2024 WMS Winter Conference In-Person

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2024 WMS Winter Conference - Whistler Conference Centre

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In order to receive CME/FAWM credits after the conference has concluded, you must select each individual program item that you intend to participate in and ensure that it is added to your itinerary. 

Cancellation and refund policy. 

  • After March 1, 2024 no refunds will be given.
When
3/10/2024 - 3/13/2024
Where
Whistler Conference Centre 4010 Whistler Way Whistler, BC V8E 1J2 CANADA
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Program

Description
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 WLS:MP certification that is valid for four years.
Track
WLS:MP
When
3/9/2024 - 3/10/2024
Spots available
0
3/9/2024
Time
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
3/11/2024 7:45 AM
Develop a perspective of illnesses and injuries experienced by wildland firefighters, as well as the role of this unique profession in land management.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
3/11/2024 8:00 AM
Explore solar exposures in wilderness Dermatology via case based discussions.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3/11/2024 9:00 AM
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
3/11/2024 10:00 AM
Short and long term interventions for responders to traumatic events, including party members.
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
3/11/2024 10:30 AM
Climate change is a major public health concern, with many populations at risk of adverse effects, worldwide due to the effects of extreme heat, drought, and abnormal precipitation. In this presentation, we will describe the major health impacts of climate change and how clinicians can become more active in leading efforts at climate adaptation and mitigation in emergency and austere settings.
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
3/11/2024 11:30 AM

Administrative Risk Management Planning for Wilderness Activity.
Explore a range of tools to help you strengthen the administrative risk management practices that support your wilderness activities. Whether you are part of a larger institution or an independent program organizer, developing an understanding of participant agreements, insurance, informed participation, contractors, and emergency response plans is crucial for reducing risk to your organization.
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3/11/2024 1:00 PM
Learn to build a variety of snow shelters including snow caves, quinzees, ranger trenches, and igloos for survival or just fun. Enjoy playing in the snow while learning winter survival techniques including how to build snow shelters in just about any conditions, and recognition and treatment of common winter medical challenges.
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
0
3/11/2024 1:30 PM
In this workshop the participants will learn how point-of-care ultrasound can answer specific questions to improve and expedite care in austere environment. Most of the session will be dedicated to hands-on practice in obtaining cardiac, lung, FAST, and ocular ultrasound exams.
Time
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
0
3/11/2024 1:30 PM
Formalizing Wilderness Medicine Care: Applying EMS Models to Backcountry Rescue
Time
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
3/11/2024 3:00 PM
Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
3/11/2024 4:00 PM
Time
5:05 PM - 5:25 PM
3/11/2024 5:05 PM
3/11/2024 5:25 PM
3/11/2024 5:45 PM
3/11/2024 6:05 PM
3/11/2024 6:25 PM
3/11/2024 6:45 PM
Develop a set of tools to mitigate risk and make effective decisions in both personal and professional environments.
Time
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
3/12/2024 8:00 AM
Develop an appreciation for the complexity of the practical and operational considerations of diving, the injuries sustained by military divers and the benefit to the medicine of clinicians' active participation in diving operations.
Time
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM
3/12/2024 8:45 AM
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
3/12/2024 9:30 AM
Perianal disease in resource-poor and wilderness environments: evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
Time
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
3/12/2024 10:00 AM
Describes the standard of care for medical advisors, mechanisms to reduce legal liability, limits on what questions can be asked in medical screening under the ADA, and legal issues related to carrying and administering prescription medications by non-licensed providers.
Time
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
3/12/2024 10:45 AM
The Turkish Cave Rescue Overview of the 9/2023 rescue in Turkiye. Descriptions of the medical response to a serious complication underground as well as the rescue to bring the patient to the surface for definitive medical care.
Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
3/12/2024 11:30 AM
Time
12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
3/12/2024 12:15 PM
An ice axe is the most important piece of gear for alpine climbing or winter for vertical environments. Learn how to use an ice axe to more safely climb and descend in snowy terrain. Practice alpine ice axe climbing techniques, self-arrest, and snow anchors. No experience necessary.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
4
3/12/2024 1:00 PM
Take your POCUS game to a new level. In this interactive workshop we will be testing your POCUS knowledge by giving you an opportunity to perform the fastest FAST exam, practice US-guided IV insertion, and identify POCUS pathology.
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
0
3/12/2024 1:00 PM
Medical Student Electives in WM: The good, the bad, and the ugly! A how-to interactive small group.
Time
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
3/12/2024 1:30 PM
Heat Injury, Altitude Illness, Lightning, Hypothermia The WMS seeks to educate our community on the newest developments in wilderness medicine. But sometimes we need reinforcement of the basic principles. Come get up to date on basic pathophysiology of common topics encountered at the conference.
Time
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
3/12/2024 3:30 PM
Learn how natural environments affect cognitive health and drive functional brain changes, and why this is important in the context of a changing climate and urbanization.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
3/13/2024 8:00 AM
Carnivores, Coevolution and Conservation: Why indigenous knowledge matters in human/animal reciprocity The educational goal of this presentation is to broaden participants understanding of the reciprocal relationships between human and animal communities and how indigenous knowledge can guide efforts to improve the health of all species on the planet.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
3/13/2024 9:00 AM
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
3/13/2024 10:00 AM
Hypothermia: Lessons from the Patient Who Didn't Read the Textbook Understand the limitations of the physical and clinical tools available for the assessment and management of real-world hypothermia patients.
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
3/13/2024 10:30 AM
Time
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
3/13/2024 11:30 AM