Wilderness Medicine CME

San Francisco Bay Sailing Adventure

All Skill Levels

July 9 – 12, 2019

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS from $2,650

Our staff at 1-800-246-7238 is ready to help

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy OCSC Sailing facilities and instructors, repeatedly awarded “best sailing school in the US”

  • Students will crew with an instructor and other participants with similar skills

  • Wilderness & marine medicine CME lectures from leaders in the field: Howard Donner, MD & Karen V. Hoesen, MD!

  • Circumnavigate San Francisco Bay: Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, and more...

  • Racing! Test your progress in a timed circuit race

  • Stay aboard a yacht or at a variety of hotels within walking distance

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The most exciting sailing in North America

Four days of sailing and instruction on world-renowned San Francisco Bay during the prime summer season. Take the helm with the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline as backdrops on this adventure and skill building experience.

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Itinerary Snapshot

San Francisco Bay Sailing Adventure
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Trip Cost: $2,650*
Additional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)

*per person, based on double occupancy.

Questions? Ready to reserve your spot?
Speak to an expert at Bio Bio Expeditions - the award winning outfitter of this trip


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Testimonials From Your Colleagues

"Cannot say enough good about this course! Excellent in every way! Fabulous course content, perfect location. Will highly recommend this course to others! "

Robert Kenton, MD Radiology, Reno, NV

"All CME should be like this! A wealth of knowledge communicated in a wonderful manner! Course content was great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors---no matter what level. Guides were fun and safety oriented. Location was beautiful and so relaxing. My non-medical spouse loved the course and attended the lectures. Perfect combination of CME and fun!"

Deborah Wilson, MD Family Medicine / ER

"What a collection of expertise…where else could you learn so much, so well – in such a short period of time…I don’t know how you could improve…Thanks for a great week… 5 star!"

Donald Turner, MD (Fam. Practice), Dayton, OH

Faculty for the San Francisco Bay Sailing Adventure

Wilderness Medicine CME

Howard Donner

Howard J. Donner, MD: Filmmaker/Physician/Guide, Member 1997 Nova Everest Expedition; NASA consultant; expedition physician, 1988 American Kangchenjunga Expedition; Co- author of, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.

Karen Van Hoesen

Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD , FACEP: Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director, UCSD Diving Medicine Center, University of California San Diego School of Medicine.


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations
  • Snake Envenomation


"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
15 to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.

For more information or to register for this trip please call

Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238