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

Saturday, March 9, 2024, 7:00am - 5:30pm
Sunday, March 10, 2024, 7:00am – 5:30pm

Registration Fee* is $500.00 in addition to main conference registration fee.

*Participants must also register for the Winter Conference as content for all pre-conference’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 WLS: MP 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 Medial 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 xxx 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.

Saturday, 3/9/2024
                07:30 AM:           Welcome  - Mike Caudell
                07:45 AM:           Patient Assessment – Mike Caudell
                08:15 AM:           Hot & Cold – Brandon Robinson
                09:15AM             Avalanche – Ann Bowers
                09:45 AM:           Break
                10:00 AM:           Medical Problems – All Faculty 
                11:00 AM:           Dive Medicine – Fatima Ramirez-Cueva 
                12:00 PM:           Lunch
                12:45 PM:           Wound Management – Taylor Haston
                01:45 PM:           Practical Skills (rotations) – All Faculty
C-Spine & Moving Injured Patients
Dislocations, Fractures & Splinting 
Patient Assessment
Patient Packaging & Hypothermia Wraps
                05:00 PM:          Bites & Stings – Mike Caudell
06:00 PM:          End of Day

Sunday, 3/10/2024
                07:30 AM:           Medical Kits – Taylor Haston
                08:00 AM:           Water Treatment – Ann Bowers
                08:30 AM:           Infectious Disease (Small Groups) – All Faculty
                09:30 AM:           Break 
                09:45 AM:           HEENTS – Mike Caudell
                10:45 AM:           Drowning – Fatima Ramirez-Cueva 
                11:15 AM:           Altitude – Brandon Robinson
                12:00 PM:           Lunch
                12:45 PM:           Lightning – Taylor Haston
                01:30 PM:           Testing Scenarios/Exam – All Faculty
                06:00 PM:           End of Day