KCL Wilderness Medicine Conference 2019


KCL Wilderness Medicine Society's Annual Conference takes place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th February 2019. the two day event comprises an exciting agenda of seminars, workshops and simulations to give you a comprehensive and immersive insight into the diverse fields of wilderness and expedition medicine.

Earth, Wind + Fire: Medicine Against the Elements will take you into the world of wilderness with some of the leading experts in the field. Hear from doctors, nurses and project leaders, including expedition, disaster relief, dive and aerospace medics; experience two full afternoons of hands-on workshops and simulated scenarios, and equip yourselves with essential pre-hospital skills, with the knowledge of when to put these into action. 

The conference is proudly supported by some of the leading organisations in wilderness medicine, including WEM, MSF and GLOBAL DIRT, who will be invovled in talks and workshops throughout the weekend.

Tickets are available to purchase now. All weekend ticket holders have access to the full agenda of lectures, workshops and simulations, including lunch on both days, plus receive a certificate of attendance for their portfolio.

For the latest information, full programme of speakers, workshops and updates, visit our Facebook Page.




Saturday 23rd - Sunday 24th February, 2019




Guy's Campus, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 1UL


Full Weekend

Member tickets: £30 for full weekend (including lunch) for KCLWMS members
Non-member tickets: £35 for full weekend (including lunch) for non-society members



Lecture only: £10 for lecture-only saturday morning tickets


For more information on KCL Wilderness Medicine Society and to purchase soceity membership for discounted ticket prices, click here.



'Into the Deep - Dive Medicine'
Dr Brian Clapp, Consultant Cardiologist

'Heat - performance and Safety'
Professor Mike Tipton

'A Day in the Life of an Expedition Medic on the Medical Survey Antarctic Unit'
Dr James Rudd & Dr John Weissmann

'MSF Emergency Missions - Experiences in the Field'
Michael Shek, MSF

'Roles & Responsibilities in Hurricane Response'
Estaban Guzman, Global DIRT

'Medicine in Microgravity - The Challenges of Deep Space Exploration'
Dr Stefan Braunecker

and more to be announced...SEE THE PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME HERE



Expedition Trauma and CRM

Altitude Medicine

Planning and Preparation​​

ABCDE assessment


OSCE style moulage simulations will run on Sunday afternoon, giving the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and receive feedback and advice.




We're looking for enthusiastic indviduals to join our team for the weekend! 

We will need volunteers to act in a series of simulated scenarios as patients. This is a great opportunity for anyone studying healthcare to get invovled with, as you will learn the signs and symptoms associated with a clinical condition, understand the medical management, and practice giving objective feedback to the participants in the scenario.

All volunteers will receive a free ticket to the Sunday morning lecture series, complimentary lunch, and a certificate of particpation.

Volunteers will need to be available from 10am - 5pm on Sunday 24th February 2019.


If you are interested in volunteering, email william.rowley@kcl.ac.uk.


Deadline for application is Sunday 17th February 2019.