Wilderness Medicine Updates

5 Outdoor Skills for Children & Teens to Learn this Summer

5 Outdoor Skills for Summer Adventures The warm summer weather is approaching and families are organizing their outdoor gear and getting ready to hit the hiking trails and campgrounds. As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across our globe, families are finding ways to get creative with their outdoor adventure options. Camping, hiking, and road…

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Update for the Natl’ Conference at Big Sky Resort (July 25-29, 2020)

June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Update For Registrants and Prospective Registrants of The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine – Big Sky (July 25 – 29, 2020) We have made the very difficult but necessary decision to cancel the onsite National Conference on Wilderness Medicine scheduled for July 25 – 29, 2020 at Big Sky Resort, Montana….

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5 Reasons to Attend the Conference Virtually

We are excited to announce our first-ever VIRTUAL conference on Wilderness & Travel Medicine. As we move through the process of creating the online content, we realized there are several benefits to a live-stream event. Online format is different, but it can be incredibly useful for many reasons. We want to share some of the…

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COVID-19 Updates for Natl’ Conference – Santa Fe (May 27-31)

March 27, 2020 COVID-19 Update For Registrants and Prospective Registrants of The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine – Santa Fe (May 27-31, 2020) Due to the unprecedented impacts from COVID-19, our annual conference in Santa Fe is no longer happening on-site and is being converted to a virtual format. As a result, we are excited…

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Adventure CME – Hiking Europe’s Mont Blanc Circuit

Wilderness Medicine in the Alps combines adventure travel and exciting CME Every September Wilderness Medicine returns to the spectacular, snow-capped Alps to circumnavigate Mont Blanc on foot. Three countries, three cultures, three cuisines – this classic alpine circuit is a “must-do” for every mountain hiker! The trail winds through dramatic peaks, glaciers, alpine meadows, mountain…

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Wilderness Medicine Medical Mission – Guatemala, 2019

This week-long trip to Guatemala offers the opportunity to give a gift that lasts a lifetime to a disabled child and the child’s family – a wheelchair. Donating and seating children in wheelchairs is the primary focus of our trip. However, they are not the only ones receiving a gift. We, the travelers, the givers,…

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What is Wilderness Medicine?

Wilderness medicine is a rapidly growing discipline that is becoming increasingly more relevant in this era of globalization, international travel and wilderness exploration. The diverse field of wilderness medicine evolved from “mountain medicine”; the investigation of the physiology of maladies experienced during man’s quest to climb the highest peaks on the planet. It’s roots date…

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