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 8th 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 East Tennessee State University's campus in Johnson City, TN. Many of the speakers will return from past conferences while we will have plenty of new topics as well!
The conference Survival Packet is now available! It contains pretty much everything you need to know for the weekend.
How it works Sign-up for specific sessions will be online. Instructions on how to sign up for the sessions will be sent out on April 19th, which is when registration for the sessions will open. A survival packet with specific locations will also be sent out around this time. UPDATE: The survival packet is now available above. You can now sign up for the sessions via this link. Please review the information in the survival packet to choose your sessions.
Sign up for three morning sessions and four afternoon sessions. Pick from these tentative topics:Expedition medicine, Disaster/Humanitarian Assistance, Law & Ethics, Thru Hiking on the AT, Water Filtration, Cold injury/hypothermia, Women’s medicine, Altitude Illnesses, Airway management, First Aid Kits, Primary and Secondary Survey, Pediatrics in the wilderness, Map/compass navigating, Patient behavior in search and rescue situations, Heat Injuries, Dive medicine, Bioterrorism, Swiftwater Rescue, Snakebites, Lightning, Animal attacks, Field Sanitation and Hygiene, Suturing, Firebuilding & shelter survival skills, Ultrasound, Splints/Slings, Litters & carries, Knots/Rope, Wound management/tourniquet application, Climbing injuries, Avalanche rescue, Ski and snowboard injuries, Marine animal encounters
You can now sign up for the sessions
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 Southeastern Student 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! $50 until March 29, 2014, then $55 until April 12, then $65 until April 19 without CME or FAWM. FAWM is an extra $5 per person. CME is an additional $100 for physicians and $75 for non physicians.
Registration closes on April 19th, 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 *** 15 CME hours will also be available for Physicians and non-physicians.
Speakers Speakers will include Craig Caudill, Thomas Lynch, Curtis Wininger, Dennis Carr, Alissa Mussell, Mark Ellis, Brenda Mitchell, Dominique Wong, Mike Caudell, Tricia Feeney, Ben Alexander, Spencer Peterson, Dylan Kellogg, James Mesner, Jenna Wiley, David Fifer, Todd Mullenix, Roy Moose, Douglas Brtalik
Potential FAWM Credits available 04-002 Expedition Medicine 08-001 General Field Sanitation and Hygiene Measures 05-010 Wilderness Survival 05-031 Portable Ultrasound in Wilderness Medicine 11-001 Overview of Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance 12-052 Law and ethics 05-006 Cold Weather Hiking & Trekking 08-005 Water Purification methods 012-041 Field Management of Dislocations 09-001 Cold Injuries 12-011 Improvised Splints, Litters and Carries 02-012 Women's Issues in Traveling 03-002 High Altitude Disorders 12-017 Emergency Airways 12-020 Wilderness First Aid 06-006 White Water Injuries and Rescue 07-010 Pediatric Wilderness Medicine 05-015 Land Navigation; whatever the rope one would be 12-012 General Wound Management in the Wilderness 09-013 Anaphylaxis 12-022 Psychological Response to Injury and Crisis 09-009 Heat Illness and Dehydration 01-002 Dive Medicine 09-021 Envenomation by Snakes 09-003 Lightning Injuries 09-007 Animal Attacks 06-002 Avalanche Rescue
Hotels and Housing
Camping - Unfortunately the camping location we had organized is no longer available, but there are a few local campgrounds in the area. The following campgrounds are within about 15-25 minutes drive: Woodsmoke, Riverpark, Blackberry Blossom
We will continue to keep you posted on any other deals we are able to come up with.
Conference parking will be available across/down the street from the DP Culp Center on the ETSU campus. Details will be provided in the Survival Guide. The address for the Culp Center is: 412 J L Seehorn Jr Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604
Things to Do in the Area
Click here for a list of some of the different opportunities offered in the city of Johnson City.
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. CME credits also available. Choose the appropriate category on Active.com.
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