Note- this webinar CPD course is open to members of the Australasian Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Society only. To learn more about becoming a become a member, please visit


  • Thursday 29th April 2021 at 20:00 – 21:00 AEST


  • Dr Josh Lightfoot will discuss RFDS operations, and review an RFDS case in outback Australia

Discussion Points

  • Types of medical retrieval in Australia
  • RFDS activation and response
  • Preparation of RFDS landing sites
  • RFDS medical chests
  • Case review

About the Guest Speaker

Dr Josh Lightfoot BSc, MBBS, MPH(AMR), FACEM

Dr Josh Lightfoot BSc, MBBS, MPH(AMR), FACEM is an emergency medicine and retrieval physician, split between working in metropolitan emergency departments in Adelaide and with the RFDS in Broken Hill. While he is interested in all kinds of wilderness medicine and outdoor adventures these days more of his time is spent in Adelaide with his wife and young family. Josh is particularly interested in aeromedical retrieval and taking critical care medicine to the patient in remote locations.


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This CPD course can be completed two ways:

  1. View the live webinar and interact with the guest speaker (preferred method). After the live webinar, complete the short reflection assessment and achieve a CPD certificate.
  2. View the recorded webinar. After viewing the recording, complete the short reflection assessment and achieve a CPD certificate.

Enrollment is automatic for AWEMS members who are enrolled in the AWEMS CPD Group. If you are an AWEMS member and not enrolled in the AWEMS CPD Group, please contact for access.


This webinar will be moderated by AWEMS CPD coordinator Brad Stewart

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About Instructor

Brad Stewart

Brad is a paramedic and risk consultant with a background in military special operations, humanitarian and disaster response, rescue and remote healthcare. Brad delivers risk management solutions based on years of experience working with safe and effective teams in a range of complex environments, from remote and wilderness areas to conflict and disaster zones.

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 1 Assessment
  • Course Certificate