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

Saturday, July 27, 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday, July 28, 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM

In addition to the main conference registration, the fee for this pre-conference is $500. WLS:MP participants must be registered for both events separately. 

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.


07:00 AM - 07:30 AM Breakfast Provided
07:30 AM - 07:45 AM Welcome Caudell
07:45 AM - 08:15 AM Patient Assessment Caudell
08:15 AM - 09:15 AM Hot & Cold
09:15 AM - 09:45 AM Avalanche
09:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Medical Problems (Small Groups) ALL FACULTY
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dive Medicine
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 01:45 PM Wound management Haston
01:45 PM - 05:00 PM Practical Skills (rotations) ALL FACULTY
Patient Assessment
C-Spine & Moving Injured Patient
Dislocations, Fractures, & Splinting
Patient Packaging & Hypothermia Wrap
05:00 PM - 05:30 PM  Bites & Stings Caudell 

SUNDAY, July 28
07:00 AM - 07:30 AM Breakfast Provided
07:30 AM - 08:00 AM Medical Kits Haston 
08:00 AM - 08:30 AM Water Treatment
08:30 AM - 09:30 AM Infectious Disease (Small Groups) ALL FACULTY
09:30 AM - 09:45 AM Break
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM HEENTS Caudell
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Drowning
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Altitude
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM - 01:30 PM Lightning Haston
01:30 PM - 05:30 PM Testing Scenarios/Exam ALL FACULTY