Gulf Coast Chapter

NEXT MEETING DATE: AUGUST 24-25, 2018
Location: Doubletree, New Orleans, LA
 

  • The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS continuing education mission is to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the local and regional areas based on a needs assessment of the members and on the UHMS Panel of Expert Opinion. These activities will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine

  • President: 
    Kip Posey, CHT
    Email: Click Here
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    President-Elect: 
    Andrew Applewhite, MD

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    Past President: 
    Tony Alleman, MD

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    Secretary:
     
    Debra Gonzalez, RN
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    Member-At-Large:
     
    Laura Josefsen, RN
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    Member-At-Large: 
    Philip Schell, CHT
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  • THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE PRESENTED AT THE GULF COAST CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETINGS.

     

    For a list of PAST RECIPIENTS: Click Here            To NOMINATE someone for the 2018 Awards: Click Here


    Jefferson Davis Memorial Award:
    Presented each year to a selected member - an MD, DO, PhD - for contributions to clinical research or clinical excellence

    Special Services Award:
    Presented each year to selected member/members for their contributions to the Gulf Coast Chapter.

    Edgar M. End, MD Memorial Lecture Award:
    This lecture is in honor of Dr. Edgar M. End, MD (1910-1981) who made many pioneering contributions to undersea and hyperbaric medicine.  Dr End is best known for his work with helium-oxygen mixtures in the 1930’s that enabled him to break the US Navy deep-sea dive record and paved the way for the world record dives in excess of 500 fsw that he supervised. His successful use of hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning in experimental animals led to its application in humans

    Paul James Sheffield Award:
    The Paul James Sheffield Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the scholarship and character of this scientist and educator who has greatly contributed to and influenced the understanding of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    Wilbur T Workman Award:
    The Wilbur T Workman Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the discipline and enthusiasm of this aerospace and hyperbaric physiologist who has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining safety standards for the specialized field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    Facility Award:
    Presented to the host facility. 


     To NOMINATE someone for the 2017 Awards: Click Here

     

  •   To NOMINATE someone for the 2018 Awards: Click Here

     

    YEAR

    Jefferson C Davis Award

    YEAR

    Paul James Sheffield

    YEAR

    Wilbur T Workman Award

    2018

     

    2018 

     

    2018

     

    2017

    Robert Sanders, MD

    2017

    Tracy LeGros, MD

    2017

    Ravi Patel, MD

    2016

    John Freiberger,MD

    2016

    Tony Alleman, MD

    2016

    Francois Burman

    2015

    Heather Murphy-Lavoie, MD

    2015

    Rob Sheffield

    2015

    Kip Posey

    2014

    Helen Gelly

    2014

    Jayesh B Shaw

    2014

    Brendt Caenepeel &
    Amanda Jones

    2013

    Tracy Leigh LeGros

    2013

    Keith Van Meter, MD

    2013

    Roy Cano

    2012

    Paul James Sheffield

    2012

    Heather Murphy Lavioe, MD

    2012

    Betty Knox Brown

    2011

    Jayesh Shah, MD

    2011  

    Suzanne Pack

    2011

    Richard Barry, CHT

    2010

    Keith Van Meter, MD

    2010  

    Robert Warriner, MD

    2010

    Dick Clarke, CHT

    2009

    Thomas Bozzuto, DO

    2009

    Caroline Fife, MD

    2009

    Robert Sheffield, BA, CHT

    2008

    Christopher Morrison, MD

           

    2007

    Jayesh Shah, MD

    YEAR

    Edgar M End Award

    YEAR

    Special Services Award

    2006

    Stephen Rydzak, MD

    2018

     

    2018

     

    2005

    Noel Olivera, MD

    2017

    Klaus Torp, MD

    2017

    Stacy Rupert

    2004

    Caroline E. Fife, MD

    2016

    Marc S. Robins, DO

    2016

    Tom Workman, MS

    2003

    Adrianne P. S. Smith, MD

    2015

    John Feldmeier

    2015

    Tony Alleman, MD

    2002

    Robert Warriner, MD

    2014

    John Chatterton

    2014

    Julio Garcia & Derall Garrett

    2001

    Ron Scott, MD

    2013

    Owen O'Neill, MD

    2013

    Kevin Buford, MD, & Sean Hardy, MD

    2000

    Not Presented

    2012

    Not Presented

    2012

    Robert Sheffield

    1999

    Thomas Bozzuto, DO

    2011

    Robert Sanders, MD

    2011

    John Peters

    1998

    Richard D. Heimbach, MD

    2010

    Stephen Rydzak, MD

    2010

    Lisa Tidd

    1997

    Paul J. Sheffield, PhD

    2009

    James K. Culter, BS, MS

    2009

    Melissa Sikes

    1996

    Jeffery Stone, MD

    2008

    Michael L Gernhardt, PhD

    2008

    Laura Josefsen, RN &
    Keith Van Meter, MD

    1995

    Not Presented

    2007

    Otto Boneta, MD

    2007

    Helen Gelly, MD

    1994

    Jack L. LeFrock, MD

    2006

    Dan Rossignol

    2006

    Debbie Sheffield BSN, MSN &
    Sherrill White

    1993

    R. Kelly Hill Jr., MD

       

    2005

    Paul C. Baker, CHT

    1992

    Keith Van Meter, MD

       

    2004

    Matt Schweyer, CHT

    1991

    Sheldon F. Gottlieb, PhD

       

    2003

    Clyde O. Hagood, MD

    1990

    Jon Mader, MD

       

    2002

    W. Tom Workman, MS, CHT

           

    2001

    Suzanne Pack

           

    2000

    Not Presented

           

    1999

    Helen Turcotte Davis

           

    1998

    Suzanne Pack

           

    1997

    Ken Wall and Dak Quarles

           

    1996

    Dr. Judy Wilson, PhD

           

    1995

    Not Presented

           

    1994

    Robert Miller

           

    1993

    Not Presented

           

    1992

    Paul Baker

           

    1991

    Dr. Richard A. Neubauer, MD

           

    1990

    Lynn Scoggins, RN

           

    1989

    Dick Rutkowski

  • "The Society/Chapter has negotiated a special discounted room rate (room-block) with the hotel. Your patronage of this meeting hotel makes it possible for the Society/Chapter to secure the space necessary for this event at a greatly reduced cost. The hotel not only offers a discounted rate and the best networking opportunities, but staying in the group block helps the Society/Chapter meet its obligation to the hotel, avoid penalties, and keep meeting registration prices down. Any attendee who does not book under the UHMS room block will not receive the special discounted amenities."
     

    DT NOLA logoDoubletree by Hilton
    300 Canal Street
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    TEL: +1-504-581-1300 / FAX: +1-504-212-3141
    Online reservations: CLICK HERE
    ROOM RATES:

    Room

    Single Rate

    Double Rate

    Triple Rate

    Quad Rate

    Standard King

    $ 129

    $ 129

    $ 139

    $ 149

    Standard Queen/Queen

    $ 129

    $ 129

    $ 139

    $ 149

    Current sales tax rate is 15.75 %, and the hotel occupancy tax rate is $2.00. Quoted sleeping room rates will be offered, based on availability of contracted room type(s), 3 days before and 3 days after the above Event dates.

    RESERVATIONS:  CUT-OFF DATE: AUGUST 2, 2018

    ONLINE Reservations: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MSYTCDT-UHM-20180823/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
    Room reservations may also be made directly with the Hotel room reservation department at 504-212-3670 or by calling their toll-free number 1-800-HILTONS - Group name: "Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Gulf 18" - Group code: UHM.  In doing so, please request the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting negotiated convention/meeting rate. Reservations will be considered guaranteed for the full length of stay unless the reservations are cancelled by the guest no later than 72 hours in advance of arrival. Early departure charges will be applied.  Check-in time is 4:00 PM; check-out time is 11:00 AM.

    Parking:
    Self-parking: Not Available
    Valet: $40 (Does not include tax)
     

    LOCATION INFORMATION

    New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the "Big Easy," it's known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.

    THINGS TO DO: http://www.neworleansonline.com/

     

    TRAVEL/TRANSPORTATION:

     

     


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    FEES: 

    MEETING REGISTRATION:

    • Member: PHYSICIAN or EQUIVALENT - $300.00
           Daily Rates: Fri: $100 / Sat: $200
    • Member: NON-PHYSICIAN - $240.00
           Daily Rates: Fri: $80 / Sat: $160
    • Non-Member: PHYSICIAN OR EQUIVALANT - $360.00
           Daily Rates: Fri: $120 / Sat: $240
    • Non-Member: NON-PHYSICIAN - $300.00
           Daily Rates: Fri: $100 / Sat: $200

    RECEPTION:

    • Attendee: Welcome Reception - $0.00
    • Accompanying Person: Welcome Reception - $40.00

    BANQUET (Saturday):

    • Attendee: Banquet: $50.00
    • Accompanying Person: Banquet: $50.00

     

     
     


  • Schedule: (subject to change)
    posted: 4/16/18

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 Faculty Name
    12:00 1:00 Registration   
    1:00 1:15 Welcome and Introductions Kip Posey
    1:15 2:00 UHMS update Nick Bird, MD
    2:00 3:00  TBA  
    3:00 3:30 break  
    3:30 4:30 Targeted probes                                                            Helen Gelly, MD
    4:30 5:30 Registry reporting as a lifeline for HBO2 providers         Caroline Fife. MD
    6:30 7:30 Welcome reception  
           
    SATURDAY, AUGUST 25 Faculty Name
    7:00 8:00 Continental Breakfast / Exhibits  
    8:00 9:00 Clinical HBO2 treatment cases                                       Heather Murphy-Lavoie
    9:00 10:00 Atypical ulcers – What the heck is this?                        Jayesh Shah
    10:00 10:30 break  
    10:30 11:30 The ethics of using hyperbaric oxygen therapy Jayesh Shah, MD
    11:30 12:30 TBI update                                                                    Paul Harsh, MD
    12:30 1:30 Lunch On Own
    1:30 2:30 Altitude-induced decompression illness                          Nick Bird, MD
    2:30 3:30  TBA  
    3:30 4:00 break  
    4:00 5:00 Diving treatment cases                                                Tracy LeGros, MD
    5:00 6:00  TBA  
    7:30 9:30 Awards Banquet (separate fee)  

     



    Accreditation Statement:  The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statements:  The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of TBD AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. Northeast Chapter Credit hours TBD.
    Licenses Types Approved: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Nurse Specialist; Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Nurse; Certified Nursing Assistant; Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care; Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care; Registered Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist

    NBDHMT: This live activity is approved for TBD Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

    Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity. 

    Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only.  The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

     MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC): 

    “MOC ABPM: This activity has been approved by the American Board of Preventive Medicine for up to TBD MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.”

     

     

     


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    The UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting offers an excellent opportunity for your organization to promote its products and services to a very specific target audience and to reinforce your corporate image within the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society members.

    GULF COAST CHAPTER OF THE UHMS MISSION:

    The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS has as its continuing education mission to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the local and regional areas based on a needs assessment of the members and on the UHMS Panel of Expert Opinion.  These activities will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine.

    The Conference Program will feature a number of outstanding local speakers, concurrent sessions.  The Conference attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.

    As one of our “Event Sponsors" you will not only be an integral part of the meeting's social events, but will also gain significant promotion.  These events provide an excellent opportunity for networking in a relaxed setting.  These sponsorships offer an industry stakeholder excellent value exposure to an audience of industry professionals. 

    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Signage displayed during the Event
    • An opportunity to display promotional material (supplied by Sponsor) at the Event

    ** ALL artwork must be supplied by the sponsor and emailed to lisa@uhms.org * 

    Sponsor Organization:


    • Platinum: $5,000
    • Gold: $3,500 
    • Bronze: $1,500
    • Reception Sponsor: $3,000
    • Break Sponsor: $1,000


    Exhibit Table: $500.00

    - 6 ft. draped table/2 chairs
    - 1 representative
    - product or informational flyer in satchel


    Satchel Insert: $ 150.00

    - If you cannot exhibit and would like for your informational flyer to be included in satchel. Inserts must be shipped to UHMS 1 month prior to the meeting.


    Digital Display your AD: $250

    Cannot attend? Why not display your information on a digital display. This display will be featured outsize of the meeting room door for all to view. Send you ppt, jpeg or gif to us.