PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED & CLASS SIZES LIMITED
The optional workshops listed below are offered in conjunction with the conference to enhance your experience. Reserve your spot for optional workshops on the main conference registration page.
WILDERNESS & URBAN SURVIVAL SKILLS
Wednesday, May 31, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, $125
A unique opportunity to learn and practice both basic and advanced survival skills from a Navy Seal Instructor and other renowned survival experts who train our elite Special Forces. This all-day hands-on” workshop is a practical and fun, skill-building experience designed to prepare you to survive on land, in the sea, in wilderness and urban environments. Limited enrollment (register early!)
Participants will learn how to:
- Signal and “be found”
- Obtain food and water
- Build fires with primitive tools
- Escape a hotel fire
- Construct & improvise survival kits
- Deal with a plane crash
- Protect yourself during a disaster
- Travel safely in developing countries and avoid being “ripped off”
- Find and construct emergency shelters
Instructors: Gary Kibbe, Scott Kuipers, and Philip White
URBAN & TRAVEL SURVIVAL
Thursday, June 1, 1:30 - 5:30 pm, $75
You have just lost all of your belongings and your passport in an earthquake or act of terrorism. Your hotel was destroyed, and your companion is missing. Few Americans are prepared to cope with this type of crisis. Urban and travel survival can be more challenging than survival in the backcountry. Learn how to travel safely and protect yourself.
Instructors: Gary Kibbe and Philip White
WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SKILLS
Friday, June 2, 1:30 - 5:30 pm, $75
This workshop is a hands-on skill building experience. You will learn how to construct shelters, obtain food and water, build fires with primitive tools, signal, track, route-find, improvise clothing and build survival kits.
Instructors: Gary Kibbee, Scott Kuipers
TRAVEL INTEL & IMPROVISED CARE FOR WILDERNESS AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
Saturday, June 3, 1:30 - 5:30 pm, $75
As a medical professional, people often look to you for direction in almost any emergent incident. Even with decades of medical and rescue experience, the most complicated incidents we've encountered have been on our “off time” with no equipment available. In this class, we will gather medical information in preparation for foreign travel and practice improvising the medical equipment needed for care and extrication. Stop the Bleed skills and Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) will be practiced along with use of multi-victim triage.
Instructors: Gary Kibbee and Philip White
WILDERNESS NAVIGATION AND TRACKING
Thursday, June 1, and Saturday, June 3
1:30 - 4:30 pm, $70
Learn wilderness navigation and tracking skills in this interactive workshop. Navigation skills include: terrain interpretation, topographic map navigation, utilizing a compass, and mapping apps accessed from a cell phone.
Then transition to learning 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.
Instructor: Scott Kuipers
ROPES AND KNOTS FOR WILDERNESS MEDICINE AND RESCUE
Thursday, June 1, 1:30 - 3:30 pm, $60
This workshop will teach you how to use ropes and tie knots for high angle rescue, swift water rescue, and improvised medical care.
Instructor: Carl Gilmore
LEARN HOW TO REDUCE & SPINT DISLOCATIONS
Saturday, June 3, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, $60
An Orthopedic Surgeon will demonstrate and teach you how to recognize, reduce, and splint dislocations of the shoulder, elbow, fingers, hip, and Patella.
Instructor: Todd Clevenger, MD
Includes 1.5 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
PRACTICAL WILDERNESS MEDICINE SKILLS
Friday, June 2 or Saturday, June 3
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
TRAVEL MEDICINE: TIPS FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING & HUMANITARIAN MEDICINE
Thursday, June 1, 1:30 - 4:00 pm, $60
This workshop provides useful tips for medical professionals who are interested in working or medical volunteering in international settings. The workshop will cover core concepts in travel medicine, staying safe & healthy while traveling, necessary skills for working in a cross-cultural setting, strategies for getting involved and building your own personal resume for getting involved in travel & humanitarian medicine.
Instructor: Ari Rasori, FNP
OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY SEMINAR
Thursday, June 1 and Friday, June 2
1:00 – 4:00 pm
$150 (includes two 3-hr sessions!)
In two intensive 3-hour seminars, 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 to make 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. Take advantage of this special pricing for wilderness medicine conference attendees.
Instructor: Nevada Wier
Wilderness Wound Management
Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 3:30 – 5:30 pm, $75
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. Includes 2 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™
Instructor: Lanny Johnson PA-C
UPCOMING CME DESTINATIONS BY DATE
Oct 26 - Nov 6, 2022
Nov 9 - 19, 2022
Jan 20 - 29, 2023
Jan 24 - Feb 4, 2023
Northern Patagonia Adventure
Jan 27 - Feb 4, 2023
Feb 16 - 27, 2023
Feb 25 - Mar 1, 2023
Mar 25 - Apr 1, 2022
Mar 30 - Apr 16, 2023
Apr 7 - 17, 2023
Apr 20 - May 7, 2023
May 31 - June 4, 2023
June 10 - 18, 2023
June 12 - 18, 2023
July 29 - Aug 2, 2023
Aug 27 - Sept 6, 2023
Sept 1 - 6, 2023
Sept 2 - 12, 2023
Sept 6 - 16, 2023
Sept 21 - Oct 2, 2023
Oct 1 - 15, 2023
Oct 8-13, 2023
Oct 8 - 18, 2023
Oct 22 - Nov 5, 2023
Oct 23 - Nov 3, 2023
Hiking Tour of Provence
Sept 19 - 27, 2024