For more information contact: Boonshoft School of Medicine, Judi Engle, Office of Public Relations, (937) 775-2951

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2001

Learn How to Be a Survivor at
Wright State's Wilderness Expo 2001

DAYTON, OHIO--Whether you're headed for the Himalayas or just a stroll in the park, you can learn how to stay healthy and safe in the great outdoors at Wilderness Expo 2001. Presented by emergency doctors at Wright State University School of Medicine, this free event takes place Saturday, February 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Wright State's Frederick A. White Health Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton. Wilderness Expo 2001 is free and open to teens and adults.

Emergency Medicine Department physicians from area hospitals, along with Wright State medical students, will give mini-presentations and hold small group workshops on wilderness safety, preparation, and survival.

Topics include:
Hot/cold: When the extremes become dangerous
When it stings, bites, poisons or blisters
Altitude adventure: Tips for climbers
Down Under: SCUBA diving tips
Breaks and bruises, strains and sprains
Travel Medicine, and
Basic First Aid

Sponsors of Wilderness Expo 2001 are:

Dick's Sporting Goods; K & G Bike Center; Kettering Medical Center Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy; Rivers Edge Canoe Livery and Outfitters; Start Climbing Walls; WSU School of Medicine Office of Public Relations and, the Interdisciplinary Teaching Labs; and Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medical Center.