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The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Big Sky Ski Resort, Montana 

February 22 - 26, 2020

Conference Schedule

Saturday, February 22, 2020

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

2:00-6:30 pm Registration In Huntley Lodge

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

4:30 pm Expedition, Foreign Travel & Backcountry Medical Kits
Howard Donner, MD

5:30 pm Mountain Search & Rescue
Lanny Johnson, FN P/PA

6:30 pm Welcome Reception (Guests welcome)
Music, Cocktails and Refreshments!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

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

6:30 am Registration/Cont. Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
Gary Kibbee

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

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

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

4:00 pm Venomous Sea Creatures & Shark Attacks
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

4:50 pm Arthropod Envenomation: Spiders, Scorpions, Bees & Ants
Timothy B. Erickson, MD

5:40 pm Frostbite & Cold Injury Prevention & Treatment
Peter Hackett, MD

6:30 pm Adjourn

8:00 pm Medical-Legal Issues in Wilderness, International & Disaster Medicine
Valerie Dobiesz, MD

8:45 pm Critical Care & Pain Management
(Qualifies toward mandatory CME requirement for pain management.)
Bernard W. Dannenberg, MD

Monday, February 24, 2020

"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)

7:00 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Altitude Illness: Prevention & Treatment
Peter Hackett, MD

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

9:05 am Preparing for Foreign Travel: Immunizations, Malaria Prevention, Repellents, & Safety
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

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

4:00 pm Ear, Nose & Throat Emergencies in Austere Settings
Teresa Wu, MD

4:45 pm Hypothermia: New Guidelines & Recommendations
Eric A. Weiss, MD

5:35 pm Diving Maladies & Medicine: Prevention, Safety & Treatment
Karen Van Hoesen, MD

6:30 pm Adjourn

7:45 pm Blister Prevention & Treatment
Kyle Allred, PA-C

8:30 pm Launch to Landing: The Next Generation of Space Exploration
Astronaut James P. Bagian, MD

Tuesday, February 25, 2019

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

7:00 am Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

7:30 am Improvised Trauma Care in Austere Environments
Eric A. Weiss, MD

8:15 am Travel Medicine: Dengue, Malaria, Typhoid, Zika
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

9:00 am Backcountry Water Disinfection & Purification
Howard Donner, MD

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

3:45 pm Traveler's Diarrhea & Other Waterborne Infections
Eric A. Weiss, MD

4:15 pm Fracture & Dislocation Management In The Backcountry
Joseph B. Serra, MD

5:15 pm Adjourn

7:15 pm Banquet*

7:45 pm Special Evening Keynote Presentation (open to all registrants)
Everest - Into the Death Zone
David Breashears

Note: Times, topics and speakers may vary somewhat from published brochure and syllabus.
*Banquet is optional. Tickets are $55.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Concurrent Sessions: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm Attend 4 different workshops of your choice (one hour each).

The concurrent sessions below are included in your course tuition and do not require pre-registration.

Adventure travel Big Sky Summer Workshops

FRACTURE, SPRAINS & DISLOCATION MANAGEMENT

Methods for recognizing, reducing, and splinting fractures and dislocations in the backcountry will be demonstrated. Joe B. Serra, MD

wilderness medicine Hurricane Relief humanitarian continuing medical education

SURVIVAL STRATEGIES FOR THE ADVENTURE TRAVELER

Learn how to protect yourself and stay safe while traveling. Covers what to do if you're caught in a fire, disaster, or hijacked airplane, and what precautions to take when you're away from home. Philip White

bigsky cave rescue CME course

THE THAI CAVE & CONFINED SPACE RESCUE

Cave and other confined spaces are some of the most challenging environments for rescuers. US Navy Seal expert in confined space and dive rescue, who has worked with the Thai Navy SEALs, will discuss the training, special equipment and operational challenges needed to accomplish these difficult rescues and survive in a subterranean environment. Gary Kibbee

flood and river rescue demonstration

FLOOD & RIVER RESCUE, WHITEWATER MEDICINE, & SAFETY

Learn techniques and strategies to stay safe in and around fast moving water (Swiftwater). Learn about important hazards, common injuries, how fatalities happen, and flooding patterns in the United States. Kyle Allred, PA-C

cme course everest7

Wilderness Wisdom For Women

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

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

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

Travel CME Medical Care at 30,000 ft.

"IS THERE A DOCTOR ON BOARD?" - MEDICAL CARE AT 30,000 FEET

Medical considerations if you are called as a health care provider to assist a passenger on a commercial air flight. Howard Donner, MD

Lightning Wilderness And Travel Medicine

LIGHTNING PREVENTION & INJURIES

Lightning is not only spectacular, it's dangerous. Many myths and misconceptions exist about lightning. Learn how to lessen your chances of being struck and how to treat lightning injuries. Sheryl Olson, RN

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. James P. Bagian, MD

For more information or to register please call

844-945-3263

or

For more information or to register please call

844-945-3263

or

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