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Wilderness Medicine

Medicine and the Spirit of Adventure

Wilderness Medicine, Medicine and the sprit of adventure
The National Wilderness Conference Medicine - Big Sky Resort, Montana
The Premier Wilderness Medicine CME Conference Since 1987
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Introduction | Program | Evening Programs | Optional Workshops | Pre-Conference Workshop
AWEP Certification | Recreation | Children's Programs | Faculty | Travel | Accreditation

Have Questions? Please call Toll Free (844) 945-3263 or email: wildmed@cmescience.com

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The National Wilderness Conference Medicine - Big Sky Resort, Montana.

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 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 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 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 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 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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Discover Big Sky Resort- FANTASTIC LOCATION NEAR YELLOWSTONE / A ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECREATION PARADISE FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Discover Big Sky Resort---one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in America! We have put together some of the areas best offerings to enhance your overall experience of this fantastic Rocky Mountain recreation paradise! Fabulous Yellowstone National Park is less than an hour drive! Wonderful array of activities for kids and the entire family!

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AN INSPIRATIONAL AND EXCITING CME CONFERENCE! AN INSPIRATIONAL AND EXCITING CME CONFERENCE!

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

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Video highlights from The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS!

Video highlights from The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine.

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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT AVAILABLE

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Wilderness Medicine - Beehive Basin - Big Sky Resort Backdrop Beehive Basin -- Big Sky Resort Backdrop

WELCOME TO MONTANA & BIG SKY COUNTRY!

Montana has been called the "last best place in the country." Big Sky, Montana has been chosen for this meeting because of its wonderful natural beauty, first-class meeting and lodging facilities, and its close proximity to Yellowstone National Park. The nearby Gallatin River was the star of the movie "A River Runs Through It". The summer weather at Big Sky is ideal -- usually warm sunny days and cool nights. The landscape is lush and green with an abundance of wildflowers, and the surrounding peaks can be snow-capped into late summer.

Big Sky is a wilderness recreation paradise. Backcountry trails radiate in all directions to access National Forest and wilderness areas. Fishing is great in the local streams and lakes. Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, and just about any wilderness activity you can think of is available here.
Special Evening Presentation
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC'S Queen Maud Land Expedition
In a corner of Antarctica known as Queen Maud Land, a six-man team including climbing legends Alex Lowe, Rick Ridgeway, Jon Krakauer, Gordon Wiltsie, and Conrad Anker climb a towering blade of granite never before scaled. Acclaimed National Geographic Photographer, Gordon Wiltsie presents one of the most challenging expeditions ever recorded.
Tuesday, July 31, 8:00 PM Gordon Wiltsie
Jared Ogden ascends Great Sail Peak Jared Ogden ascends Great Sail Peak. The ice lake of Steward Valley stretches below, ringed by a fortress of unnamed, never climbed peaks.
Climber Conrad Anker looks out over the mile-thick ice cap that buries Queen Maud Land. Perched near the summit of Kubus Mountain in Antarctica, climber Conrad Anker looks out over the mile-thick ice cap that buries Queen Maud Land.
Advanced Wilderness & Expedition Provider CourseAdvanced 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 J. Donner, MD, Eric Weiss, MD, FACEP and Sheryl Olson, RN/BSN. Students will learn practical techniques and practice them in mock scenarios. Successful completion of course leads to AWEPTM Certification.

Saturday, July 28th 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, July 29th 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Monday, July 30th 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Tuesday, July 31st 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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

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What Your Colleagues Have Said About Previous Courses!

"Absolutely the most enjoyable and interesting CME conference I have ever attended! Probably the best group of lecturers I have ever experienced."
Daniel Nordin, MD Internal Medicine


"I attended the conference as a representative from ACEP Education Committee...it was the best conference I have been to in years. Well organized, excellent speakers and great setting."
Katie Hurt, MD


"Most enjoyable and useful conference I've attended in the last 20 years. I hope to return every year hereafter."
Alan Lyn, MD FP Santa Paula, CA.


"Truly, the CME course of a lifetime."
Christopher Lang, MD


"This is by far the most professionally done, organized, friendly medical course I have attended...It was a joy to attend the lectures...faculty was outstanding, accessible, and informative...."
Davic McAfee, MD (anesthesiology)


"I was inspired on many levels - certainly the best conference I have ever attended...this conference is such a unique one... such a wonderful experience...It reminds me of why I went into medicine in the first place!"
Sandra Deveny, MD (Emergency Medicine)


"Love this seminar! Great speakers! This is my fourth time...I always learn something new...I find the information invaluable and infinitely entertaining! Thank you!"
Denise Baskind, MD (EM)


PROGRAM 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:

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 39.5 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 39.5 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 insure 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: Application for CME credit has been filed with the American College of Emergency Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Nurse Credit: Under the new BRN guidelines, this course is also accredited for up to 39.5 hours of nursing credit.

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

CME Breakdown
Main Course: 24
AWEP: 15.5

32ND ANNUAL WILDERNESS MEDICINE, BIG SKY
Big Sky Resort, July 28 - August 1, 2018

REGISTRATION FEES:

Physician ... $750 Nurse/PA/NP ... $575
Active Military ... $575 Non Professional (no CME) ... $400
Residents/Medical Students/Paramedics/EMT's ... $495

"Team" (group) discounts - 3 or more participants from the same institution can
sign up simultaneously and receive a $100 discount on each registration fee.

Student Scholarships Available: 844-945-3263

Register by phone: Toll Free 844-WildCME (844-945-3263); Fax (650) 887-2113
Register by Mail: Wilderness Medicine, 3790 El Camino Real, Suite 2029, Palo Alto, CA 94306
E-mail: WildMed@CMEScience.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 June 28, 2018, 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.

ENROLLMENT - Advance registration is required and attendance will be limited. Tuition includes USB syllabus, welcome reception and continental breakfasts.

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

Have Questions? Please call Toll Free (844) 945-3263 or email: wildmed@cmescience.com