The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana 

February 20 - 24, 2021

Conference Schedule

All presentations listed below will be broadcasted online with live Q/A sessions.  Watch from your room at Big Sky Resort, home, or anywhere - you choose.
All times listed below are Mountain Time (MT)

Saturday, February 20, 2021

"Entire faculty was incredible! The most fun course I have been to... I didn't want it to end."
Catherine Worthy, FNP

7:45 am MT (6:45 PT, 8:45 CT, 9:45 ET) What is Wilderness Medicine?
Eric A. Weiss, MD

8:00 am MT Blister Prevention & Treatment
Kyle Allred, PA

8:45 am MT Expedition, Foreign Travel & Backcountry Medical Kits
Howard Donner, MD

9:45 am MT Adjourn - FREE TIME - Enjoy skiing Big Sky or attend an optional workshop

4:00 pm MT Wilderness Medicine Case Studies
Eric A. Weiss, MD

4:30 pm MT Arthropod Envenomation: Spiders, Scorpions, Bees & Ants
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

5:25 pm MT Travel Medicine: Dengue, Malaria, Typhoid, Zika
Valerie Dobiesz, MD

6:15 pm MT Critical Care & Pain Management in Austere Environments
Bernard W. Dannenberg, MD

7:00 pm MT Adjourn

Sunday, February 21, 2021

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

7:30 am MT (6:30 PT, 8:30 CT, 9:30 ET) Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
Gary Kibbee

8:20 am MT Environmental Heat Emergencies
Eric A. Weiss, MD

8:55 am MT Snake Envenomation
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

9:45 am MT Adjourn - FREE TIME - Enjoy skiing Big Sky or attend an optional workshop

4:00 pm MT Venomous Sea Creatures
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

4:55 pm MT Frostbite & Cold Injury Prevention & Treatment
Howard Donner, MD

5:40 pm MT Medical-Legal Issues in Wilderness, International, & Disaster Medicine
Valerie Dobiesz, MD

6:25 pm MT The Thai Cave Rescue
Gary Kibbee

7:15 pm MT Adjourn

Monday, February 22, 2021

"Absolutely the most enjoyable and interesting CME conference I have ever attended! Probably the best group of lecturers I have ever experienced."
Daniel Nordin, MD (Internal Medicine)

7:30 am MT (6:30 PT, 8:30 CT, 9:30 ET) Altitude Illness: Prevention & Treatment
Howard Donner, MD

8:20 am MT Bear & Other Wild Animal Attacks
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

9:05 am MT Lightning Prevention & Injury Management
Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN

9:55 am MT Adjourn - FREE TIME - Enjoy skiing Big Sky or attend an optional workshop

4:00 pm MT Hypothermia & Cold Water Immersion
Eric A. Weiss

4:50 pm MT Mountain Search & Rescue
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

5:40 pm MT Diving Maladies & Medicine: Prevention, Safety & Treatment
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

6:30 pm MT Adjourn

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

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

7:30 am MT (6:30 PT, 8:30 CT, 9:30 ET) Improvised Trauma Care in Austere Environments
Eric A. Weiss, MD

8:15 am MT Backcountry Water Disinfection & Purification
Howard Donner

9:00 am MT Flood & River Rescue, Whitewater Medicine & Safety
Kyle Allred, PA

9:45 am MT Adjourn - FREE TIME - Enjoy skiing Big Sky or attend an optional workshop

4:00 pm MT Traveler's Diarrhea & Other Waterborne Infections
Eric A. Weiss, MD

4:45 pm MT "Is There A Doctor On-Board?" - Medical Care at 30,000 FT.
Howard Donner, MD

5:30 pm MT Tips for Safely Travelling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Kyle Allred, PA

6:15 pm MT Fracture & Dislocation Management in the Backcountry
Joseph B. Serra, MD

7:15 pm MT Adjourn

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Participants may view on-demand online presentations of their choice (listed below - at least four required for full CME credits).
The presentions below are included in your conference tuition and do not require pre-registration!

Activities for Children and Teens Wilderness Medicine cme adventure

Taking Children Safely Into The Wilderness

Covers common medical issues for children in backcountry/foreign travel. Learn how to maximize enjoyment, appreciation, and safety on family wilderness trips from a pediatric & emergency wilderness expert. Bernard W. Dannenberg, MD

Eye Emergencies wildereness medicine opthomology CME Course

EYE PROTECTION AND MEDICAL CARE IN THE BACKCOUNTRY

Strategies for choosing the right protection, and prevention and treatment of eye emergencies. Howard Donner, MD

Medical Conference CME MAUI Shark Bites

Hazards in the Surf Zone

Shark attacks, near drowning, jelly fish stings, sunburn, rip currents and prevention and treatment of other ailments and injuries sustained while swimming, surfing, boogie boarding, stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking at the beach and in the ocean. Karen Van Hoesen, MD

Soldiers doing a medical evacuation via helicopter

TACTICAL COMBAT CASUALTY CARE (TCCC): TRANSITIONING BATTLEFIELD LESSONS TO WILDERNESS & URBAN MEDICINE

This course teaches evidence-based and life-saving strategies for providing trauma care - learned on the battlefield - and applicable for any austere setting. Gary Kibbee

Update on rescue technology wild medicine CME Course

Latest Innovations in Wilderness Gear and Technology

A practical and informative tour of the best items on the market for medical professionals – from the latest in outdoor clothing to smartphone and rescue technology. Howard Donner, MD

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Wilderness Wisdom For Women

In the backcountry, women may have different needs and concerns than men. This workshop will address topics such as packing light, personal safety and other needs of women traveling in the wilderness of a foreign country. Sheryl Olson, RN

Avalanche Awareness Wilderness expedition medicine travel cme

Avalanche Survival & Rescue

Learn the latest techniques, technology and survival strategies. Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

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844-945-3263

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UPCOMING CME DESTINATIONS BY DATE

  • Costa Rica Multi-Sport

    Jan 16 - 26, 2021

  • Patagonia Classic

    Jan 25 - Feb 5, 2021

  • Northern Patagonia, Futaleufu

    Jan 26 - Feb 3, 2021

  • Big Sky Ski Resort, MT

    Feb 20 - 24, 2021

  • Fiji Multi-Sport

    Feb 27 - Mar 6, 2021

  • Belize Fly-Fishing & Water Sports Adventure

    Mar 20 - 26, 2021

  • Galapagos Small Yacht

    April 2 - 12, 2021

UPCOMING CME DESTINATIONS BY DATE

UPCOMING CME DESTINATIONS BY DATE

  • Costa Rica Multi-Sport

    Jan 16 - 26, 2021

  • Patagonia Classic

    Jan 25 - Feb 5, 2021

  • Northern Patagonia, Futaleufu

    Jan 26 - Feb 3, 2021

  • Big Sky Ski Resort, MT

    Feb 20 - 24, 2021

  • Fiji Multi-Sport

    Feb 27 - Mar 6, 2021

  • Belize Fly-Fishing & Water Sports Adventure

    Mar 20 - 26, 2021

  • Galapagos Small Yacht

    April 2 - 12, 2021