Academic Wilderness Medicine: Fundamentals and Implementation of Curriculums Into Medical School and Residency

Sponsored by the SAEM Wilderness Medicine Interest Group

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM


This workshop may be added to your SAEM19 registration!



Globalization has increased the ease of remote travel, the popularity of backcountry sports, the incidence of natural disasters due to climate change, and the need for humanitarian response to those disasters — leading to rising incidences of improvised medical care, which is the hallmark of wilderness medicine. Emergency physicians are uniquely equipped to provide this improvised medical care; consequently, wilderness medicine has become a robust academic subspecialty of emergency medicine. Participants in this workshop will be instructed on the fundamentals of wilderness medicine so they can effectively teach the subspecialty as well as provide care outside of an emergency department.  


Tracy A. Cushing, MD MPH - University of Colorado
Katja Goldflam, MD - Yale Department of Emergency Medicine
Isabel Algaze Gonzalez, MD - University of California Irvine Health
Sanjey Gupta, MD - Long Island Jewish Medical Center/Northwell Health
N. Stuart. Harris, MD, MFA - Massachusetts General Hospital/ Harvard Medical School
Hillary R. Irons, MD PhD FACEP - UMass Memorial Medical Center
Henderson D. McGinnis, MD - Wake Forest Baptist Health
Christopher Peluso, DO - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Lara Phillips, MD - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine
Walter Schrading, MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham

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