Wilderness and Mountain Medicine
21st Annual WMS Winter Meeting of the Wilderness Medical Society
Park City, Utah
February 15-20, 2013
Grand Summit Hotel
200 The Canyons Resort Drive
Park City, UT 84098
- Earn CME 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
- Special Workshops—Level I Avalanche 1 Course Field Session, MedWar, and AWLS
- “The Greatest Snow on Earth!”
* FAWM credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.
“At the base of a 3100 ft vertical drop, you’ll find an extraordinary place to land.”
- Park City’s town slogan
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, air medical rescue, frostbite and recent advances in altitude illness, and much more. In the afternoons you can choose from indoor and outdoor small group sessions and optional hands-on workshops that will cover such diverse topics as Wilderness Dentistry, Search Dogs and Ultrasound in the Wilderness. Or, you may choose to take some time off to ski, snowboard or visit the charming town of Park City just minutes away. This flexible schedule allows you to have plenty of time for education, recreation and relaxation.
One banquet ticket for the evening of Tuesday, February 19th is included in your registration. 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. If you are interested in this unique and special opportunity, please contact Loren at (801)990-2989.