Sterling, VA – The Center for Wilderness Safety (CWS), a nationally recognized program offering wilderness and remote medical training as well as American Red Cross health and safety training, will be a contributing sponsor for the 2010 Mid-Atlantic Student Wilderness Medicine Conference in Philadelphia, PA. The Conference is an exciting opportunity for medical students and health care professionals to learn about and gain hands-on experience treating patients in extreme environments.

The two-day conference in April will consist of lectures and workshops lead by nationally recognized physicians and experts on a variety of topics. Demonstrations featuring some of the latest technology being used in the field will also be offered. Students are invited to submit abstracts from their own research in wilderness or disaster medicine for poster presentations. This is an excellent opportunity for both students and health professionals to expand their knowledge and network with other like-minded professionals in the field.

Four members of the CWS staff, including Sean Keener, the new program director of CWS, will be attending the 2010 Conference. Sean has attended many similar wilderness medicine and risk management conferences around the US and is looking forward to getting a different prospective on what students are interested in learning and what new programs CWS can develop to bridge the gap between medical students, health-care professionals, and the relatively new field of wilderness & remote medicine.

Stay tuned for updates from our staff as more information becomes available. You can follow CWS on Twitter at (@CWSonline) and the Wilderness Medicine Conference at (@phillywildmed).

More information is available at http://www.phillywildernessconference.org.

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