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British Mountain Medicine Society Science Day

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 jswindsor 05 Aug 2019

Bamford will play host to the inaugural British Mountain Medicine Society (BMMS) Science Day on Wednesday 13th November 2019 (10am start)

The day will feature talks, discussions and poster presentations from researchers, young and old, on a wide range of mountain medicine topics.

There will be 3 sessions - the first will provide leaders of UK-based research groups an opportunity to present their most recent findings and outline their plans for the future. Don’t be surprised if there’s one or two request for volunteers! The second session will be a chance for anyone to present a poster or a short oral presentation. We’re looking for science in all it's forms - whether it’s a case study, a structured literature review or a randomised controlled trial - we’d like you to take part! See below for more details. Finally, our last session will celebrate the legacy of the 1960/61 Silver Hut Expedition and feature contributions from original members as well as today's leading researchers.

To round off a fascinating day there will be a curry meal and evening talk by Dr Mike Gill. Our guest of honour was a 22-year-old medical student in 1959 when he followed up on a newspaper article that Sir Edmund Hillary was looking to recruit climbers for his next Himalayan expedition. As a climber, photographer, doctor and writer, Mike was closely involved in many of Hillary's subsequent expeditions. This wealth of experience led to the writing of, "Edmund Hillary: A Biography" and will be the subject of what promises to be a great talk!

The following speakers have already confirmed - Christopher Boos (Poole), John Ellerton (ICAR), Sophie Hattersley (APEX), John O'Hara (Leeds Beckett), Annabel Nickel (Oxford), Gabriella Rossetti (Bangor) and Jamie MacDonald (Bangor). Many more are expected!

Cost: £90 (BMMS Members £70) 

(includes lunch, dinner and a signed copy of Mike Gill's, "Edmund Hillary: A Biography")

Bookings can be made here:


To submit a poster please send a Powerpoint slide to:


To submit a proposal for an oral presentation please send a summary of no more than 250 words to: 


For further mountain medicine information take a look at the BMMS blog:


 jswindsor 23 Sep 2019
In reply to jswindsor:

Finally it's here! 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! We've 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. We've 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, we've 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. Alongside two original members - Jim Milledge and Mike Gill - we'll also be joined by Annabel Nickol and the award winning writer Harriet Tuckey.

With the science wrapped up, we'll move 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...



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