Wilderness Medicine Conference

3. November 2017 at 13:33

23rd to 28th February 2018, South Lake Tahoe, CA, USA.

This conference is designed in conjunction with the Diploma of Mountain Medicine (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.

Morning plenary sessions will cover all the essential winter wilderness topics, like avalanche rescue, hypothermia, frostbite and recent advances in altitude illness, and much more.

In the afternoons you can choose from indoor and outdoor small group sessions and optional hands-on workshops. Or, you may choose to take some time off to ski, snowboard or explore the exciting Lake Tahoe region. This flexible schedule allows you to have plenty of time for education, recreation and relaxation.

One banquet ticket for the evening of Tuesday, February 27 is included in your registration. The evening speaker at the banquet will be Steve House who will speak on the “Lessons Learned from the World’s Toughest Mountains”.

Learning Objectives:

  • Prevent, diagnose, and manage illnesses and injuries in a mountain environment.
  • Demonstrate increased knowledge and skill in treating high altitude illness, hypothermia and cold injuries, and wound management.
  • Understand avalanche rescue and evacuation of injured persons.
General Information

Date: 23rd to 28th February 2018

Location: 
Harvey’s Lake Tahoe
18 Highway 50
Stateline, NV 89449
California, USA

For more information visit the congress website.


Published in GI-Mail 11/2017 (English edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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