2023 WMS Winter Conference (In-Person)

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2023 WMS Winter Conference - Olympic Valley, CA

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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. 

When
2/12/2023 - 2/16/2023
Where
400 Squaw Creek Road Olympic Valley, CA 96146 UNITED STATES
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 2/11/2023 4:00 PM
Pacific Standard Time

Program

Friday, 10 February 2023

Description
Track
DiMM
Time
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Spots available
0
6:00 PM

Saturday, 11 February 2023

Description
Track
DiMM
Time
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Spots available
0
7:00 AM
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
2/11/2023 7:00 AM - 2/12/2023 5:00 PM
Spots available
12
7:00 AM
Track
WLS:MP
Time
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Spots available
29
7:00 AM
Track
DiMM
Time
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Spots available
0
7:30 AM
Track
WLS:MP
Time
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Spots available
29
7:30 AM

Sunday, 12 February 2023

Description
Track
DiMM
Time
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Spots available
9
7:00 AM
Track
WLS:MP
Time
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
Spots available
27
7:00 AM
Track
DiMM
Time
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Spots available
0
7:30 AM
Track
WLS:MP
Time
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Spots available
24
7:30 AM
Track
In-Person
Time
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
4:30 PM
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM
Time
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
7:30 PM

Monday, 13 February 2023

Description
Category
Activity
Time
6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
6:45 AM
Category
Activity
Time
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
7:00 AM
Track
DiMM
Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Spots available
5
7:00 AM
Time
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
7:45 AM
A discussion of helicopter offset techniques for restricted access situations in Yosemite National Park.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM
Learn how to transfer hospital-based trauma skills to remote locations away from the trauma bay, including emergency airway, breathing and circulation procedures.
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
Category
Activity
Time
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:00 AM
Background of the issues related to passive suspension on rope. Update on physiology and management.
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
A review of the past, present, and future of the WMS.
Category
Activity
Time
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:30 AM
New technology is changing the management of type 1 diabetes in the austere environment. Learn about management strategies and environmental influences on glucose control.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM
Tips and tricks for assessment of a patient in an austere environment.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM
This workshop will review common outdoor gear failure scenarios and teach hands-on field gear repair techniques.
Category
Workshop
Track
Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
26
1:00 PM
An ice axe is often the most important safety tool on an alpine climb. Learn how to effectively use an alpine ice axe for climbing and especially to arrest your own or your rope team's fall -- this workshop could save your life!
Category
Workshop
Track
Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
11
1:00 PM
Go in depth into appropriate technique and pitfalls of life saving trauma procedures in remote settings, and how to improvise equipment based on supplies at hand.
Category
Workshop
Track
Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
20
1:00 PM
Being in Balance in a Salty World: Fluid, Electrolytes & You. Maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance is paramount to successfully and safely completing a wilderness activity. Learn how to prevent and treat electrolyte and fluid derangements in this interactive lecture.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM
Beyond band-aids. We will discuss compiling the contents of a comprehensive yet concise first aid kit for various outdoor activities as well as how to utilize the contents to manage commonly encountered conditions.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM
Take a dive into the cold hard facts of accidental hypothermia. During this lecture you will learn the fundamentals of Accidental Hypothermia, particularly focusing on need-to-know treatment in the austere and in-hospital settings.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2:30 PM
Presentation of case scenarios to optimize the recognition and optimal treatment of dislocations in a field setting.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM
Category
Activity
Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM
Category
Activity
Time
3:30 PM - 7:00 PM
3:30 PM
This is a small group discussion to review recent data on gender equity in the WMS and brainstorm solutions to make the WMS more inclusive and welcoming to women and other underrepresented groups.

People of all genders welcome!

Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
Time
5:00 PM - 5:05 PM
5:00 PM
Hurricane Edition
Time
6:05 PM - 6:25 PM
6:05 PM
Hanging it up while hanging out in the wilderness.
Time
6:25 PM - 6:45 PM
6:25 PM
Lessons from the Patient who Didn't Read the Textbook
Time
6:45 PM - 7:05 PM
6:45 PM
This time is reserved for Special Interest Groups meet ups offsite.
Category
Activity
Time
7:15 PM - 9:00 PM
7:15 PM

Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Description
Time
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
7:00 AM
Track
DiMM
Time
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM
Medical and mystical considerations from thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail. This lecture will discuss statistics about the 2200 mile long Appalachian Trail and the backpackers that hike it, including the most commonly encountered health conditions. We will review case studies from rescues/transfers from the AT seen at local community hospitals and the level one trauma center in Roanoke, VA. Lastly, we will discuss the psychological effects of a long-distance hike and the response to physical trauma.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM
Medical-Legal Issues in Wilderness, International & Disaster Medicine. A case-based discussion of Good Samaritan laws in various jurisdictions for healthcare providers rendering care outside the traditional healthcare setting.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
Category
Activity
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM
We will discuss what are the largest morbidity and mortality issues in the wilderness.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
Pushing the Limits of Independence and Performance in Outdoor Recreation: a Post-Complex Injury/Illness Refresh for the Medical Community
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Category
Activity
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM
Animal encounters and bite injuries can be a large source of morbidity and mortality if not appropriately identified and managed. In this discussion we will review the evaluation and treatment, as well as pearls and pitfalls associated with both prehospital and hospital/clinic-based care for the patient with a bite injury.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
12:30 PM
This lecture will leave participants with a thorough understanding of reactions and treatments related to insect bites and stings.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
1:00 PM
Packaging and Litter Movement:  Where There is No Asphalt Principles of litter packaging with hands on practice. Litter movement practice beyond a six person carry on a flat surface. All are welcome but full participation will require a degree of fitness and willingness to try new things. Kneepads suggested.
Category
Workshop
Track
Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Spots available
27
1:00 PM
We will explore emerging uses of point of care ultrasound in resource limited environments including the wilderness, pre-hospital, and remote hospital settings. Topics will be introduced with brief lectures followed by hands-on instruction pertaining to regional anesthesia / ultrasound guided nerve blocks, trauma assessments, cardiac arrest care, evaluation of HACE/HAPE, and more!
Category
Workshop
Track
Workshop
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Spots available
5
1:00 PM
Determine the etiology of dysbarism. Understand the appropriate evaluation. Describe different treatment and management strategies for dysbarism.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
1:30 PM
Keeping Cool When Heat Strikes: Understanding Heat Related Illness
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2:00 PM
Learn evidence-based strategies for providing effective debriefing and meaningful feedback for wilderness medicine simulations and real-life scenarios. This interactive session is designed for both new and experienced educators and medical providers.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM
Category
Activity
Time
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM
Category
Activity
Time
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4:00 PM
This talk will examine the amazing characteristics of Sherpas and Tibetans while performing at altitude. We will discuss physiology and resulting achievements.
Time
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM
How does high altitude affect blood pressure? Does aging have an impact on acclimatization? We'll take an evidenced-based approach to answering these questions.
Time
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
5:30 PM

Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Description
Category
Activity
Time
6:45 AM - 12:00 PM
6:45 AM
Category
Activity
Time
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
7:00 AM
While the rates overall of children spending time outdoors have been decreasing with time recently, the rates of this special population's entry into wilderness sports and extreme situations is increasing. The recognition and subsequent readiness for the treatment of children is therefore paramount in the readiness evaluation of any response personnel. Therefore it is a requirement of the responder to obtain and practice knowledge of conditions and the implementation of specialty equipment and considerations especially in the austere and rescue setting.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM
Infectious Disease in a Changing Climate. A discussion of established and emerging infectious diseases in a time of change, with a focus on climate change and global warming, migration patterns, and displacement.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
Category
Activity
Time
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM
Mountain medicine and mountain rescue have developed differently in different regions of the world. Where are the similarities and differences? And how will mountain medicine adapt in the face of new challenges such as pandemics or climate change?
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM
This lecture will focus on the past, present, and future of Wilderness Medicine.
Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM
Category
Activity
Time
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
12:00 PM
We’ll talk about screening and risk factors that should be considered prior to participation in recreation in austere settings.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM
Evaluate scholarly projects, examine and assess barriers to project completion, identify approaches to manuscript writing, and discuss tips for successful publishing.
Category
Small Group
Track
Small Group
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
Participants in this workshop will practice mini case scenarios of different types of in-flight medical emergencies.
Category
Workshop
Track
Workshop
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
12
2:00 PM
Splints, slings, and other things. This hands-on workshop covers everything you need to know for assessing and treating musculoskeletal injuries in limited resource settings.
Category
Workshop
Track
Workshop
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Spots available
12
2:00 PM
Each conference registration comes with one Banquet ticket. If you need an additional banquet ticket, please add this option to your shopping cart. *If purchasing an additional banquet ticket, please remove the other Banquet option from your itinerary and checkout. You will receive the correct number of tickets onsite.
Time
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
6:00 PM
Category
Activity
Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM
Life, Expeditions, Inclusion: Expeditions and a Life Journey with a Purpose
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM

Thursday, 16 February 2023

Description
Category
Activity
Time
6:45 AM - 1:00 PM
6:45 AM
Category
Activity
Time
7:00 AM - 7:30 AM
7:00 AM
This lecture will cover Red Tide and its impact on clinical and public health.
Time
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM
GME Mini Lecture Winner. Lecture will focus on in-flight emergencies and, specifically, flying/landing a small aircraft in case of an emergency.
Time
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
8:30 AM
We’ll learn what to do when the worst happens in the wilderness.
Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9:30 AM
Pushing Boundaries: Development of Mountain Mountain Emergency Medicine & Rescue. Emergency medicine and mountain rescue have a long tradition in Western Europe and the United States. Other countries and regions have seen great development in recent years. What are the current challenges and where is the journey going in the future?
Time
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
10:30 AM
Humanitarian Emergencies and Response will journey through one's experience during a natural disaster and lessons learned along the way.
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Time
12:30 PM - 12:45 PM
12:30 PM