We have definitely missed holding this conference and are so excited to be offering a new version this year! Due to many factors (thanks, COVID), we will be offering a somewhat smaller and more personal conference this year with a limited number of spots for attendees, so register NOW! It is certainly guaranteed to be a great learning environment with lots of extra fun and food for all. 


Topics will cover an assortment of essential wilderness emergency medicine. Please refer to the 14th Annual Conference Itinerary page for more detailed information on workshops and demonstrations.


14th Annual Wilderness Medicine & Survival Skills Conference

Saturday & Sunday, October 8th & 9th, 2022

360 Deagen Rd., Hanover, PA 17331

All meals are included with registration!
No additional charge for on-site camping!  

We believe we are the longest running Wild Med Course in the Mid-Atlantic Region and this year is our 14th 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 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 go to The Wilderness Medical Society's home page

Click here to see the WMS website describing the FAWM


Our Conference typically follows a three year rotation of themes:
2021 theme: Travel & Tropical / Urban Survival
2022 theme: Summer, SCUBA & Altitude / Summer Survival

2023 theme: Winter & Cold / Winter Survival


WellSpan York Hospital's Emergency Medicine Residency (click here)


14th Annual Wilderness Medicine &

Survival Skills Conference

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WildMed Oktoberfest 2022

​October 8th & 9th, 2022