Type: Article
Date Posted: Jul 22, 2021
An estimated 30 million individuals in the United States have diabetes, and exercise and outdoor activities have well-established benefits. Diabetes presents a specific set of management challenges for individuals pursuing wilderness activities.
Type: Event
Date Posted: Nov 25, 2020
We encourage you to register for the upcoming conference and book your hotel accommodations. Please hold off on organizing your airfare at this time. WMS Staff will be in close contact as the conference approaches to advise you on airfare and COVID-19 Protocols.
Type: Event
Date Posted: Nov 25, 2020
The WMS 2021 Winter Conference is going virtual, February 21-25! Our summer conference was wildly successful in the virtual format, and we are excited to bring you a fantastic learning opportunity amidst the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. 
Type: Article
Date Posted: Nov 25, 2020
The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) reconvened an expert panel to update a set of evidence-based guidelines for spinal cord protection to guide clinicians and first responders in best practices during management
Type: Article
Date Posted: Nov 25, 2020
Activities in the outdoor and austere environments often involve exposure to bodies of water. With this exposure, especially if by way of water sports and recreation, comes the risk of drowning.
Type: Media
Date Posted: Jul 12, 2020
The Petzl Foundation is sponsoring scientific research to decrease risks on the normal route to Mont-Blanc. The Mont-Blanc rising to 4,809 meters is the highest peak in the Alps. It is also one of the deadliest summits in the world.
Type: Article
Date Posted: May 05, 2020
Hyponatremia refers to a lowering of the blood sodium content that can have severe health consequences. At its extremes, it can be life threatening. Hyponatremia that occurs during or after any exertional event is termed exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH).
Type: Article
Date Posted: May 05, 2020
The Wilderness Medical Society convened an expert panel of clinicians and researchers to appraise and update the WMS clinical practice guidelines for out-of-hospital evaluation and treatment of accidental hypothermia.