2014 Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine Conference
March 15-16, 2014 Marshall University, Huntington, WV
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 7th 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 on Marshall University's campus in Huntington, West Virginia. Many of the speakers will return from past conferences while we will have plenty of new topics as well!
Due to a collapsed road we have to move scenario day and camping. Sorry for the last minute change but.... Mother Nature Camping and Scenario Day will now be hosted at Stowers Branch at Beech Fork State Park. Address is 3784 Beech Fork Rd, Lavalette, WV 25535. Camping is still free of charge. Find directions above (camping - scenarioday. pdf).
Saturday: March 15,
-8am-9am – Breakfast (provided) and Packet Pickup!
-9am-10am – Key note Speaker – Dr. John Walden - Professor John Walden is a third-generation family physician from rural Lincoln County, WV. He founded the nation’s first three-year International Health Residency Track in Family Medicine in the mid-1980s, a program which he continues to direct. He trained in Clinical Tropical Medicine at the U.S. Army Hospital in the Canal Zone, the Navy Research Unit in the Republic of Panama, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in England. He trained in Jungle Survival with the U.S. Air Force. He has lived, worked with, and trekked with isolated tribal societies throughout the Amazon Basin on an annual basis for the past 46 years. He has authored the chapter on “Jungle Travel and Survival” in the last 4 editions of Wilderness Medicine, edited by Paul Auerbach. Dr. Walden has facilitated overseas rotations for medical students in 38 countries around the world.
-10am-12 – Workshops 1&2 -12 noon – Lunch Provided by Black Sheep Burrito and Brews -1pm- 3pm—Workshops 3&4 -3:15pm- 5:30pm – Small Group Sessions -5:30 – Pig Roast Provided by Nearly Doc B’s BBQ (Vegetarian and non pork options available) - at the campsite!!!
Sunday: March 16, 2014 - 8:00- 1pm AM Outdoor Scenario Training (Breakfast and Lunch Provided) - at the camp site!!!
How it works: Sign up for FOUR WORKSHOPS either Friday Night or Saturday Morning. Pick From these tentative topics: Starting fires in the back country, Splinting, Swift Water, Orienteering/Land Nav, Hemostasis , Water Filtration, Airways, Ultrasound in Austere Environments, Suture Skills, Snakes/Envenomations, Litters/Carries, Primary/Secondary Surveys/MCI, or Knots and Rope Rescue.
In the afternoon, choose up to three Small group sessions to attend. Choosing from these tentative topics: Tactical Medicine, Altitude Sickness/High Altitude Medicine, Whitewater/Submersion/Hypothermia, Dive Medicine, Frostbite/Trenchfoot, Lightning, Wild Animal Attacks, Mountain Bike Medicine, Anaphylaxis, Hiking the AT, Tropical Medicine, International Medicine, Improvised Shelters, Gunshot Wounds, Toxic Plant Ingestion, Search and Rescue, Dental Care, Eye Injuries, Tips & Tricks, Pediatric Dehydration, Wilderness Medicine in the Developing World, Rock Climbing injuries, Airline Emergencies, Wilderness Dermatology, Legal Issues, Maritime, or Child Birth in Less than Preferred Conditions.
Facebook-Southeastern Student Wilderness Medicine (click here) For regular updates on the conference speakers, schedule, and other activities you can also join our Facebook page at- SoutheasternStudent Wilderness Medicine. This is a great opportunity to network with other students who share similar interests and hobbies. Anyone who has attended the conference before or is interested in attending this year is welcome to join and post their thoughts.
Registration Early bird registration open now! Register now!! $45 until February 16, 2014, then $50 until March 2nd, then $60 until March 9th Registration closes on March 9th, no on site registrations will be accepted! ** 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 ***
Speakers: This year's list of over thirty speakers includes residency directors, chief residents, the medical director for Kentucky State Poison Control Center, a Tropical Medicine specialist, the President of North American Bushcraft School, and a previous flight surgeon. For a complete list of lectures and a short bio about each click on the following links. Lecturer Bios.List of Speakers. FAWM Credits available 11-001 Overview of Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance 02-017 Travel Medicine 02-028 Cultural Considerations in Travel Medicine 09-001 Cold Injuries 09-003 Lightning Injuries 11-001 Overview of Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance 12-011 Improvised Splints, Litters and Carries 07-007 Injuries from Skiing and Snow Boarding 09-004 Submersion Injuries 05-010 Wilderness Survival 06-006 White Water Injuries and Rescue 012-041 Field management of Dislocations 09-002 Frost Bite and Trench Foot 07-008 Injuries from Mountain Biking 12-012 General Wound Management in the Wilderness 03-002 High Altitude Disorders 04-001 Basic Field Dentistry 12-005 Ocular Trauma and Emergencies 15-001 Overview of Tactical Combat Casualty Care 05-016 All purpose Ropes and Knots 05-010 Wilderness Survival 12-017 Emergency Airways 05-031 Portable Ultrasound in the Wilderness 09-013 Anaphylaxis 09-020 Envenomation by Reptiles 09-010 Plant Toxins and Dermatitis 12-052 Law and Ethics in Wilderness Medicine 06-017 Helicopter Rescue Operations 07-010 Pediatric Wilderness Medicine 12-011 Improvised Splints, Litters and Carries 12-012 General Wound Management in the Wilderness 08-005 Water Purification Methods 12-002 Pre-hospital Patient Assessment 03-001 Physics & Physiology of Altitude 05-015 Land Navigation 12-007 Compartment Syndrome 02-033 Travel Dermatology 01-002 Dive Medicine 09-007 Animal Attacks 06-001 Overview of Search and Rescue 10-002 Improvisational Medical Techniques in the Wilderness 02-012 Women's Issues in Traveling
Hotels and Housing
Free Camping - Dr. Becker's Farm- Survey will be sent to all participants the week of to confirm camping. Thanks to our gracious host for scenario day, Dr. Becker of Marshall Family Health, we will have camping available at no cost for all attendees and lecturers!!! Come out and get to know all those like minded individuals you will be learning with all weekend.Details will be provided with information packet that will be sent out to all registered participants. (No showers or running water available at camp site, sorry)
The Holiday Inn (Barboursville location only) has agreed to a set rate of $94 a night for 2 double beds. The offer will end February 21st so make sure to book the rooms as quickly as possible. Sorry for any confusion or inconvenience. The reserved rate is with the Barboursville Holiday Inn. The number is 304-733-3338. .
We will continue to keep you posted on any other deals we are able to come up with..
We will give you specifice directions for parking as we get closer to the conference. Use the address -1 John Marshall Dr, Huntington, WV 25755- when trying to determine travel time/distance from your hotel.
List of Hotels- we will continue to update this list if there is any more information.
Things to Do in the Area!!
Click here for a list of some of the different opportunities offered in the city of Huntington. We have also included a few of the other fantastic locations WV has to offer. All are just a few short hours away!
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 meals.
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