Home Welcome Slide World Extreme Medicine Conference 2021 13th-15th November 2021 Returns to Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh REGISTER BELOW Exploring the World of Extreme Medicine Sir Ranulph Fiennes is delighted to endorse the Extreme Medicine Conference Series. The subject matter, close to his heart, brings together the disparate but complimentary, and often overlapping fields, of Extreme & Expedition, Humanitarian & Disaster and pre hospital care medicine. Photography by Martin Hartley / www.martinhartley.com Twitter #WEM18 @extremeexpo https://twitter.com/extremeexpo REGISTER NOW #WEM21


World Extreme Medicine Conference 2021

In Edinburgh & Online

13th – 15th November 2021

#WEM21 tickets on sale now!

The World Extreme Medicine Conference provides a platform for inspiring medical minds to meet and is themed around ‘A New World Awaits’. Here, we challenge thinking, build bridges and introduce new ideas about medicine at its most remote and austere. The conference brings together four related medical fields in one arena: Pre-Hospital, Disaster & Humanitarian, Expedition, and Extreme Medicine, with experts in each field presenting the latest thinking and techniques, and sharing their inspiring stories.

To pay by other means please contact the WEM office on +44 (0)1297 300503 or email [email protected].


Please note:
• Prices below are subject to VAT (20% tax).
• If purchasing a student ticket, you will be required to show your student ID when registering at the event.
• All speakers and content are subject to change.

The World Extreme Medicine Conference is not funded by sponsorship and content is not influenced by external organisations. We remain devoted to the highest quality content free from commercial influence.

The following ticket types are available for the in-person event in Edinburgh:

• STUDENT: Undergraduate students only
• INTERMEDIATE: F1-2 Doctors, all allied medical/healthcare professionals up to and including Band 5
• MEDIC: All other grades

If you purchase one of the student or intermediate tickets, you may be asked for proof of status – it’s nothing to worry about, we just want to make sure our tickets go to those most suited to them. Please note: There is a limited number of student and intermediate tickets available – make sure to get your ticket early in order to avoid disappointment.

If you aren’t sure which ticket is right for you, please contact the WEM office on +44 (0)1297 300503 or email [email protected].

The #WEM21 Edinburgh Experience

  • Fully immerse yourself in #WEM21 experience, our 10th year!
  • Attend your chosen speaker sessions; ask your questions and join in with real-time debates
  • Unique opportunity to meet and chat to speakers throughout the 3 days
  • Face-to-face networking; socialise with like-minded professionals and future colleagues
  • Experience the hands-on workshops, talks and organised social events – the Cèilidh is one event not to be missed!
  • Full access to the online platform during and after the conference – all main talks will be recorded and available for 12 months.
  • Explore the historic city of Edinburgh in your free time
  • Limited tickets available – when they’re gone, they really are gone.

The #WEM21 Online Experience

  • Dive in deep to the digital world of #WEM21 online conference
  • Seamless live-streamed speaker sessions – full coverage on the main stage and Salisbury room across the 3 days
  • Virtual networking via our brand-new online platform with artificial intelligence providing beneficial matchmaking – connecting you to the right people and businesses.
  • Access to streamed workshops (where possible) though without that ‘hands-on’ experience
  • Full access to the online platform during and after the conference – all main talks will be recorded and available for 12 months.
  • Flexible and accessible around work and home commitments
Details Price Qty
Student (3 Day)show details + £429.00 (GBP)*  
Intermediate (3 Day)show details + £515.00 (GBP)*  
Medic (3 Day)show details + £699.00 (GBP)*  
Digital only (3 day)show details + £199.00 (GBP)*  

* price includes taxes

Which #WEM21 ticket do I book?

Undecided whether to book an online-only ticket or join us in Edinburgh?

Here are the main differences to help to choose:

In Edinburgh

There’s nothing like experiencing a WEM conference in person, let alone travelling to Edinburgh, famous as one of the major homes of medical innovation. The Edinburgh ticket gets you access to everything, including our online conference space!

Why come to Edinburgh?

  • The WEM conference has an electric atmosphere that generates high-level discussion across disciplines and breeds new ideas; it’s the original and most exciting way to experience our most extreme annual event.
  • Network and career build with new people to build relationships – 93% percent of rapport building is nonverbal communication with body language, tone and gestures, making this the best way to get to know others in your field and branch out across disciplines.
  • Experience rare, once-a-year only access to leading specialists including war surgeons, astronauts, humanitarians, EMTs and expedition leaders – all in one place. Seek them out, have a chat and ask questions (most stay all weekend).
  • Get your hands dirty! Though we will stream certain workshops, most require you to be there to get involved (like our epic mass casualty simulation, ropes workshop and expedition vehicle maintenance).
  • Enjoy full access to the online networking portal to engage with remote delegates from around the world and access online-only talks – all inside our new app.
  • Join us for an introductory dinner and drinks on the Friday evening, the perfect time to socialise and relax before the conference kicks off Saturday…
  • Then attend our infamous Cèilidh on the Saturday night. Socialise, let loose and have fun at a traditional dance where anyone can join in – and laughter is guaranteed late into the night! We’re honoured to also be hosting world-renowned violinist Robert McDuffie too!
  • Use your free time to explore the beautiful ancient city of Edinburgh, hike to local beauty spots and join the WEM team for a bracing early morning run.
  • Access post-conference material to all recorded talks and to the delegates for continued networking.


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.

Why join online?

  • Live-streamed speaker sessions from the main stage and the Salisbury room at the live conference, as well as bespoke online sessions just for you at home.
  • Network online with other remote delegates and those in Edinburgh by seeking out relevant people or by using our clever matchmaking artificial intelligence wizardry!
  • Opportunity to ask speakers questions online (though since they will all be in Edinburgh; we’ll need to limit numbers).
  • More flexibility to suit your schedule and keep tabs on the talks and ongoing discussions via our new app.
  • No packing, travelling and enjoy your creature comforts (it’s always a bonus to have unlimited snacks and drinks at your fingertips with no queues for the bathroom!)
  • Work around your shifts and access content as and when you’re able.
  • Full access to all main talks is recorded and available for 12 months after the conference with post-conference material and delegates for continued networking.

Whether you come to Edinburgh or join us online, you’ll come away feeling inspired, re-energised and perhaps on the path towards a new career.


Either way – it’s going to be extreme!