The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 27 - May 31, 2020

Optional Virtual Pre-conference:
Global Health / Humanitarian Medicine Symposium

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Co-Sponsored by The Brigham & Women's Hospital & The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Theme: Humanitarian Response to Global Trauma & Injury

Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Global Health CME Course

This optional workshop is accredited for 8.0 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Humanitarian Medicine overlaps in a significant way with Wilderness Medicine because both involve rendering health care in remote or austere environments with minimal equipment. Learn ways to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian strategies for relief, protection, and prevention.

Global health plays an increasingly crucial role in global security. The symposium addresses critical global health threats and responses to some of the complex health issues that challenge us all.

This optional symposium which precedes the National Conference on Wilderness Medicine is Co-Sponsored by The Brigham & Women’s Hospital & The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. It brings together several well-known authorities in Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine.

Mother and daughter walk through field

Wednesday May 27, 2020

All times listed below in Mountain Time (MT).  All presentations available on-demand for registrants after the live broadcast.

8:00 am MT (7:00 am PT, 9:00 CT, 10:00 ET) Global Trauma and Injury: Humanitarian Health Perspectives
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD, MPH

8:30 am MT Challenging Cases in Global Health, the Wilderness & Beyond: Lessons Learned from the Field
Timothy B. Erickson, MD & Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH

9:30 am MT Traumatic Impacts of Climate Change on Global Health - What Can We Do?
Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN, FAWM

10:20 am MT Global Women’s Health: Awareness and Call to Action
Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH

11:10 am MT Clean Water in a Contaminated World
Howard Donner, MD

12:00 pm MT Lunch Break

1:00 pm MT Updates in Global Threats and Bioterrorism
Jeri Mendelson, MD

1:50 pm MT Global Health & Humanitarian Medicine in the 21st Century
Phil Rasori, MD

2:40 pm MT “Cutting-Edge Humanitarian Medicine Articles That Will Change your Practice & Perspective
Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH & Timothy B. Erickson, MD

3:30 pm MT International Medical Volunteering - Ways to Get Involved & Commonly asked Questions
Ariane Rasori, NP

4:00 pm MT Panel Discussion - Avenues and Opportunities in Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine: Individuals Making a Difference
V. Dobiesz, T Erickson, M. VanRooyen, P Rasori, A. Rasori

5:00 pm MT Adjourn

All CME proceeds will be donated to:
The Navajo Area Indian Health Service
(In collaboration with the BWH Outreach Program)

Symposium Co-Directors

Michael J. VanRooyen, MD, MPH, FACEP: Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Director, Vice Chairman, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Brigham and Womens Hospital; Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health.

Timothy B. Erickson, MD, FACEP, FACMT, FAACT: Chief, Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, Brigham Health, Harvard Medical School. Core faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative; Section Editor, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine, Boston, MA.

The remainder of faculty listed on the faculty page.

Cost of symposium (includes 8 Additional hours of cme) $150

All CME proceeds will go to aid the Navajo Area Indian Health Service. (In collaboration with the BWH Outreach Program)

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)