The Wilderness Medical Society was created on 15 February 1983 by three physicians from California, United States Dr. Paul Auerbach, Dr. Ed Geehr, and Dr. Ken Kizer. It provides advice and guidance to medical personnel working in wilderness or backcountry environments. The Wilderness Medical Society is the worlds leading organization of medical professionals dedicated to advancing healthcare, research and education related to wilderness medicine.It provides advice and guidance to medical personnel working in wilderness or backcountry environments. The academy seeks to provide a system of adult education and certification in a modern and standardised way to provide a set level of knowledge and education for practitioners working in the wilderness arena. The goals of the academy are to Professional designation for achievement in Wilderness Medicine, Validation for the public, patients, and clients of practitioner education in Wilderness Medicine. Classified as a 501(c)3 tax deductible organization. Only membership society dedicated to the community of wilderness medicine. 3000 members from 42 countries, all 50 states. Companies or organizations that interact with the WMS in an educational capacity are recognized as WMS Affiliates. This is evidenced by direct participation in the Fellowship of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine (FAWM) program as well as the offering of WMS--provided CME credits to registrants of their activities. Companies or organizations that offer activities and/or educational opportunities to the community of wilderness medicine and realize that interaction with our members, who share a common interest and passion, is a. Internationally recognized course certifying that the participant has undergone rigorous training and testing. The medical commissions of the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) and International Commission for Alpine Rescue (ICAR), together with the International Society for Mountain Medicine (ISMM) established minimal requirements for these courses in 1997. The WMS does not necessarily endorse programs, products or activities offered by these entities. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine Journal is a peer-reviewed medical journal published quarterly.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Wilderness Medical Society that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.