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16 Dec 2019 - 30 Dec 2019

Clinical updates and environmental challeges in medicine


Drift by kayak amongst icebergs and fur seals. Snowshoe to a peak for incredible vistas of untouched wilderness. Strap on your crampons and get to grips with the rugged mountains of the White Continent on this, the definitive active cruise to Antarctica. 


The program will be case orientated and highly interactive. Delegates will be encouraged to bring along interesting and relevant cases for discussion. Clinical updates will be alternated with an exciting series of talks relevant to the medical aspects of the wilderness environment that we will be exploring. Meet our great speakers now - see below! 


Early bookings are recommended as we anticipate this will be a very popular trip. 



Dr Marianne Kerr

Dr Marianne Kirrane is a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, a major university affiliated hospital in South East Queensland. RBWH is a major trauma centre as well as the burns centre for Queensland. Marianne holds a Master in Public Health, majoring in Aeromedical Retrieval, from JCU, as well as a BA(Hons) in Medical Journalism (University of Westminster).

Her interests lie in the introduction of IT solutions to support the day-to-day running of the ICU as well as improving the patient and family journey through Critical Care.

Dr Drew Richardson

Drew is the NRMA-ACT Road Safety Trust Chair of Road Trauma and Emergency Medicine at the Australian National University Medical School. His clinical position is Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at The Canberra Hospital.

Dr Craig Layt

Dr Layt is a Specialist Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon with over 20 years experience in his field. He commenced his plastic and reconstructive training at the Royal Brisbane, the Princess Alexandra and Mater Hospitals.

Moving to Melbourne, Dr Layt then completed his fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons whilst working at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Children's Hospital, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre and St Vincent's Hospital. Since commencing private practice in 2001, Dr Layt has been actively involved in the post graduate education of Plastic Surgeons in the field of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He was the President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons from 2010 until July 2012, and remains an active member today.

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Dr Gary Swift

Dr Gary Swift is a Fertility Specialist highly skilled in complex laparoscopic surgery techniques. Gary graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 1988. He began specialist training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1994, and obtained his FRANZCOG qualification in 1999. Most recently he has continued his tertiary studies graduating with a Masters in Reproductive Medicine from the University of New South Wales. Gary is a supervisor for the fellowship program in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery at GCUH and Robina Hospitals. His practice focuses on gynaecology and fertility treatment and he specialises in complex laparoscopic surgical techniques for diseases affecting fertility with a special interest in endometriosis. He also provides obstetric care for patients successfully pregnant.

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Dr Jan Adamec

Dr Jan Adamec received his Swiss Medical Federal Diploma in 1988 and his Doctorate in Medicine in 1994 (MD) at the Geneva University. Since 1996 he has served as a FMH Specialist in Cardiology and Internal Medicine. Since 1997 he has been a Consultant Cardiologist at the Cardiology Centre (University Hospital Geneva), Associate Cardiologist, Cecil Clinic, Hirsladen, Lusanne and Deputy Head Psysician at the Clinique La Prairis, Montrereux, Vaud, Switzerland.

Geoff Ramin

Geoff is currently the Chief Medical Officer of Allianz Worldwide Partners (Asia-Pacific region). He has over 25 years of extensive clinical experience and knowledge  in specialist emergency medicine, intensive care, prehospital care, aviation medicine, aeromedical retrieval, wilderness and altitude medicine. Geoff has extensive experience in both the coordination of aeromedical evacuation services and the conduct of medical repatriation and retrieval.

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