TO MONTANA & BIG SKY COUNTRY!
Big Sky is the western skiing experience you've dreamed about: unbridled
adventure, abundant snow, uncrowded terrain, ski-in and ski-out lodging and
a natural friendliness that comes from small-town life in this corner of the
Rockies. On most days, you'll find more skiable acres than skiers on the
slopes. That's why Big Sky is famous for short or non-existent lift lines
and uncrowded slopes.
Two mountains of blissful terrain please everyone from the power wedge to
the fast and fearless. The ingredients are simple: massive acreage, the most
total vertical feet in the United States, and a lift network including high
speed quads that makes most skiers vanish onto nearly-private runs. Blend in
the marvels of nearby Yellowstone National Park and you couldn't ask for a
more perfect destination.
Above-tree-line skiing gives Big Sky a European flavor accentuated by the
breathtaking tram to the summit of Lone Peak. Even the timid can enjoy the
view from 11,166 feet and have the comfort of a round-trip ride. The Tetons,
Yellowstone Park and over ten mountain ranges can be seen from this
magnificent pyramid of glacial rock. "The Biggest Skiing in America" Big Sky
gives you access to more skiing than
anywhere in the US.
SPECIAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Life on the Edge:
The First American Ascent of Mt. Everest & Beyond
and Leif Whittaker
18, 2017 | 7:30pm
Jim Whittaker made history as the first American to summit
Everest in 1963. President John F. Kennedy called
him a national hero.
with Ted Kennedy, John Glenn,
and Bobby Kennedy.
Summit of Everest, 2010
Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mt. Everest, has spent a
lifetime going to the highest and most challenging places. He led
the first successful American ascent of K2, and guided Senator
Robert Kennedy on the first ascent of Mt. Kennedy, named in honor of
President John Kennedy. Jim's son Leif has followed in his father's
footsteps having summited Everest twice. The Whittaker's tell an
amazing story that goes beyond world adventure and embraces the
philosophy that "when you live on the edge, you live life to the
fullest." It's about making the most of every moment and putting
yourself in situations where learning and teamwork are critical to
survival. Get ready for a story that is moving, inspirational and
"My father's greatest living heroes were John Glenn and Jim
Whittaker - a physical giant with a huge heart, a decent soul and
-Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Wilderness & Expedition Provider
Optional Course leading to AWEPTM
(Participants receive 15.5 additional CME credits)
Advanced level intensive and hands-on training taught by leaders in
Wilderness Medicine including, Howard Donner, MD, Eric Weiss, MD,
Sheryl Olson, RN/BSN. Students will learn practical techniques and
practice them in mock scenarios. Successful completion of course
leads to AWEPTM Certification.
Wednesday, February 15th
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, February 16th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Friday, February 17th
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Saturday, February 18th
12:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Course tuition: $495 AWEP Certification is good for
4 years and is the highest wilderness medicine certification
offered. (Includes 15.5 additional
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM all supplies, syllabus, breakfast, and
|What Your Colleagues
Have Said About Previous Courses!
enjoyable learning experience I have ever encountered."
Joseph Easle, MD
"Fantastic course. Every lecture seemed highly relevant to
the wilderness environment. Great, experienced, charismatic
Matt Danigelis, MD - Emergency Medicine
"Incredible conference! The speakers were wonderful and the
sessions were exceptional. I hope to be back soon."
Susan Wise, PA
"Inspirational... Excellent, well-organized, and fun! Very
Nan Herriot, MD - Internal Medicine
"The first conference I have been to that inspired,
entertained, and glued me to the seat. My entire family loved the
Zohra Choudhry, MD
- Identify prevention and treatment of altitude illness based on an
understanding of the underlying physiology
- Recognize and properly manage frostbite in the field
- Identify and treat hypothermia in the field
- Identify fracture and dislocation in the wilderness.
- Identify the pathophysiology, and treatment of heat related
Target Audience: Primary care
physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers
who might encounter patients in remote settings or who may treat patients
that develop medical problems after visiting remote areas. No outside
commercial support has been received for this activity.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the
Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing
Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Center for Emergency
Medical Education (CEME) and Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC.
for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the ACCME to provide
continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: The Center for Emergency Medical
Education (CEME) designates this live activity for a maximum of 38.5 AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity is anticipated to offer up to 38.5 hours of AOA Category 2-A
CME credit, pending approval by the AOA.
CME Credit breakdown:
Maximum of 23 AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM
15.5 CME Credits
Please note: To register for the AWEP Certification Course,
you must be registered for the main conference.
Disclosure: It is the policy of Center for Emergency
Medical Education (CEME) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and
scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities, and that all
contributors present information in an objective, unbiased manner without
endorsement or criticism of specific products or services and that the
relationships that contributors disclose will not influence their
contributions. Those in a position to control the content of this
educational activity are required to disclose to learners all relevant
financial relationships with any commercial interests prior to the beginning
of the educational activity.
Resolution of Conflicts of Interest: In accordance with the
ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the Center for Emergency
Medical Education implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and
implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of
interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME
AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the
American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
ACEP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the
American College of Emergency Physicians. Determination of credit is
pending. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurse Credit: Under the new BRN guidelines, this course is
also accredited for up to 38.5 hours of nursing credit.
Physician Assistants: This program has been reviewed and is
approved for a maximum of 38.50 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the
PA Review Panel. PAs should claim only the credit commensurate with
the extent of their participation in the activity. This program was
planned in accordance with AAPA's CME Standards for Live Programs
and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.
Enrollment Information for Wilderness Medicine
Physician ... $750
Paramedics/EMT's ... $495
Active Military ... $575
Residents/Medical Students ... $495
Nurse/PA/NP ... $575
Non Professional (no CME) ... $400
"Team" (group) discounts - 3 or more
participants from the same institution can
sign up simultaneously and receive a 20% discount on each
registration fee. Use Code: Group 3
Student Scholarships available - 844-945-3263
Register by phone: Toll Free 844-WildCME (844-945-3263) or +1(650)
440-4424; Fax (650) 887-2113
Register by Mail:
Wilderness Medicine, 3790 El Camino Real, Suite 2029, Palo
Alto, CA 94306
Tax deduction for educational purposes: Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 permits an
income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees and cost of travel, including meals and lodging).
ENROLLMENT - Advance registration is required and
attendance will be limited. Tuition includes syllabus, welcome reception and
REFUNDS must be requested by January 14, 2017,
and will be subject to a $100 service charge. After that date no refunds will
be given. Sponsors cannot be responsible for travel difficulty due to road
or weather conditions.