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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...

2012-06-01 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...

2011-05-02 08:02:00

LANDER, Wyo., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Take it from experts who have trained U.S. military, NASA astronauts, extreme athletes, Olympians and outdoor enthusiasts on just about every type of terrain found on our planet: when it comes to the wilderness, a little preparation goes a long way. Summer is approaching and it's time to gear up, get out there and enjoy the coming season. Nearly 50 percent of Americans participated in outdoor recreation last year, according to the 2010 Outdoor...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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