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 conduct customized medical/dental travel programs for physicians, dentists and nurses that include Continuing Education Credit (CEU) & Continuing Medical Education (CME). Our seminars are presented by highly qualified speakers and include visits to professional medical sites. We understand that medical professionals have discriminating tastes and that their time is extremely valuable. Professional Education Society (PES) has combined the best hands-on learning opportunities and cultural events in each destination. We pay attention to striking the optimal balance between what there is to discover and learn at each destination in conjunction with our medical/dental symposiums. Over the past 31 years our groups have traveled to 127 countries creating unique learning opportunities. Health professionals as well as non-professionals, family and friends have been traveling with PES since it began in 1980. All travel is coordinated by Global Tracks, a leader in the field of educational travel. What PES Programs Offer You: ?Highly qualified staff planning educational symposiums for the medical and dental community ?Years of experience organizing luxury travel to worldwide destinations ?Exceptional value due to our long standing relationships with the world's top cruise lines and ground suppliers ?Opportunities to network with colleagues and grow professionally ?Chance to learn about other specialty areas in the fields of medicine and dentistry ?Personalized service from your first contact for reservations to your tour director while traveling
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