March 11-12, 2017 10th Annual Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine Conference at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC Hosted by: Wake Forest University SOM
10th Annual Conference: Are you an outdoor enthusiast? Want to learn more about wilderness medicine? Want to meet others with similar interests? Need some more FAWM credits? Mark your calendar for the 10th Annual Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine Conference. This affordable conference will teach you to handle common emergencies in austere environments and improvise in limited resource settings. The conference will be held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Many of the speakers will return from past conferences while we will have plenty of new topics as well!
Accidents and Rescue Operations in Mountaineering Air Travel Medicine All Purpose Ropes and Knots Anaphylaxis Animal Attacks Cognitive Impairment in High-Risk Wilderness Settings Cold Injuries Dive Medicine Emergency Airways Envenomation by Reptiles Frost Bite and Trench Foot General Wilderness Medical Kits General Wound Management in the Wilderness Heat Illness and Dehydration Hemorrhage Control Techniques High Altitude Disorders Improvised Splints, Litters and Carries Injuries from Mountain-Biking Lifting and Moving Injured Persons Management of Spinal Trauma Overview of Medical Emergencies in the Wilderness Pediatric Wilderness Medicine Physics and Physiology of Diving Portable Ultrasound in Wilderness Medicine Pre-hospital Patient Assessment Soft Tissue Injuries and Contusions Submersion Injuries Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail Travel Medicine / Fever in the Returned Traveler Water Purification Methods Wilderness Survival Wilderness Toxicology
AVAILABLE FAWM CREDITS:Each class offered at this year's conference will count for 0.5 FAWM credit hours.
Schedule: Friday, March 10th: Registration Packet Pick-Up: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Quiet Pint Tavern. http://www.thequietpint.com Saturday, March 11th: 0800-0900: Conference Welcome / breakfast: WFSOM 0900-1200: Morning classes: WFSOM 1200-1300: Lunch: WFSOM 1300-1700: Afternoon classes: WFSOM 1730-2030: Dinner/Social Event: Foothills Brewery http://www.foothillsbrewing.com/welcome/ Sunday, March 12th: 0800-0900: Breakfast: Hobby Park 0900-1200: Wilderness medicine scenarios: Hobby Park 1200-1300: Lunch / conclusion of conference Hobby Park
Lodging options: Camping: Oak Hollow Campground in High Point: 18 miles and 22 minutes from Wake Forest School of Medicine. They don't take reservations but there should be plenty of tent sites available in March. You can reserve a site same day by calling 336 883-3492. Campers must get there by 7:30pm to get a site and the gate code. With the gate code campers can come and go all hours of the night and morning. This site has exceptional reviews, wifi, bathhouses...all the fixins. It's run by the city of High Point. Tent platform fits two vehicles and 4 people for $30/night plus $5 for an additional camper up to 6 total per site (so 6 people is $40 for one site).
Hotels: Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center: 5 minutes from Wake Forest School of Medicine. We have a block of rooms available (Queen/Queen and single King). Cost is discounted rate of $89/night. Reservations can be made by individual call-in at 1-800-972-3774. State the name of the event (10th Annual Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine Conference) for the discounted rate. Or, make reservation online at www.hawthorneinn.com . Click the reservations link and then enter arrival/departure dates and group code: 26R89K. Includes complimentary hot breakfast and free parking! If having trouble with the reservation, ask for Lauren Christmas – sales manager.
Christopher Bazzoli: Emergency Medicine Resident. Chief, Education: CWRU/Metro Health/Cleveland Clinic. 2017 Wilderness Medicine Conference instructor for accident scene safety and primary and secondary accident scene assessment. Author and editor for multiple emergency medicine publications and training modules. In his off-time, he can be found pursuing outdoor interests ranging from backpacking to rock climbing and everything in between.
Chuck Clements: 20+ years in the National Ski Patrol. Current Chair of the Southern Division Medical Advisory Board and on the National Medical Advisory Board. Runs the Marshall Wilderness Medicine elective and Family Medicine Wilderness Medicine Track. Summited Kilimanjaro, Mt Aconcagua, and nearly Mt Elbrus. Rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.
Tyler Lemay: EM resident at Duke. Spent 12 years on rural ambulances in Vermont and New York. Added a Wilderness Med Day to medical student orientation at UVM and restarted the WM interest group. Drove 14 hours straight to attend this conference as a student. Can be found hiking, biking, skiing or boating the woods of the Northeast (and Southeast!) whenever residency allows.
Brenda Mitchell: Graduate of Miami SOM and completed Ob/Gyn residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio Texas. Currently a full time professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Board certified in OB/Gyn.
Nate C. Chapman, Esq.: Attorney with Chapman Law, PLLC in Charleston, WV. Born and raised in West Virginia. Graduate of the Marshall University College of Liberal Arts and the West Virginia University College of Law. Former Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Marion County, WV and currently practices predominantly criminal and juvenile defense, DUI defense, and family law as a member of the WV Bar.
Chris Davis: Has had a lifelong passion for the outdoors. Introduced to wilderness medicine while working as a guide, and that has led him to a career in emergency medicine. Has worked as a firefighter and paramedic, wilderness medicine educator, and now EMS physician. Also a member of the Appalachian Mountain Rescue Team.
Zach Barfield: MS3 and former Wilderness Medicine chair at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine's Carolinas Campus. Began learning about snakes at a young age, and that fascination later evolved into a passion for their natural history and conservation. Together with his father, founded Carolinas Reptile Rescue and Education Center and spend much of their free time educating the public about the importance of snakes and help many overcome their irrational fear of them; both venomous and non-venomous alike.
M. David Stockton, MD, MPH: Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (F.A.W.M.) and Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, Tennessee. Instructor for the Advanced Wilderness Life Support Course ( AWLS) and a member of the Tennessee-1 DMAT (Disaster Medical Assistance Team).
Stephen Beasley: PGY-2 Internal Medicine resident at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. Became involved with WMS in medical school. Currently working on achieving the WMS fellowship and trying to stay involved as a resident.
Billy Vaile: A nationally registered paramedic and has been in emergency services for 6 years. Also a PADI certified rescue diver for 22 years and work with the water rescue teams in Forsyth County, NC. Teaches the value of a quick and thorough assessment.
Frequent Asked Questions: What is wilderness medicine? There have been a wide variety of attempts to define wilderness medicine. Definitions range from broad to specific. The specific definition says that wilderness medicine is the practice of medicine where definitive care is more than one hour away. The broad definition includes any medical care given when there are limited resources or environmental extremes.
What credit can I obtain? This conference is approved to grant credits towards becoming a Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. Credits are currently being developed - so are not available on the WMS site yet. For more information about the credits available, contact us here. For more information about the Academy of Wilderness Medicine and its fellowship program, click here.
Who should attend? The conference is aimed toward medical students. However, all are welcome to attend. Past students have included canine search and rescue teams, EMTs, paramedics, practicing physicians, nursing students, nurses, PAs, and outdoor enthusiasts. There will be opportunities for everyone to learn something!
What is included in registration? Registration fees include world class wilderness medicine education, a t-shirt, and breakfasts and lunches.
Will we be required to pay the registration fee at the time of registration or at later date? The registration fee is required at time of registration.
Will there be on-site registration? No, all registrations must be completed online through Active.com