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23rd of May, 2014, Artis Royal Zoo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Acces: Free parking at Artis Parking or Public Transport
André Kuipers, MD
Two-time ISS astronaut, Outdoor Medicine ambassador
André Kuipers is a Dutch Physician and ESA astronaut. He graduated from the university of Amsterdam and has been involved in the preparation, coordination and execution of physiological experiments for the European Space Agency (ESA). Kuipers has flown two space missions: The DELTA mission in 2004 and the promISSe in 2011/12 where he performed a broad range of experiments testing the influence of microgravity on hemodynamics.
Prof. Chris Imray, MD
Vascular surgeon, Mt. Everest summitter, more info here
Chris Imray practices as a vascular surgeon in the United Kingdom. He summitted Everest as a member of the Caudwell Xtreme Everest climbing team, the group that gave insight in physiology of extreme altitude by performing direct field measurements of arterial blood gases on Mount Everest.
He is a specialist in treating frostbite injuries, for which he has been consulted from over the world by several expedition teams and medical specialists by transmitting and discussing digital photos and digital bone scan images.
Prof. Paul Auerbach, MD
Martin Rhodes, MD
Expedition Doctor with expertise in polar and high altitude medicine
Martin Rhodes has accompanied expeditions to the Himalayas, South America, the Arctic and Antarctica. Doc Martin worked as the Chief Medical Officer for the documentary ‘Poles Apart’ and two extreme-environment logistics companies (Adventure Network) and runs a gîte in the French Pyrenees.
Pieter Wismans, MD PhD
Internal Medicine and Tropical Medicine Specialist, Harbour Hospital, Rotterdam
Pieter Wismans is head of training of the Internal Medicine Division of the Harbour Hospital and a specialist in tropical import diseases. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, and was the busiest port in the world until 2002. The port has always been a major hub to the outside world, not only cultural, but also from a public health point of view. Historically the Harbour Hospital has catered to sailors and now travellers in general, with for instance the only Ebola unit in the Netherlands.
Jacqueline Lampe, CEO AMREF Flying Docters NL
Humatarian relief Organisation / NGO, more info
Jacqueline Lampe is the director of Dutch divison of the oldest NGO operating on the African continent. It focuses on structural improvement of the health of impovereshed Africans. 97% percent of all employees haven an African nationality. In case of complicated illness AMREF uses medical flights in remote areas to deliver specialised medical personnel to perform surgery. Of course they train local medics before leaving so care can continue, even after the flying doctors have left!
Snakebite specialist Harbour Hospital, Rotterdam
Richard Mastenbroek is specialised in snake handling and experienced in the acute treatment, even when he gets bitten himself. His favourite species are the Elapidae family (Cobra). He is attached to the Rotterdam harbour Hospital, a knowledge centre on the treatment of snake bites. He will discuss an overview of the treatment of snakebites and new advances in snake vaccine development.