Welcome to the UCL Wilderness Medicine Society

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Meet our Committee!

Kavi Samra

Kavi Samra

President
Chris Launchbury

Chris Launchbury

Treasurer
William Mclean

William Mclean

Vice President
Tom Durham

Tom Durham

Events and Media Officer
Irina Rachkova

Irina Rachkova

Events and Media Officer
Ellie Evans

Ellie Evans

Expeditions Officer
Nathan Taylor

Nathan Taylor

Expeditions Officer
Prajay Patel

Prajay Patel

Clinical Rep
Ed Walker

Ed Walker

Non-medical Rep
Alessio Kenda

Alessio Kenda

Pre-clinical Rep
Swopnil Gurung

Swopnil Gurung

Social and Welfare Sec
Gabriel Lee

Gabriel Lee

Webmaster

What can I expect this year?

Expeditions

Last academic year we ran a successful trip to the Lake District in Spring, where we worked with the local mountain rescue team – more are coming up this year, with destinations yet to be confirmed. Plans are being developed for our third ever international trip this coming summer, so watch this space!

Socials

Under the expert guidance of our Committee, we run a number of events aiming to help our members get to know each other, and it’s not just limited to drinks around a campfire – keep an eye out for a social paint-balling trip coming up this year…

Wilderness Medicine Skills

Learn essential outdoor and wilderness medicine skills – whether it’s from a local search and rescue organisation on a trip, from an expert in the field delivering a workshop or a lecture, or from our very own committee members. Train to be prepared for any outdoor scenario!

Patrons

Prof. Jim Ryan

Prof. Jim Ryan

Patron

We are very fortunate that Professor Jim Ryan (UCL) has agreed to be the Patron of the Society. Prof. Ryan has recently retired from the UCL Leonard Cheshire Centre for Conflict Recovery and his career has led him to encounter almost every aspect of wilderness medicine. He has vast experience of war and disaster medicine and has also been an honorary consultant in accident and emergency medicine for University College Hospitals NHS Trust for a number of years.

Prior to the establishment of the Leonard Cheshire Centre, Professor Ryan was Joint Professor of Military Surgery at the Royal Army Medical College, London and Royal College of Surgeons of England. His war and disaster medical experience covers military and humanitarian operations in Northern Ireland, Cyprus, the Falkland Islands, Nepal, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Professor Ryan’s research interests include ballistic and terrorist injury, military and conflict medicine.

Our inaugural lecture, entitled The Medical Response to Terrorism was given by Prof. Ryan to a full theatre, and we are very grateful to him for his ongoing support.

Dr Paul Dilworth

Dr Paul Dilworth

Patron

Paul Dilworth is a consultant physician in respiratory medicine at The Royal Free Hospital, and a sub-dean of University College London Medical School. Dr Paul Dilworth is instrumental in ongoing projects of the Society, and we are hugely grateful for his ongoing support and advice.

Events

 

Watch this space for our 2017/18 events programme…

Sponsors

We are very grateful to the ongoing support of our sponsors, without whom our society couldn’t continue to function.

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