About US

​​​St. Luke's Wilderness Medicine COnference is associated with the Emergency Medicine Residency program at St. Luke's University Health network in bethlehem, Pa. The conference was started in 2011 and is in its 9th consecutive year. It is managed by emergency medicine residents and faculty who are avid adventure seekers.

​​Whether you are a survival expert or novice looking for adventure, our courses are designed to prepare you for the unexpected. Our team of clinical specialists and wilderness survivalists provide an education relevant for adventurers in all areas of healthcare.

Our mission is to both equip our attendees with the training necessary to provide medical care in austere environments and to foster a community of healthcare professionals that are excited about wilderness medicine.

Conference Details

​​​Dates: May 12th - 14th
Location: Bear Creek mountain Resort, Macungie, PA
Description: Focusing on Mountain medicine, the conference will have lectures and skill workshops that cover topics including:

  • - survival Skills

  • - Forest evacuation

  • - prolonged extrication

  • - Working with air rescue

Special events this year include:

  • - Wilderness Adventure Race
  • - Simulated Scenarios​​​

Coronavirus Update: 2020 Conference Cancelled

With the ongoing spread of COVID19 and recommendations to limit non-essential gatherings, we are cancelling our conference this year. The majority of our faculty and attendees are frontline healthcare workers and critical care experts. Those who are not infected themselves may be busy working with patients. For those who's payments have not been processed, we will be returning your checks and credit card forms. We appreciate the support of our faculty, sponsors, and attendees and hope you can all join us next year! 


For those that can please stay home during this time. For those who staffing our hospitals and EMS services, thank you and stay safe!

St. Luke's Wild Med