5th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 25th August – 2nd September 2014 Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia.

Hi guys,

Getting the ball rolling early this year, with this newsletter and also a provisional G-land Conference Programme. We are currently looking at the 25th August 2014 as the kick-off date. 
As in previous years this Conference will be accredited for CPD points by both the Emergency and Anaesthetic colleges of Australasia. 
If you are keen to come get back to us asap, and hopefully we can get you involved and presenting. 
Courses and Workshops are being looked into, to be conducted at G-land, and possibly the Mentawi Islands. (Details to follow)

2013 Surf Docs Conference

The 2013 Conference was alltime, not only because the surf went off, but there were great teaching sessions, and the G-Land Surf Camp stepped up the catering to 5 stars!
 Raymond and his wife Sisca, and their team at the G-land Surf Camp will be looking at doing the same again this year, and we are happy to be part of this symbiotic relationship.

The G-land SurfDocs Roster:

Still some spaces left for this season, so please get onto this asap, and if you are up for a stint in the Jungle please contact Ant Brown, Nick Maister or myself.


There are a few students already locked into the 2014 roster. 
Please liase with Nick Maister or Anthony Brown, as a Google Calender is currently operational.


The project at Namuga is going ahead, and Dr Miller is asking for assistance. 
Contact us, and specifically Dr Wendy Henderson if you are keen to head out to the Solomon’s.

SHIRTS and Medical Kits:

We have both short and long sleeve SurfDoc shirts available, going pretty cheap at 20 dollars. 
Medical kits are also available, fully stocked for your next remote surf mission, going for 150 dollars. 
Funds generated are used to purchase stock for the G-land Infirmary.


We hope to be involved with another raffle this year, raising funds for the same Sanitation/Education project at Silabu in the Mentawi Islands. Look for updates on the Blog on the website.

Registration with the SurfDocs:

Please get in touch with Dr Nick Maister. The mad Kiwi will be sending you reminders to register for 2014.

Registration entails 100 Dollars for the year:

Once paid, you remain on the website, and also get an option to slot into the G-land roster, and also you get free entrance to the Annual SurfDocs Conference at G-land. ( 25th August – 2nd September 2014 )


If anyone is keen/motivated to do any form of project, audit, paper, please get hold of me, and I’ll try my best to give you a hand or guide you towards the best resources. 
Looks Like Angry Angus Murray is first up, and will be doing an injury audit at G-land this year.

That’s it for now, with further updates to follow as needed.

Cheers for now, and keep charging!

Phil Chapman

» Download the provisional G-land Conference Programme

One Comment

  1. Hi Phil,

    I recently met Dennis at SCGH and he mentioned the surfing docs conference.
    I’m very interested in registering pending leave etc, could you send me the link? I’m having a numpty day and can’t find it on your website.
    Also can you recommend a place to stay? I’d like to be close to social stuff and the conference itself.
    I’m a yoga teacher and would happily run classes too if it fits with the program, great after a big surf. Otherwise if there are some available to attend I’d love more info.


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