UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting

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


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

    Expected Results (Goals or Objective) 

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  • ACCOMMODATIONS & LOCATION


    • HOTEL INFORMATION

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      DISNEY'S CORONADO SPRINGS RESORT

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

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


      ROOM RATE: $
      152* S/D

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


      Online Booking Website: CLICK HERE or paste the following link in your web address bar:
      https://www.mydisneygroup.com/uhms18
      This link is where you can book rooms, purchase discounted group tickets, and find information about the resort and the Walt Disney World® Resort. This includes a link to MyDisneyExperience where you can also book dining, FastPass+, Disney’s magical Express transfers form the airport, and Tours.  

      Call-in:  407-939-4686 for assistance.  Office hours are Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST. Saturday and Sunday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

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


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

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

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

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


      Disney Advantages

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

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

      As an International Guest: 

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

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

           OR

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

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

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

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

            OR

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

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

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

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

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

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


      What Makes This Resort Hotel Unique

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

      Pool with Waterslide

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

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

      Maya Grill

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

       
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      La Vida Health Club

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

       

      More Magic for Your Stay

       
       
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      Disney Signature Services

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

       
      A small girl in a hotel guest room with her parents is overjoyed to find a large Minnie Mouse plush on the bed

      In-Room Celebrations

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

       

       

      As to Disney properties/artwork: © Disney

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    • LOCATION INFORMATION

      Toy Story Land – Opening June 30, 2018
      This Summer, Get Ready to Play Big in a New Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  Click here for more on Toy Story Land.
      UHMS attendees have the option to extend their stay with Disney's Coronado Springs Resort at the Group Room Rate for three days before Saturday, June 23, 2018 and the three days after Sunday, July 1, 2018  -  subject to availability.

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

      Epcot Seas Adventures – DiveQuest: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-divequest/ 
      Immerse yourself in a scuba experience with guaranteed calm seas, no current, unlimited visibility, and incredible marine life and coral.

      Epcot Seas Adventures – Aqua Tour:  https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-seas-aqua-tour/
      Snorkel with thousands of sea creatures, including sea turtles, angelfish, eagle rays and sharks in our massive aquarium.  Family-friendly.



      WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT DESTINATION

       

       

       

       

       

       

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

       

      ORLANDO, FL

       

      Things to Do in Orlando

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

      Theme Parks
      Theme Parks

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

      Attractions

      Attractions

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

      Dining

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

      Nightlife & Entertainment

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

      Golf

      Golf

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

      Shopping

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

      Spas

      Spas

      Many of Orlando’s destination spas are conveniently located at convention hotels, making the temptation nearly impossible to resist.
      Find Orlando Spas

      Arts, Culture & History

      Arts, Culture & History

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

      Sports, Recreation & Outdoors

      Sports, Recreation & Outdoors

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

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    • TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

       
      AIRPORTS:

      Orlando International Airport: MCO

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

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


      LOCAL TRANSPORT



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

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


       

       

      DRIVING DIRECTIONS: CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAPS

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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


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

      DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MONDAY, APRIL 2, MIDNIGHT ET 


      CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS

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


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

       

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

      TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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

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

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

      ABSTRACT USE PERMISSIONS AND RIGHTS:

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

      DEADLINES:

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


      ABSTRACT FORMATTING GUIDELINES:

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

      ABSTRACT BODY FORMAT:

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

      TOPICS FOR PRESENTATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

       


      QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE uhms@uhms.org

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


      SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 4, 2018.

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

       CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR POSTER FILE

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

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    • Instructions for Electronic Poster Presentions 

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 4, 2018.


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

       

      Poster Formatting Guidelines

      IMPORTANT: Due to difference in operating system standards and character sets, mathematical formulas created in Windows often do not 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: any large size font as long as it fits the slide/poster ratios below.
      • 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 additional content such as images, graphs and videos need 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 should be included in your presentation.
      • Embedded video may be displayed in the following formats:
        • .mp4 files and .mov files encoded with the H264 codec
      • The poster layout should be landscape orientation.
      • Poster PPT templates are available for download above.
      • Any presentations with embedded videos should be saved as a PPTX file and the video files should be submitted along with the presentation

      Kiosk Guidelines

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

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

      Making the Most of Your Presentation

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

      Videos

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

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

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

      Hyperlinking

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

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

      Animations & Transitions

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

       
      Qr Tag Creation

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

      Here are a few website that we have used:

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

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      Associates Achievement Recognition Scholarship

      ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 2, 2018

      APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  APRIL 29, 2018

      APPLICATION: WORD   PDF

      The scholarship fund is sponsored by Sechrist Industries & WECP.

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

      Requirements: 

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

      Selection Criteria:

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

      Selection Process:

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

                                                                                                                             

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

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

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


      CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS

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

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  • SCHEDULE INFORMATION

    PRINTABLE SCHEDULE (5-9-18)

    • SCHEDULES

      • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

        Subject to Change
        Posted 4/19/18

        START TIME

        END TIME

        EVENT

        LOCATION

        TUESDAY, June 26

        4:00 PM

        11:00 PM

        UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

        Sierra 2

        WEDNESDAY, June 27

        8:00 AM

        5:00 PM

        Pre-Course: How to Prepare for Accreditation

        Fiesta 4

        8:00 AM

        5:30 PM

        Pre-Course: Mapping a course through the Reimbursement Quagmire

        Yucatan 3

        8:00 AM

        5:00 PM

        Pre-Course: Differential Diagnosis of Decompression Illness

        Yucatan 1 – 2

        8:00 AM


        5:00 PM


        Surveyor Training: contact Derall or Beth at 919-490-5140 x105 to sign up

        Fiesta 4


        1:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        ABPM Exam

        Fiesta 1

        3:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Editorial Board Meeting

        Fiesta 2

        4:45 PM

        7:45 PM

        HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 1

        5:30 PM

        7:30 PM

        Associate's Council Meeting

        Fiesta 2

        7:00 PM

        9:00 PM

        WELCOME RECEPTION

        Casita Courtyard

        THURSDAY, June 28

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Safety Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 2

        8:00 AM

        8:30 AM

        President's Address: Enoch Huang, MD

        Fiesta 5

        8:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Non-Physician Breakout
        (not approved for physician CME credits)

        Yucatan 1-3

        8:30 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: Hyperbaric Medicine and Cancer

        Fiesta 5

        8:30-9:15

        The role of hyperbaric medicine in cancer therapy
        John Feldmeier, DO 

        9:15-10:00


        Hyperbaric Oxygen Radiation Sensitization of Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Oropharynx
        Dick Clarke, CHT

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        10:00 AM

        12:00 AM

        Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins)

        Fiesta 1

        10:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Accreditation Council Meeting

        Fiesta 2

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        ACEP UHM Section Meeting

        Fiesta 3

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

        Fiesta 5

        11:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        GME Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 3

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session A

        Fiesta 7-10

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

        ON OWN 

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

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

        Durango 2

        1:00 PM

         

        2:00 PM

         

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

        Fiesta 5

         

        2:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Non-Physician Breakout

        Yucatan 1-3

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

        Fiesta 5

        2:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        Material Testing Advisory (AD HOC) Committee

        Fiesta 1

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session B

        Fiesta 7-10

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Plenary Session:  Mechanisms of HBO

        Fiesta 5

           

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

         

        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

        Education Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 1

        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

        BNA Board Meeting

        Fiesta 3

        6:00 PM

        7:00 PM

        Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

        Fiesta 6

        FRIDAY, June 29

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Past President’s Breakfast

        Fiesta 3

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        NBDHMT Breakfast

        Fiesta 2

        8:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        NBDHMT Board Meeting

        Fiesta 1

        8:00 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: Research and Registries for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

        Fiesta 5

        8:00-8:30


        The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Registry and the role of a Qualified Clinical Data Registry in protecting reimbursement
        Caroline Fife, MD 

        8:30-9:00

        The hyperbaric medicine registry at Dartmouth
        Jay Buckey, MD 

        9:00-9:30

        The role of registries in medicine
        Judith Rees, MD, PhD

        9:30-10:00

        PANEL Discussion

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session C: Diving and Decompression Illness

        Fiesta 5

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        ECCHO Working Group Meeting

        Fiesta 2

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        Publication Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 3

        11:00 AM

        1:00 PM

        ACHM-UHMS Meeting

        Fiesta 2

        11:30 AM

        12:30 PM

        Poster Session C

        Fiesta 7-10

        11:30 AM

        12:30 AM

        Registry Meeting (Buckey)

        Fiesta 3

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

        ON OWN 

        1:00 PM


        2:00 PM


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

        Fiesta 5


        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        QUARC Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 2

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session D: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

        Fiesta 5

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        3:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        BNA General Meeting

        Fiesta 1

        3:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Research Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 2

        3:30 PM

        4:30 PM

        Poster Session D

        Fiesta 7-10

        4:30 PM

        5:30 PM

        Plenary Session: HBO and DFU

        Fiesta 5

        4:30-5:00


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

        5:00-5:30


        The Long Beach Wound Score as a Validated Tool for Comparative Effectiveness Research of Wounds and Objectifying the Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen
        Michael Strauss, MD 

        5:30 PM

        6:30 PM

        UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

        Fiesta 5

        5:30 PM

        7:30 PM

        Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting

        Fiesta 1

        SATURDAY, June 30

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        8:00 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: Emerging Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

        Fiesta 5

        8:00-8:30


        Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Aseptic Necrosis of the Femoral Head and of the Femoral Condyli
        Enrico Camporesi, MD 

        8:30-9:00

        Hyperbaric pre-conditioning
        Gerardo Bosco, MD 

        9:00-9:30

        Brain injury
        Shai Efrati, MD 

        9:30-10:00

        PANEL Discussion

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session E: HBO2 Operations, Chambers, and Equipment

        Fiesta 5

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session E

        Fiesta 5

        10:00 AM

        11:00 PM

        Chapter President's Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 1

        10:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Diving Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 3

        11:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Membership Committee Meeting

        Fiesta 1

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

         

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

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

        Fiesta 5

        1:00-1:30

        Diving medicine literature update
        Brian Keuski, MD; Fellow, Duke Hyperbarics

        1:30-2:00

        Hyperbaric medicine literature update
        Lince Varughese, MD; Fellow, LSU Hyperbarics

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session F: Top Case Reports

        Fiesta 5

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session F

        Fiesta 7-10

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

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

        Fiesta 5

        4:00-4:20

        Adaptive mechanisms in breath-hold divers
        Gerardo Bosco, MD 

        4:20-4:40

        Pulmonary pathophysiology in deep breath-hold diving
        Peter Lindholm, MD 

        4:40-5:00

        Breaking news on breath-hold diving research
        Alessandro Marroni, MD

        7:00 PM

        10:00 PM

        Awards Banquet (separate fee)

        Fiesta 5

        10:00 PM

        12:00 AM

        After Party (separate fee)

        Monterrey &
        La Mesa Patio

         

         

         

         

         

         

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        THURSDAY, June 28

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        8:00 AM

        8:30 AM

        President's Address: Enoch Huang, MD

        Fiesta 5

        8:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Non-Physician Breakout
        (not approved for physician CME credits)

        Yucatan 1-3

        8:30 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: Hyperbaric Medicine and Cancer

        Fiesta 5

        8:30-9:15

        The role of hyperbaric medicine in cancer therapy
        John Feldmeier, DO 

        9:15-10:00

        Hyperbaric oxygen radiation sensitization of squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx
        Dick Clarke, CHT

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms: Oral Presentations

        Fiesta 5

        10:30 - 10:45


        A 1: Heliox in-water decompression schedules for the Interspiro IS-MIX mine clearance diving system
        Bouak F, van Ooij PJ, Nishi R, van Hulst RA
        Presenting Author: Pieter-Jan van Ooij, PHD

        10:45 - 11:00



        A 2: Provocative decompression causes diffuse vascular injury mediated by interleukin (IL)-1β and inhibited by hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2)
        Thom SR, Bhopale VM, Yang M
        Presenting Author: Stephen R Thom, MD

        11:00 - 11:15


        A 3: The effect of intermittent normobaric hyperoxia on stem cell mobilization and cytokine expression
        MacLaughlin KJ, Barton G, Braun R, Sobakin A, Eldridge M
        Presenting Author: Kent MacLaughlin

        11:15 - 11:30



        A 4: Pharmacological vasodilation and gas switching to carbon tetrafluoride during decompression to attenuate DCS
        Weis TW, Wilbur JC, Knaus DA, Buckley JC, Vann RD, Sevick JR, Stump DA, Deal DD, Ramsey M, Natoli MJ, Fellows A, Marshall C, Magari PJ, Cooter M, Moon RE
        Presenting Author: Trevor Weis

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session A

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        A 1: Heliox in-water decompression schedules for the interspiro IS-MIX mine clearance diving system
        Bouak F, van Ooij PJ, Nishi R, van Hulst RA
        Presenting Author: Pieter-Jan van Ooij, PHD

        A 2: Provocative decompression causes diffuse vascular injury mediated by interleukin (IL)-1β and inhibited by hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2)

        Thom SR, Bhopale VM, Yang M
        Presenting Author: Stephen R Thom, MD

        A 3: The effect of intermittent normobaric hyperoxia on stem cell mobilization and cytokine expression

        MacLaughlin KJ, Barton G, Braun R, Sobakin A, Eldridge M
        Presenting Author: Kent MacLaughlin 

        A 4: Pharmacological vasodilation and gas switching to carbon tetrafluoride during decompression to attenuate DCS
        Weis TW, Wilbur JC, Knaus DA, Buckley JC, Vann RD, Sevick JR, Stump DA, Deal DD, Ramsey M, Natoli MJ, Fellows A, Marshall C, Magari PJ, Cooter M, Moon RE
        Presenting Author: Trevor Weis

        A 5: Oxygen pre-breathe and decompression sickness outcomes in the uw sheep model

        Sobakin AS, Eldridge MW
        Presenting Author: Aleksey Sobakin, PHD

        A 6: Microparticle and interleukin (IL)-1β production associated with human high-pressure exposures

        Brett KD, Nugent NZ, Fraser KN, Bhopale VM, Yang M, Thom SR
        Presenting Author: Kaighley Brett, MD

        A 7: Hyperbaric and high-oxygen environments accelerate muscle strength recovery in contused rat skeletal muscle
        Yamamoto N
        Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto, MD

        A 8: Effects of a hyperbaric environment on antioxidative mechanisms in the mouse

        Masaki H, Akira K, Naoki Y, Toshihiro K, Kazuyoshi Y
        Presenting Author: Masaki Horie, PHD

        A 9: Consistency of venous gas emboli status after three controlled pool diving exposures: A pilot study
        DeNoble PJ, Papadopoulou V, Buzzacott P, Edelson CJ, Pieri M, Cialoni D, Lambrechts K, Balestra C, Marroni A
        Presenting Author: Petar Denoble, MD

        A 10: Augmentation of event related brain activity on cognitive control under hyperbaric environment
        Fujii T
        Presenting Author: Tatsufumi Fujii

        A 11: Effect of rehydration schedule after four-hour head-out water immersion on running performance and recovery
        Stansbery RL, Hess HW, Schlader ZJ, Pendergast DR, Russo LN, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Rebeccah Stansbery

        A 12: Cold-water submersion attenuates post-submersion aerobic performance irrespective of rehydration strategy
        Hess HH, Schlader ZJ, Russo LN, Clemency BM, Stooks JJ, Carden CR, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Hayden W Hess 

        A 13: Adapting contrast-enhanced imaging techniques to improve quantification of decompression bubbles in humans
        Hensel JSE, Le DQ, Balestra C, Tang M-X, Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
        Presenting Author: James S. E. Hensel 

        A 14: Orthostatic intolerance following cold seawater submersion is likely independent of changes in body fluid status
        Hess H, Russo LN, Clemency BM, Stooks J, Carden C, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Zachary J. Schlader, PHD

        A 15: Quantifying pathologic changes in the heart and lung of swine due to “yo-yo” and square dive protocols
        Ofir D, Arieli Y, Mullokandov M, Liboff A, Yanir Y
        Presenting Author: Dror Ofir, PHD

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

        ON OWN 

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Associates Luncheon (sign-up required - limited to 50)

        Durango 2

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Lambertsen Memorial Keynote:

        Fiesta 5

         

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

        2:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Non-Physician Breakout

        Yucatan 1-3

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

        Fiesta 5

        2:00 - 2:15


        B 1: Oxygen microbubbles relieve tumor hypoxia and improve radiotherapy tumor control in a rat fibrosarcoma model
        Fix SM, Papadopoulou V, Velds H, Slagle C, Kasoji SK, Rivera JN, Borden MA, Chang S, Dayton PA
        Presenting Author: Samantha M. Fix

        2:15 - 2:30



        B 2: A hyperbaric and high-oxygen environment accelerates IL-6 synthesis, activates the IL-6/STAT3 pathway and suppress NFκB in rat contused skeletal muscle
        Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yamamoto N, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Takuya Oyaizu, MD

        2:30 - 2:45



        B 9: Ketosis as a neuroprotective mechanism to CNS oxygen toxicity (CNSOT) in divers exposed to high partial pressures of oxygen (PO2)
        Dituri J, Renaldo C, Quirk B, D’Agostino D, Ari C, Annis H, Whelan HT
        Presenting Author: Harry T. Whelan, MD

        2:45 - 3:00



        B 8: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for compromised flaps: Is there a role for delayed treatment?
        Francis A, Goldman JJ, Kleban SR, McNicoll CF, Mehta A, Phalke N, Doyle G, Nakhaima S, Rovig J, Williams SJ, Cross CL, Fang XH, Wang WZ, Baynosa RC
        Presenting Author: Aradhana Mehta, MD

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session B

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        B 1: Oxygen microbubbles relieve tumor hypoxia and improve radiotherapy tumor control in a rat fibrosarcoma model
        Fix SM, Papadopoulou V, Velds H, Slagle C, Kasoji SK, Rivera JN, Borden MA, Chang S, Dayton PA
        Presenting Author: Samantha M. Fix

        B 2: A hyperbaric and high-oxygen environment accelerates IL-6 synthesis, activates the IL-6/STAT3 pathway and suppress NFκB in rat contused skeletal muscle
        Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yamamoto N, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Takuya Oyaizu, MD

        B 3: Anti-inflammatory ability of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy in patients with osteonecrosis

        Bosco G, Vezzani G, Rizzato A, Malacrida S, Abou-samra A, Mrakic-Sposta S, Enten G, Camporesi E
        Presenting Author: Gerardo Bosco, MD

        B 4: Effects of high-intensity interval training while in a hyperbaric oxygen environment on exercise performance
        DeCato TW, Wilson EL, Weaver LK, Hegewald MJ
        Presenting Author: Matthew Hegewald, MD

        B 5: Aseptic condylar necrosis and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Enten G, Bosco G, Vezzani G, Manelli D, Rao N, Mangar D, Bernasek T, Camporesi E
        Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi, MD

        B 6: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy ameliorates osteonecrosis in patients by modulating inflammation and oxidative stress
        Camporesi E, Enten G, Vezzani G, Rizzato A, Bosco G
        Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi, MD

        B 7: WITHDREW

        B 8: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for compromised flaps: Is there a role for delayed treatment?
        Francis A, Goldman JJ, Kleban SR, McNicoll CF, Mehta A, Phalke N, Doyle G, Nakhaima S, Rovig J, Williams SJ, Cross CL, Fang XH, Wang WZ, Baynosa RC
        Presenting Author: Aradhana Mehta, MD

        B 9: Ketosis as a neuroprotective mechanism to CNS oxygen toxicity (CNSOT) in divers exposed to high partial pressures of oxygen (PO2)
        Dituri J, Renaldo C, Quirk B, D’Agostino D, Ari C, Annis H, Whelan HT
        Presenting Author: Harry T. Whelan, MD

        B 10: Investigation of a cell-permeable mitochondrial prodrug on mitochondrial function in human blood cells from patients with CO poisoning
        Jang DH, Khatri UG, Kelly MP, Lambert DK, Hardy K
        Presenting Author: Matthew Kelly, MD

        B 11: Physiologic and cognitive effects of nutritional ketosis, elevated PO2 and exercise (KetOX Study)
        Keuski BM, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Richardson C, Natoli MJ, Schinazi EA, D’Agostino DP, Kuchibhatla M, Tomoye EO, Derrick BJ
        Presenting Author: Brian M. Keuski, MD

        B 12: Supraventricular tachycardia during hyperbaric oxygen treatment
        Mihai A, Morgan M, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai, MD

        B 13: Ketogenic diet for reduction of CNS oxygen toxicity in working divers (KetOX Study)
        Keuski BM, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Richardson C, Natoli MJ, Schinazi EA, D’Agostino DP, Kuchibhatla M, Tomoye EO, Derrick BJ
        Presenting Author: Brian Keuski, MD

        B 14: Last resort salvage of failed below knee amputations
        Strauss MB, Lu LQ
        Presenting Author: Michael Strauss, MD

        B 15: Decompression sickness in the multiplace hyperbaric chamber attendant

        Koca E, Mirasoglu B
        Presenting Author: Eylem Koca, MD

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Plenary Session:  Mechanisms of HBO2

        Fiesta 5

           

        Hyperbaric oxygen therapy cell signaling and mechanisms of action
        Stephen Thom, MD

         

        6:00 PM

        7:00 PM

        Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

        Fiesta 6

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        FRIDAY, June 29

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        8:00 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: Research and Registries for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

        Fiesta 5

        8:00-8:30

        The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Registry and the role of a qualified clinical data registry in protecting reimbursement
        Caroline Fife, MD 

        8:30-9:00

        The hyperbaric medicine registry at Dartmouth
        Jay Buckey, MD 

        9:00-9:30    

        The role of registries in medicine
        Judith Rees, MD, PhD

        9:30-10:00

        PANEL Discussion

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session C: Diving and Decompression Illness

        Fiesta 5

        10:30 - 10:45


        C 1: CNS oxygen toxicity – models vs practice
        Garbino A, Walker S, Sanders R
        Presenting Author: Alejandro Garbino, MD

        10:45 - 11:00



        C 3: Recreational diving-related injuries among insured Divers Alert Network Japan members: Retrospective analysis of 321 cases from 2010 to 2014
        Kojima Y, Suzuki S, Niizeki Y, Kojima A, Kawaguchi H, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Yasushi Kojima, MD

        11:00 - 11:15


        C 4: Pulmonary fluid shifts are a common result of scuba diving exposures
        Sanders RW, Williams S, Ray K
        Presenting Author: Robert Sanders, MD

        11:15 - 11:30


        C 5: Analysis of 500 self-reported recreational scuba diving incidents
        Buzzacott P, Bennett CM, Denoble PJ
        Presenting Author: Peter Buzzacott, PHD

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session C-1

        Fiesta 7-10

         


        C 1: CNS oxygen toxicity – models vs. practice
        Garbino A, Walker S, Sanders R
        Presenting Author: Alejandro Garbino, MD

        C 2: Withdrawn

        C 3: Recreational diving-related injuries among insured Divers Alert Network Japan members: Retrospective analysis of 321 cases from 2010 to 2014
        Kojima Y, Suzuki S, Niizeki Y, Kojima A, Kawaguchi H, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Yasushi Kojima, MD

        C 4: Pulmonary fluid shifts are a common result of scuba diving exposures
        Sanders RW, Williams S, Ray K
        Presenting Author: Robert Sanders, MD

        C 5: Analysis of 500 self-reported recreational scuba diving incidents
        Buzzacott P, Bennett CM, Denoble PJ.
        Presenting Author: Peter Buzzacott, PHD

        C 6: Risk factors for middle ear barotrauma in subjects undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Hatch JL, Wieland AM, High R, Cooper JS
        Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper, MD

        C 7: A decompression stop for fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        Chin W, Lik U, Huchim O, Markovitz G, Galovich J
        Presenting Author: Walter Chin, RN/CHRN

        C 8: Upper- and lower-extremity altitude chamber DCS
        Hayes, WA
        Presenting Author: William A Hayes II, DO

        C 9: Who’s listening? Ear health and diving: data from 790 divers
        St Leger Dowse M, Waterman M. Jones R, Smerdon GR.
        Presenting Author: Marguerite St Leger Dowse

        C 10: Ten-year period prevalence of decompression illness among small-scale fishermen divers
        Chin W, Ramachandran M, Huchim-Lara O
        Presenting Author: Walter Chin, RN/CHRN

        C 11: Cerebrovascular responses to thermoneutral head-out water immersion
        Schlader ZJ, Sackett JR
        Presenting Author: Blair D. Johnson, PHD

        C 12: Rater reliability of a transthoracic bubble study among fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        Chin W, Huchim O, Endo B, Medak A, Ramachandran M, Popa D
        Presenting Author: Walter Chin, RN/CHRN

        C 13: Prevalence of right-to-left shunt among fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        Chin W, Huchim O, Endo B, Medak A, Ramachandran M, Popa D
        Presenting Author: Brandon Endo, MD

        C 14: Bubbles in vascular plexuses of the skin in the cutaneous decompression sickness. Report of cases
        Garcia E, Galicia P, Villanueva V
        Presenting Author: Eduardo Garcia, MD

        C 15: Treatments of dysbaric osteonecrosis
        Kawashima M, Kawashima M, Tamura H, Nagayoshi I, Furue Y, Motoyama T, Sasaki T, Watanabe Y, Goto T, Takao K, Yamaguchi T, Miyata K
        Presenting Author: Mahito Kawashima, MD

        C 31: The antimicrobial activity of commonly used wound care products
        Weis T, Tomoye E, Hazen K, Keuski BM, Shahbuddin Z, Moon RE, Derrick BJ,  Freiberger JJ
        Presenting Author: Edward Tomoye, DO

        12:00 PM

        12:30 PM

        Poster Session C-2

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        C 16: Perilymphatic fistula after diving: A case series
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        C 17:  Effect of single-breath oxygen on breath-hold time
        Weaver AL, Weaver LK, Deru K
        Presenting Author: Anika Weaver 

        C 18: Physical disabilities after decompression illness among small-scale fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        Aguiñaga S, Huchim-Lara O, Chin W
        Presenting Author: Sofia Aguinaga 

        C 19: Oxygen exposures at NASA’s neutral buoyancy lab: a 20-year experience
        Walker SC, Garbino A, Ray K, Hardwick R, Fitzpatrick DT, Sanders RW
        Presenting Author: Robert Sanders, MD

        C 20: Estimated workload intensity during volunteer aquarium dives
        Buzzacott P, Grier JW, Walker J, Bennett CM, Denoble PJ
        Presenting Author: Peter Buzzacott, PHD

        C 21: Successful treatment of decompression illness complicated with acute hepatic infarction and acute kidney injury: A case report
        Oh SH, Choi SC, Cha YS, Lee YH, Kim GW, Kim H
        Presenting Author: Se Hyun Oh, MD

        C 22: Recurrent facial baroparesia: A case report
        Gomez-Castillo JD, Esquivel-Garcia B
        Presenting Author: Dario Gomez, MD

        C 23: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for Type II DCS in an experienced dive master: A case study
        Boes T, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Mariani P, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Tanner Boes, MD

        C 24: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for Type I DCS secondary to hypobaric challenge: A case study
        Boes T, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Mariani P, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Tanner Boes, MD

        C 25: Urinary obstruction following octopus bite
        Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        C 26: DCS with incidental pulmonary cyst
        Norton M, Weaver L, Uchida D
        Presenting Author: Mariesa N. Norton, ACNP/PA

        C 27: Unusual response to a presumptive stingray spine injury
        Do R, Lu LQ, Strauss MB
        Presenting Author: Michael B. Strauss, MD

        C 28: The impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on chronic lyme disease:  A case study
        Linden RO, Zacher JE, LeDez KM, Cook T
        Presenting Author: Ron Linden, MD

        C 29: A pilot study evaluating knowledge of indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy among physicians in Mid-Michigan

        Jones MW, Henning WH
        Presenting Author: Werner Henning, DO

        C 30: Underwater nasal decongestant use: A novel approach to middle ear equalization during a dive
        Covington DB, Pitkin AD
        Presenting Author: Derek Covington, MD

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

        ON OWN 

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Kindwall Memorial Keynote:

        Fiesta 5

         

        HBO2 and diabetic foot ulcers: Do we have a leg to stand on
        Eugene Worth, MD

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session D: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

        Fiesta 5

        2:00 - 2:15


        D 1: A randomized trial of one v. three hyperbaric oxygen sessions for acute carbon monoxide poisoning
        Weaver LK, Churchill S, Deru K, Handrahan D
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        2:15 - 2:30




        D 2: A clinical practice guideline for the prevention and treatment of mandibular osteoradionecrosis (ORN) applying GRADE methodology
        UHMS CPG Authors: Feldmeier JJ,  DuBose KJ, Gesell LB,  Shah JB,  Huang ET, Mansouri J, Marx RE
        UHMS CPG Oversight Committee:  Feldmeier JJ, LeDez K, Le PNJ, Mansouri J, Moon R, Murad MH
        Presenting Author: John Feldmeier, DO

        2:30 - 2:45



        D 3: Sleep assessment in a randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen in U.S. service members with post-concussive symptoms
        Walker JM, Mulatya C, Hebert D, Wilson SH, Lindblad AS, Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        2:45 - 3:00


        D 4: A composite outcome for mild traumatic brain injury in trials of hyperbaric oxygen
        Weaver LK, Churchill S, Wilson SH, Hebert D, Deru K, Lindblad AS
        Presenting Author: Anne Lindblad, PHD

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session D-1

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        D 1: A randomized trial of one V. three hyperbaric oxygen sessions for acute carbon monoxide poisoning
        Weaver LK, Churchill S, Deru K, Handrahan D
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        D 2: A clinical practice guideline for the prevention and treatment of mandibular osteoradionecrosis (ORN) applying  GRADE methodology
        UHMS CPG Authors: Feldmeier JJ,  DuBose KJ, Gesell LB,  Shah JB,  Huang ET, Mansouri J, Marx RE
        UHMS CPG Oversight Committee:  Feldmeier JJ, LeDez K, Le PNJ, Mansouri J, Moon R, Murad MH
        Presenting Author: John Feldmeier, DO

        D 3: Sleep assessment in a randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen in U.S. service members with post-concussive symptoms
        Walker JM, Mulatya C, Hebert D, Wilson SH, Lindblad AS, Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        D 4: A composite outcome for mild traumatic brain injury in trials of hyperbaric oxygen
        Weaver LK, Churchill S, Wilson SH, Hebert D, Deru K, Lindblad AS
        Presenting Author: Anne Lindblad, PhD

        D 5: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy effect on patients suffering from fibromyalgia due to childhood sexual abuse - randomized controlled trial
        Hadanny A, Bechor Y, Catalogna M, Daphna S, Lev R, Efrati S
        Presenting Author: Amir Hadanny, MD

        D 6: Hyperbaric oxygen for TBI and PTSD: A meta-analysis of Department of Defense and other published study results
        Hart BB, Weaver LK, Gupta A, Wilson SH, Vifayarangan A, Deru K, Hebert D
        Presenting Author: Brett Hart, MD

        D 7: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can rescue ischemic breast flaps following skin-sparing mastectomy
        Rajpal N, Walters E, Elmarsafi T, Johnson-Arbor K, Pittman T
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        D 8: A retrospective analysis of treatment of wounds caused by calciphylaxis: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy with and without sodium thiosulfate
        Armour D, Tailor Y, Preston-Hsu E
        Presenting Author: Doris Armour, MD

        D 9: The effect of hyperbaric oxygen on erectile dysfunction – Pilot study
        Hadanny A, Lang E, Copel L, Meir O, Bechor Y, Fishlev G, Bergan J, Zisman A, Efrati S
        Presenting Author: Amir Hadanny, MD

        D 10: Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on non-diabetic serum glucose levels
        Boes T, Wojcik S, Heyboer M, Seargent S
        Presenting Author: Tanner Boes, MD

        D 11: Case series review: Multicenter experience treating idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSHL) with adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Robins MS, Gwilliam A, Weaver LK, Churchill S, Deru K, Cascio M, Pollack R, Nail S
        Presenting Author: Marc Robins, DO

        D 12: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment course completion and time to drop-out in a large outpatient sample

        Brailsford JB, Gordon HM, Ennis, WJ
        Presenting Author: Jennifer Brailsford, PHD

        D 13: Advanced wound care assessment as a pre-cursor to HBO2: Improving diabetic foot ulcer outcomes
        Tremblay R, Michael M
        Presenting Author: Roma Tremblay, PHD

        D 14: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: A review of adverse event rates during treatment for radiation cystitis
        Owen E, Perdrizet G
        Presenting Author: Elizabeth Owen, MD

        D 15: Appraisal of six wound scoring systems and the Long Beach Wound Score
        Strauss MB, Moon H, Botros M, Lu LQ
        Presenting Author: Michael B. Strauss, MD

        4:00 PM

        4:30 PM

        Poster Session D-2

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        D 16: Radiation myelitis of cervical spinal cord successfully  reversed by hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Cianci PE, Costello PJ
        Presenting Author: Paul Cianci, MD

        D 17: Adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy with isavuconizonium in the treatment of mucor
        Evangelista J
        Presenting Author: Jose Evangelista, MD

        D 18: Impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a child with delayed soft tissue radiation necrosis of the brain
        Dapena JC, Siegel M
        Presenting Author: Juan C. Dapena, MD

        D 19: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of delayed frostbite injury
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        D 20: Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for lower-extremity sickle cell ulcerations
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        D 21: Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of acute skin necrosis after a “Brazilian butt lift”
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        D 22: Decision-making for limb-threatening wounds
        Strauss MB, Moon H, Miller SS, Lu LQ
        Presenting Author: Michael B. Strauss, MD

        D 23: Case report: High-throughput enterocutaneous fistula and the role of HBO2
        Borges HL, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE, Toni JP
        Presenting Author: Hugo Borges, MD

        D 24: Case report: HBO2 avoiding amputation in serious osteomyelitis of ankle

        Borges HL, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE, Toni JP
        Presenting Author: Hugo Borges, MD

        D 25: Femoropopliteal doppler velocities associated with hyperbaric oxygen treatment session of diabetic patients with leg ulcers
        Maran CA, Salles-Cunha SX, Millazo PAA, Farias PSR, Castro IJL, David JRN, David RAR
        Presenting Author: Maran Cristiane Antequeira, MD

        D 26: Smoking paradox in the development of delayed neuropsychiatric sequelae among acute carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication patients with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Lee Y
        Presenting Author: Younghwan Lee, MD

        D 27: The historical priority of South America in hyperbaric research and practice
        Brito T, Subbotina N
        Presenting Author: Tomaz Brito, MD and Nina Subbotina, MD

        D 28: Successful artificial sphincter placement for urinary incontinence in the setting of radiation cystitis with adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy: A case study
        Boes T, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Mariani P, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Tanner Boes, MD

        D 29: Hyperbaric oxygen treatments for vasculitis induced by levamisole containing cocaine
        Ptak J, Reetz S, Buckey J
        Presenting Author: Judy Ptak, RN/CHRN

        D 30: Closing RICH-ART study:  Radiation-induced cystitis treated with hyperbaric oxygen – A randomized controlled trail
        Oscarsson N, Bueller B, Seeman-Lodding H
        Presenting Author: Nicklas Oscarsson, MD

        4:30 PM

        5:30 PM

        Plenary Session: HBO and DFU

        Fiesta 5

        4:30-5:00


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

        5:00-5:30


        The Long Beach Wound Score as a validated tool for comparative effectiveness research of wounds and objectifying the indications for hyperbaric oxygen
        Michael Strauss, MD 

        5:30 PM

        6:30 PM

        UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

        Fiesta 5

        START TIME

        END
        TIME

        EVENT

        LOCATION

         

        SATURDAY, June 30

         

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

         

        8:00 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: Emerging Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

        Fiesta 5

         

        8:00-8:30

        Aseptic Bone Necrosis and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
        Enrico Camporesi, MD 

         

        8:30-9:00

        Hyperbaric pre-conditioning
        Gerardo Bosco, MD 

         

        9:00-9:30

        Brain injury
        Shai Efrati, MD 

         

        9:30-10:00

        PANEL Discussion

         

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

         

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session E: HBO2 Operations, Chambers, and Equipment

        Fiesta 5

         

        10:30-10:45


        E 5: Interim analysis of mucosal atomizer use to maintain myringotomy patency during elective hyperbaric treatments
        Walter J, Westgard B, Hendriksen S, Masters T, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Joe Walter, MD

         

        10:45-11:00


        E 2: Hyperbaric oxygen simulation education
        Arefieva CA, Duchnick J, Bermudez R, Witucki P, Shishlov K, Sadler C
        Presenting Author: Christa Arefieva

         

        11:00-11:15


        E 3: Performance characteristics of high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) under hyperbaric conditions
        Huang ET, Heltborg JL, Apsey RT, Ray K
        Presenting Author: Kristi Ray, MD

         

        11:15-11:30


        E 4: Observations on O2% during air breathing periods using a non-rebreather face mask in a monoplace chamber
        Bell J , Koumandakis G, Churchill S , Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: James Bell, CHT

         

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session E

        Fiesta 5

         

         

        E 1: Preprogrammed bailout and surface decompression schedules for multiplace treament profiles
        Raleigh GW
        Presenting Author: Greg Raleigh, CHT

        E 2: Hyperbaric oxygen simulation education
        Arefieva CA, Duchnick J, Bermudez R, Witucki P, Shishlov K, Sadler C
        Presenting Author: Christa Arefieva

        E 3: Performance characteristics of high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) under hyperbaric conditions
        Huang ET, Heltborg JL, Apsey RT, Ray K
        Presenting Author: Kristi Ray, MD

        E 4: Observations on O2% during air breathing periods using a non-rebreather face mask in a monoplace chamber
        Bell J , Koumandakis G, Churchill S , Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: James Bell, CHT

        E 5: Interim analysis of mucosal atomizer use to maintain myringotomy patency during elective hyperbaric treatments
        Walter J, Westgard B, Hendriksen S, Masters T, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Joe Walter, MD

        E 6:
        Multiplace hyperbaric chamber modifications for safe utilization of a non-hyperbaric rated cardiac monitor
        Bliss C, Mosteller J
        Presenting Author: Chae Bliss, CHT

        E 7: Leg ulcer characterization by photographic imaging pre and post hyperbaric oxygen treatment: Lessons learned with first 10 cases

        Maran CA, Salles-Cunha SX, Millazo PAA, Farias PSR, Castro IJL, David JRN, David RAR
        Presenting Author: Maran Cristiane Antequeira, MD

        E 8: Responding to an active shooter – Learning from one facility’s experience
        Ptak J, Cormier J
        Presenting Author: Judy Ptak, RN/CHRN

        E 9: Use of high-frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) in a patient with carbon monoxide poisoning
        Huang ET, Heltborg JL, Apsey RJ
        Presenting Author: Enoch Huang, MD

        E 10: Continuous bladder irrigation in the monoplace hyperbaric chamber: A cautionary tale
        Cooper JS, Lagrange CA
        Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper, MD

        E 11: The use of indocyanine green fluorescence angiography to assess perfusion of chronic wounds undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Kim DU, Rao A, Kaplan S, Baksh F, Caprioli R,  Haight J, Ferguson RG, Pliskin M, Oropallo A
        Presenting Author: Alisha Oropallo, M

        E 12: Utilization of fluorescence microangiography (LUNA) in a pediatric patient with acute compartment syndrome
        Walter J, Settypalli S, Westgard B, Hendriksen S, Masters T, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Joe Walter, MD

        E 13: Public awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning
        Gwilliam AM, Williams B, Stewart JR, Robins MS
        Presenting Author: Annette Gwilliam, RN/CHRN

        E 14: Surviving an active shooter event

        Brown P
        Presenting Author: Paul Brown, CHT

        E 15: Compartment syndrome of the forearm related to carbon monoxide intoxication

        Kim GW
        Presenting Author: Gi Woon Kim, MD

         

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

         

         

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

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

        Fiesta 5

         

        1:00-1:30

        Diving medicine literature update
        Brian Keuski, MD; Fellow, Duke Hyperbarics

         

        1:30-2:00

        Hyperbaric medicine literature update
        Lince Varughese, MD; Fellow, LSU Hyperbarics

         

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session F: Top Case Reports

        Fiesta 5

         

        2:00-2:10


        F 1: Case series of central retinal artery occlusion followed with bedside ultrasound
        Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Logue CJ
        Presenting Author: Stephen Hendriksen, MD

         

        2:10-2:20



        F 2: AGE during controlled ascent training in a Navy Diver trainee: A case report with video registration of the accident
        Wingelaar TT, van Ooij PJ, Koch D
        Presenting Author: Thijs Wingelaar, MD

         

        2:20-2:30


        F 3: Reversal of central pontine myelinolysis symptoms with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Bensusan AB, Staab P, LeGros TL, Murphy-Lavoie H
        Presenting Author: Ariana P Bensusan, DO

         

        2:30-2:40


        F 4: Taravana: A syndrome revisited: A case report
        Derksen BD, Savaser DJ
        Presenting Author: Brenna Derksen, MD

         

        2:40-2:50


        F 5: Acute scalp necrosis successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

         

        2:50-3:00


        F 6: Delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy for cerebral arterial gas embolism following scuba diving: A case report
        Brett KD, Boni B, Latham E, Sadler C
        Presenting Author: Kaighley Brett, MD

         

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Fiesta 6

         

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session F

        Fiesta 7-10

         

         

        F 1: Case series of central retinal artery occlusion followed with bedside ultrasound
        Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Logue CJ
        Presenting Author: Stephen Hendriksen, MD

        F 2: AGE during controlled ascent training in a Navy Diver trainee: A case report with video registration of the accident
        Wingelaar TT, van Ooij PJ, Koch D
        Presenting Author: Thijs Wingelaar, MD

        F 3: Reversal of central pontine myelinolysis symptoms with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Bensusan AB, Staab P, LeGros TL, Murphy-Lavoie H
        Presenting Author: Ariana P Bensusan, DO

        F 4: Taravana: A syndrome revisited: A case report
        Derksen BD, Savaser DJ
        Presenting Author: Brenna Derksen, MD

        F 5: Acute scalp necrosis successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        F 6: Delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy for cerebral arterial gas embolism following scuba diving: A case report
        Brett KD, Boni B, Latham E, Sadler C
        Presenting Author: Kaighley Brett, MD
         
        F 7: A case of trigeminal neuralgia treated with hyperbaric oxygen
        Huang ET
        Presenting Author: Enoch Huang, MD

        F 8: Cerebral AGE from upper endodoscopy
        Popa DA, Witucki P
        Presenting Author: Daniel Popa, MD

        F 9: Hyperbaric oxygen for late sequelae of carbon monoxide poisoning enhances neurological recovery
        Keim LW, Koneru S, Ramos V, Murr N, Hoffnung DS, Murman DL,  Cooper JS, Torres-Russotto D
        Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper, MD

        F 10: Facial baroparesis as a complication of HBO2: A previously unreported cause of a rare condition
        Sayers MP, Lopez E, Gutfreund Y
        Presenting Author: Martin P Sayers, MD

        F 11: Cerebral arterial gas embolism in a scuba instructor: An interesting cause
        Garcia E, Galicia P, Villanueva V
        Presenting Author: Eduardo Garcia, MD

        F 12: WITHDREW

        F 13: Hypoglycemia after scuba diving with insulin pump
        Gomez-Castillo JD, Contreras U, Reyes-Silva KN
        Presenting Author: Jorge Dario Gomez Castillo, MD

        F 14: Lyme disease developing during hyperbaric oxygen treatments
        Ptak J, Reetz S, Buckey J
        Presenting Author: Judy Ptak, RN/CHRN

        F 15: Case report: The role of HBO2 in a spider bite
        Borges HL, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE, Toni JP
        Presenting Author: Hugo Borges, MD

         

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

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

        Fiesta 5

         

        4:00-4:20

        Adaptive mechanisms in breath-hold divers
        Gerardo Bosco, MD 

         

        4:20-4:40

        Pulmonary pathophysiology in deep breath-hold diving
        Peter Lindholm, MD 

         

        4:40-5:00

        Breaking news on breath-hold diving research
        Alessandro Marroni, MD

         

        7:00 PM

        10:00 PM

        Awards Banquet (separate fee)

        Fiesta 5

         

        10:00 PM

        12:00 AM

        After Party (separate fee)

        Monterrey &
        La Mesa Patio

         


         

         

         

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      • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

        PRE-COURSES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
        Coming soon

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      • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 28
        Posted 5-9-18 (subject to change)
        (not approved for physician CME credits)

        8:00-8:30

        President's Address

        Enoch Huang, MD in Fiesta 5

        8:30-5:00

        NON-Physician Track Kick Off

         Yucatan 1-3

        8:30-8:40 

        Welcome & Introductions

        Gus Gustavson, RN

        8:40-8:50 

        UHMS Associates Update

        Kaye Moseley, RRT

        8:50-9:00

        BNA Update

        Annette Gwilliam, ACHRN

        9:00-9:30

        A decompression stop for fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        & Ten-year period prevalence of decompression illness among small-scale fishermen divers & Rater reliability of a transthoracic bubble study among fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula

        Walter Chin

        9:30-9:45

        Effect of rehydration schedule after four-hour head-out water immersion on running performance and recovery

        Rebeccah Stansbery

        9:45-10:00

        Physical disabilities after decompression illness among small-scale fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula

        Sofia Aguinaga

        10:00-10:30

        Break/Exhibits

        Break/Exhibits

        10:30-10:45 

        Preprogramed bailout and surface decompression schedules for multiplace treatment profiles

        Greg Raleigh 

        10:45-11:00 

         Effect of single-breath oxygen on breath-hold time

        Anika Weaver 

        11:00-11:15

        Achievement Recognition Scholarship Abstract:
        Multiplace hyperbaric chamber modifications for safe utilization of a non-hyperbaric rated cardiac monitor

        Chae Bliss 

        11:15-1130 

        DCS with incidental pulmonary cyst

        Mariesa N. Norton

        11:30-11:45 Public awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning Annette Gwilliam

        11:45-12:00 

        Responding to an active shooter – Learning from one facility’s experience

        Judy Ptak 

        12:00-1:00

        Associates Luncheon (registration sign-up required - limited to 50)

        Durango 2

        1:00-2:00

        Lambertsen Memorial Keynote: A long shot to a short shot: Hyperbaric oxygen augmented ACLS/ATLS spawned by commercial diving medicine experience

        Keith Van Meter, MD in Fiesta 5 

        2:00-2:45

        Risk factors for diving injuries

        Peter Buzzacott

        2:45-3:00

        Adapting contrast-enhanced imaging techniques to improve quantification of decompression bubbles in humans 

        James E. H. Hensel

        3:00-3:30

        Break

        Break

        3:30-3:45

        Surviving an active shooter

        Paul Brown

        3:45-4:00

        Who’s listening? Ear health and diving: Data from 790 divers

        Marguerite St. Leger Dowse

        4:00-4:20

        Hyperbaric oxygen treatments for vasculitis induced by levamisole containing cocaine & Lyme disease developing during hyperbaric oxygen treatments

        Judy Ptak

        4:20-5:00

         Wound healing centers and the bends

        Matias Nochetto

         

         

         

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      • ABSTRACT SCHEDULE


        THURSDAY, JUNE 28

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms: Oral Presentations

        Fiesta 5

        10:30 - 10:45

        A 1: Heliox in-water decompression schedules for the Interspiro Is-mix mine clearance diving system
        Bouak F, van Ooij PJ, Nishi R, van Hulst RA
        Presenting Author: Pieter-Jan van Ooij, PHD

        10:45 - 11:00

        A 2: Provocative decompression causes diffuse vascular injury mediated by interleukin (IL)-1β and inhibited by hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2).
        Thom SR, Bhopale VM, Yang M
        Presenting Author: Stephen R Thom, MD

        11:00 - 11:15

        A 3: The Effect of Intermittent Normobaric Hyperoxia on Stem Cell Mobilization and Cytokine Expression
        MacLaughlin KJ, Barton G, Braun R, Sobakin A, Eldridge M
        Presenting Author: Kent MacLaughlin

        11:15 - 11:30

        A 4: Pharmacological vasodilation and gas switching to carbon tetrafluoride during decompression to attenuate DCS
        Weis TW, Wilbur JC, Knaus DA, Buckley JC, Vann RD, Sevick JR, Stump DA, Deal DD, Ramsey M, Natoli MJ, Fellows A, Marshall C, Magari PJ, Cooter M, Moon RE
        Presenting Author: Trevor Weis

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session A

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        A 1: Heliox in-water decompression schedules for the interspiro is-mix mine clearance diving system
        Bouak F, van Ooij PJ, Nishi R, van Hulst RA
        Presenting Author: Pieter-Jan van Ooij, PHD


        A 2:
        Provocative decompression causes diffuse vascular injury mediated by interleukin (IL)-1β and inhibited by hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2).
        Thom SR, Bhopale VM, Yang M
        Presenting Author: Stephen R Thom, MD

        A 3:
        The effect of intermittent normobaric hyperoxia on stem cell mobilization and cytokine expression
        MacLaughlin KJ, Barton G, Braun R, Sobakin A, Eldridge M
        Presenting Author: Kent MacLaughlin 

        A 4: Pharmacological vasodilation and gas switching to carbon tetrafluoride during decompression to attenuate DCS
        Weis TW, Wilbur JC, Knaus DA, Buckley JC, Vann RD, Sevick JR, Stump DA, Deal DD, Ramsey M, Natoli MJ, Fellows A, Marshall C, Magari PJ, Cooter M, Moon RE
        Presenting Author: Trevor Weis

        A 5:
        Oxygen pre-breathe and decompression sickness outcomes in the uw sheep model
        Sobakin AS, Eldridge MW
        Presenting Author: Aleksey Sobakin, PHD

        A 6:
        Microparticle and interleukin (IL)-1β production associated with human high pressure exposures
        Brett KD, Nugent NZ, Fraser KN, Bhopale VM, Yang M, Thom SR
        Presenting Author: Kaighley Brett, MD

        A 7: Hyperbaric and high-oxygen environments accelerate muscle strength recovery in contused rat skeletal muscle
        Naoki Yamamoto
        Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto, MD

        A 8:
        Effects of a hyperbaric environment on antioxidative mechanisms in the mouse.
        Masaki H, Akira K, Naoki Y, Toshihiro K, Kazuyoshi Y
        Presenting Author: Masaki Horie, PHD

        A 9: Consistency of venous gas emboli status after three controlled pool diving exposures: a pilot study
        Denoble PJ, Papadopoulou V, Buzzacott P, Edelson CJ, Pieri M, Cialoni D, Lambrechts K, Balestra C, Marroni A
        Presenting Author: Petar Denoble, MD

        A 10: Augmentation of event related brain activity on cognitive control under hyperbaric environment
        Fujii T
        Presenting Author: Tatsufumi Fujii

        A 11: Effect of rehydration schedule after four-hour head out water immersion on running performance and recovery
        Stansbery RL, Hess HW, Schlader ZJ, Pendergast DR, Russo LN, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Rebeccah Stansbery

        A 12: Cold water submersion attenuates post-submersion aerobic performance irrespective of rehydration strategy
        Hess HH, Schlader ZJ, Russo LN, Clemency BM, Stooks JJ, Carden CR, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Hayden W Hess 

        A 13: Adapting contrast-enhanced imaging techniques to improve quantification of decompression bubbles in humans
        Hensel JSE, Le DQ, Balestra C, Tang M-X, Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
        Presenting Author: James S. E. Hensel 

        A 14: Orthostatic intolerance following cold seawater submersion is likely independent of changes in body fluid status
        Hess H, Russo LN, Clemency BM, Stooks J, Carden C, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Zachary J. Schlader, PHD

        A 15: Quantifying pathologic changes in the heart and lung of swine due to “yo-yo” and square dive protocols
        Ofir D, Arieli Y, Mullokandov M, Liboff A, Yanir Y
        Presenting Author: Dror Ofir, PHD

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms: Oral Presentations

        Fiesta 5

        2:00 - 2:15

        B 1: Oxygen microbubbles relieve tumor hypoxia and improve radiotherapy tumor control in a rat fibrosarcoma model
        Fix SM, Papadopoulou V, Velds H, Slagle C, Kasoji SK, Rivera JN, Borden MA, Chang S, Dayton PA
        Presenting Author: Samantha M. Fix

        2:15 - 2:30

        B 2: A hyperbaric and high-oxygen environment accelerates IL-6 synthesis, activates the IL-6/STAT3 pathway and suppress NFκB in rat contused skeletal muscle
        Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yamamoto N, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Takuya Oyaizu, MD

        2:30 - 2:45

        B 9: Ketosis as a neuroprotective mechanism to CNS Oxygen Toxicity (CNSOT) in divers exposed to high partial pressures of oxygen (PO2)
        Dituri J, Renaldo C, Quirk B, D’Agostino D, Ari C, Annis H, Whelan HT
        Presenting Author: Harry T. Whelan, MD

        2:45 - 3:00

        B 8: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for compromised flaps: Is there a role for delayed treatment?
        Francis A, Goldman JJ, Kleban SR, McNicoll CF, Mehta A, Phalke N, Doyle G, Nakhaima S, Rovig J, Williams SJ, Cross CL, Fang XH, Wang WZ, Baynosa RC
        Presenting Author: Aradhana Mehta, MD

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session B

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        B 1: Oxygen microbubbles relieve tumor hypoxia and improve radiotherapy tumor control in a rat fibrosarcoma model
        Fix SM, Papadopoulou V, Velds H, Slagle C, Kasoji SK, Rivera JN, Borden MA, Chang S, Dayton PA
        Presenting Author: Samantha M. Fix

        B 2: A hyperbaric and high-oxygen environment accelerates IL-6 synthesis, activates the IL-6/STAT3 pathway and suppress NFκB in rat contused skeletal muscle.
        Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yamamoto N, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Takuya Oyaizu, MD

        B 3:
        Anti-inflammatory ability of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO-T) in patients with osteonecrosis
        Bosco G, Vezzani G, Rizzato A, Malacrida S, Abou-samra A, Mrakic-Sposta S, Enten G, Camporesi E
        Presenting Author: Gerardo Bosco, MD

        B 4: Effects of high-intensity interval training while in a hyperbaric oxygen environment on exercise performance
        DeCato TW, Wilson EL, Weaver LK, Hegewald MJ
        Presenting Author: Matthew Hegewald, MD

        B 5: Aseptic Condylar Necrosis and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Enten G, Bosco G, Vezzani G, Manelli D, Rao N, Mangar D, Bernasek T, Camporesi E
        Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi, MD

        B 6: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy ameliorates osteonecrosis in patients by modulating inflammation and oxidative stress
        Camporesi E, Enten G, Vezzani G, Rizzato A,  Bosco G
        Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi, MD

        B 7: WITHDREW

        B 8: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for compromised flaps: Is there a role for delayed treatment?
        Francis A, Goldman JJ, Kleban SR, McNicoll CF, Mehta A, Phalke N, Doyle G, Nakhaima S, Rovig J, Williams SJ, Cross CL, Fang XH, Wang WZ, Baynosa RC
        Presenting Author: Aradhana Mehta, MD

        B 9: Ketosis as a neuroprotective mechanism to CNS Oxygen Toxicity (CNSOT) in divers exposed to high partial pressures of oxygen (PO2)
        Dituri J, Renaldo C, Quirk B, D’Agostino D, Ari C, Annis H, Whelan HT
        Presenting Author: Harry T. Whelan, MD

        B 10: Investigation of a cell-permeable mitochondrial prodrug on mitochondrial function in human blood cells from patients with CO poisoning
        Jang DH, Khatri UG, Kelly MP, Lambert DK, Hardy K
        Presenting Author: Matthew Kelly, MD

        B 11: Physiologic and cognitive effects of nutritional ketosis, elevated PO2 and exercise (KetOX Study)
        Keuski BM, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Richardson C, Natoli MJ, Schinazi EA, D’Agostino DP, Kuchibhatla M, Tomoye EO, Derrick BJ
        Presenting Author: Brian M. Keuski, MD

        B 12: Supraventricular Tachycardia during hyperbaric oxygen treatment
        Mihai A, Morgan M, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai, MD

        B 13: Ketogenic diet for reduction of CNS oxygen toxicity in working divers (KetOX Study)
        Keuski BM, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Richardson C, Natoli MJ, Schinazi EA, D’Agostino DP, Kuchibhatla M, Tomoye EO, Derrick BJ
        Presenting Author: Brian Keuski, MD

        B 14: Last resort salvage of failed below knee amputations
        Strauss MB, Lu LQ
        Presenting Author: Michael Strauss, MD

        B 15:
        Decompression sickness in the multiplace hyperbaric chamber attendant
        Koca E, Mirasoglu B
        Presenting Author: Eylem Koca, MD

        FRIDAY, June 29

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session C: Diving and Decompression Illness: Oral Presentations

        Fiesta 5

        10:30 - 10:45

        C 1: CNS oxygen toxicity – models vs practice
        Garbino A, Walker S, Sanders R
        Presenting Author: Alejandro Garbino, MD

        10:45 - 11:00

        C 3: Recreational diving related injuries among insured Divers Alert Network Japan members: Retrospective analysis of 321 cases from 2010 to 2014
        Kojima Y, Suzuki S, Niizeki Y, Kojima A, Kawaguchi H, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Yasushi Kojima, MD

        11:00 - 11:15

        C 4: Pulmonary fluid shifts are a common result of SCUBA diving exposures
        Sanders RW, Williams S, Ray K
        Presenting Author: Robert Sanders, MD

        11:15 - 11:30

        C 5: Analysis of 500 self-reported recreational scuba diving incidents
        Buzzacott P, Bennett CM, Denoble PJ
        Presenting Author: Peter Buzzacott, PHD

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session C

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        C 1: CNS oxygen toxicity – models vs practice
        Garbino A, Walker S, Sanders R
        Presenting Author: Alejandro Garbino, MD

        C 2: Withdrawn

        C 3: Recreational diving related injuries among insured Divers Alert Network Japan members: Retrospective analysis of 321 cases from 2010 to 2014
        Kojima Y, Suzuki S, Niizeki Y, Kojima A, Kawaguchi H, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Yasushi Kojima, MD

        C 4: Pulmonary fluid shifts are a common result of scuba diving exposures
        Sanders RW, Williams S, Ray K
        Presenting Author: Robert Sanders, MD

        C 5: Analysis of 500 self-reported recreational scuba diving incidents
        Buzzacott P, Bennett CM, Denoble PJ.
        Presenting Author: Peter Buzzacott, PHD

        C 6: Risk factors for middle ear barotrauma in subjects undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Hatch JL, Wieland AM, High R, Cooper JS
        Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper, MD

        C 7: A Decompression stop for fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        Chin W, Lik U, Huchim O, Markovitz G, Galovich J
        Presenting Author: Walter Chin, RN/CHRN

        C 8: Upper and lower extremity altitude chamber DCS
        Hayes, WA
        Presenting Author: William A Hayes II, DO

        C 9: Who’s listening? Ear health and diving: data from 790 divers
        St Leger Dowse M, Waterman M. Jones R, Smerdon GR.
        Presenting Author: Marguerite St Leger Dowse

        C 10: Ten year period prevalence of decompression illness among small-scale fishermen divers
        Chin W, Ramachandran M, Huchim-Lara O
        Presenting Author: Walter Chin, RN/CHRN

        C 11: Cerebrovascular Responses to Thermoneutral Head Out Water Immersion
        Schlader ZJ, Sackett JR
        Presenting Author: Blair D. Johnson, PHD

        C 12: Rater reliability of a transthoracic bubble study among fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        Chin W, Huchim O, Endo B, Medak A, Ramachandran M, Popa D
        Presenting Author: Walter Chin, RN/CHRN

        C 13: Prevalence of Right-to-Left Shunt among Fishermen Divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        Chin W, Huchim O, Endo B, Medak A, Ramachandran M, Popa D
        Presenting Author: Brandon Endo, MD

        C 14: Bubbles in vascular plexuses of the skin in the cutaneous decompression sickness. Report of cases
        Garcia E, Galicia P, Villanueva V.
        Presenting Author: Eduardo Garcia, MD

        C 15: Treatments of Dysbaric Osteonecrosis
        Kawashima M, Kawashima M, Tamura H, Nagayoshi I, Furue Y, Motoyama T, Sasaki T, Watanabe Y, Goto T, Takao K, Yamaguchi T, Miyata K.
        Presenting Author: Mahito Kawashima, MD

        12:00 PM

        12:30 PM

        Poster Session C

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        C 16: Perilymphatic fistula after diving: a case series
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        C 17:  Effect of single breath oxygen on breath-hold time
        Weaver AL, Weaver LK, Deru K
        Presenting Author: Anika Weaver 

        C 18: Physical disabilities after decompression illness among small-scale fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula
        Aguiñaga S., Huchim-Lara O., Chin W.
        Presenting Author: Sofia Aguinaga 

        C 19: Oxygen exposures at NASA’s neutral buoyancy lab: a 20-year experience
        Walker SC, Garbino A, Ray K, Hardwick R, Fitzpatrick DT, Sanders RW
        Presenting Author: Robert Sanders, MD

        C 20: Estimated workload intensity during volunteer aquarium dives
        Buzzacott P, Grier JW, Walker J, Bennett CM, Denoble PJ
        Presenting Author: Peter Buzzacott, PHD

        C 21: Successful treatment of decompression illness complicated with acute hepatic infarction and acute kidney injury: A case report
        Oh SH, Choi SC, Cha YS, Lee YH, Kim GW, Kim H
        Presenting Author: Se Hyun Oh, MD

        C 22: Recurrent facial baroparesia: A case report
        Gomez-Castillo JD, Esquivel-Garcia B
        Presenting Author: Dario Gomez, MD

        C 23: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for Type-II DCS in an experienced dive master – A case study
        Boes T, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Mariani P, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Tanner Boes, MD

        C 24: hyperbaric oxygen therapy for type-i dcs secondary to Hypobaric Challenge – A case study
        Boes T, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Mariani P, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Tanner Boes, MD

        C 25: Urinary obstruction following octopus bite
        Weaver, LK
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        C 26: DCS with incidental pulmonary cyst
        Norton M, Weaver L, Uchida D
        Presenting Author: Mariesa N. Norton, ACNP/PA

        C 27: Unusual response to a presumptive stingray spine injury
        Do R, Lu LQ, Strauss MB
        Presenting Author: Michael B. Strauss, MD

        C 28: The impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on chronic Lyme disease:  A case study
        Linden RO, Zacher JE, LeDez KM, Cook T
        Presenting Author: Ron Linden, MD

        C 29:
        A pilot study evaluating knowledge of indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy among physicians in Mid-Michigan
        Jones MW, Henning WH
        Presenting Author: Werner Henning, DO

        C 30:
        Underwater nasal decongestant use: A novel approach to middle ear equalization during a dive
        Covington DB, Pitkin AD
        Presenting Author: Derek Covington, MD

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session D: Diving and Decompression Illness: Oral Presentations

        Fiesta 5

        2:00 - 2:15

        D 1: A randomized trial of one v. three hyperbaric oxygen sessions for acute carbon monoxide poisoning
        Weaver LK, Churchill S, Deru K, Handrahan D
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        2:15 - 2:30

        D 2: A clinical practice guideline for the prevention and treatment of Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) applying  GRADE methodology.
        UHMS CPG Authors: Feldmeier JJ,  DuBose KJ, Gesell LB,  Shah JB,  Huang ET, Mansouri J, Marx RE
        UHMS CPG Oversight Committee:  Feldmeier JJ, LeDez K, Le PNJ, Mansouri J, Moon R, Murad MH
        Presenting Author: John Feldmeier, DO

        2:30 - 2:45

        D 3: Sleep assessment in a randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen in U.S. service members with post-concussive symptoms
        Walker JM, Mulatya C, Hebert D, Wilson SH, Lindblad AS, Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        2:45 - 3:00

        D 4: A composite outcome for mild traumatic brain injury in trials of hyperbaric oxygen
        Weaver LK, Churchill S, Wilson SH, Hebert D, Deru K, Lindblad AS
        Presenting Author: Steffanie Wilson, PHD

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session D

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        D 1: A randomized trial of one v. three hyperbaric oxygen sessions for acute carbon monoxide poisoning
        Weaver LK, Churchill S, Deru K, Handrahan D
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        D 2: A clinical practice guideline for the prevention and treatment of Mandibular Osteoradionecrosis (ORN) applying  GRADE methodology
        UHMS CPG Authors: Feldmeier JJ,  DuBose KJ, Gesell LB,  Shah JB,  Huang ET, Mansouri J, Marx RE
        UHMS CPG Oversight Committee:  Feldmeier JJ, LeDez K, Le PNJ, Mansouri J, Moon R, Murad MH
        Presenting Author: John Feldmeier, DO

        D 3: Sleep assessment in a randomized trial of hyperbaric oxygen in U.S. service members with post-concussive symptoms
        Walker JM, Mulatya C, Hebert D, Wilson SH, Lindblad AS, Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: Lindell K. Weaver, MD

        D 4: A composite outcome for mild traumatic brain injury in trials of hyperbaric oxygen
        Weaver LK, Churchill S, Wilson SH, Hebert D, Deru K, Lindblad AS
        Presenting Author: Steffanie Wilson, PHD

        D 5: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy effect on patients suffering from fibromyalgia due to childhood sexual abuse – randomized controlled trial
        Hadanny A, Bechor Y, Catalogna M, Daphna S, Lev R, Efrati S
        Presenting Author: Amir Hadanny, MD

        D 6: Hyperbaric oxygen for TBI and PTSD: A meta-analysis of Department of Defense and other published study results
        Hart BB, Weaver LK, Gupta A, Wilson SH, Vifayarangan A, Deru K, Hebert D
        Presenting Author: Brett Hart, MD

        D 7: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can rescue ischemic breast flaps following skin-sparing mastectomy
        Rajpal N, Walters E, Elmarsafi T, Johnson-Arbor K, Pittman T
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        D 8: A retrospective analysis of treatment of wounds caused by Calciphylaxis: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy with and without Sodium Thiosulfate
        Armour D, Tailor Y, Preston-Hsu E
        Presenting Author: Doris Armour, MD

        D 9: The effect hyperbaric oxygen on erectile dysfunction – Pilot study
        Hadanny A, Lang E, Copel L, Meir O, Bechor Y, Fishlev G, Bergan J, Zisman A, Efrati S
        Presenting Author: Amir Hadanny, MD

        D 10: Effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on non-diabetic serum glucose levels
        Boes T, Wojcik S, Heyboer M, Seargent S
        Presenting Author: Tanner Boes, MD

        D 11: Case series review: Multicenter experience treating Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSHL) with adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Robins MS, Gwilliam A, Weaver LK, Churchill S, Deru K, Cascio M, Pollack R, Nail S
        Presenting Author: Marc Robins, DO

        D 12:
        Hyperbaric oxygen treatment course completion and time to drop-out in a large outpatient sample
        Brailsford JB, Gordon HM, Ennis, WJ
        Presenting Author: Jennifer Brailsford, PHD

        D 13: Advanced wound care assessment as a pre-cursor to HBO2: Improving diabetic foot ulcer outcomes
        Tremblay R, Michael M
        Presenting Author: Roma Tremblay, PHD

        D 14: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: A review of adverse event rates during treatment for Radiation Cystitis
        Owen E, Perdrizet G
        Presenting Author: Elizabeth Owen, MD

        D 15: Appraisal of six wound scoring systems and the Long Beach Wound Score
        Strauss MB, Moon H, Botros M, Lu LQ
        Presenting Author: Michael B. Strauss, MD

        4:00 PM

        4:30 PM

        Poster Session D

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        D 16: Spinal cord radiation injury reversed by hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Cianci PE, Costello PJ
        Presenting Author: Paul Cianci, MD

        D 17: Adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy with isavuconizonium in the treatment of Mucor
        Evangelista J
        Presenting Author: Jose Evangelista, MD

        D 18: Impact of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a child with delayed soft tissue radiation necrosis of the brain.
        Dapena JC, Siegel M
        Presenting Author: Juan C. Dapena, MD

        D 19:
        Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of delayed frostbite injury
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        D 20: Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for lower extremity sickle cell ulcerations
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        D 21: Use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for treatment of acute skin necrosis after a “Brazilian Butt Lift”
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        D 22: Decision making for limb threatening wounds
        Strauss MB, Moon H, Miller SS, Lu LQ
        Presenting Author: Michael B. Strauss, MD

        D 23: Case report: High-throughput enterocutaneous fistula and the role of HBO2
        Borges HL, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE, Toni JP
        Presenting Author: Hugo Borges, MD

        D 24:
        Case Report: HBO2 avoiding amputation in serious osteomyelitis of ankle
        Borges HL, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE, Toni JP
        Presenting Author: Hugo Borges, MD

        D 25: Femoropopliteal doppler velocities associated with hyperbaric oxygen treatment session of diabetic patients with leg ulcers
        Maran CA, Salles-Cunha SX, Millazo PAA, Farias PSR, Castro IJL, David JRN, David RAR
        Presenting Author: Maran Cristiane Antequeira, MD

        D 26: Smoking paradox in the development of delayed neuropsychiatric sequelae among acute carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication patients with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Lee Y
        Presenting Author: Younghwan Lee, MD

        D 27: The historical priority of South America in hyperbaric research and practice
        Brito T, Subbotina N
        Presenting Author: Tomaz Brito, MD and Nina Subbotina, MD

        D 28: Successful artificial sphincter placement for urinary incontinence in the setting of radiation cystitis with adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy – A case study
        Boes T, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Mariani P, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Tanner Boes, MD

        D 29: Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatments for vasculitis induced by levamisole containing cocaine
        Ptak J, Reetz S, Buckey J
        Presenting Author: Judy Ptak, RN/CHRN

        D 30: Closing RICH-ART study:  Radiation induced cystitis treated with hyperbaric oxygen – A randomized controlled trail
        Oscarsson N, Bueller B, Seeman-Lodding H
        Presenting Author: Nicklas Oscarsson, MD

        SATURDAY, June 30

        10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment: Oral Presentations Fiesta 5

        10:30-10:45

        E 5: Interim analysis of mucosal atomizer use to maintain myringotomy patency during elective hyperbaric treatments
        Walter J, Westgard B, Hendriksen S, Masters T, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Joe Walter, MD

        10:45-11:00

        E 2: Hyperbaric oxygen simulation education
        Arefieva CA, Duchnick J, Bermudez R, Witucki P, Shishlov K, Sadler C
        Presenting Author: Christa Arefieva

        11:00-11:15

        E 3: Performance characteristics of high frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) under hyperbaric conditions
        Huang ET, Heltborg JL, Apsey RT, Ray K
        Presenting Author: Kristi Ray, MD

        11:15-11:30

        E 4: Observations on O2% during air breathing periods using a non-rebreather face mask in a monoplace chamber
        Bell J , Koumandakis G, Churchill S , Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: James Bell, CHT

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session E

        Fiesta 5

         

        E 1: Preprogramed bailout and surface decompression schedules for multiplace treament profiles
        Raleigh GW
        Presenting Author: Greg Raleigh, CHT

        E 2: Hyperbaric oxygen simulation education
        Arefieva CA, Duchnick J, Bermudez R, Witucki P, Shishlov K, Sadler C
        Presenting Author: Christa Arefieva, 

        E 3:
        Performance characteristics of high frequency percussive ventilation (HFPV) under hyperbaric conditions
        Huang ET, Heltborg JL, Apsey RT, Ray K
        Presenting Author: Kristi Ray, MD

        E 4: Observations on O2% during air breathing periods using a non-rebreather face mask in a monoplace chamber
        Bell J , Koumandakis G, Churchill S , Weaver LK
        Presenting Author: James Bell, CHT

        E 5: Interim analysis of mucosal atomizer use to maintain myringotomy patency during elective hyperbaric treatments
        Walter J, Westgard B, Hendriksen S, Masters T, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Joe Walter, MD

        E 6:
        Multiplace hyperbaric chamber modifications for safe utilization of a non-hyperbaric rated cardiac monitor
        Bliss C, Mosteller J
        Presenting Author: Chae Bliss, CHT

        E 7:
        Leg ulcer characterization by photographic imaging pre and post hyperbaric oxygen treatment: Lessons learned with first 10 cases
        Maran CA, Salles-Cunha SX, Millazo PAA, Farias PSR, Castro IJL, David JRN, David RAR
        Presenting Author: Maran Cristiane Antequeira, MD

        E 8: Responding to an active shooter – Learning from one facility’s experience
        Ptak J, Cormier J
        Presenting Author: Judy Ptak, RN/CHRN

        E 9: Use of High Frequency Percussive Ventilation (HFPV) in a patient with carbon monoxide poisoning
        Huang ET, Heltborg JL, Apsey RJ
        Presenting Author: Enoch Huang, MD

        E 10: continuous bladder irrigation in the monoplace hyperbaric chamber: A cautionary tale
        Cooper JS, Lagrange CA
        Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper, MD

        E 11: The use of indocyanine green fluorescence angiography to assess perfusion of chronic wounds undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Kim DU, Rao A, Kaplan S, Baksh F, Caprioli R,  Haight J, Ferguson RG, Pliskin M, Oropallo A
        Presenting Author: Alisha Oropallo, MD

        E 12: Utilization of fluorescence microangiography (LUNA) in a pediatric patient with acute compartment syndrome
        Walter J, Settypalli S, Westgard B, Hendriksen S, Masters T, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Joe Walter, MD

        E 13: Public awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning
        Gwilliam AM, Williams B, Stewart JR, Robins MS
        Presenting Author: Annette Gwilliam, RN/CHRN

        E 14:
        Surviving an active shooter event
        Brown P
        Presenting Author: Paul Brown, CHT

        E 15:
        Compartment syndrome of the forearm related to carbon monoxide intoxication
        Kim GW
        Presenting Author: Gi Woon Kim, MD

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session F: Top Case Reports: Oral Presentations

        Fiesta 5

        2:00-2:10

        F 1: Case series of central retinal artery occlusion followed with bedside ultrasound
        Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Logue CJ
        Presenting Author: Stephen Hendriksen, MD

        2:10-2:20

        F 2: AGE during controlled ascent training in a Navy Diver trainee: A case report with video registration of the accident
        Wingelaar TT, van Ooij PJ, Koch D
        Presenting Author: Thijs Wingelaar, MD

        2:20-2:30

        F 3: Reversal of central pontine myelinolysis symptoms with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Bensusan AB, Staab P, LeGros TL, Murphy-Lavoie H
        Presenting Author: Ariana P Bensusan, DO

        2:30-2:40

        F 4: Taravana: A syndrome revisited, A case report
        Derksen BD, Savaser DJ
        Presenting Author: Brenna Derksen, MD

        2:40-2:50

        F 5: Acute scalp necrosis successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        2:50-3:00

        F 6: Delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy for cerebral arterial gas embolism following scuba diving: A case report.
        Brett KD, Boni B, Latham E, Sadler C
        Presenting Author: Kaighley Brett, MD

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session F

        Fiesta 7-10

         

        F 1: Case series of central retinal artery occlusion followed with bedside ultrasound
        Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Logue CJ
        Presenting Author: Stephen Hendriksen, MD

        F 2: AGE during controlled ascent training in a Navy Diver trainee: A case report with video registration of the accident
        Wingelaar TT, van Ooij PJ, Koch D
        Presenting Author: Thijs Wingelaar, MD

        F 3: Reversal of central pontine myelinolysis symptoms with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Bensusan AB, Staab P, LeGros TL, Murphy-Lavoie H
        Presenting Author: Ariana P Bensusan, DO

        F 4: Taravana: A syndrome revisited, A case report
        Derksen BD, Savaser DJ
        Presenting Author: Davut Savaser, MD

        F 5: Acute scalp necrosis successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Johnson-Arbor K
        Presenting Author: Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD

        F 6: Delayed hyperbaric oxygen therapy for cerebral arterial gas embolism following scuba diving: A case report.
        Brett KD, Boni B, Latham E, Sadler C
        Presenting Author: Kaighley Brett, MD
         
        F 7: A case of trigeminal neuralgia treated with hyperbaric oxygen
        Huang ET
        Presenting Author: Enoch Huang, MD

        F 8: Cerebral AGE from upper endodoscopy
        Popa DA, Witucki P
        Presenting Author: Daniel Popa, MD

        F 9: Hyperbaric oxygen for late sequelae of carbon monoxide poisoning enhances neurological recovery
        Keim LW, Koneru S, Ramos V, Murr N, Hoffnung DS, Murman DL,  Cooper JS, Torres-Russotto D
        Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper, MD

        F 10: Facial baroparesis as a complication of HBO2: A previously unreported cause of a rare condition
        Sayers MP, Lopez E, Gutfreund Y
        Presenting Author: Martin P Sayers, MD

        F 11: Cerebral arterial gas embolism in a scuba instructor: An interesting cause
        Garcia E, Galicia P, Villanueva V
        Presenting Author: Eduardo Garcia, MD

        F 12: WITHDREW

        F 13: Hypoglycemia after scuba diving with insulin pump
        Gomez-Castillo JD, Contreras U, Reyes-Silva KN
        Presenting Author: Jorge Dario Gomez Castillo, MD

        F 14: Lyme disease developing during hyperbaric oxygen treatments
        Ptak J, Reetz S, Buckey J
        Presenting Author: Judy Ptak, RN/CHRN

        F 15: Case report: The role of HBO2 in a spider bite
        Borges HL, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE, Toni JP
        Presenting Author: Hugo Borges, MD

         


         

         

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    • Keynote Lectures

      • CHRISTIAN J. LAMBERTSEN MEMORIAL LECTURE
        THURSDAY, JUNE 28: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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


        ABOUT THE LECTURE:
        The presentation will focus on observations gleaned from a forty-year history of responding to accidents on oil rigs and diving platforms in the Gulf of Mexico to care for seriously injured commercial divers. This experience afforded a look into the advantage of immediate use of high surface equivalent fraction of inhaled oxygen (SEFIO2) applied in short, intermittent breathing periods in the hyperbaric environment.  Divers suffering from exsanguination, cardiopulmonary arrest, crush injury and severe heat shock have been successfully treated coincidentally because of requisite hyperbaric oxygen administration during surface or saturation decompression.

        The favorable patient outcomes have been replicated in published animal experiments. In part, the physiological explanation might be better understood by looking into the role of mitochondria in shock. The hyperbaric chamber may be a virtual drawer of a code cart in future emergency medical systems and hospitals to improve outcomes from ACLS and ATLS.

        ABOUT  DR. VAN METER: 
        Dr. Van Meter attended George Washington School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He trained at Tulane University / Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is currently board certified in Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Medical Toxicology. He has performed and published research in a number of topics. His current focus is on the use of hyperbaric medicine as an adjunct to ACLS and ATLS both in the clinical hospital setting and in the pre-hospital arenas.

                    Dr. Van Meter is the President and Medical Director of an emergency physician group which staffs a number of contracts in Louisiana and Mississippi. He is lead physician for a first response flight team that treats offshore, injured commercial divers on-site. He is the Medical Director for Baromedical Research Institute, a facility that specializes in research in the field of Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a Clinical Professor both at LSU Health Sciences Center and Tulane University School of Medicine.

                    Since 1989, Dr. Van Meter has served as the Chief of the Section of Emergency Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He has provided steadfast leadership at Charity Hospital’s Level I Trauma Center before and during Hurricane Katrina and afterward at the Interim LSU Hospital. At University Medical Center in New Orleans, he participates in the training and education of physicians on the front lines of emergency and hyperbaric medicine.


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

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        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. 

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

         



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    • Plenary Sessions

      • Thursday, June 28

        HYPERBARIC MEDICINE AND CANCER PLENARY             MECHANISMS OF HBO PLENARY



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

        0830-0915
        John Feldmeier, DO
        "Hyperbaric oxygen and cancer treatment with emphasis on its potential role combined with ketogenic diet and chemotherapy.

        Feldmeier Pic OfficialAt the same time, other researchers have advocated hyperbaric oxygen as a primary treatment for malignant conditions, though the support is limited here. A number of studies done in the late 1950s through the 1970s even on review many years later firmly establish simultaneous hyperbaric oxygen as a radiosensitizer. There are reasons to believe that sequential hyperbaric oxygen followed immediately by can enhance cancer cell kill. The pioneering work by several Japanese authors have reported encouraging results in applying this combined treatment in high-grade brain tumors. More recently, a similar study supported in part by the Baromedical Research Foundation has shown the feasibility of applying these principles to head and neck cancers receiving both chemotherapy and radiation therapy with impressive results and no unexpected toxicities.
             There is a strong rationale and a bit of research that also suggest that chemotherapy’s antitumor effects can be enhanced by hyperbaric oxygen as well. Certainly, the logistics of delivering chemotherapy in the hyperbaric chamber are much easier than delivering radiation with HBO2.

             In this session, Dr. John Feldmeier will introduce an overview of the above issues. These will include a discussion of the Warburg effect and its implications for combined HBO2 and chemotherapy and HBO2 combined with the ketogenic diet.  A brief update will be presented on the status of HBO2 alone and how it effects malignant growth. Other mechanisms by which chemotherapy delivery and tumoricidal effects can likely be enhanced will be considered. 
             Mr. Richard Clarke will follow with a lecture updating the experience in a multi-center trial using sequential HBO2 and radiation with chemotherapy in advanced head and neck cancer patients.

        0915-1000
        Dick Clarke, CHT
        "Hyperbaric Oxygen Radiation Sensitization of Squamous Cell Carcinomas of the Oropharynx"

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

         


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

        1600-1700
        Stephen Thom, MD
        "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Cell Signaling & Mechanisms of Action"

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        This lecture will summarize current knowledge on mechanisms of action for hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy. Information will include findings from peer-reviewed publications involving both animal and human studies. It will emphasize data from human investigations, with a focus on those actions most relevant to clinical HBO2 indications.

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      • Friday, June 29

        RESEARCH AND REGISTRIES FOR HBOT PLENARY               HBO AND DFU PLENARY


         

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

        0800-0830
        Caroline Fife, MD
        "The Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Registry and the role of a Qualified Clinical Data Registry in protecting reimbursement"
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        The field of hyperbaric oxygen therapy and hyperbaric practitioners are under unprecedented scrutiny, with a resulting 50% decrease in HBO2 utilization nationally. Most practitioners are now subject to The Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which requires the submission of quality measures. Qualified Clinical Data Registries (QCDRs) can develop specialty-specific quality measures and transmit data to CMS on behalf of clinicians, increasing the opportunity for bonus payments.
             The HBOTR, through the USWR, offers specialty registry participation as part of MIPS. Registry participation is possible via automated transmission of Continuity of Care Documents (CCDs) which can enable national benchmarking of many key parameters and can address patient selection bias for other types of registry participation by providing a “denominator” for patients/conditions treated. QCDRs manage identified data and can link to the Medicare data warehouse, facilitating HBO2 cost effectiveness research. Patient-reported questionnaires can be enshrined as quality measures, enabling practitioners to realize a small reimbursement benefit for performing them. Provider scores on specialty-specific quality measures are publicly available via the USWR website linked to “Physician Compare,” a welcome alternative to star ratings derived only from standard (and irrelevant) MIPS measures. Hyperbaric Centers may also benefit from quality measure reporting. The HBOTR leverages current mandatory reporting quality requirements and available electronic health record technology to automate registry participation, an important consideration given the lack of funding for HBO2 research.
             The HBOTR has already saved physician payment from a substantial reduction and can be harnessed for clinical research. Since January 2012, data on 27,404 patients has been captured. Among the 62,843 DFUs with data, 9,908 DFUs (15.7%) were treated with HBO2 therapy, although in 2017, the benchmark rate for HBOT was 7.3%, with an average of 28 treatments per patient. There are 2,100 providers who report data to the USWR by transmitting CCDs from their EHR and 688 who submit quality measure data, 300 (43.6%) of whom transmit HBO2 quality measure data.


        0830-0900
        Jay Buckey, MD

        "The hyperbaric medicine registry at Dartmouth"

        Buckey imageThe value of hyperbaric oxygen is being questioned even for well-established UHMS-approved indications. Although every hyperbaric center treats cases for established indications, the outcomes are not gathered together at a central site, analyzed, and published. As a result, outcome data for hyperbaric oxygen are limited and hard to find. An outcomes registry collects outcomes data from multiple sites consistently, which could allow for more powerful analyses, and more widely accessible results. This talk will describe the outcomes-focused hyperbaric registry currently in use at Dartmouth, and how it could be used to advance the field of hyperbaric medicine.



         0900-0930
        Judy Rees, MD, PhD
        "The role of registries in medicine"
        Rees imageThe goal of a disease or treatment registry is to document important data systematically from a sample of patients and use it to make inferences to a larger population. This presentation will consider how registries can be used, some of the pitfalls awaiting the unsuspecting registry researcher; and approaches that will give the best chance of success.

         

         0930-1000
        Panel Discussion


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

        1600-1630
        Dirk Ubbink, MD
        "The effectiveness and costs of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic ischemic ulcers: results of the DAMOCLES multicenter trial
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        This trial was conducted in 9 hyperbaric centers and 25 referring hospitals to find out whether additional HBOT would benefit patients with diabetes and ischemic leg ulcers. We randomized 120 diabetic patients with an ischemic wound to standard care without (SC) or with HBOT (SC+HBOT). Primary outcomes were limb salvage and wound healing, amputation-free survival (AFS), and direct and indirect medical costs.

             Limb salvage was achieved in 47 patients in the SC group vs. 53 patients in the SC+HBOT group. After 12 months, 28 index wounds were healed in the SC group vs. 30 in the SC+HBOT group. AFS was achieved in 41 patients in the SC group and 49 patients in the SC+HBOT group. In the SC+HBOT group 21 patients (35%) were unable to complete the HBOT-protocol as planned. Those who did had significantly fewer major amputations and higher AFS. Overall costs were slightly higher in the SC+HBOT-group.

        1630-1700
        Michael Strauss, MD
        "The Long Beach Wound Score as a Validated Tool for Comparative Effectiveness Research of Wounds and Objectifying the Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen"
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        The Long Beach Wound Score (LBWS) is a validated wound scoring system that is user-friendly, intuitively obvious and applicable for all wounds - not just diabetic foot ulcers.  Five assessments, each graded from 2-points (best possible) to 0-points using objective criteria to grade each, are summated to generate 0 to 10-point scores.
             The scores then quantify three wound categories; "Healthy" 7.5 to 10 points, "Problem" 3.5 to 7 points and "End-stage" 0 to 3 points.  The assessments include 1) Appearance of the wound base, 2) Size--including undermining, 3) Depth--to wound base or bottom of a tract, 4) Infection and 5) Perfusion.
             For wounds in the "Healthy" category only simple wound care and, occasionally, biologics are needed for management.  Deep infection, deformity, and/or ischemia are invariable present in the "Problem" wound  category.  These require debridements and antibiotics plus revascularization and/or hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2).  Juxta-wound transcutaneous oxygen measurements in room air and with HBO2 objectify when this modality is indicated for wound management. Wounds in the "End-stage" category require amputation or revascularization if salvage is indicated. The decision for amputation versus salvage in a "Transition" zone (LBWS in the 2.5 to 4 point range) require information about the patients' wellness and goals, both quantified by 0 to 10 scores as intuitively obvious and easy to use  as the LBWS.
             With 24 billion dollars a year being spent in the USA for management of chronic wounds, comparative effectiveness research (CER) is needed to evaluate the effectiveness, cost benefits, and convenience  of wound care. The essential consideration for CER is using a wound scoring system that objectifies the evaluation so "like can be compared with like."  The LBWS is the reliable (similar scores by two or more observers) and validated tool that meets this requirement. With the LBWS the UHMS has the potential to establish a registry, document the effectiveness of interventions and become the "go to" source for payers to justify authorizations for wound management including HBO2 treatments. 

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      • Saturday, June 30

        EMERGING INDICATIONS FOR HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY      
        NEW PEARLS OF WISDOM IN THE DIVING AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE LITERATURE
        CLINICAL AND METABOLIC ASPECTS IN BREATH-HOLD DIVING



        EMERGING INDICATIONS FOR HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY PLENARY

        8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

        0800-0830
        Enrico Camporesi, MD
        "Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Aseptic Necrosis of the Femoral Head andof the Femoral Condyli"

        camporesi image     Osteonecrosis of the knee (ONK) is a form of aseptic necrosis resulting from ischemia to subchondral bone tissue. Typically, common surgical treatments are invasive and palliative or time-limited. Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy may provide a non-invasive alternative by improving oxygenation and reperfusion of ischemic areas, both for distal femoral condyli, as recently described, or for a similar malady of the femoral head, previously published.
             We recently described 37 ONK patients (29 male, 8 female; mean age ±1 SD: 54±14). 83.7% of patients presented with Aglietti stage I-II; 16.3% presented with Aglietti Stage III.  Patients were treated with HBO2 once a day, five days a week, at 2.5 ATA with 100% inspired oxygen by mask for an average of 67.9±15 sessions. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed before HBO2, within one year after completion of HBO2, and in 14 patients, 7 years after treatment. Oxford Knee Scores (OKS), an index of functionality, where 60 is normal,  were recorded before HBO2 and at the end of each HBO2 treatment cycle.
             After the 30 sessions of HBO2, 86% of patients experienced improvement in their OKS, 11% worsened, and 3% did not change. All patients improved in OKS after 50 sessions. MRI evaluation 1 year after HBO2 completion showed that edema at the femoral condyle had resolved in all but one patient. MRI at 7 year after completing therapy were all normal. In conclusion, HBO2 is beneficial in ONK. Patients experienced improvements in pain and mobility as demonstrated by improvement in OKS. Radiographic improvements were also seen upon post treatment follow-up. Aglietti staging for the entire sample saw an aggregate decrease (p < 0.01) from 1.7 ± 0.7 to 0.3 ± 0.6.


        0830-0900
        Gerardo Bosco, MD
        "Hyperbaric pre-conditioning"
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        Pre-conditioning (PC) has been described as the hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) experience before a critical event, with the aim to prevent a specific clinical condition, and its development as a valuable complement both in diving medicine (Bosco, 2010) as well as prior to ischemic or inflammatory situations. PC is a preventive treatment that triggers endogenous cascades, which can protect from stress-activated and stress-reactive responses. A possible mechanism of HBO-PC mediating beneficial effects has been described as attenuation of the production of proinflammatory cytokines in response to an inflammatory stimulus such as surgery and modulation of the immune response. HBO-PC protocols are performed at 2.0–2.5 atmospheres absolute (ATA), and usually only applied for one or a few days. The physical adaptations in response to alterations in atmospheric oxygen appear to extend not only to survival, but also a preconditioned state.
             Similar to ischemic and stress preconditioning, many different paradigms have been used to demonstrate that either rapid or delayed tolerance is affected by the HBO2 therapy. Irrespective of the cause of injury, inflammatory cytokines released after the primary event trigger leukocyte activation and free radical release, causing secondary damage and extension of injury. Thus, modulating inflammatory molecules has the potential benefit of limiting leukocyte-mediated extension of injury. Many studies demonstrated a protective mechanism of HBO-PC in the injured brain, heart, or liver. Previous data by Yang and colleagues on animals demonstrated that HBO2 inhibits TNF-α production during intestinal, brain and muscle ischemia-reperfusion and it has a beneficial effect, mediated by decreased production of IL-6, IL-1β, dopamine and lactate (Bosco, 2007; Yang, 2001;2006;2010). Studies on animals showed that HBO-PC can protect the brain from ischemia-reperfusion injury and that Sirt1 is a potential molecular target for therapeutic approaches (Ding, 2017). In man, HBO-PC induces endogenous cardioprotection subsequent to ischemic reperfusion injury (Allen, 2014).
             Additionally, clinical HBO-PC showed effects before surgery. A single preoperative hyperbaric oxygen treatment on the day before surgery may reduce the complication rate in pancreatic resection (Bosco, 2014). In liver surgery, studies demonstrated to increase the number of new cells and the density of microcirculation in the regenerating liver after HBO-PC (Theodoraki, 2011). Furthermore, hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning improves postoperative dysfunctions by reducing oxidant stress and inflammation (Gao, 2017). A recent experimental paper has identified an important mechanism involved in triggering the beneficial effect of HBO-PC, as the intracellular induction of heme-oxygenase-1 in hepatic IR injury. Moreover, in dive medicine HBO-PC reduced bubble formation and platelets activation; HBO-PC might enhance lymphocyte antioxidant activity and reduce reactive oxygen species levels. Pre-breathing oxygen in water may also preserve calcium homeostasis, suggesting a protective role in the physiological lymphocyte cell functions (Bosco, 2010; Morabito, 2011).

             Whether the various preconditioning protocols contribute to the different results should be investigated in further studies and applied to diverse surgical procedures, especially major surgeries leading to postoperative ICU admission. Therefore, HBO-PC is an encouraging and feasible therapeutic strategy for protecting organs from the subsequent lethal stimulus.
        References
        1. Ding P, Ren D, He S, He M, et al (2017). Sirt1 mediates improvement in cognitive defects induced by focal cerebral ischemia following hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning in rats. Physiological research, 66(6).
        2. Yang ZJ, Bosco G, Montante A, Ou XL and Camporesi EM (2001) Hyperbaric O2 reduces intestinal ischemia-reperfusion-induced TNF-a production and lung neutrophil sequestration. Eur J Appl Physiol 85: 96-103
        3. Yang Z, Nandi J, Wang G, Bosco G, et al. (2006) Hyperbaric Oxygenation ameliorates indomethacin-induced enteropaty in rats by modulating TNF-a and IL-1 b production. Dig Dis Sci 34(1-2):70-6.
        4. Bosco G, Zj Yang, J Nandi, Jp Wang, et al. (2007) Effects of hyperbaric oxygen on glucose, lactate, glycerol and antioxidant enzymes in the skeletal muscle of rats during ischemia and reperfusion. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 34, 70-76.
        5. Yang Zj, Bosco G, Xie Y, Chen Y, Camporesi EM. (2010) Hyperbaric oxygenation alleviates MCAO-induced brain injury and reduces hydroxyl radical formation and glutamate release. Eur J Appl Physiol. Feb;108(3):513-22.
        6. Bosco G, Yang Zj, Di Tano G, Camporesi EM, et al. (2010) Effect of in-water versus normobaric oxygen pre-breathing on decompression-induced bubble formation and platelet activation. J Appl Physiol. May;108(5):1077-83.
        7. Morabito C, Bosco G, Pilla R, Corona C, et al. (2011) Effect of pre-breathing oxygen at different depth on oxydative status and calcium concentration in lymphocytes of scuba divers. Acta Physiol (Oxf). May;202(1):69-78.
        1. Bosco G, Casarotto A, Nasole E, Camporesi E, et al. (2014). Preconditioning with hyperbaric oxygen in pancreaticoduodenectomy: a randomized double-blind pilot study. Anticancer research, 34(6), 2899-2906.
        2. Theodoraki K, Tympa A, Karmaniolou I, Tsaroucha A, et al. (2011). Ischemia/reperfusion injury in liver resection: a review of preconditioning methods. Surgery Today, 41(5), 620.
        3. Gao Z. X, Rao J, & Li Y. H. (2017). Hyperbaric oxygen preconditioning improves postoperative cognitive dysfunction by reducing oxidant stress and inflammation. Neural regeneration research, 12(2), 329.
        4. Allen M, Golembe E, Gorenstein S, Butler G. Protective effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2) in cardiac care-A proposal to conduct a study into the effects of hyperbaric pre-conditioning in elective coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) Undersea Hyperb Med. 2014;42:107–114.


        0900-0930
        Shai Efrati, MD
        "Brain injury"

        efratiObjectives:

        1. Basics pathophysiological cascade of non-recoverable brain injuries.
        2. The neuroplasticity effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        3. Selecting the optimal candidate for the treatment

        Clinical studies published in recent years present convincing evidences that hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) therapy can be the coveted neurotherapeutic method for brain repair of neurological incidents like traumatic brain injury and stroke. This new understanding leads to a paradigm change in the way that we refer to chronic brain injuries; from now these should be thought of like other non-healing wounds in other parts of the body.
             The classical candidate for HBO2 is a patient with unrecovered brain injury where tissue hypoxia is the limiting factor for the regeneration process. In this patient, HBO2 may induce neuroplasticity in the stunned regions where there is a brain anatomy/physiology mismatch (as for example PET/MRI).
             In this lecture we will discuss the multifaceted role HBO2 can play in neurotherapeutics based on recent persuasive evidence demonstrating HBO2 efficacy in brain repair as well as a new understanding of brain energy management and response to brain damage. We will also discuss how to select suitable candidates and how to choose the optimal HBO2 protocol for the selected candidate.


        0930-1000
        Panel Discussion


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

        1300-1330
        Brian Keuski, MD; Fellow, Duke Hyperbarics
        "Diving medicine literature update"

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        Take a whirlwind tour through the last 12 months of diving medicine literature. Major topics include: decompression illness, fitness to dive issues, immersion pulmonary edema, and diving physiology.



        1330-1400
        Lince Varughese, MD; Fellow, LSU Hyperbarics
        "Hyperbaric medicine literature update"

        Lince Varughese MD

        Dr. Varughese will give a brief update on key articles in recent hyperbaric medicine literature; novel ideas and newfound wisdom.



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

        1600-1620
        Gerardo Bosco, MD
        "Adaptive mechanisms in breath-hold divers"

        Bosco imageThe human body faces extreme physiological challenges while immersed with voluntary breath-holding. Breath-hold diving is potentially associated to extreme environmental factors such as increased hydrostatic pressure, hypoxia, hypercapnia, hypothermia and strenuous exercise. Physiological adaptations can depend among the time of breath suspension and the depth of diving. While descending chest squeeze and blood redistribution occur. Indeed, blood as being an incompressible fluid from peripheral circulation is shifted to the chest. The intrathoracic blood volume increases. Moreover, face immersion results in induced bradycardia, due to the diving reflex. Conversely, breath-holding at rest, out of water, induces non-significant changes in heart rate. Breath-hold swimming, even on the surface, instead causes pronounced bradycardia. During deep diving a higher O2 consumption and a fall in alveolar and blood O2 content was observed. Consequently, alveolar CO2 pressure increases due to chest compression while descending.
             It was supposed that the maximum reachable depth in breath-hold diving was determined by the relationship between total lung capacity and residual volume. Craig suggested a compensatory physiologic mechanism to explain why thoracic implosion does not occur and hypothesized that a certain amount of blood was diverted from the peripheral circulation into the chest. Intrathoracic pressure in such a condition represented the elastic behavior of the chest wall when exposed to high hydrostatic pressure. The increased hydrostatic pressure at depth reduces pulmonary gas volumes and consequently increases intrathoracic blood volume, with enlargement of the right heart chambers and pressures. On the contrary, the left sections of the heart do not undergo any enlargement, and do not show any sign of pressure increase. The systolic stroke volume is the consequence of Starling’s law: the blood shift stretches the heart and increases the intracardiac volume. This certainly means that, although rarely exploited in nature, anaerobic metabolic reserve represents a resource for survival of the animal. The same can be said for high-altitude hypoxic environments.
             Another consideration is the “graded response” to breath-hold diving in relation to the level of physiological stress and to the control by the central nervous system. The diving response is a strategic adaptation to hostile environmental conditions common to many animals but human breath-hold divers require knowledge for the safe and health of participants. 

        1620-1640
        Peter Lindholm, MD
        "Pulmonary pathophysiology in deep breath-hold diving"
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        Deep breath-hold diving may expose the lungs to the limits of known human physiology. We will discuss barotrauma of descent with pulmonary edema, glossopharyngeal hyperinsufflation and arterial gas embolism.

        1640-1700
         Alessandro Marroni, MD
        "Breaking news on breath-hold diving research"
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        Recent data from field research on pathophysiology of breath-hold diving will be presented, with a particular focus on breath-hold diving-induced pulmonary edema, Taravana, epidemiology, mechanisms, pathogenetic hypotheses and data on genetic predisposing factors.


         

         

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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.

      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 22 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 22.
      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 22 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 18 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.”

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    • Social Events

       

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

      WELCOME RECEPTION
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Casita Courtyard

      THURSDAY, JUNE 29

      EXHIBITORS WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Exhibit Hall (Fiesta 6)

      SATURDAY, JUNE 30

      ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET (additional fees for banquet and after party)
        Banquet Reception: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
        Dinner: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm (Fiesta 5)
        After Party: 10:00pm - 12am  (Monterrey & La Mesa Patio)

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    • Committee Meeting Schedule

      SUBJECT TO CHANGE
      posted 3-6-18

      Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule

      EVENT

      START TIME

      END TIME

      LOCATION

      TUESDAY, JUNE 26

      UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

      4:00 PM

      11:00 PM

      Sierra 2

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27          

      ABPM Exam

      1:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Editorial Board Meeting

      3:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

      4:45 PM

      7:45 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Associate's Council Meeting

      5:30 PM

      7:30 PM

      Fiesta 2

      THURSDAY, JUNE 28

      Safety Committee Meeting

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins)

      10:00 AM

      12:00 AM

      Fiesta 1

      Accreditation Council Meeting

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      ACEP UHM Section Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Fiesta 3

      GME Committee Meeting

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Material Testing Advisory (AD HOC) Committee

      2:00 PM

      3:30 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Education Committee Meeting

      5:00 PM

      6:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      BNA Board Meeting

      5:00 PM

      6:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      FRIDAY, JUNE 29

      PAST PRESIDENT'S BREAKFAST

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 3

      NBDHMT Breakfast

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      NBDHMT Board Meeting

      8:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      ECCHO Working Group Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Publication Committee Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Fiesta 3

      ACHM-UHMS Meeting

      11:00 AM

      1:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Registry Meeting (Buckey)

      11:30 AM

      12:30 AM

      Fiesta 3

      QUARC Committee Meeting

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      BNA General Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Research Committee Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

      5:30 PM

      6:30 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting

      5:30 PM

      7:30 PM

      Fiesta 1

      SATURDAY, JUNE 30

      Chapter President's Committee Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Diving Committee Meeting

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Membership Committee Meeting

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

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  • PRE-COURSES


    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    • How to Prepare for Accreditationregister now button

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


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

      SCHEDULE:
      subject to change
      posted: 4/19/2018

      TIME

         

      0800-0815

      Welcome/Introductions                                                      

      Garrett

      0815-1015

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?       

      Garrett

      1015-1045

      Break

       

      1045-1145

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design I  & II

      Garrett

      1145-1245

      Lunch

      On Own

      1245-1330

      Physician point of view                                                   

      Schwartz

      1330-1415

      Nurse point of view

      Bello

      1415-1500

      Technologist point of view                                                     

      Mize

      1500-1515

      Break

       

      1515-1545

      Organizational Planning                                            

      Workman

      1545-1600

      Discussion/Questions

       

      1600

      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 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 6.25.

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

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

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

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

       

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

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


      Objectives:

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


      The purpose of this course is to provide current information related to new changes in coding, billing and documentation for reimbursement in the new MACRA regulatory ERA. This course is organized by both regular and associate members. The sessions will be of special interest to clinicians and technical staff and is provided in response to requests from the membership for a pre-course related to new reimbursement issues related to clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. CME and CEU credit will be available for this course. (This course is not approved for Physician MOC Credit)

       

      SCHEDULE
      subject to change: posted: 4/24/2018

      TIME

      LECTURE

      FACULTY

      8:00-8:10

      Welcome & Introductions

      Caroline Fife, MD

      8:10-9:00

      Reimbursement 101

      Michael Crouch, CHT

      9:00-9:45

      MACRA Update – MIPS performance: Where we are now

      Caroline Fife, MD

      9:45-10:00

      Break

       

      10:00-10:30

      Transition from MIPS to APM

      Marc Robins, DO

      10:30-11:00

      HBO2 under pressure

      Marc Robins, DO

      11:00-12:00

      Audit proofing: Part I: HBO2 documentation for reimbursement

      Helen Gelly. MD

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

       

      1:00-2:00

      Audit proofing: Part 2: Understanding PA/PPR/TP&E

      Helen Gelly, MD

      2:00-2:45

      The UCLA audit experience

      Walter Chin, CHRN

      2:45-3:00

      Break

       

      3:00-4:00

      Can the Registry Help Us Survive?

      Caroline Fife, MD

      4:00-5:00

      Pulling it all together, Episodes of Care, Q&A

      Marc Robins/Panel


      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: 
      Physician CME: 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.

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

       

    • Differential Diagnosis of Decompression Illnessregister now button

      WEDNESDAY, June 27: 8am-5pm

          Decompression illness (DCI) is a diagnosis assigned to a variety of acute conditions where the suspected cause is occurrence of free gas in circulation and tissues, caused by decompression.  Individual manifestations are not specific for DCI, but a time proximity to decompression and some patterns of manifestations suffice to establish diagnosis in most cases. Early recognition of DCI and administration of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) is important for successful treatment. However, some serious post-decompression manifestations may be coincidental and if mistaken for DCI, precious time to provide proper treatment may be lost - for example, in a case of stroke.
          Current practice in evaluation of acute post-dive conditions vary from taking medical history and physical examination (H&P) only, to a routine extensive testing for possible coincidental conditions. Both approaches can sometimes result with misdiagnosis and lost treatment opportunity.

      Additional diagnostic tests including blood tests and imaging have been discussed quite extensively in recent years but no clear guidelines have been provided as yet.
           The aim of this workshop is to review the most common coincidental post-decompression conditions that could be confused for DCI and discussion of when and what additional testing is needed to avoid misdiagnosis. The topics will include serous neurological conditions, neurological conditions resistant to HBO2 treatment, serious cardiorespiratory conditions, post-dive abdominal discomfort, cutaneous manifestations, and osteomuscular aches and pains.


      SCHEDULE
      Subject to change

      TIME

      LECTURE

      SPEAKER

      0800-0815

      Welcome and Introductions

      Petar DeNoble

      0815-0900

      Propaedeutic  of DCI

      Richard Moon

      0900-0945

      Neurological exam of injured divers

      Wayne Massey

      0945-1030

      Decompression illness and coincidental acute post-dive conditions in recreational and commercial divers

      Matias Nochetto

      1030-1045

      BREAK

       

      1045-1130

      Diagnostic algorithms for DCI

      Ian Grover

      1130-1215

      French approach to differential diagnosis of DCI

      Jean Eric Blatteau

      1215-1315

      LUNCH

       

      1315-1400

      Cardiorespiratory post dive conditions

      Bruce Derrick

      1400-1445

      Abdominal post-dive issues UCSD fellow

      Aaron Heerboth

      1445-1500

      BREAK

       

      1500-1545

      ENT issues

      Nick Vandemoer

      1545-1630

      Trauma, aches and pains

      Jim Chimiak

      1630-1700

      Concluding remarks

      Petar DeNoble and
      Alessandro Marroni

       

       



      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


      N
      BDHMT:
       This live activity is approved for 7.5 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

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

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

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

       

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  • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK


    • Non-Physician Track Schedule

      THURSDAY, JUNE 28
      Posted 5-9-18 (subject to change)
      (not approved for physician CME credits)

      8:00-8:30

      President's Address

      Enoch Huang, MD in Fiesta 5

      8:30-5:00

      NON-Physician Track Kick Off

       Yucatan 1-3

      8:30-8:40 

      Welcome & Introductions

      Gus Gustavson, RN

      8:40-8:50 

      UHMS Associates Update

      Kaye Moseley, RRT

      8:50-9:00

      BNA Update

      Annette Gwilliam, ACHRN

      9:00-9:30

      A decompression stop for fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula &
      Ten-year period prevalence of decompression illness among small-scale fishermen divers & Rater reliability of a transthoracic bubble study among fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula

      Walter Chin

      9:30-9:45

      Effect of rehydration schedule after four-hour head-out water immersion on running performance and recovery

      Rebeccah Stansbery

      9:45-10:00

      Physical disabilities after decompression illness among small-scale fishermen divers of the Yucatán Peninsula

      Sofia Aguinaga

      10:00-10:30

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      10:30-10:45 

      Preprogramed bailout and surface decompression schedules for multiplace treatment profiles

      Greg Raleigh 

      10:45-11:00 

       Effect of single-breath oxygen on breath-hold time

      Anika Weaver 

      11:00-11:15

      Achievement Recognition Scholarship Abstract:
      Multiplace hyperbaric chamber modifications for safe utilization of a non-hyperbaric rated cardiac monitor

      Chae Bliss 

      11:15-1130 

      DCS with incidental pulmonary cyst

      Mariesa N. Norton

      11:30-11:45 Public awareness of carbon monoxide poisoning Annette Gwilliam

      11:45-12:00 

      Responding to an active shooter – Learning from one facility’s experience

      Judy Ptak 

      12:00-1:00

      Associates Luncheon (registration sign-up required - limited to 50)

      Durango 2

      1:00-2:00

      Lambertsen Memorial Keynote: A long shot to a short shot: Hyperbaric oxygen augmented ACLS/ATLS spawned by commercial diving medicine experience

      Keith Van Meter, MD in Fiesta 5 

      2:00-2:45

      Risk factors for diving injuries

      Peter Buzzacott

      2:45-3:00

      Adapting contrast-enhanced imaging techniques to improve quantification of decompression bubbles in humans

      James E. H. Hensel

      3:00-3:30

      Break

      Break

      3:30-3:45

      Surviving an active shooter

      Paul Brown

      3:45-4:00

      Who’s listening? Ear health and diving: Data from 790 divers

      Marguerite St. Leger Dowse

      4:00-4:20

      Hyperbaric oxygen treatments for vasculitis induced by levamisole containing cocaine & Lyme disease developing during hyperbaric oxygen treatments

      Judy Ptak

      4:20-5:00

       Wound healing centers and the bends

      Matias Nochetto

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  • REGISTRATION

    REGISTER NOW

    Click the button above to register now, or use the WORD or PDF registration forms (links below) and email or fax to us.

    Click here for the WORD version.     Click here for the PDF version.   Thank you.


    FEES
    CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY: $100.00 administrative fee will be held on all cancellations before JUNE 1 – AFTER June 1: 50% of registration fee.  NO REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 16.


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


     

    FEES

    PRE-COURSES/Workshops: Wednesday, June 27

    Differential diagnosis of decompression illness

    $180.00

    Mapping a course through the reimbursement quagmire

    $180.00

    How to Prepare for Accreditation

    $180.00

    UHMS MEMBER FEES

    THREE DAY FEE: June 28 – June 30    

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

    $795.00

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

    $595.00

    DAILY FEES: June 28 – June 30 

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $285.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $285.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $285.00

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $215.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $215.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $215.00

    NON-MEMBER FEES

    THREE DAY FEE: June 28 - June 30  

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

    $995.00

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

    $695.00

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $350.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $350.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $350.00

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $240.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $240.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $240.00

    Social Functions (Attendees only)

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

    YES, I will be attending the EXHIBITOR RECEPTION: Thursday, June 28 (6-7pm)

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

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

    $100.00

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

    $75.00

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

    $25.00

    Accompanying Persons (per person)

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

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

    $395.00 x___

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

    $255.00 x___

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

    $180.00 x___

    AP Welcome Reception: Wednesday, June 27

    $ 50.00 x___

    AP Exhibitor Reception: Thursday, June 28

    $ 40.00 x___

    AP Banquet + After Party: Saturday, June 30

    $ 100.00 x___

    AP Banquet ONLY: Saturday, June 30

    $ 75.00 x___

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

    $ 25.00 x___

    Printed copy of the Program

    $ 25.00 x___

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  • SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT INFORMATION



    DISNEY'S CORONADO SPRING RESORT
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL

    June 28 - JUNE 30, 2018

    SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION: ONLINE- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    or download the Word or PDF forms

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:

     BH&L Decorators
    7601 Chancellor Drive
    Orlando, FL 32809
    (407) 851-9080
    BH&L EXHIBITOR SERVICE MANUAL
     
    Information to ship directly to the hotel: Click here

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


    INVITATION TO SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR

    The 2018 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting offers an excellent opportunity for your organization to gain visibility, network with other professionals, and to promote its products and services to a target audience of physicians, scientists, technicians, nurses and other allied health professionals.  Reinforce your corporate image by signing up today.


    THE UHMS 2018 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

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

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

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

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

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


    BACKGROUND ON THE UHMS


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

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

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

    The UHMS' Mission is to:

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

    CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

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


    EXHIBITS

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

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

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:

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


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING FORMAT

    Wednesday, June 27:                 
    7:00am-3:00pm: BH&L Decorators Exhibit Company Set-Up
    3:00pm: Exhibitors Move in
    7:00pm-9:00pm: Welcome Reception (all welcome) at the Casita Courtyard


    Thursday, June 28: Conference Sessions: 8am-6pm
    Exhibit Times:

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    10-10:30am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break)
    6pm-7pm: Meet the Exhibitors "Wine & Cheese” Reception

    Friday, June 29: Conference Sessions: 8am-6pm
    Exhibit Times:

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    10-10:30am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break)

    Saturday, June 30: Conference Sessions: 8am-5:30pm
    Exhibit Times:

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    10-10:30am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break) 
    4:00: Breakdown


    **Schedule subject to change **


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING PROMOTION

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


    SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES


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

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

    PLATINUM SPONSOR:  $6,500

    GOLD SPONSOR:           $4,500

    SILVER SPONSOR:        $3,500

    BRONZE SPONSOR:      $2,500

    WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR:         $2,500

    ASSOCIATES LUNCHEON SPONSOR:     $1,000

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


    ASM ACCESSORIES SPONSORS

    SATCHEL SPONSOR: 

    • YOU PURCHASE

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

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


    NOTE PADS AND PENS SPONSOR

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


    SATCHEL INSERT 

    • $ 350.00

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

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

    DIGITAL DISPLAY AD:                                                                                        

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


    ASM EXHIBIT BOOTHS/TABLES

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

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

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

    • Winter Symposium: January 27-30: Snowbird Resort, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Annual Scientific Meeting : June 28-30: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    • Gulf: August 24-25: Doubletree, New Orleans, LA
    • Northeast: October 20-21: Harrah’s, Atlantic City, NJ
    • Pacific: November 17-18: Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa Keauhou Bay, Kailua-Kona Hawaii
    • Midwest: Sorry there will be no 2018 meeting

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


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

    This package includes:                                        

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

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


    TABLE TOP PACKAGE
         FEE: $1,500 

    This package includes:

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

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

     
     
     
    June 28th, 2018 7:00 AM   through   June 30th, 2018 4:30 AM
     
    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION  
    SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL (10X10 Booth Package)
    SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL (Table top Package)
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: 10x10 Booth Package (3 reps)
    $3,900.00
    $2,900.00
    $2,500.00
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: Tabletop Package (2 reps) $1,500.00
    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  
    PLATINUM SPONSOR (includes booth exhibit package) $6,500.00
    GOLD SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $4,500.00
    SILVER SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $3,500.00
    BRONZE SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $2,500.00
    Welcome Reception Sponsor $2,500.00
    Associate business lunch sponsor $1,000.00
    Associate Scholarship Sponsor $1,000.00
    SATCHELS  
    NOTE PADS AND PENS SPONSOR: YOU PURCHASE $0.00
    SATCHEL INSERT $350.00
    Satchel Sponsor $0.00
    Exhibitor: Additional Representative for exhibit display $150.00
    Banquet Tickets $7500
     

     



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  • FUTURE ANNUAL MEETING DATES & LOCATIONS


    2019: June 27-29: Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, PR*
    *UHMS recommends that you not make your flight arrangements until 90-120 days before the meeting


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

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