The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine

Santa Fe, New Mexico

May 29 - June 2, 2019


From War-zones to Hurricane Relief - Frontiers in Humanitarian Medicine (Guests Welcome) 

Dr. VanRooyen has devoted his career to improving the delivery of medical care and relief aid in many of the world's most austere environments.  He is the Director of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and author of The World's Emergency Room.  Join him as he presents recent challenges, advances, and lessons learned in humanitarian medicine.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 8:45 pm
Michael J. VanRooyen, MD

Humanitarian relief wilderness medicine CME
Expedition medical kit travel medicine CME

The Expedition & Travel Medical Kit - From the Tropics to the Tundra. What’s Common & What Works! (Guests Welcome) 

Preparing a medical kit for expeditions, travel, or recreation is a balancing act.  Space and weight concerns often force medical professionals to make difficult decisions about what they bring.  Each environment and situation calls for a unique set of items.

Dr. Donner has spent his career addressing these challenges and has been a consultant to prominent organizations including NASA and NOVA.  Dr. Donner will detail tools and medications with high utility and share practical strategies for packing your medical kits.

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:00pm
Howard Donner, MD

Wild Animal Attacks - Patterns and Prevention (Guests Welcome)

Learn how to stay safe when in the proximity of bear, mountain lions, and other wild animals.  Brian Horner has spent over 30 years training civilians and military personnel on wild animal behavior and attacks as part of his multi-disciplinary approach.  Learn practical strategies for prevention and response if threatened.

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:45pm
Brian Horner

Wild animal attacks wilderness medicine
Avalanche Awareness Wilderness expedition medicine

Avalanche Survival, Safety, and Rescue (Guests Welcome)

Many backcountry enthusiasts know someone who's been involved with an avalanche - either a close call or a tragedy.  Lanny Johnson is an avalanche expert - he's the medical advisor to the Jackson Hole Ski Patrol and former advisor and climbing park ranger in Grand Teton National Park.  Through a variety of stories, Lanny will detail the anatomy of an avalanche, potentially life-saving equipment, and decision making tips for the winter environment.

Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8:40pm
Lanny Johnson, FNP/PA

A Life of Exploration and Adventure in Photography (Guests Welcome) 

Nevada Wier is a multiple award-winning photographer who specializes in some of the most remote places and cultures on Earth. She has a remarkable ability to capture the unique essence of a time, place, or individual, with her images.  

Nevada has been published in numerous national and international publications, including: National Geographic, Geo, Islands, Outdoor Photographer, and Outside.  Sit back and enjoy a journey through fascinating cultures, rugged landscapes, and unique individuals from around the globe.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 7:00pm
Nevada Wier

Nevada Adventure Travel Photography
Opthomology travel medicine cataract outreach

Dreams In Focus - The Quest to Eliminate Treatable Blindness Abroad (Guests Welcome)

The impact of blindness on a resource-poor individual and family is often devastating. Cataract remains the most common cause of treatable blindness globally... and a procedure - that takes minutes - typically offers a new lease on life.

Join Dr. Oliva as he shares the incredible work of the Himalayan Cataract Project providing high volume surgery and instituting training models in some of the most remote and poor regions of our world.  Share in the joy of sight restoration as well as the challenges to overcome on the road to ending needless blindness.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 8:00pm
Matt Oliva, MD

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