Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course

3. September 2013 at 14:05

23rd to 26th January 2014, Kinlock Lodge, New Zealand


The AWLS program focuses on treatment of the most common injuries and illnesses encountered in wilderness, making the AWLS® certification the standard in the medical industry for wilderness medicine.
The Southland Wilderness Medicine Group provides Medical training for Health Professionals with an interest in Wilderness Medicine. The training is suitable for those looking at undertaking medical care on expeditions and trips to remote areas or those with an interest in this subject.

The Southland based group consists of Medical and Allied Health Practitioners with an interest in Wilderness Medicine. Their locality provides them with unrestricted access to the wilderness areas of Southland and Otago, including the beautiful Lakes Districts around Queenstown.

Southland Wilderness Medicine Group is the first Organisation in New Zealand to offer the “Advanced Wilderness Life Support” Course (AWLS). This course has been developed by experts associated with the Wilderness Medicine Society (WMS) in the US.

The Advanced wilderness Life Support Course is open to Doctors; Nurses; Dentists; Paramedics; Physiotherapists, Army Medics and Student Doctors.

Kinloch Lodge is a remote, lakeside wilderness lodge located on New Zealand’s South Island.  It is a short distance from the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks and within easy reach of Queenstown and Glenorchy, an ideal setting for an Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course.  Wilderness Medicine of New Zealand brings you a four day AWLS® conference “to learn the skills to prevent medical problems, reduce suffering and save lives in non-traditional medical settings.”

  • Learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medical skills for patient assessment and evacuation.
  • Practice your skills in live scenarios.
  • Work with our expert faculty.
  • Earn your AWLS certification.
  • Obtain up to 20.5 hours of CME or Fellowship credits from the Wilderness Medical Society.

Register  here online.
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For the conference guide and all details click here!


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