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Into the Wild: Joys and Perils of Adventure Travel
Recorded On: 09/28/2022
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Title: Into the Wild: Joys and Perils of Adventure Travel
Date: Wednesday, 28 September 2022
Time: 14:00 (2:00 pm) EDT UTC-04 (The webinar is approximately 90 minutes)
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Complimentary to members
$70 USD for non-members
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Wilderness and adventure travel is a growing share of the tourism industry. It attracts travellers of all ages and conditions, as shown by the 80 year-old who summitted Everest a few years ago. Environmental and physical challenges, as well as risk taking behavior, can expose adventure travellers to more injuries and illnesses compared to other types of travel. Mental health issues, either preexisting or revealed during expeditions and adventure travel are another important risk factor that is often neglected during pretravel screening. Remote destinations add to the risk and complexity of providing care and emergency evacuations.
Come and join our experts in Wilderness Travel for a lively discussion.
PEC Chair: Dr. Sarah Kohl
PEC Co-Chair: Dr. Yen Bui
Andrea Rossanese, MD, PhD, FISTM, FAWM, FFTM RCPS(Glasg)
Wilderness Medicine Interest Group, Chair
Dept of Infectious-Tropical Diseases, IRCCS “Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria”, Negrar di V.lla, Verona, Italy
• Howard Backer, MD, MPH
Past-President, Wilderness Medical Society
U.C. Berkeley Student Health Service, USA
• Jim Bond, MD
TrExMed Travel Clinic, Edinburgh, Scotland & Zambia
• Jenny Visser, MD, BSc, MBChB, FRNZCGP, MTravMed
University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand
• Max Winkler, MD
Oxford Street Medical Practice, South Africa
• Travis Heggie, PhD
Wilderness Medicine Interest Group, Immediate Past Chair
Bowling Green State University, United States of America
By the end of this webinar, the attendee will be able to:
• Discuss the epidemiology and risk of medical issues for wilderness and adventure travellers
• Understand the key differences in screening and counselling to wilderness and adventure travellers
• Incorporate mental health screening into pretrip evaluation
• Help guide travellers towards pursuits suitable to their physical capacities
Who Should Attend:
• Travel Health Practitioners – Doctors, Nurses, and Pharmacists
• Public Health Practitioners
• Family Medicine Practitioners
• Any others who care for travelers and migrants