Overview of the schedule and a listing of topics (a bit more info than the above schedule of events)

Pre-Conference Workshops (optional, additional fee) Friday Sept. 15: 1200-1700

Conference begins with dinner on Friday Sept. 15: 1700-1800

Kickoff lecture: Friday Sept. 15 at 1800

Conference concludes Sunday Sept. 17 at 1700


This year is Winter Themed, so winter topics to be covered:

Hypothermia (Schrading)

Frostbite and Trenchfoot (Elertas)

Performance clothing for Winter Activities (Bowman)

Avalanche Awareness: Trauma, Rescue and Treatment (Jarriel / Altschuh)

Winter Survival and Medical Kit for your Vehicle (Bowman)

Hunting, Fishing & Snowsports Injuries (Elertas)

Improvised Winter Shelters (Yurachek)

What's it like to Ski Patrol, an Emergency Medicine Doc's perspective (Bowman)


Other topics to be covered:

Introduction to Wilderness Medicine (Bowman)

Reptile envenomations (Bowman)

Duct tape and Safety pins: Medical Improvisation (Stephens)

Venomous Arthropods (Schrading)

Wild Women: Essential skills for Women in the Wilderness (Coppersmith)

Children in the Wild, Pediatric issues in the Backcountry (Elertas)

Land Navigation (Gibbons & McCracken)

Primitive Fire Starting (Yurachek)

All purpose Ropes and Knots (Bowman & Lippy)

Improvised airway and chest injury treatment (Schrading)

Intro to High Angle Rescue (Gibbons)

Water Disinfection (Bowman)

Improvised Bushcraft: using the resources around you (Yurachek)

Improvised Litters (Yurachek)

A Climbing Accident: a patient's perspective (Yurachek)

When things go wrong in the Wild: Crisis management & Critical thinking (Wexler)

How to get involved in Wilderness Medicine as a Medical Student (Cassone)

​Sports Medicine Physiology: Homeostasis & Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia (Cassone)

OMM (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) in the Wild (Barr, et al)

​Trauma in the Austere Environment (Baumeister)

Portable Ultrasound in the Wilderness (Baumeister)

Psychological Impact of Injury & Trauma in the Wilderness (Barrett)

Strengths & Limitations of Electronics in the Wilderness: a Review & Buyer's Guide (Carroll)

Mountaineering: the Effects of High Altitude on Underlying Medical Problems (McCracken)

​Stargazing Demo (bring your own binoculars if you have them; weather permitting, McCracken)


September 15, 2017
Pre-Conferences (click here):
#1: Survival & Primitive Skills
#2: Lost Person Behavior: Search & Rescue

Main Course:

Dinner
Introduction to the Wilderness Medicine Weekend
Performance Clothing for Winter Activities

Reptile Envenomations (or... reptiles that almost got me)


Demo: Stargazing (weather permitting; bring binoculars if you have them)
Campfire, Movie, S’mores
Lights Out!! No exceptions: Bedtime


September 16, 2017
Breakfast
How to Get Involved in Wilderness Medicine as a Medical Student, a Breakfast Talk

Workshops: pick three (1 hour each)
A: Hypothermia
B: When Things Go Wrong in the Wild: Crisis Management and Critical Thinking
C: Improvised Winter Shelters
D: Avalanche Awareness: Trauma, Rescue and Treatment
E: Hunting, Fishing and Winter Sports Injuries

Lunch
Demo #1: Bowman's Surprise, part I

Demo #2: Portable Ultrasound in the Wild: eFAST  (extended Focused Assessment

                 with Sonography for Trauma)

Demo #3: Strengths & Limitations of Electronics in the Wilderness:
                 A Review & Buyer's Guide


Workshops: pick two (1 ½ hours each)
A: Overcoming challenges in the Wild: Children, Pediatric Medical Problems

     & the Outdoor Adaptive Athlete
B: Land Navigation
C: Primitive Fire Starting
D: All Purpose Ropes & Knots
E: OMM (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) in the Wild

Dinner: Pig Roast / Exotic Fruits & Veggie Dishes

Demo #1: Bowman's Surprise, part II

Demo #2: Portable Ultrasound in the Wild: Ocular Ultrasound & Measurement

                 of Intracranial Pressure

Demo #3: Adaptive Athletes in the Outdoors

Demo #4: "River" Rescue: First Aid and CPR for Dogs


Workshops: pick two (1 hour each)
A: Psychological Impact of Injury and Trauma
B: Trauma in Austere Environments
C: Improvised Litters: using your gear and what you find in the wild
D1: Water Disinfection (offered first rotation only)
D2: Around the World in 60 Minutes: Wilderness Medicine & Global Health
E: Sports Medicine Physiology: Homeostasis and Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia


Ice Cream Social, Campfire, Movie, S’mores
Lights Out!! No exceptions: Bedtime

September 17, 2017
Breakfast


Workshops: pick 3 (1 hour each)
A: Frostbite and Trenchfoot
B: Venomous Arthropods
C: A Climbing Accident: a patient's perspective
D: Mountaineering: the Effects of High Altitude on Underlying Medical Problems
E: Wild Women: Essential Skills for Women in the Wilderness


Lunch

Demo #1: Bowman's Surprise, part III

Demo #2: Portable Ultrasound in the Wild: Vascular Flow & Fracture Identification

Demo #3: Gamow Bag (climb inside a portable Hyperbaric Chamber)


Workshops: pick 2 (1 ½ hours each)
A: Improvised Airway and Chest Injury Treatment
B: Intro to High Angle Rescue
C: Improvised Bushcraft: using the resources around you
D1: How to get involved with the National Ski Patrol (offered first rotation only)
D2: Winter Survival & Medical Kits for your Vehicle (offered second rotation only)
E: Duct Tape and Safety Pins: Medical Improvisation


MedWars: a mini-Adventure Race

Breakdown (many hands make light work)

​​​​ August 24 update: Bowman here: things are shaping up quite nicely.  We have some cool surprises for you this year!  If you thought a whole alligator or Helicopter landing were cool...  well, I just can't say.  Why?  I love surprises!  I'll just say: get ready for some more "Wow" moments!!

PA Wild Med.com

Faculty


Yurachek
Solomon/ Sward

 

 
Bowman
Bowman
Bowman


McCracken


 
Faculty


Cassone


Schrading
Wexler
Yurachek
Jarriel/ Altschuh

Elertas
 

Jesse, Mark & Len
Baumeister, Frei & Steed


Carroll



Elertas


Gibbons/McCracken
Yurachek
Bowman/M. Lippy
Barr, et al

 
Jesse, Mark & Len

Baumeister, Frei & Steed


York Divers & Ski Liberty

Coppersmith & "River"



Barrett
Baumeister

Yurachek
Bowman

Frei
Cassone



 
Faculty




Elertas

Schrading
Yurachek
McCracken
Coppersmith


Jesse, Mark & Len

Baumeister, Frei & Steed

McCracken



Schrading
Gibbons
Yurachek
Bowman
Bowman
Stephens


Gibbons
EVERYONE!!

11th Annual Wilderness Medicine & Survival Skills Conference

September 15-17, 2017

Schedule of Events:

​(faculty and content subject to change)

Friday
1200 - 1700





1700 - 1800
1800 - 1830

1830 - 1900
1900 - 2000


2030

2000 - 2300
2300

Saturday
0730-0900
0815-0845

0900-1200






1200-1330
1230-1330





1330-1630







1630-1800

1700-1800





1800-2000







2000-2300
2300

Sunday
0700-0830


0830-1130






1130-1300
1200-1300



1300-1600








1600-1700
1600-1700

Itinerary