Educational Presentation Series


Thank you for your interest in our Education Presentation Series. We are currently updating our presentations and more titles will become available in 2022.

Diarrhea from Wilderness and Foreign Travel

by Howard Backer MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS, FAWM

Covers the general principles of enteric infections and takes an in-depth look at the two major diseases afflicting foreign and wilderness travelers: traveler's diarrhea and giardiasis.

Field Water Disinfection

by Howard Backer MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS, FAWM

Includes the etiology and epidemiology of waterborne illnesses and water disinfection methods to assure safe, potable water. Methods illustrated and discussed include: heat, sedimentation, coagulation-flocculation, filtration, ultraviolet, chemical disinfection and more.


Among the many things that makes the Wilderness Medical Society unique and special is our commitment to education. As a centerpiece of our mission statement, we promote education in many ways. In addition to our regular and frequent accredited CME conferences, we maintain a vast library of material developed and created by Society members.

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