7th Annual Surfing Doctors Conference 16 – 20 August

Plenkung Reserve SE Java, Indonesia


Excitement levels are rising for this years Surfing Doctors conference.  Dates have been finalised, so get onto booking your leave, flights etc and joining us in the jungle for what promises to be a great, informative few days.

Below is a brief overview of the programme.

Day 1, 15 August

Candidates fly to Bali from overseas destination, prepare for early morning speed-boat departure the following day.

Day 2, 16 August

5:00am                        Speedboat departs, to arrive at Plenkung Reserve at 11:30am

13:00 – 17:00              Sign in attendance registry, acclimatisation and accommodation, familiarisation with nature
reserve and local population.

1800 – 2200                 Welcome ceremony to all delegates

Day 3, 17 August

0900 – 1100am           Indonesian language basics course cultural education seminar: Jim Parkinson and Mike Frood

1200 – 1400pm           Indonesian health update: Mike Frood

1500 – 1700pm          Remote medical challenges and medical retrieval: Dennis Millard

17:30                           Airway Workshop with Scott Stirling and Dr Andrew Travers

Day 4, 18 August

0900 – 1700pm      Advanced Surfing Life Support Course

Common injuries: Nick Maister

Dealing with Delirium / CNS issues: Phil Chapman

Infectious diseases + Malaria:  Dennis Millard

Surfing spinal injuries:  Scott Stirling

Shark attack / Haemorrhagic Shock: Dennis Millard / Phil Chapman

Blunt trauma: Phil Chapman

Orthopaedic injuries and Peripheral nerve injuries: Scott Stirling

17:30                          ENT tools of the trade workshop: Phil Chapman and Scott Stirling

Day 5, 19 August

0900 – 1700pm                   Advanced Surfing Life Support Course/ Various integrated workshops.ICC Workshop.

Poisons in the tropics:   Phil Chapman

Toxins, drugs and alcohol:   Phil Chapman

Antibiotic prophylaxis: Anthony Brown

When to evacuate +Remote medical retrieval

Traveller’s insurance issues:   Anthony Brown

Dealing with local governments: Phil Chapman

ALS algorithms: Scott Stirling

Evening session                   Drowning Resuscitation – group discussion

Day 6, 20August

0900 – 1100                           Current Surfing-doctors NGO projects: Nick Maister

1200 – 1400                            An EU perspective on surfing medicine: European SurfDocs Representative.

1500 – 1700                           Free flow of ideas – where to in the future for the Surfing Doctors: Group Discussion

1800 – 2300                            Closing Ceremony and sundowners

Day 7, 21 August

0800 – 1130am                       Speedboat journey back to Bali

1400 – 1800                            visit BIMC retrieval service for ‘An Indonesian perspective’ on medical retrieval.
Day 8, 22 August

Travel back to home-country via own means.


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