Advanced Topics in Wilderness Medicine: Cancer Patients & Survivors

$210.00$390.00

Nov 14, 0900 MST
Provided Primarily In English, With Bilingual Instruction Available, by:

Dr. Steven Roy
Internist/Wildernist
Co-Program Director, Resident Physician Elective in Wilderness Medicine
Program Director, Diploma in Wilderness & Expedition Medicine

Dr. Adam Fleming
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Program Director, Sub-specialty Training, McMaster University

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Description

Nov 14, 0900-1600 MST
Provided Primarily In English, With Bilingual Instruction Available, by:

Dr. Steven Roy
Internist/Wildernist
Co-Program Director, Resident Physician Elective in Wilderness Medicine
Program Director, Diploma in Wilderness & Expedition Medicine

Dr. Adam Fleming
Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist
Program Director, Sub-specialty Training, McMaster University

Cancer patients and survivors increasingly recreate in the backcountry. Unfortunately, literature on such travel is lacking and few resources are available for clinicians advising oncology patients about wilderness and high-altitude travel. As modern chemotherapies are allowing patients with cancer to live longer, more cancer patients and survivors are active in the wilderness. Therefore, clinicians must increasingly be familiar with the additional factors and considerations necessary to properly advise these patients about safe travel to altitude. In this workshop, we will review the important physiological interactions between malignancy, cancer treatments, and wilderness & mountain recreation.

TOPICS

  • Hypo/hyperthermia
  • High-Altitude Travel
  • Exercise Intensity
  • Infection
  • Trauma Considerations
  • Complications of Cancer

CME CREDITS

CME Credits TBD