*Virtual* 14th Annual Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine Conference
Dates: March 19-21, 2021 Location: Virtual Sponsoring Student Groups: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine & West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Due to COVID, organizers have decided to move this year's conference to a virtual platform! We are excited to offer interactive scenarios and challenges via a virtual platform.
This years' conference will provide you with opportunities to grow your knowledge base on managing many common emergencies in austere environments while teaching you to improvise with resources at hand. Join us for a virtual and interactive movie night, listen to exciting presentations from world class leaders in wilderness medicine, and test your skills in a Chopped-style medical competition. There will also be a student speaker competition.
The wilderness holds answers to questions man has not yet learned to ask -Nancy Newhall
The greatest adventure is what lies ahead -JRR Tolkien
Tentative Schedule: Friday: 8:00 PM WM Trivia Challenge (prizes available) Saturday: 9:00 AM Zooming into Wilderness Medicine (Dr. Stephanie Lareau and Dr. Henderson McGinnis) 10:00 AM Mountain Medicine- Where Ambulances Can't Go: Dr. Will Smith 11:00 AM Session #1 12:00 PM Session #2 1:00 PM Session #3 2:00 PM Get outside! Post your outdoor adventures to the conference FB page for a change to win! List of challenges will be posted at the 9:00 AM session! Sunday: 9:00 AM Session #4 10:00 AM Session #5 11:00 AM Session #6 12:00 PM Session #7 1:00 PM Get outside! Finish those challenges.
Session topics include: Climate Change and Human health, Wilderness athlete preparation, Rabies, Expedition medicine, Hypothermia, Avalanche Awareness, Inflight emergencies, Altitude Illness, Foot care, Desert Medicine, First Aid Kits, Space medicine, Peds megacode, Mechanical Ventilation, Pediatric WM, OB in the woods, Hypothermia in the Bronx, Tick Borne Illness, White water injuries, Gamow bag use, Dive injuries, Drowning, Field Water treatment, Wound care, Wilderness as Medicine, Travel Medicine and Chopped - WM Style! Sign up will occur 1 week prior to conference on sign up genius. Link will be sent to all registered participants.
Student Speaking Competition
Have a topic you are passionate about? Send us a proposal for a 15 minute talk. Only ACP students and medical students may present. Speakers will be chosen based on their lecture proposals: consisting of the title, description, and teaching objectives. Special consideration will be given to the uniqueness of topic and topics not generally covered in the main conference. The accepted speakers will then be sent specific criteria on which they will be judged. Pre-recorded lectures will be shown during the conference. Presenters will be evaluated based on content and delivery. The winning presenter will earn a prize! *Deadline for applications is Closed** Congrats to all our student presenters.