The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Resort, MT

July 23 - 27, 2022

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED & CLASS SIZES LIMITED
The optional workshops listed below are offered in conjunction with the conference to enhance your experience.  Reserve your spot for optional workshops on the main conference registration page.

 

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WILDERNESS & URBAN SURVIVAL SKILLS

Saturday, July 23: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm. $125

A unique opportunity to learn and practice both basic and advanced survival skills from a Navy Seal Instructor and other renowned survival experts who train our elite Special Forces. This all-day “hands-on” workshop is a practical and fun, skill-building experience, designed to prepare you to survive on land, in the sea, in wilderness and urban environments. Limited enrollment (register early!)

Participants will learn how to:

• Signal and “be found”
• Escape and survive a hotel fire
• Obtain food and water
• Survive a plane crash
• Build fires with primitive tools
• Protect yourself during a disaster
• Assemble & Improvise survival kits
• Construct emergency shelters

How to safely extricate if trapped in an elevator
• Travel safely in developing countries and avoid being “ripped off”

Faculty: Gary Kibbee, Philip White

 

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WILDERNESS NAVIGATION

Saturday, July 23: 7:30 am – 3:00 pm. $125

Learn and practice essential skills for safe and efficient wilderness navigation including trip planning and implementation. Practice interpreting topographic (contour) maps, take and follow compass bearings, and apply altimeter / GPS information. Learn pitfalls to avoid and tricks to get out of
 trouble. We provide maps, compass, & GPS units.

Faculty: Nick Beer

 

 

Afternoon & Evening Hands-on Workshops

Wilderness Survival CME Course

WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS

Sunday, July 24: 2pm – 5:30 pm $75 Tuesday, July 26: 2pm – 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-find, improvise clothing and build survival kits.

Faculty: Gary Kibbee: Navy Seal and Special Forces Survival Instructor.

 

wilderness Medicine CME course optional urban survival workshop

URBAN & TRAVEL SURVIVAL SKILLS

Monday, July 25: 2:00 pm - 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.

Faculty: Gary Kibbe and Philip White

 

 

wilderness Medicine CME Course Tracking Workshop

TRACKING WORKSHOP

Monday, July 25: 2:00- 5:00 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.

Faculty: Scott Kupiers

 

 

Ropes & Knots workshop

ROPES & KNOTS FOR WILDERNESS MEDICINE & RESCUE

Sunday, July 24: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. $60

This workshop will teach you how to use ropes and tie knots for improvised medical care, splinting, litters, high angle rescue and swift water rescue. All material is provided.

Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN

 

 

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PRACTICAL SPLINTING SKILLS

Monday, July 25: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm. $60

Orthopedic and soft tissue injuries are among the most common problems encountered in the wilderness. A properly applied splint can have a variety of positive impacts and may make the difference between being ambulatory and needing an air evacuation. Learn techniques for immobilizing fractures and severe sprains using SAM splints and other improvised devices (you will receive a SAM Splint to practice with and keep). Includes 1.25 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Faculty: Kyle Allred, PA

 

 

Basic wound workshop

BASIC WOUND MANAGEMENT/SUTURE LAB

Sunday, July 24: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Tuesday, July 26: 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. $75

A practical workshop on suturing and improvised laceration repair in a backcountry or other austere environment. Participants will have the opportunity to practice suturing, stapling, taping, and tissue gluing techniques on pig limbs. All supplies provided. Includes 2 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Faculty: Lanny Johnson PA-C

 

 

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LEARN HOW TO REDUCE & SPLINT DISLOCATIONS

Tuesday, July 26: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm. $60

An Orthopedic Surgeon will demonstrate and teach you how to recognize, reduce, and splint dislocations of the shoulder, elbow, fingers, hip, and Patella. Includes 1.5 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Faculty: Joseph B. Serra, MD.

 

 

Wilderness Medicine Navigation CME Course

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION

Sunday, July 24: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm. $75

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

Faculty: Nick Beer

 

 

Map compass navigation wilderness survival CME course

WILDERNESS NAVIGATION PRACTICUM

Monday, July 25: 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm. $75

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.

Faculty: Nick Beer

 

 

wilderness Medicine CME course women safety wisdom

WILDERNESS WISDOM FOR WOMEN

Tuesday, July 26: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm $60

In the backcountry, women may have different needs and concerns than men. This workshop will address topics such as packing light, personal safety and other needs of women traveling in the wilderness or a foreign country.

Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN/BSN

 

 

For more information or to register please call

844-945-3263

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