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Medical Advice for expeditions and fieldwork

As part of the Society’s commitment to supporting those planning field research and expeditions, the RGS-IBG has a specialist advice unit, the Expedition Medical Cell.

The RGS-IBG Expedition Medical Cell provides a forum for discussion, information and advice to those operating in remote areas.

Bullet Publications
Members of the Medical Cell have produced a number of publications providing medical advice to anyone operating in challenging environments.

  • The acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine  (OUP, 2009) which can be purchased from Geography Outdoors, provides information on preventing and treating medical problems in challenging environments.
  • An earlier publication RGS-IBG Expedition Medicine Manual (Profile books, 2002) is available on-line, and individual chapters downloaded here

         - Pre expedition medical planning 
         - Field medicine 
         - Medical problems of environmental extremes

Bullet Guidelines and Advice
The Medical Cell also provides guidelines and advice on a range of topics including:

Bullet Working in Expedition Medicine
Advice for those looking to get into expedition medicine at any level.

Bullet Expedition Medicine Training Providers
For those seeking expedition medical training

RGS-IBG links
· Expedition Medicine Manuals
· Expedition Medical Training
· Medical Problems of environmental extremes
· RGS-IBG Expedition Medical Cell
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