Fancy something different!
The programme for the British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) Science Day taking place on Wednesday 13th November 2019 is now available…and what an eclectic programme it is too! There are scientists, clinicians and researchers from across the UK speaking on a wide range of fascinating topics. From the latest research on the brain, heart and GI tract at high altitude, to the evidence behind recent developments in mountain rescue techniques and training. There are also got talks on 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!
If all this wasn’t enough, there are 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 it’s enormous contribution to mountain medicine. Two of the original members – Jim Milledge and Mike Gill – will be joined by Annabel Nickol and the award winning writer Harriet Tuckey.
With the science wrapped up, it moves to Outside in Hathersage. Here, we’ll tuck into a curry and hear about Mike Gill’s latest book – “Edmund Hillary: A Biography”. A fitting end to a unique and very special day. We hope you can join us!
The cost of the day includes – lunch, dinner and a signed hardback copy of Mike Gill’s “Edmund Hillary…”
Tickets can be bought here:
We realise that the cost of a ticket may prove to be a real barrier for some of those who wish to attend. We would encourage anyone that is affected to get in touch and we’ll do everything we can to help.
CPD points from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) have been applied for.
A full programme can be found here…