March 22 - 29TH, 2020


March 22nd - 29th, 2020

Join our First-Class 7 night Patagonia Fly-Fishing CME course at the Orvis Endorsed: Rio Manso Lodge near Bariloche, Argentina. 

  • This course is ideal for those interested in providing medical care / prevention to hunters and fishermen or those looking to learn more about possible injuries and accidents encountered while in austere environments. Our courses are also great for those travel enthusiasts, group leaders, climbers, walkers, EMT’s, PA's, NP's, nurses or doctors with a desire to learn more about remote medical treatment and preparation. We will complete the core curriculum of this Outdoor Sportsman CME certification course while fly-fishing in Patagonia and exploring the many rivers and creeks in this beautiful area. Enjoy 6 days of fly-fishing with the highly regarded Argentina guides, other activities included such as white water rafting, horseback riding, hiking trails, birding and more, 13 hours CME lectures / work-shops, excellent food and drinks including beer and wine while making new friends. In addition, earn credits towards your FAWM via the WMS society. This is a first class trip guaranteed. 

"Trip of a lifetime. Made friends that will last beyond the course. Practical/informative course work. Experiential learning is the definitive form of education. WMA is beyond compare"

"Outstanding course. Lots of medicine learned, great instructors, great camaraderie."

"Best F*$kin' Meeting Ever!"


  • Approved for up to 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and WMS FAWM Credits 

  • 13 FAWM Credits towards your Fellowship


LIVE - LEARN - EXPLORE: Patagonia CME Fly-Fishing March 2020

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  • An opportunity to Fly Fish in beautiful Patagonia with respectable fly-fishing guides while gaining valuable medical knowledge

  • Experience wilderness medicine in context doing what you love to do

  • Enjoy a full service lodge with excellent food, drinks and hospitality with a rustic atmosphere

  • Build friendships to last a lifetime

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

  • Day 1 – Sunday, March 22nd: Arrive in Bariloche Airport & Transport to Rioa Manso Lodge in time for Dinner and Introduction to Course

  • Day 2 – Monday, March 23rd: Fly Fishing/Activities:  Afternoon / Evening Lectures

  • Day 3 – Tuesday, March 24th: Fly Fishing/Activities:  Afternoon / Evening Lectures

  • Day 4 – Weds., March 25th: Fly Fishing/Activities:  Afternoon / Evening Lectures

  • Day 5 – Thursday, March 26th: Fly Fishing/Activities:  Afternoon / Evening Lectures

  • Day 6 - Friday, March 27th: Fly Fishing/Activities:  Afternoon / Evening Lectures

  • Day 7 - Saturday, March 28th: Fly Fishing/Activities:  Afternoon / Evening Lectures: FINAL MEAL

  • Day 8 - Sunday, March 29th: Course Wrap-Up and Transport back to Bariloche Airport


  • The goal of the Wilderness Medical Society Fishing and Hunting CME Conference is to provide participants with a unique environment to experience essential medically-related topics and learn skills while collaborating with Patagonia Guides through educational activities including lectures, hands on work-shops, training modules and fishing 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 hunting & fishing related educational activities, including medical providers who must educate and instruct hunter 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 skill in recognizing and treating the most common illnesses and injuries encountered in remote hunting environments, including hyperthermia, hypothermia, cold injuries, and wound management.

    • 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 and potential high velocity ballistic injuries.

    • Perform a pre-departure assessment of the participant’s pre-existing medical conditions and plan an appropriate medical kit & care.


  • The fishing logistics and leadership will be provided by extremely experienced guides from Patagonia, whose team members have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

  • 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. For more information regarding our instructor's background - please see BIO's for instructor information.


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  • EMT, Paramedic, Nurse, PA, NP, RRT, PhD or Physician for the CME portion.

  • If no CME needed, please feel free to attend and enjoy the lectures (we may be able to offer a discount on some courses)

  • A keen interest in wilderness first aid & fishing

  • A minimal level of physical fitness

  • Rio Manso will help those with minimal experience and they provide all gear and education


  • Get involved with the Wilderness Medicine Society and earn your fellowship (FAWM). Learn more by clicking below links.



  • Delegates should have personal insurance to cover any in-country medical examinations, treatment or rescue/evacuation as well as some form of trip insurance to cover missed flights, weather delays and other potential trip delays. In addition, rescue / evacuation insurance is recommended but no required. However, Wild Med Adventures is not responsible for any costs that are incurred due to injury or illness requiring medical evacuation or hospitalization. We recommend Global Rescue for all of our trips.


  • 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 recreational hunting environments or who may work in remote clinics and deal with the injuries sustained by hunters.

  • Graduates from other wilderness medicine programs (e.g. FAWM, MFAWM) who want to gain experience and skills in Fly-Fishing / Remote Medicine

  • Individuals pursuing a Fellow of Wilderness Medicine degree (FAWM™)

ACCOMODATIONS:  -    "Rio Manso Lodge"

  • Our Patagonia Lodge package allows our guests to enjoy an all inclusive experience just steps away from the legendary rivers and streams of Patagonia. The lodge is surrounded by many rivers and waterways which is home to abundant wildlife.

  • Lodging is considered double occupancy. If single occupancy in a deal-breaker contact us and we may be able to work something out for an extra fee if conference is not full.


  • Deposit: $2500

  • Course + CME: $7000 (Deposit $2500 due at time of registration)


Also, 3% Online Payment Fee included at Check-out. To Save 3% send check or money order to:

Wild Med Adventures, 138 Kennedy Road, Belchertown, MA 01007

INCLUDED: 7 Nights Lodging, transportation from Bariloche to lodge, all equipment, Fishing License, CME, wader rentals / fishing gear, 6 days fishing, all meals and snacks, fishing guides (1 guide: 2 anglers), wine, beer & cocktails, all other activities including horseback riding, hiking, birding, rafting and more. ALL TIPS for guides and house staff ($700/pp).

EXCLUDED: Airfare, travel insurance & rescue insurance (recommended), & any personal gear you may want to bring.

***Please note: Full payment due within 90 days of course (Jan. 22nd, 2020) or a $250 fee will be added to your final cost**

  • Cancellation Policy: Your deposit for the course is nonrefundable. The entire balance of your course fee will be due 90 days prior to departure. If you have not paid in full prior to 90 days before the start of the course a late fee of $250 will be applied to 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, you will be reimbursed course fee minus deposit.

  • We have a maximum number of 15-16 participants including instructors depending on shared beds.


  • It is the policy of 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 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


  • Learn the latest practical hands-on wilderness medical skills for patient assessment, stabilization and evacuation.

  • Practice your skills while enjoying the Rio Manso Lodge and fly-fishing

  • Work with our expert faculty and local Fly-Fishing guides to develop your knowledge and awareness regarding hunting & fishing injuries

  • Obtain up to 13 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 hunting & fishing and practical skills for assessment, splinting, wraps, carries and more


We hope to meet you in March 2020 and share the ultimate fishing CME experience !