Sierra Nevada Conservation & Wilderness Medicine Conference 2019

Date: 31-May-2019


Sierra Nevada Conservation & Wilderness Medicine Conference - May 31 to June 2, 2019 - Quincy California



Outdoor Activities
The Program
Special Pre-Event Program
The Presenters


May 31 - June 2, 2019 
Quincy, California

Join us to explore and gain understanding of the natural wonders and medical perils of wilderness settings, while heightening awareness of human impact on the environment and the human health consequences.

“This conference received rave reviews from last year’s attendees," said Jeff Kepple MD, co-founder with Zina Semenovskaya MD. “This year will certainly prove to be even better.”

The second annual Sierra Nevada Conservation & Wilderness Medicine Conference will once again be held at the West End Theatre in Quincy, California! The schedule features world-class presenters, recreational opportunities, and break-out sessions relating to wilderness medicine and patient care in remote settings. Though a broad range of topics will be presented, a particular focus will be placed on the impact of wildland fires on human health and the environment.

From this central location you can enjoy the charming “Gem of the Sierras”, with great restaurants, local breweries, unique shops and galleries, and easy access to camping. Register today and join other healthcare professionals for great didactics and practical break-out sessions, along with afternoon recreational options such as group hikes, kayaking, and mountain biking adventures!

This high-quality educational event is brought to you at an affordable price through the combined efforts of Plumas District Hospital, Plumas Health Care Foundation, and Feather River College. The conference is open to both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals, including students and residents, and CMEs and CEs will be available.




Plumas County is the true rural experience you’ve dreamed about: crystal clear lakes, trout-filled streams, fresh pine forests, star filled skies, and a natural friendliness that comes from small-town life. Located in northeastern California where the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains meet, Plumas County boasts more than 100 lakes, 1,000 miles of rivers and streams, and over a million acres of national forest. With only eight people per square mile, this rural, four-season mountain retreat offers beauty, solitude, and clean air, making it the perfect location for the first annual Sierra Nevada Conservation & Wilderness Medicine Conference.



Traveling to Quincy

From Central California: Head North on I-5, merge onto State Hwy 99 N, then merge onto CA-70 N and follow signs to Quincy.

From Reno: Head North on I-395, use the exit for Hallelujah Junction and turn left at the stop sign onto CA-70 W, then follow signs to Quincy.

From the Tahoe area: Take CA-267 N to CA-89 N in Truckee. Follow CA-89 N until you must turn left to stay on CA-89 N/CA-70 W. Follow signs to Quincy.

Drive times vary to Quincy depending on weather conditions. On a clear day, it takes about 1.5 hours from Reno, 1.5 hour from Oroville/Chico and 2.5 hours from Sacramento.


NOTE: We recommend reserving your lodging as soon as possible. Local hotels are limited and tend to fill up quick!

Camping will be available at Feather River College for $20 for the weekend; Includes restrooms and showers. Limited number of RV dry camp spaces available. No RV hook-ups or power.

Click here to view local/on-your-own lodging options.

When reserving your lodging, be aware the majority of didactic sessions and activities will take place at the West End Theatre, 541 Main Street in Quincy, CA 95971, and Feather River College, 570 Golden Eagle Ave in Quincy, CA 95971.


Tuition Fee includes all lectures, printed materials, breakout sessions, CME Credit, and two light breakfasts. Camping will be available at Feather River College for $20, payable at the time of registration. Credit or debit card transactions will be processed through PayPal. To pay by cash or check, mail to: Plumas Health Care Foundation, c/o Wilderness Conference, 1065 Bucks Lake Road, Quincy, CA 95971.

Physician or Doctoral Level ($350)
Non-Doctoral Professional ($250)
Resident Physician ($175)
Student (Full-Time Current) ($125)



Registration Coming Soon.

This high-quality educational event is presented at reduced rates 
thanks to contributions and donations from these sponsors:

Plumas District Hospital
Plumas Health Care Foundation
Renown Health
REMSA Care Flight
Feather River College
University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
Feather River Land Trust


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