Northeast Chapter

NEXT MEETING DATE: October 20-21, 2018
Location: Harrah's Resort & Casino, Atlantic City, NJ


    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.  




    It’s time to nominate the officers for the Northeast Chapter. To nominate a candidate, members must log into the UHMS website.  Your username is your email, your password is “Password,” “password1” or if you have reset your password, your self-chosen password.

    All nominated officers must be members of the Society in good standing.

    Nominations are being solicited for the following positions:

    • Member-At-Large (3yr term)

    You may nominate as many individuals as you like, including self-nominations. After the SEPTEMBER 13 nomination deadline, nominees will be notified of their nomination and their individual willingness to run as a candidate confirmed.  Once the nominee acceptances are collected, a separate email detailing the voting process will be sent.




    Dawn Salka, ACHRN (20)
    Email: Click here

    President Elect/Meeting Program: 
    Alan Katz, MD (21)
    Email: Click here

    Scott Gorenstein, MD (19)

    Rocky Fontaine, CHT (20)



    Ron Brown, CHT  
    Ron Brown pic

    Sunny Sonnenrein (18)
    Sunny bio pic

    Michael Hortner, MD (19)
    Hortner bio pic

    Janice Reilly (20)
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    "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."

    777 Harrah's Blvd
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401

    Online reservations:
    Reservation Center at 1-888-516-2215
    In order for you to get the group rate: the name of the group is listed as Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society Northeast Chapter Conference and the code callers will need to identify the group is SH10UN8
    Cut-off date: September 27, 2018
    All reservations must be guaranteed with a deposit for the first night's guestroom and tax charge.  If reservation is guaranteed to a credit card, the first night's guestroom and tax charge, per guestroom, will be billed immediately to the cardholder's account. 

        Weekday Rate $69

        Weekend Rate: $139

    The above rates are per guestroom, per night, single or double occupancy excluding applicable room taxes.

    RESORT FEE  A daily resort fee of $20.00 per room, per night plus room tax of 13.875% (tax is subject to change), will be charged in addition to the room rates set forth above.  This fee includes:

    • Unlimited local phone calls (no long distance or international calls)
    • $5.00 voucher toward self-parking
    • Two (2) Guest admissions per day to the Fitness Center 
    • Basic WIFI to include two (2) devices per room per day
    • Pool Access and Night Swim (7 days per week for guest 21 & older)

    Rates are also subject to a Atlantic City Tourism Promotional Fee, currently $2.00, and a New Jersey State Occupancy Fee, currently $3.00, per room, per night. 

    The applicable Group rate will be extended to up to five percent (5%) of the peak night utilization, three (3) days prior and three (3) days following the established guestroom block in this Agreement.  These rates will not be available past the Group cut-off date.

    The current parking fee per stay is $5.00 for self-parking or $10.00 for valet parking for all overnight hotel guests however is subject to change.  Hotel agrees to offer complimentary self-parking for all overnight conference attendees, over the dates of Thursday, 10/18/2020 to Sunday, 10/21/2020.

    Taxes are subject to change without notice.

    ADDITIONAL PERSON:  Additional persons will be charged at a rate of $20.00 per person, per night, with a maximum of four (4) persons per guestroom.

    Hotel accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Diners Club.

    Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.  Any departures after 12:00 PM are subject to the full day charge.




    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


    Posted 7/23/18

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018
    7:00-7:50 Registration, Continental Breakfast & Exhibits  
    7:50-8:00 Opening remarks   
    8:00-8:30 UHMS Update Sandra Wainwright MD
    8:30-9:00 Northeast Registry Update Jay Buckey MD, Judy Ptak ACHRN
    9:00-9:15 Pilot Study Evaluating Knowledge of Hyperbaric Indications Werner Henning DO
    9:15-9:45 Material Safety Testing Richard Barry, CHT
    9:45-10:00 Blood Flow, Away with Osteo and Oxygen to  Go Charles La Rosa MD
    10:00-10:30 BREAK / EXHIBITS  
    10:30-11:00 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease Jay Buckey MD
    11:00-12:00 Public Safety Diving Barry Lipsky, EMT
    12:00-1:00 LUNCH  
    1:00-1:30 Hyperbaric Safety Kip Posey CHT
    1:30-2:00 UV-C Disinfection in the Hyperbaric Department Gregory Brown, CHT
    2:00-3:00 Early Oxygen Use and Progress in Deep Sea Diving / Navy Diver Robert Croft
    3:00-3:30  BREAK / EXHIBITS  
    3:30-3:45 The Use of HBOT in Treatment of a Degloving Plantar Pad Crushing/Avulsion Injury Edward J. Kormylo DPM
    3:45-4:00 Delayed Treatment of a Crush Injury with HBOT Steven Bowers MD
    4:00-5:00 Hyperbaric Oxygen Coding and Target Probes Jacqueline Thelian
    6:00-7:00 Decompression Party  

    Sunday, October 21, 2018 
    7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast & Exhibits  
    8:00-8:30 Barotrauma Michelle Carrion RN
    8:30-8:45 Acute Radiation Injury to Pharynx Steven Bowers MD
    9:00-10:00 Veterinary Use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Diane Levitan DVM
    10:00-10:30 BREAK / EXHIBITS  
    10:30-11:00 Enhanced Brain and Concussion Recovery Alan Katz MD
    11:00-11:45 How to Prepare for Your Accredidation Survey / Panel Peter Salzer MD, Dawn Salka ACHRN, Ron Brown  CHT
    11:45-12:00 Changing of Officers & Closing remarks  



    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 TBA 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 TBA.
    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 TBA 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.



    ATTENDANCE: (1/3 MD; 1/3 RN’S AND 1/3 TECHS)

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



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