Course Dates

Friday, November 2, 2018 to Wednesday, November 14, 2018
 

Ice Axe Expeditions will manage registrations for this course. Clicking on the registration button will take you to their site where you can sign up and pay for your course. Don't forget to click the CME option if you would like to attend the CME portion of the course and get your CME credits.

 
 

Course Location

 

Target Audience

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.

 

CME Information

The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

13 California Continuing Education credits are available for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics.

Antarctic​ ​Peninsula Expedition​:​ ​​Nov​ ​2018

Explore the Antarctica ​Peninsula​ with Ice Axe Expeditions and learn Wilderness Medicine

A once in a lifetime oppurtunity for those with an adventure-driven spirit. This expedition will combine continuing medical education (CME) with a unique opportunity to trek, ski and snowboard several of Antarctica's untamed peaks. Journey deep into the rugged landscape of one of earth’s last frontiers while enjoying the convenience, safety and comfort of the Sea Adventurer expedition ship. Sail past Cape Horn, across the Drake Passage and along the Antarctic Peninsula and join an exclusive group of intrepid travelers inspired by the legacy of Antarctic discovery.

Experience true modern exploration as you travel to a land covered by glaciers, never conquered by man. Travel through alleys of icebergs and study the blue mystery of such extraordinary formations of nature. Explore harbors and bays while surrounded by clouds of seabirds and become enveloped in the raw magnificence. Witness the profound beauty and isolation of a land covered by ice. Listen to glaciers calve and observe with wonder minke whales, black-browed albatross, snow petrels, penguins and seals.

Ponder the complexity of the fragile and dynamic ecosystem of the Antarctic Peninsula. Daily shore landings, lectures and zodiac excursions will cover the history, biology, geology and politics of our Southernmost continent. Actively explore this frontier or contemplate the social structure of a penguin colony.

For almost 20 years now, Doug Stoup, world's leading polar explorer and guide, has been taking clients to the most desolate destinations on the globe. Not only has Doug been to the poles more than anyone on earth, and Antarctica over 40 times, the experienced crew at Ice Axe Expeditions is ready to take you on a journey of a lifetime to Antarctica.

Pricing

  • Lower Deck Twin: $10,895 per guest 
  • Main Deck Twin (porthole): $11,895 per guest 
  • Main Deck Twin (window): $13,195 per guest 
  • Main Deck Twin Single: $18,690 per guest
  • Upper Deck Superior: $14,995 per guest
  • Upper Deck Deluxe: $16,195 per guest
  • Captain’s Deck Deluxe: $16,195 per guest
  • Captain’s Deck Suite Cabins: $17,995 per guest
  • Owner’s Suites: $19,995 per guest

Adventure Activity Options on this Voyage:

  • $1,000 fee for backcountry skiing
  • $1000 fee for sea kayaking
  • $500 fee for snowshoe trekking

What's included

  • 13 hours of Category 1 CME issued by the WILDERNESS MEDICAL SOCIETY and taught by Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC. Must pay the CME fee ($899) to attend CME sessions.
  • 1 night pre-expedition shared hotel accommodation in Ushuaia, Argentina. This room includes a continental breakfast.
  • Group dinner in Ushuaia.
  • Group transfers from the hotel to the ship on embarkation and from the ship to the airport on disembarkation and all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board the Sea Adventurer.
  • Shore landings and Zodiac excursions as permitted by weather and local conditions.
  • Presentations by our Expedition Team and guest speakers.
  • Expedition certificate.
  • Photographic DVD chronicling the voyage.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information package
  • Use of a pair of rubber expedition boots on loan for shore landings. These will be returned at the end of the voyage.

What's not included

  • Airfares to or from your home city, whether on scheduled or charter flights.
  • Passport and visa expenses. Tourist entry fees may apply depending on your nationality.
  • Any government arrival and departure airport taxes.
  • Ski or trekking equipment.
  • Any meals ashore with the exception of breakfast at the host hotel and the Welcome dinner on the evening prior to departure.
  • Baggage, cancellation and travel insurance (emergency medical and evacuation insurance is mandatory. Ice Axe can help you to arrange this insurance if you need assistance.)
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges onboard the ship or at the hotel.
  • Telecommunications charges or the customary gratuity at the end of the voyage for stewards, guides, and other service personnel.
  • Tips for guides and hospitality staff.

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 winter outdoor environment.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

WINTER

  • Acute Mountain Sickness
  • Hypothermia
  • Ski and Snowboard Injury Patterns
  • Avalanche Resuscutation
  • Frostbite
  • Fractures and Dislocations in the the Wilderness
  • Wilderness Medical Kits
  • Pre-hospital Patient Assessment and Care in the Wilderness
  • Wilderness Rescue for the Backcountry Traveler
  • Avalanche Rescue
  • Avalanche Case Scenarios

Educational Objectives

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.

Faculty

Andy Anderson
Technical Search and Rescue Advisor, Avalanche Forecaster
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Andy Anderson spent 15 summers working as a climbing ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park, on Mt. Rainier, and volunteering in Grand Teton National Park. In the winters he works as an avalanche forecaster for the Sierra Avalanche Center. Andy has been a ski patroller in the Northwest, an avalanche educator in Utah and Colorado, a volunteer forecaster in Moab, Utah, a snow researcher, an English teacher in Chile, and a climbing guide. He has over 15 years of professional avalanche and mountain rescue experience. When not forecasting avalanches, he spends his time running long races and trying to keep up with his wife and son on the rocks, in the mountains, and in the backcountry.
John Swanson
Education Director - MD, FACEP
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John Swanson is a board certified emergency physician at a Level II trauma center and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM).  He is currently the medical director for the Northstar Medical Clinic, which manages acute ski and snowboard injuries on the mountain.  He has served as medical director and assistant medical director for the Tahoe Forest Hospital District EMS and the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) in Reno respectively.  As well as the Medical Director for Careflight. Dr. Swanson is currently an ATLS instructor and has presented various topics in emergency and wilderness medicine to a variety of audiences including UNSOM, numerous ski patrols, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society for Academic Emergency Physicians. He is also AIARE level 1 and level 2 certified.
Bill Seline
Director of Avalanche Education - EMT_P, AIARE instructor, Mountain Guide
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Bill Seline has been a Mountain Guide and Instructor for Alpine Skills International for the past 14 years, guiding trips in Alaska and the Sierra, the Swiss and French Alps, and on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Bill also teaches level 1 and level 2 avalanche courses and has served on the American Institute of Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE), Education Committee. He is a member of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) and is a Level 3 Telemark Instructor. Bill has been certified as a Top Rope Site Manager and completed the Ski Guide Course with the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA). Bill is a Certified Paramedic and has worked on an ambulance for over 30 years; he is currently the Deputy Fire Chief of the Truckee Fire District and also teaches CPR, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Wilderness First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, and Wilderness EMT classes. He has been a flight paramedic with Care Flight and an Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) Instructor for the National Ski Patrol. He is a past member of the Far West Professional Ski Patrol and current member of the American Mountain Guides Association and Wilderness Medical Society. His education includes a Bachelor’s of Science from California State University, Fresno in Health Science and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Brandman (Chapman) University.
Eric Stendell
Medical Director - MD, FACEP, DiMM
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Eric Stendell is a board certified emergency physician at a busy Level II trauma center and a Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM). While training at the UCSF-Fresno Emergency medicine Program he gained extensive wilderness medicine experience while providing medical direction to area National Parks and providing medical training for Park rangers from all around the country. Dr. Stendell has completed the UIAA-ICAR Diploma in Mountain Medicine (DIMM), advanced wilderness life support (AWLS) course, and the AIARE level 1 and level 2 courses. He is an avid mountaineer, backcountry skier, rock climber and mountain biker. He has had the pleasure of combining these passions while working in local ski clinics (evaluating and treating acutely injured skiers – Northstar Medical Clinic), working as a physician on the Alpine Meadows Ski patrol and as a member of the local Search and Rescue (SAR). These duties have included providing medical training for ski patrollers, SAR team members, and Dr. Stendell is currently the medical advisor to the local SAR team. Dr. Stendell has given several conference lectures on wilderness medicine and most recently lectured and taught field sessions at the AWLS course in Lake Tahoe. He is also a candidate for the Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Faculty Disclosure

It is the policy of Tahoe Wilderness Medicine, LLC to disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest of faculty members related to the content of their presentation to participants to help the participants form their own judgment about the presentation.