This presentation will review what measures folks need to take to prepare for their trip that will enable them to stay healthy will traveling and avoid bringing home an illness. He will be discussing vaccinations and immunizations as well as common/major illnesses and conditions that can be contracted and brought back from distant lands. His focus will be on prevention a well as treatment.
Biography - Dr. Frank Hubbell (SOLO Schools):
Considered a pioneer in the Wilderness Medicine Field, Frank has been involved in the development of wilderness medicine training programs for more than 35 years, including designing and teaching the first Wilderness EMT course and the first Wilderness First Responder program. As the co-founder of SOLO, Frank has come up through the ranks of EMT/Paramedic to Physician Assistant to Physician. For years prior to continuing his medical education, Frank was actively involved in Backcountry Search and Rescue in the Mountain Washington Valley, Director of the Conway Rescue Squad, and Director of the Attitash Ski Patrol. Later, he represented the American Alpine Club as their Medical Director and served as the Vice-President for the UIAA Medicil Commission, an international mountain medicine organization comprised of physicians from around the world. In addition, for the past18 years Frank has served as a Medical Director for the State of New Hampshire on their Medical Control Board, Medical Director for the North Country EMS Council, and Medical Director for Mountain Rescue Services. He has received several prestigious awards for his commitment to both pre-hospital and wilderness medicine. He divides his time between designing curriculum for SOLO, teaching at SOLO, writing the Wilderness Medicine Newsletter and a busy medical practice. SOLO, recognized as the premier and first provider of wilderness medical training has given certifications to more than 120,000 students, and SOLO's Wilderness Protocols have been formally recognized by the State of NH. In recent years SOLO has become involved in providing training in developing nations like Zambia, Tanzania, Kenya, Chile, Costa Rica, Borneo, and Indonesia. More international requests are coming in, and SOLO plans to expand its international offerings.