Society members have a long-standing commitment to education and research. WMS sponsors accredited continuing medical education conferences that combine exceptional educational presentations with a variety of hands-on workshops. The Society publishes a peer-reviewed medical journal, a monthly newsletter, a variety of online education resources, and practice guidelines for wilderness emergency care. Each year the Society awards $30,000 in research grants, advancing academic careers and expanding the knowledge and understanding of wilderness medical issues. WMS also fosters Student Interest Groups (SIGs) on campuses across the world.
In addition to practicing, investigating, and teaching wilderness medicine, WMS members share a sense of adventure—from exploring deserts to climbing mountains, from scuba diving to white-water rafting, from skiing to windsurfing, from adventure travel to volunteer-relief work. The Society's members love the outdoors, have deep respect for the environment and our precious natural resources, and actively support an Environmental Council.
In 2017, the WMS Board of Directors set a goal to provide greater value to members by increasing our relevancy in the wilderness medicine community. A key strategy
to achieving this goal included a brand refresh. Last year, we announced
our new brand mission: Inspiring you to be alive in the wilderness.
The time had come for us to embrace a visual identity which reflected that mission.
To achieve this, we took inspiration from the basic elements which are the foundation of life: fire, earth, water and air, and designed a logo that was confident, engaging, and inspiring, just like our membership. At the recent WMS Winter Conference in Jackson, WY, attendees received a glimpse at the direction we were heading, and today, it is our pleasure to publicly share the new, official WMS logo:
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You may notice that the element of FIRE is represented by a lightning bolt, that the EARTH is represented by the mountain in the middle and the circular shape of the earth, and that the WATER that's essential to our existence is represented in the river. And just as all the elements of life exist in a harmonious balance, these elements also subtly spell out our acronym of W-M-S, connecting us intricately to the foundations of life and enabling us to be alive in the wilderness.
This is just the first step in the new direction we are heading. Over the next several months, you'll see additional logos, as well as a progressive application of the new logo to an updated website, communications, and magazine, and finally, in 2023,
we'll look to finalizing the brand rollout with new merchandise.
We are thrilled to reveal this updated visual representation of the WMS and are excited about where it will take us. Our hope is that it will travel with you, our members, no matter where your adventures may take you!
Datum: 6. Jun 2022
Erste Hilfe in den Bergen – Die Neuauflage des Erste-Hilfe-Buchs der Bergrettung richtet sich als Ratgeber an alle, die in den Bergen unterwegs sind und sich mitunter ihren Herausforderungen stellen müssen.
6. Sep 2022
Reinhard Pühringer, der Alpinistische Leiter der Ausbildungskurse bietet den Teilnehmern - zusammen mit den staatlich geprüften Bergführern - in dieser faszinierenden Berglandschaft höchstes Niveau.
26. Jun 2022
Die vorliegende Studie untersuchte den Einfluss skigeometrischer Daten auf das Risiko einer Vorderen Kreuzband Verletzung bei FreizeitskifahrerInnen.
20. Jun 2022