American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Wilderness Medicine

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Interest Group Membership - Who We Are

Interest Group Co-Chairs: Julio DePena, MD FAAEM and Jillian Franklin, MD FAAEM
Board Liaison: Thomas Tobin, MD FAAEM



New interest group - more information coming soon!


Trail Talk: Episode 1
Join this conversation with Dr. Luanne Freer about the many challenges of providing medical care in the most austere and remote environments in the planet, a world renown authority in Wilderness Medicine, founder of Everest ER a fascinating speaker and a full time humanitarian. We discussed how it all started, the process and changes of Everest high altitude climbing, her challenges to maintain a balance between personal, professional life and her passion. We also talked about the tragedies in the 2014 Avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall, the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, international disaster response and current state of the Country. Dr. Freer gives us her advice in how to get involved and be a more active individual within the Wilderness Medicine community and become a more dynamic engine of change within our communities. We invite you to join us and enjoy this interesting and motivating talk with one of the most Inspiring stories in the Wilderness Medicine community.

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