The National Wilderness Medicine
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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WILDERNESS & EXPEDITION PROVIDER (AWEP)TM
A comprehensive course leading to AWEPTM
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 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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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
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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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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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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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
Skiing in America," Big Sky gives you access to more skiing and total
vertical feet than anywhere in the Unites States.
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
EVEREST: INTO THE DEATH ZONE
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.
Wilderness & Expedition Provider
Optional Course leading to AWEP
(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
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)
Monday, February 25, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Course Director: Teresa S. Wu, MD
THE THAI CAVE & CONFINED SPACE RESCUE
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!"
- 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. 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.
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
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:
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 USB syllabus, welcome reception and
REFUNDS must be requested by January
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
Big Sky Ski Resort, February 23 - 27, 2019
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