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Continuing Medical Education
The topics of this conference are based on evaluations from past conferences, current
wilderness medicine literature, and a needs assessment survey from the WMS
The target audience for this continuing medical education meeting is physicians and pre-
hospital personnel with special interest in the medical issues of recreating in a remote
environment. There is no prerequisite for this course.
This continuing medical education activity is sponsored by the Wilderness Medical
Society without commercial support.
The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for
Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of
21 hours of credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician
should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational
At the conclusion of this conference, the participant will be able to:
Describe preventive measures for infectious diseases encountered in wilderness
Describe how to manage illnesses and traumatic injuries in remote situations and
make appropriate evacuation decisions;
Describe how to prevent, recognize, and manage problems resulting from
environmental extremes of cold, heat, and altitude.
Conflict of Interest
It is the policy of the Wilderness Medical Society to disclose real or apparent conflicts of
interest of faculty members related to the content of their presentation to participants to
help the participants form their own judgments about the presentation.