The AWLS certification course has grown significantly since its development at the University of Utah School of Medicine in 1997. The increasing demand for the certification resulted in the creation of a new organization, AdventureMed, to promote the responsible growth of the AWLS program. The mission of AWLS is to create competence in medical professionals, enabling them to prevent and effectively manage emergency medical situations outside traditional medical facilities. The AWLS certification is appropriate for any licensed medical professional, or medical professional in training, who has an interest in wilderness activities. Our graduates include outdoor enthusiasts, expedition participants, US Army and other military medical personnel, wilderness medicine academicians and Wilderness Medical Society Fellowship candidates.
Whether you’re new to climbing or have been at it for decades, the AAC is your single best climbing education resource. We have been at the leading edge of climbing education since we began publishing Accidents in North American Climbing in 1948. And today our education team is working with the UIAA and institutions around the country to establish national curriculum and safety standards to improve climbing knowledge and reduce accidents.
The Center is a regional non-profit organization dedicated to promoting quality medical care in limited resource ("wilderness") environments. The Center serves as a regional resource to southern Appalachian states -- North and South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, and Alabama. The Center promotes collaboration in wilderness medicine and addresses unmet needs in our region. We serve as a nexus for regional wilderness medicine-oriented institutions, agencies, and individuals.
Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine is an organization created in 2012 to fulfill a need for high quality affordable wilderness medicine education in the Southeast. The founders felt after hosting the 5th Annual Student Conference that there remained a need for more interactive and hands-on courses with scenario-based learning in the region. Blue Ridge Adventure Medicine is an effort to fill that void in the Southeast. We offer a variety of general and activity specific wilderness medicine courses which can be tailored to multiple ability levels from the healthcare provider in the wilderness to the outdoor enthusiast with no prior medical knowledge. In 2014, we changed from an LLC to a nonprofit group as this was more inline with our mission.
Dr. Douglas Firth was a young Toronto osteopath. In the late 1930s, wherever there was skiing, he mobilized people to provide rescue service to injured skiers. In 1940, he was asked by the Canadian Amateur Ski Association to organize and train a first aid and rescue group to patrol the ski hills – thus forming the Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP). Today, the CSP is comprised of more than 5,000 volunteers from coast to coast to coast in Canada in 59 zones and nine divisions.
The Hawk Ventures mission is exemplified by our motto: “ex chao, ordo”, meaning “from chaos, order”. We produce highly customized products and services, with meticulous and personal attention to your needs as a client. Our specialty is addressing needs in the most austere, challenging, and chaotic environments. Our specific programs include Wilderness EMS and wilderness medicine courses. The Carolina Wilderness EMS Externship™, the Carolina Wilderness EMS Summit™, and the Carolina Wilderness EMS Seminar™ are our flagship wilderness EMS programming targeted toward EMS Fellows and practitioners, but are completely open to and quite suitable for students as well.
The IMMC at the University of New Mexico is one of the premier programs for mountain emergency medicine and rescue in the world. Our faculty consists of mountain rescue paramedics, emergency medicine physicians, and mountain guides. We focus our teachings on internationally accepted and evidence based concepts, and strive to contribute to the general knowledge base of our field through research, education, and our own mountain rescue practice in New Mexico. Our internationally recognized courses equip health professionals with the knowledge and skills to adapt their medical practices to the mountains. Students leave ready to become technical and medical leaders for rescue teams around the globe.
IFAM was founded in June, 2007 in conjunction with the Telluride Medical Center and the University of Colorado to provide clinical care and consultation, conduct research and develop educational programs to optimize health as well treat medical issues affecting people who either live at, or travel to, high altitude. IFAM's goal is to make life at altitude, be it for work or play, a better place for all. IFAM is currently providing clinical and educational services and conducting research in the Telluride region. IFAM's plan is to expand its services and research to other mountain communities.
MedWAR is short for Medical Wilderness Adventure Race. It is a unique event that combines wilderness medical challenges with the growing sport of adventure racing. The race was also developed as a tool for teaching and testing the knowledge, skills, and techniques of wilderness medicine, and for promoting teamwork and collegiality among competitors. MedWAR is sanctioned by North American Educational Adventure Racing (NAEAR). The mission of MedWAR is to provide medical students, residents, health care professionals, and wilderness enthusiasts with a practical, interactive, and enjoyable curriculum for learning, applying, and evaluating emergency medical knowledge, skills, and techniques in a wilderness setting.
NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help you step forward boldly as a leader. We believe that anyone can be a leader; it’s our role to provide the environment and training to help you discover your full potential. We do that in classrooms close to home and in remote wilderness areas around the world. We’re an organization with heart, expertise, and wildness, and these qualities help us support powerful, authentic experiences.
The National Ski Patrol (NSP), founded in 1938, has followed its creed of "Service and Safety" since the establishment of skiing as a popular sport in the United States. As snow sports and guest services at areas have evolved over the years, so has the NSP, from a service organization to a modern-day professional education association. Today, the organization is composed of more than 30,000 patrollers serving over 650 patrols. These individuals include patrollers who are paid or who volunteer their time throughout the United States and at certain military areas in Europe. The organization’s members are engaged in the promotion of safety programs throughout the outdoor recreation community. NSP members work on behalf of local ski and snowboard areas to improve the overall snow sports experience for outdoor recreationists.
NWAC is a collaborative effort between the US Forest Service Northwest Avalanche Center and the non-profit Northwest Avalanche Center, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The mission of NWAC is to save lives and reduce the impacts of avalanches on recreation, industry and transportation in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington and northern Oregon through mountain weather and avalanche forecasting, data collection and education.
Founded in 2003, RMI has been providing medical equipment and experience-based remote and wilderness training since day one. Our expert medical training services are often coupled with our ancillary comprehensive medical support services to enhance the health and safety of our clients that travel and operate in challenging locations worldwide. With headquarters in Seattle, Washington, we offer our range of courses around the globe to best prepare our students to assess and treat ill and injured patients when definitive care is hours or days away. We educate students in an urban setting as well, as a background in remote medicine can help should an emergency or disaster restrict access to medical facilities.
Founded in 1932, the Union Internationale des Associations d’Alpinisme (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) is the international federation for climbing and mountaineering. The UIAA represents the interests of over three million climbers and mountaineers from member federations on all six continents. The UIAA has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 1995. The UIAA promotes the growth and protection of mountaineering and climbing worldwide by preserving their spirit and traditions, advancing safe and ethical mountain practices, promoting responsible access, culture and environmental protection, and supporting youth participation and the Olympic movement.
Wild Med Adventures, LLC offers continuing medical education throughout the world. We enjoy personally connecting with our clients, sharing stories, and learning from each of our experiences and mistakes while maintaining a highly professional and educational environment. I hope you enjoy our site and please feel free to submit your own CME ideas, so that we can work with you to make your dream a reality. Residents - We can help arrange electives for interested 3rd year residents to attend and/or help teach at our conferences. Please contact us with dates or possibilities and we will help arrange didactics, education, preparation, and approval from your home institution. For our Adventure Trips there will likely be a fee to attend but at reduced cost. Fellows - We are always looking for enthusiastic, fun, bright, & hard-working fellows to help teach on our Adventure CME trips. If you are interested in attending and want to gain experience climbing, traveling, and preparing a course - please let us know.
Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC specializes in the highest quality expedition, travel, and wilderness medicine CME conferences for medical professionals. Our courses prepare participants to become more adept at rendering emergency medical care in wilderness environments, which can be remote and austere. These courses are also excellent preparation for medical problems associated with foreign travel, medical missions, and disasters. Our Wilderness and Expedition Medicine CME conferences have earned a reputation of excellence for over 25 years largely on the strength of our world-class faculty. Another unique strength is the emphasis on more practical topics and workshops. We are also the largest provider of CME conferences in adventure travel locations worldwide.
Wilderness.net is a public wilderness information website formed in 1996 through a collaborative partnership between the Arthur Carhart National Wilderness Training Center and the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Research Institute--the federal government's wilderness training and research arms, respectively--and the College of Forestry and Conservation's Wilderness Institute at the University of Montana with the mission to connect federal employees, scientists, educators, and the public with their wilderness heritage
WMAI is dedicated to the development of remote and practical medicine around the globe. We are medical and rescue professionals, researchers, experienced educators, and advocates for healthcare in wilderness contexts. Our curriculum, overseen and continually revised by a committee of medical practitioners and academics, has been taught on all seven continents.
World Extreme Medicine, formerly ‘Expedition and Wilderness Medicine’, is the world’s leading provider of expedition, wilderness and remote medicine training courses for medical professionals as well as an International Diploma in Expedition Medicine and a gold-standard MSc program in Extreme Medicine. All of our courses are open to doctors, nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals providing medical cover in remote or austere environments. Students and non-medics are encouraged to discuss any training needs directly with the office team.