Cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19 travel concerns.
Physicians and other medical professionals who engage in wilderness activities, who counsel individuals who take part in such activities, or who are likely to encounter illness or injury in remote or resource-limited settings.
The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 10 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
10 California Continuing Education credits are available for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.
Trail / Mountain Running and Mountain Biking with CME Classes in Chamonix
Experience the Alps with the Running Adventure of a Lifetime and earn CME Credit While You DO It!
Chamonix is the global hub of trail and mountain running and provides the ideal base for our summer wilderness medical education course. We have partnered with Run the Alps to offer this unique course that will please running enthusiasts of all abilities. You’ll experience unrivaled views and classic mountain trails with instruction from local guides. Each day will have shorter as well as more strenuous options available, along with instruction on trail running topics such as descending confidently and efficiently. Also included is an overnight stay in one of Italy’s famous high mountain huts. In addition to our regular CME package, we will also have time with PGMH, the renowned helicopter rescue service based in Chamonix, as well as optional presentations on foot care, nutrition, and other running related topics. You will have the opportunity to gain valuable advice from experienced ultra, trail and mountain runners, as well as free time to explore the Chamonix area.
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- 10 hours of Category 1 CME issued by the WILDERNESS MEDICAL SOCIETY
- 7 days / 6 nights of guided trail running with an IML-Certified Guide
- All accommodations including 5 nights at a 4-star hotel in the heart of Chamonix and 1 night at a mountain lodge
- Geneva-Chamonix shuttle to and from airport
- Supporting packages sent to all clients, including Run the Alps’ Guide to Trail Running in the Alps
- All breakfasts
- Trail running snacks during the day as well as during educational presentations
- Group dinner on 3 nights
- Optional presentations on running related topics
- Daily yoga, mind/body work with certified yoga instructor
- A chance to learn from a European helicopter mountain rescue service
Learn practical wilderness medicine skills in an outdoor environment
Through lectures, hands-on sessions, and scenarios, you will enhance your medical training and learn to apply your medical knowledge to the outdoor environment. CME classes will typically happen in the evening. The hands on practice and scenarios will occur throughout the course at a variety of times appropriate to the scenario and the days activity.
- Introduction to Wilderness Medicine
- Wilderness Patient Assessment
- Heat Related Illness
- Lightning Injuries
- Wound Management and Burns
- Drowning/Submersion/Dive Injuries
- Bites, Stings, Animal Attacks
- Cold Related Illness
- Wilderness Trauma - Case Based Workshop
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Photo: Run the Alps/Kim Strom Photo
After attending this conference, the participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate increased awareness of medical problems unique to the wilderness and austere environments
- Prevent, diagnose and manage illnesses or injuries in the wilderness and/or remote location
- Promote increased awareness of safety and accident prevention in wilderness surroundings
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 Wilderness Medical Society and Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC reserves the right to change or substitute course faculty without advance or prior notice to participants.
All faculty reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose.