6th International

Mountain Medicine Symposium

Silverton, CO

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Friday, October 4th – Sunday, October 6th, 2024

World-renowned experts from previous years presenting on AUSTERE MOUNTAIN MEDICINE TOPICS:

‣ Dr. Scott McIntosh – University of Utah Avalanche Rescue / Resuscitation
‣Dr. Jennifer Dow – Medical Director for the National Park Service, Alaska Region
‣ Dr. Darryl Macias – UNM DiMM Austere Medicine Professor
‣ Dr. Alison Sheets – MRA President, CAIC Medical Advisor
‣ Russ Costa, Ph.D – Cognitive Neuroscience Professor, Utah

Pre-Symposium Ropes Course: TBD

Silverton Avalanche School 4SAW Conference: TBD


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, Colorado. The Symposium was created to provide more vigorous education, medical knowledge, and rescue techniques in austere mountain environments. Silverton Medical Rescue (a dual-mission EMS and Search and Rescue Service), 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.


Our Outstanding Faculty

Symposium Schedule

We offer limited enrollment to ensure the quality of the learning experience, so register early to guarantee your space.

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

Unforgettable 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!

This course has been approved for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) credits through the Wilderness Medical Society.
Actual credits awarded depend on personal credit needs and history.

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