Wilderness Medicine Update for the Backcountry CME (WM Backcountry CME)

Venue: Yellow Cedar Lodge- Home to Northern Escape Heli-Skiing

Location: Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Mar 29, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 02, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 21, 2010
Early Registration Date: Aug 09, 2009
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Reservations have commenced for the first annual Wilderness Medicine Update for the Backcountry continuing medical education (CME) taking place March 29 - April 2 ‘10 in Terrace BC, Canada. Faculty includes Stanford’s Dr. Grant Lipman MD; Shuswap General’s Dr. Scott McKee MD, MPH, FACP; Skagit Valley’s Dr. Carl Heine MD, PhD and John Forrest - certified ACMG ski guide, level two professional member and certified instructor of the Canadian Avalanche Association.

This conference provides 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits through the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and up to 22 FAWM Credits through the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)- recognized for credit by global governing medical associations. This CME conference is exclusive, not only from its world-class faculty, but from the uniqueness of its venue - the Yellow Cedar Lodge: home to Northern Escape Heli-Skiing/Boarding - one of North America's top ski destinations. The site features include a relaxed meeting space, gourmet meals and executive accommodations. Only fifteen spots remain for privileged guests to enjoy four days of educational time paired with powder-filled adventures in the Skeena Mountain Range; a two hour Air Canada flight north of Vancouver.

The tuition fee is $645(+5% tax) combined with an optional five day heli-ski/boarding experience for $4999(+5% tax)- prices listed in Canadian dollars a significant advantage for US and European delegates. Price includes four night’s accommodation, all meals, guiding service, powder ski/transceiver rental, four days of heli-skiing/boarding.

The curriculum has been developed to provide a therapeutic update in emergency medicine specific for the unique clinical situations found in wilderness settings. Tracks include backcountry critical care, high altitude medicine, hypothermia, wilderness orthopedics and mountain-rescue ethics. Physicians will also be working with trained guides in avalanche terrain – learning and practicing scene assessment, safe travel in hazardous conditions and search and rescue techniques - taking education beyond the classroom.

Full conference details and its snow-filled opportunities can be found at www.tandtadventures.com. Space is limited and conference sell out is expected soon. Please direct curriculum inquiries to Dr. Grant Lipman; head faculty of this WM Update for the Backcountry CME, grantlip@hotmail.com. This conference is sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, Cal/ACEP and Track & Trail Adventures Inc.


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