Wilderness Medicine in Torres Del Paine – Los Glaciares & Torres del Paine National Park Patagonia
This Continuing Medical Education class in Wilderness and Emergency Medicine is hosted in some of the premiere scenic mountain destinations on the planet – Patagonia!
Chile’s Torres del Paine and Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Parks are among the great scenic wonders of the world! This is a pilgrimage which all passionate mountain-lovers must do at least once in their lifetime. This extraordinary trip brings you to the very heart of both of these legendary regions.
We begin in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park, an icon for dramatic mountain scenery! We’ll see jaw-dropping vistas of rock spires, jagged snowy peaks, the huge expanse of the Patagonia Ice Field, tranquil azure lakes, and golden grasslands bright with wildflowers. Each night, we’ll savor the days activities over tasty meals in cozy lodges.
From there, we travel to Argentina, where you will explore one of the glaciers from the third largest icefield in the world – the Perito Moreno Glacier.
We then travel and explore the remote reaches of Los Glaciares Park with spectacular views of Cerro Torre, Fitzroy and more of the Southern Patagonia Ice Field.
Faculty Leader: ERIC A. WEISS,MD, FACEP: Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine; Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine; Expedition Physician, National Geographic Society; Author of A Comprehensive Guide to Wilderness and Travel Medicine.
WILDERNESS & TRAVEL MEDICINE CLASSES: COURSE INFORMATION
Accreditation – 15 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:
- Altitude Illness
- Heat Illness
- Travelers Illnesses
- Marine Envenomations
- Trauma Management
- Wilderness Orthopedics
- Water Disinfection
- Swiftwater Safety and Rescue
- Basic Wilderness Survival
- Wilderness Medical Kits
- Wound Management
- Patient Assessment
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Wilderness Pediatrics