2023 WMS Winter Conference (Virtual)

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2023 WMS Winter Conference (Virtual)

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In order to receive CME/FAWM credits after the conference has concluded, you must select each individual program item that you intend to participate in and ensure that it is added to your itinerary. 



When
2/13/2023 - 2/16/2023
Where
Virtual Online UNITED STATES
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 2/11/2023 4:00 PM
Pacific Standard Time

Program

Monday, 13 February 2023

Description
Time
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
7:45 AM
A discussion of helicopter offset techniques for restricted access situations in Yosemite National Park.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM
Learn how to transfer hospital-based trauma skills to remote locations away from the trauma bay, including emergency airway, breathing and circulation procedures.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
Category
Activity
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM
Background of the issues related to passive suspension on rope. Update on physiology and management.
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
Category
Activity
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM
New technology is changing the management of type 1 diabetes in the austere environment. Learn about management strategies and environmental influences on glucose control.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
Tips and tricks for assessment of a patient in an austere environment.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM
Being in Balance in a Salty World: Fluid, Electrolytes & You. Maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance is paramount to successfully and safely completing a wilderness activity. Learn how to prevent and treat electrolyte and fluid derangements in this interactive lecture.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM
Beyond band aids. We will discuss compiling the contents of a comprehensive yet concise first aid kit for various outdoor activities as well as how to utilize the contents to manage commonly encountered conditions.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM
Take a dive into the cold hard facts of accidental hypothermia. During this lecture you will learn the fundamentals of Accidental Hypothermia, particularly focusing on need-to-know treatment in the austere and in-hospital settings.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2:30 PM
Presentation of case scenarios to optimize the recognition and optimal treatment of dislocations in a field setting.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM
Category
Activity
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM
This is a small group discussion to review recent data on gender equity in the WMS and brainstorm solutions to make the WMS more inclusive and welcoming to women and other underrepresented groups.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Time
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
5:00 PM
When your home becomes the Wilderness: Hurricane edition
Time
6:05 PM - 6:25 PM
6:05 PM
Hanging it up while hanging out in the wilderness.
Time
6:25 PM - 6:45 PM
6:25 PM

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Description
Medical and mystical considerations from thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. This lecture will discuss statistics about the 2200 mile long Appalachian Trail and the backpackers that hike it, including the most commonly encountered health conditions. We will review case studies from rescues/transfers from the AT seen at local community hospitals and the level one trauma center in Roanoke, VA. Lastly, we will discuss the psychological effects of a long-distance hike and the response to physical trauma.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM
A case-based discussion of Good Samaritan laws in various jurisdictions for healthcare providers rendering care outside the traditional healthcare setting.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
Category
Activity
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM
We will discuss what are the largest morbidity and mortality issues in the wilderness.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Pushing the Limits of Independence and Performance in Outdoor Recreation: a Post-Complex Injury/Illness Refresh for the Medical Community
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Category
Activity
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM
Animal encounters and bite injuries can be a large source of morbidity and mortality if not appropriately identified and managed. In this discussion we will review the evaluation and treatment, as well as pearls and pitfalls associated with both prehospital and hospital/clinic-based care for the patient with a bite injury.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM
Determine the etiology of dysbarism. Understand the appropriate evaluation. Describe different treatment and management strategies for dysbarism.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM
Keeping Cool When Heat Strikes: Understanding Heat Related Illness.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM
Learn evidence-based strategies for providing effective debriefing and meaningful feedback for wilderness medicine simulations and real-life scenarios. This interactive session is designed for both new and experienced educators and medical providers.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Thoughts on estimating the probability of survival of missing persons in the wilderness as illustrated by real cases.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM
Category
Activity
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM
This talk will examine the amazing characteristics of Sherpas and Tibetans while performing at altitude. We will discuss physiology and resulting achievements.
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM
How does high altitude affect blood pressure? Does aging have an impact on acclimatization? We'll take an evidenced-based approach to answering these questions.
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
5:30 PM

Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Description
While the rates overall of children spending time outdoors have been decreasing with time recently, the rates of this special population's entry into wilderness sports and extreme situations is increasing. The recognition and subsequent readiness for the treatment of children is therefore paramount in the readiness evaluation of any response personnel. Therefore it is a requirement of the responder to obtain and practice knowledge of conditions and the implementation of specialty equipment and considerations especially in the austere and rescue setting.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM
Infectious Disease in a changing climate. A discussion of established and emerging infectious diseases in a time of change, with a focus on climate change and global warming, migration patterns, and displacement.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
Category
Activity
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM
Mountain medicine and mountain rescue have developed differently in different regions of the world. Where are the similarities and differences? And how will mountain medicine adapt in the face of new challenges such as pandemics or climate change?
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Category
Activity
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM

Thursday, 16 February 2023

Description
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM
GME Mini Lecture Winner. Lecture will focus on in-flight emergencies and, specifically, flying/landing a small aircraft in case of an emergency.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
Mountain emergency medicine and mountain rescue have a long tradition in Western Europe and the United States. Other countries and regions have seen great development in recent years. What are the current challenges and where is the journey going in the future?
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
Humanitarian Emergencies and Response will journey through one's experience during a natural disaster and lessons learned along the way.
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Time
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
12:30 PM