Wilderness Medicine Updates for the Backcountry (WE Updates for the B)

Venue: Yellow Cedar Lodge

Location: Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

Event Date/Time: Mar 22, 2010 End Date/Time: Mar 26, 2010
Registration Date: Feb 01, 2010
Early Registration Date: Sep 01, 2009
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Description

There is a growing trend of both medical and non-medical people to turn to backcountry pursuits for both relaxation and adventure. As the number of people increases, so do the incidence of medical emergencies – making it necessary to educate physicians to care for people in extremis in all conditions.

Currently, the majority of wilderness medicine courses do not teach the application of the taught skills in the actual environment where they would be applied. And many current CME courses hold “workshops” that may actually be elongated lectures, without hands-on clinical skill building. This feedback comes from personal discussions while running lectures and workshops at various CME venues the last several years. “Wilderness Medicine Update for the Backcountry” is unique in that the course venue can act as a virtual “fifth faculty member,” and the high alpine backcountry of Terrace, BC Canada can offer hands-on teaching that is unprecedented, to the best of our knowledge, in the current CME courses being offered.

This conference offers physicians 22 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). The accredited curriculum is paired with four days of workshops and backcountry powder adventures.

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Additional Information

Tuition is set at $745 for 22 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). An optional accommodation and activities package of $4890 + 5% GST will be available to cover accommodations, meals and four days of heli-accessed workshops and skiing/snowboarding. **note prices are in Canadian dollars, a significant advantage for American delegates.