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  1. 1. Twenty Eighth Annual National Conference on Wilderness Medicine Snowbird/Alta, Utah Ranked #1 Ski Resort in the USA by Skiing Magazine March 5-9, 2014
  2. 2. National Conference on Wilderness Medicine “The premiere course on man’s interface with the environment.” Welcome to Snowbird/Alta! Snowbird and Alta have widely been acclaimed as “some of the best powder snow on earth”! Tucked away in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird was named by On The Snow Magazine as the Visitors’ Choice Award for Best Overall Resort. Located just 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, visitors can easily fly and ski “the Bird” on the same day. Although famous for its abundance of dry Utah powder and steep runs, Snowbird offers a wide variety of terrain (27% Beginner, 38% Intermediate, 35% Advanced) that caters to all ability levels. Its 125-person Aerial Tram whisks visitors an impressive 2,900 vertical feet from base to summit in only seven minutes. Off the slopes, guests have four slopeside lodging options, as well as plentiful dining and nightlife opportunities. Even so, Snowbird didn’t win this award for its village; OnTheSnow readers chose it best overall because there’s nothing quite like a week in the canyon, with nothing to do except enjoy great snow, great skiing, a nice meal and a soak in the hot tub. Snowbird shares the canyon with Alta Ski Area to the east. Both resorts offer a joint day pass allowing full access all of the terrain on both mountains: 26 ski lifts and tows and a skiable area of 4,700 acres (19 km2). The Baldy Express lift allows access to Alta from Snowbird. Snowbird is the most accessible world-renowned four season Mountain Resort in the USA. Only 29 miles from the SLC International Airport. R e g i st e r Onl i n e at Wild e r n e ss–M edic ine.c om
  3. 3. Exciting Evening Programs Guests Welcome – For the entire family Medicine in Malawi “The Warm Heart of Africa” Joseph B. Serra, MD, will share the heart-warming story of many years of treating polio victims and other disabling conditions in this colorful African nation. Wednesday, March 5, 9:00 pm Expedition Medicine – from the Himalayas to the NASA Space Progr am Howard Donner, MD has vast experience as a team physician to numerous expeditions to the Himalayas, Alaska, Africa, and South America. He also serves as a medical consultant to NASA. Dr. Donner will share informative, exciting, and heart warming stories and images from some of the earth’s most extreme environments. Thursday, March 6, 8:00 pm Polar Scuba Diving in Antarctica – A photogr aphic journey Karen VanHoesen, M.D. will share breathtaking underwater images and videos from the epic National Geographic scuba expedition to Antarctica. It is an extraordinary show of incredible wildlife and scenery. Dr. VanHoesen is Director of Diving Medicine at UCSD. Friday, March 7, 8:45 pm “Tr aveling to the Edges of Our Planet: Bhutan, New Guinea and Antarctica” Phil Rasori, M.D will thrill us with photographic images from exotic New Guinea, Bhutan, and Antarctica. Dr. Rasori is Medical Director of Village Hopecore International and is also an acclaimed adventurer and photographer. Saturday, March 8, 8:15 pm “Impossible Dreams”: The first ascent of the East Face of Everest and eliminating preventable and treatable blindness Dr. Geoff Tabin is a Professor of Surgery and Ophthalmology at the U. of Utah and Co-Director of the Himalayan Cataract Project. He was the fourth person to climb the 7 Summits, the highest point of all seven continents; including the East Face of Mt. Everest. He co-founded the Himalayan Cataract Project which strives to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in the Himalaya through high quality ophthalmic care, education, and establishment of a world-class eye care infrastructure. Saturday, March 8, 8:45 pm R e g i ster by Pho n e at 88 8- 995- 3088
  4. 4. SPECIAL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS Wilderness Survival Intensive – “Surviving the Unexpected Night Out” Wednesday, March 5, 9 am-4 pm Workshop snow cave. A “must” workshop for every wilderness traveler. This dynamic “hands–on” program is designed to help you survive an “unexpected night out” in the backcountry. Faculty includes Howard Donner, MD, a reknowned expedition physician and author with extensive worldwide experience. The course features practical skill building sessions in multiple areas of survival. Limited enrollment (register early!) $135 Faculty: Howard Donner, MD and Kyle Allred, PA-C Topics will include: • Improvisation of emergency shelters • Signaling for help • Fire starting • How to build “micro” survival kits • Obtaining water • • • • • • Safe international travel Useful knots Staying warm and dry Staying "found" - basic navigation Crossing swiftwater safely Lightning and avalanche survival Wilderness Navigation Wednesday, March 5, 9 am-4 pm Learn essential skills in map reading and compass use for wilderness safety and travel. Learn how to use an altimeter and GPS unit to navigate and explore the beautiful mountains of Snowbird. Course includes: syllabus, maps, compass, and use of altimeter and GPS units. Note: This class goes outside. $135 Faculty: Sheryl Olson RN, BSN THE PROGRAM at Snowbird Wednesday, March 5, 2014 “Extraordinary conference...most enjoyable learning experience I have ever encountered”
 Joseph Easley, MD 4:00-7 pm Registration & Welcome Reception 7:00 pm “Setting the Stage”: Introduction to Wilderness Medicine Gene Allred, MD 7:10 pm Preparing for Foreign Travel – Staying Healthy in Developing Countries Gene Allred, MD 8:00 pm Altitude Illness: Advances in Prevention and Treatment Donner, MD Howard 9:00 pm Special Evening Program — (guests welcome) "Medicine in Malawi - The Warm Heart of Africa" Joe Serra, MD Thursday, March 6, 2014 “Entire faculty was incredible! The most fun course I have been to... I didn’t want it to end...” 6:30 am Late Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits 7:30 am “Come Back Alive”: Surviving an Unexpected Night Out Kyle Allred, PA-C 8:15 am Planning Your Wilderness and Expedition Medical Kits: “From the Tundra to the Tropics” and other Waterborne Infections Catherine Worthy, FNP, Higgonum, CT – Responding to Medical Emergencies at 30,000 feet! Howard Donner, MD 9:05 am Malaria, Dengue, and other Mosquito Borne Illness Phil Rasori, MD 9:45 am Adjourn. FREE TIME – Enjoy skiing Snowbird or attend an optional workshop 4:30 pm Traveler’s Diarrhea, Giardia, Phil Rasori , MD 5:15 pm Is There a Doctor on Board? Howard Donner, MD 5:55 pm Lightning: Injuries and Safety Olson, RN Sheryl 6:30 pm Adjourn 8:00 pm Special Evening Program — (guests welcome) Expedition Medicine – From the Himalayas to the NASA Space Program Howard Donner, MD R e g i st e r Onl i n e at Wild e r n e ss–M edic ine.c om
  5. 5. THE PROGRAM at Snowbird Friday, March 7, 2014 6:30 am Continental Breakfast / Exhibits / Films 7:30 am Fracture & Dislocation Management in the Backcountry MD Joe Serra, 8:25 am Snake Envenomations Rick Clark, MD 9:15 am Frostbite – Current Management Donner, MD Howard 9:45 am Adjourn. FREE TIME – Enjoy skiing Snowbird or attend an optional workshop 4:30 pm Bites and Stings – Arthropod Envenomations Rick Clark, MD 5:20 pm Heat Illness Eric A. Weiss, MD 5:55 pm Drowning and Near Drowning VanHoesen, MD Karen 6:30 pm Adjourn 8:00 pm Avalanche Survival, Safety and Rescue Johnson, FNP/PA Lanny 8:30 pm Special Evening Program — (guests welcome) Polar Scuba Diving in Antarctica – A Photographic Journey Karen VanHoesen, MD Saturday, March 8, 2014 "I was inspired on many levels certainly the best conference I have ever attended... such a wonderful experience...It reminds me of why I went into medicine in the first place!" -Sandra Deveny, MD (Emergency Medicine) 6:30 am Late Registration/Continental Breakfast/Exhibits 7:30 am Wilderness Trauma Management and Improvised Medical Care Eric A. Weiss, MD 8:15 am Marine Hazards: From Envenomations to Shark Attacks VanHoesen, MD Karen 9:05 am Hypothermia – Current Management Weiss, MD Eric A. 9:45 am Adjourn. FREE TIME – Enjoy skiing Snowbird or attend an optional workshop 4:00 pm Wilderness Eye Emergencies – What You Need to Know Tabin, MD Geoff 4:45 pm Wilderness 911: Mountain Search and Rescue Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA 5:30 pm Adjourn 7:30 pm *BANQUET 8:15 pm Special Presentations — (guests welcome) Traveling to the Edges of Our Planet: Bhutan, New Guinea and Antarctica Phil Rasori, MD 8:45 pm “Impossible Dreams” Geoff recounts his epic first ascent of the East Face of Mt. Everest and also describes the effort to eliminate treatable blindness in third world countries. Tabin, MD Geoff Note: Times, topics and speakers may vary somewhat from published brochure and syllabus. * Banquet is optional. Tickets are $49. R e g i ster by Pho n e at 88 8- 995- 3088
  6. 6. Practical Workshop Descriptions Sunday, March 9, 2014 8:00am – 1:00pm Included in course tuition Participants may attend 5 different workshops of their choice (one hour each — listed below). The workshops below are included in your course tuition. Pre-registration not required. 1 FRACTURE & DISLOCATION MANAGEMENT: Learn how to recognize and reduce common fractures and dislocations in the backcountry. Joseph B. Serra, MD 2 TAKING CHILDREN SAFELY INTO THE WILDERNESS: Discuss common medical issues for children in backcountry / foreign travel. Learn how to maximize enjoyment, appreciation, and safety on family wilderness trips. Karen VanHoesen, MD 3 WHITEWATER MEDICINE, SAFETY AND RESCUE: Learn essentials of river safety and basic rescue techniques. Learn basics of crossing swiftwater safely. Essential skills for backcountry travel on or near moving water. Kyle Allred, PA-C 4 Rescue Me! – Life-saving new technologies for remote environments. A discussion of state of the art technologies for navigation and for “staying found” such as PLB’s, and SPOT technology. Howard Donner, MD 5 IMPROVISED PATIENT PACKAGING & EVACUATION SKILLS: Participants will practice utilizing improvised and specialized rescue equipment to splint, stabilize and transport trauma victims. Howard Donner, MD 6 ORTHOPEDIC SPLINTING WORKSHOP: Learn and practice splinting of common orthopedic injuries (including upper and lower extrem., pelvis, and C-spine) with improvisational splinting devices. Kyle Allred, PA-C 7 FEET AND ANKLES - The “Agony of De-Feet!”: Part I- State of the art blister prevention and treatment. Part II- Taping of ankle injuries. Howard Donner, MD 8 AVALANCHE SURVIVAL , SAFETY AND RESCUE: A hands-on demonstration of rescuing avalanche victims using probes, beacons and specially trained dogs. Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA 9 BASIC MAP AND COMPASS: Learn the basic essentials of topographic map reading and use of compass. Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN 10 CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL HEALTH : A discussion of possible ways in which climate change could impact certain global health issues. Gene Allred, MD 11 CLEAN WATER IN A CONTAMINATED WORLD : A discussion of state of the art methods for water disinfection in the field. Part I- Backcountry techniques for small groups. Part II- Large scale methods for villages in the developing world. Howard Donner, MD 12 DIVE MEDICINE: A discussion on recognition, prevention and treatment of common medical problems encountered by scuba divers. Karen VanHoesen, MD R e g i st e r Onl i n e at Wild e r n e ss–M edic ine.c om
  7. 7. Optional “Hands-On” Workshops PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED & CLASS SIZES LIMITED. The optional workshops listed below are offered in conjunction with the conference to enhance your experience. Please note that these workshops are separate from the course workshops which are included with your tuition on Sunday, March 9. Basic Wound Management/Suture Lab: A practical workshop on cleaning and suturing a laceration in a backcountry environment. Participants will have the opportunity to practice basic suturing, stapling, taping, and tissue gluing techniques on pig limbs. All supplies GPS Navigation: Take navigation high tech! Learn provided. how this piece of equipment can enhance your March 7, 2-4 pm. navigation skills and increase your orienteering Faculty: Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA. $60 confidence off the trail. Use of GPS units included. Women in the Wilderness – “What You Want to Know and are Afraid to Ask” March 6, 1-4:30 pm A discussion of the prevention and treatment Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN $75 Ropes and Knots for Wilderness Medicine of common issues and problems that women and Rescue: This workshop will teach you how to may encounter in the backcountry and in use ropes and knots for high angle rescue, swift water developing countries. March 8, 10:30am-12 noon Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN $40 rescue, and improvised medical care. Humanitarian Medicine and Volunteering Abroad: Healthcare workers interested in Wilderness Medicine often share a common bond with those who seek to practice Humanitarian Medicine abroad. If you have ever wanted to volunteer abroad, this seminar might be extremely valuable. The workshop will focus on finding medical and nursing positions in the developing world and recent advances in Humanitarian Medicine. March 6, 1-4 pm Faculty: Phil Rasori, MD. $70 March 6, 1:30 - 3:30 pm Faculty: Howard Donner, MD $40 Winter Wilderness Survival: This class is a hands-on skill building experience. It covers the most vital aspects of winter survival. Natural fire-starting techniques will be taught and practiced. Participants will learn how to obtain food and water, and go outside to construct shelter. March 7, 1-4:30 pm Faculty: Howard Donner MD & Kyle Allred PA-C. $60. Map and Compass Navigation: Learn map reading, orientation, triangulation and route finding with hands-on practice. A field session provides the opportunity to test and practice map and compass navigation skills. Maps and use of compass provided. March 7, 1-4:30 pm. Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN $75 Avalanche Recognition and Route Finding: This exciting workshop is a must for the winter backcountry enthusiast. Mountain snowpack, forecasting, terrain analysis, stability evaluation, slab recognition, and backcountry rescue will be covered. Participants will be on skis/snowboards and must be at least an intermediate skier. March 8, 1-4:15 pm Faculty: Lanny Johnson. $60 (Lift ticket additional.) Wilderness Emergency Care - Patient Assessment and Initial Management A practical “hands-on” workshop which will demonstrate strategies and techniques for the initial assessment and management of trauma patients in wilderness environments. March 8, 1-3:00 pm  Faculty: Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN $50 Testimonials From Your Colleagues “Phenomenal course with much content not available in other programs! ... excellent, in-depth, very relevant, and practical.” Joseph Leader, M.D. Pediatrics Lexington, Mass. “Inspirational... Excellent, well-organized, and fun! Very practical.” Nan Herriot, MD - Internal Medicine “The course excited me... every topic and every lecture had a pearl of information that will help me in my practice or my outdoor activities.” Charles Katz, MD - ENT- SLC, Utah “Blew me away! Incredibly inspirational, high-quality education. Surpassed my expectations.” Jennifer Cramer, RN - Salt Lake City, Utah R e g i ster by Pho n e at 88 8- 995- 3088
  8. 8. Map of some of the amazing “upper” terrain at Snowbird.  Please note that there are many easier runs not shown on this map and also note that Snowbird adjoins the incredible Alta Ski Resort. Outdoor Recreation at Snowbird/Alta World famous powder and terrain! With almost 3,000 vertical feet of steep bowls and tree-lined chutes, all covered in almost 500 inches of light Wasatch powder each year, Snowbird and Alta are “must experience” ski resorts! Ranked number one ski resort in USA by Skiing Magazine. Discounted Snowbird Lift Tickets Contact A Meeting by Design by calling 888-995-3088.
 Backcountry Ski Touring
 Experience the thrills and the solitude of the Wasatch Backcountry on an alpine tour with Snowbird’s expert guides. The natural beauty you’ll encounter is unforgettable. Three programs are available: An introduction to backcountry skiing, snowboarding and backcountry snowshoe touring; Lift-assisted backcountry tours; Mountaineering and couloir skiing. Operated by certified EXUM guides. 801-933-2147.
Excellent at nearby Brighton Ski Touring Center! Snowmobile Tours
 Tours start near the grand 11,000 foot summit of Hidden Peak. With over 50,000 acres of incredible riding area and phenomenal views from the highest elevation snowmobile starting point in Utah, the snowmobiling and scenery is awesome! Snowshoeing
 Experiencing the natural splendor of the rugged Wasatch Mountains. Snowshoe rentals daily from 8am-5pm and guided snowshoe tours daily at 1pm. Avalanche Rescue Training Center
Fully automated avalanche rescue training facility. Free to the public throughout the winter. Located adjacent to the Cliff Lodge. 801-933-2156. R e g i st e r Onl i n e at Wild e r n e ss–M edic ine.c om
  9. 9. Outstanding faculty GENE ALLRED, MD Ashland, Oregon; Emergency Physician; whitewater guide for over 20 years; swiftwater rescue instructor; avid backpacker, canyoneering, backcountry skier, scuba diver, sea kayaker.  Has taught wilderness medicine on six continents. Director of National Conference on Wilderness Medicine. ERIC A. WEISS, MD, FACEP Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Medical Director, Office of Emergency Management, Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, St a n ford Un iver sit y S c ho ol of Medicine; Author of A Comprehensive Guide to Wil der ness and Travel Medicine. Richard Clark, MD, FACEP Executive Medical Director, California Poison Control System; Director, Division of Medical Technology, USCD Medical Center; Assistant Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCSD Medical Center, San Diego, CA. Phil Rasori, MD Medical director of Village Hopecore International; travel medicine and global health consultant; formerly Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine UCSF. HOWARD J. DONNER, MD Filmmaker/Physician/Guide, Member 1997 Nova Everest Expedition; NASA consultant; expedition physician, 1988 American Kanchenjunga Expedition; Co- author of, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine. LANNY JOHNSON, FNP/PA Physician Assistant, Jackson Wyoming; medical advisor to Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and former medical advisor and climbing park ranger, Grand Teton National Park. Kyle AllreD, PA-C Professional expedition and whitewater guide. Has guided extensively in Africa (Kilimanjaro), South America (Inca Trail, Aconcagua), Asia (Everest region), and Europe.  Co-owner of Adventure Whitewater, a whitewater river guide service. SHERYL OLSON, RN, BSN Outdoor Survival and Navigation Instructor, Flight Nurse, Wilderness Safety Instructor, Cruise Ship Nurse, Colorado Springs, Colorado. JOESEPH B. SERRA, MD Founding Member of the Wilderness Medical Society; Orthopedic Surgeon, Stockton, California, 25 year member, National Ski Patrol, Orthopedic Surgeon, Rotary International to Africa. KAREN B. VAN HOESEN, MD, FACEP Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, UCSD Diving Medicine Center, Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Geoff Tabin, MD Professor of Surgery and Ophthalmology, University of Utah School of Medicine; Co-Director of the Himalayan Cataract Project. Fourth person to climb the “7 Summits,” the highest point of all seven continents; and has pioneered difficult technical rock, ice, and mountaineering routes on all seven continents including the East Face of Mt. Everest. He is the author of, “Blind Corners – Adventures on Everest and the World’s Tallest Peaks”. Testimonials From Your Colleagues “Fantastic course. Every lecture seemed highly relevant to the wilderness environment. Great, experienced, charismatic faculty.” Matt Danigelis, MD - Emergency Medicine - Florence, Or. “Incredible conference! The speakers were wonderful and the sessions were exceptional. I hope to be back soon.” Susan Wise, PA - Hayrsville, NC “This is the one CME course I try not to miss. Always fantastic and inspirational.” Peter Dangvu, MD - Family Medicine - Huntington Beach, Ca
  10. 10. Snowbird/Alta Lodging & Travel Traveling to Snowbird, Utah Exclusive Travel Discounts Snowbird is the most accessible worldrenowned four season mountain resort in North America: only 29 miles from Salt Lake City International Airport, with over 600 daily non-stop flights from most major U.S. cities. The official agent for the WILDERNESS MEDICINE Conference is A Meeting by Design. In addition to handling all your conference requirements A Meeting by Design offers true “one stop shopping” for all your travel needs. Discounted airfares and car rentals have been negotiated for travel purchase in advance for attendees and their families. LODGING – Beginning at $81/Night - A selection of studio rooms, hotel rooms and condos have been reserved at discounted rates for participants of the Wilderness Medicine Conference. Cliff Lodge & Spa – Conference Host - The only ski in/ski out property. Rooms feature televisions, a small refrigerator and wireless internet. Enjoy outstanding restaurants, three lounges, shops, pool and hot tubs. $229/night Call A Meeting By Design Toll Free at 888995-3088 or outside the US at 406-522-9038. You can also book your reservations online at www.mtnreg.com/snowbird. The Lodge at Snowbird - The resort offers a variety of studios and one bedroom condos. All rooms are non-smoking and feature an exterior balcony with spectacular views of the area. $229/night Lodging in nearby Sandy, Utah - A wide range of hotel options are available in Sandy, Utah beginning at $81 (about a 15-20 minute drive when road conditions are good.) Cliff Lodge pool. Ski-in, Ski-out! Programs for Children & Teens Survival for Kids — Workshops are interactive and use a wilderness education theme to give children a positive, fun and rewarding experience. Children learn how to avoid getting lost, how to spend a survival night out and how to stay warm. After a short “lostproofing” hike, they practice signaling and building improvised shelters. (Ages 6 to 12) March 5. 8:30-11:30am $60. Kids learning to build winter survival shelter. Survival for Teens — This course is designed to teach teens how to navigate safely and avoid getting lost in the backcountry, how to build improvised shelters, fires, find food, and survive the unexpected night out. (Ages 13 and up) March 6. 8:30-11:30am $60. All adult and children’s survival workshops are taught by Howard Donner, MD and Kyle Allred, PA-C from MedWild. www.medwild.com Kids enjoy Ski School R e g i st e r Onl i n e at Wild e r n e ss–M edic ine.c om
  11. 11. Course Objectives a) To educate participants in the pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of a variety of medical problems commonly encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital or definitive care. b) To help establish a set of treatment priorities for care of the sick or injured in wilderness settings. c) To educate participants in basic aspects of improvised care, rescue, and evacuation. d) To teach participants certain “field skills” which might enable a physician to be more “capable” in a setting remote from definitive care. Some of these topics include wilderness survival skills, planning an expedition medical kit, field water disinfection, and “improvisational” medical skills. e) To educate participants about some of the current recommendations regarding prophylaxis and treatment for so – called “Traveler’s Illnesses”. f) To discuss and review recent investigative studies and literature on wilderness medical topics. Target Audience: Primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers who might encounter patients in remote settings or who may treat patients that develop medical problems after visiting remote areas. No outside commercial support has been received for this activity. CME Accreditation This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) and Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC. The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: The Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) designates this Live activity for a maximum of 23.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity is anticipated to offer up to 23.0 hours of AOA Category 2-A CME credit, pending approval by the AOA. Disclosure: It is the policy of Center for Emergency Medical Education (CEME) to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational activities, and that all contributors present information in an objective, unbiased manner without endorsement or criticism of specific products or services and that the relationships that contributors disclose will not influence their contributions. Those in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose to learners all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests prior to the beginning of the educational activity. Resolution of Conflicts of Interest: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the Center for Emergency Medical Education implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of this CME activity. AAFP: This live activity, The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine, with a begin date of March 5, 2014, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 23.0 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Nurse Credit: Under the new BRN guidelines, this course is also accredited for up to 23.0 hours of nursing credit. EMT’s: National registered EMT’s and EMT-Paramedics may apply for up to 23.0 hours of continuing education credit. REFUNDS must be requested by February 3, 2014, and will be subject to a $75 service charge. After that date no refunds will be given. Sponsors cannot be responsible for travel difficulty due to road or weather conditions. We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance available at www.mtnreg.com/snowbird. Enrollment Information for Wilderness Medicine Registration Fees: Physician . . . . . . . . . . . . . $695 Active Military Physicians . . . $495 Nurse/PA/NP . . . . . . . . . . . $495 Paramedics/EMT’s . . . . . . . $395 Residents/Medical Students . . . $395 Non Professional (no CME) . . . $325 “Team” (group) discounts – 3 or more participants from the same institution can sign up simultaneously and receive a 10% discount on each registration fee. Use Code: Group 3 Student Scholarships available - 888-995-3088 Download Enrollment Application form at www.mtnreg.com/snowbird Register by phone: Register by Mail: Register Online: Toll Free 888-995-3088 or (406) 522-9038 by Fax (406) 587-2451 Wilderness Medicine: 380 Ice Center Lane, Unit C, Bozeman, MT 59718 www.wilderness-medicine.com E-mail: info@ameetingbydesign.com Tax deduction for educational purposes: Under the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 permits an income tax deduction for educational expenses (registration fees and cost of travel, including meals and lodging).
  12. 12. Galapagos Islands CME January 17 – 27, 2014 Africa Wildlife Safari with optional Kilimanjaro Climb October 6 – 20, 2013 Fiji Scuba and Snorkel CME January 11 – 18, 2014 www.wilderness-medicine.com Learn Wilderness Medicine on an active adventure! CME ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE Everest Base Camp Trek CME March 30  – April 16 , 2014 Big Sky Ski Resort Montana February 12-16, 2014 Snowbird/Alta Utah March 5-9, 2014 Wilderness Medicine