The term ‘Extreme Medicine’ was first coined by World Extreme Medicine founder Mark Hannaford FRGS FRSA from Plymouth in Devon, UK , and describes the practise of medicine in
remote, inhospitable and challenging environments. This is the aim of the World Extreme Medicine Conference in Edinburgh; bringing together those with experience in this type of situation to share their knowledge and expertise and improve the level of care given.
Medicine is constantly pushed to new limits, becoming increasingly effective and advanced. Within this development of modern medicine, there stands a niche group of medical professionals carrying out lifesaving procedures in some of the world’s most dangerous and harsh settings.
From Friday November 23 2018 to Sunday November 25 2018, World Extreme Medicine will be hosting its conference in Edinburgh for doctors and medical minds to come together and share their experiences of medicine in extreme environments. The conference promotes cross-disciplinary working and attracts over 800 professionals annually, with this year set to be the biggest yet. The organisers are looking for potential sponsors to support the conference and be a part of this significant global medical community.