The Wilderness Medical Society and our prestigious Nepal partner, Peak Promotion, invite you to join us for the ultimate CME adventure during the March-April 2018 climbing season. Together, we are able to offer you a well-priced, educational, all encompassing Khumbu Valley-Everest experience!

Who: 

All WMS Members are welcome, though there are several basic requirements (SEE SIDE PANEL).

What:

Trek to Everest Base Camp:

Due to on-going demand for “adventure, hands-on” wilderness medicine training and experience, the WMS has put together this world-class program. This course offers the opportunity for continuing medical education while on an Everest base camp (EBC) trek. WMS CME credit is available from Kathmandu to Everest base camp, and we are planning on two nights at EBC (not normally offered for Everest treks) in cooperation with Everest ER. This year's EBC trek will be led by Dr. Eric Johnson.

When:

March 25 - April 14, 2018

Where:

Khumbu Valley, Nepal.

Why:

Because you asked for it! An amazing, once-in-a-lifetime wilderness medicine travel adventure! Check out this live webcam!


Our Partners:

 

Everest ER: http://www.everester.org

Peak Promotions:
PO Box 5237, Kathmandu Nepal
(977-1) 4263115, 4263839
peakpromotionnepal.com

 

 

 

 


CME

Objectives:
This course is designed to educate participants in the pathophysiology, recognition and treatment of a variety of medical problems commonly encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital or definitive care.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:

Target Audience:
Physicians and other Medical Care Providers who have an interest in providing medical care in “remote” environments such as wilderness settings or in developing countries are encouraged to attend. 
Physicians counseling their patients traveling to remote areas will benefit as well.

Accreditation:

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Physician Assistants (AAPA): The American Association of Physician Assistants accepts Category 1 CME approval from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Other Professionals: Check with your governing entity to determine usefulness of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Academy of Wilderness Medicine:
Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM™) is designed for individuals who want to be acknowledged for their professional achievement in Wilderness Medicine and validate their training for their patients and clients.

CME TOPICS (order of educational lectures will be determined by the trekking faculty dependent upon conditions and status of the group.)
Water Disinfection and Travelers Diarrhea, Introduction to Travel Medicine and Evacuation, AMS and Acclimatization, HACE, HAPE and Alternate Diagnoses, Psychological Issues in Remote Environments, Medical Kit Planning, Case Studies with the Periche doctors, Assessment and Management of Orthopaedic Injuries in the Wilderness, Everest ER, Hypothermia, Frostbite and Cold Injury, The 2015 Base Camp Avalanche: Disaster Response in Remote Environments, Everest ER Case Studies.

FACULTY DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of the Wilderness Medical Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All faculty members are required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation. Accordingly, the Wilderness Medical Society has determined there are no conflicts to report associated with this conference.