Ep. 16 - Climbing Medicine Symposium

Yasser El-Sheikh is a long-time sport climber who became a plastic surgeon that specializes in hand, wrist, and nerve surgery. This past summer, he organized North America's first climbing medicine symposium in Toronto, Ontario. He shares his history attending symposia in Europe, what it took to create this event, and what's going on in the climbing medicine scene.

 Yasser El-Sheikh with symposium attendees. Photo courtesy of Will Johnson.

Yasser El-Sheikh with symposium attendees. Photo courtesy of Will Johnson.

 Yasser and guest speaker Sasha DiGiulian. Photo courtesy of Will Johnson.

Yasser and guest speaker Sasha DiGiulian. Photo courtesy of Will Johnson.

 Conference speakers and attendees. Photo courtesy of Will Johnson.

Conference speakers and attendees. Photo courtesy of Will Johnson.