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

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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ADVANCED WILDERNESS & EXPEDITION PROVIDER (AWEP)TM
CERTIFICATION COURSE


A comprehensive course leading to AWEPTM 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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THE THAI CAVE RESCUE

Cave and other confined spaces are some of the most challenging environments for rescuers. Two-thirds of all deaths occurring in confined spaces are attributed to persons attempting to rescue someone else.

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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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SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY DAVID BREASHEARS
Everest: Into The Death Zone

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

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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. Big Sky is known for short lift lines, and two mountains of blissful terrain - sure to please everyone from the beginner to the fast and fearless.

  • The "Biggest Skiing in America," Big Sky gives you access to more skiing and total vertical feet than anywhere in the Unites States.
  • Famous for short or non-existent lift lines and uncrowded slopes.
  • State-of-the-art lifts including a high speed, six-person, heated chair.
  • Above-tree-line skiing gives Big Sky a European f lavor accentuated by a breathtaking tram to the summit of Lone Peak (non-skiers welcome).

SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY DAVID BREASHEARS
EVEREST: INTO THE DEATH ZONE
David Breashears
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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 team's involvement in the infamous 1996 tragedy, including the rescue and helicopter evacuation of Dr. Beck Weathers.
Advanced Wilderness & Expedition Provider
Optional Course leading to AWEP CertificationTM

(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 AWEP CertificationTM.


Saturday, February 23 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday, February 24 12:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Monday, February 25 12:45 pm to 4:00 pm
Tuesday, February 26 12:15 pm to 3:30 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 certificate)

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WILDERNESS ULTRASOUND CERTIFICATION

Pocket size ultrasound is redefining the physical exam and can assist in the diagnosis of many conditions. Ultrasound is now becoming the standard of care in wilderness and other austere environments. Applications taught include:
  • Trauma, Shock & Hypotension
  • Pneumothorax & Pericardial Effusion
  • Pulmonary Embolus
  • Abdominal & Pelvic Pathology
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Ultrasound Assisted Procedures

Includes didactic lectures and small group hands-on practice with state-of-the-art machines and teaching aids.

Tuition: $295 (Includes 4 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM, all supplies, syllabus, and course certificate)

Date/Time: Monday, February 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Course Director: Teresa S. Wu, MD

THE THAI CAVE & CONFINED SPACE RESCUE

Cave and other confined spaces are some of the most challenging environments for rescuers. Two-thirds of all deaths occurring in confined spaces are attributed to persons attempting to rescue someone else. US Navy Seal expert in confined space and dive rescue, who has worked with the Thai Navy SEALs, will discuss the training, special equipment and operational challenges needed to accomplish these difficult rescues and survive in a subterranean environment.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

What Your Colleagues Have Said About Previous Courses!

"Tremendously interesting and informative, entertaining and uplifting, I will recommend it to others and return myself!"

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

"I was inspired on so many levels - certainly the best conference I have ever attended. Such a wonderful experience...It reminds me of why I went into medicine in the first place!"



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 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 43.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Main conference earns 24 credits; Optional AWEP course earns 15.5 credits and Optional Ultrasound course earns 4 credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity offers up to 43.5 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credit.

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/ACEP: American Academy of Family Physicians and with the American College of Emergency Physicians. Determination of credit is up to 43.5 hours.

Nurse Credit: Under the new BRN guidelines, this course is also accredited for up to 43.5 hours of nursing credit.

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

*If you do not see your accrediting body listed please contact the association directly to verify the above listed credit designation is acceptable to your particular association.

Credit Breakdown:
Maximum of 43.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

  • Main conference earns 24 credits
  • Optional AWEP course earns 15.5 credits
  • Optional Ultrasound course earns 4 credits
TUITION

Big Sky Ski Resort, February 23 - 27, 2019

Physician ... $760 PA/NP ... $595
Nurse ... $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 $100 off of each registration fee. Use Code: Group 3

We're proud to offer a 20% discount to Active Military

Student Scholarships available. Call for details: 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
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).

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

REFUNDS
must be requested by January 23, 2019, 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.



NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WILDERNESS MEDICINE

Big Sky Ski Resort, February 23 - 27, 2019

Click here to view complete brochure (pdf)

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

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