Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) Pre-Conference

Saturday, March 9, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, March 10, 7:00am - 5:00 pm
Monday, March 11, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday, March 12, 7:00am - 5:00pm

 Date Time Topic  
Sat - Sun 3/9-10   Avalanche 1 - 30 participants  
Monday, 3/11 7:00-7:30am Breakfast  
  7:30-8:00am Avalanche Medical Topics  Scott McIntosh
  8:00 - 9:00am Legal Cases  Stephanie Lareau
  9:00 - 10:00am Psychological First Aid  Jennifer Dow
  10:00-10:15am Break   
  10:15-11:15am Medical Problems in Remote Areas Stepanie Lareau/Keith Gates 
  11:15am-12:15pm Medical Direction/Oversight  Keith Gates
  12:15-1:00pm Lunch  
   1:00 - 4:00 pm Snow Shelters  Andy Rich/Keith Gates 
   4:15 - 5:00 pm Wilderness Ophthalmology Emergencies  Tim Hurtado
Tuesday, 3/12 7:00-7:30am Breakfast  
  7:30-8:15am Frostbite  Kevin Palmer
  8:15-9:15am Hypothermia  Michael Habicht
  9:15-10:15am Field Analgesia in the Mountain Environment  Kevin Palmer
  10:15-10:30am Break   
  10:30-11:30am Outdoor Athlete Physiology Overview and Exercise Induced Hyponatremia  Tim Hurtado
  11:30am-12:15pm Pediatrics  Michael Habicht
  12:15-1:00pm Lunch  
  1:00 - 5:00 pm  Improvised Rescue  Andy Rich/Scott McIntosh


Fee $2,150.00
*Registration requires enrollment in the DiMM candidacy and includes attendance at main Winter Conference 

Insurance and Cancellation / Refund Policy
All participants are required to carry evacuation and medical insurance coverage (we suggest Global Rescue) as well as trip interruption/cancellation insurance (we suggest IMG through Global Rescue). Cancellation prior to 60 days before the session begins will result in a 50% refund. No refund if cancelling within 60 days. 

Course Description
This intensive pre-conference is one of the required courses for the DiMM program and is intended as continuing education for doctors, nurses, and paramedics who work in or aspire to work in austere mountain environments. The required coursework is an ideal blend of didactic and practical education in wilderness medicine, technical rescue, and self-sufficiency in the backcountry.  This skill set crosses a multitude of disciplines including expedition medicine, search and rescue operations, mountain guiding, ski patrol, and mountain recreationalists. Please see the WMS DiMM web page for full program details and more information.


The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education credit for physicians.
The WMS designates this hybrid activity for a maximum of 18.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All educational content presented in this activity has been reviewed and validated as appropriate in keeping with sound scientific principles.