Wilderness Medical Society Hosts 6th World Congress on Wilderness Medicine in July

June 1, 2012

The WMS invites medical professionals interested in Wilderness and Mountain Medicine to the 6th World Congress on Wilderness Medicine in Whistler, BC, Canada, July 13-17, 2012. This conference brings together attendees and world renown experts in the field of Wilderness Medicine for 5 days of plenary and small group sessions, optional hands-on workshops, and 4 preconference workshops in Whistler Village located in British Columbia’s Coast Mountains.

Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS), leading the worldwide community in Wilderness Medicine education since 1983, continues its tradition of hosting international conferences every 4 to 5 years to review the status of Wilderness Medicine activities around the globe. From July 13-17, 2012, the Society hosts the 6th World Congress on Wilderness Medicine, in Whistler, B.C, Canada. This international conference brings together the world´s foremost experts to present leading-edge treatments, techniques, and technology and address medical care in austere and extreme environments.

Four preconference programs will be offered separately from the main conference: Disaster and Humanitarian Response; Dive Medicine; Advanced Wilderness Life Support; and Diploma in Mountain Medicine Medicine (DiMM). The WMS recently launched a program in association with the University of Utah and the University of Colorado — the U.S. Diploma in Mountain Medicine. This program trains participants in the essentials of Mountain Medicine and Rescue in technical alpine environments.

Guest speakers and faculty include Drs Charles Clarke, Sundeep Dhillon, Ian Rogers, Paul Auerbach, Eric Johnson, Gordon Giesbrecht, Buddha Basnyat, Peter Hackett, and Bruno Durrer, to name a few. After completing this program, participants will able to evaluate and manage problems resulting from environmental extremes of cold, heat, and altitude; understand the influence of exercise stress on the evaluation and management of environment-related medical maladies; evaluate and prepare international and wilderness travelers for medical problems they may encounter; advise appropriate preventative measures for environmental illness and infectious diseases; improvise methods for splinting/bandaging and evacuation; understand medical issues specifically related to search and rescue operations; and understand international differences in medical management and environmental problems.

Easy online registration at http://www.wms.org/conferences,

The WMS, a 501(c)3 organization, is the world’s leading organization devoted to wilderness medical challenges. Wilderness Medicine topics include expedition and disaster medicine, dive medicine, search and rescue, altitude illness, cold- and heat-related illness, wilderness trauma, submersion injuries, envenomation, and wild animal attacks. The WMS has a long-standing commitment to education and research, sponsoring accredited continuing medical education conferences, publishing a peer-reviewed quarterly medical journal, a quarterly magazine an educational lecture series, and practice guidelines for wilderness emergency care.

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