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Lapland is an intensely beautiful landscape of snow-bound forests, frozen lakes and vast expanses of tundra.

There is an almost magical stillness in winter, and though the sun barely skims the horizon, for a few hours a day the sky glows deep blue and the snow seems almost luminous in the oblique light. After dark, the moon and stars are piercingly bright, and with 6 nights in Lapland you have an excellent chance of witnessing the mesmerising swirl of the Northern Lights.

Highlights include:

– 7 nights in Swedish Lapland

– Famous original ICE hotel

– Fascinating Sami culture

– Wilderness Dog sledding

– Creative Ice sculpting

– Special Reindeer sleddin

Academic Program.

LECTURE TOPICS

Wilderness and Remote Medicine – Dr Charmaine Tate, Medical Officer New Zealand Defence Force and Senior Medical Adviser NZ Search and Rescue
Introduction to wilderness and expedition medicine
Dive medical conditions
Hypothermia and cold injuries
Planning medical expedition support

Sports Medicine – Dr Tony Delaney, Sports Physician, Sydney Academy of Sports and Recreation, Narrabeen NSW

Concussion
Diagnosis and management of LBP
Hip and groin pain
The knee
Rational use of foot orthoses in MSK pain – the good, the bad and the ugly
Exertional leg pain

Pain management – Dr Symon McCallum, Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Victoria

Cannabis – what’s the story
Role of interventional pain management
Acute pain management
Chronic regional Pain Syndrome
Biopsychosocial management of chronic pain
Chronic pain – antidepressants, anti-epileptics, comparison of analgesics, opioid contracts

Post Conference Tour – Skiing.

We are offering the option of a 5 day ski package based at Bjorkliden Chalet, Bjorkliden.

Björkliden has become a legendary winter sports resort. The most distinguishing features are the challenges and experiences we can offer, both for enthusiastic novices and daredevil veterans.

Have your pick out of the 23 pistes, varying from green to black, or make your own tracks in the off-piste terrain. Whatever you are yearning for, you will find it near our more than 8 000 metres of ski runs.

The package will include transfers, ski lift passes, accommodation and ski gear hire.

Please note that this itinerary and costs may be subject to change.

Main Conference.

Dates

Lapland is an intensely beautiful landscape of snow-bound forests, frozen lakes and vast expanses of tundra.

There is an almost magical stillness in winter, and though the sun barely skims the horizon, for a few hours a day the sky glows deep blue and the snow seems almost luminous in the oblique light. After dark, the moon and stars are piercingly bright, and with 6 nights in Lapland you have an excellent chance of witnessing the mesmerising swirl of the Northern Lights.

Pre Conference Tour.

Dates

Enjoy a brief visit to Stockholm, often called the Venice of Scandinavia, as it is built upon 14 islands. During winter, the air is crisp and clean, the waterways covered in ice, the rooftops covered in a blanket of snow and the trees glittering with ice – a fairytale wonderland.

Post Conference Tour – Oman.

Dates

After your Arctic adventure, take a few days to warm up in the Sultanate of Oman, one of the oldest civilisations in the middle east.  Oman had notable periods of greatness in the ancient world and in medieval times. Enjoy the tangible traces of its former glory, imposing sand dunes, lush oases and thriving modern cities.

A great opportunity to visit one of the world’s up and coming tourist destinations.

ONLY 11 SPACES REMAINING

Photos And Documents.

Northern Lights coffee-table book

Join Mark Cunich on his Unconventional Conventions expedition through Sweden and up into the Lapland – an intensely beautiful landscape of snow-bound forests, frozen rivers and vast expanses of tundra.

There is an almost magical stillness in winter, and though the sun barely skims the horizon, for a few hours a day the sky glows deep blue and the snow seems almost luminous in the oblique light. Meet the local Sami people who survived and thrived in the remote north for generations on a diet of reindeer.

After the sun disappears, the sky lights up again with the mesmerising swirl of the Northern Lights – a phenomenon more moving in person than could ever be portrayed on paper or in film. Late into the night, explore the dark forest by dog sled, and cross the frozen rivers by foot. Enjoy the unforgettable journey.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR NORTHERN LIGHTS PHOTO BOOK NOW

Oman coffee-table book

Join Mark Cunich on his Unconventional adventure through the Sultanate of Oman. One of the oldest civilisations in the Middle East, Oman has had notable periods of greatness in the ancient world and in medieval times. More recently, the oil boom has allowed the desert country to prosper, with world-class roads and public facilities, once again launching it onto the world stage.

See the ancient forts throughout the rugged mountains, sand dunes continuing off into the desert horizon. Unexpected wadis sprout with tropical oases, where locals flock to evade the heat.

The friendly people of Oman welcome visitors with open arms and are happy to share their stories from their corner of the globe. Enjoy what they have to offer.

CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR OMAN PHOTO BOOK NOW

LECTURE PROGRAM AND SLIDES

Delegates can access the lecture program and slides at the following link. To access, please use the password provided by Mark Cunich in his email on 28 Feb 2017.

LINK FOR LECTURE MATERIAL

SHARED PHOTOS

If you wish to share photos, please use the link provided by Mark Cunich in his email on 28 Feb 2017.

Attendees can access the shared photos from the folder link below.  To access, please use the password provided by Mark Cunich in his email on 28 Feb 2017.

LINK FOR SHARED PHOTOS

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Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)
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