The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

June 1 - June 5, 2022

2022 Symposium on Global Health & Humanitarian Medicine

Wilderness Medicine CME, Santa Fe, NM, June 1, 2022

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

Theme: Humanitarian Response to the Pandemic: A Call to Action

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

June, 2022

All times listed below in Mountain Time (MT). All presentations will be given in the Santa Fe Convention Center and live-streamed / available on-demand for registrants.

7:30 - 8:00 am Registration and Coffee

8:00 - 8:30 am Pandemics: Humanitarian Health Perspective
Timothy Erickson, MD & Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH

8:30 - 9:30 am Challenging Cases in Global Health: Field Lessons Learned
Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN

9:30 - 10:15 am Strengthening Health Systems During Humanitarian Emergencies
Regan Marsh, MD, MPH

10:15 - 11:00 am Women and Children’s Health: A Critical Juncture
Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH 

11:00 - 11:50 am Clean Water in a Contaminated World
Howard Donner, MD

11:50 am - 12:50 pm Lunch Break & Global Health Trivia!

12:50 - 1:35 pm Climate Change Amid the Pandemic
Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN

1:35 - 2:20 pm Parasitic Infections: Neglected Tropical Diseases
Jeri Mendelson, MD

2:20 - 3:05 pm Epidemiology to Predict & Guide Responses to Global Epidemics & Pandemics
Michael Mina, MD, PhD

3:05 - 3:35 pm Humanitarian Articles Changing Practice
Michael VanRooyen, MD, MPH & Timothy Erickson, MD 

3:35 - 4:05 pm Reinforcing the Global Health Workforce in the Face of a Pandemic –
A Case Study from Kenya
Ariane Rasori, NP

4:05 - 4:50 pm Panel Discussion - Opportunities in Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine: Individuals Making a Difference
V Dobiesz, R Marsh, A Rasori, M VanRooyen, T Erickson

4:55 pm Adjourn

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 proceeds will be donated to:
The Frontline Indigenous Partnership (FLIP) Program
Fort Defiance, Tsehootsooi Medical Center (TMC), Navajo Nation, AZ

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)