The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Hyatt Regency Maui

March 13 - 17, 2019


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 Sunday, March 17th. Reserve your spot for optional workshops on the main conference registration page.

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Urban Survival Workshop

Thursday, March 14, 1:15 - 5:00 pm. $75

A detailed and practical session on survival skills for the urban environment. Topics include: being taken hostage, protecting your family, surviving aircraft crashes and earthquakes, and equipment used for disaster management. Faculty: Brian Horner

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Ropes & Knots For Wilderness Medicine & Rescue

Thursday, March 14, and Friday, March 15, 1:00 - 2:30 pm. $35

This workshop will teach you how to use ropes and tie knots for high angle rescue, swift water rescue, and improvised medical care.
Faculty: Howard Donner, MD

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Marine Biology / Marine Animal Identification Workshop

Friday, March 15, 10:00 - 11:30 am. $25

An introduction to common marine species found in the Hawaii area. Taught by Karen Van Hoesen, MD, director of Diving Medicine at UCSD.
Children and spouses welcome.

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Hands-On Ocean Survival Skills

Friday, March 15, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. $50

Learn and practice skills that will be invaluable if you are caught in an open water survival situation. Participants will be donning life jackets and survival equipment and going into the ocean to practice survival skills. Life jackets and survival equipment included.
Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN

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Fire Building For Survival

Friday, March 15 1:15 - 5:00 pm. $75

From stoves, to friction, to using the sun! Get hands-on experience generating heat for every emergency and environment. Practice building fires from the ground up using a wide variety of materials with survival expert Brian Horner.

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Practical Splinting Skills

Friday, March 15, 3:30 - 5:00 pm. $40

Learn techniques for immobilizing fractures and severe sprains using SAM splints (you will receive a SAM Splint to practice with and keep) or other improvised devices. Faculty: Kyle Allred, PA-C

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Humanitarian Medicine - Volunteering And Staying Healthy Abroad

Saturday, March 16, 1:30 - 4:30 pm. $60

Explore the possibilities of using your medical degree to volunteer abroad! Learn skills and resources to implement and participate in humanitarian medicine.
Faculty: Phil Rasori MD, Ari Rasori-Allred, FNP

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Basic Wound Management/Suture Lab

Saturday, March 16, 3:00 - 5:00 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 provided. 2 additional AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Faculty: Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

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844-WILDCME (844-945-3263)

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