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Wilderness Medicine Field Course Live! with VCU Medical October 2017

Ellen L. Smith, MD FACEP

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Volunteer approved by Dr Smith
Vetted and approved volunteer to Dr Smith.
Oct 28, 2017 $5.00 $1.12
Last Month (hurry!) MCV student or associate
Waited a bit to sign up? Register here if you want to join the class from October 2 onward. Just like MCAT prep, everyone else is doing it, don't be left out! If the class is full, I will open a waiting list.
Oct 27, 2017 $200.00 $5.99
ATc, or Adventurer Last Month (hurry) non-medical student, adventure lover, family member, friend, teacher, associate, you want the training for wilderness emergencies.   more info Oct 27, 2017 $250.00 $7.24

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Wilderness Medicine Field Course  October 2017 Medical School Elective for Medical Students will be a 2 day, outdoor intense seminar in Emergency Medicine in the Wilderness.  This session aimed at and will be attended in large part by Medical College of Virginia students.  We will also have attending docs, ATc's and other braches of medical providers as well as those adventure minded.

For all:  After medical school class Friday, head up North to Maryland, camp or hotel or stay at local home, and be ready for 8am to 8pm class Saturday and 8am to 6pm class Sunday.  Bike needed Sunday.  Leave back to Virginia Sunday night for class Monday.  Med STudents:  This class will grant you a full class credit for medical school as an elective!  (You must attend both days to receive credit.) 

Not a medical student?   **We welcome as registrants, all students, parents, faculty, ATc's,  attending docs, nurses, medics, police officers, adventurers, pre-meds, and alumni!   You will be welcomed and have full access to all the adventure and learning. 

Liability Statement ( Mandatory to read and attest to below) 

Wilderness Medicine Field Course
RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT
courses held in 2017 & 2018 
NOTICE OF RISK I understand and agree that participating in the Wilderness Medicine Field Course in its various forms, or a portion taught at another site including a climbing course and Wilderness related activities including the use of the kayaks and/or canoes, ropes, climbing, mountain climbing, hiking, running, river swimming, whitewater activities, diving, jumping, and other planned activities are inherently dangerous and contain inherent risks that could result in catastrophic injury or death. These risks include, but are not limited to variations in terrain and other man-made terrain features, rocks, mountains, cliffs, trees and other forms of forest growth and debris (including above and below the water surface), water crossings, paddling on a lake, swimming in whitewater and component parts and other forms of natural and man-made obstacles on and off designated trails, as well as collisions with other trail users, motor vehicles, spectators and varying trail conditions due to weather changes and recreational usage. I further agree that participation in the Wilderness Medicine Field Course is potentially dangerous and contains additional inherent risks other than those listed above. These inherent risks present an additional risk of permanent catastrophic injury or death. Not all of these risks can be anticipated or mitigated. 
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Understanding the inherent risk, I agree on behalf of myself and/or my minor child to voluntarily and expressly assume the risks involved.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I the undersigned, in consideration of being notified of the said course and this event and any preparatory training therefore, DO HEREBY AGREE NOT TO SUE AND TO RELEASE,  , Ellen Smith and instructors and volunteers participating in course or planning, Montgomery County Department of Fire Rescue and its employees, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Participants and any of the related Public Parks and Public Park Lands including VA and PA,
FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY, RELATED TO ANY CLAIM, ACTION OR DAMAGE WITHOUT ANY LIMITATION WHATSOEVER, whether consisting of personal injury, property damage, or death, that may or does result in any way from my participation in these sport/ training sessions/events, regardless of any negligence on the part of the same.
AGREEMENT TO INDEMNIFY: 
I FURTHER AGREE TO INDEMNIFY,  release,  and hold harmless Ellen Smith, Wilderness Medicine Field Courses, instructors and volunteers    AND DEFEND ALL OF THE ABOVE NAMED FROM ANY LIABILITY which results from me or my minor child’s participation in these sport/ training sessions/events. I specifically agree that before any given training session/event takes place, I will if I so desire, inspect all areas involved in the training session/event, fully realizing, accepting, and understanding that training sessions and related events in general and of this type in particular are inherently risky and dangerous, as are preparations, practice, or training for such events.
As a participant or parent/guardian, I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THAT THIS PARAGRAPH CONSTITUTES A COVENANT AND A PROMISE ON MY PART, NOT TO SUE AND TO FULLY DISCHARGE ALL OF THE ABOVE NAMED PARTIES FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY OF ANY KIND FOR ANY INJURIES, LOSS, DAMAGE, OR DEATH WHICH MAY RESULT FROM MY OR MY MINOR CHILD’S PARTICIPATION IN THESE TRAINING SESSIONS/EVENTS.
This release is binding, not only upon myself, but upon my heirs, administrators, executors, and assigns, and I herewith again reaffirm my free and willing intent to execute it, acknowledging a complete understanding of its terms and conditions and the totality of its effect.
AS A PARENT, OR GUARDIAN, I AGREE THAT ONE (1) PARENT, OR
GUARDIANS, BINDS BOTH PARENTS, AND GUARDIANS, IN REFERENCE TO THIS
AGREEMENT. I agree that all disputes arising under this contract shall be litigated exclusively in the
Circuit Court for Montgomery County or in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.
This agreement is governed by applicable law of this state. If any part of this agreement is
determined to be unenforceable, all other parts shall be given full force and effect. I have not changed any of the wording of this form except to add my name, signature and date as my complete affirmation and agreement to this form in the registration section.  For minors, register as the parent and I will open an additional sign on for the minor.  

 Athletic Trainers: Accreditation Statement for 2017   Ellen L. Smith, MD is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 20 hours of Category A continuing education. BOC Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity.
BOC Approved Provider Number: P8700

 

 

 

***Notice: this is a 2 day class aimed at medical students and will not include the kayaking portion as weather may be chilly.  Biking expected on day 2, small amount of non-scary climbing included.  Once student signs up, all directions, supplies, syllabus and needed info available.  Many of your medical school colleagues have taken the class and can be a good resource.  If you are not at MCV, but interested in the class or on the waiting list, this is the second class for 2017 and is similar to the May class, but no water portion and a bit longer each day since no Friday portion.  If you signed up and paid full price for May 2017, you can join this class (no refunds of payment differences, this class prices are greatly reduced to accomodate the medical students.) 

 

Once you sign up, there are NO refunds for any reason.  This is the likely the last 2017 class for medical or pre-medical providers.  There may be classes for hikers and scouts of a different level. 

Have questions about Wilderness Medicine Field Course Live! with VCU Medical October 2017? Contact Ellen L. Smith, MD FACEP
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Difference Makers Church or nearby camping at Little Bennett (this address for Eventbrite, camping not required)
11210 Bethesda Church Road
or nearby camping in upper MoCo
Damascus, MD 20872

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 8:00 AM - Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Ellen L. Smith, MD FACEP

Dr Ellen Smith is the founder and developer of the Wilderness Medicine Field Course which has trained in part or whole,over 1000 medical providers in Wilderness Medicine.   Held in the warm summer months the course trains medical providers in hands on Wilderness medicine in the beautiful parks surrounding Montgomery County, MD.  Dr Ellen Smith is the System-wide Director of Sports Medicine for Emergency Medicine Associates, the premier metro area medical system provider of emergency care; and the Founder and Co-Director of MedStar Montgomery Sports Medicine.  Dr. Smith has been a consultant for the FTC and National STudy group on youth sports medicine.  Dr. Smith will be featured in an upcoming TV show, Maxed Out- The limits of Human endurance.  Her recent articles include topics of Lyme Disease, and Surveillance Protocols for Youth Sports Injury.  She teaches frequently and her Wilderness Medicine Field Course is adapted as course elective for the medical students at the Medical College of Virginia where she is an associate professor in surgery.  While there is no substitute for a hands on education, these on-line educational seminars can be done from the convenience of your own device during an off season period. 

Courses are available on-line 2017 :

Wilderness Medicine Field Course, Home Study Edition        and

Cycling and Running, Endurance Medicine, Home Study Edition   .

 

Dr Smith is also the founder of Hotfoot Athletics , a mobile analysis system for analyzing movement and technique in running, landing, ACL injury prevention, throwing sports, swing sports soon available as an app on your mobile device. 

When Dr Smith is not lecturing or attending patients, she can be found road or mountain cycling, rock climbing, or trail running with her labrador retrievers.

 

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