The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 27 - May 31, 2020

Conference Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 2020

4:30 - 7:30 pm Registration

7:00 pm Wilderness Medicine: Setting the Stage
Kyle Allred, PA-C

7:15 pm Planning a Medical Kit - What to Pack for Adventures From The Tundra to the Tropics
Howard Donner, MD

8:15 pm New Frontiers in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Medicine
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

9:10 pm Adjourn

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020

"Extraordinary conference... most enjoyable learning experience I have ever encountered."
Joseph Easly, MD

6:30 - 7:30 am Late Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Wilderness Survival: Strategies for an Unplanned Out
Gary Kibbee

8:20 am “Is There A Doctor On Board?” Tips for Providing Care on Commercial Flights
Howard Donner, MD

8:50 am Spiders & Insects: Managing Bites, Stings, & Envenomations
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

9:40 am Break

9:55 am International Travel - Prepare & Stay Healthy in the Developing World
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

10:45 am Floods, Rivers, & Streams: Safety, Medicine, & Rescue Highlights
Kyle Allred, PA

11:15 am Foot Blisters - Optimizing Prevention & Treatment
Kyle Allred, PA

11:45 am Medical-Legal Issues in Wilderness, Disaster, & International Medicine - How Are You Protected?
Valerie Dobiesz, MD

12:30 pm Adjourn

Free Time - Enjoy Santa Fe or Attend an Optional Workshop

7:00 - 8:00 pm Dessert Reception

8:00 pm Wild Animal Attacks - Patterns & Prevention (Guests Welcome)
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

9:00 pm Adjourn

FRIDAY, MAY 29, 2020

"The conference is just teaming with great speakers... magnificently exciting talks... just a perfect balance of business and fun."
Carol Ferris, MD, (EM)
Hamilton, Bermuda

6:30 - 7:30 am Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Wilderness Dermatology - Key Findings & Prevention
Jeri Mendelson, MD

8:15 am Snake Envenomations - Prevention & Advances in Treatment
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

9:05 am Improvised Trauma Care in Remote Environments
Eric A. Weiss, MD

9:50 am Break

10:05 am Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases
Jeri Mendelson, MD

10:50 am Hypothermia: New Recommendations & Field Treatment
Eric A. Weiss, MD

11:35 am Fracture & Dislocation Management in The Wilderness Setting
Joseph B. Serra, MD

12:30 pm Adjourn - Free Time - Enjoy Santa Fe or Attend an Optional Workshop

7:30 pm SCUBA Diving - Hazards & Treatment Updates
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

8:15 pm Foot Fangs & Anopheles: Speed Bumps on the Road to Adventure
Skip Horner

9:15 pm Adjourn

SATURDAY, May 30, 2020

"Most enjoyable and useful conference I've attended in the last 20 years.  I hope to return every year."
Alan Lyn, MD

6:30 - 7:30 am Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Malaria, Dengue, & Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Phil Rasori, MD

8:20 am Environmental Heat Emergencies
Eric Weiss, MD

8:55 am Traveler’s Diarrhea, Giardia, & Other Waterborne Infections
Phil Rasori, MD

9:45 am Break

10:00 am Altitude Illness - Advances in Prevention & Treatment
Howard Donner, MD

10:50 am Dangerous Sea Creatures & Shark Attacks
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

11:40 am Wilderness 911: Mountain Search & Rescue
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

12:30 pm Adjourn - Free Time - Enjoy Santa Fe (see recreation) or Attend an Optional Workshop

7:00 pm Banquet (Awaiting final bid...)

7:45 pm The Rooftops of the World - Guiding Everest & The Seven Summits
Skip Horner

8:45 pm Adjourn

SUNDAY, May 31, 2020

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Participant may attend 4 different workshops of their choice. (One hour each - listed below). The workshops below are included in your course tuition, and do not require pre-registration.

Frostbite field treatment wildereness Medicine CME course

FROSTBITE & COLD INJURY - PREVENTION & FIELD TREATMENT

A review of a spectrum of cold-related injuries including frostnip, chilblains, Raynaud’s, and frostbite.
Howard Donner, MD

Update on rescue technology wild medicine CME Course

"STAYING FOUND" UPDATE ON CURRENT RESCUE TECHNOLOGY

Life-Saving technologies for communication and signaling for help in remote environments.
Howard Donner, MD

wilderness Medicine water disinfection purification CME Conference

BACKCOUNTRY WATER DISINFECTION / PURIFICATION

A review of chemical, filtration, and natural water disinfection techniques. Important for health care professionals in wilderness environments and the developing world.
Howard Donner, MD

Ocean survival adventure travel

OCEAN SURVIVAL

Survival at sea requires a set of skills and equipment often not familiar to the land-based survivalist. This presentation reviews a spectrum of ocean survival situations, preparation, & equipment.
Sheryl Olson, RN

wilderness Medicine CME Conference AWEP live scenario

FRACTURE, SPRAINS & DISLOCATION MANAGEMENT

Methods for recognizing, reducing, and splinting fractures and dislocations in the backcountry will be demonstrated.
Joe Serra, MD

wilderness Medicine CME course women safety wisdom

WILDERNESS WISDOM FOR WOMEN

In the backcountry, women often have different needs and concerns than men. Learn strategies for packing light, personal safety, and other unique needs of a woman traveling in the wilderness or a foreign country.
Sheryl Olson, RN

Ski and snowboard injuries hands on assessment CME Course

HANDS-ON ASSESSMENT OF COMMON HIKING & SKI INJURIES

Learn techniques for the assessment and stabilization of common injuries including the wrist, knee, and ankle.
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

wilderness Medicine lightning strikes treatment CME

LIGHTNING STRIKES! PREVENTION, TREATMENT, & UPDATES

Many myths and misconceptions exist about lightning. Learn how to lessen your chances of being struck and how to treat lighting injuries.
Sheryl Olson, RN

Improvised patient Packaging Rescue CME course

ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVISED TREATMENT AND PACKAGING OF TRAUMA PATIENTS

Participants will practice utilizing improvised and specialized rescue equipment to splint, stabilize, and transport trauma patients.
Carl Gilmore, WEMT

Medical Conference CME Helicopter rescue

HELP! HELICOPTER SAFETY, MANAGEMENT, & RISK ASSESSMENT

A former flight nurse for over 18 years covers what you should know about helicopters before calling for one. Learn practical ways to maximize the effectiveness & safety of air transport.
Sheryl Olson, RN

Activities for Children and Teens Wilderness Medicine cme adventure

TAKING CHILDREN SAFELY INTO THE WILDERNESS

Covers common medical issues for children in backcountry/foreign travel. Learn how to maximize enjoyment, appreciation, and safety on family wilderness trips from a pediatric & emergency wilderness expert.
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

bigsky cave rescue CME course

THE THAI CAVE & CONFINED SPACE RESCUE

Cave and other confined spaces are some of the most challenging environments for rescuers. US Navy Seal expert in confined space and dive rescue, who has worked with the Thai Navy SEALs, will discuss the training, special equipment and operational challenges needed to accomplish these difficult rescues and survive in a subterranean environment.
Gary Kibbee

Eye Emergencies wildereness medicine opthomology CME Course

SURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR THE ADVENTURE TRAVELER

Learn how to protect yourself and stay safe while traveling. Learn what to do if you're caught in a fire, disaster, or hijacked airplane, lose your passport, and what precautions to take when you're away from home.
Philip White

Avalanche Awareness Wilderness expedition medicine travel cme

AVALANCHE SURVIVAL, SAFETY, & RESCUE

Learn strategies to minimize risk in avalanche terrain and recognize dangerous conditions. Includes state-of-the-art gear and devices for individuals and rescue teams.
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

UPCOMING CME DESTINATIONS BY DATE

UPCOMING CME DESTINATIONS BY DATE

UPCOMING CME DESTINATIONS BY DATE