UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting

MEETING DATE: JUNE 28-June 30, 2018
LOCATION: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

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  • ABOUT


    The UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting's primary goal is to provide a forum for professional scientific growth and development of the participants to improve knowledge and competence in order to further patient outcome. The meeting provides a basis for exchange of ideas, both scientific and practical, among physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals.The UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting consists of abstract and poster presentations, plenary sessions, the annual Kindwall and Lambertsen Lectures, and other social events. There will be exhibits from a number of hyperbaric, diving and wound care vendors. The Annual Meeting also affords an opportunity for participants to meet and interact with past and present leaders of the Society and to become active in Society affairs. 

    Expected Results (Goals or Objective) 

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  • ACCOMMODATIONS & LOCATION


    • HOTEL INFORMATION

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      DISNEY'S CORONADO SPRINGS RESORT

      1000 West Buena Vista Drive
      Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830-8403

      Relive the romance of Spanish Colonial Mexico at this enchanting Resort hotel. Find your mythical city of gold in a Southwestern-themed haven—from brightly colored casitas to rustic ranchos. Each unique accommodation provides its own unforgettable escape… and a welcoming home away from home. 


      ROOM RATE: $
      152* S/D

      ROOM RESERVATIONS:
      "The Society has negotiated a special discounted room rate (room-block) with the hotel. Your patronage of this meeting hotel makes it possible for the Society 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 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."


      Online Booking Website: CLICK HERE or paste the following link in your web address bar:
      https://aws.passkey.com/event/49275786/owner/70576/home
      Call-in:  407-939-4686 for assistance.  Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST. Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

      ROOM RESERVATIONS CUT-OFF DATE: JUNE 2, 2018: 5pm ET


      *ROOM RATE: $152 S/D per room, per night, plus sales & resort taxes, currently 12.5%

      Subject to availability of group rate rooms, run of house Hotel rooms may be reserved at the Group Room Rates for the three days before Saturday, June 23, 2018 and the three days after Sunday, July 1, 2018 for attendees wishing to extend their stays.

      Discount park ticket can be found on the hotel reservation link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49275786/owner/70576/home  or you can purchase at the following link: https://www.mydisneygroup.com/uhms18

      Walt Disney World ® Group and Convention Guests Information brochure (pdf)


      Disney Advantages

      Disney's Magical Express: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will provide "Disney's Magical Express" service for attendees staying overnight at the Hotel who are traveling through Orlando International Airport (provided this service is offered to Hotel guests at the time of our meeting).  This service will consist of complimentary airport shuttle, luggage delivery (after you have have gone through the Customs process, if applicable) and remote airline check-in (on participating airlines only), all subject to the terms in effect for this service at that time.   For more information on Disney's Magical Express, including how to sign up CLICK HERE.   PDF version

      INTERNATIONAL GUESTS:  Disney's Magical Express collateral and luggage tags are mailed only to Guests in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Bermuda.  Guests with DME reservations arriving from other countries receive all associated information, upon check-in at Disney's Magical Express.

      As an International Guest: 

      If the Orlando International Airport is your first point of entry into the United States:
      After exiting the aircraft, Guests will be required to produce their passport at the Immigration checkpoint.  Once the Guests clear Immigration, they will recover their luggage from the baggage carousel and proceed through the Customs checkpoint.  After clearing both Immigration and Customs, Guests may either:

      • Choose to return their luggage to an Airport Representative at the Bag Drop in the Customs area to use our luggage delivery service.
      • Available for flights arriving between 5:00 AM and 10:00 PM daily.
      • Luggage will travel separately and may take up to 3 hours after Guests arrive at the resort.

           OR

      • Take their luggage with them to Disney’s Magical Express.
      • Their luggage will accompany them on the motorcoach to their resort

      Guests proceed to Disney's Magical Express on Side B, Level 1.

      If Orlando is not the first point of entry into the United States, Guests may either:

      • Use our luggage delivery service and proceed directly to Disney's Magical Express located in the Main Terminal on Side B, Level 1. Disney's Magical Express will collect their luggage and deliver it to the resort.  Guests using our luggage delivery service should be prepared to present their airline baggage claim numbers upon arrival at Disney's Magical Express.
      • Available for flights arriving between 5:00 AM and 10:00 PM daily.
      • Luggage will travel separately and may take up to 3 hours after Guests arrive at the resort.

            OR

      • Take their luggage with them to Disney’s Magical Express on Side B, Level 1.
      • Their luggage will accompany them on the motorcoach to their resort.

      Complimentary Wi-Fi: The Hotel will offer complimentary Wi-Fi service at the Hotel for your attendees to use during your meeting in their guest rooms and your meeting rooms and the common areas at the Hotel.  Please be advised, however, that this Wi-Fi service will not have unlimited capacity.  It is not designed for high definition streaming of video or for high volume business use (e.g., if a large percentage of your attendees were to seek to access this Wi-Fi service at the same time).

      Complimentary Health Club Admission: The Hotel will offer complimentary admittance to its health club for your attendees in connection with your meeting (currently Hotel health club admittance is free for all Hotel guests).

      Complimentary Self-Parking: Complimentary self-parking at the Hotel and Disney theme parks is available for all guests staying at the Hotel.

      Complimentary Phone Calls:  The Hotel will not charge for local, 800 or 888 calls made by your attendees from the phones in their guest rooms during their stay at the Hotel (currently these calls are free for all guests staying at the Hotel).

      Transportation: We provide to our guests regularly scheduled complimentary transportation between the Hotel and various Walt Disney World® Resort theme park and other selected locations.  This includes Disney Springs, with over 150 shopping, dining and entertainment venues, featuring some of the world's most iconic brands and restaurants.  This transportation will not accommodate group movements.  If you require group transportation, you can make arrangements through your Disney Catering & Convention Services Manager (pricing available upon request).


      What Makes This Resort Hotel Unique

       
      The Mayan pyramid and spouting fountain at the Dig Site pool area, lit up at night

      Pool with Waterslide

      Worship the sun at an awesome aquatic area built around a 50-foot replica of a Mayan pyramid. Read More

       
      A table for 2 next to the swirling cenote fountain at Maya Grill

      Maya Grill

      Heat things up with Nuevo Latino fusion cuisine like the sizzling beef fired over oak and mesquite. Read More

       
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      La Vida Health Club

      Take advantage of 24-hour fitness facilities and a range of spa and beauty services by appointment. Read More

       

      More Magic for Your Stay

       
       
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      Disney Signature Services

      Guests staying in Club-level rooms and suites are eligible for personalized vacation-planning support. Read More

       
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      In-Room Celebrations

      Make your vacation more unforgettable with a personalized in-room celebration—featuring gifts, treats and décor. Read More

       

       

      As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney

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    • LOCATION INFORMATION

      Discount park ticket can be found on the hotel reservation link: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49275786/owner/70576/home  or you can purchase at the following link: https://www.mydisneygroup.com/uhms18


      WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT DESTINATION

       

       

       

       

       

       

       
      As to Disney artwork/properties: © Disney (Nov. 2016)

       

      ORLANDO, FL

       

      Things to Do in Orlando

      At the end of the day, meeting attendees want to relax, recharge and be entertained. And Orlando serves up the excitement. Options include fine dining. Thriving cultural and entertainment scenes. National and indie music acts. Engaging shows. And amazing evening events at parks like Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando.

      Theme Parks
      Theme Parks

      Find out what’s new and exciting at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort, and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
      Orlando Theme Parks

      Attractions

      Attractions

      From rockets to acrobats, Orlando’s attractions will make your attendees’ experience event better.
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      Dining

      Dining

      Orlando is a true culinary hot spot with award-winning restaurants, celebrity chefs and chic wine bars for just about any taste.
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      Nightlife & Entertainment

      Nightlife & Entertainment

      From trendy outdoor lounges to live venues, Orlando provides attendees with nearly unlimited entertainment options.
      Nightlife & Entertainment Options

      Golf

      Golf

      Orlando’s world-class golf courses, top-ranked instructors and luxurious resorts cater to the most discerning golf enthusiasts.
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      Shopping

      Shopping

      When it comes to shopping, Orlando has deep closets. While we can certainly bring out the glitz, we also know a great deal when we see one.
      Orlando Shopping

      Spas

      Spas

      Many of Orlando’s destination spas are conveniently located at convention hotels, making the temptation nearly impossible to resist.
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      Arts, Culture & History

      Arts, Culture & History

      The same spirit of creativity that helped develop Orlando’s famed theme parks has also produced a thriving arts and culture scene.
      Search Arts & Culture

      Sports, Recreation & Outdoors

      Sports, Recreation & Outdoors

      With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, every day is a perfect opportunity to get outside and explore Orlando.
      Search Sports & Recreation

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    • TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

       
      AIRPORTS:

      Orlando International Airport: MCO

      TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT TO DISNEY'S CORONADO SPRINGS RESORT: 

      Disney's Magical Express: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort will provide "Disney's Magical Express" service for attendees staying overnight at the Hotel who are traveling through Orlando International Airport (provided this service is offered to Hotel guests at the time of the meeting).  This service will consist of complimentary airport shuttle, luggage delivery (after your attendees have gone through the Customs process, if applicable) and remote airline check-in (on participating airlines only), all subject to the terms in effect for this service at that time.   For more information on Disney's Magical Express, including how to sign up CLICK HERE.


      LOCAL TRANSPORT



      HOTEL SHUTTLES: 
      Located on the B-Side of the Terminal, on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1), at Commercial Lane spaces B42-B47. Check to see if your hotel offers complimentary transportation to/from Orlando International Airport. 

      RENTAL CARS: Orlando is the largest rental car market in the world, with most of the major car rental companies located on-airport, without the need for a shuttle bus to pick up your rental car. The rental car companies are located on the A-Side and B-Side of the Terminal on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1). Orlando International Airport offers airline check-in services on level “R1” of the parking garages where rental cars are returned. The “A” Garage location is located on the west end and the “B” Garage location is on the east end (i.e. the ends nearest the entrance ramps). CLICK HERE FOR RENTAL CAR INFORMATION


       

       

      DRIVING DIRECTIONS: CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAPS

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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


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      2018 UHMS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
      Thursday, June 28 - Saturday, June 30
      Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando, FL

      DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MONDAY, APRIL 2, MIDNIGHT ET 


      CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS

      IF YOU NEED A WORD COPY of Abstract Submission Form, PLEASE CONTACT lisa@uhms.org


      On behalf of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the UHMS Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for abstract submission to the 2018 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting, June 28-June 30, 2018. It will be held at the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.

       

      For your convenience, the formatting and submission guidelines have been reprinted in the below section entitled “Abstract Formatting Guidelines.”  Abstracts should be submitted via the UHMS website at www.uhms.org.  For those unable to access the UHMS website or having difficulty with the online submission format, additional assistance with the submission process can be obtained by contacting the UHMS home office.  Authors should ensure that all submission requirements are met, as incomplete submissions may be returned for modification or declined.  Deadline for submission is April 2, 2018.  Acknowledgment of receipt will be provided normally within one week. 

      TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

      Abstract acceptance is at the full discretion of the UHMS Annual Scientific Program Committee.  Only non-published works at the time of abstract submission will be considered, however, novel analysis/interpretation of published data are acceptable.

      Notification regarding abstract final acceptance will be provided via e-mail no later than April 24, 2018. 

      The presenting author will be required to register and attend the meeting.   

      UHMS is will continue using digital poster presentations in lieu of the traditional cork board and printed posters. All abstracts which have been approved and accepted will be presented in PPT or PDF format and uploaded to the UHMS Poster website.  Instructions for upload, FAQ and templates for poster presentations will be emailed to the presenting author upon acceptance.  This information can be found at the following link, under the “Call for Abstract” section.   https://www.uhms.org/asm-new

      Also at the discretion of the UHMS ASM Program Committee, presenters may be invited to present their abstract orally in the general meeting, resident/trainee competition (if eligible) or the Associates session (if eligible).  Notification regarding selection for oral and poster presentations will be provided no later than Monday, April 23, 2018.

      ABSTRACT USE PERMISSIONS AND RIGHTS:

      All abstracts submissions for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting constitutes consent by the author(s) for the UHMS to use the materials submitted in whole or part as it sees fit.  All abstracts posters (including required PowerPoint/PDF submissions) and oral presentations (including PowerPoint slides) accepted by the UHMS Program Committee for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting will be published in the UHMS’ Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal and may be subsequently used and/or published by the Society in various electronic media at the discretion of the UHMS.  Once accepted, no abstract, poster or oral presentation may be withdrawn or excluded from being subject to this agreement.

      DEADLINES:

      • REGULAR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018; MIDNIGHT ET
      • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE by ASM Program Committee: APRIL 23, 2018.
      • NO CHANGES to an abstract will be accepted after MAY 1, 2018.
      • PDF OF ABSTRACT must be submitted to the UHMS website by JUNE 4, 2018.


      ABSTRACT FORMATTING GUIDELINES:

      LANGUAGE: All abstracts are to be written in English. The Program Committee reserves the right to alter abstracts where the English structure makes comprehension difficult.

      ABSTRACT BODY FORMAT:

      • Must be 300 words or less, exclusive of title, author(s) names, and institutional affiliation(s). See examples at end of this document.
      • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format
      • Only text and text tables will be accepted. No references, graphs or images may be submitted. References, graphs and images may be included on your poster submission.
      • Contents should include the following sections – please use these exact terms for uniformity:
        • Introduction / Background
        • Materials and Methods
        • Results
        • Summary / Conclusions
      • One question / Must be specific to your abstract/final poster presentation (The Q/A will be used for Evaluation of the participants for CME/Maintenance of Certification Credits (MOC) at the UHMS Online CME Portal). 

      TOPICS FOR PRESENTATION

      You will specify one of the following categories, A thru E, that best characterizes your presentation:

      • Session A (Thurs): Diving/Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms
      • Session B (Thurs): HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms
      • Session C (Fri): Clinical HBO2 Therapy
      • Session D (Fri): Diving and Decompression Illness
      • Session E (Sat): HBO2 Therapy, Chambers and Equipment
      • Session F (Sat): Top Case Reports: This session will be composed of case reports submitted for Sessions A thru E.

      If you would like some additional background about writing abstracts, we have found a very good source at the website of the American College of Physicians: https://www.acponline.org/membership/residents/competitions-awards/abstracts/preparing/vignette

      There you’ll find suggestions on determining whether your idea merits and abstract presentation by posing questions such as: Is this experience useful? Did we learn something from it? Does it cover an unusual aspect of an illness or suggest a novel method of treatment?

      There’s much more included in the ACP link to help you compose your abstract within the parameters of introduction/background, materials/methods, results and summary/conclusions.

      Remember to take your time in writing your abstract; then take a day off. Share it with your colleagues. Often you’ll receive good suggestions in refining your presentation. When you come back to draft your final version, you’ll have a fresh perspective.

       


      QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE uhms@uhms.org

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    • UHMS has advanced into the future of digital poster presentations. No long will you need to print or tote your poster to the Annual Scientific Meeting!  


      SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 4, 2018.

      How to upload your poster to the UHMS website (pdf)

       CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR FILE

      • Collect your files: Be sure to include your poster file, as well as any video files, as videos sometimes do not embed properly. Your file should be saved as “your abstract#.lastname.v1” (A1.Tidd.v1) in a PPTX file (Microsoft Power Point) or a PDF file.
      • If your files is an update from version 1, please be sure to add the version at the end of your file (A1.Tidd.v2).
      • To upload your poster, go to the following link: https://www.uhms.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&view=rsform&formId=21
      • You should be using the latest version of the Internet browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome or
      • In the “special instructions” section, please include any information that the UHMS program committee staff will need to know regarding your
      • If you have already submitted a poster, and this is an update, please specify that in the “special instructions” text
      • Upload all of your files, including videos, with the upload button. Note the maximum size for an upload is 100MB. If your files are greater than 100MBs, contact us at uhms@uhms.org and we will work with you directly to upload your
      • When the upload completes, you will see a submission confirmation page. You will also receive an email confirmation (within 15 minutes). If you don’t see either confirmation, try
      • For any questions or problems, please contact us at: uhms@uhms.org or 919-490-5140 x 101.

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    • Instructions for Electronic Poster Presentions 

      UHMS is advancing into the future of digital poster presentations.
      No long will you need to print or tote your poster to the Annual Scientific Meeting!  
      We have contracted with ePosterBoards LLC to handle all poster submissions. 

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 4, 2018.


      How to upload your poster to the UHMS website (pdf)
      Poster Formatting Guidelines (pdf)
      Template 1 (ppt)
      Template 2 (ppt)
      Template 3 (ppt) - has video-to view as attendees will, go to "slideshow" to view

       

      Poster Formatting Guidelines

      IMPORTANT:
      Due to difference in operating system standards and character sets, mathematical formulas created in Windows often don’t display correctly on MAC OS, even in PowerPoint. Please convert formulas to images.

      General Guidelines:

      • Recommended fonts: Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman
      • Recommended font size: 28pt or larger
      • Slide/Poster size: 40.97x23.04, which is a 16:9 ratio.
      • Single or Multiple pages slides/may be used for poster (Max 5 Slides)
      • Multiple slides/pages should be used if there is additional content, images, graphs and videos that needs to be displayed on your poster.
      • If multiple pages are used, slides/pages need to be set for “mouse click” for each slide/page to advance.
      • Videos, animations, graphs and images can be embedded into your poster- No more than 5 minutes of videos to be included in your presentation.
      • Embedded video may be displayed in the following formats:
        • .mov, .mp4, .m4v and mpeg
      • The eposter layout should be landscape orientation.
      • Poster ppt templates are available for download through the conference website.
      • Any presentations with embedded videos should be saved as a PPTX file and the video files should be submitted along with the presentation.

      Kiosk Guidelines

      Your poster sessions will be done in Kiosk Mode.  Kiosk mode means that we receive the presentation ahead of time, then combine multiple presentations into a single presentation with a menu and navigation buttons.  This ensures that it’s easy to swap between different posters that are on the same screen.  There are some things to consider:

      • We will disable the ‘click to advance’ feature, and instead place navigation buttons in the upper-right corner of the presentation.
      • Due to not being able to ‘click to advance’, please make all animations work on a timer, instead of on mouse-click.
      • Please ensure that your poster is the correct size.  If not, it will be forced into the correct size, and the poster may be distorted.

      Making the Most of Your Presentation

      Posters offer a very flexible format, and there are several methods you can use to optimize your presentation.  The goal of your presentation should always be readability.  You are no longer constrained to a single-page poster, so if you have a lot of information, it’s a good idea to split it up across multiple pages. You may not have more than 5 slides.  There are a few key methods that can be used in conjunction with multiple pages to make your presentation interactive and flexible.

      Videos

      Videos can be used to add animation and content density to a presentation.  Consider the following use cases:

      • Show a rotating molecule or some other scientific model
      • Make a looping video of multiple tables or charts
      • Show a video of your work in progress
      • You may embed a link to a youtube or other Internet video, which will launch in a browser.

      NOTE: No more than 5 minutes of videos to be included in your presentation.

      Hyperlinking

      Hyperlinking is a method of navigation within a presentation.  You may hyperlink text or images to jump to other slides in your presentation.  Common use cases are:

      • Having a main page with an overview, and have links to subsequent pages with more detail
      • Make it possible to click on a small graph, chart, or image and navigate to another slide with a full-screen version of that image.
        • Add a home button or full-screen object to link back to the page that launched the full-screen image.
      • Combine these techniques to make a very interactive and dynamic presentation.
      • If you use these methods, it is recommended that you disable “Click to advance to next slide”, as this can disrupt the intended flow of your presentation.

      Animations & Transitions

      Transitions are PowerPoint and Keynote concepts that allow for animation of objects in a presentation.  Consider adding them to slowly introduce content so as not to overwhelm the viewer.  They can also be used to fade content in and out, creating a dynamic or context-sensitive environment.

       
      Qr Tag Creation

      If you wish to include a QR tag in your poster with embedded information, you can easily find a free website to create one.  These sites take text input, and generate a QR tag image that you can download and import into your presentation.

      Here are a few website that we have used:

      http://www.qrstuff.com/
      https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/
      http://goqr.me/

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    •  
      Associates Achievement Recognition Scholarship

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  APRIL 2, 2018

      APPLICATION: WORD   PDF

      The scholarship fund is sponsored by Sechrist Industries & WECP.

      Purpose:  The $2,000.00 scholarship is intended to assist the recipient to be able to attend and present an abstract at the UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).

      Requirements: 

      1. The applicant must be a current Associate member in good standing of the UHMS Associates.
      2. The applicant must submit this application with resume and color photograph via email.
      3. The applicant must submit an abstract to the UHMS Scientific Committee by the deadline, be accepted by the UHMS Scientific Committee and present the abstract (poster and/or oral) at the ASM for that year.
      4. The complete scholarship application packet must be received no later than noon Eastern Time (ET) of the established deadline date which is 60 days prior to the ASM of that calendar year; no exceptions. The packet must be submitted electronically.
      5. If selected, the scholarship recipient grants permission to the UHMS to post his or her biographical sketch and photograph on the UHMS webpage.
      6. The applicant agrees to pay the difference for all fees associated with attending the ASM that exceed the $2,000.00 scholarship. This may include transportation, poster, food, lodging, and registration.

      Selection Criteria:

      1. Be relatively new to the field, and who has already shown great promise (enthusiastic and self-motivated, who has obviously spent non-compensated time furthering their knowledge-base).  Preference will be given to those who have made "significant" contributions (published a pertinent article, assisted in the creation of the standards for hyperbaric staffing and patient care, acted as faculty for related training programs, etc.), or;
      2. Has been employed in the field of diving/hyperbaric medicine/technology for some time and has yet to attend the ASM (the reason being lack of financial means rather than lack of interest).  It would be considered that the early opportunity to attend the meeting might further motivate and stimulate this individual to achieve administrative and clinical advancement, or;
      3. A long-standing member who has worked tirelessly, and without expectation, to further the missions of the UHMS and to advance the field.

      Selection Process:

      Applications must be signed off by the applicant’s supervisor assuring approval for time-off to attend the ASM. Only complete application packets with abstracts attached will be accepted for consideration. The deadline for submitting the application packet is noon ET, 60 days, prior to the ASM of that calendar year.

                                                                                                                             

      The justification statement on the application form must include how the applicant fulfills the selection criteria (stated above).  Application packets must be emailed to Stacy Handley of the UHMS Awards Committee:uhms@uhms.org  Subject line: ‘Achievement Recognition Scholarship Application’. All applications will be screened for validity under the Requirements and Selection Criteria. Partially completed applications will not be accepted for consideration. The UHMS Associates Scholarship Committee will review all approved application packets and vote for the scholarship recipient.  The recipient will be notified within 30 days of the deadline submission. Formal announcement will be made in ‘Pressure’ and via the UHMS E-Blast. The recipient will also be mentioned in the program at the UHMS Annual Meeting awards dinner.  A photograph and bio of the recipient will be posted on the UHMS webpage.

      If the recipient fails to follow through with the obligation to submit and present (poster and/or oral) an abstract and/or attend that year’s annual scientific meeting, then the scholarship money paid to recipient is to be paid back in full to the UHMS within 14 days following the ASM.

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    • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MONDAY, APRIL 2, MIDNIGHT ET 


      CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS

      IF YOU NEED A WORD COPY of Abstract Submission Form, PLEASE CONTACT lisa@uhms.org

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  • SCHEDULE INFORMATION


    • SCHEDULES

      • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

        Subject to Change
        Posted 2/16/18

        DATE

        EVENT

        START TIME

        END TIME

        LOCATION

        TUESDAY, June 26

        Tuesday, June 26

        UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

        4:00 PM

        11:00 PM

        Sierra 2

        WEDNESDAY, June 27

        Wednesday, June 27

        Pre-Course: How to Prepare for Accreditation

        8:00 AM

        5:00 PM

        Fiesta 4

        Wednesday, June 27

        Pre-Course: Mapping a course through the Reimbursement Quagmire

        8:00 AM

        5:30 PM

        Yucatan 2 & 3

        Wednesday, June 27

        Pre-Course: Differential Diagnosis of Decompression Illness

        8:30 AM

        5:35 PM

        Yucatan 1

        Wednesday, June 27

        ABPM Exam

        1:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Wednesday, June 27

        CHT/CHRN Study Hall

        1:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Fiesta 3

        Wednesday, June 27

        CHT/CHRN Exam

        3:30 PM

        5:30 PM

        Fiesta 3

        Wednesday, June 27

        Editorial Board Meeting

        3:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Fiesta 2

        Wednesday, June 27

        HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

        4:45 PM

        7:45 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Wednesday, June 27

        Associate's Council Meeting

        5:30 PM

        7:30 PM

        Fiesta 2

        Wednesday, June 27

        WELCOME RECEPTION

        7:00 PM

        9:00 PM

        Fiesta 6

        THURSDAY, June 28

        Thursday, June 28

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Fiesta 6

        Thursday, June 28

        Safety Committee Meeting

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Fiesta 2

        Thursday, June 28

        President's/Executive Director's Address : Enoch Huang, MD/John Peters, FACHE

        8:00 AM

        8:30 AM

        Fiesta 5

        Thursday, June 28

        Non-Physician Breakout

        8:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Yucatan 1-3

        Thursday, June 28

        Plenary Session: Hyperbaric Medicine and Cancer

        8:30 AM

        10:00 AM

        Fiesta 5

         

             8:30-9:00: "The role of hyperbaric medicine in cancer therapy" - John Feldmeier, DO

         

         

         

         

            9:00-9:30: "Hyperbaric medicine and the ketogenic diet" Dominic D'Agostino, PhD

         

         

         

         

             9:30-10:00: "Hyperbaric Oxygen Radiation Sensitization of Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Oropharynx" - Richard Clarke, CHT

         

         

         

        Thursday, June 28

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        Fiesta 6

        Thursday, June 28

        Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins)

        10:00 AM

        12:00 AM

        Fiesta 1

        Thursday, June 28

        Accreditation Council Meeting

        10:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Fiesta 2

        Thursday, June 28

        ACEP UHM Section Meeting

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        Fiesta 3

        Thursday, June 28

        Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Fiesta 5

        Thursday, June 28

        GME Committee Meeting

        11:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Fiesta 3

        Thursday, June 28

        Poster Session A

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Fiesta 7-10

        Thursday, June 28

        LUNCH

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

         

        Thursday, June 28

        Associate's Luncheon (sign up required - limited to 50)

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

         

        Thursday, June 28

        Lambertsen Keynote: A long shot to a short shot: Hyperbaric Oxygen augmented ACLS/ATLS spawned by commercial diving medicine experience" Keith Van Meter, MD

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Thursday, June 28

        Non-Physician Breakout

        2:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Yucatan 1-3

        Thursday, June 28

        Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Thursday, June 28

        Material Testing Advisory (AD HOC) Committee

        2:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Thursday, June 28

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        Fiesta 6

        Thursday, June 28

        Poster Session B

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Fiesta 7-10

        Thursday, June 28

        Plenary Session:  Mechanisms of HBO: Cell signaling and mechanisms of action: how does hyperbaric oxygen really work?:  Stephen Thom, MD

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Thursday, June 28

        Education Committee Meeting

        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Thursday, June 28

        BNA Board Meeting

        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

        Fiesta 3

        Thursday, June 28

        Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

        6:00 PM

        7:00 PM

        Fiesta 6

        FRIDAY, June 29

        Friday, June 29

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Fiesta 6

        Friday, June 29

        PAST PRESIDENT'S BREAKFAST

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Fiesta 3

        Friday, June 29

        NBDHMT Breakfast

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Fiesta 2

        Friday, June 29

        NBDHMT Board Meeting

        8:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Friday, June 29

        Pleanary Session: Research and Registries for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

        8:00 AM

        10:00 AM

        Fiesta 5

         

             8:00-8:30: "The US Wound Registry and the US HBO Registry" - Caroline Fife, MD

         

         

         

         

             8:30-9:00: "The hyperbaric medicine registry at Dartmouth" - Jay Buckey, MD

         

         

         

         

             9:00-9:30: "The role of registries in medicine"
        - Judith Rees, MD, PhD

         

         

         

         

             9:30-10:00: PANEL Discussion

         

         

         

        Friday, June 29

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        Fiesta 6

        Friday, June 29

        Session C: Diving and Decompression Illness

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Fiesta 5

        Friday, June 29

        ECCHO Working Group Meeting

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        Fiesta 2

        Friday, June 29

        Poster Session C

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Fiesta 7-10

        Friday, June 29

        Registry Meeting (Buckey)

        11:30 AM

        12:30 AM

        Fiesta 2

        Friday, June 29

        LUNCH

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

         

        Friday, June 29

        Kindwall Keynote: HBOT and Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Do We Have a Leg To Stand On” Eugene Worth, DM

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Friday, June 29

        QUARC Committee Meeting

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Fiesta 2

        Friday, June 29

        Session D: Diving and Decompression Illness

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Friday, June 29

        Publication Committee Meeting

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Fiesta 3

        Friday, June 29

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        Fiesta 6

        Friday, June 29

        BNA General Meeting

        3:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Friday, June 29

        Research Committee Meeting

        3:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Fiesta 2

        Friday, June 29

        Poster Session D

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Fiesta 7-10

        Friday, June 29

        BNA General Meeting

        3:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Friday, June 29

        Plenary Session: HBO and DFU

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

         

             4:00-4:30: "The effectiveness and costs of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic ischemic ulcers: results of the DAMOCLES multicenter trial" - Dirk Ubbink, MD

         

         

         

         

             4:30-5:00: "Wound scoring system for diabetic foot ulcers" Michael Strauss, MD

           

         

        Friday, June 29

        UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Friday, June 29
        Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting

        5:30 PM
        7:30 PM
        Fiesta 1

        SATURDAY, June 30

        Saturday, June 30

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Fiesta 6

        Saturday, June 30

        Plenary Session: Emerging Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

        8:00 AM

        10:00 AM

        Fiesta 5

         

        8:00-8:30: "Inflammatory Bowel Disease" -  Jay Buckey, MD

           

         

         

        8:30-9:00: "Osteonecrosis" - Gerardo Bosco, MD

           

         

         

        9:00-9:30: "Brain injury" - Shai Efrati, MD

         

         

         

         

        9:30-10:00: PANEL Discussion

         

         

         

        Saturday, June 30

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        Fiesta 6

        Saturday, June 30

        Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Fiesta 5

        Saturday, June 30

        Poster Session E

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Saturday, June 30

        Chapter President's Committee Meeting

        10:00 AM

        11:00 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Saturday, June 30

        Diving Committee Meeting

        10:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Fiesta 3

        Saturday, June 30

        Membership Committee Meeting

        11:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Fiesta 1

        Saturday, June 30

        LUNCH

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

         

        Saturday, June 30

        “New Pearls of Wisdom in the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Literature”

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Saturday, June 30

        Session F: Top Case Reports

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Saturday, June 30

        ACHM Board Meeting

        2:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Fiesta 2

        Saturday, June 30

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        Fiesta 6

        Saturday, June 30

        Poster Session F

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Fiesta 7-10

        Saturday, June 30

        Plenary Session: Clinical and Metabolic Aspects in Breath-hold Diving

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

         

        4:00-4:20: "Adaptive mechanisms in breath-hold divers" Gerardo Bosco, MD

           

         

         

        4:20-4:40: "Pulmonary pathophysiology in deep breath-hold diving" - Peter Lindholm, MD

         

         

         

         

        4:40-5:00: "Breaking news on breath-hold diving research" Alessandro Marroni, MD

         

         

         

        Saturday, June 30

        Awards Banquet (separate fee)

        7:00 PM

        10:00 PM

        Fiesta 5

        Saturday, June 30

        After Party (separate fee)

        10:00 PM

        12:00 AM

         TBD

         

         

         

         

         

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      • GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 28 - SATURDAY, JUNE 30
        Subject to change
        Posted 2/16/2018

         TIME

        Thursday,
        June 28
        General Session
        Fiesta 5

        Thursday,
        June 28
        E-Posters
        Fiesta 7-10

        Thursday,
        June 28
        Non-Physician Track
        Yucatan 1-3

        Friday,
        June 29
        General Session
        Fiesta 5

        Friday,
        June 29
        E-Posters
        Fiesta 7-10

        Saturday,
        June 30
        General Session
        Fiesta 5

        Saturday,
        June 30
        E-Posters
        Fiesta 7-10

        7:00-8:00

        Continental Breakfast/
        Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/
        Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/
        Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/
        Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/
        Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/
        Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/
        Exhibits

         

        8:00-8:30



        President and Executive Director Address: Enoch Huang, MD and John Peters

         

        President's Address (GS)

        Plenary
        Research, Registries, and Randomized Trials for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
        Caroline Fife, MD; Jay Buckey, MD; TBD (3 x 30 min) with PANEL (30 min)



         



         

         

        Plenary: Emerging Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy:
        Jay Buckey, MD; Gerardo Bosco, MD; Shai Efrati, MD

         

         






         

         

         

         

         

        8:30-10:00

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        Plenary:

        Hyperbaric Medicine and Cancer: John Feldmeier, DO;
         Dirk D'Agostino, MD;
        Dick Clarke, CHT
        (3 x 30 min)



         

         

         

         

         

        10:00-10:30

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

         

        10:30-11:30



        Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

           

        Session C: Diving and Decompression Illness

         

        Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

         

         
         

        11:30-12:00

         

        Poster Session A

         

         

        Poster Session C

         

        Poster Session E

         

        12:00-1:00

        Lunch

        Lunch

        Lunch

        Lunch

        Lunch

        Lunch

        Lunch

         

        1:00-2:00







         

         

        Lambertsen Keynote: "A long shot to a short shot: Hyperbaric Oxygen augmented ACLS/ATLS spawned by commercial diving medicine experience" Keith Van Meter, MD

         

        Lambertsen Keynote (GS)

        Kindwall Keynote: “HBOT and Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Do We Have a Leg To Stand On” Eugene Worth, MD





         

        Plenary:
        New Pearls of Wisdom in the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Literature
        : TBD






         

         

        2:00-3:00


        Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

         

         

        Session D: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

         

        Session F: Top Case Reports

         

         
         

        3:00-3:30

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

         

        3:30-4:00

         

        Poster Session B

         

         

        Poster Session D

         

        Poster Session F

         

        4:00-5:00

         











        Plenary Session:  Mechanisms of HBO:
        Cell signaling and mechanisms of action: how does hyperbaric oxygen really work? Stephen Thom, MD

         

         

        Plenary Session: HBO and DFU: Dirk Ubbink, MD

        Strauss, MD

        (2 x 30 min)



         

        Plenary Session: Clinical and Metabolic Aspects in Breath-hold Diving:

        Gerardo Bosco, MD

        Peter Lindholm,

        Alessandro Marroni  (3 x 20 min)

         

         

        5:00-6:00

         

         

         

        UHMS Business Meeting

         

         

         

         

        6:00-7:00


        Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        7:00-9:00

         

         

         

         

         

        Awards Banquet

         

         

        9:00-10:00

         

         

         

         

         

         

         

        10:00-12:00

         

         

         

         

         

        After Party

         

         

         

         

         

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      • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

        PRE-COURSES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
        Coming soon

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      • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 28
        Coming Soon

         

         

         

         

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      • ABSTRACT SCHEDULE

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        THURSDAY, JUNE 28 

        SESSION A:  Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms
        Oral Presentation: 10:00 – 11:12
        Poster Session 1: 11:15-11:37
        Poster Session 2: 11:37 – 12:00
         


        SESSION B:
        HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

        Oral Presentation: 2:00 – 3:15
        Poster Session 3: 3:45 – 4:07
        Poster Session 4: 4:07 – 4:30

         

        FRIDAY, JUNE 29

        SESSION C: Clinical HBO2 Therapy
        Oral Presentation: 10:00 – 11:12
        Poster Session 5: 11:15-11:37
        Poster Session 6: 11:37 – 12:00
         


        SESSION D:
        Diving and Decompression Illness

        Oral Presentation: 2:00 – 3:15
        Poster Session 7: 3:45 – 4:07
        Poster Session 8: 4:07 – 4:30

         

        SATURDAY, JUNE 30

        SESSION E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment
        Oral Presentation: 10:00 – 11:12
        Poster Session 9: 11:15-11:37
        Poster Session 10: 11:37 – 12:00


        SESSION F:
        Top Case Reports: This session will be composed of case reports submitted for Sessions A thru E
        Oral Presentation: 2:00 – 3:15
        Poster Session 11: 3:45 – 4:07
        Poster Session 12: 4:07 – 4:30

         

         

         

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    • Keynote Lectures

      • CHRISTIAN J. LAMBERTSEN, MD, DSc (Hon) MEMORIAL LECTURE
        THURSDAY, JUNE 28: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

        GUEST SPEAKER: Keith Van Meter, MD
        LECTURE TITLE: "A long shot to a short shot: Hyperbaric Oxygen augmented ACLS/ATLS spawned by commercial diving medicine experience"


        ABOUT THE LECTURE:


        ABOUT : 

         

        CHRISTIAN J. LAMBERTSEN, MD, DSc (Hon) MEMORIAL LECTURE
        About Dr. Lambertsen:

        LAMBERTSEN PIC

        Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen received a B.S. Degree from Rutgers University in 1938 and a M.D. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1943. During his medical school period, he invented and first used forms of the initial U.S. self-contained closed-circuit oxygen rebreathing apparatus, for neutral buoyancy underwater swimming and diving. As a student, he aided the early Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.) in establishing the first cadres of U.S. military operational combat swimmers. Dr. Lambertsen became a U.S. Army medical officer on graduation from medical school in early 1943, and immediately joined the O.S.S. Maritime Unit on active duty through its period of function in World War II. He joined the University of Pennsylvania Medical Faculty in 1946, and became Professor of Pharmacology in 1952. While a faculty member he combined diving research and further underwater rebreathing equipment developments for the Army and Navy. In 1967 he served as Founding President of the Undersea Medical Society (now Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.) Dr. Lambertsen is recognized by the Naval Special Warfare community as "The Father of U.S. Combat Swimming.” His hand has touched every aspect of military and commercial diving. Dr. Lambertsen’s active contributions to diving began during WWII and became even more progressive in the post-war period through the evolutions of the U.S. Navy Deep Submergence and Naval Special Warfare developmental programs. 

        GUEST SPEAKER:

      • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE
        FRIDAY, JUNE 29: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

        Eworth pic3GUEST SPEAKER: Eugene Worth, MD
        LECTURE TITLE: "HBOT and Diabetic Foot Ulcers: Do We Have a Leg to Stand On?"

        ABOUT THE LECTURE:

             Use of hyperbaric oxygen as a means of therapy for the terrible complications of diabetes began in 1979 (Hart and Strauss). There have been at least 9 randomized controlled trials, of which 7 showed beneficial effects of hyperbaric oxygen as an adjunctive therapy combined with advanced wound care. Recently, there have been 3 negative studies (Margolis, et al; Fedorko, et al; and Santema, et al.) All three of these studies have been published in the same journal, Diabetes Care. (I wonder if that is by coincidence.)
             In this presentation, I will trace the history of HBOT and DFU. One of the overarching weaknesses in all of the trials is a simple fact: None of us practice ‘standard wound care’ or ‘advanced wound care’ in the same way. We can do a better job, and in today’s regulatory environment, we must improve.
             Finally, I will review papers disproving some regulatory fallacies. HBOT and DFU is cost-effective in a community limb salvage protocol. Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has little or no bearing on whether a DFU will heal. Tight HbA1c control may lead to premature death from hypoglycemic episodes.
             My goal for each DFU is to leave the patient with an ambulatory extremity. Failure to do that hastens morbidity and mortality.  In summary, fasten your seatbelt. I will challenge current paradigms and lay out a pathway to improve patient care. Yes, we have a leg to stand on!

        ABOUT DR. WORTH: 
        Eugene R. Worth, MD, M.Ed., FABA, ABPM/UHM
            
        Dr. Eugene Worth is a retired Medical Director for Hyperbaric Medicine. He was most recently at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. Dr. Worth received his A.B. and MD degrees from the University of Missouri-Columbia, in Columbia Missouri. He then completed an internship and residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia Hospital and Clinics.  He is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and has served in private and academic practices. His subspecialty area was cardiac and major vascular anesthesia including heart transplantation. He has practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicine since 2002 and is subspecialty board-certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He retired from daily practice on July 3, 2017 after 38 years as a physician. He is currently a private consultant and owner of Worth Hyperbaric Consulting, LLC. He and his lovely wife live in Kearney, Missouri.
             Dr. Worth completed a 3-year NIH-sponsored medical informatics fellowship (1994 – 1997) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. His Masters Degree is in Education, with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction and educational technology. His research involved using electronic mail discussion groups as “virtual colleagues,” enhancing information transfer to clinical practice by asymmetric communication.
             Dr. Worth has practiced undersea and hyperbaric medicine since 2002. In April, 2006, he became the medical director of Hyperbaric Medicine at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah. In 2013, he was named the medical director at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. He was an adjunct assistant professor for the Duke University Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine program since 2013.
             Dr. Worth is a long-time member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. He has served on the Education and Safety Committees. He is a physician surveyor for the UHMS Accreditation Team.
             He is a recreational diver (PADI Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air) and a NOAA Diving Medical Officer. He has 30+ scientific publications, including two book chapters. He has given numerous presentations in anesthesiology, medical informatics, hyperbaric medicine and diving medicine.
             Dr. Worth is the recipient of a number of awards and distinctions in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. In 2017, he received the founding “Circle of Excellence Award” from the Baromedical Nurses Association. This award recognizes mentoring and support of hyperbaric nurses worldwide. He is a reviewer for the journal, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

        FABA = Fellow of the American Board of Anesthesiology
        ABPM/UHM = Sub-specialty certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
        NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association


        ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE
        About Dr. Kindwall:

        KINDWALL PICDr. Kindwall is known by so many as the "Father of Hyperbaric Medicine.” Whether you knew him personally or simply by reputation, we have all benefited from his efforts, passion, wisdom, knowledge, energy and vision. Dr. Kindwall has played a great role in growing and shaping the specialty of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He was likewise instrumental in molding the UHMS into what it is today.  Dr. Kindwall began diving in 1950. He cultivated his interest in the field and during the Vietnam War served as the Assistant Director of the U.S. Navy School of Submarine Medicine. He also was the Senior Officer responsible for the Diving Medicine Program. In 1969, after leaving the Navy, Dr. Kindwall became Chief of the Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis.  Shortly after the Undersea Medical Society was created in the mid-1960s, Dr. Kindwall identified the need for standardized education in the field. He created the UMS Education and Standards Committee to help elevate course content and ensure instructor competence. This committee later became our Education Committee. When the AMA initiated its Continuing Medical Education program, Dr. Kindwall persuaded the organization to recognize the UMS as a grantor of CME credits.  In 1972, Dr. Kindwall felt that the Society’s members would benefit from improved communication. He created our first newsletter and was named editor. Dr. Kindwall chose the name Pressure because clinical hyperbaric medicine was rapidly developing. Even though the UHMS had not yet incorporated "Hyperbaric” into the Society’s name, he wanted a title for the newsletter that would encompass all who worked with increased atmospheric pressure. He stated: "The Society’s goal then, as it is now, is to serve all who deal with the effects of increased barometric pressure.”  That same year, Dr. Kindwall recognized the need to have a relationship with Medicare to help provide insight on reputable clinical management. The UMS followed this lead, and a Medicare Panel was created. The recommendations were presented to the U.S. Public Health Service. The challenge was that no reliable hyperbaric medicine clinical guidelines were available that addressed appropriate applications of Hyperbaric Medicine. To remedy this deficit, the UMS Executive Committee created an Ad Hoc Committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr. Kindwall was named Chair. The committee created the first Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee Report. Again, this text was published 10 years before the UHMS incorporated "Hyperbaric” into its name. The report was sent to HCFA and the Blues and became their source document for reimbursement. Dr. Kindwall updated the text two more times and thus was the Editor and Chair of the Committee and text for three of its 12 editions.  Dr. Kindwall later worked to expand the available information on the specialty by creating one of the first complete texts on the field. He created Hyperbaric Medicine Practice in 1994 and later updated and revised his text two more times.  The Society’s first journal, Hyperbaric Oxygen Review, has also has been influenced by Dr. Kindwall. His love for research and education was clear: He became the initial editor, creating a journal that at first consisted of review articles and one original contribution. Over the years,it has grown to one full of original research.  Dr. Kindwall’s presence is felt in so many of the UHMS’ activities and initiatives. Much of what we all take for granted – what is just "there” and "available” – has his touch and influence. Some of us have been blessed to have had a closer impact by Dr. Kindwall’s life, but I think that I can easily say that each of us has been influenced in some way.

         



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    • Plenary Sessions

      • Thursday, June 28

        HYPERBARIC MEDICINE AND CANCER PLENARY             MECHANISMS OF HBO PLENARY



        HYPERBARIC MEDICINE AND CANCER PLENARY
        8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

        0830-0900
        John Feldmeier, DO
        "The role of hyperbaric medicine in cancer therapy"


         0900-0930
        Dominic D'Agostino, PHD
        "Hyperbaric medicine and the ketogenic diet"

        0930-1000
        Dick Clarke, CHT
        "Hyperbaric Oxygen Radiation Sensitization of Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Oropharynx"
        Clarke IMG 1761 2This presentation summarizes the first study of hyperbaric oxygen chemo-radiation sensitization for locally advanced squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx. It took the form of a Stage I dose escalation trial, designed to determine safety, feasibility and tolerability when hyperbaric oxygen was added to standard care, namely intensity modulated radiation therapy and cisplatinum chemotherapy. The presentation will describe the biological plausibility and physiologic basis for pre-radiation hyperbaric hyperoxia, and the rationale for selection of this tumor type and tumor grade. The hyperbaric dosing regimen, one based upon previous human tumor oxygen response curves, is discussed, and the critical time window for radiation therapy “beam on” from exiting the chamber discussed. Evolution from earlier sensitization studies that employed concurrent hyperbaric oxygen-radiation therapy to the modern sequential approach are described, as will its inherent advantages. A staging protocol employed to titrate hyperbaric dose against possible acute toxicities is described. Acute toxicities and five-year follow-up results are presented, as is a Stage III study design, in the form of a randomized, sham controlled clinical double-blind trial.

         


        MECHANISMS OF HBO PLENARY
        4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
         

        1600-1700
        Stephen Thom, MD
        "Cell signaling and mechanisms of action: how does hyperbaric oxygen really work?"

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      • Friday, June 29

        RESEARCH AND REGISTRIES FOR HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY PLENARY
        8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

        0800-0830 Caroline Fife, MD The US Wound Registry and the US HBO Registry
        0830-0900 Jay Buckey, MD The hyperbaric medicine registry at Dartmouth
        0900-0930 Judy Rees, MD, PhD The role of registries in medicine
        0930-1000 PANEL Panel discussion


        HBO AND DFU PLENARY
        4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

        1600-1630

        Dirk Ubbink, MD

        The effectiveness and costs of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic ischemic ulcers: results of the DAMOCLES multicenter trial
        1630-1700 Michael Strauss, MD Wound scoring system for diabetic foot ulcers

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      • Saturday, June 30

        EMERGING INDICATIONS FOR HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY PLENARY
        8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

        0800-0830 Jay Buckey, MD Inflammatory Bowel Disease
        0830-0900 Gerardo Bosco, MD Osteonecrosis
        0900-0930 Shai Efrati, MD Brain injury
        0930-1000 PANEL Panel discussion

         


        NEW PEARLS OF WISDOM IN THE DIVING AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE LITERATURE PLENARY
        1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

        TBD


        CLINICAL AND METABOLIC ASPECTS IN BREATH-HOLD DIVING PLENARY
        4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

        1600-1620 Gerardo Bosco, MD Adaptive mechanisms in breath-hold divers
        1620-1640 Peter Lindholm, MD Pulmonary pathophysiology in deep breath-hold diving
        1640-1700 Alessandro Marroni, MD Breaking news on breath-hold diving research

         

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    • Continuing Education Credits: Annual Meeting

      NOTE:  We are removing the poster session credits from our overall approved credit hours for the Annual Meeting.  We submited the poster sessions for separate credit approval, so that our attendees, can obtain up to an additional 23 credit hours. The poster sessions will be posted on our online courses portal.  Each ASM attendee will be given a coupon code for free access to the posters sessions.

      In order to receive continuing education for the UHMS ASM you must complete and submit an evaluation.

      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 18 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 18.
      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 18 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 23 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.”

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    • Social Events

       

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

      WELCOME RECEPTION
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      THURSDAY, JUNE 29

      EXHIBITORS WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

      SATURDAY, JUNE 30

      ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET (additional fees for banquet and after party)
        Banquet Reception: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
        Dinner: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
        After Party: 10:00pm - 12am  (DJ & open bar from 10-12)

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    • Committee Meeting Schedule

      SUBJECT TO CHANGE
      posted 2/12/18

      Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule

      DATE

      EVENT

      START TIME

      END TIME

      LOCATION

      TUESDAY, June 26

      Tuesday, June 26

      UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

      4:00 PM

      11:00 PM

      Sierra 2

      WEDNESDAY, June 27

      Wednesday, June 27

      ABPM Exam

      1:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Wednesday, June 27

      CHT/CHRN Study Hall

      1:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Wednesday, June 27

      CHT/CHRN Exam

      3:30 PM

      5:30 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Wednesday, June 27

      Editorial Board Meeting

      3:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Wednesday, June 27

      HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

      4:45 PM

      7:45 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Wednesday, June 27

      Associate's Council Meeting

      5:30 PM

      7:30 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Wednesday, June 27

      WELCOME RECEPTION

      6:00 PM

      8:00 PM

      Fiesta 6

      THURSDAY, June 28

      Thursday, June 28

      Safety Committee Meeting

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Thursday, June 28

      Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins)

      10:00 AM

      12:00 AM

      Fiesta 1

      Thursday, June 28

      Accreditation Council Meeting

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Thursday, June 28

      ACEP UHM Section Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Fiesta 3

      Thursday, June 28

      GME Committee Meeting

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Thursday, June 28

      Material Testing Advisory (AD HOC) Committee

      2:00 PM

      3:30 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Thursday, June 28

      Education Committee Meeting

      5:00 PM

      6:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Thursday, June 28

      Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting

      5:00 PM

      7:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Thursday, June 28

      BNA Board Meeting

      6:30 PM

       

      Fiesta 3

      FRIDAY, June 29

      Friday, June 29

      PAST PRESIDENT'S BREAKFAST

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 3

      Friday, June 29

      NBDHMT Breakfast

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      NBDHMT Board Meeting

      8:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Friday, June 29

      ECCHO Working Group Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      Registry Meeting (Buckey)

      11:30 AM

      12:30 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      QUARC Committee Meeting

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      Publication Committee Meeting

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Friday, June 29

      BNA General Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Friday, June 29

      Research Committee Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      BNA General Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Friday, June 29

      UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

      5:00 PM

      6:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      SATURDAY, June 30

      Saturday, June 30

      Chapter President's Committee Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Saturday, June 30

      Diving Committee Meeting

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Saturday, June 30

      Membership Committee Meeting

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Saturday, June 30

      ACHM Board Meeting

      2:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

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  • PRE-COURSES


    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    • How to Prepare for Accreditationregister now button

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27: 8am-5pm
      Program Chair: Derall Garrett, CHT


      The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the UHMS Clinical Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program, its structure, survey processes and "insider tips” on preparing to undergo an accreditation survey. Experienced surveyor faculty members will provide a comprehensive overview of the process to streamline preparation.

      SCHEDULE:
      subject to change
      posted: 7/13/2017

      TIME

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

       

      ROYAL PALM 1

      0800-0815

      Welcome/Introductions                                                      

      Workman

      0815-0945

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?       

      Workman

      0945-1000

      Break

       

      1000-1130

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities? Con’t  

      Workman

      1130-1200

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (I)    

      Workman

      1200-1300

      Lunch

       

      1300-1345

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (II)    

      Workman

      1345-1430

      Physician Issues                                                    

      Vierling

      1430-1445

      Break

       

      1445-1530

      Nursing Issues                                                        

      Ziemba

      1530-1615

      Technical Issues                                                      

      Workman

      1615-1645

      Organizational Planning                                            

      Workman

      1645-1700

      Discussion/Questions

       

      1700

      Adjourn

       

       


      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      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 7.5 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 7.5.

      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 7.5 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

      MOC ABPM: This activity has been approved by the American Board of Preventive Medicine for up to 7 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.”

      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
      (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

       

    • register now buttonMapping a course through the Reimbursement Quagmire Pre-Course

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27: 8am-5pm
      Program Chair: Marc Robins, DO


      Objectives:

      • Provide an overview of the documentation elements required for initial and ongoing care in the HBOT facility
      • Can I bill it?  And will I get reimbursed?
      • Baseline understanding on NCCI edits & CMS addendum, what these really mean and impact on delivery of care?
      • Breaking down MACRA


      The purpose of this course is to provide current information related to new changes in coding, billing and documentation for reimbursement in the new MACRA regulatory ERA. This course is organized by both regular and associate members. The sessions will be of special interest to clinicians and technical staff and is provided in response to requests from the membership for a post-course related to new reimbursement issues related to clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. MOC/CME and CEU will be available for this course.

       

      SCHEDULE TOPICS OUTLINE
      *subject to change

      • Updates on MACRA
      • Documentation to avoid denials
      • Audits - what, where, who and how to survive
      • Targeted Probe and Reviews
      • Coding 101
      • EMRs and useful strategies
      • Registries
      • Office management strategies
      • Credentialing/privileging and utilizing Advanced Practice providers

       


      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      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.

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

      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.

      UHMS 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 (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

       

    • Differential Diagnosis of Decompression Illnessregister now button

      WEDNESDAY, June 27: 8am-5pm


       

      SCHEDULE COMING SOON

       



      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      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


      N
      BDHMT:
       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.

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

      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.UHMS

      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 (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

       

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  • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK


    • Non-Physician Track Schedule

      THURSDAY, JUNE 29 
      Subject to change
      Posted 2/2/2017

       

      Thursday, June 29

      TIME

      Non-Physician Track

      8:00-8:30

      President's Address (GS)

      8:30-9:30

      9:30-10:00

      Break/Exhibits

      10:00-10:30

      10:30-11:00

      11:00-11:30

      11:30-12:00

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      1:00-2:00

      Lambertsen Keynote (GS)

      2:00-2:30

      2:30-3:00

      3:00-3:30

      3:00-3:30

      Break

      3:30-4:00

      4:00-4:30

      4:30-5:00

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  • REGISTRATION

    REGISTER NOW

    Click the button above to register now, 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.


    FEES


     
     
    Phone: 919-490-5140  ext. 101 
    Email:  Email: 
     


     

    FEES

    PRE-COURSES/Workshops: Wednesday, June 27

    Diving: TBD

    $180.00

    Pre-Course 2: TBD

    $180.00

    How to Prepare for Accreditation

    $180.00

    UHMS MEMBER FEES

    THREE DAY FEE: June 28 – June 30    

    PHYSICIAN (MD/DO/MBBS or Equivalent)                       PHD (Researcher/Scientist)

    $795.00

    FELLOW/RESIDENT     NON-PHYSICIAN (CHT/CHRN/RN/RRT/DMT/PA, etc.)     STUDENT

    $595.00

    DAILY FEES: June 28 – June 30 

    PHYSICIAN (MD/DO/MBBS or Equivalent) / PHD (Researcher/Scientist)

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $285.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $285.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $285.00

    FELLOW/RESIDENT / NON-PHYSICIAN (CHT/CHRN/RN/RRT/DMT/PA, etc.) / STUDENT

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $215.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $215.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $215.00

    NON-MEMBER FEES

    THREE DAY FEE: June 28 - June 30  

    PHYSICIAN (MD/DO/MBBS or Equivalent)       PHD (Researcher/Scientist)              

    $995.00

    FELLOW/RESIDENT     NON-PHYSICIAN (CHT/CHRN/RN/RRT/DMT/PA, etc.)     STUDENT

    $695.00

    PHYSICIAN (MD/DO/MBBS or Equivalent) / PHD (Researcher/Scientist)

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $350.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $350.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $350.00

    FELLOW/RESIDENT / NON-PHYSICIAN (CHT/CHRN/RN/RRT/DMT/PA, etc.) / STUDENT

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $240.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $240.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $240.00

    POST-COURSES: Sunday, July 1

    TBD

    $100.00

    Social Functions (Attendees only)

    YES, I will be attending the WELCOME RECEPTION: Wednesday, June 27 (7-9pm)

    YES, I will be attending the EXHIBITOR RECEPTION: Friday, June 28 (5:30pm-6:30pm)

    Associate Business Luncheon: June 28  (limited spaces–please contact UHMS–For UHMS ASSOCIATES MEMBERS ONLY)

    BANQUET + AFTER PARTY: Registered Attendees (accompanying person fees below): Saturday, June 30 (7-10pm)      After party included (10pm-12mid-night)

    $75.00

    BANQUET ONLY: Registered Attendees (accompanying person fees below): Saturday, June 30

    $50.00

    AFTER PARTY ONLY: Registered Attendees (accompanying person fees below): Saturday, June 30 (10pm-12midnight)

    $25.00

    Accompanying Persons (per person)

    NAME of Accompanying Person:  (if selecting item below)  _____________________________________________  

    AP Meeting Attendance (non-medical, non CME/CEU) includes: access to meeting, Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, welcome reception & exhibitor reception

    $395.00 x___

    AP Premium Package PLUS: includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, welcome reception, exhibitor reception, banquet & after party

    $345.00 x___

    AP Premium Package: includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, welcome reception, exhibitor reception, banquet & after party

    $245.00 x___

    AP Basic Package: includes: welcome reception, exhibitor reception, banquet & after party

    $160.00 x___

    AP Welcome Reception: Wednesday, June 27

    $ 50.00 x___

    AP Exhibitor Reception: Friday, June 29

    $ 40.00 x___

    AP Banquet + After Party: Saturday, June 30

    $ 75.00 x___

    AP Banquet ONLY: Saturday, June 30

    $ 50.00 x___

    AP After Party ONLY: Saturday, June 30 (10pm-12 midnight)

    $ 25.00 x___

    Printed copy of the Program

    $ 25.00 x___

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  • SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT INFORMATION



    DISNEY'S CORONADO SPRING RESORT
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL

    June 28 - JUNE 30, 2018

    SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION: ONLINE- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    or download the Word or PDF forms

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:

     BH&L Decorators
    7601 Chancellor Drive
    Orlando, FL 32809
    (407) 851-9080

    "The exhibitor assumes all responsibility for any and all loss, theft or damage to exhibitor's displays, equipment and other property while on Walt Disney World® Resort premises, and hereby waives any claim or demand it may have against Disney Destinations, LLC or its affiliates arising from such loss, theft or damage.  The exhibitor agrees, for the benefit of Disney Destinations, LLC and its affiliates, to comply with all Walt Disney World® Resort policies for exhibitors and all applicable laws, codes and regulations.  In addition, the exhibitor will defend (if requested by and with counsel satisfactory to Disney Destinations, LLC), indemnify and hold harmless Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Disney Destinations, LLC and their respective parent, subsidiary and other affiliated or related companies from and against any liabilities, obligations, claims, damages, suits, costs and expenses, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and costs through and including any appeals, arising from or in connection with the exhibitor's occupancy and use of the exhibition premises or any part thereof or any negligent act, error or omission or willful misconduct of the exhibitor or its employees, contractors, subcontractors or agents."


    INVITATION TO SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR

    The 2017 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting offers an excellent opportunity for your organization to gain visibility, network with other professionals, and to promote its products and services to a target audience of physicians, scientists, technicians, nurses and other allied health professionals.  Reinforce your corporate image by signing up today.


    THE UHMS 2018 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

    The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is holding their 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting.  The Conference venue is the Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, FL 32830. Room Rate: $152; Room reservations: call 407-939-1000. Please ask for the group rate by name. Cut-off date for reservations is: 6/2/2018, 5pm ET.

    The meeting program will feature a number of outstanding, widely recognized professional local and international speakers and poster presentations.  Our meeting attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.

    More information on location/transportation/accommodations can be found at our website https://www.uhms.org/asm-new.html

    Online Sponsor / Exhibit Registration: https://www.uhms.org/asm-new.html then click the “Sponsor and Exhibit Information” tab.

    The meeting program will feature a number of outstanding, widely recognized professional local and international speakers and poster presentations. Our meeting attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.


    BACKGROUND ON THE UHMS


    The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is an International, non-profit organization serving over 2,200 members from more than 50 countries.

    Our diverse membership ranges from hyperbaric, diving and wound care physicians, scientists, nurses technicians, respiratory therapists and other allied health care professionals who work in the field of hyperbaric, wound care or diving medicine.

    The UHMS is the primary source of information for hyperbaric, diving medicine and physiology worldwide.  The Society was founded as the Undersea Medical Society in 1967 but in 1986 changed the name to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.  The name change reflected the rapidly growing interest in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

    The UHMS' Mission is to:

    • improve the scientific basis of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    • provide scientific information to protect the health of sport, military, public safety, and commercial divers
    • promote sound treatment protocols and standards of practice
    • provide continuing education credits.

    CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

    • BEFORE MAY 1: $100 administrative fee will be held
    • AFTER MAY 1: 50% of registration fees will be held
    • NO REFUND after start of meeting


    EXHIBITS

    There will be exhibits running in conjunction with the meeting from Thursday, June 28, 2018 until Saturday June 30, 2018.  Move in time for Exhibitors will be 3pm, Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  Breakdown will be Saturday, June 30 at 4:00 pm.

    You are invited to exhibit at the meeting and take the opportunity to network, make new contacts and show your products and services to attendees during morning and afternoon breaks, also, you are invited to our welcome reception (Wednesday evening – casual attire), another great networking opportunity.

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:

    BH&L Decorators
    7601 Chancellor Drive
    Orlando, FL 32809
    (407) 851-9080


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING FORMAT


    Wednesday, June 28:    
    7:00am-3:00pm: Exhibit Company Set-Up
    3:00pm: Exhibitors Move in
    7:00pm-10:00pm: Welcome Reception (all welcome)


    Thursday, June 29:
    Conference Sessions: 8am-6pm

    Exhibit Times:
    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)

    9:30-10am (Break
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break)

    Friday, June 30:
    Conference Sessions: 8am-6pm

    Exhibit Times:
    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)

    9:30-10am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break)
    6pm-7pm: Meet the Exhibitors "Wine & Cheese” Reception

    Saturday, July 1:
    Conference Sessions: 8am-5:30pm

    Exhibit Times:
    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)

    9:30-10am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break) 
    BREAK-DOWN: 4:00PM


    **Schedule subject to change **


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING PROMOTION

    The UHMS meeting provides extensive marketing, promotion and networking opportunities. To take advantage of these, UHMS offers you the following range of sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship packages have been structured to ensure your company will be clearly identified as a leader in the industry.


    SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES


    As one of our " 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, but professional setting.  These sponsorship opportunities offer unmatched, excellent exposure to an audience of the industry professionals. 

    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Signage displayed during the meeting
    • An opportunity to display promotional material (supplied by Sponsor) at the meeting
    • ** ALL artwork must be supplied by the sponsor and emailed to lisa@uhms.org **

    PLATINUM SPONSOR:  $6,500

    GOLD SPONSOR:           $4,500

    SILVER SPONSOR:        $3,500

    BRONZE SPONSOR:      $2,500

    WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR:         $2,500

    ASSOCIATES LUNCHEON SPONSOR:     $1,000

    ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR (2 needed):   $1,000


    ASM ACCESSORIES SPONSORS

    SATCHEL SPONSOR: 

    • YOU PURCHASE

    Distributed to every delegate upon registration, satchels are constantly used by delegates throughout the meeting to carry their notes and belongings and often retained as a memento after the event.  Sponsorship of the satchels therefore offers excellent exposure, as the sponsor will be a constant presence for the duration of the event and beyond. 

    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Opportunity to include promotional material in delegate satchels (this must be sent to UHMS one month prior).
    • 500 SATCHELS MUST BE MAILED TO UHMS OFFICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO MEETING


    NOTE PADS AND PENS SPONSOR

    • YOU PURCHASE
    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Opportunity to include promotional material in delegate satchels (this must be sent to UHMS one month prior).
    • 500 SATCHELS MUST BE MAILED TO UHMS OFFICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO MEETING


    SATCHEL INSERT 

    • $ 350.00

    One insert of your design. (i.e.: brochure, flyer, mug, keychain, etc...)

    • Opportunity to include promotional material in delegate satchels (this must be sent to UHMS one month prior).
    • 500 SATCHELS MUST BE MAILED TO UHMS OFFICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO MEETING

    DIGITAL DISPLAY AD:                                                                                        

    • $ 450
      Why not display your organization’s mission, job openings or product information on a digital display?  This would be a great opportunity to promote your business!  Your ad will be display on two displays, one will be featured at the registration desk and the other outside of the meeting room doors for all to view during the meeting dates.  Send us your ppt, jpeg or gif.


    ASM EXHIBIT BOOTHS/TABLES

    Sponsors, companies and organizations are invited to exhibit at the ASM and have the opportunity to make contacts and show their products / services to a target audience during morning & afternoon breaks and the Welcome Reception. 

    For your benefit we are offering two types of exhibition space.  Three representatives per booth/two representatives per table. An additional fee of $150 (before April 1), $180 (after April 1) per representative will be required for more than the allotted (Welcome Reception, break coffee & food).  Tickets for the Banquet and any Accompany Persons tickets can be purchased at an additional fee.  This information is on the online registration form, if submitting hard copy registration and wish to add additional, please contact us. 

    SPECIAL PACKAGE EXHIBIT DEALS:
    REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING UHMS 2018 MEETINGS AT ONE TIME AND RECEIVE AN OVERALL VALUED DISCOUNT!

    • Winter Symposium: January 27-30: Snowbird Resort, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Annual Scientific Meeting : June 28-30: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • Gulf: August 24-25: Doubletree, New Orleans, LA
    • Northeast: October 20-21: Harrah’s, Atlantic City, NJ
    • Pacific: November 17-18: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona Hawaii
    • Midwest: Currently there will be no Midwest Chapter meeting, if this changes, you will be notified

    OPTION # 1: includes 10x10 booth at the Annual Meeting & table tops at all other meetings:
         FEE: $3,900 before May 1 after May 1: $4,200
    OPTION # 2: includes table tops at all meetings:
         FEE: $2,900 before May 1 after May 1: $3,200


    10X10 BOOTH PACKAGE: ANNUAL MEETING ONLY
         FEE: $2,500

    This package includes:                                        

    • 10’ high back drape
    • 3’ high side rails
    • 1 – 7” x 44” identification sign
    • 1 – 6’ draped table
    • 2 – Plastic side chairs
    • 1 – Wastebasket
    • 3 – Representatives.
    • Please note: Any additional requirements are at the exhibitor’s expense

    Booth exhibition packages will include the following benefits:
    -Your organization’s exhibition details included in the printed material distributed at the ASM


    TABLE TOP PACKAGE
         FEE: $1,500 

    This package includes:

    • 1 – 6’ draped table
    • 2 – Plastic side chairs
    • 1 – Wastebasket
    • 2 – Representatives
    • Please note: Any additional requirements are at the exhibitor’s expense

    Table exhibition packages will include the following benefits:
    -
    Your organization’s exhibition details included in the printed material distributed at the ASM

     
     
     
    June 28th, 2018 7:00 AM   through   June 30th, 2018 4:30 AM
     
    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION  
    SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL (10X10 Booth Package)
    SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL (Table top Package)
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: 10x10 Booth Package (3 reps)
    $3,900.00
    $2,900.00
    $2,500.00
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: Tabletop Package (2 reps) $1,500.00
    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  
    PLATINUM SPONSOR (includes booth exhibit package) $6,500.00
    GOLD SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $4,500.00
    SILVER SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $3,500.00
    BRONZE SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $2,500.00
    Welcome Reception Sponsor $2,500.00
    Associate business lunch sponsor $1,000.00
    Associate Scholarship Sponsor $1,000.00
    SATCHELS  
    NOTE PADS AND PENS SPONSOR: YOU PURCHASE $0.00
    SATCHEL INSERT $350.00
    Satchel Sponsor $0.00
    Exhibitor: Additional Representative for exhibit display $150.00
    Banquet Tickets $50.00
     

     



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  • FUTURE ANNUAL MEETING DATES & LOCATIONS


    2019: June 27-29: Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, PR


    2020: June 18-20: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA
               Room reservation link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/UHMS2020
               Cut-off date: May 29, 2020

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