Into the Wilderness
Remote and expedition medicine webinar
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This free webinar was in collaboration with @new_ic_sfgh Students for Global Health Imperial
Wednesday 25th November
Hear from two experienced speakers about their adventures in remote and expedition medicine. Allow yourself to be transported to a new environment, where practicing medicine brings vastly different challenges… Bring your questions and please share with anyone who would want to join!
Chair: Dr Saleyha Ahsan
Saleyha is currently working as an ITU doctor in Bangor Hospital, North Wales. She has also works as a humanitarian doctor in conflict zones and is passionate about the targeting of healthcare in war. She is currently doing a a PhD at Cambridge on the impact of attacks against healthcare in conflict zones,
She’s a former British Army Captain who served in Bosnia, has a Masters degree in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and works as a freelance filmmaker reporting on stories concerning healthcare in the UK and around the world. Saleyha has reported on the conflict in Syria for Panorama and has written about the state of emergency medicine (A&E) in the NHS for the Guardian newspaper.
Dr Daniel Grace
Daniel is a portfolio GP based in South Wales. He has worked with Threshold Sports, Across the Divide, Exile Medics and Trailmed to provide medical cover at events such as Race to the Stones, the UK’s largest ultra-marathon, the 2018 Kenya Impact Marathon and the Deloite 2019 Ride Across Britain, a Land’s End to John O Groats endurance cycling event. In 2019, he worked with British Exploring, as their Chief Medic, in the Canadian Yukon, managing a group of 50 young people as they trekked and wild camped in the wilderness.
He is the medical director of the Virtual Doctors, a UK-based charity that offers remote medical advice to healthcare workers and doctors in rural Zambia and Malawi. He also hosts “The Wilderness Medic podcast” which is available on all major platforms.
Qualifications: MBBS BSc (Hons) Dip EWM DTMH MRCGP (2017) MFTM RCPS (Glasg)
Captain Scott Pallett
Scott is a microbiology and infectious diseases trainee doctor with a specialist interest in expedition medicine.
He has experience as a team leader on remote expeditions in sub-Saharan Africa, and the jungles of South America and southeast Asia, having also served on the United Nations Mission in South Sudan. More recently, Scott has led the Rangers First Africa programme on behalf of the anti-poaching organisation WildCross, with support from the Scientific Exploration Society.
His key interests include snakebite, tropical infectious disease and counter-poaching initiatives.
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