Participation Expectations
Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC)
For participants on Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) Electives, Adventure CME, Diploma in Mountain Medicine, Diploma in Diving and Marine Medicine programs, and conferences. 

Wilderness Medical Society programs and experiences occur in both traditional classrooms and in remote, dynamic wilderness environments over days to weeks. Living and learning in these environments is challenging and is physically, cognitively, and emotionally demanding. Participants will be exposed to potentially unfamiliar environments and must be fully engaged in self-care and responsibility while committing to the needs and goals of both the group and the program. The Wilderness Medical Society strives to foster an inclusive environment where each program member has an opportunity to contribute and feel respected.

The following outlines the minimum requirements for participation. A qualified person is one who meets the EEC for participation in the program activity. If you have specific questions, please contact the program organizer to explore these criteria in more detail.

Acknowledgement of Participant Agreement, Release and Assumption of Risk
By registering for this event you agree to the Participant Agreement, Release and Assumption of Risk below. Select one of the two below files.

Acknowledgement of Programs Code of Conduct
By registering for this event you agree to the Programs Code of Conduct below:
Programs Code of Conduct
(Adobe PDF File)
Accommodations Needed
The WMS is committed to treating all persons with dignity, respect, and fairness. We support and comply with the ADA. In this regard, the WMS will make every reasonable effort to reduce anticipated barriers for attendance and provide an optimal experience for every attendee. We have established speaker guidelines encouraging more inclusive presentations and have closed captioning available for virtual presentations. If there is additional support that you might need, please reach out by phone (512) 215-4305 or email [email protected].

Policy on Consent to Use Photographic Images
Registration and attendance at, or participation in, WMS meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to WMS’ use and distribution (now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.