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11th Annual Wilderness Medicine & Survival Skills Conference

Friday September 15 to Sunday September 17, 2017

360 Deagen Rd., Hanover, Pennsylvania 17331

Free meals with registration (6 meals)
Free on-site camping or $35.00 per night for a rustic cabin
Family friendly: bring your significant other and/or kids!

We believe we are the longest running Wild Med Course in the Mid-Atlantic Region and this year is our 11th year. We are one of the most unique Wilderness Medicine Conferences on the planet.  The vision for this course is to be held entirely outdoors.  All of the lectures, workshops and meals are held in the Woods of Hanover, Pennsylvania. All of our Faculty have personal real world experience with the topics that they are teaching.  We include a small parallel kids course.  One of our missions is not only to inspire the adult registrants to "Find Adventure," but also to inspire the next generation.  We encourage our Faculty to share personal stories of their adventures related to their topic.  Another mission is to support the Wilderness Medical Society's (WMS) Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM).  Many of our Faculty are graduates of the FAWM while a number of them are FAWM Candidates.  Each year at our Conference, we inspire a number of registrants to enroll in this program.  Our topics are chosen specifically to assist FAWM Candidates in obtaining as many FAWM credits as possible.

Click here to see the WMS website describing the FAWM

This year’s theme: Winter & Cold and Winter Survival

2018 theme: Travel & Tropical and Urban Survival

2019 theme: Summer, SCUBA & Altitude and Summer Survival

Past themes:
2014 Winter & Cold and Winter Survival

2015 Travel & Tropical and Urban Survival

2016 Summer, SCUBA & Altitude and Summer Survival


Final Update (Sept 12):

I sent an email to those who registered with details on what to expect this weekend around midnight Monday evening.   If you did not get this email (as I received a few "bouncebacks") let us know your current email (email Cathy Coulson) and we will resend.  IRMA AVERTED!  STAND DOWN HURRICANE ALERT!!!!!  Locals ( as of Tues evening have no rain for entire weekend.  80/60 split for temps.  Partly sunny.  Hmmmm.  Who would have thought?!!  I'm still gonna watch the radar but Irma seems to be breaking up quickly.

  We have some great surprises and fun in store!!!!!  Get ready for some Wow moments!

-Wild Med Web Team

If you register for our Conference, an Introductory email will be sent one week before the beginning of the Conference.  It will contain a ton of information to assist in your preparation for the Conference!  If you do not get the email by noon on the Monday immediately preceding the Conference, contact us via the Registration tab as we may have an incorrect email for you.


11th Annual Wilderness Medicine & Survival Skills Conference

September 15-17, 2017