The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Resort, Montana 

July 27 - July 31, 2019

OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED & CLASS SIZES LIMITED
The optional workshops listed below are offered in conjunction with the conference to enhance your experience. Please note that these workshops are separate from the course workshops which are included with your tuition on Wednesday, July 31st. Reserve your spot for optional workshops on the main conference registration page.

Wilderness Survival CME Course

Wilderness Survival

Sunday, July 28 or Tuesday, July 30, 1:30 - 5:30 pm. $75.

This workshop is a hands-on skill building experience. You will learn how to construct shelters, obtain food and water, build fires with primitive tools, signal, track, route finding, and create survival kits. Instructor: Gary Kibbee

CME course Big Sky Summer optional nav

Wilderness Navigation

Sunday, July 28, 1:30 - 5:30 pm. $70.

Learn and use essential skills for trip planning and travel with map, compass, GPS, and altimeter. Something for everyone: beginner to advanced. Instructor: Nick Beer

CME Course Big Sky Summer optional trackin

Tracking

Monday July 29, and Tuesday, July 30, 1:30 - 5:30 pm. $70.

Learn the lost art of tracking from veteran tracker Scott Kuipers. The ability to notice subtle disturbances in the environment left behind by others (called sign cutting) can be life saving— for finding lost persons and getting out of trouble. Participants also gain insight on animal behavior and human impacts on the natural world. Instructor: Scott Kupiers

CME Course Big Sky Summer optional ropes

Ropes & Knots For Wilderness Medicine & Rescue

Monday, July 29, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

Learn how to use ropes and tie knots for high angle rescue, swift water rescue, and improvised medical care. Instructor: Howard J. Donner, MD

CME Course Big Sky Summer optional prac

Wilderness Navigation Practicum

Tuesday, July 30, 1:30 - 5:30 pm. $70.

A great opportunity to learn, practice, and hone your skills. Follow a compass bearing, verify your location, and interpret terrain while walking on and off trail at Big Sky. Instructor: Nick Beer

CME Course Big Sky Summer optional basic

Basic Wound Management & Suture Lab

Tuesday, July 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. $60.

A practical workshop on suturing and improvised laceration repair in a backcountry environment. Participants will have the opportunity to practice basic suturing, stapling, taping, and tissue gluing techniques on pig limbs. All supplies are provided. (Includes 2.0 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™).  Instructor: Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

CME course Big Sky Summer optional urban

Urban & Travel Survival

Monday, July 29, 1:30 - 5:30 pm. $75.

You have just lost all of your belongings and your passport in an earthquake or act of terrorism. Your hotel was destroyed, and your companion is missing. Few Americans are prepared to cope with this type of crisis. Urban and travel survival can be more challenging than survival in the backcountry. Learn how to travel safely and protect yourself. Instructors: Gary Kibbee and Phil White

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