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Wilderness Medicine

Wilderness Medicine Section

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.   


matthewcurleyR3In the spirit of pursuing knowledge and chasing adventures and dreams, the Matthew Ryan Curley, MD, wilderness medicine scholarship fund has been lovingly established by St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and the Wilderness Medicine Society. Recipients will receive $1,000.00 for travel expenses and accommodations to attend the national Annual Wilderness Medical Society conference. Registration fee for the conference will be waived for the scholarship recipient. The recipient will have the option to deliver a 30-minute lecture at the national conference on a wilderness medicine topic. Visit http://mrcwildmed.org/scholarship.php or click image for more information.           


2016-18 Section Officers:

Chair - Lori Weichenthal, MD, FACEP
Chair-elect - Emily B. Sagalyn, MD, FACEP
Secretary/Newsletter Editor - Taylor Haston, DO
Immediate Past Chair - Marion McDevitt, DO, FACEP
Councillor - Henderson D. McGinnis, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councillor - Susanne J. Spano, MD, FACEP

Board Liaison - Christopher S. Kang, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison - Maude Surprenant Hancock



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

Wilderness Medicine Section members may send an e-mail to all members of this section via the section e-list at wilderness-section@elist.acep.org

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