July 26, 2011

Elsevier Collaborates with the Wilderness Medicine Society to Award Outstanding Members

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, will present awards to outstanding
members of the wilderness medicine community at this year's upcoming
Wilderness Medical Society 28th Wilderness Medicine Scientific Conference &
Annual Meeting [http://wms.org/conferences/snowmass11/default.asp ], taking
place in Snowmass, CO, July 29th - August 3rd.

The aim of the Wilderness Medicine Society is to provide academic
background as well as deliver specific skills to health care professionals
that will make them effective providers of relief in austere environments
and adverse conditions. This year, the WMS is introducing a certification
program, starting with "Wilderness Medicine: Disaster and Humanitarian

"We at Elsevier recognize the important contribution that the Wilderness
Medicine Society makes to physician education. Elsevier is excited to
collaborate with the WMS to recognize individual members that are
outstanding in this increasingly important field," says Randy Charles,
Managing Director of the Global Clinical Reference Division at Elsevier.

        - The Elsevier Leadership in Wilderness Medicine Award will be
          presented to a member of the wilderness medicine community who has shown
          exceptional commitment, energy and focus to saving lives - while acting
          as a guide and mentor to those around them.
        - The Elsevier Excellence in Education Award will recognize four
          outstanding students in wilderness medicine.

All award recipients will be given a Barnes & Noble NOOK Color(TM), the
Reader's Tablet(TM), [http://www.nook.com ] pre-loaded with eBook content by
Elsevier Author, Dr Paul Auerbach
[http://elsevierauthors.com/paulauerbach ], a founder and past President of
the Wilderness Medical Society. Each e-reader will provide access to Dr
Auerbach's Medicine for the Outdoors
9780323078726?box=9780323078726&pos=-1&ugrp=2 ] and Wilderness Medicine, 5th
076821?box=9780323076821&pos=-1&ugrp=2 ] along with a variety of core
emergency medicine ebook
[http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/coArticle.jsp?pageid=700010 ] titles.

Exhibit Information:

The Elsevier exhibition booth will be open at the Wilderness Medical
Society 28th Wilderness Medicine Scientific Conference & Annual Meeting
[http://wms.org/conferences/snowmass11/default.asp ] from July 31st - August
2nd, displaying books, journals, and electronic reference tools. Dr Auerbach
will be available at the booth for a book signing on Monday, August 1st,
from 11:30am - 12:30pm.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and
medical information products and services. The company works in partnership
with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000
journals, including The Lancet [http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell
[http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
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and health professionals, and the SciVal suite [http://www.scival.com ] and
MEDai's Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier
[http://www.elsevier.com ] employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is
part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC [http://www.reedelsevier.com ], a
world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext
Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock

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SOURCE Elsevier