All pre-conference programs have limited enrollment to ensure the quality of the learning experience. Please register early to guarantee your space. Participants must also register for the Main Conference as content for these pre-conferences will be presented during the main conference sessions.

Image result for diploma in mountain medicine DIPLOMA OF MOUNTAIN MEDICINE (DiMM)
Tuesday, June 22, 10:00 – 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 23 , 10:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday, June 24, 10:00am - 6:00pm
(North American Central Standard Time)

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Main conference registration is included in the DiMM registration fee.

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 and more information.

The summer WMS DiMM session will be a complete DiMM session that is facilitated through a virtual environment. Activities and skills will be managed with some required pre-recorded lectures and activities prior to the synchronous virtual event. In the end all ICAR requirements will be met and the virtual session will stand alone and not require any skills make-up.

Live Course (schedule below)

CME INFORMATION

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 live activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 

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

  • Understand the limitations of practicing medicine in austere environments
  • Adequately prepare for practicing medicine in austere environments 
  • Recognize and treat common injuries and illnesses that occur in the wilderness

FACULTY DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of the Wilderness Medical Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. None of the planners/faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.

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


Required Pre-recorded Lectures

These lectures need to be viewed prior to the virtual event (June 23, 2021).

CME INFORMATION

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 enduring material for a maximum of 10.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Each physician should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES 

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

  • Understand the limitations of practicing medicine in austere environments
  • Adequately prepare for practicing medicine in austere environments 
  • Recognize and treat common injuries and illnesses that occur in the wilderness

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.

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

 


DIPLOMA IN DIVE AND MARINE MEDICINE (DiDMM)
Medicine at Sea Pre-Conference
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 8:00 – 5:00pm
Thursday, June 24, 2021, 8:00 – 5:00pm
(North American Central Standard Time)

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Additional Registration Fee for Pre-Conference - $650.00
Registration is open to all attendees.

 

The Diploma in Diving and Marine Medicine (DiDMM) is an exciting program designed to train the participant in the essentials of caring for patients in the marine environment. The participants will receive specialized training in diving physics, physiology and medicine; management of diving accidents; hazards of the marine environment; the essentials of medicine at sea; water rescue and survival techniques; and trip planning. The DiDMM is a new program offered by the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. The Wilderness Medical Society is partnering with worldwide experts to offer a first class experience.

The DiDMM is composed of three domains: Diving Medicine, Marine Medicine and Sciences, and Medicine at Sea. The DiDMM is open to candidates that possess (or will possess in the near future) a nationally recognized professional medical certification appropriate to the level of the DiDMM curriculum. These include Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Registered Nurse (RN), Physician Assistant (PA), Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), Paramedic (EMT-P), Advanced EMT (EMT-A). Other certifications may be eligible and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Historically, successful candidates will also have some exposure to diving, sailing, boating, other water sports, and/or marine science.

Please see the WMS DiDMM web page for full program details and more information.

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

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

  • Learn how to treat common medical problems, traumatic injuries, and medical emergencies encountered in recreational boating, and diving.
  • Describe the nature and treatment of illness and injuries from hazardous marine life and seafood toxins.
  • Have a basic understanding of prevention and treatment of seasickness.
  • Describe the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of environmental threats faced by mariners e.g., hypothermia, lightning, cold water immersion, and solar injury.
  • Describe the principles of health and safety at sea, and the measures to prevent accidents, illness, injury, and death at sea.
  • Understand the causes and prevention of drowning, and the treatment of submersion incidents in warm and cold water.
  • Become aware of the new emergency communication systems used in search and rescue, medical evacuation, and telemedicine.
  • Become familiar with the unique supplies and requirements of a marine medical kit.
    Know the basic principles of travel medicine

FACULTY DISCLOSURE: It is the policy of the Wilderness Medical Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. None of the planners/faculty for this educational activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.

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

All times are North American Central Standard Time.