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Wilderness Medicine

Medicine and the Spirit of Adventure

Wilderness Medicine, Medicine and the sprit of adventure


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

Saturday, February 23, 2019


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

2:00-6:30 pm Registration In Huntley Lodge

4:00 pm Wilderness Medicine: Setting the Stage
Eric A. Weiss, MD

4:15 pm Mountain Search & Rescue
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

5:00 pm Ear, Nose & Throat Emergencies in the Backcountry
Teresa Wu, MD

5:45 pm Arthropod Envenomation: Spiders, Scorpions, Bees & Ants
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

6:35 pm Welcome Reception (Guests welcome)
Music, Cocktails and Refreshments!

Sunday, February 24, 2019



"Extraordinary conference...
most enjoyable learning
experience I have ever
encountered."

Joseph Easly, MD


7:00 am Late Registration/Cont. Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
Gary Kibbee

8:20 am Travel Medicine Illnesses: Dengue, Malaria, Typhoid, Chikungunya, Zika
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

9:10 am Lyme & Other Tic-Borne Illnesses
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

9:50 am Adjourn - FREE TIME - Enjoy skiing Big Sky or attend an optional workshop

4:15 pm Shark Attacks & Hazardous Marine Life
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

5:05 pm Snake Envenomation
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

5:55 pm Diving Medicine: Update on Prevention & Treatment
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

6:40 pm Adjourn

8:00 pm Medical-Legal Issues in Wilderness Medicine: Avoiding Lawsuits
Valerie Dobiesz, MD

8:45 pm Avalanche Recognition, Safety & Rescue
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

Monday, February 25, 2019



"The conference is just
teeming with great speakers...
Magnificently exciting talks...
just a perfect balance of
business and fun"

Carol Ferris, MD, (EM)


7:00 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Environmental Heat Emergencies
Eric A. Weiss, MD

8:10 am Altitude Illness: Prevention & Treatment
Howard Donner, MD

9:00 am Preparing for Foreign Travel: Immunizations, Malaria Prevention, Repellents, & Safety
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

9:45 am Adjourn - FREE TIME - Enjoy skiing Big Sky or attend an optional workshop

4:15 pm Expedition, Travel & Backcountry Medical Kits
Howard Donner, MD

5:05 pm Hypothermia: New Guidelines & Recommendations
Eric A. Weiss, MD

5:50 pm Backcountry Dentistry: Tricks of the Trade!
Henry Herrmann, DDS

6:35 pm Adjourn

8:00 pm Critical Care & Pain Management in the Wilderness
Bernard W. Dannenberg, MD

8:45 pm Flood & River Rescue, White Water Medicine & Safety
Kyle Allred, PA-C

Tuesday, February 26, 2019



"Fabulous meeting... the
morning sessions were
outstanding and the
evening programs were
unforgettable!"

Michael S. Harris, MD


7:00 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Improvised Trauma Care in Austere Environments
Eric A. Weiss, MD

8:15 am Frostbite & Cold Injury Prevention & Treatment
Howard Donner, MD

9:00 am Backcountry Water Disinfection & Purification
Howard Donner, MD

9:45 am Adjourn - FREE TIME - Enjoy skiing Big Sky or attend an optional workshop

3:45 pm Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Infections
Eric A. Weiss, MD

4:15 pm Fracture & Dislocation Management In The Backcountry
Joseph B. Serra, MD

5:15 pm Adjourn

7:15 pm Banquet*

7:45 pm Special Evening Keynote Presentation
(open to all registrants)
Everest - Into the Death Zone

David Breashears

Note: Times, topics and speakers may vary somewhat from published brochure and syllabus. *Banquet is optional. Tickets are $55.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019














8:00am - 12:00pm. Participants may attend 4 different workshops of their choice (one hour each - listed below). The workshops below are included in your course tuition and do not require pre-registration.

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. Gary Kibbee

FRACTURE, SPRAINS & DISLOCATION MANAGEMENT: Methods for recognizing, reducing, and splinting fractures and dislocations in the backcountry will be demonstrated. Joe B. Serra, MD

SURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR THE ADVENTURE TRAVELER: Learn how to protect yourself and stay safe while traveling. Covers what to do if you're caught in a fire, disaster, or hijacked airplane, and what precautions to take when you're away from home. Philip White

TAKING CHILDREN SAFELY INTO THE WILDERNESS: Covers common medical issues for children in backcountry/foreign travel. Learn how to maximize enjoyment, appreciation, and safety on family wilderness trips from a pediatric & emergency wilderness expert. Bernard W. Dannenberg, MD

PRACTICAL EVACUATION, IMPROVISED SPLINTING AND TRANSPORTATION SKILLS: Participants will practice utilizing improvised and specialized rescue equipment to stabilize and transport trauma victims. Howard Donner, MD

LIGHTNING PREVENTION & INJURIES: Lightning is not only spectacular, it's dangerous. Many myths and misconceptions exist about lightning. Learn how to lessen your chances of being struck and how to treat lightning injuries. Sheryl Olson, RN

"IS THERE A DOCTOR ON BOARD?" - MEDICAL CARE AT 30,000 FEET: Medical considerations if you are called as a health care provider to assist a passenger on a commercial air flight. Howard Donner, MD

BLISTER PREVENTION & TREATMENT: This workshop will discuss strategies for avoiding blisters and state-of-the-art products and techniques for managing one of the most common ailments on hiking and backpacking trips. Kyle Allred, PA-C

WILDERNESS WISDOM FOR WOMAN: In the backcountry, women often have different needs and concerns than men. This workshop will address topics such as packing light, personal safety, and other unique needs of a woman traveling in the wilderness or a foreign country. Sheryl Olson, RN

OCEAN SAFETY & SURVIVAL: Survival at sea requires a set of skills and equipment often not familiar to the land based survivalist. This presentation looks at a spectrum of sea survival situations. Preparation and equipment specific to sea survival are discussed. Sheryl Olson, RN

DIVING SAFETY & RESCUE: This workshop discusses innovative diving equipment, safety devices and advanced techniques for avoiding and treating diving related accidents.
Gary Kibbee

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


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