UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting

MEETING DATE: JUNE 29-JULY 1, 2017
LOCATION: Naples Grande Beach Resort, Naples, FL

  • 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 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

      "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."

       

      Naples Grande Heli PhotoNAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT
      475 Seagate Drive
      Naples, Florida, 34103

       

      Set on 23 acres of waterfront property, this upscale resort is 4 miles from Naples Zoo and 5 miles from Tiburón Golf Club.

      Contemporary rooms with balconies or terraces feature 47-inch flat-screen HDTVs, iPod docks and Wi-Fi, as well as minifridges, Keurig coffeemakers and 24-hour room service. Suites add separate living rooms, and some have microwaves.

      There's a fine-dining restaurant, a seafood eatery and a beachside bar that serves Greek food. Other amenities include a golf course, 15 tennis courts and a fitness center, plus a spa, 3 outdoor pools (1 with a waterslide) and a private beach. A resort fee covers Wi-Fi and bike rentals (resort fee is waived for all those who book within the UHMS room block).

      ROOM RATE: $179.00*

      ROOM RESERVATIONS:
       
      Online Booking Website: Click Here or paste the following link in your web browser address bar: 
      https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=15695496
      or Call room reservations at 1-844-210-5931. Please ask for the group rate by name or group code GUHCO17.

      ROOM RESERVATIONS CUT-OFF DATE: JUNE 5, 2017


      *ROOM RATE: $179.00: 
      This rate is the European plan (no meals included) rates. Rates quoted are for single or double occupancy. An additional charge of twenty dollars ($20.00) will apply for each additional adult. Children under age eighteen (18) stay free in the same room with parents. Recommended maximum occupancy is 4 (four) persons per room, regardless of age. 

      In the State of Florida, currently the sales tax rate is 6% and hotel occupancy tax rate is 4% which totals 10%.

      Quoted sleeping room ratesmay be made availablethree(3)dayspreandpostofofficial meetingdates,basedon standard roomavailability.  Some limitations may apply on the end of the block due to 4th of July weekend.

      Run of house or tower guestrooms will be assigned based on hotel availability at check-in. Guarantee of specific room type or bed type may be subject to additional fee at time of booking unless otherwise specified above in rates section or below in concessions.

      Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 11am. Guests arriving prior to 4pm are welcome to enjoy resort amenities by checking their luggage with the Bell Desk. If attendee’s would like to check in to their room prior to 4pm, there will be a $25.00 early check in fee charged to the individual’s folio, dependent on room availability. Hotel agrees to advise guests of potential charge in writing as part of the group reservations process and reiterate verbally at time of check-in. 

      • 10% Discount on Golf, Tennis & Spa Treatments
      • Discounted Self-Parking at $10.00 per night

       

      RESORT AND PARKING CHARGES:

      Room rates do not include the resort charge, parking charges, sales and occupancy taxes (taxes currently total 10%). Though Hotel’s current daily resort charge of $35.00 plus tax per room per night has been WAIVED for all consecutive nights of attendee’s stays resort services will include: 1-800/local calls; standard internet WIFI in guestroom; bicycle rentals; beach tram, towels and chaise lounges; beach games; range balls and use of driving range at Naples Grande Golf Club; 24 hour access to the fitness center; newspaper in the lobby; participation in special resort activities; 10% discount on kayaks, paddle boards, tennis court fees and kids club.

      Self-parking is discounted to $10.00 per day and valet parking is $28.00 per day (plus 6% sales tax).


      The Naples Grande and Collier County has been keeping a close eye on the Zika Virus issue in Florida and has provided us with a link to keep us informed with updates about the Naples area. CLICK HERE FOR UPDATES ON THE ZIKA VIRUS FOR NAPLES, FL

      http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/current-travel-safety-information.html

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    • LOCATION INFORMATION

      naples, florida

      beachchair insertNaples, Florida, the Premier Destination in South Florida

      Naples Florida offers exquisite sunsets, incredible shopping, championship golf & white sand beaches while being home to some of the most luxurious waterfront estates and condos in the world.

      Naples is the crown jewel of Southwest Florida -- nestled on the sun drenched beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Naples is known for world class shopping, dining and abundant, challenging golf courses. It is also, only steps away from island seclusion or the untamed tropical wilderness of The Everglades. Boasting one of the nation's best sandboxes and calmest seas, Naples makes a splash with water lovers and recreationists. Friendly parks beckon sports enthusiasts and picnickers with lovely green spaces and recreational facilities. Naples is located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida.

      HISTORY OF NAPLES: 

      Once, the only people to stroll Naples' seven miles of white, sandy beaches, were the Caloosa Indians. The first settlers, Roger Gordon and Joe Wiggins, arrived in Naples in the late 1860's. A river and two inlets still bear their names.

      Throughout the 1870's and '80's, magazine and newspaper stories telling of the area's mild climate and abundant fish and game likened it to the sunny Italian peninsula. The name Naples caught on when promoters described the bay as "surpassing the bay in Naples, Italy."

      In 1887, a group of wealthy Kentuckians, led by Walter N. Haldeman, owner of the Louisville Courier-Journal, purchased virtually the entire town of Naples. One of the first improvements Haldeman and the Naples Company made was to build a pier 600 feet into the Gulf of Mexico. The unusual "T" shape allowed large ships to dock easily. Despite being destroyed and rebuilt three times, the pier's "T" shape remains.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE HISTORY OF NAPLES, CLICK HERE.

      MORE LOCATION INFORMATION LINKS: 


       The Naples Grande and Collier County has been keeping a close eye on the Zika Virus issue in Florida and has provided us with a link to keep us informed with updates about the Naples areaCLICK HERE FOR UPDATES ON THE ZIKA VIRUS FOR NAPLES, FL

      http://www.visitflorida.com/en-us/current-travel-safety-information.html 

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    • TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

       
      AIRPORTS: 

      International airports near Naples, FL

      Domestic airports near Naples, FL


      **SHUTTLE SERVICE FROM SOUTHWET FLORIDA INTERNATIONA AIRPORT WITH NAPLES TRANSPORTATION & TOURS
      :  UHMS has arrangelimited-discounted shuttle service from the Southwest Florida International Airport on selective arrival (June 27 & 28 from 10am to 8pm (departs at the top of every hour)) / departure days (July 2 from 6am to 12pm (departs at the top of every hour) To make your reservations, CLICK HERE**

      DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

      Directions from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

      Start out going West on Terminal Access Road.
      Follow signs for Airport Exit/I-75
      Take ramp for I-75 South towards Naples
      Merge onto I-75 South
      Take exit 107 towards Naples.
      Turn right heading West onto Pine Ridge Road.
      Cross over US41 Tamiami Trail when Pine Ridge Road becomes Seagate Drive.
      The resort is at the end of Seagate Drive on the right.

      Directions from Fort Lauderdale & Miami

      Take I-75 North towards Naples
      Take exit 107 towards Naples.
      Turn left heading West onto Pine Ridge Road.
      Cross over US41 Tamiami Trail when Pine Ridge Road becomes Seagate Drive.
      The resort is at the end of Seagate Drive on the right.

      For more information or assistance finding the resort, please call us directly at (844) 817-0113.

       

      FIND YOUR WAY TO OUR NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT NEAR THE EVERGLADES

      Getting around Naples, Florida is a hassle-free endeavor when you stay at the conveniently located Naples Grande Beach Resort. At the intersection of city and sea, our property offers guests a premier opportunity to make the most of their next escape by positioning them at the cornerstone of entertainment and the area’s most coveted attractions. Marked by an idyllic location, dedication to service and effortlessly elegant guestrooms, Naples Grande invites you to explore and embark on your next adventure during your stay by taking advantage of the easy to navigate options for transportation in Naples.

      Naples Trolley

      Discover the natural beauty, rich history and iconic charm of the Naples area on a tour that you’re sure to find interesting, informative and fun.

      Dolphin Transportation

      Whether you’re traveling to or from the airport or want to ride around town in style, you’ll find that Dolphin Transportation has been relied upon as a preferred transportation company for having maintained an elite fleet of luxury vehicles in the area.

      Hertz

      Unleash your inner go-getter and jet-setter by visiting a nearby Hertz to rent a car so you can navigate your way through Naples on your own terms. 

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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

    • Call for Abstracts

      2017 UHMS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
      Thursday, June 29 - Saturday, July 1
      Naples Grande Resort, Naples, Florida

      DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MONDAY, APRIL 3, MIDNIGHT ET 


      CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACT

      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 extend its call for abstract submission to the 2017 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting, June 29-July 1, 2017. It will be held at the Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103.

      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 3, 2017.    Acknowledgement 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. 

      Notification regarding abstract final acceptance will be provided via e-mail no later than April 24, 2017.

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

      NEW:  Please note: the UHMS is advancing to using digital poster presentations in lieu of the traditional cork board and printed poster. We have contracted with ePosterBoards LLC to handle all poster submissions for the 2017 Annual Meeting.  All abstracts which have been approved and accepted will be presented in PDF or PPT format and uploaded to the ePosterBoards website.  Instructions for upload, FAQ and templates for poster presentations will emailed to the presenting author upon acceptance.  This information can also be found at the following link: https://www.uhms.org/annual-scientific-meeting/call-for-abstracts/poster-instructions.html

      Also at the discretions 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 April 24, 2017.


      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 3, 2017; MIDNIGHT ET
      • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE by ASM Program Committee: APRIL 24, 2017.
      • NO CHANGES to an abstract will be accepted after MAY 1, 2017.
      • PDF OF ABSTRACT must be submitted to ePoster website by JUNE 5, 2017. 


      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).
      • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format
      • Only text and text tables will be accepted. NO graphs or images may be submitted.
      • Contents should include the following sections – please use these exact terms for uniformity:
        • Introduction / Background
        • Materials and Methods
        • Results
        • Summary / Conclusions
      • One question / one (1) correct answer with five (5) option answers (A-E-one being the correct answer) for Maintenance of Certification “MOC” Credits.


      TOPICS FOR PRESENTATION

       Specify one of the following categories 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): Clinical and Diving-Related HBO2 Therapy

      QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE scientificcommittee@uhms.org 

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    • Poster Instruction Information

      Instructions for Poster Presentions using ePosterBoard

      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 5, 2017.

      ePosterBoards logo

      How to Submit an ePoster using the Web Upload (pdf)
      FAQ Page (pdf)
      e-Poster Design Services (pdf)
      Template 1 (ppt)   Template 2 (ppt)  Template 3 (ppt)

      Click for YouTube Video Instructions in our “ePosterBoards” channel:
      https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBz4JvE0AKmweXsMNGeyRXgWgN_lj_b5L

       

      ePoster Formatting Guidelines

      IMPORTANT: Due to difference in operating system standards and character sets, mathematical formulascreated 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.
      • ePoster 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

      ePosters 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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    • Scholarship for Associate Abstract Submission

       
      Associates Achievement Recognition Scholarship

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  APRIL 29, 2017

      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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    • Submit your Abstract

      DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MONDAY, APRIL 3, MIDNIGHT ET 


      CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACT

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

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  • SCHEDULE INFORMATION

    • SCHEDULES

      • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

        **2017 SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE** 

        posted: 4/27/2017 

        DATE

        EVENT

        START TIME

        END TIME

        LOCATION

        Tuesday, June 27

        ACCME Call Meeting

        1:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Banyon 1-2

        Tuesday, June 27

        UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

        4:00 PM

        11:00 PM

        Banyon 1-2

        Wednesday, June 28

        Pre-Course: How to Prepare for Accreditation

        8:00 AM

        4:30 PM

        Royal Palm 1

        Wednesday, June 28

        Pre-Course: Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues

        8:00 AM

        5:30 PM

        Royal Palm 2

        Wednesday, June 28

        Pre-Course: Management of DCI in the Field and Development of Best Practice Guidelines

        8:30 AM

        5:35 PM

        Royal Palm 3

        Wednesday, June 28

        MOC Committee Meeting

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        Acacia 2

        Wednesday, June 28

        ABPM Exam

        1:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Acacia 2

        Wednesday, June 28

        CHT/CHRN Study Hall

        1:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Wednesday, June 28

        CHT/CHRN Exam

        3:30 PM

        5:30 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Wednesday, June 28

        Editorial Board Meeting

        3:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Acacia 5

        Wednesday, June 28

        HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

        4:45 PM

        7:45 PM

        Acacia 2

        Wednesday, June 28

        Associate's Council Meeting

        5:30 PM

        7:30 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Wednesday, June 28

        WELCOME RECEPTION

        6:00 PM

        8:00 PM

        Mangrove Poolside

        Thursday, June 29

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Thursday, June 29

        Safety Committee Meeting

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Acacia 5

        Thursday, June 29

        President's Address: Enoch Huang, MD

        8:00 AM

        8:30 AM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Thursday, June 29

        Non-Physician Breakout

        8:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Royal Palm 1-3

        Thursday, June 29

        Plenary Session: “The History of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (1967-2017)”   Richard Moon, MD & Peter Bennett, PhD

        8:30 AM

        9:30 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Thursday, June 29

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        9:30 AM

        10:00 AM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Thursday, June 29

        Accreditation Council Meeting

        10:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Acacia 5

        Thursday, June 29

        Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

        10:00 AM

        11:15 AM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Thursday, June 29

        Poster Session 1

        11:15 AM

        11:37 AM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Thursday, June 29

        Poster Session 2

        11:37 AM

        12:00 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Thursday, June 29

        ACEP UHM Section Meeting

        11:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Thursday, June 29

        LUNCH

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Vista Ballroom

        Thursday, June 29

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

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Acacia 1-2

        Thursday, June 29

        GME Committee Meeting

        12:00 PM

        1:15 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Thursday, June 29

        Lambertsen Keynote: “Arterial Gas Embolism” Tom Neuman, MD

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Thursday, June 29

        Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins)

        1:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Acacia 5

        Thursday, June 29

        Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell)

        2:00 PM

        5:45 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Thursday, June 29

        Non-Physician Breakout

        2:00 PM

        5:30 PM

        Royal Palm 1-3

        Thursday, June 29

        Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

        2:00 PM

        3:15 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Thursday, June 29

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        3:15 PM

        3:45 PM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Thursday, June 29

        Poster Session 3

        3:45 PM

        4:07 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Thursday, June 29

        Poster Session 4

        4:07 PM

        4:30 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Thursday, June 29

        Education Committee Meeting

        3:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Acacia 5

        Thursday, June 29

        Plenary Session: “HBO2 for mild traumatic brain injury” Lindell Weaver, MD

        4:30 PM

        5:30 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Thursday, June 29

        BNA Board Meeting

        6:30 PM

         

        Mangrove 1

        Thursday, June 29

        PAST PRESIDENT'S DINNER

        7:00 PM

        9:00 PM

        Vista Ballroom

        Friday, June 30

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Friday, June 30

        NBDHMT Breakfast

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Acacia 5

        Friday, June 30

        NBDHMT Board Meeting

        8:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Acacia 2

        Friday, June 30

        Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell)

        8:00 AM

        11:30 AM

        Mangrove 1

        Friday, June 30

        Executive Director's Address

        8:00 AM

        8:30 AM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Friday, June 30

        Plenary Session: “An update on the UHMS Clinical Practice Guidelines"   John Feldmeier, DO & Jaleh Mansouri, MD

        8:30 AM

        9:30 AM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Friday, June 30

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        9:30 AM

        10:00 AM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Friday, June 30

        Session C: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

        10:00 AM

        11:15 AM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Friday, June 30

        Poster Session 5

        11:15 AM

        11:37 AM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Friday, June 30

        Poster Session 6

        11:37 AM

        12:00 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Friday, June 30

        Registry Meeting (Buckey)

        11:30 AM

        12:30 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Friday, June 30

        LUNCH

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Vista Ballroom

        Friday, June 30

        Kindwall Keynote: “Beams and Bars: Radiation Oncology and Hyperbaric Medicine, An Inseparable Story, Past, Present and Future” John Feldmeier, DO

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Friday, June 30

        Surveyor Refresher Training Course (contact Tom Workman)

        1:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Acacia 2

        Friday, June 30

        Safety Subcommittee Work Group (LeGros/Alleman)

        1:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Acacia 5

        Friday, June 30

        QUARC Committee Meeting

        2:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Friday, June 30

        Session D: Diving and Decompression Illness

        2:00 PM

        3:15 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Friday, June 30

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        3:15 PM

        3:45 PM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Friday, June 30

        Poster Session 7

        3:35 PM

        4:07 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Friday, June 30

        Poster Session 8

        4:07 PM

        4:30 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Friday, June 30

        BNA General Meeting

        3:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Acacia 2

        Friday, June 30

        Publication Committee Meeting

        3:30 PM

        4:30 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Friday, June 30

        Plenary Session: “Emergency and Critical Care Hyperbaric Medicine: A Lost Art”   Ian Grover, MD & Peter Witucki, MD

        4:30 PM

        5:30 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Friday, June 30

        Specialty Council Meeting (Claus) PRIVATE Meeting

        5:00 PM

        7:00 PM

        Mangrove 1

        Friday, June 30

        UHMS Business Meeting

        5:30 PM

        6:00 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Friday, June 30

        Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

        6:00 PM

        7:00 PM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Friday, June 30

        Visit Old Naples - Shuttle Service to/from hotel

        7:00 PM

        11:00 PM

        Hotel Lobby

        Saturday, July 1

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Saturday, July 1

        Plenary Session: “International Perspectives on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” Gerardo Bosco, MD, Mahito Kawashima, MD & Folke Lind, MD

        8:00 AM

        9:30 AM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Saturday, July 1

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        9:30 AM

        10:00 AM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Saturday, July 1

        Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

        10:00 AM

        11:15 AM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Saturday, July 1

        Poster Session 9

        11:15 AM

        11:37 AM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Saturday, July 1

        Poster Session 10

        11:37 AM

        12:00 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Saturday, July 1

        LUNCH

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Vista Ballroom

        Saturday, July 1

        Chapter President's Committee Meeting

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Acacia 2

        Saturday, July 1

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

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Saturday, July 1

        Membership Committee Meeting

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Acacia 2

        Saturday, July 1

        ACHM Board Meeting

        3:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Acacia 5

        Saturday, July 1

        Session F: Clinical and Diving Related HBO2 Therapy

        2:00 PM

        3:15 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Saturday, July 1

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        3:15 PM

        3:45 PM

        Orchid Ballroom

        Saturday, July 1

        Poster Session 11

        3:45 PM

        4:07 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Saturday, July 1

        Poster Session 12

        4:07 PM

        4:30 PM

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Saturday, July 1

        Plenary Session: "A Futurist’s Guide to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine: Where will we be in another 50 years?" Simon Mitchell, MD & Stephen Thom, MD

        4:30 PM

        5:30 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Saturday, July 1

        Awards Banquet (separate fee)

        7:00 PM

        10:00 PM

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Saturday, July 1

        After Party (separate fee)

        10:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Vista Ballroom

        Sunday, July 2

        Surveyor Training

        8:00 AM

        5:00 PM

        Acacia 1-3

        Sunday, July 2

        Post-Course: The Reimbursement Rollercoaster-Provider & Faculty Update

        8:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Acacia 4-6

         

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      • GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 29 - SATURDAY, JULY 1
        Subject to change
        Posted 4/24/2017

         

        Thursday, June 29

        Thursday, June 29

        Friday, June 30

        Friday, June 30

        Saturday, July 1

        Saturday, July 1

         

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        General Session

        E-Posters

        General Session

        E-Posters

        General Session

        E-Posters

         

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Royal Palm Foyer

        Royal Palm 4-8

        Royal Palm Foyer

         

        7:00-8:00

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

         

        8:00-8:30

        President's Address: Enoch Huang, MD

        Executive Director's Address: John Peters

        Plenary Session: “International Perspectives on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” Gerardo Bosco, MD, Mahito Kawashima, MD & Folke Lind, MD

         

        8:30-9:30

        Plenary Session: “The History of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (1967-2017)”  Richard Moon, MD & Peter Bennett, PhD

        Plenary Session: “An update on the UHMS Clinical Practice Guidelines"  John Feldmeier, DO & Jaleh Mansouri, MD

         

        9:30-10:00

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

         

        10:00-11:15

        Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

        Session C: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

        Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

         

        11:15-11:37

        Poster Session 1

        Poster Session 5

        Poster Session 9

         

        11:37-12:00

        Poster Session 2

        Poster Session 6

        Poster Session 10

         

        12:00-1:00

        Lunch

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Lunch

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Lunch

        Posters open to view at leisure

         

        1:00-2:00

        Lambertsen Keynote: “Arterial Gas Embolism”  Tom Neuman, MD

        Kindwall Keynote: “Beams and Bars:  Radiation Oncology and Hyperbaric Medicine, An Inseparable Story, Past, Present and Future” John Feldmeier, DO

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

         

        2:00-3:15

        Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

        Session D: Diving and Decompression Illness

        Session F: Clinical and Diving Related HBO2 Therapy

         
         

        3:15-3:45

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

         

        3:45-4:07

        Poster Session 3

        Poster Session 7

        Poster Session 11

         

        4:07-4:30

        Poster Session 4

        Poster Session 8

        Poster Session 12

         

        4:30-5:30

        Plenary Session:  “HBO2 for mild traumatic brain injury” Lindell Weaver, MD

        Plenary Session: “Emergency and Critical Care Hyperbaric Medicine: A Lost Art”   Ian Grover, MD & Peter Witucki, MD

        Plenary Session: "A Futurist’s Guide to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine: Where will we be in another 50 years?"  Simon Mitchell, MD & Stephen Thom, MD

         

        5:30-6:00

        UHMS Business Meeting

         

        6:00-7:00

        Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

         

        7:00-9:00

        Past President's Dinner

        Awards Banquet

         

        9:00-10:00

         

        10:00-12:00

        After Party

         

         

         

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      • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

        PRE-COURSES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
        Subject to change
        posted: 2/2/2017

         

        Wednesday, June 28








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        Wednesday, June 28

        Wednesday, June 28






        TIME

        Pre-Course:
        How to Prepare for Accreditation

        Pre-Course:
        Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues




        TIME

        Pre-Course:
        Pre-hospital Management of Decompression Illness: Towards Development of Definitive Modern Guidelines

        8:00-8:15

        Welcome/Introductions 

        8:00-8:15

        Welcome/Introductions

        8:30-9:00

        Welcome/Introductions

        8:15-9:45

        Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?

        8:15-9:15

        Thirty Years of Critical Care in the Monoplace Risk Assessment Through Interactive Case Discussion Panel  Discussion

        9:00-9:45

        Presentations of decompression illness and diagnostic pearls

        9:45-10:00

        Break

        9:15-10:15

        Risk Assessment Through Interactive Case Discussion Panel  Discussion  Break

        9:45-10:15


        Discussion: Q/A

        10:00-11:30

         Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities? Con’t

        10:15-10:30

         Break

        10:15-10:35

        Break

        11:30-12:00

        Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (I)

        10:30-10:50

        Hyperbaric Adverse Events:
        2012-2015

        10:35-11:20

        First aid strategies for decompression illness and the evidence underpinning them

        12:00-1:00

        Lunch

        10:50-11:10

        Code Silver / Active Shooter

        11:20-11:50

        Discussion: Q/A

        1:00-1:45

        Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (II)

        11:10-11:30

        The Importance of Completing Checklists to Ensure Safe Patient Care

        11:50-12:20

        Common pitfalls when divers present to hospitals or doctors without expertise in diving medicine

        1:45-2:30

        Physician Issues

        11:30-12:00

        Panel Q&A from the morning session

        12:20-12:35

        Discussion: Q/A

        2:30-2:45

        Break

        12:00-1:00

        Lunch

        12:35-1:30

        Lunch

        2:45-3:30

        Nursing Issues

        1:00-1:50

        Material selection for hyperbaric use – past and present: Part I

        1:30-2:15

        Remote triage of the possible decompression illness case by diving medicine experts 

        3:30-3:45

        Technical Issues

        1:50-2:45

        Material selection for hyperbaric use – past and present: Part II

        2:15-2:45

        Discussion: Q/A

        3:45-4:15

        Organizational Planning

        2:45-3:00

        Break

        2:45-3:15

        Transporting a diver with decompression illness and the effect of increasing delay to recompression on outcome

        4:15-4:30

        Discussion/Questions

        3:00-3:30

        Understanding static electricity

        3:15-3:35

        Break

        4:30

        Adjourn

        3:30-4:00

        Understanding flammability testing

        3:35-4:05

        Discussion: Q/A

        4:00-4:45

        Material selection: Putting new information into practice

        4:05-4:50

         The controversial issue of in water recompression

         

        4:45-5:15

        Panel Q & A from the afternoon session

        4:50-5:20

        Discussion: Q/A

        5:15-5:30

        Closing/Questions

        5:20-5:35

        Closing remarks 

        5:30-6:00

        5:30-6:00

        5:30-6:00

        6:00-8:00

        ASM Welcome Reception 

        6:00-8:00

        ASM Welcome Reception 

        6:00-8:00

        ASM Welcome Reception 

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      • POST-COURSE SCHEDULES

        Sunday, July 2
        Subject  to change
        Posted 4/3/2017


        Sunday, July 2

        Sunday, July 2




        TIME

        Post Course:
        The Reimbursement Rollercoaster: Provider &
        Facility Update




        TIME

        Surveyor Training
        (must contact Tom Workman)

        Acacia 4-6

        Acacia 1-3

        0800-0820

        Introduction with short version of MACRA, PQRS/MIPS transition 6 months in, Registry update

        8:00-10:30

        Training

        0820-0900

        The Future of Payment: ACO and PCMH – what they are, why we are being “nudged” to develop them, and are they the future Health Care models

        0900-0930

        Understanding MAC LCDs, regional monitoring and preparing for compliance

        0930-1015

        Risk Assessment for reimbursement, Scoring and necessary documentation

        1015-1030

        Break

        10:30-1045

        Break

        1030-1100

        Audits – how to prepare, prevent and/or respond - Pre-Authorization vs. Pre-payment Review

        10:45-12:00

        Training

        1100-1130

        Billing Compliance, Facility and Professional coding (modifiers, CCI edits, bundling & other management headaches.)

        1130-1200

        Panel Q&A from the morning session, Moderator: Marc Robins
        Wrap-up - Adjourn

        12:00-1:00

        Lunch

        12:00-1:00

        Lunch

         

        1:00-3:00

        Training

         

        3:00-3:15

        Break

         

        3:15-5:00

        Training

         

         

         

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      • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

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

         

        Thursday, June 29

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        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

        4:30-5:30

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    • Keynote Lectures

      • CHRISTIAN J. LAMBERTSEN, MD, DSc (Hon) MEMORIAL LECTURE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 29: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
        GUEST SPEAKER: Tom Neuman, MD
        LECTURE TITLE: “Arterial Gas Embolism”


        ABOUT THE LECTURE: "Arterial Gas Embolism"


        ABOUT DR. NEUMAN: 
        Dr. Neuman was trained as a diving medical officer, he retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain. He was president of the UHMS in 1989 and past editor-in-chief of the journal Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is the co-editor of the 5th Edition of Bennett and Elliott's Physiology and Medicine of achievement. Dr. Neuman was an advisor to the National Academies of Sciences to advise NASA on the medical problems associated with colonization of the moon and the trip to Mars. Dr. Neuman is an active diver, a PADI scuba instructor. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Neuman received the Albert Behnke Award for outstanding scientific contributions to the field of Undersea Medicine. He also received the Stover-Link award for contributions to diving safety and the Merrill Spencer Award for lifetime achievement. Dr. Neuman was an advisor to the National Academies of Sciences on medical problems associated with colonization of the moon and the trip to Mars. He is an active diver and a PADI scuba instructor. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Preventive Medicine.

         

        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 30: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
        GUEST SPEAKER: John Feldmeier, DO
        LECTURE TITLE: “Beams and Bars: Radiation oncology and hyperbaric medicine, an inseparable story, past, present and future”


        ABOUT THE LECTURE:

        On the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the UHMS, this presentation will look to the past, present and future to discuss the historic and ongoing inextricable relationship between hyperbaric oxygen and radiation therapy. This relationship predates the founding of our society by at least 12 years, at which time a brave and inspired clinician and scientist named Churchill-Davidson first irradiated patients in a monoplace chamber at pressure. This brave study was based on firm and still-valid biologic principles established by Gray and Tomlinson a few years earlier: Namely, well-oxygenated tumors are as much as three times more sensitive to radiation cell kill than are hypoxic tumors. For a number of reasons, simultaneous radiation and hyperbaric oxygen are not clinically employed at this time even though retrospective reviews of these studies have shown statistically enhanced local tumor control.

        For the latter decades of the last century and so far in the 21st century, the interaction between the two disciplines has been primarily the application of hyperbaric oxygen to treat or prevent delayed radiation injuries. The pioneering work of Robert Marx DDS, and his colleagues, initially at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center and continuing to this day at the University of Miami, has established the rationale, designed a successful clinical protocol and reported the results in employing hyperbaric oxygen as an adjunct in the management and prevention of mandibular osteoradionecrosis. As the experience mounted and biologic principles were described, hyperbaric oxygen was applied to the treatment at many soft tissue and organ sites, including the rectum and bladder. We owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Dick Clarke and the Baromedical Research Foundation for giving us a well-designed randomized controlled trial that supports HBO2 for delayed proctitis. The application of HBO2 has been so successful in radiation injury that at many centers it is the most common indication for treatment, and at several prominent centers, patients with radiation damage constitute more than 50% of those receiving treatment. Clinical dilemmas do arise when patients are found to have active malignancy or are undergoing chemotherapy. Recently some, especially our colleagues in Japan, have begun again to look at hyperbaric oxygen as a radiation sensitizer, employing and sequencing the two therapies in such a way that the dangers of explosive decompression and the resistance of staff to slowing throughput in a busy radiation center have been removed.

        As for the future, there remains a wealth of unexplored and potentially even broader combined applications of the two therapies. A possible role for hyperbaric oxygen in hastening the resolution of severe acute consequences of cancer treatment has recently been reported. There is no reason not to consider and study hyperbaric oxygen as an enhancer of cytotoxic chemotherapeutic agents, many of which mimic radiation in their mechanism of action. Additional refinements of hyperbaric oxygen as a radiosensitizer show promise, including infused and implanted radioisotopes. In my mind, perhaps the most exciting potential future application would be the prophylactic application of hyperbaric oxygen in irradiated patients who are unknowingly at increased risk for complications due to inherent idiosyncratic sensitivities. In order to apply this concept to its full potential, reliable predictive biochemical or imaging assays will need to be developed so that intervention can take place before the expression of these serious consequences of treatment.

        In summary, the fields of hyperbaric oxygen and radiation oncology have been closely related for more years than our society has existed. Previously, hyperbaric oxygen was investigated as the most powerful and safest radiation sensitizer. Currently, hyperbaric oxygen plays a key role in managing and preventing late complications. For the future, the studies of radiosensitization need to be revisited and refined to include cytotoxic drugs and novel ways to enhance radiation antitumor effect without the problems and dangers experienced nearly 60 years ago. The development of predictive assays for delayed radiation injury may allow intervention with hyperbaric oxygen even prior to the manifestation of those complications.

        ABOUT DR. FELDMEIER:

         Feldmeier Pic OfficialA 1970 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Physics, Dr. Feldmeier initially served as a meteorologist in the USAF Weather Service until 1975. He received his D.O. degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 with USAF sponsorship and completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas in 1985. He received a fellowship certificate from the USAF Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Training Program at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and was a staff physician there from 1980 to 1982. Dr. Feldmeier then served as the Chief of Radiation Oncology from 1985 to 1987 and ultimately simultaneously Chairman of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He returned to the University of Texas Health Science Center as faculty in 1987 and ultimately became Chief of Radiation Oncology there. He was also the Radiation Oncology Residency Program Director there before leaving to join the faculty at Wayne State University from 1992 until 1997. He became Division Chief and Clinical Chief of Radiation Oncology at Grace Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 1993. In 1997 he joined the University of Toledo Medical Center (previously known as Medical College of Ohio) and served as Department Chairman of Radiation Oncology there until his retirement from that position in 2013. He was named Professor Emeritus upon his retirement.

        Dr. Feldmeier has authored numerous publications in both radiation oncology and hyperbaric medicine. He has been the editor of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee Report which provided the rationale for the UHMS Accepted Indications for HBO2.  He served a review editor of the UHMS scientific journal, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a Fellow of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and continues on the UHMS Board of Directors as Past- President of the UHMS. He currently co-chairs the UHMS Research Committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology. He has been recognized as one of “The Best Doctors in America” until his retirement beginning in 2007. He is a consultant to International ATMO. He is the only physician board certified in both Radiation Oncology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.


        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 29

        8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
        “The History of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (1967-2017)”
        Speakers: Richard Moon, MD & Peter Bennett, PhD



        4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
        “HBO2 for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”
        Speaker: Dr. Lin Weaver, MD

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      • Friday, June 30

        8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
        "An Update on the UHMS Clinical Practice Guidelines"

        Speakers: John Feldmeier, DO & Jaleh Mansouri, MD



        4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
        "Emergency and Critical Care Hyperbaric Medicine: A Lost Art"

        Speakers: Ian Grover, MD & Peter Witucki, MD

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      • Saturday, July 1

        8:30 am - 9:30 am
        "International Perspectives on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy"

        1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
         "New Pearls of Wisdom in the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Literature"

        4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
         "A Futurist’s Guide to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine: Where
        will we be in another 50 years"

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        8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
        "International Perspectives on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy"

        Speakers: Gerardo Bosco, MD; Mahito Kawashima, MD & Folke Lind, MD

        dino Gerardo Bosco, MD Kawashima1 Mahito Kawashima, MD LIND WEBFolke Lind, MD 

        Innovative Therapeutic strategies in the treatment of femoral head necrosis- Bosco
        Innovative Therapeutic strategies in the treatment of refractory osteomyelitis- Kawashima
        Innovative Therapeutic strategies in the treatment neurosurgical infections- Lind

        Currently, the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society has approved Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for 14 different diseases. Indeed, HBOT has been demonstrated in several clinical studies to enhance the body’s innate ability to repair, to regenerate and to be a useful adjunct therapy for many chronic and acute conditions. To date HBOT indications are still under investigations requiring to clarify molecular and clinical mechanisms as per bone diseases (edema, necrosis and infections).

        University of Padua is widely committed in Hyperbaric Medicine both in training and research.

        In particular, the department of Biomedical Science has established a Second Level Master “Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine” addressed to graduates in Medicine and Surgery and a High Education Course in “Technical and Health management in Diving and Hyperbaric Chamber environment”. The main objective of the Master is to train a specific professional profile: from directly giving the appropriate medical care to patients up to the capability to lead the medical direction or the clinical activities management in a diving & hyperbaric medicine unit. The aim of the high education course is to improve technical, healthcare and managerial skills on the technicians and nurses. Both Master’s and High Education course’s program include frontal, seminars of expertise and laboratory “Hands on” real working scenarios of underwater and hyperbaric condition.

        Clinical and basic research on diving and hyperbaric medicine is performed in our Department, with a particular attention on the efficacy of HBOT in Osteonecrosis (ON), wound infections and healing. Our studies aim to point out possible molecular mechanisms involved in tissues regeneration (especially bone) promoted by HBOT. Recently we published a retrospective study where we evidenced the efficacy of Hyperbaric oxygen treatment in 217 ANFH patients (144 men and 73 women, mean age 53.8, stage FICAT I-II-III) for four consecutive years. Enrolled patients were treated with 90 HBO sessions (compressed oxygen for 82 minute at 2.5 ATA) over 12 months and conditions were evaluated by MRI and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) pain score. Obtained data show that HBO significantly alleviated joint pain, improved joint structure in patients at all stages and such improvements remain substantially unchanged for about 4 years. Hip surgery was not necessary in most of the patients with stage I and II and in almost half the patients with stage III. In another recent work we tried to drive out possible molecular mechanisms underpinning the effectiveness of HBOT in ANFH. We monitored serum RANKL and OPG of 23 ANFH patients (FICAT I-II-III) treated with 2 sequential series of HBOT (60 total sessions) and interestingly we found that OPG concentration significantly increased already at the 15th session, suggesting an anti-osteoclastic activity of the therapy. This hypothesis was further supported by the finding that also pro-inflammatory cytokines plasmatic levels (IL1b, IL-6, TNFa) are modulated in response to HBOT and this modulation goes in a direction that inhibit osteoclast activation and differentiation. These findings contributed to the recently acceptance of AVFHN by European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine as indication to treatment with HBO by the consensus conference of Lille (ECHM, May 2016).

        Our most recent challenge is trying to use hyperbaric oxygenation to improve in regenerative medicine. We aim to understand if and how HBO may a) accelerate the efficacy of adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) differentiation into bone or endothelial cells precursor, b) enhance the probability of success of tissue engineered implants. 


        1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
        "New Pearls of Wisdom in the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Literature"
        Speakers: 2 UHM Fellows TBD



        4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
        "A Futurist’s Guide to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine: Where will we be in another 50 years"
        Speakers: Simon Mitchell, MD and Stephen Thom, MD

         

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    • Continuing Education Credits: Annual Meeting

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

      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 23 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 23.
      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 23 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 28

      WELCOME RECEPTION
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      FRIDAY, JUNE 30

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

      SATURDAY, JULY 1

      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 - 1am  (DJ & open bar from 10-12 - cash bar from 12-1)

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    • Committee Meeting Schedule

      Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule
      BOOKED

      Tuesday, June 27

      3:00 PM

      11:00 PM

      Board Meeting

      Wednesday, June 28

      Acacia 2

      8:00

      9:00

      9:00

      10:00

      10:00

      11:00

      MOC Committee

      11:00

      12:00

        

      1:00

      4:00

      ABPM EXAM 

      4:45

      7:45

      HBO Therapy Committee Meeting 

      Acacia 5

      9:00

      3:00

      NATO Meeting (Bill D'Angelo) 

      3:00

      5:00

      Editorial Board Meeting 

      Mangrove 1

      8:00

      9:00

        

      9:00

      10:00

        

      10:00

      11:00

        

      11:00

      12:00

        

      1:00

      5:30

      CHT/CHRN STUDY HALL (1:00-3:00) / CHT/CHRN EXAM (3:30-5:30pm) 

      5:30

      7:30

      Associate's Council Meeting

      Thursday, June 29

      Acacia 2

      9:00

      10:00

        

      10:00

      11:00

        

      12:00

      1:00

      Associate's Luncheon (limited space -- must sign up)

      2:00

      3:00

        

      3:00

      4:00

        

      4:00

      5:00

        

      Acacia 5


      7:00

      8:00

      Safety Committee Meeting

      9:00

      10:00

       

      10:00

      12:00

      Accreditation Council Meeting 

      1:00

      3:00

      Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins) 

      3:00

      5:00

      Education Committee 

      Mangrove 1

      8:00

      9:00

      9:00

      10:00

      10:00

      11:00

      11:00

      12:00

      ACEP UHM Section Meeting

      12:00

      1:15

      GME Committee 

      2:00

      5:45

      Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell) 

      6:30

      BNA Board Meeting 

      Friday, June 30

      Acacia 2

      8:00

      12:00

      NBDHMT Board Meeting

      1:00

      3:00

      Surveyor Refresher Training Course (contact Tom Workman) 

      3:00

      4:00

      BNA General Meeting 

      5pm

      6pm

      UHMS Annual Business Meeting

      Acacia 5

      7:00

      8:00

      NBDHMT Breakfast 

      9:00

      10:00

        

      10:00

      11:00

        

      11:00

      12:00

        

      1:00

      5:00pm

      Safety Subcommittee Work Group (LeGros/Alleman)

      Mangrove 1

      8:00

      11:30

      Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell)

      11:30

      12:30

      Registry Meeting (Buckey)

      2:00

      3:30

      QUARC Committee Meeting 

      3:30

      4:30

      Publication Committee

      5:00

      7:00

      Specialty Council Meeting (Claus) PRIVATE MEETING

      Saturday, July 1

      Acacia 2

      8:00

      9:00

      9:00

      10:00

       

      10:00

      11:00

       

      11:00

      12:00

      1:00

      2:00

      Chapter President's Committee 

      2:00

      3:00

      Membership Committee

      3:00

      4:00

        

      4:00

      5:00

        

      Acacia 5

      8:00

      9:00

        

      9:00

      10:00

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        ACHM Board Meeting

      Mangrove 1

      8:00

      9:00

        

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  • PRE-COURSES

    Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    • How to Prepare for Accreditationregister now button

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: 8am-5pm
      Program Chair: Tom Workman, MS, 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:

      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.

      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 buttonHyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: 8am-5pm
      Program Chair: James Bell, CHT, EMT, CFPS


      The purpose of this course is to provide current information related to the clinical and technical safety of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 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 pre-course related to safety aspects of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. MOC/CME and CEU will be available for this course.

      Pre-course Planning Committee
      James Bell, CHT, EMT, CFPS
      Marc Robins, DO, MPH
      Richard C Barry, MS, CHT-A
      Rob Sheffield, CHT
      Jolene Cormier, BSc, BSN, CHT, EMT-P, CHRN

       

      SCHEDULE
      2/6/2016 (subjected to change)

      0800 0815 Introductions/Welcome Marc Robins, DO
      Jim Bell, EMT, CHT, CFPS
      MORNING SESSION

      0915 0915 “Thirty Years of Critical Care in the Monoplace” Lindell Weaver, MD
      0915 1015 “Risk Assessment Through Interactive Case Discussion” Panel  Discussion

      Moderator: Marc Robins, DO

      Lin Weaver, Enoch Huang,
      Jim Bell & Richard Barry

      1015 1030 BREAK
      1030 1050 2012 – 2015 “Healogics Hyperbaric Adverse Events” Hanna Gordon, PhD &
      Terry Beard, RN, RRT, CHT, ACHRN, CHS, STS
      1050 1110 “Code Silver / Active Shooter” Jolene Cormier, RN, BSN, CHT, EMT-P CHRN
      1110 1130 “The Importance of Completing Checklists to Ensure Safe Patient Care” John Duffy Jr., MS, RN,
      CHRNC, CHWS
      1130 1200 Panel Q&A from the morning session Jim Bell, EMT, CHT, CFPS
      1200 1300 LUNCH
      AFTERNOON SESSION

      1300 1350 “Material selection for hyperbaric use – past and present” Rob Sheffield, CHT
      1350 1445 “Material selection for hyperbaric use – past and present” Richard C. Barry, MS, CHT-A
      1445 1500 BREAK
      1500 1530 Understanding static electricity Nicholas Linley,
      WHA International
      1530 1600 Understanding flammability testing Gwenael Chiffoleau,
      WHA International
      1600 1645 Material selection: Putting new information into practice Richard Barry, CHT
      1645 1715 Panel Q & A from the afternoon session Moderator: Richard Barry
      1715 1730 Closing/Questions Marc Robins & Jim Bell

       

       

       

       

       

       


      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 8 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 8

      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 8 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.

      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.

       

    • Pre-hospital Management of Decompression Illness: Towards Development of Definitive Modern Guidelines

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      WEDNESDAY, June28: 8am-5pm
      Program Chair: 
      Associate Professor Simon Mitchell, MB ChB, PhD, DipDHM, DipOccMed, FUHM, FANZCA

      The basic steps in management of decompression illness (DCI) in the pre-hospital setting seem relatively simple, but errors are frequently made and aspects of the triage of unwell divers for evacuation and recompression (or not) remain controversial. The Divers Alert Network has commissioned a panel of independent experts to review this matter and to produce a consensus (guided where possible by evidence) on optimal pre-hospital management of DCI. This pre-course has been scheduled as part of that initiative, and it will serve two broad purposes. First it will be an educational and update opportunity for attendees who will hear detailed presentations on a variety of related topics (see below) given by the experts invited to be part of the review committee. Second the discussion sessions will provide an opportunity for attendees to express views and opinions which will allow the committee members to calibrate their interim conclusions against the ideas emanating from a wider audience when finalising the guidelines in their subsequent deliberations.

      The speaker faculty includes Simon Mitchell, Phil Bryson, Mike Bennett, Frank Butler, Jacek Kot, Pierre Lafere, Jarrod Jablonski and Jim Holm. The topics that will be discussed include:

      • Presentations of DCI and diagnostic pearls.
      • First aid strategies in DCI and the evidence underpinning them.
      • Common pitfalls when sick divers present to hospitals or doctors without expertise in diving medicine.
      • The “art” of remote triage by diving medicine experts (the DAN doctor taking a call about a diver).
      • Transporting a diver with DCI and the effect of increasing delay to recompression on outcome.
      • The controversial issue of in-water recompression.

      The triage of divers located remotely from a consulting expert is likely to constitute one of the most interesting discussions. It is now more than 10 years since the “Remote Workshop” in Sydney produced a definition of “mild DCI”, and determined that divers whose symptoms and circumstances conformed with that definition could be managed adequately without recompression. Although considered a radical step at the time, the definition has subsequently been applied in many cases of DCI in remote locations without any emerging signal that unforeseen adverse consequences are occurring. Indeed, some commentators have opined that the relatively conservative definition of “mild DCI” could be made more liberal in ways that will be discussed at the pre-course.

      This pre-course is strongly recommended for physicians, CHTs, nurses, and paramedics interested in the pre-hospital management of DCI.

       


       

      SCHEDULE

      MANAGEMENT OF DCI IN THE FIELD AND DEVELOPMENT OF BEST PRACTICE GUIDELINES BY EXPERT COMMITTEE
           
      TIME WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28  
        ROYAL PALM 3  
      0830-0900 Introduction to the background, purpose and format of the Pre-course Simon Mitchell, MD
      0900-0945 Presentations of decompression illness and diagnostic pearls James Holm, MD
      0945-1015 Discussion: Q/A  
      1015-1035 Break  
      1035-1120 First aid strategies for decompression illness and the evidence underpinning them Pierre Laferre
      1120-1150 Discussion: Q/A  
      1150-1220 Common pitfalls when divers present to hospitals or doctors without expertise in diving medicine Michael Bennett, MD
      1220-1235 Discussion: Q/A  
      1235-1330 Lunch  
      1330-1415 Remote triage of the possible decompression illness case by diving medicine experts Simon Mitchell, MD
      1415-1445 Discussion: Q/A  
      1445-1515 Transporting a diver with decompression illness and the effect of increasing delay to recompression on outcome Jacek Kot, MD
      1515-1535 Break  
      1535-1605 Discussion: Q/A  
      1605-1650 The controversial issue of in water recompression Simon Mitchell, MD
      1650-1720 Discussion: Q/A  
      1720-1735 Closing remarks Simon Mitchell, MD

       



      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.


      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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  • POST-COURSE

     


    The Reimbursement Rollercoaster-Provider & Facility Update
    July 2, 2017
    8am-12pm

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    Course Directors:
    Marc Robins, DO
    Matt Schweyer, CHT


    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

    TIME SUNDAY, JULY 2
    ACACIA 4-6
    0800-0820 Introduction with short version of MACRA, PQRS/MIPS transition 6 months in, Registry update Marc Robins, DO
    0820-0900 The Future of Payment: ACO and PCMH – what they are, why we are being “nudged” to develop them, and are they the future Health Care models Caroline Fife, MD
    0900-0930 Understanding MAC LCDs, regional monitoring and preparing for compliance Helen Gelly, MD
    0930-1015 Risk Assessment for reimbursement, Scoring and necessary documentation Gretchen Dixon, RN
    1015-1030 BREAK
    1030-1100 Audits – how to prepare, prevent and/or respond - Pre-Authorization vs. Pre-payment Review Matt Schweyer, CHT
    1100-1130 Billing Compliance, Facility and Professional coding (modifiers, CCI edits, bundling & other management headaches.) TBA
    1130-1200 Panel Q&A from the morning session, Moderator: Marc Robins

     

     

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  • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK

    • Non-Physician Track: Call for Presentations

      On behalf of the Undersea Hyperbaric Medical Society, the UHMS Program Committee and the the Associates Council are pleased to extend the call for an opportunity to present at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting’s Non-Physician Track Session on Thursday, June 29.  This was formally known as the “Associates Break-Out Session.” Submit your presentation today or as soon as you can. 

      Any presentations submitted before the final deadline do not need to be the final presentation in order to be considered.  We are requesting your ideas this early primarily, so we can review/accept and finalize our schedule.  Final deadline for the Non-Physician Track Session is April 3 midnight ET.   

      Do you have a unique patient care experience, a clinical case presentation, a value-based wound care delivery model, a safety intervention that stopped something BAD from happening?  If you answered yes to any of the above, the UHMS Associates would like to learn from your experiences. 
       
      Yes, there will still be abstract presentations. However, we are looking to add other lectures that provide education, real-world application of hyperbaric oxygen therapy, wound care and value to all Associates.  Abstracts submitted for the General Session of the Annual Meeting are due on April 3 midnight ET and can be submitted via the UHMS website.  Other presentations for the Non-Physician Track Session can be submitted to us via email by 
      April 3 midnight ET.  If you do submit a formal abstract for inclusion in the General Session of the ASM, your abstract could still be selected for presentation at the Non-Physician Track Session.   
       
      Please note: If you submit a presentation and are accepted, UHMS cannot cover any of your expenses and you will still be required to pay the ASM meeting registration fee. This year’s meeting information can be found at the following web link: https://www.uhms.org/asm-new.html.
       
      The Associate Council cannot guarantee you will break par on the golf course, or win your tennis match! However, we can assure you that if you step up to share your experience and education you, and others, will have a memorable experience.  Please consider stepping out and making a presentation.
       
      The Associate Council members are all willing to assist you with your presentation.

      The Associate Council members are all willing to assist you with your presentation.

      Please feel free to contact either or Matt Schweyer (Matt.Schweyer@me.com) or Gus Gustavson (rbgus47@gmail.com)

      Thank you,

      Matt & Gus
      Non-Physician Track Program Chairpersons
      ASM Planning Committee Members

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    • 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

      4:30-5:30

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  • REGISTRATION

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


    FEES: 

    Affiliate Organizations receive a 50% discount off exclusive of Pre & Post, Social & AP events (membership will be verified)
    Please contact lisa@uhms.org for the discount code.
      
    Current Affiliate Organizations: CUHMA, EUBS, SPUMS SBHM & SIMSI
     
    June 28th, 2017 8:00 AM   through   July 2nd, 2017 5:30 PM
     
    475 Seagate Drive
    Naples Grande Beach Resort
    NaplesFL 34103
    United States
     
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    FEES

    PRE-COURSES/Workshops: Wednesday, June 28

    Management of DCI in the Field and Development of Best Practice Guidelines by Expert Committee

    $180.00

    Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues

    $180.00

    How to Prepare for Accreditation

    $180.00

    UHMS MEMBER FEES

    THREE DAY FEE: June 29 – July 1    

    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 29 – July 1  

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 29

    $285.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 30

    $285.00

         SATURDAY: JULY 1

    $285.00

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 29

    $215.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 30

    $215.00

         SATURDAY: JULY 1

    $215.00

    NON-MEMBER FEES

    THREE DAY FEE: June 29 - July 1  

    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 29

    $350.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 30

    $350.00

         SATURDAY: JULY 1

    $350.00

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 29

    $240.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 30

    $240.00

         SATURDAY: JULY 1

    $240.00

    POST-COURSES: Sunday, July 2

    The Reimbursement Rollercoaster-Provider & Facility Update

    $100.00

    Social Functions (Attendees only)

    YES, I will be attending the WELCOME RECEPTION: Wednesday, June 28 (7-9pm)

    YES, I will be attending the EXHIBITOR RECEPTION: Friday, June 30 (6pm-7pm)

    Associate Business Luncheon: June 29 (limited spaces–please contact UHMS–For UHMS ASSOCIATES MEMBERS ONLY)

    BANQUET + AFTER PARTY: Registered Attendees (accompanying person fees below): Saturday, July 1 (7-10pm)      After party included (10pm-12mid-night)

    $75.00

    BANQUET ONLY: Registered Attendees (accompanying person fees below): Saturday, July 1

    $50.00

    AFTER PARTY ONLY: Registered Attendees (accompanying person fees below): Saturday, July 1 (10pm-12mid-night)

    $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 28

    $ 50.00 x___

    AP Exhibitor Reception: Friday, June 30

    $ 40.00 x___

    AP Banquet + After Party: Saturday, July 1

    $ 75.00 x___

    AP Banquet ONLY: Saturday, July 1

    $ 50.00 x___

    AP After Party ONLY: Saturday, July 1 (10pm-12 midnight)

    $ 25.00 x___

    Printed copy of the Program

    $ 25.00 x___

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  • SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT INFORMATION


    NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT
    NAPLES, FLORDIA

    June 29 - July 1, 2017

    SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION: ONLINE- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    or download the Word or PDF forms

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:

    ENCINOSA EXPOSITIONS, INC.
    5450 SHIRLEY STREET #6
    NAPLES, FL 34109

    Phone: (239) 566-7506

    Fax: (239) 596-1869

    E-mail: info@encinosaexpo.com

     

     COMING SOON: CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITOR KIT


     


    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 2017 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

    The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is holding their 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting.  The Conference venue is the Naples Grande Beach Resort, 475 Seagate Drive, Naples, FL 34103.  Room Rate: $179; Room reservations call  1-844-210-5931. Please ask for the group rate by name or group code GUHCO17. Cut-off date for reservations is: 6/5/2017. 

    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 29, 2017 until Saturday July 1, 2017.  Move in time for Exhibitors will be 3pm, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.  Breakdown will be Saturday, July 1,2017 at  4:30pm.

    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.


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING FORMAT


    Wednesday, June 28:                 
    7:00am-3:00pm: GES 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


    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. 

    10x10 Booth Package 

    • $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

    • $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 29th, 2017 7:00 AM   through   July 1st, 2017 4:30 AM
     
    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION  
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: 10x10 Booth Package (3 reps) $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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