4th International

Mountain Medicine Symposium

Silverton, CO

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I hope you are all well during these challenging times. I want to let you know that we have decided to cancel this year’s Mountain Medicine Symposium. This was not an easy decision as we have built up good momentum over the last 4 years and were really looking forward to putting on the best symposium yet this year.

We will now focus our attention on the 2021 symposium. We have already secured Kendall Mountain Community Center for the third week in September 2021 and sincerely hope you will continue supporting this valuable and unique mountain medicine experience.


Promoting excellence through high quality education for medical rescuers tasked with patient care in the austere mountain environment.

Welcome to the International Mountain Medicine Symposium in Silverton, CO.  The Symposium was created to provide more vigorous education, medical knowledge, and rescue techniques in austere mountain environments. Silverton EMS (Silverton San Juan County Ambulance Association), San Juan County Search and Rescue, Silverton Avalanche School, The Mountain Medicine Institute, LLC and University of New Mexico, School of Emergency Medicine, Diploma in Mountain Medicine Program have teamed up to provide state of the art medical education, the latest in mountain medicine, alpine rescue and high end avalanche awareness and education in one seminar.

It is our goal to combine avalanche rescue, mountain rescue, and mountain medicine to provide an unique approach to responding, treating, and evacuating patients in austere mountain environments. We will combine rescue techniques with mountain medical topics through didactic and field instruction while presenting cutting edge information by top experts in the field.

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Symposium Schedule

Each day will be a combination of lectures, demonstrations and discussions, along with practical hands-on field sessions. Participants can expect a dynamic training environment that fosters improved decision-making, as well as development of fundamental tactile skills.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Learn practical techniques that will properly prepare you to handle simple to complex rescues as well as elaborate mountain medicine scenarios. Workshops have limited enrollment to ensure the quality of the learning experience so register early to guarantee your space

Unbeliveable Recreation

Silverton is a wilderness recreation paradise. Backcountry trails radiate in all directions with unlimited access to national forests and wilderness areas. Whitewater rafting, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking, and just about any wilderness activity you can think of is available here!

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