CAWM 2022 - Nov 11-13 2022. Third annual wilderness medicine conference. In-person and virtual hybrid format. Coast Hotel and Conference Center. Canmore, AB.

3 Days
34 Presentations
17 Workshops
Canadian Content

Keynote Speaker
Cyril Shokoples

Saturday November 12, 1800-1920 MST

Cell phone, sat phone, InReach, Spot, Zooleo, PLB, GPS... It’s a new world. Go ultralight and fast as rescue is just a push of a button way. Who needs a tarp and first aid kit? Gear just slows you down when you are trying to post about your incredible fast pace. Why bother with expensive wilderness emergency response training? Accidents rarely happen and when they do, just push a button. Yup, it’s a new world. Use your phone as a GPS and update Facebook and Instagram from the summit, your ski tour or paddling route! Everything is great until your battery fails and an accident occurs just as the weather comes crashing down. You and your pals now have to figure it all out from first principles.

Using real life examples from his decades of experience, Cyril will chat about how equipment, training and preparation, or lack thereof, led to extremely variable outcomes in mountain emergencies he has been involved in.


The CAWM2022 conference will be hosted November 11-13, 2022, thanks to funding from Public Safety Canada's Search and Rescue New Initiatives Fund (SARNIF).

A hybrid format conference with pre-conference courses, lectures, social activities, a keynote speaker, workshops, and more!

All wilderness medical professionals and learners are welcome including paramedics, nurses, SAR personnel, guides, ski patrollers, first responders, academics, and physicians.

CAWM 2022 will be provided in English with simultaneous French translation for all presentations and select workshops. See workshop descriptions for more information.

All CAWM 2022 Presentations and some Workshops will be available to individuals attending virtually.

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Topics Covered

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

Live & Virtual

Whether you can attend in person in Canmore AB or not, you can still enjoy the same great conference. This Hybrid conference will be broadcast live with Q&A being answered online. There will be workshops that virtual attendees are welcome to attend.

CME Credits

Conference participants who register at the Physician, and Non-Physician Professional Level are able to claim CME credits.


The entire conference’s presentations will be recorded. The recordings are available to registered participants for 6 months after the conference (until May 2023).

Search & Rescue Discount

All members of Search and Rescue operations and Ski Patrol receive a 75% discount to all CAWM 2022 registration levels. To qualify, submit proof of membership to SAR or Ski Patrol Program during registration.

Military Discount

All military members receive a 10% discount to all CAWM 2022 registration levels. To qualify, submit proof of military status during registration.

Pre/Post Conference

​​Please see our pre and post conference tab for some incredible learning opportunities Nov 10th and 14th, 2022!

New Member Discount

Non-Members who register with CAWM 2022 receive 35% off their first year of CAWM Membership. For more information see the bottom of the post-registration CAWM 2022 Page.

Not a CAWM Member?Register for CAWM 2022 to get 35% off your first year! Look here in the post-registration page ( to learn more.