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2012-12-27 05:01:22

The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and their Nepal partner, Peak Promotion, return to Nepal for the ultimate CME adventure during the March-April 2013 climbing season. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) December 26, 2012 Following the great response and participation in their 2012 Everest Adventure, the WMS and Peak Promotion have put together another world class program–a 21-day CME adventure trek in Nepal. This one-of-a-kind, hands-on wilderness medicine training and experience offers...

2012-09-24 23:00:45

The Wildernesss Medical Society and their Nepal partner, Peak Promotions, have announced they will be sponsoring a Everest Base Camp Trek in 2013. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 Due to the great response and participation in last year's "Everest Experience," the Wilderness Medical Society announced another world-class program March 24 through April 13, 2013. Described as an “adventure, hands-on” wilderness medicine training experience, the program will offer the...

Important New Practice Guidelines For Prevention And Treatment Of Lightning Injuries Issued By WMS
2012-08-28 10:36:13

About 24,000 people are killed by lightning every year, with about 10 times as many people injured. The Wilderness Medical Society has issued important new practice guidelines for precautions that can lower the likelihood of being killed or injured and recommendations for effective medical treatments post-strike. These guidelines appear in the September issue of Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Updating the 2006 guidelines, a panel of experts chosen for their clinical or research...

2012-06-01 23:03:34

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...

2012-04-21 23:01:06

The Wilderness Medical Society is partnering with the University of Utah and University of Colorado to introduce the Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM). The DiMM is an internationally recognized course certifying that the participant has undergone rigorous training and testing in the essentials of mountain medicine and rescue in technical alpine environments. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) April 21, 2012 The Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) is an exciting program designed to train the...

2011-12-28 08:00:00

The new book, The Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness First Aid by Clifton Castleman, provides both basic and in-depth information on how to recognize, treat, and manage common injuries and illnesses when professional emergency medical care is an hour away or more. This comprehensive guide will teach you what to look for, what to do in the event of an emergency, and direct you to the most appropriate type of care. Great for anyone who works, travels or plays in the great outdoors, this book is...

2011-07-26 07:53:00

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...


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