Here is an up-to-date schedule for my presentations and appearances. Please check back regularly for updates. Contact me for further information about any of these programs.

Upcoming Presentations

“Hiking and Health Potpourri”

Saturday, November 11, 4-5pm

Adirondack Hiking Club – Onondaga Chapter
Orchard Vali Golf Club, Lafayette, NY

Past Presentations and Appearances

February 4, 2017

Medical, operational, and legal issues in challenge course operations
Association for Challenge Course Technology International Convention
Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort – Savannah, GA

November 16, 2016

The Denali Approach to Human-Bear Interactions
5th Annual Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference
The Genesee Grande Hotel, Syracuse, NY

January 28, 2016

“Challenge course mishaps: Where’s the REAL exposure?”
Association for Challenge Course Technology International Conference
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa – Lost Pines, TX

January 25-26, 2016

Certification workshop: “First Aid and CPR/AED for the Challenge Course Professional”
Association for Challenge Course Technology International Conference
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa – Lost Pines, TX

October 14, 2015

“Water water everywhere, but is it safe to drink?”
Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference- Syracuse, NY

February 3-6, 2015

Association for Challenge Course Technologies Annual International Challenge Course Conference
Renaissance Esmeralda, Palm Springs, California

January 15, 2015

“New York State Camp Directors Association” – Roslyn NY
Keynote address: Health and developmental benefits of outdoor activity in children

October 29, 2014

“Controversies in Wilderness Medicine”
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY
RPI Ambulance

October 29, 2014

“Controversies in Wilderness Medicine”
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Troy, NY
RPI Ambulance

March 29, 2014

“Nature Deficit Disorder in Children”
Endowed lecture: The Jack Riley Safety Seminar
Syracuse University

January 31, 2014

“Where’s the real exposure”
(A workshop examining structural, facilitation, medical, legal, and insurance issues impacting challenge course incidents, with Bob Ryan, Reb Gregg, and Robert Monaghan)

January 27-28, 2014

“First Aid and CPR for the Challenge Course Professional”
(A two-day, in depth wilderness first and and CPR course designed for staff facilitating challenge courses)
Association for Challenge Course Technology
Annual Conference, Orlando, FL

January 15, 2014

“Controversies in Wilderness Medicine”
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

February 28, 2013

“What the primary care physician should know about wilderness medicine”
Dartmouth University Pediatric Conference, Bretton Woods, NH

October 16, 2012

“Four Controversies in Wilderness Medicine”
Room 132, Goldwin Smith Hall, Arts Quad, Cornell University

March 29, April 10, April 24

Undergraduate seminar: “Wilderness and Remote First Aid”
(ARC and SUNY credit)
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY

May 31, 2012

“Evidence Based Medicine in the Wilderness: An examination of four controversies”
First Annual Northeast Conference on Wilderness Medicine
Sheraton University Hotel and Conference Center, Syracuse,

February 6-7, 2012

“First Aid for the Challenge Course Professional”
International Challenge Course Symposium and Conference
Boston, MA

April 6, April 20, & May 4, 2011

“Wilderness First Aid” (American Red Cross and SUNY credit)
The Wildlife Society of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Moon Library – SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry

May 19, 2011

“Exploitation, Exploration, Expeditioning: Role of the Adirondacks in the American Wilderness Movement”
Syracuse University Institute for Retired Professionals
First Baptist Church, Jamesville

February 1-2, 2011

“First Aid for the Challenge Course Professional”
International Challenge Course Symposium and Conference
Minneapolis, MN

Spring 2010

“American Red Cross Wilderness First Aid course”
The Wildlife Society of SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF)

February 2-3, 2010

Pre-conference special workshop: “First Aid for the Challenge Course Professional”
Association for Challenge Course Technology
Atlanta, GA

November 7, 2009

Panel discussion: “Standardizing Wilderness Medicine”
Association for Outdoor Recreation Education (AORE)
Minneapolis, MN

November 5, 2009

Workshop: “What first aid training is appropriate for wilderness leaders?”
59th annual SUNY Cortland Conference on Outdoor Recreation.

July 12-24, 2009

WEA Wilderness Steward Course
Denali Education Center, Alaska

February 7, 2009

Workshop: “A Rational Approach to Backcountry Water Use”
Wilderness Education Association
Bloomington, IN

January 27-28, 2009

Workshop: “First Aid for the Challenge Course Professional”
Association for Challenge Course Technology
Houston, TX

January 10, 2009

“Scouting in the 21st century:  Where have the high adventures gone?”
Keynote address: Hiawatha Seaway Council, Boy Scouts of America
Brownville, NY

November 7, 2008

Workshop:  “Update on Backcountry Water Safety”
58th Annual SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference

November 6, 2008 

Workshop presentation:  “Wilderness Medicine Basics”
Student Wilderness Medicine Society
SUNY Upstate Medical University

July 12-24, 2008

WEA Wilderness Steward Course
Denali Education Center, Alaska