The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 29 - June 2, 2019

Conference Schedule

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 pm Registration

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

7:15 pm Altitude Illness - Updates in Prevention & Treatment
Howard Donner, MD

8:05 pm Environmental Heat Emergencies - Recognition & Treatment
Eric Weiss, MD

8:45 pm From War-zones to Hurricane Relief - Frontiers in Humanitarian Medicine (guests welcome)
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

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

6:30 am Late Registration/Cont. Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am "Learn to Return" - Survive an Unplanned Night in the Wilderness
Brian Horner

8:20 am Hypothermia: New Guidelines and Key Recommendations
Eric A. Weiss, MD

9:05 am Snake Envenomations
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

9:55 am Break

10:10 am Wilderness "911" - Remote Trauma Management & Improvised Care
Eric A. Weiss, MD

10:55 am Wilderness Dermatology - Key Findings & Prevention
Jeri Mendelson, MD

11:40 am Medical-Legal Issues in Remote Medical Care - Avoiding Lawsuits
Valerie Dobiesz, MD

12:25 pm Free Time - Enjoy Santa Fe (see recreation) or Attend an Optional Workshop

7:00 pm Dessert Reception

8:00 pm The Expedition & Travel Medical Kit - From the Tropics to the Tundra. What’s Common & What Works! (Guests Welcome)
Howard Donner, MD

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019

"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 Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Flood and River Rescue, White Water Medicine & Safety
Kyle Allred, PA-C

8:15 am Preparing for Foreign Travel - Keys to Staying Healthy in the Developing World
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

9:05 am Break

9:20 am Traveler’s Diarrhea - Prevention and Treatment
Phil Rasori, MD

10:10 am Arthropods Bites & Stings
Tim Erickson, MD

11:00 am Parasites: Neglected Tropical Diseases and a Traveler’s Nightmare
Jeri Mendelson, MD

11:45 am Free Time - Enjoy Santa Fe (see recreation) or Attend an Optional Workshop

7:00 pm SCUBA Diving - Hazards & Current Treatment
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

7:45 pm Wild Animal Attacks - Patterns and Prevention (Guests Welcome)
Brian Horner

8:40 pm Avalanche Survival, Safety, and Rescue
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019

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

6:30 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Fracture & Dislocation Management in The Wilderness Setting
Joseph B. Serra, MD

8:30 am Shark Attacks and Hazardous Marine Life
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

9:15 am Break

9:30 am Malaria, Dengue, & Other Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Phil Rasori, MD

10:20 am Mountain Search & Rescue
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

11:10 am "Is There A Doctor On Board?" Tips for Providing Care on Commercial Flights
Howard Donner, MD

12:00 am Free Time - Enjoy Santa Fe (see recreation) or Attend an Optional Workshop

7:00 pm A Life of Exploration and Adventure in Photography
Nevada Wier

8:00 pm "Dreams In Focus" - The Quest to Eliminate Treatable Blindness Abroad
Matt Oliva, MD

SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 2019

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Participants 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

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

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 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

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

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

Eye Emergencies wildereness medicine opthomology CME Course

WILDERNESS EYE CARE AND EMERGENCIES

Learn strategies to avoid and treat common eye problems that have the potential to be "trip enders"… or worse. Matt Oliva, MD

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

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