Wilderness Life Support for the Medical Professional (WLS: MP) Pre-Conference

Saturday, July 15, 7:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, July 16, 7:00am – 5:30pm
Additional Fee is $450.00 in addition to Main Conference Registration.
*Participants must also register for the Main Conference as content for all preconference’s will be presented during the main conference sessions.

WLS: MP is a practical hands-on certification course originally developed at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1997 that teaches medical professionals how to manage medical and trauma emergencies when traditional medical facilities are not readily accessible.  WLS: MP was developed to create a standard in treating injuries and illnesses in a wilderness environment. Topics include: patient assessment, treatment guidelines for life support until definitive care or evacuation is available, and techniques and guidelines for evacuation. All registrants who pass the written exam will receive the AWLS certification that is valid for four years.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and AdventureMed. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The Wilderness Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the 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.


7:00 Breakfast Provided
7:30 Welcome Caudell
7:45 Patient Assessment Caudell
8:15 Hot & Cold Peterson
9:15 Avalanche Billin
9:45 Break
10:00 Medical Problems (Small Groups) ALL FACULTY
11:00 Dive Medicine Bowers
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Wound management Haston
1:45 Practical Skills (rotations) ALL FACULTY
Patient Assessment
C-Spine & Moving Injured Patient
Dislocations, Fractures, & Splinting
Patient Packaging & Hypothermia Wrap
5:00 Bites & Stings Caudell 

SUNDAY, July 16
7:00 Breakfast Provided
7:30 Medical Kits Haston 
8:00 Water Treatment Billin
8:30 Infectious Disease (Small Groups) ALL FACULTY
9:30 Break
9:45 HEENTS Caudell
10:45 Drowning Peterson
11:15 Altitude Bowers
12:00 Lunch
12:45 Lightning Haston
1:30 Testing Scenarios/Exam ALL FACULTY