Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference 2013

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April 24th, 2013
The Genesee Grande Hotel
Syracuse, NY

UPSTATE Medical University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
UPSTATE Medical University designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Policy
To ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all certified CME activity UPSTATE Medical University requires that all planners, faculty and individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that might be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest. Detailed disclosures will be made in writing prior to speaker presentations.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Recognition from Upstate Medical University and will be awarded 2.25 hour BLS and 4.5 hours ALS CME Credits from the Central New York Emergency Medical Service Program.

FAWM Accreditation
Wilderness medial Society Academy of Wilderness Medicine; Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM ™) is designed for individuals who want to be acknowledged for their professional achievement in Wilderness Medicine and validate their training for their patients and clients. FAWM credits will be available for selected sessions. For more information about the FAWM program visit

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Contact: Rose More
Phone: 315 464-4851

7:30 - 8:00 am Registration/Sign-in & Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45 am Welcome & Introduction
Video Vignettes of Extreme Endurance

Jeremy D. Joslin, MD, FAWM
8:45 - 9:30 am Keynote Lecture
Applied Wilderness Medicine: From Business Consulting to School Trip Planning
Matthew Ladbrook, MBChB, PhD, MRCGP, FAWM
9:30 - 10:15 am The Medical Director: Cases from Baxter State Park
J. Matthew Sholl, MD, MPH, FACEP
10:15 - 10:30 am Break
10:30 - 11:15 am Adventures Gone Bad: ED Cases and Management
Alejandro C. Stella-Watts, MD
11:15 - 12:00 pm Real Cases of High Altitude Illness
John B. Tanner, MD
12:00 - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 - 1:45 pm The Academic Side of Wilderness Medicine
Renee N. Salas, MS, MD
2:30 - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 - 3:30 pm MythBusters: Hypothermia Resuscitation
David Merino, MD
3:30 - 4:15 pm Evidence-based First Aid: Not Your Grandpa's First Aid
Garreth C. Debiegun, MD

Jeremy D. Joslin, MD , FAWM (Course Director)
Director, Wilderness & Expedition Medicine Fellowship
CNY EMS Physician Response Team, MD-11
Event Medicine Services
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
Trevor Black, MD
Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY
Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician
Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Garreth C. Debiegun, MD
Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Portland, ME
Assistant Clinical Professor
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, MA
Matthew Ladbrook, MBChB, PhD, MRCGP, FAWM
Medical Director, Sentinel Consulting Ltd
Chief Medical Officer, Earthwatch Institute
Windsor, UK
David Merino, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident
New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, NY
Renee N. Salas, MS, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Wilderness Medicine Fellow (2013-2015)
Boston, MA
J. Matthew Sholl, MD, MPH, FACEP
Medical Director, Maine Health EMS Program
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Tufts University Medical School
Portland, ME
Alejandro C. Stella-Watts, MD
Emergency Medicine Resident
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
John B. Tanner, MD
Fellow, Wilderness Medicine
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor, Department of Surgery
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

From the Conference Chair

We're looking forward to seeing you at the Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference this coming Spring. Our goal is to provide a conference and meeting opportunity for healthcare providers of the northeast states. Whether you're an EMT, medical student, resident, or practicing physician, this conference will be worth attending.

Interested in how the NY State DEC performs a search operation? Interested in cutting-edge research on advanced topics in wilderness medicine? We're putting together a fantastic syllabus and really hope you plan to join us.

See you there!

Jeremy Joslin, MD, FAWM
Conference Chair

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