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National Conference on Wilderness Medicine Big Sky Resort 2012

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  • 1. Lodging Traveling to Big Sky BIG SKY, MONTANA – ROCKY MOUNTAIN RECREATION PARADISE “Great things are done when men and mountains meet…” 26th Annual PERMIT NO. 348 TIME VALUE U.S. POSTAGE Medford, OR Pre-sorted LODGING BEGINNING AT $89! BIGHORN and ARROWHEAD CONDOMINIUMS Standard These fine units offer three bedrooms and are within an easy PAIDA wide selection of hotel rooms and condominiums have Wilderness Medicinebeen reserved for conference participants. A sampling of walk to the conference center. Rates start at $210.accommodations is listed below. VILLAGE CENTER SUITES - New, 1-and 2-bedroomTraditional HUNTLEY LODGE is located at the base of slopeside condo units. Rates start at $145. Wilderness Medicine Lone Mountain and is WHITEWATER INN - 10 miles from conference center. Big Sky Resort, Montana July 25 - 29, 2012 adjacent to the confer- Rates starting at $89. ence center. There is an TRAVEL TO BIG SKY elegant dining room, With excellent air service, Big Sky is easy to reach from any Chet’s Bar, outdoor heated pool, Jacuzzi, major city in the US. Flights are operated daily by Delta, saunas, game room. United, and Horizon Airlines. Big Sky is located 43 miles International Conference on south of Bozeman. The drive takes you along the spectacular Big Sky, Montana Rates start at $119. SHOSHONE Gallatin River, star of the movie, A River Runs Through It. LODGE – Deluxe view Have your camera ready to capture the bountiful wildlife Spectacular Yellowstone National Park is only condominiums next to you may encounter. 18 miles south of Big Sky. the conference center. Suites to accommodate EXCLUSIVE TRAVEL DISCOUNTS The official agent for the WILDERNESS MEDICINE con- WELCOME TO MONTANA – “BIG SKY” COUNTRY! up to 6 people. Rates Montana has been called the “last best place in the country.” Big Sky, Montana has been chosen for this meeting because of its start at $189. ference is A Meeting by Design. In addition to handling all your conference requirements A Meeting by Design offers wonderful natural beauty, first-class meeting and lodging facilities, and its close proximity to Yellowstone National Park. The SUMMIT HOTEL/ true “one stop shopping” for all your travel needs. nearby Gallatin River was the star of the movie “A River Runs Through It”. The summer weather at Big Sky is ideal – usuallyCONDOMINIUM – Big Sky’s finest accommodationswith rooms from hotel and studio to a 3-bedroom condo- Special meeting discounted airfares are negotiated for warm sunny days and cool nights. The landscape is lush and green with an abundance of wildflowers, and the surrounding peaks COURSE OBJECTIVES Beehive Basin –– Big Sky Resort Backdrop WILDERNESS AND TRAVEL MEDICINEminium suites. Rates start at $156. travel purchase in advance. Call A Meeting by Design Toll can be snow-capped into late summer. a) To educate participants in the pathophysiology, recognition, and treatment of a variety of medical problems commonly encountered in wilderness environments and settings remote from hospital or definitive care. Phone: Toll free 1 (888) 995-3088STILLWATER CONDOMINIUMS – within easy walk- Free at 888-995-3088 or book your reservations online at Big Sky is a wilderness recreation paradise. Backcountry trails radiate in all directions to access National Forest and wilderness www.wilderness-medicine.com www.mtnreg.com/bigsky b) To help establish a set of treatment priorities for care of the sick or injured in wilderness settings.ing distance to the conference center. Rates start at $106. areas. Fishing is great in the local streams and lakes. Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, c) To educate participants in basic aspects of improvised care, rescue, and evacuation. 380 Ice Center Lane, Suite C RECREATION / ACTIVITIES wildlife viewing, and just about any wilderness activity you can think of is available here. # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # d) To teach participants certain “field skills” which might enable a physician to be more “capable” in a setting remote from definitive care. Some of these topics include wilderness survival skills, planning an expedition Bozeman, MT 59718Discover why Montana is called Big Sky Country! We have put together some of the areas best offerings to enhance medical kit, field water disinfection, and “improvisational” medical skills.your overall experience of this fantastic destination. A brief outline follows or you can view the full e) To educate participants about some of the current recommendations regarding prophylaxis and treatment fordetails and descriptions on line at www.mtnreg.com/bigsky or call one of our agents at 888-995-3088. so – called “Traveler’s Illnesses”.DISCOVER YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK  ONLY 18 MILES SOUTH! This series of workshops and activities have been designed to maximize enjoyment and education for your entire family. Our Wilderness f) To discuss and review recent investigative studies and literature on wilderness medical topics. #— Education Program for Children is nationally acclaimed and classes fill quickly! Please register early as space is limited. Target Audience:Yellowstone, the world’s oldest national park, is a national treasure and a World Heritage site. Primary care physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and other health care providers who might encounter patients in remote settings or who SURVIVAL may treat patients that develop medical problems after visiting remote areas. No Outside Commercial Support has been received for this activity.Led by the fabled Old Faithful, the park has 10,000 geysers and hot springs, the greatest Survival for Kids — An interactive and educational workshop designednumber on the planet. Over 1,000 miles of trails lead through incredible scenery and allowvisitors to see bison, bighorns, bull elk, grizzly bears, moose, pronghorn, and trumpeter swans. exclusively for children that provides a positive, fun and rewarding expe- rience. Children learn how to avoid getting lost, how to spend a sur- Exciting Evening ProgramsSpectacular Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole are also nearby. vival night out and how to stay warm. They practice signaling andWHITEWATER RAFTING— on the blue ribbon Gallatin River- star of the movie“A River Runs Through It”. Exhilarating class III/IV whitewater and inspiring scenery make building improvised shelters. (Ages 6-12) Offered Daily, 8:30 – 11:30 am $60. Everest “ER”: Rafting the Gallatin River When American climber Joe Hughes developed High Altitude Pulmonaryfor a memorable experience! 1/2 day and full day trips are available. 888-995-3088. Survival for Teens — This course is designed to teach older childrenKAYAK INSTRUCTION— taught by the areas finest guides. Learn the basics of reading currents, catching eddies, and avoid- how to navigate safely and avoid getting lost in the backcountry, how Edema (HAPE) at 24,000 ft. on Mt. Everest, his teammates dragged himing obstacles. Enjoy 1/2 day instruction on the beautiful Gallatin River. Be sure to ask about the kids kayak clinics. down 7,000 vertical ft. to “Everest ER.” Located at nearly 18,000 ft, this Meet Legendary NGS Polar to build improvised shelters and fires, find food, and survive the unex- • Most Comprehensive Wilderness Medicine tent-based clinic, founded and operated by Dr. Luanne Freer, provides ever attended...this conference is such a unique one...such a wonderful “I was inspired on many levels - certainly the best conference I have “The only conference I’ve attended where I was continuously riveted to my • Children/Teens Survival, Navigation & First GUIDED FLYFISHING TRIPS — The Big Sky area is home to five blue ribbon trout streams all within • Up to 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Explorer, Will Steger pected night out. (Ages 12 and up) July 25, 1:00 – 4:00 pm or July • Meet with Leaders in Wilderness & Travel experience...it reminds me of why I went into medicine in the first place!”easy driving distance. Call East Slope Outdoors at 406-995-4369 for guided trips. 27, 8:30 – 11:30 am $60. medical care to climbers, Sherpas and trekkers in one of the world’s coldest Testimonials From Your Colleagues and most austere environments. Course Features: FLYFISHING INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOP — Our introduction to flyfishing will feature an hour Children learn to build improvised shelters.of instruction detailing stream conservation, equipment selection, fly selection, and fishing strategies, with a question FIRST AID Wednesday, July 25, 8:15 pm Luanne Freer, MDand answer session, followed by an hour of personalized casting instruction by a professional guide. After class, hire a Wilderness First Aid For Kids — This course will teach children how to recognize and manage common medical • “Hands-on” Practical Workshopsguide or go-it-on-your-own to practice your new skills on the Gallatin River, one of Montana’s finest trout streams. problems and emergencies. (Ages 7-12) July 26 or July 27, 8:30 – 11:30 am $60. • Nationally Renowned FacultyIncludes use of rod and reel. Wilderness First Aid For Teens — This exciting hands-on course is designed to teach young adults how to take care National Geographic’s • Wilderness Ultrasound Lab of themselves and others in an emergency. Includes a first aid kit and AHA Heartsaver First Aid/CPR certificate. (Ages • Exciting Evening Programs MONTANA BY HORSEBACK— Native wranglers saddle you up at the home- stead for a journey into the backcountry of Porcupine Creek where you will ex- perience outstanding views of the Gallatin National Forrest’s incredible vistas, 12 and up.) July 28, 8:30 – 12:30 pm $70. Baffin Island Expedition ORIENTEERING Alone in a Canadian Wilderness of ice-cut mountains, creeping glaciers, mountain meadows and spot wildlife. Two hour rides scheduled with longer trips and frozen fjords, a team of elite climbers, including legendary Alex available. Twelve years old and up. Orienteering — Teaches children and teens basic map skills in an outdoor setting. Make and use maps. Use maps for Lowe, confronted the ultimate in technical climbing: scaling the sheer Course Offered a fun scavenger hunt and mini-orienteering course. Price includes compass (Ages 10 and up.) Aid Workshops o Unableigt Sky? HIKING — Imagine endless trails, fresh air, unbelievable vistas, walking with July 26 or July 27, 9:00 – 11:45 am $60. wall of Great Sail Peak. Acclaimed National Geographic Photographer, the animals and you can begin to visualize the experience gained by hiking with Gordon Wiltsie chronicles the incredible climb to the summit of Great See inside for Wilderness & Orienteering Competition for Teens — Includes basic instruction in this international sport and a real competition B Travel Medicine in Tahoe, our local naturalists and wildlife guides. Beginner and intermediate hikes available attend side for Unable to attend Big Sky? Medicine or of course you can grab a map and explore on your own. using map and compass. Map and compass included. Prizes! July 28, 9:00 am – 12 Noon $60. Sail Peak on Baffin Island. Friday, July 27, 8:20 pm Gordon Wiltsie ROCK CLIMBING — Guided trips/instruction with Montana Alpine ACTIVITIES See in Tahoe Guides. Beginners to advanced skill levels. Fun for the whole family. “Go Hug A Tree!” — A guided nature walk designed for children. Parents welcome. July 28, 9:00 – 10:15 am $12. Lake se, in The Crossing of Antarctica August 2012 Horseback trip in the adjacent Rockies 406-586-8430. Adventure/Wildlife Movie — Nightly, 7 pm Free. Cour t 2012 seat and yearned for more.”Mount Everest Base Camp Trek Campfire & Sing-A-Long — Enjoy songs, stories & toasted marshmallows. July 27, 8:30 pm Free. Augus In Ernest Shackleton’s prospectus for the Endurance expedition Beautiful Location Near Yellowstone he wrote, “There now remains the largest and most striking of allWilderness Medicine CME See website for upcoming dates. KAYAKING/CLIMBING journeys --- The Crossing of Antarctica.” In July 1989, the re- Wall Climbing Clinic — Learn basics of rock climbing and belaying from experienced professional instructors. nowned American explorer Will Steger led a six-man Trans-Ant- (Ages 9-14). Daily, 9:00 am arctica International team on their 4,000-mile journey to see Kayak Clinic — Geyser Whitewater’s guides introduce your child to this exciting sport. (Ages 11-16) Daily, 10:00 am WILDERNESS ART CLASS July 25-29, 2012 sights no human had ever seen. Called “an adventure of the high- est echelon” (New York Times), this stunning account chroniclesWorldwide Active CME AdventuresAfrica • Galapagos • Inca Trail • Bhutan • Patagonia • Amazon Learn the basics of sketching & how to realistically depict scenes. We will go outside and sketch the wonderful scenery found in Big Sky. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. (Ages 12 and up) July 28, 2:00 – 4:30 pm $50. Wilderness Medicine the 220-day, 3,700-mile expedition of six men who were the first to cross Antarctica. Saturday, July 28, 8:30 pm Will Stegerwww.wilderness-medicine.com Medicine and the Spirit of Adventure www.wilderness-medicine.com R O  W–.  C --

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