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Comments from past participants:

“Really enjoyed the conference. I can see a lot of time and personal commitment was spent

on it. Was much better than the usual ‘Death by PowerPoint.’ Keep up the Hands-on portions.

They are GREAT!”

“Scott Kuipers is filled with excellent practical knowledge. Made the conference for me. Best

field instructor in WMS to date for me.”

“Conference is the best I’ve been to for the time and cost. By far the best value in the entire Wilderness Medicine community. I can’t believe it is put on by such a small organization.”

“Thanks for providing such a high content of FAWM requirements. Many of your topics are not covered elsewhere”

“Another excellent conference. Thank you all for making this happen! A unique, hands-on, and true to its word learning opportunity, really putting you in the mindset of WILDERNESS MEDICINE.”

“Amazing organization! Only someone who cares so passionately about Wilderness Medicine could plan something so amazing, fun, and educational! The hosts made each person feel like a special guest, not just one in a bunch of attendees. True hospitality!”

“I have been inspired to plan an adventure in the next year. It’s been over 10 years since I had an adventure. I now will plan at least one adventure per year for now on.”

“The entire weekend was extremely well planned, well prepared and well presented. It gets better every year and is the BEST presentation of its type that I have ever attended. It’s EXTREMELY impressive.”

“Hands on time increased value of conference. I doubt if you will ever find a conference that gives more time to practice new techniques.”

“Great location and a very well organized conference. A Godsend to Wilderness Medicine for the East Coast!”

“Some how you were able to make this accessible for the occasional camper/ hiker and wilderness buff as well as the diehard mountaineering/trekking/ explorer!! Well done!!”

“Great job feeding the group, without repetition and without burgers and hot dogs- WOW! Who’d have thought? The selections and quality were great.”

“Keep it going! What an excellent experience for all involved. I was quite impressed with how organized the event was on all levels: content, timeliness, and variety. There was enough time for all things: fun, food, learning, living.” 

Some select comments from Wild Med 2015 (thank you for your kind words):

"Holy Cow!!  This weekend instilled my faith in humanity and further cemented my love for medicine.  I found a new passion for wild med.  For that, I am eternally grateful.  Thank You."

"Too many amazing things happened!!  Loved getting to know so many absolutely inspirational people.  It was great learning that you can be a doctor and still be cool/ have a great family life/ still live your hobbies and dreams."

"This was the best conference that I have ever been to!  It definitely has changed the way that I view my own abilities and I wish that we could stay even longer to keep learning and hanging out.  It was perfect."

"This conference Restores your Faith in Mankind!  Great experience."

"We were surrounded by incredibly inspirational people.  You guys are Awesome!"

"This has honestly been one the best experiences I have had in my medical career.  It was so refreshing to be around/ learn from a group of such down to earth and enthusiastic physicians and residents.  I really appreciated how genuine and kind everyone was and I was amazed by the time and effort given to talk with and get to know the attendees of the conference including us med students."

​"This is my first time at Wild Med or any wilderness conference- my 1st professional conference ever actually and I'm worried that it's all downhill from here.  It was an awesome weekend of learning and adventuring."

"This weekend was by far one of the best weekends of my life!  I have never felt so welcome and at home.  Everyone was so passionate and truly wanted to teach.  I have been so inspired to explore this new journey of wilderness medicine.  It was fun, exciting and pushed me to learn new things and meet so many new people.  This is what learning and medicine should be about!!"

One of our Workshops in the Woods

Archived!!!   Testimonials

Warning: This is an archived page from 2016.  We left this info for reference purposes.

10th Annual Wilderness Medicine

& Survival Skills Conference

September 16-18, 2016