September, 6-8, 2024
Quincy, California

Wilderness Conference Video by Plumas District Hospital

We are excited to announce that the 2024 Sierra Nevada Conservation & Wilderness Medicine Conference will be held on September 6th-8th, at the UC Berkeley Forestry Camp in Meadow Valley, California! This is a remote venue. Cell service and Wifi are largely inaccessible. A landline is available for emergencies only.

We encourage all participants to stay in the rustic cabins (Gender separate bunk/dorm room style logging) or bring a tent and camp on site, though you can make other accommodations if you choose. RV and Trailer camping is not available at the conference venue.

This year's conference theme is UPROOTED: Migration and Health in a Changing Climate.
Join us as we delve into the unique, pressing healthcare challenges posed by climate-induced migration, including issues related to public health, infectious disease, mental health, and cross-cultural competency.  As always, our conference will also feature world class speakers and workshops on core wilderness medicine topics such as wound care, sports medicine, ultrasound in remote environments, and many more!

Our schedule will feature world-class presenters, a keynote speaker, lectures and workshops relating to wilderness medicine and patient care in remote settings. This high-quality educational event is supported through the combined efforts of Plumas District Hospital, Plumas Health Care Foundation, and The UC Berkeley Forestry Camp. The conference is open to both healthcare and non-healthcare professionals, including students and residents. CME details will be released upon approval. 


We are a non-profit 501c3. For those of you who are returning in 2024, you will notice a significant bump in the total conference registration price. This is due to industry wide inflation which led to our venue’s facility fee increasing. We remain committed to making this event affordable for all registrants, in particular for medical students, residents and paramedics/EMTs with our sliding tuition scale, while preserving the quality experience that you have come to expect from our conference.  Despite these challenges, we are excited to announce that this year's conference will feature an additional workshop session and an interactive scenario session. These additions will not only enhance the learning experience but also provide more opportunities for hands-on training, skill development, and CME credits. 

The Tuition Fee is based on a sliding scale and includes all materials, *key note presentation, 4 lectures, interactive & hands on breakout sessions, and CME Credits (Excluding Non-Conference Attendees)*. 
The Facility Fee includes all lodging and camping fees, facilities, and six meals. The Facility Fee is a flat rate of $230, for each attendee (Our Cost). Please see the new facility & tuition rates for each registrant category below. 

  • Physician or Doctoral Level ($230 Facility Fee + $315 Tuition Fee)
  • Non-Doctoral Professional ($230 Facility Fee + $215 Tuition Fee)
  • Resident Physician ($230 Facility Fee + $65 Tuition Fee)
  • Student (Full-Time Current) ($230 Facility Fee + $15 Tuition Fee) 
  • EMT or EMS professional ($230 Facility Fee + $15 Tuition Fee) 
  • Non-Conference Attendee (Lodging and Meals only) ($230 Facility Fee)
  • Presenter/Faculty

    Camping and gender separate bunkhouse/dormitory style lodging will be available at the UC Berkeley Forestry Camp, conference venue. Registrants that choose to camp will be responsible for bringing their own camping equipment (Tent, sleeping bag, pads, lights). Conference attendees are also free to pursue and organize their own outdoor activities during free time on Saturday afternoon. Pets are not allowed. Credit or debit card transactions will be processed through Stripe. To pay by cash or check, mail to: Plumas Health Care Foundation, c/o Wilderness Conference, 1065 Bucks Lake Road, Quincy, CA 95971.

    Cancelation Policy: Cancelations received in writing more than four weeks prior to event will receive a full refund minus a refund processing fee. Cancelations received in writing two to four weeks prior will receive a refund minus a $100.00 administrative fee. There will be no refunds for cancelations received within two weeks of the event. Please remember that canceling your registration does not automatically cancel your hotel and travel arrangements. Individuals are responsible for canceling their own hotel and travel reservations.


Thank you in advance for joining us for the Sierra Nevada Conservation & Wilderness Medicine Conference!

Plumas District Hospital
Plumas Health Care Foundation

This event is fiscally sponsored by the Plumas Health Care Foundation with facilitation support from Plumas District Hospital.

We depend on sponsors to help keep Conference tuitions affordable. We want to extend a big thank you to Partnership Healthplan of California, and Bread for the Journey - Feather River, Sierra Rescue International, and US Acute Care Solutions for partnering with us for 2024!

Questions? Contact us at information@pdh.org

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