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Wilderness Medicine

10:00-11:00am: Travel Associated Infections:

Prevention and Treatment- this session will cover common infectious diseases encountered by travelers overseas and in the wilderness, how to avoid them, and what to do if you or your travelling companion becomes ill.

11:15am-12:15pm:  Allergic Reactions in the Backcountry:

This session will cover allergic reactions and anaphylaxis in the wilderness environment, including prevention, treatment, and how to get the most out of your Epi-Pen.

1:45pm-2:45pm: Evacuations: When to do it and How:

Safety is a crucial component to outdoor exploration. Join us for our wilderness first aid series that will provide information and hands on learning for different medical skills needed to feel confident in your next outdoor adventure. Planning for and executing quick evacuations is a necessary backcountry skill. In this session we will learn how to construct contingency plans ahead of time, and how to react swiftly and safely to evacuate in a moment of emergency.

3pm-4pm: Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Environmental Conditions:

Safety is a crucial component to outdoor exploration. Join us for our wilderness first aid series that will provide information and hands on learning for different medical skills needed to feel confident in your next outdoor adventure. Don’t let the weather hold you back from getting outdoors! This workshop will give you the tools to deal with weather induced health conditions such as hypothermia, hyperthermia, dehydration, heat stroke and frostbite.

4:15-5:15pm: Backcountry Medicine Q & A: Ask the Doctors:

Safety is a crucial component to outdoor exploration. Join us for our wilderness first aid series that will provide information and hands on learning for different medical skills needed to feel confident in your next outdoor adventure. In this session you will have the opportunity to ask doctors all your burning wilderness first aid questions.