021

World Extreme Medicine are proud to announce that that Dr Peter K. Ben Embarek, Head of the One Health Initiative unit at the World Health Organization will be speaking at the 10th World Extreme Medicine Conference. From 13th – 15th November in Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh or via a digital ticket platform.

Having worked with the World Health Organization for 20 years, Dr Peter K. Ben Embarek has extensive experience in food safety and the management of international food safety crisis across the globe. His work has focused on the food related and One Health aspects of emerging zoonotic diseases at the human animal interface. This included being part of the response to SARS, MERS, H5N1 Ebola Reston, and more recently of COVID-19.

Dr Ben Embarek’s participation at the World Extreme Medicine Conference will help to explain how the COVID-19 pandemic has shown there needs to be more attention given to better detection and surveillance of potential human pathogens in animals and in the environment to prevent future outbreaks. Illustrating the need to take a One Health approach when addressing the emergence of new diseases at the human animal interface.

World Extreme Medicine founder, Mark Hannaford, feels Dr Ben Embarek’s involvement is the perfect speaker match-up, “The theme for this year’s conference is ‘’A New World Awaits’ as we explore the world of medicine post pandemic. Dr Ben Embarek’s long experience within the WHO and his understanding on the prevention of emerging food related zoonoses ties this together perfectly and sets it up for a once in a lifetime learning opportunity for those in attendance.”

The annual World Extreme Medicine Conference is a three-day hybrid conference providing access to a network of expert speakers across the full breadth of extreme medicine. For its 10th year, it will explore the new world that now awaits following the COVID-19 pandemic encompassing humanitarian, disaster relief, expedition, space, military, tactical and performance medicine

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Conference Ticket Options


Digital Ticket Experience

We know travelling to Edinburgh simply isn’t convenient or accessible for everyone. So, this year we’re going all out to make our online conference experience easier, more engaging and career-enhancing. Our online platform gives you the freedom to watch the conference live from the comfort of your sofa or catch-up on demand whenever suits you. Our amazing immersive platform will make you feel like your there!

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Edinburgh Experience 

Being a part of our ‘Edinburgh Experience’ is the only way to be fully immersed and to benefit from the opportunities to form in-person, life-changing connections that will add some of the most inspiring contacts to your network. Plus, you now have greater flexibility on which day you can join us for with our single-day ticket option. As part of your ticket you will have access to all the content for the days you signed up for on demand and this will be available after the event.

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