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Ocean Medicine

Over two thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and as the human race looks to embark on new challenges and experiences, we often look to sea for the most extreme adventures.

Of course, any significant marine journey will take people far from the nearest hospitals and emergency services, and in this isolated situation a particular set of skills is required to stay safe.

From 23 to 26 May 2017 in Plymouth, Devon, a group of medics and oceanic explorers from around the world will undertake an ocean-specific medicine course so that they can keep people safe in the rapidly growing world of oceanic sports and adventure travel.

The course will give participants an understanding of conditions likely to occur whilst on a marine based expedition, oceanic sporting event or pan ocean sailing expeditions.

Putting together the course, World...

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