- Earn 28.5 CME credits and FAWM core credits*
- Choose from a variety of optional workshops and small group sessions
- Learn and have fun with like-minded colleagues
- Skiing, boarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling
- Congenial, casual atmosphere
* FAWM credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
• Prevent, diagnose, and manage illnesses and injuries in a mountain environment.
• Demonstrate increased knowledge and skill in treating high altitude illness, hypothermia and cold injuries, and wound management.
• Understand avalanche rescue and evacuation of injured persons.
Morning plenary sessions will cover all the essential winter wilderness topics, like avalanche rescue, hypothermia, frostbite and recent advances in altitude illness, and much more. In the afternoons you can choose to attend small group sessions and/or optional hands-on workshops. Or, you may choose to take some time off to ski, snowboard or explore the exciting Lake Tahoe region. This flexible schedule allows you to have plenty of time for education, recreation and relaxation.
One banquet ticket for the evening of Tuesday, February 27 is included in your registration. The evening speaker at the banquet will be Steve House who will speak on the "Lessons Learned from the World's Toughest Mountains": Climbing Nanga Parbat’s massive Rupal Face was a milestone in mountaineering history. To accomplish this climb took over a decade of focused preparation and training. Five years later, a fall from Mount Temple: Steve House nearly dies and in recovery, discovers a new perspective. As Steve takes his audience with him up the tallest mountain wall in the world he shares this thoughts on how: Crisis shows you new capabilities. Lessons learned from failure are the keys to major success. Simplification increases performance. Harnessing crisis to initiate and sustain critical change. Uncertainty is the disguise of opportunity. You may purchase additional tickets for your family and friends.
DIPLOMA OF MOUNTAIN MEDICINE (DiMM)
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.
DiMM candidates must participate in the Level 1 Avalanche Course (included in DiMM registration). Didactic sessions that are required under the DiMM program are indicated on the program schedule.
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 28.5 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 28.5 of ACEP Category I credit(s).
FAMILY PHYSICIANS (AAFP): This Live activity, Wilderness Medicine Conference, South Lake Tahoe, with a beginning date of 02/22/2018, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 28.50 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:
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 winter 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.