AWEMS Conference 2024

2024 Conference - DIVING DEEPER
10–12 October, Cairns, QLD


Join us where the rainforest meets the reef, for the 2024 Australasian Wilderness and Expedition Medicine conference - 'DIVING DEEPER.'

Explore the depths of wilderness and expedition medicine in the tropics with workshops, presentations, panels and networking events led by industry/field experts. Expand your network of likeminded colleagues, fellow adventurers and organisations with nightly social events and a trade exhibition featured throughout the conference.

A ‘warm welcome’ event
(Tickets sold separately - includes refreshments)

Conference day 1 + ‘a decompression stop’ event (Surprise location! Tickets sold separately - includes 3hr food/drink package)

Conference day 2

***** EARLY BIRD TICKETS ON SALE UNTIL AUGUST 1st - get in quick! *****

Buy your tickets now to access early-bird ticket prices until Friday 1st August! As always, AWEMS members have access to a special discounted ticket price. Become a member today!

JOIN US TO DIVE DEEPER - See you in paradise!

AWEMS 2024 Conference – Save The Date!
10-12 October, Crystalbrook Riley, QLD

We are excited to announce that our conference this year will take place from the 10th-12th October at Crystalbrook Riley in the tropical city of Cairns in Queensland, Australia!

As always, AWEMS members have access to a special discounted ticket price. Become a member today!

Keen to present at this year’s AWEMS Conference?

Applications are now open for anyone interested in presenting or running a workshop at this year’s conference, which will be held from 10-12th October at Crystalbrook Riley in Cairns, Queensland.

We are looking for people from a diverse range of backgrounds, including nurses, paramedics, doctors, psychologists, allied health, army medics, remote adventurers and more! While we do have limited spaces, all presenters and topics will be considered. So if you think you have something interesting to present on, or skills to teach others in a workshop environment, then please APPLY NOW

Submissions can be in the categories of: original research covering the spectrum of wilderness and expedition medicine, case reports, audits and quality improvement, adventure submissions (stories from working in austere environments including lessons learnt along the way).

Please send submissions to before Sept 13th 11:59pm
Please include:
  • Presentation title and topic
  • Presenters full name and affiliations as well as a short biography
  • 3 key learning points
Abstracts will be reviewed by the AWEMS Conference Organising Committee. The selection criteria will include : relevance to the conference theme, contribution to current knowledge and practice of wilderness medicine, accuracy and availability of presenter to deliver topic on site.


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When you join us for the conference, why not stay a few extra days and enjoy the multitude of outdoor activities the Blue Mountains offer. There’s mountain biking, canyoning, climbing, bushwalking, and more!

Last year was our first in-person conference and it was a hit with overwhelmingly positive feedback from those who attended. We’re planning to make it bigger and better this year and we hope to see you all there!

Sincerely, The AWEMS Conference Crew
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2023 Conference Crew Applications

Apply to join our Conference Crew! We are looking for passionate, committed healthcare enthusiasts to join us on this great adventure!
Applications open Monday 6th March and will close the 20th of March.
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14-16th October 2022
UTAS Medical Science Precinct,
nipaluna/Hobart, Tasmania

After the great success of our inaugural conference last year, we will be back again this year with another thrilling AWEMS conference. With the goal to push you out of your comfort zones and explore medicine at its most extreme, our 2022 conference will be taking place in beautiful Hobart, Tasmania from the 14th-16th October. Get ready to hear from researchers, expeditioners and other medical professionals who are renowned in their respective fields, and learn practical skills to keep you thriving in the outdoors.
Accreditation for ACRRM and FAWM credits pending.

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Got Questions?

If you have any queries about the conference please
email the conference team for more information.

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Stoke the Fire

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Looking for Adventure

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Key Sponsors

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2023 Conference Sponsors

Want to partner with AWEMS for our 2023 conference - Discover New Heights? We still have both major and minor sponsorship packages remaining! Advertising ranges from small logos on our website right through to being an official AWEMS partner.

Download our official 2023 Sponsorship Guide or contact for more information.