The Zermatt Resort
784 W. Resort Drive
Midway, UT 84049

August 3 - 8, 2018

This year’s conference brings fresh content from many of the faculty you’ve come to know and trust as well as new sessions from up-and-coming minds in the field. We invite you and your family to join us August 3-8th in the picturesque Heber Valley to experience the line-up of exciting topics and opportunities representing every corner of wilderness medicine. Only a 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City, this scenic area features Midway and Heber City, two peaceful mountain towns and home to the famous Heber Valley Railroad, Homestead Crater and Homestead Resort.  There are many options for dining, hiking, golfing, museums, and scenic excursions.

The 2018 WMS Summer conference program highlights both cutting edge research as well as core content from the worlds of search and rescue, marine and deep water medicine, emergency medical services, flight and international health all brought to you through core lectures and hands-on workshops taught by leaders in the fields of austere medicine. As a finale to this exceptional program, spend the evening with this year's keynote speaker, the pioneering alpinist Conrad Anker. We hope you can join us to explore all that wilderness medicine has to offer.

One banquet ticket for the evening of Tuesday, August 7 is included in your registration. You may purchase additional tickets for your family and friends. Here's a message from Conrad!



This conference is designed in conjunction with the DiMM program. The DiMM is intended as continuing education for doctors, nurses, and paramedics who work in or aspire to work in austere mountain environments.  The required coursework is an ideal blend of didactic and practical education in wilderness medicine, technical rescue, and self-sufficiency in the backcountry.  This skill set crosses a multitude of disciplines including expedition medicine, search and rescue operations, mountain guiding, ski patrol, and mountain recreationalists. Please see the WMS DiMM web page for full program details.


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 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS (ACEP): This activity is approved for a maximum of 43 ACEP Category I credit(s).

FAMILY PHYSICIANS (AAFP): This Live activity, Wilderness Medicine Conference, with a beginning date of 08/03/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 44.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: 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™.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES: After attending this conference, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of medical problems unique to the wilderness and austere environments.
  • Prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses or injuries in the wilderness and/or remote locations.
  • Promote increased awareness of safety and accident prevention in wilderness surroundings.

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.

ACADEMY OF WILDERNESS MEDICINE: This conference offers FAWM core and elective credits. Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians and other medical professionals who engage in summer wilderness activities, including mountain travel, who counsel individuals who take part in such activities, or who practice in locations in which they are likely to encounter individuals who have been injured in such activities.