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Survival at the limits - from mountains to intensive care medicine

Friday 16th October 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location/Venue: Online Only

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Survival at the limits - from mountains to intensive care medicine. A talk with Dr Mary Slingo

The human body is capable of extremes: we can survive at altitudes so high that there is barely enough oxygen to support life, yet we can also succumb to critical illnesses that require all of the life-support machines of a modern intensive care unit. This talk will discuss what happens to the human body in these extreme environments.

Dr Mary Slingo is a senior anaesthetic registrar in Hampshire, and has a Doctorate from the University of Oxford. She is a passionate rock climber and has worked as a doctor on two expeditions to the Himalayas. Recently, Mary has been working on the front-line in Covid-19 Intensive Care.

The event is free but to attend it you will need to register via Eventbrite using your name and email by clicking the 'Book now' button above.  Access link to Zoom will be provided once you have completed the registration.