Wilderness Medicine Conference
30th Annual Summer Meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society
Beaver Run Resort
July 12-17, 2013
The 30th Anniversary Wilderness Medicine Conference and Annual Meeting has been designed to appeal to all austere medicine enthusiasts, novices to veterans, of diverse medical backgrounds. Come early and participate in pre-conference activities including a world-class session on the Wilderness Athlete. Enjoy a wide variety of lectures, small group sessions, workshops, research sessions, and social activities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the WMS. Bring family and friends to participate in the conference or simply enjoy the great outdoors offered at Breckenridge in summer. Learn more about the WMS through its committee and board meetings, participate in the small group sessions, or enjoy the mountains. You get to make your schedule!
A PERSONAL MESSAGE
To our Wilderness Medical Society Friends and Colleagues—
Join us from July 11th to 17th in Breckenridge, Colorado for this year's WMS 30th Wilderness Medicine Scientific Conference & Annual Meeting. This premier summer event in wilderness medicine will offer the newest advances in wilderness medical care and research.
Whether you are new to the Wilderness Medical Society or well on your way to completing your fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM), Breckenridge has something for you—along with world class hiking, mountain-biking and outdoor activities in a classic summer mountain setting.
On July 12th and 13th, we present a first-of-its-kind pre-conference dedicated to the wilderness athlete. In this two-day pre-conference, you will be exposed to experts in the rapidly expanding and evolving world of the extreme athlete. Enrollment is limited for this unique two-day pre-conference. Additionally, our colleagues from Advanced Wilderness Life Support will offer a pre-conference certification course and we will continue with our Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) program.
We've worked this year to make the Breckenridge meeting more accessible and organized than ever, highlighting some wilderness medicine fundamentals while also focusing on combat care, cave rescue, the wilderness athlete, and the state of the art in wilderness education and research.
Take the time this summer to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. Sharpen your skills and advance your knowledge. Find inspiration among your peers and amidst the mountains, and remind yourself just how important it is to combine your profession with your passion.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!
|Robert Quinn, MD
|Chris McStay, MD
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate increased awareness of medical problems unique to the wilderness and austere environments.
- Prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses or injuries in the wilderness and/or remote locations.
- Promote increased awareness of safety and accident prevention in wilderness surroundings.
Target Audience: Physicians and other medical professionals who engage in activities in remote and extreme environments, including mountain travel, who counsel individuals who take part in such activities, or who practice in locations in which they are likely to encounter individuals who have been injured in those activities.
Morning plenary sessions will cover essentials in mountain and wilderness topics, including—but not limited to—space medicine; cave rescue, illness and injury; spine immobilization; austere pain control; diving at altitude, heat illness, psychiatry and wilderness medicine. In the afternoons you can choose from small group sessions and optional hands-on workshops covering such diverse topics as search and rescue theory; wilderness medicine research, travel and exercise at high altitude during pregnancy; backcountry hemorrhage control; extreme athlete and endurance performance; external fixation, amputation and compartment syndrome; and much more. OR you may choose to take some time off to hike, bike, take a hot balloon ride, or visit the historical mining town of Breckenridge with its 100-year old buildings, trendy shops and restaurants. This flexible schedule allows you to have plenty of time for education, recreation and relaxation.
One banquet ticket for the evening of Tuesday, July 16 is included in your registration. You may purchase additional tickets for your family and friends.