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The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine 2020

  • Venue: Big Sky Resort
  • Location: Big Sky View Map
  • Start Date: February 22, 2020
  • End Date: February 26, 2020
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  • PROGRAM OBJECTIVES - Identify prevention and treatment of altitude illness based on an understanding of the underlying physiology - Recognize and properly manage frostbite in the field - Identify and treat hypothermia in the field - Identify fracture and dislocation in the wilderness - Identify the pathophysiology, and treatment of heat-related illness

    TARGET AUDIENCE: Primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers who might encounter patients in remote settings or who may treat patients that develop medical problems after visiting remote areas. No outside commercial support has been received for this activity. AWEP CERTIFICATION© Saturday, February 22 - Tuesday, February 25 OR Saturday, February 22 - Thursday, February 27 A comprehensive course leading to AWEP Certification® that is designed to prepare physicians and other health care providers with an extensive background in key topics and practical skills needed to become a competent expedition, wilderness, or Search and Rescue Medical Provider. (Includes: 15.5 additional AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ all supplies, syllabus, breakfast, certificate and patch) Pre-Conference Workshops:

    WILDERNESS AND URBAN SURVIVAL Saturday, February 22, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm $135 Optional Workshops: • WINTER WILDERNESS SURVIVAL | Sun, Feb 23 or Tue, Feb 25, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. $75 • OBSTETRICS IN REMOTE ENVIRONMENTS | Sun, Feb 23, 1:30 - 3:30 pm. $60 • MAP AND COMPASS NAVIGATION | Sun, Feb 23, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm. $70 • ROPES and KNOTS FOR WILDERNESS MEDICINE and RESCUE | Tue, Feb 25, 10:00 - 12:00 pm. $60 • URBAN and TRAVEL SURVIVAL | Mon, Feb 24, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. $75 • BASIC WOUND MANAGEMENT/SUTURE LAB | Tue, Feb 25, 1:00-3:00 pm. $60 • GPS NAVIGATION FOR WILDERNESS ADVENTURE | Mon, Feb 24, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. $70 • AVALANCHE RECOGNITION, ROUTE FINDING | Mon, Feb 24, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. $70 • WILDERNESS ULTRASOUND CERTIFICATION | Mon, Feb 24, 12:00 - 4:00 pm $295

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