Course Dates

Sunday, July 27, 2025

We have partnered with Run the Alps to offer this course. Run the Alps will provide world class guiding and logistics and Tahoe Wilderness Medicine will teach the CME on the course.


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 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 with CME Classes in Chamonix

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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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What's Included

  • 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 4 nights at a 4-star hotel in the heart of Chamonix, 1 night in a 3-star hotel in Courmayeur, and 1 night at the Bonatti mountain hut.
  • Geneva-Chamonix shuttle to and from airport
  • Transfers between Chamonix and Courmayeur
  • Run the Alps' internationally certified guide.
  • 10 hours of Category 1 continuing medical education credit issued by the Wilderness Medical Society
  • 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
  • A chance to learn from a European helicopter mountain rescue service
We’ll visit with Chamonix’s mountain rescue service, the PGHM (Courtesy photo: PGHM).

We’ll visit with Chamonix’s mountain rescue service, the PGHM (Courtesy photo: PGHM).

What's Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Spa/Massage treatments available at hotel for additional charge

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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

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.


John Anderson
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John Anderson is a board certified emergency medicine physician at a busy tertiary care trauma center as well as a rural, critical access hospital and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine (UNSOM). Prior to medical school he worked in the field as a river guide for 10 years, and has extensive personal experience in ultrarunning, alpine climbing, backcountry skiing, and other wilderness pursuits. In addition to clinical practice he also currently provides medical direction or care for various ultrarunning races from 100k trail races in California to multi-day stage races in the Gobi desert of China and is the Medical Director for the Broken Arrow Skyrace. He heads the Medical and Safety Commission for the International Trail Running Association, and is the medical advisor for Run the Alps. Dr. Anderson also has a wide range of teaching experience including developing and teaching medical curriculum for national park service rangers and ski patrollers, teaching Advanced Wilderness Life Support for physicians, teaching Swiftwater rescue, providing instruction for medical students and residents, and has won teaching awards in this realm. John Anderson has a BA from the University of Montana, completed his MD at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and completed an Emergency Medicine residency and chief residency at Denver Health Medical Center.

Faculty Disclosure

All faculty reported no relevant financial relationships to disclose.