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Wilderness Medicine


Section Officers & Staff

Emily B. Sagalyn, MD, FACEP
Taylor Haston, DO, FACEP
Secretary/Newsletter Editor
David Young, MD
Immediate Past Chair
Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP
Susanne J. Spano, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councillor
Brendan Milliner, MD
Staff Liaison
Maude Surprenant Hancock

With the increasing popularity of outdoor and wilderness recreation, emergency physicians find themselves treating various conditions unique to the wilderness environment.

If you love the outdoors or have special expertise in wilderness medicine, join this section for the opportunity to share your knowledge with others. You’ll develop tools to identify the unique challenges of patient care in remote settings and find resources for continuing medical education and training programs. With your expertise, your membership can provide resources to other ACEP members.  

Latest News

Race Medicine: A video podcast for endurance events

Emergency Medicine practitioners are the most common medical directors and staff for both recreational and professional racing competitions. In spite of this, there is little formal training specific to the illnesses and injuries that athletes sustain during these events. The purpose of this race medicine video series is to fill an educational gap for those providing care at endurance events so as to improve the care provided to these athletes. This is a 7 video series. Each video covers a topic related to race medicine from an overview to preparation and an approach to specific illnesses and injuries.

Watch the video series


Trauma in the Wilderness

The March issue of Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine features: Force of Nature, Trauma in the Wilderness written by Wilderness Medicine Section members Andrew Park, DO, MPH and Thomas Seibert, MD, MS. Please note that only CDEM subscribers can earn CME credit for reading it– although the information itself is very valuable.

Read the article (PDF)

Listen to the accompanying podcast -- it's the second lesson, about half way through at 16:10. 

We Won an Award!

The Wilderness Medicine Section is the recipient of a 2018 ACEP Service to Section Award for the section’s exemplary work in providing excellent resources and educational offerings to its members!

Special congratulations on the Adventures Outside of the ED exhibit at ACEP17 in Washington, DC. The unique combination of activities (book signings, hands-on demonstrations, scenarios, educational presentations!) coupled with a climbing wall provided a rich attendee experience and was a highlight of the exhibit floor for many.  

Special thanks to Drs. Michael Caudell, Christopher Kang, Lori Weichenthal and Taylor Haston for their vision, leadership and efforts in bringing this exciting new feature to ACEP17!

For inquiries, questions, or comments about the section, please send an email to the staff liaison.

Wilderness Medicine Section members may send an email to all members of this section via our online engagED community

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