BMMS Science Day Update

Posted by Jeremy Windsor on Jul 02, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the inaugural British Mountain Medicine Society's Science Day will take place on Wednesday 13th November 2019! 

Booking details can be found here.

The event will be held at the Bamford Institute, right in the heart of the UK's Peak District. The day will feature talks, discussions and poster presentations from researchers, young and old, on a wide range of mountain medicine topics.

The day will be divided into three sessions. The first will give leaders of UK-based mountain medicine research groups a chance to present their most recent findings and outline their plans for the future. Don’t be surprised if there’s one or two calls for volunteers! The second is a chance for anyone to take to the stage and present a poster or 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 to hear about it! Our final 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 an 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 fascinating talk!

The fee includes lunch, dinner and a signed copy of Mike Gill's, "Edmund Hillary: A Biography". 

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:

We're delighted to confirm the following speakers - 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!

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