About the UHMS

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) was formed in 1967. It is an international nonprofit association serving some 2,000 physicians, scientists, associates and nurses from more than 50 countries in the fields of hyperbaric and dive medicine.

The UHMS is an important source of scientific and medical information pertaining to hyperbaric medicine involving hyperbaric oxygen therapy and diving through its bimonthly, peer-reviewed journal, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, symposia, workshops, books and other publications. 

It organizes an annual scientific meeting at different U.S. and international locations to permit review of the latest in research and treatment and to promote the highest standards of practice.

40 Year History: Anniversary Booklet (pdf)


The mission of the UHMS is:

  1. to provide a forum for professional scientific communication in basic and applied research and patient treatment in hyperbaric medicine and undersea diving.
  2. to promote cooperation between the life sciences and other disciplines with undersea diving activities and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  3. to provide a source of information and support in the clinical practice of hyperbaric medicine and stay abreast of legislative, legal and regulatory changes.
  4. to develop and promote educational activities, symposia and workshops that improve the scientific knowledge of matters related to undersea exposures and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  5. to raise the quality of care across the spectrum of hyperbaric medicine by promoting high standards of patient care and operational safety through clinical hyperbaric facility accreditation.

UHMS 990's

The IRS requires that Form 1023, Form 990, Form 990-T, Annual Reports, and financial statements need to be posted on the non-profit's public website and made available to the public upon request. Below is the pdf copy of UHMS Current 990.

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16 vs 15 Financial Update