UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting

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



 

 

  • ABOUT

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

    Expected Results (Goals or Objective) 

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  • ACCOMMODATIONS & LOCATION


    • HOTEL INFORMATION

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      DISNEY'S CORONADO SPRINGS RESORT

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

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


      ROOM RATE: $
      152* S/D

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


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

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


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

      Disney Advantages

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

      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

       
      Close-up of weights on a Hammer Strength machine

      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

       
       
      A father, mother, son and daughter smiling while sitting on a bed in a hotel room

      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


      WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT DESTINATION

       

       

       

       

       

       

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

       

      ORLANDO, FL

       

      Things to Do in Orlando

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

      Theme Parks
      Theme Parks

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

      Attractions

      Attractions

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

      Dining

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

      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.
      Search Golf Courses

      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

    **CLOSED**

    • *COMING SOON*

      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 ABSTRACT

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


      On behalf of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the UHMS Program Committee is pleased to extend its call for abstract submission to the 2018 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting, June 28-June 30, 2018. It will be held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Orlando, 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.    Acknowledgement of receipt will be provided normally within one week. 

      TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

      Abstract acceptance is at the full discretion of the UHMS Annual Scientific Program Committee. 

      Notification regarding abstract final acceptance will be provided via e-mail no later than April 23, 2018.

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

      The UHMS has advanced to using digital poster presentations in lieu of the traditional cork board and printed poster. We have contracted with ePosterBoards LLC to handle all poster submissions for the 2018 Annual Meeting.  All abstracts which have been approved and accepted will be presented in PDF or PPT format and uploaded to the ePosterBoards website.  Instructions for upload, FAQ and templates for poster presentations will emailed to the presenting author upon acceptance.  This information can also be found at the following link: https://www.uhms.org/annual-scientific-meeting/call-for-abstracts/poster-instructions.html

      Also at the discretions of the UHMS ASM Program Committee, presenters may be invited to present their abstract orally in the general meeting, resident/trainee competition (if eligible) or the Associates session (if eligible).  Notification regarding selection for oral and poster presentations will be provided no later than April 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 ePoster 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).
      • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format
      • Only text and text tables will be accepted. NO graphs or images may be submitted.
      • Contents should include the following sections – please use these exact terms for uniformity:
        • Introduction / Background
        • Materials and Methods
        • Results
        • Summary / Conclusions
      • One question / one (1) correct answer with five (5) option answers (A-E-one being the correct answer) for Maintenance of Certification “MOC” Credits.


      TOPICS FOR PRESENTATION

       Specify one of the following categories that best characterizes your presentation:

      • Session A (Thurs): Diving/Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms
      • Session B (Thurs): HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms
      • Session C (Fri): Clinical HBO2 Therapy
      • Session D (Fri): Diving and Decompression Illness
      • Session E (Sat): HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment
      • Session F (Sat): Clinical and Diving-Related HBO2 Therapy

      QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE scientificcommittee@uhms.org 

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    • Instructions for Poster Presentions using ePosterBoard

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

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 4, 2018.

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      ePosterBoard Demo Recording: Click here to view or download
       or view below:

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

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

       

      ePoster Formatting Guidelines

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

      General Guidelines:

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

      Kiosk Guidelines

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

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

      Making the Most of Your Presentation

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

      Videos

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

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

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

      Hyperlinking

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

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

      Animations & Transitions

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

       
      Qr Tag Creation

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

      Here are a few website that we have used:

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

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    •  
      Associates Achievement Recognition Scholarship

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  APRIL 29, 2017

      APPLICATION: WORD   PDF

      The scholarship fund is sponsored by Sechrist Industries & WECP.

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

      Requirements: 

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

      Selection Criteria:

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

      Selection Process:

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

                                                                                                                             

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

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

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


      CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACT

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

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  • SCHEDULE INFORMATION

    • SCHEDULES

      • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

        COMING SOON

         

         

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      • GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 28 - SATURDAY, JUNE 30
        Subject to change
        Posted 7/13/2017

         

        Thursday, June 28

        Thursday, June 28

        Friday, June 29

        Friday, June 29

        Saturday, June 30

        Saturday, June 30

         

        TIME

        General Session

        E-Posters

        General Session

        E-Posters

        General Session

        E-Posters

         

        Fiesta 5

        Fiesta Foyer

        Fiesta 5

        Fiesta Foyer

        Fiesta 5

        Fiesta Foyer

         

        7:00-8:00

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

        Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

         

        8:00-8:30

        President's Address: Enoch Huang, MD

        Executive Director's Address: John Peters

        Plenary Session:

         

        8:30-9:30

        Plenary Session:

        Plenary Session:

         

        9:30-10:00

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

         

        10:00-11:15

        Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

        Session C: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

        Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

         

        11:15-11:37

        Poster Session 1

        Poster Session 5

        Poster Session 9

         

        11:37-12:00

        Poster Session 2

        Poster Session 6

        Poster Session 10

         

        12:00-1:00

        Lunch

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Lunch

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Lunch

        Posters open to view at leisure

         

        1:00-2:00

        Lambertsen Keynote:

        Kindwall Keynote:

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

         

        2:00-3:15

        Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

        Session D: Diving and Decompression Illness

        Session F: Clinical and Diving Related HBO2 Therapy

         
         

        3:15-3:45

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

        Break/Exhibits

        Posters open to view at leisure

         

        3:45-4:07

        Poster Session 3

        Poster Session 7

        Poster Session 11

         

        4:07-4:30

        Poster Session 4

        Poster Session 8

        Poster Session 12

         

        4:30-5:30

        Plenary Session:  

        Plenary Session:

        Plenary Session:

         

        5:30-6:00

        Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

        UHMS Business Meeting

         

        6:00-7:00


         

        7:00-9:00

        Awards Banquet

         

        9:00-10:00

         

        10:00-12:00

        After Party

         

         

         

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      • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

        PRE-COURSES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
        Coming soon

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      • POST-COURSE SCHEDULES

        Sunday, July 1
        Coming Soon

         

         

         

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      • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 28
        Coming Soon

         

         

         

         

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      • ABSTRACT SCHEDULE

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        THURSDAY, JUNE 28 

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


        SESSION B:
        HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

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

         

        FRIDAY, JUNE 29

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


        SESSION D:
        Diving and Decompression Illness

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

         

        SATURDAY, JUNE 30

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


        SESSION F:
        Clinical and Diving Related HBO2 Therapy
        Oral Presentation: 2:00 – 3:15
        Poster Session 11: 3:45 – 4:07
        Poster Session 12: 4:07 – 4:30

         

         

         

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    • Keynote Lectures

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

        THURSDAY, JUNE 28: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
        GUEST SPEAKER:
        LECTURE TITLE:


        ABOUT THE LECTURE:


        ABOUT : 

         

        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. 

        GUEST SPEAKER:

      • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE

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

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

         



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    • Plenary Sessions

      • Thursday, June 29

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



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

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      • Friday, June 30

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

        Speakers: John Feldmeier, DO & Jaleh Mansouri, MD



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

        Speakers: Ian Grover, MD & Peter Witucki, MD

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      • Saturday, July 1

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

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

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

        CLICK THE TITLES ABOVE OR SCROLL TO READ MORE INFORMATION ON EACH PLENARY SESSION



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

         

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    • Continuing Education Credits: Annual Meeting

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

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

      Accreditation Statement:  
      The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Designation Statements: 
      The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 18 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours 18.
      Licenses Types Approved:

      • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
      • Clinical Nurse Specialist
      • Licensed Practical Nurse
      • Registered Nurse
      • Certified Nursing Assistant
      • Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care
      • Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care
      • Registered Respiratory Therapist
      • Certified Respiratory Therapist

      NBDHMT: This live activity is approved for 18 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

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

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

       

      MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC):

      “MOC ABPM: This activity has been approved by the American Board of Preventive Medicine for up to 23 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.”

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    • Social Events

       

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

      WELCOME RECEPTION
      6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

      THURSDAY, JUNE 29

      DINE AROUND NAPLES
      6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
      Florida’s Paradise Coast CVB.


      FRIDAY, JUNE 30

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

      SATURDAY, JULY 1

      ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET (additional fees for banquet and after party)
        Banquet Reception: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
        Dinner: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
        After Party: 10:00pm - 1am  (DJ & open bar from 10-12 - cash bar from 12-1)

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    • Committee Meeting Schedule

      SUBJECT TO CHANGE

      Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule
      BOOKED

       

       

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  • PRE-COURSES

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    • How to Prepare for Accreditationregister now button

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27: 8am-5pm
      Program Chair: Tom Workman, MS, CHT


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

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

      TIME

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

       

      ROYAL PALM 1

      0800-0815

      Welcome/Introductions                                                      

      Workman

      0815-0945

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?       

      Workman

      0945-1000

      Break

       

      1000-1130

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities? Con’t  

      Workman

      1130-1200

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (I)    

      Workman

      1200-1300

      Lunch

       

      1300-1345

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (II)    

      Workman

      1345-1430

      Physician Issues                                                    

      Vierling

      1430-1445

      Break

       

      1445-1530

      Nursing Issues                                                        

      Ziemba

      1530-1615

      Technical Issues                                                      

      Workman

      1615-1645

      Organizational Planning                                            

      Workman

      1645-1700

      Discussion/Questions

       

      1700

      Adjourn

       

       


      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      Accreditation Statement:  
      The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Designation Statements: 
      The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours 7.5.

      Licenses Types Approved:

      • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
      • Clinical Nurse Specialist
      • Licensed Practical Nurse
      • Registered Nurse
      • Certified Nursing Assistant
      • Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care
      • Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care
      • Registered Respiratory Therapist
      • Certified Respiratory Therapist

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

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

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

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

       

    • register now buttonReimbursement Pre-Course

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


      Objectives:

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


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

       


       

      SCHEDULE



      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      Accreditation Statement: 
      The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Designation Statements: 
      The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of TBA AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours TBA

      Licenses Types Approved:

      • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
      • Clinical Nurse Specialist
      • Licensed Practical Nurse
      • Registered Nurse
      • Certified Nursing Assistant
      • Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care
      • Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care
      • Registered Respiratory Therapist
      • Certified Respiratory Therapist

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

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

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

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

       

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      WEDNESDAY, June 27: 8am-5pm



       

      SCHEDULE

       



      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      Accreditation Statement: 
      The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      Designation Statements: 
      The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of TBA AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours TBA.

      Licenses Types Approved:

      • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
      • Clinical Nurse Specialist
      • Licensed Practical Nurse
      • Registered Nurse
      • Certified Nursing Assistant
      • Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care
      • Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care
      • Registered Respiratory Therapist
      • Certified Respiratory Therapist


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

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

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

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

       

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  • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK

    • Non-Physician Track Schedule

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

       

      Thursday, June 29

      TIME

      Non-Physician Track

      8:00-8:30

      President's Address (GS)

      8:30-9:30

      9:30-10:00

      Break/Exhibits

      10:00-10:30

      10:30-11:00

      11:00-11:30

      11:30-12:00

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      1:00-2:00

      Lambertsen Keynote (GS)

      2:00-2:30

      2:30-3:00

      3:00-3:30

      3:00-3:30

      Break

      3:30-4:00

      4:00-4:30

      4:30-5:30

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  • REGISTRATION

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


    FEES: 

    Affiliate Organizations receive a 50% discount off exclusive of Pre & Post, Social & AP events (membership will be verified)
    Please contact lisa@uhms.org for the discount code.
      
    Current Affiliate Organizations: CUHMA, EUBS, SPUMS SBHM & SIMSI
     
     
    Phone: 919-490-5140  ext. 101 
    Email:  Email: 
     


     

    FEES

    PRE-COURSES/Workshops: Wednesday, June 27

    Diving: TBD

    $180.00

    Pre-Course 2: TBD

    $180.00

    How to Prepare for Accreditation

    $180.00

    UHMS MEMBER FEES

    THREE DAY FEE: June 28 – June 30    

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

    $795.00

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

    $595.00

    DAILY FEES: June 28 – June 30 

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $285.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $285.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $285.00

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $215.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $215.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $215.00

    NON-MEMBER FEES

    THREE DAY FEE: June 28 - June 30  

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

    $995.00

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

    $695.00

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $350.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $350.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $350.00

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

         THURSDAY: JUNE 28

    $240.00

         FRIDAY: JUNE 29

    $240.00

         SATURDAY: JUNE 30

    $240.00

    POST-COURSES: Sunday, July 1

    TBD

    $100.00

    Social Functions (Attendees only)

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

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

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

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

    $75.00

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

    $50.00

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

    $25.00

    Accompanying Persons (per person)

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

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

    $395.00 x___

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

    $345.00 x___

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

    $245.00 x___

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

    $160.00 x___

    AP Welcome Reception: Wednesday, June 27

    $ 50.00 x___

    AP Exhibitor Reception: Friday, June 29

    $ 40.00 x___

    AP Banquet + After Party: Saturday, June 30

    $ 75.00 x___

    AP Banquet ONLY: Saturday, June 30

    $ 50.00 x___

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

    $ 25.00 x___

    Printed copy of the Program

    $ 25.00 x___

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  • SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT INFORMATION


    NAPLES GRANDE BEACH RESORT
    NAPLES, FLORDIA

    June 29 - July 1, 2017

    SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION: ONLINE- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    or download the Word or PDF forms

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:

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

    Phone: (239) 566-7506

    Fax: (239) 596-1869

    E-mail: info@encinosaexpo.com

     

    CLICK HERE FOR EXHIBITOR KIT
    PSAV Electricial Order sheet (use this if you need more than just the basic extension cord)


     


    INVITATION TO SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR

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


    THE UHMS 2017 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

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

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


    BACKGROUND ON THE UHMS


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

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

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

    The UHMS' Mission is to:

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

    CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

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


    EXHIBITS

    There will be exhibits running in conjunction with the meeting from Thursday, June 29, 2017 until Saturday July 1, 2017.  Move in time for Exhibitors will be 3pm, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.  Breakdown will be Saturday, July 1,2017 at  4:30pm.

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


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING FORMAT


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


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

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    9:30-10am (Break
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break)

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

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    9:30-10am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break)
    6pm-7pm: Meet the Exhibitors "Wine & Cheese” Reception
                            

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

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    9:30-10am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH on own
    3-3:30pm (Break) 
    BREAK-DOWN: 4:00PM


    **Schedule subject to change **


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING PROMOTION

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


    SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES


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

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

    PLATINUM SPONSOR:  $6,500

    GOLD SPONSOR:           $4,500

    SILVER SPONSOR:        $3,500

    BRONZE SPONSOR:      $2,500

    WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR:         $2,500

    ASSOCIATES LUNCHEON SPONSOR:     $1,000

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


    ASM ACCESSORIES SPONSORS

    SATCHEL SPONSOR: 

    • YOU PURCHASE

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

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


    NOTE PADS AND PENS SPONSOR

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


    SATCHEL INSERT 

    • $ 350.00

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

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


    ASM EXHIBIT BOOTHS/TABLES

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

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

    10x10 Booth Package 

    • $2,500 

      This package includes:                                        

    10’ high back drape
                3’ high side rails
                1 – 7” x 44” identification sign
                1 – 6’ draped table
                2 – Plastic side chairs
                1 – Wastebasket
                3 – Representatives

    Please note:      Any additional requirements are at the exhibitor’s expense

    Booth exhibition packages will include the following benefits:

    • Your organization’s exhibition details included in the printed material distributed at the ASM

    TABLE TOP PACKAGE

    • $1,500 
      ​​​​

      This package includes:                                         

    1 – 6’ draped table
                2 – Plastic side chairs
                1 – Wastebasket
                2 – Representatives

                Please note:      Any additional requirements are at the exhibitor’s expense

    Table exhibition packages will include the following benefits:

    • Your organization’s exhibition details included in the printed material distributed at the ASM
     
    June 29th, 2017 7:00 AM   through   July 1st, 2017 4:30 AM
     
    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION  
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: 10x10 Booth Package (3 reps) $2,500.00
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: Tabletop Package (2 reps) $1,500.00
    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  
    PLATINUM SPONSOR (includes booth exhibit package) $6,500.00
    GOLD SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $4,500.00
    SILVER SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $3,500.00
    BRONZE SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $2,500.00
    Welcome Reception Sponsor $2,500.00
    Associate business lunch sponsor $1,000.00
    Associate Scholarship Sponsor $1,000.00
    SATCHELS  
    NOTE PADS AND PENS SPONSOR: YOU PURCHASE $0.00
    SATCHEL INSERT $350.00
    Satchel Sponsor $0.00
    Exhibitor: Additional Representative for exhibit display $150.00
    Banquet Tickets $50.00
     

     



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