“En Route to the top of the World”: Wilderness Medicine CME at Everest Base Camp (Everest CME)

Venue: Khumbu Valley, Nepal

Location: Nepal, Nepal

Event Date/Time: Oct 01, 2009 End Date/Time: Oct 21, 2009
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2009
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Happening from Oct 1-21st, 2009, this CME event is set in Nepal’s unique Khumbu Valley and offers unprecedented hands-on teaching by exceptional faculty, including: Dr. Luanne Freer MD, FACEP, FAWM- founder Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic, Emergency Physician and Medical Director for Medcor Inc; Dr. Eric Johnson MD, FAAFP, FAWM- Director Emergency Services for Teton Valley Hospital- ID, volunteer Himalayan Rescue Association and Wally Berg a four time Everest summiter, National Geographic contributing photographer and founder Berg Adventures International.

This accredited curriculum’s highlights include pathophysiology, treatment and prioritization of care for a variety of medical problems commonly encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital/ definitive care. Physicians and allied health care providers who counsel patients traveling to remote areas will be interested in the topics covered during this unique CME event. Curriculum includes altitude safety, altitude risk reduction, recent recommendations on altitude-related illnesses prophylaxis, rescue strategies and ethics, as well as real Everest war stories- uncovering what it really takes to save a life in the high mountain environment. This will be achieved through didactic lectures, small-group discussions, hands-on training and scenario-based simulation.

Berg Adventures International is operating an Everest expedition Sept. 15 to Oct. 31 ‘09 - physicians apart of this CME will spend two nights at base camp to experience a working summit expedition- an exclusive opportunity. Discussions at base camp include the expedition physician.

Tuition is set at $695US for 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and up to 20.5 FAWM Credits from this meeting, accredited through the Wilderness Medical Society. Tuition is added onto the Everest Base Camp adventure costs of $4195US covering transfers and most land costs while in Nepal. Full conference details and an itinerary can be found at www.tandtadventures.com. Space is limited and registration closes soon. Please direct curriculum inquiries to Dr Luanne Freer, head faculty of this Everest CME, luannefreer@gmail.com.


Additional Information

Track & Trail enjoys unprecedented partnerships with some of the world’s top adventure tour operators putting its guests in the front seat to enlightening locations. Considering Track & Trail’s affiliation with the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), complimented with an active membership in the Adventure Travel Trade Association and its programming sponsored by the WMS, The Canadian College of Family Physicians and the American College of Emergency Physicians, T & T is one of North America’s top accredited medical conference producers.