Extreme Medicine Conference 2014

National Extreme Medicine Conference 2014

Saturday 8-Sunday 9 February 2014, King’s College London, Guy’s Campus SE1 1UL

The KCL Emergency Medicine and Wilderness Medicine Societies are proud to present the National Undergraduate Extreme Medicine Conference 2014.

The Extreme Medicine Conference will focus on pre-hospital and critical care in a range of challenging environments, ranging from densely populated cities, to the most remote regions on the planet and to the battlefield.

There will be lectures from Dr Malcolm Tunnicliff (24 Hours in A&E), Nurse Jane Stevenson (BBC’s Lost Land of the Volcano) and Major Phil Docherty from the Royal Army Medical Corps Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT).  Speakers will talk about the difficulties faced when providing emergency care in challenging environments and the critical role of the interdisciplinary team in extreme medical emergencies. Finally there will be a ‘When it Happens for Real’ symposium with real life case presentations from the experts including LAS Paramedic Craig Cassidy, who was first on scene at the 7/7 London bombings.

Every delegate will also get over 6 hours of small group training in practical skills such as catastrophic haemorrhage control, advanced life support and airway management. Each workshop will prepare delegates for the realistic and challenging moulages, enabling the practical application of the skills during realistic scenarios. Moulages will feature realistic makeup and some of the stations will involve actors from Amputees in Action.  Delegates will learn how to work together as a team in critical situations whilst being guided and supported by trainers who are experts in their fields.
We hope the weekend will inspire all of you to think of following a career in extreme medicine. The conference will finish with some careers advice from current experts in the field and the opportunity to ask them questions.

Extreme Medicine is a specialty heavily based around multidisciplinary teams and we therefore encourage all Medical, Nursing and Paramedic students to attend.  Students are welcomed from all Universities and in the past we’ve had delegates traveling from all over Europe!

Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days and there’ll be a social on the Saturday evening!

• Dr Malcolm Tunnicliff – The face of 24 Hours in A&E
• Nurse Jane Stevenson – BBC’s Lost Land of the Volcano
• Pilot Neil Jeffers – HEMS Pilot and a leading expert on Crew Resource Management
• Maj Phil Docherty – Royal Army Medical Corps, Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT)
• Paramedic Craig Cassidy – First on scene at the 7/7 bombings
• Army Medic Andy Hall
• Dr Russell Hearn – Challenges of Wilderness Medicine

Airway Management
Advanced Resuscitation
Haemorrhage Control
Package and Move

Medical Emergency
Military Scenario
Package and Move
Multiple Casualty Triage

Tickets: This event is sold out.
King’s College London EMS or WMS Society members: £35
Non-Members: £40