Expedition and Wilderness Medicine


Current Council Members

  • Chair, Andrea Rossanese, Italy
  • Immediat Past Chair, Travis Heggie, United States of America
  • Howard Backer, United States of America
  • Jim Bond, United Kingdom
  • Jenny Visser, New Zealand
  • Max Winkler, South Africa
  • Robin Wright, United States of America

We are delighted to welcome you to the home page of the newly formed ISTM Expedition and Wilderness Medicine Group.

The world is becoming more globally mobile with increasing numbers of travellers participating in expedition, wilderness and extreme activities and events nationally and internationally.

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Group Charter

  • Provide a professional forum for ISTM Members interested in expedition and wilderness medicine
  • Develop programs and sessions to educate travel medicine practitioners on specific issues regarding expedition and wilderness medicine
  • Foster the development of recommendations on expedition and wilderness medicine within travel medicine
  • Develop and maintain an international body of knowledge in expedition and wilderness medicine
  • Promote the importance of travel-related issues for those working in expedition and wilderness medicine
  • Advance the science of expedition and wilderness medicine 
  • Review and maintain the legal parameters within which expedition and wilderness medicine is practiced

If you are interested in joining this group and helping develop the outlined objectives, please login and join.