Elsevier Collaborates with the Wilderness Medicine Society to Award Outstanding Members

Philadelphia, PA – 26 July, 2011 – Elsevier, the leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will present awards to outstanding members of the wilderness medicine community at this year’s upcoming  Wilderness Medical Society 28th Wilderness Medicine Scientific Conference & Annual Meeting, taking place in Snowmass, CO, July 29th - August 3rd.

The aim of the Wilderness Medicine Society is to provide academic background as well as deliver specific skills to health care professionals that will make them effective providers of relief in austere environments and adverse conditions. This year, the WMS is introducing a certification program, starting with “Wilderness Medicine: Disaster and Humanitarian Response.”

“We at Elsevier recognize the important contribution that the Wilderness Medicine Society makes to physician education. Elsevier is excited to collaborate with the WMS to recognize individual members that are outstanding in this increasingly important field,” says Randy Charles, Managing Director of the Global Clinical Reference Division at Elsevier.

All award recipients will be given a  Barnes & Noble NOOK Color™, the Reader’s Tablet™, pre-loaded with eBook content by Elsevier Author,  Dr Paul Auerbach, a founder and past President of the Wilderness Medical Society. Each e-reader will provide access to Dr Auerbach’s  Medicine for the Outdoors and  Wilderness Medicine, 5th Edition along with a variety of core  emergency medicine ebook titles.

Exhibit Information:
The Elsevier exhibition booth will be open at the  Wilderness Medical Society 28th Wilderness Medicine Scientific Conference & Annual Meeting from July 31st - August 2nd, displaying books, journals, and electronic reference tools. Dr Auerbach will be available at the booth for a book signing on Monday, August 1st, from 11:30am - 12:30pm. 

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