Lecture Archives


May 13-17, 2018
SOMSA Conference Chair

Special Operations Medicine Scientific Assembly Founded in 1987, the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA) is the only medical association in the world that brings together the unique blend of pre-hospital, tactical, wilderness, austere, disaster and deployed medicine. Our primary goal is MORE >>

March 9-10, 2018
Expedition and Wilderness Medicine

ExpedMed Conference 2018 Drawing from a wide range of wilderness medicine and expedition medicine topics — with a particular emphasis on wilderness, tropical, and travel medicine. Will Smith, MD will teach the following classes: Mountain Medicine Bringing Combat Medicine to EMS L MORE >>

February 21-23, 2018
Three Emergency Medicine Lectures

Will Smith , MD will present the following lectures: Communications & Medical Direction (#E0078) New and Developing EMS Technologies (#E9952) Essentials of Wilderness Medicine for EMTs and Paramedics (#E9869) Communications & Medical Direction (#E0078) Medical oversight of EMS MORE >>

December 11-14, 2017
Wilderness Medicine Workshop

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November 25-27, 2017
Two Lectures: Bringing Combat Medicine to the Wilderness and Mountain Medicine – Where Ambulances Can’t Go

The combat medicine lecture considers how the advancement of prehospital care on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan is pushing a new approach to Remote/Wilderness medical care, while the mountain medicine lecture tailors traditional medical skills and applies them to the wilderness settings. MORE >>

February 23-25, 2017
Six Emergency Medicine Lectures

Will Smith , MD will present the following lectures: Emergency Medicine in the Snow (#16426) Excited Delirium and Other Behavioral Emergency Bedtime Stories (#16240) Bringing Combat Medicine to the Streets of EMS (#16232) Mountain Medicine: Where Ambulances Can't Go (#16298) New and MORE >>

January 13, 2017
First Response in Cold Weather Accidents

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26-29 October 2015
Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 feet

Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 feet On July 21, 2010 three parties of climbers were struck by lightning near the summit of the Grand Teton (13,770 feet/4075 meters). The ensuing rescue was the largest single rescue effort in Grand Teton National Park history. MORE >>

February 26th-27th, 2015
SAR Panel Discussions - Ice Rescue and Medical Considerations

1st Biennial International Ice Rescue Operations & Training Meeting Double Tree by Hilton Bay City, Michigan Sponsored by: National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) In Partnership with: US Coast Guard http://internationalicerescue.com/index. MORE >>

December 05, 2013
SAR Response to avalanche incidents in Teton County, WY

Join Dr. Will Smith, Medical Director for Teton County SAR and Grand Teton National Park as well as many other speakers, including featured Keynote Speaker Jim Springer. MORE >>

November 7-10, 2013
Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 feet!

Albuquerque Marriott Albuquerque, NM November 7-10, 2013 www.itrsonline. MORE >>

October 01, 2013
SAR Panel Discussion

Wilderness Risk Management Conference – 20th Annual Jackson Lake Lodge Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming September 30 – October 2, 2013 http://www.nols. MORE >>

September 10, 2013
Backcountry First Aid Basics

Join Dr. Will Smith, MD and Dr. MORE >>

July 15, 2013
Tactical and Hunter First Aid Workshop

Tactical and Hunter First Aid Workshop July 15, 2013 Jackson Hole Gun Club Jackson, WY Sponsored by: Jackson Hole Shooting Experience http://www.shootinjh. MORE >>

September 28-30, 2012
Wilderness Medicine Topics

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May 17-20, 2012
Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 feet!

Keynote Lunch Presentation Friday, May 18, 2012 12:00-1:15 pm DESCRIPTION OF PRESENTATION: On July 21st, 2010 three parties of climbers were struck by lightning near the summit of the Grand Teton. The ensuing rescue was the largest single rescue effort in Grand Teton National Park MORE >>

2/25/2012
Search & Rescue in the Tetons

Search and Rescue in the Tetons February 25, 2012 Wildwood Room, Victor, ID 6:30-7 pm (approximate) Dr. Smith will provide an overview of Search and Rescue in the Tetons. MORE >>

January 13, 2012
Medical Oversight for Wilderness EMS

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) 2012 Annual Meeting January 12-14, 2012 JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort Phoenix, AZ http://www.naemsp. MORE >>

November 3-7, 2011
Wilderness EMS Medical Directors Course

Wilderness EMS Medical Director Course Information As a concurrent track within the WMS Desert Medicine Conference, we are pleased to be able to offer a unique opportunity co-sponsored by the Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) and the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEM MORE >>

October 27-28, 2011
Grand Teton Lightning Rescue: July 2010

Orthopedics & Trauma in the Tetons St. John’s Medical Center Jackson, Wyoming October 27-28, 2011 Grand Teton Lightning Rescue: July 2010 On July 21st of 2010 three parties of climbers were struck by lightning near the summit of the Grand Teton. MORE >>

September 15-19, 2011
Mountain Medical CME Course

Mountain Medical CME Course September 15th-19th, 2011 Jackson, WY Presented by Exum Mountain Guides with Dr. Alan Oram and other Mountain Rescue Professionals Classroom sessions (and lodging available): Alpine House Bed and Breakfast, Jackson, WY Field sessions: Throughout the Tetons MORE >>

Saturday, April 23, 2011
Medical Oversight for Wilderness EMS

Northern Utah Trauma/Stroke Conference Bridgerland Applied Technology College 1301 North 600 West,Logan, Utah Medical Oversight for Wilderness EMS Description: Wilderness EMS has many realms and with each comes special considerations that differ from the traditional ‘front co MORE >>

March 16, 2011
2010 Grand Teton Lightning Rescue

National Park Service Emergency Services Workshop – Success through Synergy Tulsa, OK March 15-18, 2011 Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – 9:15-10 am Will Smith, MD, EMT-P, FAWM and AJ Wheeler, MD, FACEP, FAWM 2010 Grand Teton Lightning Rescue Description: On July 21st of MORE >>

February 07, 2011
Get Out of There! Evacuation in the Wilderness

Wilderness and Mountain Medicine Conference Wilderness Medical Society Park City, Utah February 5-9, 2011 www.wms. MORE >>

February 05, 2011
Grand Teton Lightning Rescue: Medical Directors’ Perspective

Wilderness and Mountain Medicine Conference Wilderness Medical Society Park City, Utah February 5-9, 2011 www.wms. MORE >>

January 26-30, 2011
Mountain Medicine – ‘Where Ambulances Can’t Go’

Sierra Cascade Trauma Meeting (SCTS) 40thAnniversary SCTS Winter Meeting January 26-30, 2011 Four Seasons, Teton Village, Jackson, WY www.scts. MORE >>

October 23 to November 2, 2010
Wilderness Medicine

Conference on Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Inca Trail / Machu Pichu / Amazon Rainforest Website: http://www.wilderness-medicine. MORE >>

September 10, 2010
Taking Combat Medicine to the Wilderness

Wilderness Medical Associates – Instructor Meeting Website: www.wildmed. MORE >>

June 12, 2010
To Backboard or Not To Backboard, That is the question? Selective Spinal Immobilization

30th Annual Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care (CSEC)Sponsored by Southwest Colorado Community Collegehttp://www.pueblocc. MORE >>

June 11, 2010
Shhh! Don’t Tell the Medical Director

30th Annual Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care (CSEC)Sponsored by Southwest Colorado Community Collegehttp://www.pueblocc. MORE >>

June 11, 2010
Bringing Combat Medicine to the “Streets of EMS”

30th Annual Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care (CSEC)Sponsored by Southwest Colorado Community Collegehttp://www.pueblocc. MORE >>

May 26, 2010
Mountain Medicine – ‘Where Ambulances Can’t Go’

Grand Rounds - Emergency Medicine Residency Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, LA Website: http://www.medschool. MORE >>

February 11, 2010
Taking Combat Medicine to the EMS and Wilderness Settings

National Park Service EMS Workshop www.nps. MORE >>

February 05, 2010
Taking Combat Medicine to the Wilderness

NOLS – WMI Staff Meeting http://www.nols. MORE >>

February 05, 2010
EMS Technology for the Wilderness

NOLS – WMI Staff Meeting http://www.nols. MORE >>

January 08, 2010
Medical Oversight for Wilderness EMS

National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) 2010 Annual Meeting January 7-9, 2010 Pointe Hilton Tapatio cliffs Resort Phoenix, AZ NAEMSP Meetings Web Page Medical Oversight for Wilderness EMS Wilderness EMS has many realms and with each comes special considerations that differ fro MORE >>

November 18, 2009
Chest and Abdominal Trauma for the Ski Patroller

Chest and Abdominal Trauma Objectives: 1) Anatomy of the Chest and Abdomen and external landmarks 2) Case Studies Lecture Notes: 2009 Chest Abd Traum JHMR Ski Pat slides.pdf MORE >>

July 28 to 31, 2009
Wilderness Advanced Life Support™ (WALS)

Wilderness Advanced Life Support™ (WALS) Wilderness Medical Associates - www.wildmed. MORE >>

July 29, 2009
Taking Combat Medicine to the Wilderness

The National Conference on Wilderness Medicine, 23rd Annual July 28 to 30, 2009 Big Sky Resort, Montana www.wilderness-medicine. MORE >>

July 24-29, 2009
Wilderness Medical Kits

Wilderness Medical Society CME Conference and Annual Meeting Snowmass Conference Center (Adjacent to Silvertree Hotel) Snowmass, CO – July 24-29, 2009 Conference Brochure: 2009 Snowmass Conference Brochure.pdf Wilderness Medical Kits: July 25, 2009 – 8-9:20 a. MORE >>

July 24 to 29, 2009
Technical Mountain Rescue and Medical Considerations

Wilderness Medical Society CME Conference and Annual Meeting Snowmass Conference Center (Adjacent to Silvertree Hotel) Snowmass, CO – July 24-29, 2009 Technical Mountain Rescue and Medical Considerations July 26, 2009 – 11-11:45 General Session Mountain medicine tailors traditional me MORE >>

May 26 to 31, 2009
To Backboard or Not to Backboard, That is the Question?

Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care - 29th Annual Sponsored by: San Juan Basin Technical College, Mancos, CO May 26, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Mountain Village - Telluride, Colorado Conference Brochure: 2009 May CSEC Telluride Brochure.pdf To Backboard or Not To Backboard, That is the que MORE >>

May 26 to 31, 2009
SAR / Wilderness Medical Kits

Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care - 29th Annual Sponsored by: San Juan Basin Technical College, Mancos, CO May 26, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Mountain Village - Telluride, Colorado Conference Brochure: 2009 May CSEC Telluride Brochure.pdf SAR/Wilderness Medical Kits Time: Friday, May MORE >>

May 26 to 31, 2009
Mountain Medicine - Where Ambulances Can't Go!

Colorado Symposium on Emergency Care - 29th Annual Sponsored by: San Juan Basin Technical College, Mancos, CO May 26, 2009 to May 31, 2009 Mountain Village - Telluride, Colorado Conference Brochure: 2009 May CSEC Telluride Brochure.pdf Mountain Medicine – Where Ambulances Can’t Go! MORE >>

May 6 to 10, 2009
Wilderness Advanced Life Support™ (WALS)

Wilderness Advanced Life Support™ (WALS) Wilderness Medical Associates - www.wildmed. MORE >>

April 18, 2009
New and Developing EMS Technologies

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS 29th Annual Shock/Trauma Conference Snow King Resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming April 16 – 19, 2009 www.jhfire-ems. MORE >>

April 17, 2009
Bringing Combat Medicine to the 'Streets of EMS'

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS 29th Annual Shock/Trauma Conference Snow King Resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming April 16 – 19, 2009 www.jhfire-ems. MORE >>

April 17, 2009
Shhh! Don't Tell the Medical Director

Jackson Hole Fire/EMS 29th Annual Shock/Trauma Conference Snow King Resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming April 16 – 19, 2009 www.jhfire-ems. MORE >>

February 25, 2009
Spine Evaluation & Management in the Mountain Environment

Spine injuries in the wilderness mountain environment present many challenges in both recognition and treatment. This lecture will help you decide when and how to apply spinal motion restriction (backboarding) to a patient in the wilderness and the transport considerations you must then face. MORE >>

February 24, 2009
Overview of Mountain Rescue

Overview of Mountain Rescue provides a summary of the disciplines that Mountain Search and Rescue teams perform. The lecture brings Dr. MORE >>

July 30, 2008
Knots and Basic Self Rescue Skills Workshop

Obtain the adequate training before you get into situations where you absolutely have to take care of yourself!!! There are many classes out there that provide this level of training and much more to effectively carry out your own self rescue of yourself or a teammate. Ropes knots Snowmass Jul MORE >>

July 29, 2008
Medical Direction for SAR, EMS, NPS, and Wilderness Medical Groups

Medical direction of wilderness medicine agencies has special conditions that differ from the traditional ‘front country’ medical direction. This workshop is meant to be a discussion on some of the topics that may be experienced and what ways protocols and other skills can be implemented in the MORE >>

July 29, 2008
Search and Rescue Medical Kits

This workshop is geared toward helping participants design their own medical kits. The basic principles of medical kit preparation will be discussed (such as size of group, terrain, remoteness of area, skill level of providers, etc. MORE >>

June 01, 2008
Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS) - Wilderness Medical Associates

The Wilderness Advanced Life Support (WALS®) is Wilderness Medical Associates’® most advanced level course. Our 4. MORE >>

April 19, 2008
To Backboard or Not to Backboard - Selective Spinal Immobilization

Lecture Summary: With evidence based medicine becoming a new standard in EMS, how do we change our protocols on things such as spinal immobilization that have been the standard of care without being proven as the best patient practice. Objectives: 1) Discuss standard of care and protocols rega MORE >>

February 27, 2008
Wilderness Medical Kits

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February 26, 2008
Mountain Rescue

View Conference Brochure: 2008WMS-brochure.pdf View Lecture Slides: 2008WMS-MountainRescue-x3. MORE >>

January 11, 2008
To Backboard or Not to Backboard - Spinal Clearance Protocols

With evidence based medicine becoming a new standard in EMS, how do we change our protocols on things such as spinal immobilization that have been the standard of care without being proven as the best patient practice. Objectives: 1) Review research on spine injuries and evaluation standard MORE >>

January 08, 2008
New and Developing EMS Technologies

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October 05, 2007
Factor VII

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October 05, 2007
Avalanche Injuries and Hypothermia

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September 17, 2007
Wilderness Advanced Life Support

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July 25, 2007
Get Out! Evacuation in the Wilderness

View Conference Brochure: WMC_Snowmass2007.pdf View Lecture Slides: WMS_GetOut. MORE >>

July 24, 2007
Management of Spinal Trauma in the Wilderness

View Conference Brochure: WMC_Snowmass2007.pdf View Lecture Slides: WMS_Spine-x2. MORE >>

POPULAR LECTURE
Emergency Medicine in Snow and Ice

Emergency Medicine in Snow and Ice Avalanches, mountain terrain, and other snow and ice settings represent unique challenges for emergency responders, not just those responding in ski areas, but to all areas that have this type of terrain and hazards. Join Dr. MORE >>

POPULAR LECTURE
Excited Delirium and Other Behavioral Emergency Stories

Excited Delirium and Other Behavioral Emergency Stories Excited Delirium Syndrome is becoming a recognized medical condition that’s often associated with in-custody deaths. This and other behavioral emergencies are often some of the most challenging EMS calls. MORE >>

POPULAR LECTURE
Bringing Combat Medicine to The Streets at Home

Bringing Combat Medicine to The Streets At Home Advancement of pre-hospital care on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan is pushing a new approach to EMS. How should these experiences be implemented on the streets of EMS here at home? This lecture will look at some of the hot topics of tourniq MORE >>

POPULAR LECTURE
Mountain Medicine: Where Ambulances Can’t Go

Mountain Medicine: Where Ambulances Can’t Go Mountain medicine tailors traditional medical skills and applies them to the wilderness and other austere settings. This case study based lecture presented by 2015 Street Medicine Society Award winner, Will Smith, MD, discusses the many realms o MORE >>

POPULAR LECTURE
New and Developing EMS Technologies

New and Developing EMS Technologies With all of the EMS gadgets that come and go, how do you know what to buy? This presentation by 2015 Street Medicine Society Award winner, Will Smith, MD, looks at many of the ‘new’ technologies that are available to EMS, but when do you break your bu MORE >>

POPULAR LECTURE
Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 Feet

Lightning Strike MCI at 13,000 Feet On July 21, 2010 three parties of climbers were struck by lightning near the summit of the Grand Teton (13,770 feet/4075 meters). The ensuing rescue was the largest single rescue effort in Grand Teton National Park history. MORE >>