The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine (Big Sky, MT July 24-28)

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Lynn Tomkins or Jennifer Castle
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- 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

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.

Saturday, July 24 th - Tuesday, July 27th
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. (Includes: 15.5 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ all supplies, syllabus, breakfast, certificate and patch)

- WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS | Sun, July 25, Mon July 26 or Tues July 27 2:00 - 5:30 pm. $135
- ROPES and KNOTS FOR WILDERNESS MEDICINE and RESCUE | Wed, July 28, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. $50
- PRACTICAL SPLINTING SKILLS | Sun, July 25 or Mon, July 26 2:00 - 4:15 pm. $50
- SURVIVAL FOR TEENS (age 12 and up) | Sun, July 25 or Mon, July 26 9:00 - 12:00 pm $70

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements 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 Credits™.

This activity is approved for up to 39.5 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credits


Physician: USD 789.0,
PA, NP: USD 615.0,
Nurse: USD 595.0,
Residents, Medical Students, Paramedics, EMT's: USD 495.0,
Non-Professional (no CME): USD 425.0

Speakers: Eric A. Weiss, MD, FACEP Professor of Emergency Medicine (Emeritus), Stanford University School of Medicine, Founder and former Director, Stanford University Wilderness Medicine Fellowship; Author of A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine and Editor of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine in the 2017 Clinics of North America., Kyle Allred, PA Professional expedition and whitewater guide; Has guided extensively on five continents; Wilderness survival instructor; Co-founder of and, Timothy B. Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Core faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Founder and former Director of the UIC Center for Global Health, Boston, MA., Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH, FACEP Director of Internal Programs: STRATUS Center for Medical Simulation, Director of Women's Leadership Initiative, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Boston, MA., Howard J. Donner, MD Filmmaker/Physician/Guide, Member 1997 Nova Everest Expedition; NASA consultant; expedition physician, 1988 American Kangchenjunga Expedition; Medical Officer, Denali Medical Research Project; Certified Flight Instructor, Founding Co-Author of, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine., Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD , FACEP Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, UCSD Diving Medicine Center and Dive Medicine Fellowship, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA., Joseph B. Serra, MD Founding Member of the Wilderness Medical Society; Orthopedic Surgeon, Stockton, California, 25 year member, National Ski Patrol, Orthopedic Surgeon, Rotary International to Africa., Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA Physician Assistant, Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Medical Advisor and former Climbing Park Ranger and Park Paramedic, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming., Gary Kibbee Navy Seal; Special Forces Survival Instructor; swiftwater rescue, high angle rescue, and dive rescue instructor; specialist in tactical and wilderness medicine, escape and evasion, and confined space rescue., Danny Kibbee Survival instructor specializing in training children and teens to survive in any environment., Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN Outdoor Survival and Navigation Instructor, Flight Nurse, Wilderness Safety Instructor, Cruise Ship Nurse, Colorado Springs, Colorado., Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH, FACEP Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Director, Division of International Health and Humanitarian Programs

Time: 15:30 - 12:15

Venue Name: Big Sky Resort, Montana,-MT-July-24-28)

Street Address

50 Big Sky Resort Rd
Big Sky, MT 59716


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