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.
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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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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
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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
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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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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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LOCATION NEAR YELLOWSTONE / A ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECREATION PARADISE FOR THE
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
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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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Beehive Basin -- Big Sky Resort Backdrop
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.
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
Jared Ogden ascends Great Sail Peak. The ice lake of Steward Valley stretches below, ringed by a fortress of unnamed, never climbed peaks.
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.
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 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
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
|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
"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)
- 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.
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
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
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
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
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ANNUAL WILDERNESS MEDICINE, BIG SKY
Big Sky Resort, July 28 -
August 1, 2018
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
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
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
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