UCSF CME: High Sierra Wilderness and Travel Medicine Conference


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Department: Emergency Medicine
Course Number: MMC19025
Activity Start Date: May 1, 2019
Activity End Date: May 3, 2019
Location: The Pines Resort
Bass Lake, CA

By 3/2/19
MD $400
AHP $325
Resident/Fellow $225
EMS $225
Non Medical $225

After 3/2/19
MD $425
AHP $350
Resident/Fellow $250
EMS $250
Non Medical $250



Join the University of California San Francisco - Fresno Department of Emergency Medicine at Bass Lake, California - gateway to Yosemite National Park - for the High Sierra Wilderness and Travel Medicine Conference. The conference is designed to meet the needs of those who may encounter life-threatening situations with limited resources. This includes not only emergency physicians, nurses and PAs, but also internists, family practitioners, backcountry rangers, EMS providers, members of the search and rescue community, and outdoor enthusiasts. Through both lecture and hands-on skills workshops, we will explore topics including survival and field treatment of environmental illness, rescue techniques, wound care, and fracture management. This course is proudly presented by the University of California San Francisco- Fresno Wilderness Medicine Program.

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Upon completion of the High Sierra Wilderness Medicine Conference, attendees should be able to:

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The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Course Outline:

Wednesday May 1, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 Initial Patient Assessment – Michelle Storkan, MD

8:30 - 9:20 Travel Medicine: The Before and After – Steve Stoltz, MD

9:20 - 9:50 Skills to Save a Life – Andrea Long, MD

9:50 - 10:30 Global Health & Personal Experience Working Abroad - Xian Li, MD

10:30-10:40 Break

10:40 - 1:15 Hands on Survival Skills Stations: Tourniquet use; Bleeding control; Cricothyrotomy; Needle thorocostomy; Chest trauma – how to deal with a sucking chest wound?; Basic airway maneuvers (peds and adult) ; Blister management; Splinting – upper extremity; Splinting – c-spine; Eye foreign bodies

1:15 Lunch and afternoon on your own


Thursday May 2, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 Surviving the Unexpected Night – Arun Ganti, MD

8:30 - 9:00 Dental Emergencies and Facial Trauma - Mike Darracq, MD

9:00 - 10:15 Animal Attacks – Janak Acharya, MD

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:00 Knots to Save Your Life– Roger Mortimer, MD

11:00-1:15 Hands on Stations: Litter making and carry techniques; Traction splinting for mid-thigh trauma; Shelter making; Fire building

1:15 Lunch and afternoon on your own

Optional Experience 1:30pm: PLEASE NOTE This optional event is now closed
Guided hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Join local experts during this optional activity on a hike in the surrounding mountains. The hike will last approximately 3 hours and will be of mild-moderate difficulty. Please pack your own lunch for this hike. No cost to the participant but advance registration needed.


Friday May 3, 2019

7:00 - 8:00 Registration and Breakfast

8:00 - 8:30 Baby Delivery in the wilderness – Cara McAnaney, MD

8:30 - 9:00 To Pump or Not to Pump – Roger Mortimer, MD

9:00 - 9:45 Dislocations in the Wilderness – Danielle Campagne, MD 9:45 - 10:15 Building the Best First Aid Kit – Wendy Hanna, MD

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 When Good Times Go Bad – Stories From the Field and Lessons Learned- Susanne Spano, MD

11:15-12:15 Lightning – Ed Lowder, MD

12:15-1:15 Hands on Session: Putting your new WM skills to work! Case scenarios with moulage
patients to utilize your new skills

1:15 Lunch and afternoon on your own

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Danielle Campagne MD

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Travel & Lodging:

The Pines Resort
54432 Road 432
Bass Lake, CA 93604
Phone number: (559) 642-3121

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations received in writing before 3/2/19 will be refunded, less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

Please email your requests to registration@ocme.ucsf.edu.

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