Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands
- Start Date:
- Sunday, 5 January, 2014
- End Date:
- Tuesday, 21 January, 2014 11:00am
- Oncology, Dermatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Immunology, Pain Management, Psychiatry
Medical/Dental Challenges in Isolated Communities Antarctica is one of the rare pockets of the Earth that does not have an Indigenous population so every person that lives in or visits Antarctica is an alien. Being an alien in an alien environment poses unique healthcare challenges for both the medical practitioner and the patient community, which consists mainly of multinational researchers and support personnel based in remote field research stations.
Strategies for dealing with healthcare treatment and delivery in this extreme, isolated environment have by necessity been honed to guarantee survival. Antarctic medical practitioners are required to provide complete generalist medical, surgical and emergency dental care for a remote community. A medical practitioner can serve for up to 15 months at a field station. Others have responsibility for up to 130 passengers and crew on research expedition voyages.
Experience-based best practice treatment and delivery models born out of necessity have invaluable application to medical and dental practitioners worldwide. Exploring solutions to healthcare challenges with colleagues and in-country professionals provides opportunities for practitioners to enhance healthcare delivery models and best practices to provide quality patient care and outcomes in their own professional setting.Planned Topics Include:Health on Ice: Challenging Roles of Field Research Station DoctorsStrategies for Survival in Extreme ConditionsMaintaining Mental Health - Impact of Limited Social InteractionHealthcare Delivery in Isolated AreasMedicine at Sea
Conference organized by Professional Education Society
About PES Our mission is to provide unparalleled CE travel opportunities for healthcare professionals that combine their most passionate destination desires with their educational goals, fostering exceptional learning experiences, friendships and connections with national and international colleagues. We design exclusive customized CME/CE travel programs for medical, dental, nursing and allied healthcare professionals utilizing expert in-country and distinguished PES Faculty. We understand that medical professionals have discriminating tastes and their time is extremely valuable. The Professional Education Society (PES) combines the best hands-on learning opportunities and cultural events in each destination. We pay attention to striking the optimal balance to what there is to discover and learn at each destination in conjunction with our educational seminars. Over the past 32 years our professional groups have traveled with family and friends to over 135 countries creating unique learning adventures while providing exceptional cross-cultural experiences. Why travel with PES? 32 years experience planning healthcare programs Personalized service from your first contact thru to your on-site travel experience New exciting destinations offered every year Access to in-country medical and healthcare facilities Travel with colleagues and like-minded individuals CME/CE Seminars by PES Faculty and local experts Volunteer speaking opportunities Interact with multiple healthcare specialists enriching professional collaboration Every program escorted by professional PES staff 12 - 24 Continuing Education credits offered on each trip Tax deductible benefits Family and friends welcome!
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