TELO ISLAND RESORT, SUMATRA
May 27 - June 7, 2013
The popularity of our Latitude Zero meetings has prompted us to host a short workshop at the Telo Islands Lodge located in the Pulau Batu Batu region. This short program will incorporate seven two hour workshops providing a contemporary update on a range of current and topical clinical issues.
Telo Island Lodge is located in the Batu islands a group approximately 180 nautical miles from the city of Padang on the island of Sumatra. The Batu group sits between Siberut, the northern most island of the Mentawai group and the island of Nias. The lodge is on the island of Sibranun in a smaller grouping again that is known as the “Telos”.
Access to the lodge is via an hour flight from Medan to the local airport Lasondre on the island of Tanah Masa. The airport is just a short boat ride from their doorstep. Furthur details of the resort can be obtained at http://www.teloislandlodge.com/home.php.
TELO ISLAND RESORT, SUMATRA
May 27 - June 7, 2013
Note: there will be approximately 2-4 hours of workshop activity each day. The exact time when this will occur will be determined on a day by day basis. The sessions will be small group, case based and highly interactive.
May 27, 2013
Arrive Padang/Medan. Overnight Padang/Medan.
May 28, 2013
Charter Flight Padang – Tanah Masa. Arrive Telo Island Resort.
May 30, 2013
Topic: Revision ACL surgery
Speaker: Dr Ben Hewitt
May 31, 2013
Topic: The Sick Returned Traveller
Speaker: Dr Niall Barrett
June 1, 2013
Topic: Anaesthesia in the Acutely Injured Traveller
Speaker: Dr David McGuire
June 2, 2013
June 3, 2013
Topic: Tropical Rashes
Speaker: Dr Daniel Hewitt
June 4, 2013
Topic: Acute Shoulder Injuries
Speaker: Dr Terry Hammond
June 5, 2013
Topic: Doctors investing and setting up a medical business
Speaker: Dr Scott Turner
June 6, 2013
Topic: Anaesthesia in the Tropics
As the name suggests accommodation is high-end luxury lodge style. Our buildings are all constructed using organic materials milled on the island. All roofing is traditional thatch and all our furnishings compliment the surrounds. Guests enjoy twin share air conditioned rooms, all beds are king size and the rooms come with en-suite bathroom that includes a hot and cold shower and western toilet.
The Main House
Constructed in 2006 the Telo Islands Lodge Main House is a giant, open-plan style building right on the lagoon’s edge at Max’s Right, one of the most stunning vistas in the surfing world.
Sleeping is in two separate air-conditioned rooms that are attached to the giant, open 23-metre x 15-metre post-and-beam construction house. Each of these attached rooms has its own en-suite bathroom with hot and cold shower, tiled floor,western style flush toilets and vanity unit. There are clear views of the surf and jungle from every room of the main lodge building and despite being air-conditioned the rooms are also an open-screen construction giving the feeling of being right in the jungle on the water’s edge.
Dr Ben Hewitt
Ben Hewitt is an orthopaedic surgeon based in Perth. He works extensively with professional and amateur athletes as a specialist knee and shoulder surgeon.
He is a consultant surgeon to the Western Force rugby team and the West Coast Fever state netball side.
Dr Terry Hammond
Terry Hammond completed his orthopedic training in 2003 and is now in private orthopedic practice in The Shoulder and Sports Medicine Centre, Pindara Place in Benowa on the Gold Coast. His main speciality is now disorders of the adult shoulder.
Dr Daniel Hewitt MBBS, FACD
Dr Daniel Hewitt completed his medical degree at the University of Western Australia. While undertaking Physician training he commenced Dermatology Training. He completed this training programme in Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
After working in private practice in Perth, Daniel has moved to Sydney as a Dermatology consultant for the Skin & Cancer Foundation Australia. He is also a Dermatology consultant at Westmead Hospital.
In 2013 join MOTE for our 6th annual update in Altitude and Expedition Medicine, the academic content of which will be reinforced by our participation in one of the world’s greatest high altitude treks. We have decided to return to the Inca Trail for a 4th time after a successful and oversubscribed trips in 2009, 2010 and 2011! As with the last three trips we anticipate this one will also fill up very quickly so an early booking is recommended.
6TH ANNUAL UPDATE IN ALTITUDE AND EXPEDITION MEDICINE - CUSCO/SALCANTAY AND INCA TRAIL
Topics to be covered in the education program will include:–
- Introduction to the mountaineering environment
- Physiology of high altitude
- Acute Mountain Sickness
- HAPE and HACE
- Hypothermia and other heat related illness
- Trauma in the mountains
- Pharmacology in the mountains
- Fitness to climb
- Improvisation of medical care
- Rescue dynamics
- How to prepare for an expedition
ABOUT THE TRAIL: The Inca Trail runs between the Sacred Valley of the Urumbamba River and the abandoned city of Machu Picchu. It is one of the most famous treks in the world. Although only 45km in length it manages to traverse a stunning and diverse mix of terrain including the Andean plains, high mountain passes and cloud forest. Along the way it passes many Inca ruins and constructions before culminating in Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas. We are combining the Inca Trail with the Salcantay Trail to offer an even greater adventure. The Salcantay Trail is quieter, more rugged and more remote than the Inca Trail. It traverses higher than the Inca Trail and, therefore, affords some truly spectacular views of the big Andean mountains. We have also allowed for a full day at Machu Picchu on completion of the trek.
INCA TRAIL PERMITS:The increasing popularity of the Inca Trail has resulted in restrictions being placed on the number of trekkers. Each day the Peruvian Government allows 500 people to start onto the trail. These numbers include all guides and porters so equates to probably around 200 trekkers. Although this seems like a large number the popularity of the trail means that permits are sold out very quickly. Permits cannot be reserved in advance. They are issued on a strictly first come first allocated basis. Each permit must be issued to a designated named trekker for a given start date. We can only obtain a permit for a confirmed booking. Therefore, bookings will need to be made early to ensure a spot on this program. To be certain of a spot we believe that bookings should be finalised before December but clearly the permits for our trek dates could sell out earlier or later depending on demand from other groups. Once all permits are sold we will not be able to take any more registrations.
6th UPDATE IN ALTITUDE AND EXPEDITION MEDICINE - CUSCO/SALCANTAY AND INCA TRAIL
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: For a printable copy use the download PDF. (PDF being designed and will be available shortly)
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Arrive Cusco. Rest Day. Introduction to the program. Q&A session.
Cusco - Festival of the Sun
11:00 – 12:00 Introduction to Altitude Medicine – a brief history of high altitude exploration. A brief history of high altitude medicine.
12:00 – 13:00 What is Mountaineering? – an introduction to the world of mountains and its own unique terminology
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:00 Physiology of High Altitude Part 1 – Definitions. The physics you need to know. Physiological changes at altitude. The importance of HVR and HCVR. How do we begin to acclimatise?
15:00 – 16:00 Physiology of High Altitude Part 2 – More physics. Effects of latitude. Chronic altitude exposure. Role of nitric oxide. Tissue and cellular adaptation. Latest research
Associate Professor Geoff Ramin
International Medical Systems (IMS) was formed by Geoff Ramin and provides high quality medical repatriation services to and from anywhere in the world. IMS also provides a range of consultancy and educational services related to pre-hospital care, aeromedical transportation and medical retrieval. IMS' activities have been as diverse as helping develop industrial paramedic services on Groote Eylandt, providing medical support to sporting events and training all aeromedical doctors for the Hong Kong helicopter based medical retrieval system. Geoff is a specialist Emergency Physician who also works clinically in Intensive Care. He has extensive experience in pre-hospital care and medical retrieval. He is currently the Medical Director Aeromedical and Critical Care Services for the Royal Flying Doctor Service Qld, the Director of Emergency Medicine at the John Flynn Hospital, a VMO in Intensive Care at the Tweed Hospital and a Senior Medical Consultant to Allianz Global Assistance. He has previously received an Australia Day Medallion for his services to pre-hospital care. His passion for adventures includes mountaineering, scuba diving, hiking in the wilderness and generally getting lost.
Case Studies in Emergency Medicine
Loire Valley Cycling Tour, France
August 21-28, 2013
The most popular request we have had over the past few years has been for cycling based trips. As a result we have now finalised another program for two cycling based trips in 2013.
Our program will focus on providing key updates in Emergency Medicine. Each session will be built around a series of case studies and will highlight the most important recent changes in management that have occurred for the topic under discussion.
The meeting will be built around a cycling journey through the beautiful Loire Valley. We aim to leave you with an exceptional experience that will not be forgotten. We have chosen the Loire Valley as it offers a wonderful combination of landscapes, castles, vineyards, villages and riding to suit all skill levels. At the day's end when the riding is over you will be able to enjoy the region's great food and local wines along with the company of your fellow delegates.
Finally MOTE is going to Spain. And we have picked a very special trek. We will be traversing the stunning Picos de Europa. The Picos literally translate as the "peaks of Europe" and are 20km inland from the northern coast of Spain and approximately a three hour drive from Bilbao. You will be treated to beautiful mountain scenery, village inns, varied landscapes and wonderful company. The route is varied including green valleys, meadows, remote villages, forests and craggy uplands.
The program will focus on providing key updates in Emergency Medicine. Each session will be built around a series of case studies and will highlight the most important recent changes in management that have occurred for the topic under discussion. This will be the same format we used in 2012 in the Loire Valley. We will once again be working with Pura Aventura, who have helped us with 4 Inca Trail trips so far, to ensure that we can put together the best combination of trekking and education.
Nozawa Onsen Ski Resort
- Conference: January 5 - 12, 2014
- Post conference workshop: January 15, 2014
In 2014 MOTE will visit Japan for the first time and we have put together a very special trip. We have chosen to base ourselves at Nozawa Onsen a truly spectacular ski resort close to Nagano City.
This resort combines great skiing to suit all levels with the charm and beauty of a traditional hot spring village. Nozawa offers a rich cultural experience in a village that has maintained much of its traditional architecture combined with incredible snow conditions. In keeping with a location where one can experience cold snow and hot onsen we have chosen the conference theme as "Medicine and Extremes of Temperature". The meeting will not only explore the clinical effects and management of thermal syndromes but also the current therapeutic applications of heat and cold.
Post Meeting Mini Workshop
Please note that for those who choose to stay on at Nozawa Onsen we will be hosting a post meeting mini workshop on Wednesday 15th January. In keeping with the theme of Extremes of Temperature this will focus on the initial management and resuscitation of burns patients. Today will coincide with the Nozawa Onsen Fire Festival which will allow us to see fire in a truly different context. This is one of the three great fire festivals of Japan and promises to be an amazing spectacle. The conference fee for this workshop will be AUD $195 per person.
June 8, 2014 – June 19, 2014
- About Kilimanjaro
- 2014 Kilimanjaro - Trip Outline
- 2014 Kilimanjaro - Program Outline
- 2014 Kilimanjaro - Registration Cost & Details
- 2014 Kilimanjaro Registration Form.pdf
- 2014 Kilmanjaro - How Fit Do You Need To Be?
- 2014 Kilimanjaro - Other Information
- 2014 Kilimanjaro: Speakers
- 2014 Kilimanjaro: Photos
Following the success of both our Kilimanjaro groups in 2012 and by popular request we have decided to return to Kilimanjaro for a 4th ascent in 2014. This will be our 7th annual update in Altitude and Expedition Medicine, the academic content of which will be reinforced by our participation in what is one of the world’s greatest and most iconic high altitude treks. This trip will be restricted to a maximum of 29 delegates only so early booking is recommended.
Kilimanjaro © Andrew Gresham 2012
We have again chosen to climb Kili by the 7B Shira route. This is a longer route involving 7 nights on the mountain. This will really give you a feel for the expedition environment as well as allow extra time for optimal acclimitisation so as to maximise your summit success. This route also keeps us somewhat out of synch with the more popular and shorter routes so as to avoid the “crowds”. The extra acclimitisation time makes an enormous difference. Average success rates on Kili are around 50% but back in 2008 we had a 100% success rate and in 2012 was 93%.