The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 29 - June 2, 2019


From War-zones to Hurricane Relief - Frontiers in Humanitarian Medicine (Guests Welcome) 

Dr. VanRooyen has devoted his career to improving the delivery of medical care and relief aid in many of the world's most austere environments.  He is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and author of The World's Emergency Room.  Join him as he presents recent challenges, advances, and lessons learned in humanitarian medicine.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:45 pm
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

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The Expedition & Travel Medical Kit - From the Tropics to the Tundra. What’s Common & What Works! (Guests Welcome) 

Preparing a medical kit for expeditions, travel, or recreation is a balancing act.  Space and weight concerns often force medical professionals to make difficult decisions about what they bring.  Each environment and situation calls for a unique set of items.

Dr. Donner has spent his career addressing these challenges and has been a consultant to prominent organizations including NASA and NOVA.  Dr. Donner will detail tools and medications with high utility and share practical strategies for packing your medical kits.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:00pm
Howard Donner, MD

Wild Animal Attacks - Patterns and Prevention (Guests Welcome)

Learn how to stay safe when in the proximity of bear, mountain lions, and other wild animals.  Brian Horner has spent over 30 years training civilians and military personnel on wild animal behavior and attacks as part of his multi-disciplinary approach.  Learn practical strategies for prevention and response if threatened.

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:45pm
Brian Horner

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Avalanche Survival, Safety, and Rescue (Guests Welcome)

Many backcountry enthusiasts know someone who's been involved with an avalanche - either a close call or a tragedy.  Lanny Johnson is an avalanche expert - he's the medical advisor to the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and former advisor and climbing park ranger in Grand Teton National Park.  Through a variety of stories, Lanny will detail the anatomy of an avalanche, potentially life-saving equipment, and decision making tips for the winter environment.

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:40pm
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

A Life of Exploration and Adventure in Photography (Guests Welcome) 

Nevada Wier is a multiple award-winning photographer who specializes in some of the most remote places and cultures on Earth. She has a remarkable ability to capture the unique essence of a time, place, or individual, with her images.  

Nevada has been published in numerous national and international publications, including: National Geographic, Geo, Islands, Outdoor Photographer, and Outside.  Sit back and enjoy a journey through fascinating cultures, rugged landscapes, and unique individuals from around the globe.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
Nevada Wier

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Impossible Dreams: The First Ascent of the East Face of Mt. Everest and Eradicating Global Blindness (Guests Welcome)

Join Dr. Tabin as he explores two distinct yet parallel challenges in his life: Becoming the first person to ascend the East Face of Everest, and his extensive work eradicating global blindness.

The East Face of Everest is unforgiving and has not been repeated since Dr. Tabin's ascent in 1983.  Dr. Tabin is also the Founding Chairman of the Himalayan Cataract Project and has helped revolutionize high volume surgery and training models in some of the most remote and poor regions of the world.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00pm
Geoffrey Tabin, MD

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