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National Conference on Wilderness Medicine Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe, California 2012
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National Conference on Wilderness Medicine Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe, California 2012

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  • 1. “The definitive course on man’s interface with the environment.” The National Conference on PERMIT NO. 348E E P R A So much to do!...uncrowded…stunning Beauty! TIME VALUE U.S. POSTAGE Medford, OR Pre-sorted Standard Exciting Worldwide PAID WILDERNESS & Learn Wilderness Medicine on an active outdoor adventure! Venomous Sea Creatures and Shark Attacks MOUNTAIN BIKING / BIKE TOURING – There Sharks evoke tremendous emotional reaction because of their fearsome reputation.  is an amazing array of great road cycle touring as well Learn about their fascinating biology and habits from noted authority Karen Van as “off road” mountain biking in the Squaw / Tahoe CME Locations Hoesen, MD, Director of the UCSD Diving Medicine Center.  Dr. Van Hoesen will also TRAVEL MEDICINE area. There are numerous rental shops including The teach us how to handle marine envenomations. Wednesday, August 22, 8:30 pm Backcountry at 530-582-0909Wilderness Medicine – WHITEWATER RAFTINGFrom the Himalayas to the NASA Space Program THE TRUCKEE RIVER – “BOCA RUN” - Our mostIn the last twenty-five years, Eric Weiss and Howard Donner have taught and popular run is a half-day, Class III tour from Boca topracticed Wilderness Medicine all over the world. They have advanced and helped Floriston. This tour starts gently, then the rapids build toto define the specialty and have authored several Wilderness Medicine texts. Theywill share informative, exciting and heart warming wilderness medicine stories and an exciting finish in the Floriston Gorge. Just 25 minutesimages from some of the earth’s most extreme environments. north of Lake Tahoe makes this river easily accessible.Howard Donner, MD & Eric A. Weiss, MD Thursday, August 23, 8:30 pm Leaves daily at 1:15 PM from the Tahoe Whitewater The Sierras surrounding Tahoe offer Boathouse. call 888-995-3088Reaching the Unreached – exceptional cycling opportunitiesEradicating Treatable Blindness in Asia and AfricaMatt Oliva, MD, Asst. Director of Sight Life Eye Bank, will inspire us with some of ROCK CLIMBING INSTRUCTION WILDERNESS AND TRAVEL MEDICINEthe efforts to eradicate blindness in third world nations from Ethiopia to Nepal. ALPINE SKILLS INTERNATIONAL – (888-995-3088) specializes in accommodating groups for rock climbing Phone: Toll free 1 (888) 995-3088Matt Olvia, MD Friday, August 24, 8:30 pm adventure here at Donner Pass. These custom days can be designed with specific skills formally taught or can be more www.wilderness-medicine.com experienced-based by learning through doing. Safety, fun and learning are always the three priorities! 1-4:30 pm daily 380 Ice Center Drive, Suite C No Limits – The First Paraplegic Ascent of El Capitan and Half Dome HIKING IS FANTASTIC NEAR SQUAW VALLEY! The Sierra Nevada Mountains near Lake Tahoe are a wilderness paradise Bozeman, MT 59718 Mark Wellman is a nationally acclaimed author, filmmaker and motivational Discover the spectacular High Sierras on beautiful alpine speaker. Despite being paralyzed in a mountain climbing accident, Mark has walks near Squaw Valley. Hike up Shirley Canyon or start L T-O  A’ P S R inspired millions to meet their problems head-on and reach for their full potential. your hike at elevation 8200’ from Squaw High Camp. There Lake Tahoe is the highest alpine lake in the U.S. and the second largest alpine lake in the world! Tahoe is Mark is best known for the first historic paraplegic ascents of the sheer granite faces are dozens of great backcountry trails to explore. known for its spectacular, deep blue, clear water in a majestic, forested alpine setting! of El Capitan and Half Dome, in Yosemite National Park. Mark Wellman Saturday, August 25, 8:30 pm TAHOE ADVENTURE COMPANY COURSE OBJECTIVES Tahoe Adventure Company offers guided natural history a) To educate participants in the pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of a variety of medical based adventure tours. They also guide kayaking, hiking, problems commonly encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital or biking, rock climbing, and multi-sport trips. Call 530-913- definitive care. K L S V/L T 9212 or 866-830-6125 b) To help establish a set of treatment priorities for care of the sick or injured in wilderness settings. S V c) To educate participants in basic aspects of improvised care, rescue, and evacuation. This series of workshops and activities have been designed to maximize enjoyment and education for your entire family. Our Wilderness Education Program for Children is nationally acclaimed and GUIDED FLY FISHING – Have fun fishing for wild d) To teach participants certain “field skills” which might enable a physician to be more “capable” in a Rainbow Trout, elusive Brown Trout, native Cutthroats, and setting remote from definitive care. Some of these topics include wilderness survival skills, planning classes fill quickly! Please register early as space is limited. F M I   R O: an expedition medical kit, field water disinfection, and “improvisational” medical skills. colorful Brook trout in the Truckee River. Whatever your Come see why John Muir called the L T, C • Kilimanjaro / Africa Wildlife Safari SURVIVAL e) To educate participants about some of the current recommendations regarding prophylaxis and . – . Survival for Kids — An interactive and educational workshop designed exclusively for skill level, expert guides will provide instruction and know treatment for so – called “Traveler’s Illnesses”. Sierras the “Range of Light.” Accredited CME with world class faculty... children that provides a positive, fun and rewarding experience. Children learn how to how. Big Fly Guide Service 530-448-9920 f) To discuss and review recent investigative studies and literature on wildernessmedical topics. • Inca Trail / Amazon Rainforest AUGUST 22-26, 2012 avoid getting lost, how to spend a survival night out and how to stay warm. They practice Target Audience: signaling and building improvised shelters. (Ages 6-12) GUIDED KAYAKING ON SCENIC LAKE TAHOE – Guided, fun filled, scenic kayak paddle along the EXCITING LOCATIONS INCLUDE- • Intensive Skills Field Course Primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers who might encounter patients in remote settings ADVENTURE TRAVEL CME COURSES August 22, 23 and 25, 8:30 – 11:30 am $60 magnificent rocky north shore of Lake Tahoe. Paddle from beautiful Kings Beach to the deep blue “drinkable” waters or who may treat patients that develop medical problems after visiting remote areas. No Outside Commercial Support has been received Survival for Teens — This course is designed to teach older children how to navigate of Crystal Bay. Daily from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm; call 888-995-3088 for this activity. safely and avoid getting lost in the backcountry, how to build improvised shelters and fires, find food, and survive the unexpected night out. (Ages 12 and up) STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING INSTRUCTION – We start with a short introduction lesson on how to A & World-Class Rafting • Costa Rica Multisport Now Offering Worldwide August 22, 1:00 – 4:00 pm or August 24, 8:30 – 11:30 am $60. paddle the board and then join an experienced guide and paddle to Crystal Bay where you can clearly see the lake • Patagonia Trekking FIRST AID Physician Credit: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the • Everest Base Camp • Mont Blanc Circuit • Galapagos Islands Wilderness First Aid For Kids — This course will teach children how to recognize and manage common medical prob- bottom at depths of over 70 feet! SUP is perfect for first timers or veteran paddlers, and a beautiful and active way Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Emergency • Fiji Scuba Diving • Bhutan Trekking lems and emergencies. (Ages 7-12) August 24 or August 25, 8:30 – 11:30 am $60 to see Lake Tahoe. Daily from 1:30 pm-4:30 pm; call 888-995-3088 Physicians, California ACEP and Wilderness & Travel Medicine. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by Wilderness First Aid For Teens — This exciting hands-on course is designed to teach young adults how to take care the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. • Machu Picchu of themselves and others in an emergency. Includes a first aid kit and AHA Heartsaver First Aid/CPR certificate. The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. T (Ages 12 and up.) August 23, 8:30 – 12:30 pm $70. ORIENTEERING Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent Orienteering — Teaches children and teens basic map skills in “I was inspired on many levels - certainly the best conference I have ever attended... of their participation in the activity. an outdoor setting. Make and use maps. Use maps for a fun this conference is such a unique one...such a wonderful experience...It reminds me of Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 23 scavenger hunt and mini-orienteering course. Price includes the why I went into medicine in the first place!” Sandra Deveny, MD hour(s) of ACEP Category I credit. use of a compass (Ages 10 and up.) August 23 or August 24, 9:00 – 11:45 am $60. ACEP: This program has been approved by the American College of Guided Nature Walk — Interpretive natural history walk for Emergency Physicians for 23 hours of ACEP Category I credit. “Love this seminar! Great speakers! This is my fourth time...I always learn something kids 6 and up. August 23 and August 24, 10:00 – 11:15 am $10 AAFP: This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 23 new...I find the information invaluable and infinitely entertaining! Thank you!” WILDERNESS ART CLASS hours prescribed credit by the AAFP. Denise Baskind, MD Dallas, TX Learn the basics of sketching & how to realistically depict Nurse Credit: Under the new BRN guidelines, this course is also scenes. We will go outside and sketch the wonderful scenery “Entire faculty was incredible! The most fun course I have been to...I didn’t want it to accredited for 23 hours of nursing credit. found in Squaw Valley. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. (Ages 12 and up) August 25, 2:00 – 4:30 pm $50 end...” Catherine Worthy, FNP, Higgonum, CT EMT’S: National registered EMT’S and EMT-Paramedics will receive 23 hours of continuing education credit toward Section II requirements. Can’t Attend Tahoe in August? Join us in Big Sky, MT. July 25 - 29, 2012R O  W–.  C -- R O  W–.  C -- R O  W–.  C --

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