Category: News & Features

Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

Sept 2012 / Fancy yourself as team doctor after the Olympics? This one-day conference may be a good start. Billed as ‘Sports Medicine – more of what you wanted to know but never dared to ask’. Bristol, 19 October 2012.

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Glenmore Lodge for Free

Glenmore Lodge for Free

Sept 2012 / Glenmore Lodge is Scotland’s outdoor training centre and offers world class instruction in a wide range of outdoor adventure sports. They are offering free training opportunities to mock students for their instructor training courses. All you have to pay for is your own travel, food and accommodation.

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Machermo Porter Shelter

Machermo Porter Shelter

Sept 2012 / The Machermo Porter Shelter and Rescue post accepts applications from volunteer doctors and medical elective students to serve the acute needs of porters and trekkers during the two Himalayan trekking seasons (March-May and Sept-Nov). The village takes about a week to reach and involves a light plane flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, and several days trek, initially along the Everest Base Camp route, before branching off onto the Gokyo trail. Most applicants are GPs/A&E doctors, but applicants from other backgrounds are considered if you have altitude/expedition medicine experience.

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Radical Reels Tour

Radical Reels Tour

Sept 2012 / Radical Reels is a collection of the best adrenaline-packed short films entered into the annual Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. From climbing to paddling, mountain biking to BASE jumping, Radical Reels combines jawdropping skill with awe-inspiring cinematography. The tour visits more than 50 destinations worldwide.

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Ride to Recovery

Ride to Recovery

Sept 2012 / This August five doctors from Northern Ireland will be taking on some of the Alps most formidable mountains on bicycles including the legendary Galibier. They are part of a group raising money for the spinal injury charity Aspire and the Cure and Action for Tay Sachs Foundation. Far from professional cyclists, the average weight of the group is a well-insulated 92kg, 23kg heavier than Bradley Wiggins.

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European Association of Surfing Doctors

European Association of Surfing Doctors

Luke Summers / Adventure Medic Editor Luke heads to the European Association of Surfing Doctors (EASD) surfing medicine conference in Sagres Portugal and finds a thriving community of like-minded medics. We admire his devotion to CPD.

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Visceral Leishmaniasis

Visceral Leishmaniasis

Meghan Perry / The politics of Neglected Tropical Diseases and a run down on Visceral Leishmaniasis including presentation, reservoir, treatment and vector control

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Monica Iverson

Monica Iverson on First Aid Kits

Monica Iverson / Adventure Medic interviewed Monica Iverson and asked for her top tips on what to take in your first aid kit.

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Touring the World Through Sites and Sounds: Music+Travel-Worldwide

Touring the world through sights and sounds

Rowena Clark / This truly eccentric travelogue with its very own soundtrack whisks you through twelve countries across the globe in an enthusiastic attempt to educate you on the music they are synonymous with.

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Montane Featherlite Smock

Montane Featherlite Smock

Graham Dawson / Graham reviews his favourite piece of kit, the Montane Featherlite Smock. At fifty pounds, a lightweight shower-resistant bargain.

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