The BMRES take part in and organise many events throughout the year.
Among other things, we hold monthly meetings, attend and hold conferences, host walking events, and plan expeditions.
The BMRES organise an annual summer and winter walk. This is a great opportunity for members to get together and catch up, and also for prospective members to get involved.
For information about past Walks, visit our Walks Archive using the menu on the right.
The BMRES attend local and national events as and when they come up. This includes collaborative work with other organisations.
For information about past events, visit our Special Events Archive using the menu on the right.
We try to hold a conference in Birmingham every two to four years. Our last conference, in December 2009, was a great success, and saw representation from each of the other major UK altitude research groups (as well as delegates from around the world!).
We also try to send members to many of the other national, and international, conferences throughout the year.
To view details of our previous Conferences, please select the Conferences Archive from the menu on the right.
Minor and major expeditions are arranged to conduct research at high altitude. To view reports of our previous major expeditions, click through to our Expeditions Archive using the menu on the right. Minor expeditions have taken place on several occasions at Testa Grigia and Margherita huts in the Alps and in hypobaric/hypoxic chambers in Aberdeen, Chicester, Farnborough and Coventry.
The usual structure of the expeditions is to perform high altitude research for the majority of the time, with a short period of recuperation at the end of the trip. We try to find interesting places to visit, with suitable ascent profiles and research facilities where possible.
Enthusiastic new members are actively sought, so if you are interested in getting involved, please contact the BMRES secretary using our Contact page.
A great deal of planning goes into each expedition. Initially this is done in monthly evening meetings held at Birmingham Medical School, and closer to the expeditions there is often ‘sea-level testing’ to be performed as well. People wishing to get involved on expeditions should be actively involved in the planning phase.
We encourage medical student participation where possible often as a part of an elective or special study module.