Thanks to all who made the 2013 conference a success! We had over 200 participants, volunteers and speakers. Check back in the upcoming months for information about the 2014 conference !!
2013 Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine 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 6th 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.
Although the hosting website has changed and we've added some new sponsors, the 6th Annual Southeastern Student Conferences organizers remain the same. So you can expect the same affordable, hands-on, fun filled experience. The conference will still be an awesome way to learn new skills - and practice them. We will return to Winston-Salem for another year. Dates: April 13-14, 2013 Location: Winston-Salem, NC - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Hobby Park Cost: $45 Early Bird until March 17th March 18th - 31st $50 April 1st - 7th $60 ** Event is eligible for fellowship in academy of wilderness medicine credits (FAWM). Please choose registration and FAWM on active. There is a $5 fee for fellowship credits. A list of available credits can be found at the WMS page *** Registration: Active.com
Poster Presentation: Have you done wilderness medicine research? Want to display your work as a poster for others to see? Please submit an abstract to us by March 31st. Further details to follow.
Schedule: Friday April 12, 2012 7:00 PM Packet pick up
Saturday April 13, 2013 8:00 AM Packet pick up and breakfast 8:45 AM Introduction to Wilderness Medicine 9:00 AM Keynote Lecture: Dr. Michael Caudell, Georgia Regents University - Medical College of Georgia Wilderness Medicine: From Backyard to Base Camp 10:00 AM - Break 10:15 AM - Workshop #1 11:15 AM - Workshop #2 12:15 PM - Lunch 1:00 PM - Workshop #3 2:00 PM - Workshop #4 3:00 PM - Break - Snacks 3:15 PM - Small group #1 4:00 PM - Small group #2 4:45 PM - Small group #3 5:30 PM - Dinner
Sunday April 14, 2013 8:00 AM - Breakfast 8:30 AM - Helicopter Operations and Demo 9:30 AM - Scenarios 12:30 PM - Lunch 1:00 PM - Bike Demo and Safety
Workshop topics include: Orthopedics and Splints, Litters and Carries: Moving Patients, Trauma Assessment and Hemorrhage Control, Wound Care and Suturing, Airway Management in the Wilderness, Survival Skills: Shelter, Fire and Water, Venomous Snakes, Ultrasound in the Wild
Small group topics include: Venomous Snakes, Tactical Medicine, Hemorrhage control, Anaphylaxis, International Medicine, Lightning, Altitude Medicine, Pediatrics in the woods, Dive Medicine, Disaster Medicine, Whitewater injuries (More to be anounced soon!!)
** Workshops and small group sessions are subject to change **
Who is organizing this event? This annual student conference is supported by multiple organizations interested in promoting wilderness medicine education. Each year a different university hosts and organizes the conference. In 2013, the conference will be organized by the Wilderness Medicine Interest Group (WMIG) at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Previous hosts include:
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. 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!
How can I become a sponsor? Please contact Patrick Robinson. We have awesome opportunities for all levels of sponsorship!