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WMS at the International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR)

Martin Musi, MD, FAWM, DiMM Alison Sheets MD, FAWM, DiMM
March 5, 2024

The Wilderness Medical Society was voted by 256 delegates to advance its membership status to an organization with voting rights


Sobering Rise of Urban Bicyclist Mortality

Brad L. Bennett, PhD, Paramedic, WEMT, MFAWMTony Islas, MD, MPH, FAWM, FAMSSM
November 16, 2023

Is mountain bike riding a safer alternative?


America’s Most Notorious Pitviper Unmasked

Michael Cardwell, MS
September 29, 2023

Rattlesnake envenomated patients have many different presentations and toxic effects


Wilderness Medicine Research Primer

Geoffrey Comp, DO,FACEP, FAWMWalker Plash, MD, FAWM
September 15, 2023

Tips for the new researcher


WMS 40th Anniversary

Laura Appleton, MBBSLuke Sloan, MS-IV
September 13, 2023

The WMS has meant many things to many different people and has created lasting memories along the way


Desert Disaster: A Canyoneering Accident in the North Wash, UT

Sarah Sarfaty, AEMT, WFR, FAWM Candidate
June 26, 2023

The harrowing story of running into a canyoneering trip gone wrong


Under Pressure, Part I

George W. Rodway, PhD, APRN
June 13, 2023

Some significant happenings in the early history of diving physiology and medicine – incipient underwater efforts


Interview with Fabrice Huré : Ultrarunning, Advocacy, and Dialysis

Marc Cassone, DO, FAWM, DiMM
April 27, 2023

What would you do if one day you were diagnosed with a chronic illness that took over your life and kept you away from the outdoor adventures that you loved so much?


Diversity in Wilderness Medicine, Episode 2: JEDI training


April 24, 2023

A WMS JEDI collaboration


Sweet Trick, Where Does it Hurt?

Jeff Monro, BHSc
April 5, 2023

As MTB goes further into the extremes of the environs, the wilderness practitioner must be aware of the potential injuries and the correlating kinematics leading to those injuries


The Screaming Barfies: A Non-freezing Cold Injury

Annalise Wille, OMS-IV
February 24, 2023

A type of non-freezing cold injury that occurs when the body is no longer able to maintain heat balance, inducing sympathetically mediated peripheral vasoconstriction


Clouds and Masala Tea: WMS and the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital

Jennifer Dow, MD, FACEP, FAWM, DiMM
December 16, 2022

The journey to celebrate a dream


Afghan Evacuation, Austere Medicine, and the COVID-19 Pandemic

CPT Terri Davis, MD, FAWM
September 22, 2022

One doctor's account of assisting evacuees during COVID


Norovirus in the Grand Canyon

Thomas Myers MD / Medical Advisor for Grand Canyon National ParkBrad L. Bennett PhD, Paramedic, MFAWM, USUHS
August 5, 2022

Transmission, prevention, and treatment in the backcountry


Canoeing with Tornadoes

Lynn E Yonge, MD, FAAFP, FAWMWalker Plash, MD, FAWM
July 29, 2022

Danger from the sky during canoeing expedition


Thermodynamics of oral hypothermia treatment

Aaron R. Billin, MD, MS, FAAFP, MFAWM
June 1, 2022

Thermodynamics of the oral treatment of mild hypothermia


My Gear is Disrupting Your Endocrine System

Nate Hemmer, MD
May 23, 2022

Making informed choices for world and health


Ukraine Conflict

Yevgeniy Maksimenko, MD, FAWM, DiMMFlorian Schmitzberger, MD, MS, FAWM
May 4, 2022

Situational update on the conflict in Ukraine for WMS members


Short-Term Experiences in Global Health (STEGH)

Betsy Woods, MSN, RN, CPENJustin Woods, MD, FAWM
April 27, 2022

Ethical and cultural considerations for improving STEGHs


Risk of Death in the National Parks

Brad L. Bennett, PhD, Paramedic, MFAWM, FACSM Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)Thomas Myers, MD
March 24, 2022

Beware of the facts!


Valley Fever

Brad L. Bennett, PhD, MFAWM, FACSM Captain, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Navy (Retired)Jay Lemery, MD, FACEP, FAWM
December 15, 2021

Expanding regions of coccidiomycosis beyond the endemic southwest


Staying Hardcore and Hygienic in the Outdoors

Sarah Gartner, MD
December 6, 2021

Women-specific needs in the wild


MedWAR

Marc Cassone, DO, FAWMGeoff B. Comp, DO, FAWM
November 24, 2021

Top tips from race directors


Saving People and Wildlife

Jeffrey Walden MD FAAFP
November 15, 2021

Part 1 of the 2-part series


Search and Rescue

Paul Martin, MBBS, FRNZCUC, MRCS, FAWM
October 13, 2021

Tips for getting involved


Diploma in Mountain Medicine

Rom A Stevens, MD, FCCMBilly Oley, MD, FAFFP, FAWM
September 29, 2021

June 2021 alpine rescue course recap


Community Triage

Mariko Ching, BA
September 7, 2021

A panel discussion on DEIJ in wilderness medicine


Introduction to Osteopathy in the Backcountry

Megan Bruinius, D.O., PGY-1Christin Blanton, D.O., PGY-1
August 18, 2021

Diagnostic and treatment techniques that offer many simple solutions providing relief from MSK and soft tissue injuries


HBO2 Therapy

Brad L. Bennett, Ph.D., ParamedicFrank K. Butler, Jr., MD
August 11, 2021

Loss of emergency access


3D Printing

Christoph Schroth, FAWM
August 3, 2021

For wilderness medicine & medical simulation