Sierra Nevada Wilderness Conference 2020
June 5-7, 2020
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.
Schedule subject to change without notice. Click here to download the Preliminary Conference Schedule.
HANDS ON WORKSHOPS
|Basic First Aid Skills||10|
|Advanced SAR Skills||10|
|Basic Wound Care/ Suturing||
|Advanced Women in the Wilderness||10|
|Basic Foot Care for Races/ Wilderness||10|
|Advanced Tropical/Travel Medicine||10|
|Basic Lifts & Carries (Limit 10)||10|
|Advanced Ultrasound in the Wilderness||4|
Outdoor Activities subject to change without notice. Each guided activity has a limited capacity. Please RSVP at the time of registration or email firstname.lastname@example.org. These activities are brought to you by the Feather River College Outdoor Recreation Leadership Program.
|Activity||Description||Limited Number of Participants||Transportation||Equipment||Cost||Notes|
|Hiking||Breathtaking views on a mild-moderate hike. Location TBD||20||Carpool||Please bring your own equipment||N/A|
|Mountain Biking, Moderate Level||Quincy’s amazing South Park trail system.||12||Carpool||Please bring your own equipment||N/A|
|Mountain Biking, Advanced Level||The famous Mt Hough shuttle and single track descent- then to South Park.||12||Shuttle provided for extra fee||Please bring your own equipment||$20 for shuttle, payble to driver|
|Stand-Up Paddleboard||Enjoy either Snake Lake or Bucks Lake (Location to be determined closer to event)||10||Carpool||Equipment provided||N/A|
|Canoe||Explore and enjoy either Snake Lake or Bucks Lake. (Location to be determined closer to event)||10||Carpool||Equipment provided||N/A|
|Birding||Plumas County is known for extraordinary Birding. Location to be determined by local Birding expert pending weather, bird patterns, best opportunities.||10||Carpool||Equipment provided||N/A|
|Climbing Wall||Scale Feather River College's indoor climbing wall.||10||Carpool||Please bring your own equipment||N/A|
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!
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.
Anne Walker MD
I enjoy backpacking, snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing, diving and any outdoor time I can spend with my dog Lucky.
Steven Zell MD
Zina Semenovskaya MD
Ben Hunt MD
Susanne Spano MD
Tatiana Havryliuk MD
||Jeffrey Kepple MD
Dr Kepple practiced Family Medicine and Obstetrics (including operative) for 20 years in Quincy, California, during which time he served as the Medical Director of Plumas District Hospital‘s Rural Health Clinic. He was CEO of Plumas District Hospital (PDH) from 2014 to 2018. He is cofounder of the Sierra Nevada Conservation and Wilderness Medicine Conference. Since the year 2000, he has been the Medical Director of Frontline Medical, a mobile medical team providing frontline care to firefighters in remote settings. He is an affiliate faculty of both UNR and UCD Medical Schools, and serves as the physician liaison regarding PDH‘s new "UC Davis Rural Center of Excellence" designation. Dr. Kepple has done short term medical trips to Mexico, Kenya, Haiti and Honduras. He serves as an ongoing volunteer physician advisor to Footsteps Missions in Honduras. He enjoys mountain biking, back country split boarding, backpacking, gardening, songwriting and theater.
Michael Lindsey MD
Mary Bing MD MPH
Tuition Fee includes all lectures, printed materials, breakout sessions, continuing education credit, and light breakfasts.
Early Bird Registration Pricing (Until Dec 31, 2019)
- Physician or Doctoral Level $350.00
- Non-Doctoral Professional (RN, other licensed healthcare technicians) $200.00
- Resident Physician, Paramedic, EMT $150.00
- Student (Full-Time) $100.00
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