COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence

Military Medicine Careers Panel

Military Medicine Careers Panel

The Beirut Explosion; WEM interviews UK-MED's CEO David Wrightwick

The Beirut Explosion; WEM interviews UK-MED's CEO David Wrightwick

Extreme Medicine.  Why?

Extreme Medicine. Why?

Medico-legal aspects of expedition medicine

Medico-legal aspects of expedition medicine

Join Eoin Walker the WEM Trauma Lead in conversation with expedition veterans  Steve Jones and Roger Alcock to spot how to look for professional operations and spot low-quality operations that put you, as a medical professional, at risk

Thriving Vs Surviving

Thriving Vs Surviving

Dan Richards and Victoria Lebrec have previously spoken at the WEM Conference & share their unique insights on life-changing injuries and how they've overcome despite the odds.

WEM Academy Live Session #14: Human Factors and your Medical Practice

WEM Academy Live Session #14: Human Factors and your Medical Practice

In this 90 minute session (self certify for 1.5 CPD points) hosted by WEM Trauma lead and Critical Care Paramedic: Eoin Walker, Gareth Lock will share with us some of the fundamental ways to mitigate Human Factors within your clinical career.

WEM Academy Live Session #16: An Audience with Anna McNuff: Mischief-maker, Adventurer and Author.

WEM Academy Live Session #16: An Audience with Anna McNuff: Mischief-maker, Adventurer and Author.

An Audience with Anna McNuff: Mischief-maker, Adventurer and Author. Are you ready for some serious armchair escapism? Anna shares some of her incredible human-powered adventure stories rich with video footage and images. The Coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for huge personal and societal growth. Through Anna's experiences we will also explore how you as a healthcare professional can break the mould and cultivate a growth mindset to harness times of rapid change and become an even better, bolder, more badass version of yourself!

Flow state, visualisation and achieving the impossible and becoming a better medic - learning from Dr Glenn Singleman

Flow state, visualisation and achieving the impossible and becoming a better medic - learning from Dr Glenn Singleman

Medical Doctor, Glenn SIngleman began exploring the transformative power of an active adventure lifestyle in the 80's.  As a professional expeditioner and documentary film-maker, he's been part of many groundbreaking, record-setting projects.

Special Forces mindset in a Pandemic

Special Forces mindset in a Pandemic

Learn from a renowned psychologist and ex-SAS medical officer and WEM Faculty to know what specific techniques will enable you to facilitate growth during periods of adversity.

Andy Elwood Psychological First Aid

Andy Elwood Psychological First Aid

Andy has saved many lives as a Paramedic on Search and Rescue Helicopters, during his 20-year career in the Emergency Services. Now he saves lives with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) rather than physical first aid.

The Silent Mental Health Pandemic

The Silent Mental Health Pandemic

WEM Host, will be joined by the 3 remarkable authors of a recently published, specialist paper entitled: ‘Mental health care for medical staff and affiliated healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic’ (Walton et al, 2020).

Cycling the world and other challenges

Cycling the world and other challenges

World Extreme Medicine Education Lead Will Duffin is joined by Mark Beaumont; public speaker, author, broadcaster, rower and world-record breaking cyclist (he's cycled 18,000 miles around the world….twice!)

Facial Trauma in Austere Environments

Facial Trauma in Austere Environments

 In an austere environment facing a challenging complex situation like facial injury, jaw dislocation can be overwhelming. Medivac may not be possible or excessively delayed.

How to Handle Difficult Conversations, Piers Carter

How to Handle Difficult Conversations, Piers Carter

In this interactive training, you'll explore models and techniques to help you navigate challenging encounters with patients, relatives or clients in both clinical settings and in all extreme environments.

Leading Through a Crisis: Lessons from the military.

Leading Through a Crisis: Lessons from the military.

Nick Francis former military commander and Engineer who severed for 16 years as an officer in the British army. He has done operational tours in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, emergency flood response in the UK, and post-earthquake recovery in Nepal.

Expedition Dentistry

Expedition Dentistry

Did you know, dental Pain accounts for more than 16 % of all expedition medivacs! This totally pictorial session comes as close as possible to our hands-on workshop deals with preventing, diagnosing and managing dental issues in an austere environment.

Optimising Performance in a Pandemic

Optimising Performance in a Pandemic

Adventure Cooking with Sophie Hollingsworth

Adventure Cooking with Sophie Hollingsworth

The Adventurous Path - with Dr Lizzie Thorne

The Adventurous Path - with Dr Lizzie Thorne

Desert Medicine with Dr Sean Hudson OBE & Sultan Al Hasni

Desert Medicine with Dr Sean Hudson OBE & Sultan Al Hasni

Sleeping in Extremes: Challenges, Strategies & Opportunities

Sleeping in Extremes: Challenges, Strategies & Opportunities

Expedition Planning: In Discussion with Steve Jones’

Expedition Planning: In Discussion with Steve Jones’

Tropical Medicine: demystifying the confusing world of random infections and critters!

Tropical Medicine: demystifying the confusing world of random infections and critters!

Why being technically brilliant just isn't (good) enough

Why being technically brilliant just isn't (good) enough

I’ve worked with dozens of Doctors over the last 12 years as an Expedition Leader here in the UK and at high altitude overseas, from GPs to anaesthetists and from A&E Docs to heart and lung specialists but the big question for me? Are they any good with people?

Extreme Medicine.  Why?

Extreme Medicine. Why?

Medico-legal aspects of expedition medicine

Medico-legal aspects of expedition medicine

Join Eoin Walker the WEM Trauma Lead in conversation with expedition veterans  Steve Jones and Roger Alcock to spot how to look for professional operations and spot low-quality operations that put you, as a medical professional, at risk

Careers Panel Expedition Medicine

Careers Panel Expedition Medicine

Expedition Medicine - everyone's dream but how do you get your first trip? WEM trauma lead Paramedic Eoin Walker, is joined by WEM Founder Mark Hannaford, Trainee GP Emma Figures and Nurse Taryn Anderson

Facial Trauma in Austere Environments

Facial Trauma in Austere Environments

 In an austere environment facing a challenging complex situation like facial injury, jaw dislocation can be overwhelming. Medivac may not be possible or excessively delayed.

Expedition Dentistry

Expedition Dentistry

Did you know, dental Pain accounts for more than 16 % of all expedition medivacs! This totally pictorial session comes as close as possible to our hands-on workshop deals with preventing, diagnosing and managing dental issues in an austere environment.

Will Duffin and Luca Carenzo: How Extreme Medicine Prepared Me For The Frontline

Will Duffin and Luca Carenzo: How Extreme Medicine Prepared Me For The Frontline

How Extreme Medicine Prepared Me For The Frontline. Luca Carenzo, WEM Faculty and Intensive Care Consultant working in Milan, joins us to discuss his experience of working on the Covid Frontline

What NOT to do on Expedition

What NOT to do on Expedition

Personal Admin

Personal Admin

Extreme Professionalism

Extreme Professionalism

Developing Wearable Sensors for Remote Physiological Monitoring in Arduous Environments

Developing Wearable Sensors for Remote Physiological Monitoring in Arduous Environments

Wearable physiological monitoring has become ubiquitous in our society. At present only a few commercially available devices provide the accuracy or spectrum of physiological monitoring necessary for the detection, prevention or treatment of disease. 

Antarctic mid-winter rescue

Antarctic mid-winter rescue

Reflecting on Practice

Reflecting on Practice

Ultramarathons and Coaching Outdoors

Ultramarathons and Coaching Outdoors

Lock Down Rock Up

Lock Down Rock Up

Normalising mental health and the role of adventure in recovery

Normalising mental health and the role of adventure in recovery

Moral Injury, Psychological Wellbeing in Medicine and COVID – now what?

Moral Injury, Psychological Wellbeing in Medicine and COVID – now what?

Message from Bear Grylls

Message from Bear Grylls

Will Duffin and Sonja Wieck- ‘What it takes, and what it takes out of you…’

Will Duffin and Sonja Wieck- ‘What it takes, and what it takes out of you…’

Maintaining your sanity, humour and humanity in remote humanitarian settings

Maintaining your sanity, humour and humanity in remote humanitarian settings

Mental Health Discussion - Jason Fox, Alexandra Lagaisse & Bentley Waller

Mental Health Discussion - Jason Fox, Alexandra Lagaisse & Bentley Waller

Flow state, visualisation and achieving the impossible and becoming a better medic - learning from Dr Glenn Singleman

Flow state, visualisation and achieving the impossible and becoming a better medic - learning from Dr Glenn Singleman

Medical Doctor, Glenn SIngleman began exploring the transformative power of an active adventure lifestyle in the 80's.  As a professional expeditioner and documentary film-maker, he's been part of many groundbreaking, record-setting projects.

Special Forces mindset in a Pandemic

Special Forces mindset in a Pandemic

Learn from a renowned psychologist and ex-SAS medical officer and WEM Faculty to know what specific techniques will enable you to facilitate growth during periods of adversity.

Eoin Walker and Emma Slator

Eoin Walker and Emma Slator

WEM's Trauma Lead London Paramedic Eoin Walker interviews colleague Emma Slator about her experience of working on the frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr Will Duffin and Piers Carter talk self-awareness & relationships

Dr Will Duffin and Piers Carter talk self-awareness & relationships

Glenn Singleman: Responsible Risk Taking & Finding your Flow State

Glenn Singleman: Responsible Risk Taking & Finding your Flow State

Andy Elwood: Recognising Your Own Fragility

Andy Elwood: Recognising Your Own Fragility

Matt Walton: A Junior Doctor on the Frontline - An Update

Matt Walton: A Junior Doctor on the Frontline - An Update

Jason Fox: Rolling with the punches

Jason Fox: Rolling with the punches

In this episode, WEM Founder Mark Hannaford chats to Jason 'Foxy' Fox, WEM conference speaker, former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant turned explorer, author and TV star. They discuss how Jason is handling lockdown and how he's channeling lessons from his military days to cope with isolation. Jason also talks about the importance of acknowledging your limit of control and taking each day as it comes.

Jen Sherman: Realign, Reset and Recover - Managing Mental Health during a pandemic

Jen Sherman: Realign, Reset and Recover - Managing Mental Health during a pandemic

Jen considers the impact of 'notification culture' and how we can take back control from our technology. The pair consider a number of useful coping mechanisms for rest and recovery - from meditation to yoga and breathing exercises.

Will Duffin and Laura Penhaul - Developing a Performance Mindset for the Frontline

Will Duffin and Laura Penhaul - Developing a Performance Mindset for the Frontline

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Eoin Walker, Paramedic and Trauma Lead for WEM, and one of his patients give their own accounts of events in this remarkable story. In this talk, which features one of the highlights from WEM18, we invite a patient onto the stage, as Victoria LeBrac shares her story following a life-changing collision with a skip lorry during her commute to work. Victoria tells us how a REBOA procedure saved her life, as well as her efforts since the crash to reduce cyclist fatalities on the roads.

Critical Care in Avalanches

Critical Care in Avalanches

Common Medical Problems at Altitude with Karina Oliani.

Common Medical Problems at Altitude with Karina Oliani.

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan. In this talk, we will explore the challenges inherent in the creation of helicopter critical care retrieval teams in a low-income setting, how we met those challenges and how we succeeded in creating a locally run, financially sustainable team

Take my Breath Away - HAPE

Take my Breath Away - HAPE

High-altitude pulmonary oedema (HAPE) is a life-threatening form of non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs) that occurs in otherwise healthy people at altitudes typically above 2,500 meters

Introduction to Altitude Sickness

Introduction to Altitude Sickness

You can get altitude sickness if you travel to a high altitude too quickly. Altitude sickness, also called acute mountain sickness (AMS), can become a medical emergency if ignored.

Head in the Clouds - HACE

Head in the Clouds - HACE

High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a medical condition in which the brain swells with fluid because of the physiological effects of traveling to a high altitude. It generally appears in patients who have acute mountain sickness and involves disorientation, lethargy, and nausea among other symptoms.

Farewell & Resources

Farewell & Resources

Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute Mountain Sickness

The Effects of Altitude on Brain Activity

The Effects of Altitude on Brain Activity

Chris Imray discusses the effect of altitude on brain activity. He explores the history behind his research, as well as the concept of high altitude cerebral pathologies. Chris introduces a new idea - the concept of 'extreme altitude cerebral dysfunction'.

Humanitarian Action & Conflict with Jonathan Povey

Humanitarian Action & Conflict with Jonathan Povey

Building Resilience in Disaster Zones

Building Resilience in Disaster Zones

Ballistic Injuries - Medics for Myanmar.

Ballistic Injuries - Medics for Myanmar.

An interview 35 years in the making - Nick Danziger

An interview 35 years in the making - Nick Danziger

Medical Volunteering in Moria Refugee Camp

Medical Volunteering in Moria Refugee Camp

Resuscitating Afghanistan

Resuscitating Afghanistan

Setting sail with Sea Shepherd: Life as a Ships Doctor aboard a marine conservation project

Setting sail with Sea Shepherd: Life as a Ships Doctor aboard a marine conservation project

MSF’s Response to CoVid19: One Size Does Not Fit All

MSF’s Response to CoVid19: One Size Does Not Fit All

From expedition medicine to marine conservation: one doctor's journey

From expedition medicine to marine conservation: one doctor's journey

Global Impact and Emergency Medical Team Responses to COVID-19

Global Impact and Emergency Medical Team Responses to COVID-19

The Beirut Explosion; WEM interviews UK-MED's CEO David Wrightwick

The Beirut Explosion; WEM interviews UK-MED's CEO David Wrightwick

Emerging Threats & Humanitarian Response

Emerging Threats & Humanitarian Response

Buried in Rubble - Why Special Medical Operations may be your last hope

Buried in Rubble - Why Special Medical Operations may be your last hope

Maintaining your sanity, humour and humanity in remote humanitarian settings

Maintaining your sanity, humour and humanity in remote humanitarian settings

Witchcraft, Sleeping Sickness and a Passion for Medicine; the life of Dr Victor Kande

Witchcraft, Sleeping Sickness and a Passion for Medicine; the life of Dr Victor Kande

By the time the infection had invaded Ange Bukabau's central nervous system and begun to affect her brain, her family didn't know what to do with her. She was acting erratic, out of control.

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Join Paramedic and WEM Trauma Lead, Eoin Walker, alongside MSF medic Dr Erin Kilborn, and MSF and Red Cross tropical diseases nurse, Josie Gilday to have your questions answered about how to enter into the intensely rewarding career of Humanitarian Medicine.

So you'd like to work as a Humanitarian Medic for MSF?  Live from Gaza

So you'd like to work as a Humanitarian Medic for MSF? Live from Gaza

MSF medic and WEM faculty Dr Erin Kilborn joins us from Gaza to about the realities of working as an MSF doctor the ups & the downs and what motivates her.

Interviewing the medics on São Tomé and Príncipe.

Interviewing the medics on São Tomé and Príncipe.

Leading Through a Crisis: Lessons from the military.

Leading Through a Crisis: Lessons from the military.

Nick Francis former military commander and Engineer who severed for 16 years as an officer in the British army. He has done operational tours in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, emergency flood response in the UK, and post-earthquake recovery in Nepal.

Karen O’Neill: Ebola vs COVID19 - What Can We Learn?

Karen O’Neill: Ebola vs COVID19 - What Can We Learn?

Ebola vs COVID19 - What Can We Learn?

Interview with Dr Hamza al-Kataeb & Dr Saleyha Ahsan

Interview with Dr Hamza al-Kataeb & Dr Saleyha Ahsan

Dr Saleyha Ahsan interviews Dr Hamza al-Kataeb maker of the acclaimed film 'For Sama' at the WEM Conference   They discuss the challenges faced providing medical care under extraordinary circumstances, the work of filmmaker Waad al-Kateab and raising their daughter during the uprising in Aleppo.

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Eoin Walker, Paramedic and Trauma Lead for WEM, and one of his patients give their own accounts of events in this remarkable story. In this talk, which features one of the highlights from WEM18, we invite a patient onto the stage, as Victoria LeBrac shares her story following a life-changing collision with a skip lorry during her commute to work. Victoria tells us how a REBOA procedure saved her life, as well as her efforts since the crash to reduce cyclist fatalities on the roads.

Delivery of Maritime Medical Care for the Mediterranean Humanitarian Crisis

Delivery of Maritime Medical Care for the Mediterranean Humanitarian Crisis

MSF Paris Emergency Team - You don't have to be a doctor

MSF Paris Emergency Team - You don't have to be a doctor

They are ready to be deployed within 24 hours to any sort of emergency context and must assess the situation and set-up activities over the first few days and weeks in order to effectively manage the situation.

Telehealth Saving Lives and Providing Education in Extreme Conflict Regions

Telehealth Saving Lives and Providing Education in Extreme Conflict Regions

South Sudan Deployment

South Sudan Deployment

In Conversation with Paul Conroy

In Conversation with Paul Conroy

War photographer Paul Conroy on working with Marie Colvin, the formidable journalist killed in Syria featured in the film 'A Private War'.

So Near, Yet So Far - Silver Trauma, Underground;  Cave Rescue

So Near, Yet So Far - Silver Trauma, Underground; Cave Rescue

Message from Bear Grylls

Message from Bear Grylls

Maintaining your sanity, humour and humanity in remote humanitarian settings

Maintaining your sanity, humour and humanity in remote humanitarian settings

Mental Health Discussion - Jason Fox, Alexandra Lagaisse & Bentley Waller

Mental Health Discussion - Jason Fox, Alexandra Lagaisse & Bentley Waller

WEM Academy Live Session #14: Human Factors and your Medical Practice

WEM Academy Live Session #14: Human Factors and your Medical Practice

In this 90 minute session (self certify for 1.5 CPD points) hosted by WEM Trauma lead and Critical Care Paramedic: Eoin Walker, Gareth Lock will share with us some of the fundamental ways to mitigate Human Factors within your clinical career.

Taking adventure and making it your own…

Taking adventure and making it your own…

Jonesy is an adventurer, presenter, documentary producer and motivational speaker. He’s an avid bushwalker, spear-fisherman, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu enthusiast and husband to beautiful wife Lauren.

Flow state, visualisation and achieving the impossible and becoming a better medic - learning from Dr Glenn Singleman

Flow state, visualisation and achieving the impossible and becoming a better medic - learning from Dr Glenn Singleman

Medical Doctor, Glenn SIngleman began exploring the transformative power of an active adventure lifestyle in the 80's.  As a professional expeditioner and documentary film-maker, he's been part of many groundbreaking, record-setting projects.

Performance focus with big wave surfer Mark Visser

Performance focus with big wave surfer Mark Visser

Mark Robert Visser is an Australian professional big wave surfer, author, keynote speaker and ocean adventurer. Visser is best known for being the first person to surf Hawaii’s most dangerous wave Jaws, Maui,

Special Forces mindset in a Pandemic

Special Forces mindset in a Pandemic

Learn from a renowned psychologist and ex-SAS medical officer and WEM Faculty to know what specific techniques will enable you to facilitate growth during periods of adversity.

Andy Elwood Psychological First Aid

Andy Elwood Psychological First Aid

Andy has saved many lives as a Paramedic on Search and Rescue Helicopters, during his 20-year career in the Emergency Services. Now he saves lives with Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) rather than physical first aid.

Cycling the world and other challenges

Cycling the world and other challenges

World Extreme Medicine Education Lead Will Duffin is joined by Mark Beaumont; public speaker, author, broadcaster, rower and world-record breaking cyclist (he's cycled 18,000 miles around the world….twice!)

How to Handle Difficult Conversations, Piers Carter

How to Handle Difficult Conversations, Piers Carter

In this interactive training, you'll explore models and techniques to help you navigate challenging encounters with patients, relatives or clients in both clinical settings and in all extreme environments.

Eoin Walker and Emma Slator

Eoin Walker and Emma Slator

WEM's Trauma Lead London Paramedic Eoin Walker interviews colleague Emma Slator about her experience of working on the frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What has lead to a climate of fear in frontline healthcare?

What has lead to a climate of fear in frontline healthcare?

In this episode, Dr Will Duffin Education Lead for World Extreme Medicine discusses the concepts of ‘fear-based’ and ‘courage based’ medicine with senior leader and clinician Dr Kathy Ryan.

Dr Will Duffin and Piers Carter talk self-awareness & relationships

Dr Will Duffin and Piers Carter talk self-awareness & relationships

Leading Through a Crisis: Lessons from the military.

Leading Through a Crisis: Lessons from the military.

Nick Francis former military commander and Engineer who severed for 16 years as an officer in the British army. He has done operational tours in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan, emergency flood response in the UK, and post-earthquake recovery in Nepal.

Glenn Singleman: Responsible Risk Taking & Finding your Flow State

Glenn Singleman: Responsible Risk Taking & Finding your Flow State

Andy Elwood: Recognising Your Own Fragility

Andy Elwood: Recognising Your Own Fragility

Jen Sherman: Realign, Reset and Recover - Managing Mental Health during a pandemic

Jen Sherman: Realign, Reset and Recover - Managing Mental Health during a pandemic

Jen considers the impact of 'notification culture' and how we can take back control from our technology. The pair consider a number of useful coping mechanisms for rest and recovery - from meditation to yoga and breathing exercises.

Mark Hannaford and Lou Rudd: Life of an Adventurer

Mark Hannaford and Lou Rudd: Life of an Adventurer

Eoin Walker and Ben Watts: Continuous Improvement

Eoin Walker and Ben Watts: Continuous Improvement

Will Duffin and Laura Penhaul - Developing a Performance Mindset for the Frontline

Will Duffin and Laura Penhaul - Developing a Performance Mindset for the Frontline

Eoin Walker and Gareth Lock - Decision Making Under Stress

Eoin Walker and Gareth Lock - Decision Making Under Stress

What is Situational Awareness?

What is Situational Awareness?

Bandwidth

Bandwidth

What is Human Factors?

What is Human Factors?

Shared Mental Model

Shared Mental Model

Self-Optimisation

Self-Optimisation

360° Leadership

360° Leadership

The Tham Luang Thai Cave Rescue

The Tham Luang Thai Cave Rescue

Pre-Hospital Paediatrics how to Stay Calm and Effective

Pre-Hospital Paediatrics how to Stay Calm and Effective

Treating infants and children is a challenging and often daunting experience for clinicians. Pete Williams discusses his work as a paediatric specialist, giving his 'Top Ten Tips' when treating infants and children.

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Eoin Walker, Paramedic and Trauma Lead for WEM, and one of his patients give their own accounts of events in this remarkable story. In this talk, which features one of the highlights from WEM18, we invite a patient onto the stage, as Victoria LeBrac shares her story following a life-changing collision with a skip lorry during her commute to work. Victoria tells us how a REBOA procedure saved her life, as well as her efforts since the crash to reduce cyclist fatalities on the roads.

Ultimate Tales of Remote Medicine

Ultimate Tales of Remote Medicine

Breaking the Mould; BBC Chief Medical Officer Claire Fernandes

Breaking the Mould; BBC Chief Medical Officer Claire Fernandes

An Extreme Pre-Hospital Career

An Extreme Pre-Hospital Career

The Adventurous Path - with Dr Lizzie Thorne

The Adventurous Path - with Dr Lizzie Thorne

In Pursuit of Career Happieness

In Pursuit of Career Happieness

Medical Media Careers

Medical Media Careers

Jet Suit Paramedics – future, fantasy or just a bit of a joke?

Jet Suit Paramedics – future, fantasy or just a bit of a joke?

Setting sail with Sea Shepherd: Life as a Ships Doctor aboard a marine conservation project

Setting sail with Sea Shepherd: Life as a Ships Doctor aboard a marine conservation project

How to get your first job in Expedition Medicine!

How to get your first job in Expedition Medicine!

From expedition medicine to marine conservation: one doctor's journey

From expedition medicine to marine conservation: one doctor's journey

Military Medicine Careers Panel

Military Medicine Careers Panel

How do get the best opportunities in Pre-Hospital Medicine?

How do get the best opportunities in Pre-Hospital Medicine?

Join WEM Trauma Lead Paramedic Eoin Walker to hear from two inspiring pre-hospital clinicians and WEM Faculty, Ollie Neece and Claire Fitchett, and find out how they have navigated an adventurous career in pre-hospital care and into critical care.

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Join Paramedic and WEM Trauma Lead, Eoin Walker, alongside MSF medic Dr Erin Kilborn, and MSF and Red Cross tropical diseases nurse, Josie Gilday to have your questions answered about how to enter into the intensely rewarding career of Humanitarian Medicine.

Careers Panel Expedition Medicine

Careers Panel Expedition Medicine

Expedition Medicine - everyone's dream but how do you get your first trip? WEM trauma lead Paramedic Eoin Walker, is joined by WEM Founder Mark Hannaford, Trainee GP Emma Figures and Nurse Taryn Anderson

JD Polk, NASA's Medical Director, on the Dragon, the Moon & Mars.

JD Polk, NASA's Medical Director, on the Dragon, the Moon & Mars.

Glenn Singleman: Responsible Risk Taking & Finding your Flow State

Glenn Singleman: Responsible Risk Taking & Finding your Flow State

Mark Hannaford and Lou Rudd: Life of an Adventurer

Mark Hannaford and Lou Rudd: Life of an Adventurer

Space, Deep Sea Exploration and Physiology

Space, Deep Sea Exploration and Physiology

NASA Astronaut Rick Linnehan discusses what it’s like to fly in space, covers some basic space physiology and considers the future of space and deep-sea exploration.

Building Resilience in Disaster Zones

Building Resilience in Disaster Zones

Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters

Ultimate Tales of Remote Medicine

Ultimate Tales of Remote Medicine

Living the Extreme Medicine Life

Living the Extreme Medicine Life

Reflecting on Practice

Reflecting on Practice

Ultramarathons and Coaching Outdoors

Ultramarathons and Coaching Outdoors

Kidventures - having children doesn't stop you exploring

Kidventures - having children doesn't stop you exploring

Bex Band: Adventure, Minimalism and Conservation

Bex Band: Adventure, Minimalism and Conservation

Lock Down Rock Up

Lock Down Rock Up

Adventure Cooking with Sophie Hollingsworth

Adventure Cooking with Sophie Hollingsworth

Stone Cold Truths: Part 2

Stone Cold Truths: Part 2

An interview 35 years in the making - Nick Danziger

An interview 35 years in the making - Nick Danziger

Jenny Wordsworth - Polar Thigh & Perseverance

Jenny Wordsworth - Polar Thigh & Perseverance

Will Duffin and Sonja Wieck- ‘What it takes, and what it takes out of you…’

Will Duffin and Sonja Wieck- ‘What it takes, and what it takes out of you…’

'Why beards are the best defence against jellyfish

'Why beards are the best defence against jellyfish" - Sean Conway

'Why beards are the best defence against jellyfish" - Sean Conway. WEM interviews #SeanConway the first man to cycle, run and swim the length of GB (Lands End to John O'Groats)

Taking adventure and making it your own…

Taking adventure and making it your own…

Jonesy is an adventurer, presenter, documentary producer and motivational speaker. He’s an avid bushwalker, spear-fisherman, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu enthusiast and husband to beautiful wife Lauren.

Witchcraft, Sleeping Sickness and a Passion for Medicine; the life of Dr Victor Kande

Witchcraft, Sleeping Sickness and a Passion for Medicine; the life of Dr Victor Kande

By the time the infection had invaded Ange Bukabau's central nervous system and begun to affect her brain, her family didn't know what to do with her. She was acting erratic, out of control.

Performance focus with big wave surfer Mark Visser

Performance focus with big wave surfer Mark Visser

Mark Robert Visser is an Australian professional big wave surfer, author, keynote speaker and ocean adventurer. Visser is best known for being the first person to surf Hawaii’s most dangerous wave Jaws, Maui,

Technology and the revolution of healthcare in austere environments.

Technology and the revolution of healthcare in austere environments.

Regardless of location, bring the Doctor to the patient. The "Virtual Exam Room" provides FDA-cleared, HIPAA compliant, and Cyber-secure care anywhere.

So you'd like to work as a Humanitarian Medic for MSF?  Live from Gaza

So you'd like to work as a Humanitarian Medic for MSF? Live from Gaza

MSF medic and WEM faculty Dr Erin Kilborn joins us from Gaza to about the realities of working as an MSF doctor the ups & the downs and what motivates her.

JD Polk, NASA's Medical Director, on the Dragon, the Moon & Mars.

JD Polk, NASA's Medical Director, on the Dragon, the Moon & Mars.

Emily Farkas 'Live' from New York

Emily Farkas 'Live' from New York

It has been a reoccurring theme that Extreme Medics have been called to the forefront of the fight against COVID as they are some of the few with the relevant humanitarian medicine experience leavened by problem-solving and leadership skills.

Aiming for the stars with Neurosurgeon Dr Shawna Pandya

Aiming for the stars with Neurosurgeon Dr Shawna Pandya

Dr Shawna Pandya's ambition is to become an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency. On her road, this gaol Shawna has developed her leadership, project management and problem-solving skills to an impressive degree alongside progressing as a clinician using both pathways to interlink with each other to make her not only a remarkable medic but also an extremely suitable astronaut candidate.

Get in the mindset of an explorer

Get in the mindset of an explorer

‘If we succeed at every single thing we’ve ever tried, we haven’t tried anything particularly ambitious’. Mountaineer, author and professional speaker Cathy O'Dowd is this week's guest on WEMcast. WEM Education Lead Will Duffin chats to Cathy about her career and how she's forged a successful career from adventure.

Interviewing the medics on São Tomé and Príncipe.

Interviewing the medics on São Tomé and Príncipe.

Cycling the world and other challenges

Cycling the world and other challenges

World Extreme Medicine Education Lead Will Duffin is joined by Mark Beaumont; public speaker, author, broadcaster, rower and world-record breaking cyclist (he's cycled 18,000 miles around the world….twice!)

Beth Moos: Snakes, Things That Bite, Covid and Life...

Beth Moos: Snakes, Things That Bite, Covid and Life...

Beth discusses her work as an Expedition Medic, and the lessons she's taken from both General Practise and the Emergency Department in preparing her for the unexpected.

Crew Dragon Launch from Kennedy Space Centre

Crew Dragon Launch from Kennedy Space Centre

NASA Astronaut Dr Mike Barratt talks to WEM Founder Mark Hannaford about the launch of the first US Astronauts in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.

Eoin Walker and Emma Slator

Eoin Walker and Emma Slator

WEM's Trauma Lead London Paramedic Eoin Walker interviews colleague Emma Slator about her experience of working on the frontline response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

What has lead to a climate of fear in frontline healthcare?

What has lead to a climate of fear in frontline healthcare?

In this episode, Dr Will Duffin Education Lead for World Extreme Medicine discusses the concepts of ‘fear-based’ and ‘courage based’ medicine with senior leader and clinician Dr Kathy Ryan.

Eoin Walker and Lucy Coulter: Mental Health and  Life on the Frontline of Covid

Eoin Walker and Lucy Coulter: Mental Health and Life on the Frontline of Covid

Lucy considers the complex situation that clinicians currently find themselves within. Lucy explains how, faced with hitting the peak in Central London, her hospital was forced to rapidly change the footprint of the ED to adapt to the treatment of patients testing as coronavirus positive.

Dr Will Duffin and Dr Nathan Smith

Dr Will Duffin and Dr Nathan Smith

'The extreme challenges that will be faced by frontline workers in the coming weeks and months means that behavioural and psychological science has an important role to play in supporting their safety, performance and health'.

Karina Oliani - the world's most accomplished Extreme Medic?

Karina Oliani - the world's most accomplished Extreme Medic?

Dr Karina Oliani talks to WEM Founder Mark Hannaford about what it means to be an extreme medic, how to get started and the skills you'll need to pick on your journey and why it makes you a better clinician.

Jo Bradshaw: Expeditions and Living in the Now

Jo Bradshaw: Expeditions and Living in the Now

Glenn Singleman: Responsible Risk Taking & Finding your Flow State

Glenn Singleman: Responsible Risk Taking & Finding your Flow State

Andy Elwood: Recognising Your Own Fragility

Andy Elwood: Recognising Your Own Fragility

Karen O’Neill: Ebola vs COVID19 - What Can We Learn?

Karen O’Neill: Ebola vs COVID19 - What Can We Learn?

Ebola vs COVID19 - What Can We Learn?

Nich Woolf: Being a Paramedic in a Pandemic

Nich Woolf: Being a Paramedic in a Pandemic

Matt Walton: A Junior Doctor on the Frontline - An Update

Matt Walton: A Junior Doctor on the Frontline - An Update

Jason Fox: Rolling with the punches

Jason Fox: Rolling with the punches

In this episode, WEM Founder Mark Hannaford chats to Jason 'Foxy' Fox, WEM conference speaker, former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant turned explorer, author and TV star. They discuss how Jason is handling lockdown and how he's channeling lessons from his military days to cope with isolation. Jason also talks about the importance of acknowledging your limit of control and taking each day as it comes.

Megan Hine: The Psychology of Survival

Megan Hine: The Psychology of Survival

Jen Sherman: Realign, Reset and Recover - Managing Mental Health during a pandemic

Jen Sherman: Realign, Reset and Recover - Managing Mental Health during a pandemic

Jen considers the impact of 'notification culture' and how we can take back control from our technology. The pair consider a number of useful coping mechanisms for rest and recovery - from meditation to yoga and breathing exercises.

Steve Jones: Managing Antarctica

Steve Jones: Managing Antarctica

Steve Backshall: In Conversation With…

Steve Backshall: In Conversation With…

Will Duffin and Josie Gilday: The Importance of Drinking Tea

Will Duffin and Josie Gilday: The Importance of Drinking Tea

Will Duffin and Luca Carenzo: How Extreme Medicine Prepared Me For The Frontline

Will Duffin and Luca Carenzo: How Extreme Medicine Prepared Me For The Frontline

How Extreme Medicine Prepared Me For The Frontline. Luca Carenzo, WEM Faculty and Intensive Care Consultant working in Milan, joins us to discuss his experience of working on the Covid Frontline

Mark Hannaford and Mike Barratt: Lessons from Space

Mark Hannaford and Mike Barratt: Lessons from Space

Mike explores how perspective is key - by keeping the bigger mission in mind, we remember we are a part of something much larger than ourselves that requires us to play our part, however small, to ensure overall success.

Mark Hannaford and Lou Rudd: Life of an Adventurer

Mark Hannaford and Lou Rudd: Life of an Adventurer

Will Duffin and Rudie van Vuuren: One Medicine

Will Duffin and Rudie van Vuuren: One Medicine

Eoin Walker and Jim Moonie: Pre-Hospital Care in a Pandemic

Eoin Walker and Jim Moonie: Pre-Hospital Care in a Pandemic

Eoin Walker and Jeff Allen: The Journey, Not The Destination

Eoin Walker and Jeff Allen: The Journey, Not The Destination

Eoin Walker and Ben Watts: Continuous Improvement

Eoin Walker and Ben Watts: Continuous Improvement

Will Duffin and Laura Penhaul - Developing a Performance Mindset for the Frontline

Will Duffin and Laura Penhaul - Developing a Performance Mindset for the Frontline

Eoin Walker and Gareth Lock - Decision Making Under Stress

Eoin Walker and Gareth Lock - Decision Making Under Stress

A Junior Doctor on the Frontline - My Experience of COVID-19

A Junior Doctor on the Frontline - My Experience of COVID-19

An Interview with Aldo Kane

An Interview with Aldo Kane

WEM Update March 2020

WEM Update March 2020

COVID-19 Discussions. Perspectives, Protection and Positive Mindsets (clip)

COVID-19 Discussions. Perspectives, Protection and Positive Mindsets (clip)

To the ends of the Earth: Cycling Six Continents

To the ends of the Earth: Cycling Six Continents

So Near, Yet So Far - Silver Trauma, Underground;  Cave Rescue

So Near, Yet So Far - Silver Trauma, Underground; Cave Rescue

Common Medical Problems at Altitude with Karina Oliani.

Common Medical Problems at Altitude with Karina Oliani.

Resuscitating Afghanistan

Resuscitating Afghanistan

London Bridge Terror Attacks: Reflections from the frontline

London Bridge Terror Attacks: Reflections from the frontline

Myth-Busting Ten Tenets of Trauma Medicine

Myth-Busting Ten Tenets of Trauma Medicine

Virtual WEM20 Closing Comments

Virtual WEM20 Closing Comments

Snakebite: why it’s a neglected tropical disease and how to manage it on expedition

Snakebite: why it’s a neglected tropical disease and how to manage it on expedition

PRESSURE GRAVITY LIGHT HEAT: Mastering the Elements of Extreme Environments

PRESSURE GRAVITY LIGHT HEAT: Mastering the Elements of Extreme Environments

Medical Media Careers

Medical Media Careers

Closing Keynote: Extreme Space Medicine

Closing Keynote: Extreme Space Medicine

Sleeping in Extremes: Challenges, Strategies & Opportunities

Sleeping in Extremes: Challenges, Strategies & Opportunities

Endurance: Understanding how to go further

Endurance: Understanding how to go further

Tackling the taboos of female health and performance

Tackling the taboos of female health and performance

Introduction to the first Virtual WEM Conference

Introduction to the first Virtual WEM Conference

Moral Injury, Psychological Wellbeing in Medicine and COVID – now what?

Moral Injury, Psychological Wellbeing in Medicine and COVID – now what?

Jet Suit Paramedics – future, fantasy or just a bit of a joke?

Jet Suit Paramedics – future, fantasy or just a bit of a joke?

Sustainability in the Extremes: Are we doing more harm than good?

Sustainability in the Extremes: Are we doing more harm than good?

Expedition Planning: In Discussion with Steve Jones’

Expedition Planning: In Discussion with Steve Jones’

Setting sail with Sea Shepherd: Life as a Ships Doctor aboard a marine conservation project

Setting sail with Sea Shepherd: Life as a Ships Doctor aboard a marine conservation project

MSF’s Response to CoVid19: One Size Does Not Fit All

MSF’s Response to CoVid19: One Size Does Not Fit All

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – ‘Drones’; Increasing SAR Response Capability

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – ‘Drones’; Increasing SAR Response Capability

Medical Challenges on the Moon, Mars and Beyond

Medical Challenges on the Moon, Mars and Beyond

Joe Selby: The World's Toughest Race; My Journey

Joe Selby: The World's Toughest Race; My Journey

How to get your first job in Expedition Medicine!

How to get your first job in Expedition Medicine!

Message from Bear Grylls

Message from Bear Grylls

Tropical Medicine: demystifying the confusing world of random infections and critters!

Tropical Medicine: demystifying the confusing world of random infections and critters!

From expedition medicine to marine conservation: one doctor's journey

From expedition medicine to marine conservation: one doctor's journey

Global Impact and Emergency Medical Team Responses to COVID-19

Global Impact and Emergency Medical Team Responses to COVID-19

Closing Keynote - Expedition Medicine: From technical ability to Taoism

Closing Keynote - Expedition Medicine: From technical ability to Taoism

In Conversation with Victoria MacDonald, Health and Social Care Editor @ Channel 4 News

In Conversation with Victoria MacDonald, Health and Social Care Editor @ Channel 4 News

Why being technically brilliant just isn't (good) enough

Why being technically brilliant just isn't (good) enough

I’ve worked with dozens of Doctors over the last 12 years as an Expedition Leader here in the UK and at high altitude overseas, from GPs to anaesthetists and from A&E Docs to heart and lung specialists but the big question for me? Are they any good with people?

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Humanitarian Medicine Careers Panel WEM Live Session #11

Join Paramedic and WEM Trauma Lead, Eoin Walker, alongside MSF medic Dr Erin Kilborn, and MSF and Red Cross tropical diseases nurse, Josie Gilday to have your questions answered about how to enter into the intensely rewarding career of Humanitarian Medicine.

The Ice Maidens Journey

The Ice Maidens Journey

The Effects of Altitude on Brain Activity

The Effects of Altitude on Brain Activity

Chris Imray discusses the effect of altitude on brain activity. He explores the history behind his research, as well as the concept of high altitude cerebral pathologies. Chris introduces a new idea - the concept of 'extreme altitude cerebral dysfunction'.

Roz Savage: Ocean Rowing

Roz Savage: Ocean Rowing

Best known as the first (and so far only) woman to row solo across the world’s “Big Three” oceans - the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian - Rosalind Savage inspires audiences to think again about what is possible, and encourages them to step up fully into the potential of their highest selves.

Is there any Point in Expeditions?

Is there any Point in Expeditions?

Steve discusses both the history and rapid modernisation of expeditions. He also asks some important questions about the future of expeditions, as well as considering the impact of social media on our sense of adventure.

Innovation in the Extreme

Innovation in the Extreme

Extra-Vehicular Activity

Extra-Vehicular Activity

NASA Astronaut Scott Parazynski - Astronaut, Climber and Inventor, who takes us through some of his most memorable space crawls. Scott explains the training required and the physiology behind EVA, as well as considering the risks faced when heading out into the 'vacuum of space'.

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Cold Hands Warm Heart

Can you tell if you are cold? Can anyone else tell if you are cold, even if they have a thermometer? In his presentation, Prof Tipton will review the perception of cold, the impact of cold on the body, the measurement of body temperature, the consequences of cooling in air and water and the nature and treatment of cold-related problems in the field.

Ultrasound in Extreme Environments

Ultrasound in Extreme Environments

The Tham Luang Thai Cave Rescue

The Tham Luang Thai Cave Rescue

Space, Deep Sea Exploration and Physiology

Space, Deep Sea Exploration and Physiology

NASA Astronaut Rick Linnehan discusses what it’s like to fly in space, covers some basic space physiology and considers the future of space and deep-sea exploration.

Developing Wearable Sensors for Remote Physiological Monitoring in Arduous Environments

Developing Wearable Sensors for Remote Physiological Monitoring in Arduous Environments

Wearable physiological monitoring has become ubiquitous in our society. At present only a few commercially available devices provide the accuracy or spectrum of physiological monitoring necessary for the detection, prevention or treatment of disease. 

Pre-Hospital Paediatrics how to Stay Calm and Effective

Pre-Hospital Paediatrics how to Stay Calm and Effective

Treating infants and children is a challenging and often daunting experience for clinicians. Pete Williams discusses his work as a paediatric specialist, giving his 'Top Ten Tips' when treating infants and children.

Tactical Medical Support to UK Counter-Terrorism: Filling the Therapeutic Vacuum

Tactical Medical Support to UK Counter-Terrorism: Filling the Therapeutic Vacuum

Niall Aye Maung discusses various medical responses to terrorist events in the UK. Niall explores how the concept of terrorism has evolved, and how this has demanded changes in the way 'medicine' reacts.

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan

Prehospital Care and Helicopter Retrieval in the Mountains of Bhutan. In this talk, we will explore the challenges inherent in the creation of helicopter critical care retrieval teams in a low-income setting, how we met those challenges and how we succeeded in creating a locally run, financially sustainable team

Antarctic mid-winter rescue

Antarctic mid-winter rescue

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Paramedic and the Survivor – Both Sides of the Story

Eoin Walker, Paramedic and Trauma Lead for WEM, and one of his patients give their own accounts of events in this remarkable story. In this talk, which features one of the highlights from WEM18, we invite a patient onto the stage, as Victoria LeBrac shares her story following a life-changing collision with a skip lorry during her commute to work. Victoria tells us how a REBOA procedure saved her life, as well as her efforts since the crash to reduce cyclist fatalities on the roads.