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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. 20: 1200-1700

Conference begins with dinner on Friday Sept. 20: 1700-1800

Kickoff lecture: Friday Sept. 20 at 1800

Conference concludes Sunday Sept. 22 at 1700


This year is Summer Themed, so summer topics to be covered:

Reptile envenomations (Bowman)

Snakebite Demo (Bowman)

High Altitude (let's get high) (Altschuh)

White Water Trauma (Schrading)

Recreational, Professional & Technical Diving (Scott)

Gamow Bag (portable hyperbaric chamber) Demo (Schrading/ Baumeister)

"Summer in Antarctica" (our "coolest" summer topic) (Trierweiler)

Marine Creatures (trauma & envenomations) (Bowman/Scott)

Lightning (Barrett)

​Bees, Venomous Arthropods & Anaphylaxis, oh my! (Frei)
Tic-Borne Illnesses & Zika (Steed)

Heat Illnesses (Schrading)

Dive Medicine (when things go wrong under water) (Bowman/Scott)

Poisonous Plants & Mushrooms (let's NOT get high) (TBD)


Other topics to be covered:

Survival topics:

Primitive Fire Starting (Survival Instructors)

Naked & Afraid, lessons learned (Survival Instructors)

Primitive Tools & Cordage (Survival Instructors)

Survival at Sea (Survival Instructors)

Bushcraft 101: using your surroundings to meet your daily needs (Survival Instructors)


Outdoor skills:

​Stargazing Demo (bring your own binoculars if you have them; weather permitting, McCracken)
Wild Women: Essential skills for Women in the Wilderness (Coppersmith)

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

Ultra Lightweight Travel Tips & Tricks (Trierweiler)

Land Navigation (Gibbons & McCracken)
All purpose Ropes and Knots (Bowman, Jarriel & Lippy)


Medical topics:

Introduction to Wilderness Medicine (Bowman)

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

​Trauma in the Austere Environment (Baumeister)

Duct tape and Safety pins: Medical Improvisation (Jarriel)

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



Friday

1200 - 1700





1700 - 1800

1800 - 1900

1900 - 2000

2000

2015


2000-2300

2300


Saturday

0730-0900


0900-1200







1200-1330

1230-1330



1330-1630







1630-1800

1700-1800



1800-2000







2000-2300

2300


Sunday

0700-0830

0800-0830


0830-1130







1130-1300

1200-1300



1300-1600







1600-1700

Itinerary

13th Annual Wilderness Medicine & Survival Skills Conference

September 20-22, 2019

Faculty


Survival Instructor(s)

 

 
Bowman
Bowman
Bowman

McCracken
 








Altschuh
Schrading
Survival Instructor(s)
Coppersmith
Scott

 
Holt

Schrading/ Baumeister



Baumeister
Bowman
Beau
Trierweiler

Holt

 
Carroll/ Gibbons




Bowman/ Scott
Barrett
Survival Instructor(s)
Frei

Steed
 

 

 

Cassone



Schrading
Bowman/ Scott
Survival Instructor(s)
TBD
Trierweiler


Holt

Schrading/ Baumeister


Jarriel
Barr, et al
McCracken/ Gibbons
Bowman/ Jarriel/ Lippy
Survival Instructor(s)

EVERYONE!!

We are very excited to offer such a unique course.  See below for a sample of what to expect during this weekend!!

Schedule of Events:

​(faculty and content subject to change)

September 20, 2019
Pre-Conference Workshop (click here):

Survival & Primitive Skills

Main Course:

Dinner
Introduction to the Wilderness Medicine Weekend
Reptile Envenomations

Snakebite Demo

Stargazing Demo, bring your binoculars (weather permitting)


Campfire, Movie, S’mores

Lights Out!! No exceptions: Bedtime​

September 21, 2019

Breakfast


Workshops: pick three (1 hour each):
A: High Altitude
B: White Water Trauma
C: Primitive Fire Starting
D: Women in the Wilderness
E: Recreational, Pro & Tec Diving

Lunch
A. Meet & Greet w/Ryan Holt, demo of items from Naked & Afraid

B. Gamow Bag Demo (climb inside a portable Hyperbaric Chamber)


Workshops: pick two (1 ½ hours each):
A: Trauma in the Austere Environment

B: Field Water Disinfection

C: Naked & Afraid, lessons learned

D: "Summer in Antarctica"

E: Primitive Tools & Cordage

Dinner: Pig Roast
Demo: Strengths & Limitations of Electronics in the Wilderness:

            A Review & Buyer's Guide


Workshops: pick two (1 hour each)
A: Marine Creatures (Trauma & Envenomations), only from 1800-1900
B: Lightning
C: Survival at Sea
D: Bees, Venomous Arthropods & Anaphylaxis, oh my!
E: Tic-Borne Illnesses & Zika


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

September 22, 2019

Breakfast

How to Get Involved in Wilderness Medicine, a Breakfast Talk


Workshops: pick 3 (1 hour each)
A: Heat Illnesses
B: Dive Medicine (SCUBA related problems)​, only from 1030-1130
C: Survival Kits

D: Poisonous Plants & Mushrooms
E: Ultra Lightweight Travel Tips & Tricks

Lunch
​A. Meet & Greet w/Ryan Holt, demo of items from Naked & Afraid
B. Gamow Bag Demo (climb inside a portable Hyperbaric Chamber)


Workshops: pick 2 (1 ½ hours each)
A: Duct Tape & Safety Pins: Medical Improvisation And Improvised Splinting
B: OMM (Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine) in the Wild
C: Orienteering (aka, Don't Get Lost)
D: All Purpose Ropes & Knots
E: Bushcraft 101: Using your surroundings to meet your daily needs


Breakdown (many hands make light work)