Wilderness Medical Society’s Desert Medicine Conference

21st to 24th September 2017, Tucson, AZ, USA.

The meeting will feature expert faculty who will cover such topics as desert survival, dehydration and rehydration issues and heat-related illnesses. We will also explore the envenomators of the southwest, with lectures on venomous reptiles, scorpions, tarantulas and killer bees. An evening presentation about the Desert Night Sky will take you to the stars! You’ll be welcomed and introduced to the Sonoran desert through lectures by the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum, and you’ll have opportunities to bike, hike or scramble through the desert led by local experts.

The curriculum is packed with activities and lectures. In addition, the host hotel, the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, is world renowned as a phenomenal destination for the whole family.

Why a desert-specific conference?

  • An estimated 1/3 of the Earth’s land is arid and semi-arid desert
  • 13% of the world’s population live in the desert
  • The Sonoran Desert has the richest diversity of plants and animals of all the world’s deserts, with more than 3000 plant species, many thousands of invertebrates (1200 different bee species alone!), and more than 550 vertebrate species (fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds)
  • As the Southwest is the fastest growing region in the U.S., medical professionals responsible for patients and team members need further skills and training on issues related to the health and medical issues that are specific to this fascinating and unique environment
General Information

Date: 21st to 24th September 2017

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N: Resort Drive
Tucson, Arizona, 85750

Registration: For more information on registration and fees click here.

Program: Find the program here.

Find more information on the congress here.

Published in GI-Mail 07/2017 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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