CAWM2021 - November 5-7, 2021, Second Annual Virtual Wilderness Medicine Conference
3 Days
35 Presentations
Canadian Content
Keynote Speaker
Will Gadd

The CAWM2021 Virtual Conference was held November 5-7, 2021.  Over the course of the weekend, participants heard 35 presentations from 44 speakers. All the speakers have a strong connection to Canada, and each presentation considered Wilderness Medicine in the Canadian context.

The entire conference was recorded.  The recordings are available to anyone who registers for the conference.  Anyone who registers after the fact will be able to watch the recordings of the entire conference and claim CME credits.

Presentations at the conference this year covered a variety of wilderness medicine topics including: search and rescue, hypothermia, mass casualty incidents, climbing injuries and more!

CME Credits

Conference participants who register at the Medical Professional Level are able to claim CME credits


​​The entire conference was recorded. The recordings are available to registered participants for 6 months after the conference (until May 2022).

Individuals can still register for the conference to purchase access to the recordings.


Medical Professionals - $205

  • For physicians, nurses, PAs, paramedics, resident physicians and FAWM candidates.
  • To receive a Certificate of Attendance or CME credits, participants must be registered at the Medical Professional level.

Student / Volunteer - $50

  • For medical students, SAR volunteers, guides and first responders and other wilderness medicine enthusiasts.
  • CME can not be claimed and no certificates of participation will be provided at this registration level.

CAWM Members receive a discount on their registration to CAWM2021.

  • CAWM Members can find their discount code to use during conference registration in the members-only CAWM Member Discounts section of the CAWM website.
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Reviews from CAWM2020 and CAWM2021

"Everything was so amazing and well thought out with a good balance of quantitative and qualitative research"

“This was without a doubt one of the best conferences I’ve attended in my 26 years. I will be back for the next one for sure…”

“I appreciate the genuine focus on inclusivity, especially with respect to profession. As a paramedic, it is uncommon for me to genuinely feel valued for my unique skill set and experience. I hope the elected board continues to value my chosen profession. Thank you and I look forward to participating with and contributing to CAWM moving forward.”

“Overall awesome conference, it’s unbelievable that this is CAWMs first & organised in such a short time, massive congratulations to the team! Please continue virtual access in future for far flung/ international delegates!”

“[CAWM2020] was an exceptional virtual wilderness medicine educational experience. Thanks to all those wonderful speakers, moderators & those behind the scene for their passion & energy.”