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Please join Dr. John King and other faculty and local experts for the 2nd Annual Wilderness Medicine Conference! The conference will once again follow the Family Medicine Review Course, October 8.

New - Virtual Attendance Only

For everyone’s safety, we have decided to change to an all virtual format this year. While we realize this may be disappointing for some attendees, we felt it was in the best interest for the health and safety of everyone involved.  You will receive an email with instructions on how to access the sessions in the virtual conference a week prior to the start date.

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Course Director

John King MD Wilderness Medicine Conference

John G. King, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine
Vice Chair of Family Medicine
Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont
UVM Medical Center


1. Learn methods to improve safety in wilderness travel.

2. Discuss and ask questions about challenging backcountry scenarios with experienced medical personnel.

3. Practice potentially life and disability saving procedures for immobilization and transport in remote settings.


Target audience includes: Physicians, Nurses, EMTs, Paramedics, Other Primary Care Providers.


Jointly Accredited Provider TMIn support of improving patient care, The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Vermont designates this internet live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7.75 Nursing Contact Hours.

This conference meets Emergency Medical Service (EMS) continuing education topic recommendations. All content will be delivered via video conference in a virtual instructor led training format and acceptable for up to 7.75 hours of virtual instructor led continuing education.

Total number of Pharmacotherapeutic credits available: 0.75 credits.


The course will be viewed virtually via ZOOM and a link will be provided 1 week prior to the event.  


Fees for Virtual Attendance:

Physicians (MD, DO, ND) - $195

Advance Practice Professionals (NP, PA) - $130

Others - $95

Enrollment is limited; please register by September 22, 2020. After September 22, the tuition increases by $50. Walk-in registration may be welcome if there is space and will incur an additional $50 fee.


Refunds, less an administrative fee of $75, will be made only if notice of cancellation is received in writing by September 17, 2020. Refunds are not possible after that date. NOTE: Refunds due to the COVID-19 pandemic and conference postponement will be refunded in full, as requested.  Please call or email CMIE at UVMCMIE@med.uvm.edu as soon as possible with any questions.