Expedition medical professionals, or those looking to gain valuable experience in that field, will be interested to learn that ExpedMed has announced an upcoming CME (continuing medical education) adventure to Little Saint Simons Island for early next year. The event, which runs from February 28 – March 3, will focus on travel medicine, envenomations, malaria and similar wilderness medical topics. This four-day event will be taught by expert medical professionals with years of experience in expedition medicine. The faculty will include Dr. Greg Bledsoe and Dr. Ken Kamler, both members of the Explorers Club who have put their expertise to good use while visiting some of the most remote places on the planet.
Little Saint Simons Island will make a perfect backdrop for this program. The privately owned barrier island just off the coast of Georgia features seven miles of beautiful beaches and 10,000 acres of mostly undisturbed wilderness. Little Saint Simon is home to numerous animal species including deer, alligators, bald eagles and many other birds, and it is not uncommon to find dolphins swimming just off shore. The eco-lodge on the island can accommodate just 32 guests and access is only made possible by a short 15-minute ferry ride from the mainland.
Because accommodations are limited, only 32 people can sign up for this CME opportunity. ExpedMed has acquired a special room rate of $1950 for the three nights stay in a double occupancy room. That’s about $335 per night for each guest and includes all food, activities, guided excursions and ferry rides to and from the island.
Additionally, the fee for the CME courses is $799 for medical professionals, who receive a total of 28 credit hours. Active military and non-physicians who require CME, as well as students/residents, receive a discounted rate of just $649. Non-medical guests pay an administrative fee of $459 for courses that may be of value to them in their travels as well. Attendees will also receive a copy of Expedition & Wilderness Medicine, a 750-age hardbound textbook that will prove to be an invaluable resource long after they’ve gone home.
For more information on the event check out the Little Saint Simons Island CME page on the ExpedMed website. This really is a great opportunity to gain valuable lessons in expedition medicine that could prove useful in your upcoming adventures.
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