Wilderness Medicine Conference & WMS 30th Anniversary Meeting
July 12-17, 2013
Another milestone for WMS! Join us for our 2013 Summer Conference on Wilderness Medicine and help us celebrate our 30th Anniversary in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado. This meeting will include pre-conference programs on the Wilderness Athlete, Wilderness Survival and Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). Learn diverse aspects of practicing wilderness medicine from the world's leading experts, who've experienced places from the depths of caves and oceans to mountain summits - even the reaches of outer space. There will be something for all wilderness medicine enthusiasts, from beginners to experts, including those seeking FAWM credits or working toward their DiMM. The WMS leads the worldwide community of wilderness medicine and we invite you to be a part of this outstanding event and conference in the breathtaking alpine scenery of the Colorado Rockies.
Our Patients - Our Planet
Environmental Change and
October 30 - November 3, 2013
There are many examples of environmental change affecting human health. Some, like water and wastewater treatment, have had a positive impact while most others, air pollution, toxic chemicals and climate change have detrimental effects. This conference is designed for healh care providers to learn how changes in the environment affect the medical conditions of their patients and how to be more engaged in working toward solutions. The conference will be held at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (disl.org) near Mobile, Alabama. Speakers include noted author and biologist E.O. Wilson discussing biodiversity, and Paul Anastas, former assistant administrator of the EPA, speaking on green chemistry and the government's response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Other speakers will be presenting on the health impacts of climate change, air pollution, endocrine disrupters, and the relationship between environmental chemicals and cancer.
WMS is a supporting partner of the following conferences:
WMS Yellowstone Pack Trip CME
Logistics by Yellowstone Pack Trips
August 30- September 2, 2013
The Backcountry of Yellowstone National Park
We are excited to offer a CME Yellowstone backcountry pack trip for physicians and medical professionals. Courses are presented while meals are prepared or while gathered around the campfire after a full day of exploring the wilderness on horseback.
Wild Animal Attacks — Treatment and Avoidance
Altitude Illness — Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Wilderness Emergencies and Group Decisions
Backcountry Waterborne Illnesses and Water Disinfection
The Interpersonal Features of Group Travel
Management of Fractures and Dislocations
Improvised Trauma Care
Women in the Wilderness
Wilderness Medical Kits — What to put in, What to leave behind
Expedition Medicine — Planning for the Expedition Medic
Be sure to register early by contacting Yellowstone Pack Trips. Last year’s trip sold out fast!
More conference news in Wilderness Medicine Magazine
More Upcoming WMS Conferences & Events:
January 25 - February 1, 2014
Please join us for the perfect mix of education, fun and luxury sailing, in the British Virgin Islands, January 25 - February 1, 2014.
Accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society, medical professionals will earn 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. However, you needn't be a medical professional to join MedSail 2014. This event is open to any sailor who wants to feel safer and more knowledgeable on the water.
Sail aboard a Moorings Signature Crewed Yacht with two other couples participating in the MedSail 2014 Conference or Captain your own boat, choosing from our fleet of over 200 bareboats, ranging in size from 32 to 54-ft., monohulls or catamarans.
Attend a two hour seminar ashore each morning and sail to a different anchorage each day, with stops along the way for snorkeling, hiking, shopping or just relaxing. Meet up with everyone at your next anchorage for a late afternoon one-hour workshop.
Park City, UT
February 13-19, 2014
March 24 - April 13, 2014
The Wilderness Medical Society and our prestigious Nepal partner, Peak Promotion, invite you to join us for the ultimate CME adventure during the March-April 2014 climbing season. Together, we are able to offer you a well-priced, educational, all encompassing Khumbu Valley-Everest experience!
Summer Conference & Annual Meeting
(in conjuction with International Society of Travel Medicine)
Jackson Hole, WY
July 31 - August 6, 2014
Desert Medicine Conference
November 13-17, 2014
World Congress of Wilderness Medicine