Austria Ski CME Adventure — Wild Med Adventures

Austria Ski CME

Feb. 8th - Feb. 16th, 2019

Feb. 8th - Feb. 16th, 2019

  • Join our Austria Ski CME course in Feb. 2019 for an unforgettable experience.
  • This course is ideal for those interested in combining a ski vacation with adventure related CME or those looking to learn more about possible injuries and accidents encountered while traveling abroad and specific cold-related injuries / ski injuries. Our courses are also great for those travel enthusiasts, group leaders, climbers, skiers, EMT’s, paramedics, nurses, NP's, PA's or doctors with a desire to learn medical treatment in austere environments. We will complete the core curriculum of this CME certification course while skiing in St. Anton, Austria. Leave the planning to us and enjoy a nearly all-inclusive, hassle free stay. We have arranged transportation from Zurich to St. Anton, a 7 Night Stay in St. Anton with a  6-day Ski pass, all breakfasts and dinners and CME. Meet like-minded individuals and friends to last a lifetime on this one-of-a-kind CME getaway. We promise you won't be disappointed.   

FACULTY DISCLOSURE / CME

  • It is the policy of the Wild Med Adventures, LLC to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All faculty members are required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentations. 
  • Accordingly, the Wilderness Medical Society has determined there are no conflicts to report associated with this conference. 
  • ACCME Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Wilderness Medical Society and Wild Med Adventures, LLC. The Wilderness Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
  • The Wilderness Medical Society designates this educational activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

ATTENDING THIS COURSE YOU WILL:

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  • Learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medical skills for patient assessment, stabilization and evacuation.
  • Practice your skills while skiing or enjoying the beautiful mountains of Austria
  • Work with our expert faculty to develop your knowledge and awareness regarding austere medicine
  • Obtain up to 15.5 hours of CME and Fellowship credits from the Wilderness Medicine Society towards your FAWM
  • Our program focuses on treatment of the most common injuries and illnesses encountered while traveling to remote locations. 

CERTIFICATION:

  • Approved for up to 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and WMS FAWM Credits (FAWM credits will vary depending on which categories you need and if you already have received credits in the areas discussed at our conference)

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Beautiful Mountain Lodging in St. Anton, Austria with 6-day ski pass included
  • Ski non-stop for a week, from village to village, piste to piste 
    • over 82 lifts, 163 miles of marked trails and thousands of acres of off-piste terrain 
    • Ski-pass allows you to ski Lech, Zurs, St. Jakob, Stuben, St Christoph and anywhere in between
  • Wine and Cheese Welcome Party in St. Anton night of arrival 
  • Full European Buffet Breakfast Daily
  • 4-course Dinner each evening while in Austria 
  • Enjoy excellent food, drinks and hospitality with a rustic atmosphere
  • Earn CME in small group style
  • Build friendships to last a lifetime

ITINERARY: (Speakers and times may change slightly based on availability and weather) 

(Breakfast - B, Lunch-L, Dinner-D shown if included) 

  • Day 1 (Feb. 8th) - Depart Home City & Fly into Zurich

    • Try to arrive before 11AM to Zurich on Feb. 9th to recieve free Motor-coach Transport to Hotel 

  • Day 2 (Feb. 9th) -  Arrive Zurich - St. Anton (D)
    • Transport to St. Anton / Welcome Wine and Cheese Party / Introduction to Course
  • Day 3 (Feb. 10th) - Ski Day St. Anton (B,D)

    • Breakfast / Ski or Free Time / Evening Lectures

  • Day 4 (Feb. 11th) - Ski Day St. Anton (B,D)

    • Breakfast / Ski / Evening Lectures

  • Day 5 (Feb. 12th) Ski Day St. Anton (B,D)

    • Breakfast / Ski / Evening Lectures

  • Day 6 (Feb. 13th) - Ski Day St. Anton (B,D)

    • Breakfast / Ski / Evening Lectures

  • Day 7 (Feb. 14th) - Ski Day St. Anton (B,D)

    • Breakfast / Ski / Evening Lectures

  • Day 8 (Feb. 15th) - Ski Day St. Anton (B,D)

    • Breakfast / Ski / Evening Lectures

  • Day 9 (Feb. 16th) - Transfer to Zurich ZRH for Flight Home (B)
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MAIN EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:

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  • The goal of the Austria Ski CME Conference is to provide participants with a unique environment to experience essential medically-related topics and learn skills while collaborating with expert faculty through educational activities including lectures and Ski Adventure Excursions.
  • Development of this CME curriculum is formed by the following key objectives:
    • Provide educational opportunities based on core curriculum of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.
    • Provide education of value to providers who care for the medical needs and also those involved with coordination of mountain and ski related activities, including medical providers who must educate and instruct travel safety with their patients. 
    • Provide education of interest to wilderness and austere-activity enthusiasts.
  • After attending this conference, the participants will be able to:
    • Establish a set of treatment priorities for care of the sick or injured in remote settings.
    • Prevent, diagnose, and manage illnesses and injuries in austere environments.
    • Demonstrate increased knowledge and skills in recognizing and treating the most common illnesses and injuries encountered in remote environments, including mountain, ski and avalanche settings. 
    • Understand objective risk-assessment in wilderness environments from the perspective of the medical professional acting as a trip leader.
    • Understand the pathophysiology and management of acute emergencies related to remote environments.

THE  TEAM / FACULTY:

  • The travel logistics and leadership will be provided by Wild Med Adventures and Alphorn Tours. 
  • The Wild Med Adventures Team are all well traveled and experienced and promise to make your CME experience both educational and informative, but please note that we are only responsible for the educational aspect of this trip. We are not Guides and do not provide gear and/or other safety equipment for the adventure portion of this course. All risks of foreign travel, skiing, avalanche terrain, transportation to and from hotels, airports and resorts is at the risk of the client and may not hold Wild Med Adventures responsible in case of injury or emergency. (See Waiver) For more information regarding our instructor's background - please see BIO's for instructor information. 
  • Instructors: Ben Mattingly, MD, FAWM, Mike Cavanagh, PA-C.  (Instructors may change unexpectedly depending on availability)

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • EMT, Paramedic, Nurse, PA, NP, RRT, PhD or Physician to obtain CME accreditation. (Please Check with your governing body to ensure credits are acceptable)
  • If no CME needed, please feel free to attend and enjoy the lectures at no additional cost
  • A keen interest in wilderness & tropical medicine
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Prepare and bring proper clothing for different activities 

TRIP INSURANCE:

  • Delegates should have personal insurance to cover any in-country medical examinations or injuries, rescue/evacuation insurance as well as some form of trip insurance to cover missed flights, weather delays, illness, cancellations or other potential trip delays. We recommend Global Rescue for our Remote Medical Trips.  
  • Please seek a Travel Clinic or discuss your travel plans with your physician for any necessary vaccinations or pre-trip precautions you may need. 

 

TARGET AUDIENCE: 

  • Intended as continuing education for physicians, PA's, NP's, nurses, and medics who aspire to work or teach as a field instructor/provider in remote environments or who may work in remote clinics and deal with the injuries sustained in tropical environments.  
  • Graduates from other wilderness medicine programs (e.g. FAWM, MFAWM) who want to gain experience and skills in Remote Medicine. 
  • Individuals pursuing a Fellow of Wilderness Medicine degree (FAWM™)

ACCOMODATIONS:  

  • 7 Night Stay at the ideally located family run Hotel Nassereinerhof, located steps away from the new Nassereinbahn gondola, taking you directly into the heart of the vast ski area. 
    • Family Style Atmosphere, new sauna and steam bath, swimming pool with mountain view. 
      • Tyrolean-Style Restaurant with excellent food and a basement fun pub with entertainment and nightly live-music. 

 

COST SUMMARY

Depost: $1500

Course + CME:  $3750

Spouse/Partner Discount: **If you sign-up a non-medical spouse or partner with your enrollment their cost is discounted. 

  • Spouse / Partner (Non-CME): Shared Room $3000

Single Supplement: Limited availability (2 Rooms only); Add +$500

***3% Online Credit Card Fee included if you pay online

Included Package:  7 Nights lodging (shared accommodations) in St. Anton, Austria, Airport Pick-up and Transfer to and from St. Anton, All Breakfasts and Dinners in St. Anton, 6-day Ski-Pass, Welcome Party in St. Anton, CME, credits towards your FAWM, and a free Wild Med Adventures T-Shirt, Tank-Top or Hat. 

Excluded: International Flights not included, travel insurance, rescue insurance, personal gear including skis, boots, helmet, clothing, or other necessary gear.  All Lunches & all alcoholic beverages. Please see itinerary for included and excluded meals. Transportation outside of group transportation. Single Supplement

Maximum of  20; Minimum of 8 (Before purchasing airline tickets, please check with us to make sure we have reached minimum number)

 

 

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***Please note: Full payment due within 90 days of course or a $500 fee will be added to your final cost or we have right to cancel your reservation***

  • Cancellation Policy: Your deposit for the travel portion of the course is nonrefundable. The entire balance of your trip fee will be due 90 days prior to departure.  We recommend trip insurance for any unexpected illness and/or schedule changes or conflicts. If you have not paid in full prior to 90 days before the start of the course a late fee of $500 will be applied to your final cost or we have the right to cancel your trip. There will be no refund after 90 days prior to course. If you cancel before 90 days of beginning of trip you will be refunded 50% of trip cost. If you cancel trip 120 days before trip you will be reimbursed full price excluding deposit. 
  • If trip is cancelled due to insufficient numbers, we will reimburse all payments including deposit
  • We have limited spots for this trip. 

 

PLEASE INQUIRE WITH ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS

We hope to meet you in April and share the ultimate CME experience !