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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:



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