Several members of the Department specialize in planning medical coverage for mass gatherings, events and expeditions. The Department believes that Event Medical Oversight is a specialized opportunity to ensure the safety and well-being of event participants, and that this oversight should be delivered by specialty-trained physicians with appropriate experience and expertise who take care to plan for all conceivable contingencies and medical likelihoods well in advance.
Event Medical Coverage
Locally, our department provides physicians and medics for coverage of several major events and festivals. Our physicians have experience providing service to large mass gatherings such as the New York State Fair, large music festivals and concerts such as Moe.Down and Camp Bisco, and major sporting events such as the Ironman Syracuse and the Empire State Marathon. Whether your event requires a physician for NY State Sanitary Code Part 18 regulations
, or to simply add an extra element of health and safety, you'll find our physicians and staff to be professional, friendly and most importantly, accustomed to working pre-hospital mass gathering events of all sizes.Contact: Dr. Jeremy Joslin
Fight and Tournament Physician Coverage
William Paolo, MD is an emergency physician with over 8 years of experience. Initially trained at NYU/Bellevue hospital, Dr. Paolo currently works at Upstate where he is responsible for directing the education of all emergency residents in the capacity of residency program director. He is the author of numerous peer reviewed publications and has presented at local as well as national conferences. He has an interest in fight medicine, both boxing and MMA, and has served as a fight physician for numerous amateur MMA contests throughout New York.Contact: Dr. William Paolo
Expedition Medical Coverage
Our department offers physician and paramedic coverage for your event held anywhere in the world. With experience, or current contracts, providing support in Vietnam, Cambodia, Bhutan, the Sahara, the Gobi, the Amazon, and all over North America we are able to provide a turnkey medical support program for just about any event- just about anywhere in the world. We are able to provide experienced physicians and medics who will work directly with you to prepare a medical threat assessment plan including evacuation strategies, organize supplies and equipment, and will provide personnel on the ground during the event to provide emergency and first aid services.
Contact: Dr. Jeremy Joslin
The Wilderness and Expedition Medicine Fellowship
, one of only a handful offered in the United States, offers emergency physicians specialized training to gain the education, independence and leadership required to deliver high-quality, situationally-appropriate medical care in the world’s most austere environments.
Wilderness First Aid Class
Wilderness First Aid is the assessment of, and treatment given to, an ill or injured person in a remote environment where definitive care by a physician and/or rapid transport is not readily available. Students will learn how to assess, treat, and (when possible) contain emergencies within the scope of their training. Though open to all lay first aid providers, special class arrangements can be made for more advanced audiences such as EMT's, paramedics, nurses, and licensed healthcare professionals.
Contact: Dr. Jeremy Joslin or class coordinator Rose More
Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference
The goal of this conference is to provide an educational opportunity in wilderness medicine for healthcare providers of the Northeast states. Whether you're an EMT, medical student, resident, or practicing healthcare provider, this conference will provide engaging didactic lectures that will allow the participant to grow their knowledge and practice of medicine in a wilderness environment. Current and cutting-edge research on advanced topics in wilderness medicine will be discussed throughout the conference. We welcome physicians and other medical professionals who engage in wilderness activities, who counsel individuals who take part in such activities, or who are likely to encounter illness or injury in remote or resource-limited settings.Next Conference:
May 2014Contact: Dr. Jeremy Joslin
Student & Resident Electives
is a 6-day, staged, expedition-style foot race from Grand Junction, Colorado to the world famous Moab, Utah along the beautiful 148-mile Kokopelli trail. Come experience the Southwest desert as licensed physicians provide medical direction and racer first aid in this wilderness setting. (Last year's Brochure
Additionally, our department provides several other opportunities for medical students and emergency medicine residents throughout the year, so please contact us if you have an interest in participating in an event, expedition, or wilderness medicine experience.Contact: Dr. Jeremy Joslin