Northeast Chapter

Location: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium & Commons, Philadelphia, PA

  • About
  • Chapter Officers
  • Hotel/Location Information
  • Meeting Registration
  • Schedule
  • Sponsors/Exhibitors


The Northeast 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.  

 Chapter Officers

Alan Katz, MD (21)
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President-Elect/Meeting Program:
Ryan Patrylak, CHT (23)
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Dawn Salka, ACHRN (21)
Michael Hortner, MD (21)
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Ron Brown, CHT
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Janice Reilly, ACHRN (20)
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Frank Ross, MD (21)
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Zach Gaskill, MD (22)
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Hotel/Location Information


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium & Commons
3400 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
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Parking at the Auditorium: 
attendees can self-park at the Perelman Center Garage, which is located underneath the Perelman Center. Fees are based on how long the person is parked and can range from $7 to $20 per day.  Overflow parking:  The Study Hotel is $20 per car and is less than a 10 minute walk to the Perelman Center. prices are subject to change. 


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 that does not book under the UHMS room block, will not receive the special discounted amenities.

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20 S 33rd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Study at University City is located at the corner of 33rd and Chestnut Streets in West Philadelphia. The hotel is within walking distance of the Drexel and University of Pennsylvania campuses and moments from the shopping, restaurants, local attractions and farmers’ markets of University City.

Room Rate: $189 S/D
The above rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes, currently at 16.36% and inclusive of guest room internet.

Reservation cut off date: SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Register online at: or call the hotel directly at 215-387-1400
  • CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT: Check-in time for all groups is 3:00 P.M.  Check-out time is 12:00 P.M.
  • PARKING: Valet Parking is available at $42 per overnight with in and out privileges. Event parking is $20 per car. Price is subject to change.
  • PRE/POST STAYS: The special room rates offered to the Group above are valid three (3) days prior to and three (3) days after the meeting subject to availability and occupancy.
  • LATE CHECK-OUT FEE: In the event that a guest wishes to check-out after the 12:00 PM check-out time, a late check-out fee may be charged to the guest's individual account.
  • CANCELLATION: A 24-hour cancellation policy will apply to each individual reservation.  To avoid a one-night’s room and tax cancellation penalty, reservations must be cancelled 24-hours prior to the arrival date.


Philadelphia’s history, architecture, public art and bustling street life make it the perfect backdrop for any event. America’s birthplace is home to iconic, unmatched historical attractions, an award-winning dining scene, world-renowned arts and cultural institutions and tax-free shopping. 
Philadelphia’s location in the center of the Northeast Corridor makes it extremely easy for attendees to travel here. One of the most walkable cities in the country, the City of Brotherly Love has everything.

Historical information: 


  • AIRPORT: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
    • Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, SEPTA, provides train service between Center City and the Airport on the Airport Regional Rail Line. Trains run every 30 minutes and operate from 4:52 am to 11:52 pm (Center City to Airport) and from 5:07 am to 12:30 am (Airport to Center City). 
    • Stations on the Airport Regional Rail Line include Terminal E/F, Terminal C/D, Terminal B, Terminal A (East), Eastwick, University City, 30th Street, and three Center City stations along Market Street," includes 30th Street, along with Suburban Station and Jefferson Station. All stations on the Airport Line are wheelchair accessible.
    • Connections to other SEPTA Regional Rail lines and transit routes can be made at University City, 30th Street, Suburban and Jefferson Stations.
    • The one-way Regional Rail fare to Center City is $6.75; or $9.25 to any other station beyond Center City.
    • SEPTA Quick Trip Fare is now available for travel on the Airport Line from all Airport terminal stations. Use your credit or debit card to buy your one-way fare at the fare kiosk located at each terminal platform stop. Learn more at
    • Connections to Amtrak Northeast Corridor and Keystone Service and NJ Transit Atlantic City Rail Line can be made at 30th Street Station.
    • The Airport is also served by three SEPTA bus routes at Zone 1 of the Arrivals Road outside of baggage claim: Route 37 to/from South Philadelphia and Chester, Pa.; Route 108 to/from 69th Street Transportation Center; Route 115 to/from Suburban Square in Ardmore.
    • The single-ride transit fare is $2.50 and transfers are available on-board buses for an additional $1.00.
    • For additional SEPTA information, call 215-580-7800 or visit
  • Rental Cars
  • Taxis, Limousines, Shared Ride Vans

Meeting Registration


Please click the above link to register or use the WORD or PDF registration forms (links below) and email or fax to us.  
Click here for the WORD version.     Click here for the PDF version.   Thank you.




  •      Daily Rates: Sat: $160 / Sun: $80

  •      Daily Rates: Sat: $240 / Sun: $120

  •      Daily Rates: Sat: $200 / Sun: $100


  • Attendee:
    • Welcome Reception - $0
  • Accompanying Person:
    • Welcome Reception - $40


Northeast Chapter Coffee Mug: $20.00
Northeast Chapter Lapel Pin: $5,00



SATURDAY, October 12
07:00 07:45 Registration/Coffee/Exhibits  
07:45 08:45 Emergency Indications - Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections Kevin Hardy, MD
08:45 09:45 Late Effect Radiation and HBO2: Review of the Literature Marvin Heyboer, MD
09:45 10:15 break/exhibits  
10:15 10:30 Case Report: Don't Let MS Get on your Nerves Jodi Velocci, PA
10:30 10:45 Case Report: Can You Hear Me Now: HBO2 Therapy use for Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss Cydney Taylor, PA
10:45 11:00 Case Report: Psoriasis reversed after single session HBO2 Therapy Joe Kreiger, PA
11:00 11:15 Case Report: The use of HBO2 Therapy in the management of CREST syndrome Mary Stratos, PA
11:15 12:15 Updates on Gas Embolism and CO Poisoning Matthew Kelly, MD
12:15 1:00 Lunch provided  
13:00 14:00 Reimbursement Updates Marc Robins, DO
14:00 14:45 Rapid Decompression at Altitude David Charash, DO
14:45 15:00 HBO2 Therapy and Osteoporosis Alan Katz, MD
15:00 15:30 break/exhibits  
15:30 16:00 UHMS Update Marc Robins, DO
16:00 17:00 Pre-Treatment Evaluation of the Hyperbaric Patient Sandra Wainwright, MD
17:00 17:30 Safety: Above the Minimum Standard Kip Posey, CHT
18:30 19:30 Decompression Party  

SUNDAY, October 13
07:00 07:45 Registration/Coffee/Exhibits  
07:45 08:45 Hemorrhagic Cystitis and the Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Zachary Gaskill, MD
08:45 09:45 ENT Symptoms in Diving: Is it DCS? Nick Vandemoer, MD
09:45 10:00 break/exhibits  
10:00 11:00 Unification of diver physicals Theresa Johnston, CHT / Robert Murray, NREMT
11:00 11:30 Public Safety Diving Barry Lipsky, EMT
11:30 11:45 Healing Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy: A case report Rosemary Byrne, NP
11:45 12:00 The Role of the Nurse in HBO2 Facilities Annette Gwilliam, ACHRN
12:00   Closure  






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 12 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. ASM Credit hours 12.
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 12 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



Click here to register now

The UHMS Northeast 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.

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

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 outside of the meeting room door for all to view. Send you ppt, jpeg or gif to us.




2007: 125
2008: 116
2009: 145
2010: 137
2011: 142
2012: 145
2013: 160
2014: 198
2015: 178



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