The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 31 - June 4, 2023

Conference Schedule

All times listed below are in Mountain Time (MT).  All presentations will be given at the Santa Fe Convention Center and live-streamed online.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 2023

4:30 - 7:30 pm Registration

7:00 pm Wilderness Medicine: Setting the Stage
Kyle Allred, PA

7:10 pm Altitude Illness: Recognition, Prevention, and Current Treatment
Howard Donner, MD

8:00 pm Humanitarian, Disaster, and War Relief Medicine: Frontiers and Objectives (Guests Welcome)
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

9:00 pm  Adjourn

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2023

"Extraordinary conference... most enjoyable learning experience I have ever encountered."
Joseph Easly, MD

6:30 - 7:30 AM Late Registration/Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 AM Surviving an Unplanned Night in the Wilderness
Gary Kibbee

8:20 AM Spiders & Insects: Bites, Stings, & Envenomations
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

9:10 AM Staying Healthy During International Travel: Lessons From James Bond!
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD, MPH

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Snake Envenomations
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

11:10 AM Updates in Tick and Mosquito-Borne Illnesses
Jeri Mendelson, MD

12:00 PM Adjourn: FREE TIME - ENJOY SANTA FE or ATTEND OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

7:00 - 8:00 PM Dessert Meet and Greet

8:00 PM From Wars to Pandemics: Opportunities & Lessons Learned in Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine Q & A (Guests Welcome)
Erickson, Dobiesz, VanRooyen, Rasori

9:00 PM Adjourn

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2023

"The conference is just teaming with great speakers... magnificently exciting talks... just a perfect balance of business and fun."
Carol Ferris, MD, (EM)
Hamilton, Bermuda

6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 AM Wild Animal Attacks - Patterns & Prevention
Timothy B. Erickson, MD, MPH

8:20 AM Wilderness Dermatology - Sunburns, Rashes, & Cancer
Jeri Mendelson, MD

9:10 AM Planning Your Adventure Medical Kit: From to the Tropics
Howard Donner, MD

10:10 AM Break

10:25 AM "Is There A Doctor On Board?" Medical Considerations on Commercial Flights
Howard Donner, MD

11:15 AM Medical-Legal Issues in Wilderness, Disaster, & International Medicine
Valerie Dobiesz, MD, MPH

12:00 PM Adjourn: FREE TIME - ENJOY SANTA FE or ATTEND OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, June 3, 2023

"Most enjoyable and useful conference I've attended in the last 20 years.  I hope to return every year."
Alan Lyn, MD

6:30 - 7:30 AM Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 AM Floods, Rivers, & Streams: Safety, Medicine, & Rescue
Kyle Allred, PA

8:20AM SCUBA Diving - Key Hazards & Treatments
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

9:10 AM Foot Blisters - Optimizing Prevention & Treatment
Kyle Allred, PA

10:00 AM Break

10:15 AM Improvised Trauma Care in Austere Environments
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

11:05 AM Fracture & Disclocation Management in the Wilderness
Todd Clevenger, MD

12:00 PM Adjourn: FREE TIME - ENJOY SANTA FE or ATTEND AN OPTIONAL WORKSHOP

7:00 PM Avalanche Survival, Rescue, and Personal Protection
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

8:00 PM Diving the Seven Continents: Epic Adventures among Coral, Ice, and Sharks (Guests Welcome)
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

9:00 PM Adjourn

SUNDAY, June 4, 2023

"Most enjoyable and useful conference I've attended in the last 20 years.  I hope to return every year."
Alan Lyn, MD

7:30 AM Lightning Prevention & Injury Management
Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN

8:15 AM Optimizing Wellness: 10 Tips to Thrive In & From The Wilderness
Kyle Allred, PA

8:55 AM Hypothermia & Cold Water Immersion Highlights and Q/A
Howard Donner, MD

9:45 AM Break

9:55AM Water Disinfection and Field Approach to Traveller's Diarrhea
Howard Donner, MD

10:40 AM Venomous Sea Creatures
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

11:25 AM Mountain Search & Rescue
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

12:15 PM Adjourn

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