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Tickets on Sale: BMC/BMMS Mountain Medicine Weekend 2024

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02/02/2024

Ticket prices have been reduced for the hugely popular BMC/British Mountain Medicine Society Mountain Medicine Weekend 18-19 May 2024 in Hathersage, Peak District.
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MEDICAL

BMC/BMMS Mountain Medicine Weekend 2022 Report

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01/07/2022

For several years Hathersage has, for one weekend in June, been the venue for the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) joint course for lay mountaineers on all aspects of Mountaineering Medicine. Then Covid hit and for two years it was inevitably suspended. International travel was curtailed, expedition climbing drastically reduced and many of those with expertise were in the front line of caring for patients. Late in 2021 we dared to approach the BMC suggesting resuscitating the weekend and the concept grew.
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MEDICAL

Hathersage Mountain Medicine Week 2018

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16/06/2018

June 2018 saw 40 doctors, nurses and paramedics converge on Hathersage in the Peak District, for five days of teaching and sharing of cutting edge knowledge about the practice of mountain medicine in the UK and abroad. For a second year Dr Raj Chatha attempted to organise this disparate group, ably helped by Denzil Broadhurst.
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MEDICAL

BMC Mountain Medicine Weekend 2018

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20/03/2018

Hathersage is set to host five days of mountain medicine workshops this June, with the return of the BMC Mountain Medicine Weekend kicking things off.
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MEDICAL

UK Diploma of Mountain Medicine awards its 200th qualification

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16/02/2015

Ten years after its inception, the 200th UK Diploma of Mountain Medicine has been awarded, meaning there are now fully qualified and experienced doctors in most areas of the UK in a position to give medical advice to patients and groups planning expeditions.
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INTERNATIONAL

Could the secrets of Sherpa physiology save lives?

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11/12/2012

Five years on from the first Cauldwell Xtreme Everest research expedition, a second is planned, this time concentrating on Sherpas. Research leader Dr Edward Gilbert explains how it will extend our understanding of high-altitude physiology and why that could improve survival rates in hospital.
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INTERNATIONAL

Jerry Gore’s challenge: diabetes and the Alps’ hardest routes

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02/08/2012

The well-known alpinist Jerry Gore is taking on three of the hardest routes in the Alps this month, alongside Mike Turner and Gaz Parry, to raise money for 10 insulin-dependent children in Nepal who can¹t afford treatment.
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MEDICAL

UIAA Medcom Meeting report

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10/11/2011

The annual meeting of the UIAA Medical Commission was held in late October in Are in northern Sweden. Dr David Hillebrandt reports on the discussions and developments.
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INTERNATIONAL

Jordan Romero on Everest

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26/05/2010

When Californian Jordan Romero reached the summit of Everest on the 22nd May he become the youngest person to do so: whether he should have been climbing the mountain in the first place has led to widespread debate.
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MEDICAL

Report on UIAA medical commission meeting

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13/10/2008

Dr David Hillebrant attended the 2008 annual meeting of the UIAA medical commission, and compiled the following report.
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