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.
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, high school students, 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 for both days of the conference.
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
Where can we ask more questions? Contact Dr. Chris Davis, Wake Forest Wilderness EMS Fellow, at firstname.lastname@example.org.