The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 29 - June 2, 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 in your tuition on Sunday, June 2. Reserve your spot for optional workshops on the main conference registration page.

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Urban Survival Workshop

Thursday, May 30, 1:00 - 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, surviving an earthquake, and equipment/supplies used for disaster management.
Faculty: Brian Horner

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Tracking Workshop

Friday, May 31 or Saturday, June 1, 1:00 - 4:30 pm. $75

Tracking Workshop: Learn the lost art of tracking and the ability to notice subtle disturbances in the environment left behind by others (called sign cutting). These skills are fun to learn and can be life-saving — for finding lost persons and getting out of trouble.
Faculty: Scott Kuipers

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Ropes and Knots for Wilderness Medicine and Rescue

Thursday, May 30, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. $50

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

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Wilderness Wound Management

Saturday, June 1, 3:30 - 5:30 pm. $60

A practical workshop on cleaning and suturing a laceration in a non-sterile environment. Participants will have the opportunity to practice suturing, stapling, taping, and tissue gluing techniques on pig limbs. All supplies provided. 2 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Faculty: Lanny Johnson PA-C

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Obstetrics In Remote Environments

Thursday, May 30, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. $60

Using mannequin-based simulation, learn and practice management of normal and complicated deliveries in remote settings, including shoulder dystocia, breech delivery, eclampsia, postpartum hemorrhage and multiple gestation.
Faculty: Valerie Dobiesz, MD

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Practical Wilderness Medicine Skills

Friday, May 31 or Saturday, June 1, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. $60

Learn the art and skills necessary to perform effective backcountry assessment of an injured patient. Participants will also learn and practice improvised splinting techniques using materials commonly found in the backcountry along with packaging and transportation skills.
Instructor: Carl Gilmore

Wilderness Survival CME Course

Fire Building for Survival

Friday, May 31, 1:00 - 5:00 pm. $75

From stoves to friction, to using the sun! This workshop gives participants hands-on experience in generating heat in every emergency and every environment. Survival expert Brian Horner takes students outdoors and concentrates on actively allowing practice building fires from the ground up.
Faculty: Brian Horner

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Humanitarian Medicine - Volunteering And Staying Healthy Abroad

Saturday, June 1, 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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Travel & Outdoor Photography Seminar

Thursday, May 30 and Friday, May 31, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. $75

In two intensive half-day sessions, Nevada Wier, an award-winning National Geographic photographer, will combine lectures, demonstrations, and discussions.. Photographing on the move in foreign countries requires the combination of technical expertise, culture competence, intuitive awareness, curiosity and a dash of panache. Nevada will discuss how to combine technical, practical, and creative aspects of travel photography in order to get an image that elevates itself above the usual travel clichés. All levels of photographers are welcome. This is not a hands-on workshop, but you are welcome to bring your camera.
Instructor: Nevada Wier

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