The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 27 - May 31, 2020


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, May 31. Reserve your spot for optional workshops on the main conference registration page.

wilderness Medicine CME course optional urban survival workshop

Urban & Travel Survival

Thursday, May 28, 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 Medicine CME Course Tracking Workshop

Tracking Workshop

Thursday, May 28 or Saturday, May 30, 1:00 - 4:30 pm. $75

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 yourself out of trouble.
Instructor: Scott Kuipers

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Ropes and Knots for Wilderness Medicine and Rescue

Thursday, May 28, 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

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Wilderness Wound Management

Saturday, May 30, 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

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Obstetrics In Remote Environments

Thursday, May 28, 2:00 - 4:00 pm. $75

Using mannequin-based simulation, learn and practice management of normal and complicated deliveries in remote settings, including shoulder dystocia, breech delivery, postpartum hemorrhage, and multiple gestation. Includes 2 additional AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.
Instructor: Valerie Dobiesz, MD and Kathleen Kerrigan, MD

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Practical Wilderness Medicine Skills

Friday, May 29 or Saturday, May 30, 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

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Survival, Disaster, & Rescue Scenarios Workshop

Saturday, May 30, 1:30 - 5:30 pm. $75

Take your survival and problem solving skills to the next level! Many emergency situations occur without warning and require an innovative response to ensure a good outcome. Learn to quickly assess your circumstances and develop an action plan with your available resources. Then, work through a series of survival scenarios while the instructors observe and provide valuable training and feedback.
Instructor: Gary Kibbe and Philip White

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Humanitarian Medicine - Volunteering And Staying Healthy Abroad

Saturday, May 30, 1:30 - 4:00 pm. $60

Explore the possibilities of using your medical degree to volunteer abroad! Learn skills and resources to implement and participate in humanitarian medicine.
Instructor: Phil Rasori, MD and Ari Rasori-Allred, FNP

Wilderness Survival CME Course

Wilderness Survival

Friday, May 29, 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, and create survival kits.
Instructor: Gary Kibbee and Scott Kuipers

For more information or to register please call

844-WILDCME (844-945-3263)


For more information or to register please call

844-WILDCME (844-945-3263)