Wilderness Medicine Conference

3rd to 8th August 2018, Midway, UT, USA.

This year’s conference brings fresh content from many of the faculty you’ve come to know and trust as well as new sessions from up-and-coming minds in the field. We invite you and your family to join us from August 3rd to 8th in the picturesque Heber Valley to experience the line-up of exciting topics and opportunities representing every corner of wilderness medicine. Only a 45-minute drive from Salt Lake City, this scenic area features Midway and Heber City, two peaceful mountain towns and home to the famous Heber Valley Railroad, Homestead Crater and Homestead Resort. There are many options for dining, hiking, golfing, museums, and scenic excursions.

The 2018 WMS summer conference program highlights both cutting edge research as well as core content from the worlds of search and rescue, marine and deep water medicine, emergency medical services, flight and international health all brought to you through core lectures and hands-on workshops taught by leaders in the fields of austere medicine. As a finale to this exceptional program, spend the evening with this year’s keynote speaker, the pioneering alpinist Conrad Anker. We hope you can join us to explore all that wilderness medicine has to offer.

Diploma in 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.

Educational Objectives

After attending this conference, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of medical problems unique to the wilderness and austere environments.
  • Prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses or injuries in the wilderness and/or remote locations.
  • Promote increased awareness of safety and accident prevention in wilderness surroundings.
General Information

Date: 3rd to 8th August 2018

The Zermatt Resort
784 W. Resort Drive
UT 84049, USA

For more information visit the congress website.

Published in GI-Mail 04/2018 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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