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Wilderness Medicine

Medicine and the Spirit of Adventure

Wilderness Medicine, Medicine and the sprit of adventure

The Premiere Wilderness Medicine CME Conference Since 1987
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Introduction | Program | Optional Workshops | Pre-Conference Workshop | Recreation
AWEP Certification | Children's Programs | Faculty | Registration

Welcome to The National Wilderness Medicine CME Conference. This is the nation's largest and oldest CME conference for physicians and nurses on Wilderness Medicine. This highly acclaimed course focuses on a wide array of interesting and practical topics presented by noted authorities.

CME CONFERENCE PROGRAM / SCHEDULE

The conference features a wide array of interesting and practical wilderness and travel medicine topics presented by authoritative and engaging faculty.

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INSPIRATIONAL EVENING PROGRAMS

The conference is also highlighted by exciting high adventure evening programs presented by legendary adventurers. Topics often are about thrilling expeditions to remote regions. Guests are welcome!

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ADVANCED WILDERNESS & EXPEDITION PROVIDER (AWEP) CERTIFICATION COURSE

A comprehensive course leading to AWEP Certification that is designed to prepare physicians and other health care providers with an extensive background in key topics and practical skills needed to become a competent expedition, wilderness, or Search and Rescue Medical Provider.

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OPTIONAL INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

The conference has unique optional hands-on workshops on topics ranging from outdoor survival skills to practical wilderness medical skills. Small interactive groups with outstanding instructors.

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WORLD-CLASS FACULTY

The conference brings together engaging speakers who are renowned authorities on wilderness, travel, and expedition medicine. Many are also noted explorers and expedition leaders.

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FANTASTIC SKIING / RECREATION!

Big Sky Resort is famous for spectacular terrain, dry powder, and beautiful scenery!

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AN INSPIRATIONAL AND EXCITING CME CONFERENCE!

Highly acclaimed! Many of our past participants have stated that it's the best CME conference they have ever attended---and they often return year after year!

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VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS!

Video highlights from The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT AVAILABLE

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WELCOME 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.



EXCITING EVENING PROGRAMS

Wilderness MedicineLaunch to Landing: Wilderness Medicine in Space
Join NASA Astronaut, Dr. Jim Bagian as he journeys into space on the Discovery Shuttle Mission. Dr. Bagian was also Chief Flight Surgeon and Medical Consultant for the Columbia Space Shuttle Accident Investigation Board. He will share some of the startling revelations regarding the break up of the Columbia Space Shuttle, and the tragedy that ensued. Rarely seen video footage of what life is like during space travel will be shown. (Families welcome)
Friday, February 13, 2015
James P. Bagian, MD


 
Wilderness MedicineEverest: Into The Death Zone
In a riveting, multimedia presentation, world-class filmmaker, adventurer and mountaineer, David Breashears, chronicles the events surrounding the 1996 Everest IMAX Filming Expedition. In addition to breathtaking images of the IMAX filming and climbing of Everest, the show will also present the IMAX teams involvement in the infamous 1996 tragedy, including the rescue and helicopter evacuation of Dr. Beck Weathers.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
David Breashears

NEW! WILDERNESS ULTRASOUND WORKSHOP

Pocket size ultrasound machines, with high resolution, are redefining the physical exam, and provide an immediate look inside the body to help in the diagnosis and management of a myriad of conditions. Ultrasound is useful in the wilderness, military, expedition or any austere environment. Participants will learn how to use Ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of:
  • Trauma, Shock & Hypotension
  • Pneumothorax & Pericardial Effusion
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Abdominal & Pelvic Pathology
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Ultrasound Assisted Procedures

This half-day workshop includes didactic lectures and small group hands-on practice with state-of-the-art machines and teaching aids. Class size is very limited - register early!

(Includes 4 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM all supplies, syllabus, and course certificate)

Date: Friday, February 13

Time: 12:15pm - 4:15pm

Faculty: Teresa S. Wu, MD

Course Fee: $295


Advanced Wilderness & Expedition Provider
Optional Course leading to AWEPTM Certification

(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 8:00 am to 4:15 pm
Thursday 10:15 am to 11:45 am
Friday 10:15 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Course tuition: $495 (Includes 15.5 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM all supplies, syllabus, breakfast, and certificate)

What Your Colleagues Have Said About Previous Courses!

"Extraordinary conference...most enjoyable learning experience I have ever encountered."
Joseph Easle, MD

"Fantastic course. Every lecture seemed highly relevant to the wilderness environment. Great, experienced, charismatic faculty."
Matt Danigelis, MD - Emergency Medicine - Florence, Or.

"Incredible conference! The speakers were wonderful and the sessions were exceptional. I hope to be back soon."
Susan Wise, PA - Hayrsville, NC

"Inspirational... Excellent, well-organized, and fun! Very practical."
Nan Herriot, MD - Internal Medicine


COURSE OBJECTIVES
  • 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 illness

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.

ACCREDITATION INFORMATION:

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. The Center 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 43.25 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 43.25 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credit, pending approval by the AOA.

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 activity.

AAFP: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

ACEP: Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 43.25 hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit. 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 43.25 hours of nursing credit.

Physician Assistants: The American Association of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.



Enrollment Information for Wilderness Medicine

REGISTRATION FEES:

Physician ... $695 Paramedics/EMT's ... $395
Active Military ... $565 Residents/Medical Students ... $395
Nurse/PA/NP ... $495 Non Professional (no CME) ... $325

"Team" (group) discounts - 3 or more participants from the same institution can
sign up simultaneously and receive a 10% discount on each registration fee. Use Code: Group 3

Student Scholarships available - 888-995-3088


Download Enrollment Application form at www.mtnreg.com/bigsky

Register by phone: Toll Free 888-995-3088 or (406) 522-9038 by Fax (406) 587-2451
Register by Mail: Wilderness Medicine: 380 Ice Center Lane, Unit C, Bozeman, MT 59718
Register Online: www.mtnreg.com/bigsky E-mail: info@ameetingbydesign.com


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).

REFUNDS must be requested by January 12, 2015, and will be subject to a $75 service charge. After that date no refunds will be given. Sponsors cannot be responsible for travel difficulty due to road or weather conditions. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance available at www.mtnreg.com/bigsky.


NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WILDERNESS MEDICINE
Big Sky Ski Resort February 11 - 15, 2015

Introduction | Program | Optional Workshops | Pre-Conference Workshop | Recreation
AWEP Certification | Children's Programs | Faculty | Registration