Wilderness Medical Society 2020 Winter Conference

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Wilderness Medical Society
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Feb 29, 2020 to Mar 4, 2020


WMS 2020 Winter Conference
February 29 - March 4, 2020
Sun Valley, Idaho


Sun Valley is where destination skiing was born.  In addition to the opportunity to experience some of the best snowshoeing and skiing in the United States, conference highlights include:

  • Up to 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM and FAWM core and elective credits.*
  • Hot topic lectures such as the complexity and gray areas of SAR, cutting-edge technology for backcountry medicine, advances in frostbite, collaboration of associate providers, assessment and decision making in avalanche terrain, nutrition for the endurance athlete.
  • Exciting optional hands-on workshops including ice axe, avalanche rescue & resuscitation, foot care, wound closure.
  • Interesting optional small group sessions including wilderness boot camp,  GME mini-lectures, improvised wilderness medicine.
  • Four exciting pre-conferences: Level 1 Avalanche Course (DiMM candidates only), Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC), Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DiMM) and Advanced Wilderness Life Support (AWLS).
  • Flexible schedule in a casual atmosphere which allows you plenty of time for education as well as free time for recreation with family and friends.

*FAWM credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.


Morning plenary sessions will cover all the essential winter wilderness topics. In the afternoons you can choose from indoor and outdoor small group sessions and optional hands-on workshops, or you may choose to take some time off to ski, snowboard, snowmobile, fat bike or visit the charming town of Sun Valley. This flexible schedule allows you to have plenty of time to combine business with leisure.

Registration fee includes lectures, all small group sessions, syllabus, four breakfasts, welcome reception and one ticket to the Tuesday evening keynote banquet. You may purchase additional tickets for your family and friends.


Medical professionals who engage in winter wilderness activities, including mountain travel, who counsel the individuals who take part in such activities, or who practice in locations in which they are likely to encounter individuals who have been injured in such activities.

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Sun Valley Inn
2 Sun Valley Road
Sun Valley, ID 83353
United States