News & Features — 29 September 2019 at 2:16 pm

BMMS Science Day

The programme for the British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) Science Day taking place on Wednesday 13th November 2019 is now available. Talks include the latest research on the brain, heart and GI tract at high altitude, the evidence behind recent developments in mountain rescue techniques and training, the evolution of MEDEX’s highly popular “Travel at High Altitude” booklet and the science that underpins the climbing of Pik Lenin, a 7134m giant that lies on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

There will also be posters and short presentations on a diverse range of subjects ranging from the role of beetroot juice in acclimatisation to the management of a frozen shoulder in Antarctica and the high altitude illnesses of Sir Edmund Hillary. The final session of the day will celebrate the 1960-61 Silver Hut Expedition and its enormous contribution to mountain medicine. Two original members – Jim Milledge and Mike Gill – will be joined by Annabel Nickol and the award winning writer Harriet Tuckey.

The cost of the day includes – lunch, dinner and a signed hardback copy of Mike Gill’s “Edmund Hillary”.

Click here for the full programme and for tickets. The organisers are keen that the cost of the ticket is no barrier to attendance, and encourage anyone requiring assistance with funding to get in touch.