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Title: 2016 MEDSAIL
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Jan, 23, 2016 to Jan, 30, 2016
Type: Course
Registration Cost: From 695 to 695 USD
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Event Venue:

the Mariner Inn

TORTOLA, VIRGIN ISLANDS (BRITISH) Visit the Venue to read more


Please join us for the perfect mix of education, fun and luxury sailing, in the British Virgin Islands, January 23 - 30, 2016.

Accredited by the Wilderness Medical Society, medical professionals will earn 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. However, you needn't be a medical professional to join MedSail 2016. This event is open to any sailor who wants to feel safer and more knowledgeable on the water.

Sail aboard a Moorings Signature Crewed Yacht with two other couples participating in the MedSail 2016 Conference or Captain your own boat, choosing from our fleet of over 200 bareboats, ranging in size from 32 to 54-ft., monohulls or catamarans.

You will attend a 2-3 hour seminar ashore each morning and sail to a different anchorage each day, with stops along the way for snorkeling, hiking, shopping or just relaxing.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

Following this program, we expect participants will be able to:

Learn how to treat common medical problems, traumatic injuries, and medical emergencies encountered in recreational boating, and diving.

Describe the nature and treatment of illness and injuries from hazardous marine life and seafood toxins.

Describe the pathophysiology, treatment, and prevention of environmental threats faced by mariners e.g., hypothermia, lightning, cold water immersion, and solar injury.

Describe the principles of health and safety at sea, and the measures to prevent accidents, illness, injury, and death at sea.

Review the principles of medically safe scuba diving.

Review the causes and prevention of drowning, and the treatment of submersion incidents in warm and cold water.

Review the new emergency communication systems used in search and rescue, medical evacuation, and telemedicine.

Become familiar with the unique supplies and requirements of a marine medical kit.

Know the basic principles of travel medicine.

Target Audience:

The target audience includes physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, and mariners who work or play, or who are medically responsible for the health and safety of others in marine environments.


The Wilderness Medical Society (WMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The WMS designates this educational activity for a maximum of 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Faculty Disclosure:

It is the policy of the Wilderness Medical Society to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor.  All faculty members are required to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the content of their presentation. Accordingly, the Wilderness Medical Society has determined there are no conflicts to report associated with this conference.

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Registration Cost
Early Registration

Late Registration From: 2015-12-25 To: 0--
On site Registration

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Crewed Yacht Charters Include the Following:

First night hotel accommodations at the Mariner Inn (on the Moorings' base), Road Town, Tortola

Six nights aboard the Moorings Signature Crewed Yachts

Double Staterooms with lavatory and shower

Two uniformed crew (captain & chef)

All meals aboard the yacht

Beverages, cocktails, snacks, and hors d'oeuvres

Snorkeling equipment and sea kayak (Sailboard on request)

MedSail Stateroom Package 

MedSail Stateroom Package

Moorings 4600 Signature Crewed Yacht

The cost includes:

One night hotel stay at the Mariner Inn

Six nights aboard the yacht

Captain and Chef

All meals, snacks, beverages, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres aboard the yacht

Snorkeling equipment and kayak

Roundtrip airport transfers

Trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

Single occupancy rates available.

Book now to ensure your spot in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn medical and safety skills from some of the top educators in the field.

To Make Charter and Travel Reservations:

Call the Moorings at 888-703-3173 and ask for Barbara Daetwyler, the Moorings coordinator for MedSail 2016, or contact her via email:

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Wilderness Medical Society

2150 S 1300 E, Suite 500

Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

(801) 990-2988

(801) 990-4601 (Fax)


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Wilderness Medical Society

2150 S 1300 E, Suite 500

Salt Lake City, Utah 84106

(801) 990-2988

(801) 990-4601 (Fax)


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