|Additional Liability Insurance Coverage Now Available to Members
As of November, members can now apply for additional coverage up to $200,000 (above and beyond the $50,000 for WMS Members)! The rate for this coverage is $800 annually (or $67/month). The coverage period extends from November 1 – October 31, so Members acquiring coverage mid-year will pay a prorated fee. Your WMS membership will be verified each November 1 for renewal eligibiltiy.
Note: Once a Members application is complete, an invoice and BILL will be sent directly to the WMS Member. Payment can be made by check or credit card, but there is a $25 fee for credit cards. Once the payment is processed, the Member will be sent a receipt and a Certificate of Insurance with them named.
Click here for more information and to apply!
WMS Seeking Committee Chair for Operational Medicine Committee
We are currently seeking to fill an open chair position for the Operational Medicine Committee. The mission of the committee is to acquire and function as a conduit for the latest operational medical research and field knowledge from the military. The committee is comprised of dedicated military field personnel interested in sharing techniques learned on the field. The Committee is in need of a person who will take the lead in developing lectures with the assistance of committee members to present at future WMS conferences.
If interested, please contact WMS COO Robyn Bonini.
Accepting Applications for 2018 Research Grants
The Wilderness Medical Society is pleased to announce the CALL FOR RESEARCH ABSTRACTS for the WMS Annual Meeting & Summer Conference, August 3-8, 2018 in Midway, Utah.
* Notifications of accepted abstracts will be sent by May 4, 2018.
* Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters at the meeting, with a selection chosen for oral presentations.
* One oral presentation will be selected for the 2018 WMS Outstanding Research Presentation Award ($500 award).
* All accepted abstracts will be considered for publication in Wilderness & Environmental Medicine.
* Abstract presenters will receive free registration for the day of presentation.
For questions or more information, please contact Alicia Byrne.
Application and more information can be found here.
New Features on Our Website
We are excited to announce a couple new features on our website! As most of you know, the WMS maintains a variety of committees designed to oversee various aspects of the society. Now you have the opportunity to participate in these committees! Each committee now has a blog open to WMS members so you can communicate your thoughts and ideas with us. Check it out at the Committees page of our website!
We are also proud to present online forums in a variety of topics for members to submit their input. These include forums for research questions and information, sharing relevant news stories, articles in our online magazine, Wilderness Medicine Magazine, and many more! You can check it out in the Members Area of our website.
Want to engage with others interested in the WMS? Check out the “Discussions” tab on the home page of WMS.ORG to interact with other visitors to the site!