CASE Medicine's conference series

One of the other things that CASE Medicine has done over the years is run a series of conferences annually called KnO₂wledge. These are a very similar theme to the whole CASE ethos, some of them are themed towards altitude, or space, or heat, or cold, or some of them are a mix of all five themes.

The basic premise of the KnO₂wledge conferences has always been to explore extreme environment physiology to learn lessons that can be brought back to benefit patients:

  • the underlying premise is that “lessons from life at the limits”
  • physiology stretched to breaking point in extreme environments
  • will inform our understanding of human physiology challenged by critical illness

For more information about future and past conferences, please click the photos below.

Most recent KnO₂wledge conferences

  • KnO₂wledge IX took place on the 19 November 2016 at the ISEH in central London and focused on Space Medicine.

  • KnO₂wledge X was a very special occasion as we not only celebrated our 10th conference, but also 10 years since the Xtreme Everest team summited Mount Everest. This conference was run in conjunction with colleagues at the Royal Society of Medicine. In addition to the London conference, we also held a KnO₂wledge X in Kathmandu in conjunction with the Nepal Mountain Medicine Society.

  • For 2018 we will be returning to the ISEH with KnO₂wledge XI which will be based around Aviation medicine. More details are coming soon, but save the date of 30 November 2018 in your diaries.