SCHEDULE INFORMATION


  • SCHEDULES

    • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

      Subject to Change
      Posted 2/16/18

      DATE

      EVENT

      START TIME

      END TIME

      LOCATION

      TUESDAY, June 26

      Tuesday, June 26

      UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

      4:00 PM

      11:00 PM

      Sierra 2

      WEDNESDAY, June 27

      Wednesday, June 27

      Pre-Course: How to Prepare for Accreditation

      8:00 AM

      5:00 PM

      Fiesta 4

      Wednesday, June 27

      Pre-Course: Mapping a course through the Reimbursement Quagmire

      8:00 AM

      5:30 PM

      Yucatan 2 & 3

      Wednesday, June 27

      Pre-Course: Differential Diagnosis of Decompression Illness

      8:30 AM

      5:35 PM

      Yucatan 1

      Wednesday, June 27

      ABPM Exam

      1:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Wednesday, June 27

      CHT/CHRN Study Hall

      1:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Wednesday, June 27

      CHT/CHRN Exam

      3:30 PM

      5:30 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Wednesday, June 27

      Editorial Board Meeting

      3:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Wednesday, June 27

      HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

      4:45 PM

      7:45 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Wednesday, June 27

      Associate's Council Meeting

      5:30 PM

      7:30 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Wednesday, June 27

      WELCOME RECEPTION

      7:00 PM

      9:00 PM

      Fiesta 6

      THURSDAY, June 28

      Thursday, June 28

      CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 6

      Thursday, June 28

      Safety Committee Meeting

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Thursday, June 28

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

      8:00 AM

      8:30 AM

      Fiesta 5

      Thursday, June 28

      Non-Physician Breakout

      8:30 AM

      12:00 PM

      Yucatan 1-3

      Thursday, June 28

      Plenary Session: Hyperbaric Medicine and Cancer

      8:30 AM

      10:00 AM

      Fiesta 5

       

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

       

       

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

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

       

       

       

      Thursday, June 28

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      10:00 AM

      10:30 AM

      Fiesta 6

      Thursday, June 28

      Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins)

      10:00 AM

      12:00 AM

      Fiesta 1

      Thursday, June 28

      Accreditation Council Meeting

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Thursday, June 28

      ACEP UHM Section Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Fiesta 3

      Thursday, June 28

      Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

      10:30 AM

      11:30 AM

      Fiesta 5

      Thursday, June 28

      GME Committee Meeting

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Thursday, June 28

      Poster Session A

      11:30 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 7-10

      Thursday, June 28

      LUNCH

      12:00 PM

      1:00 PM

       

      Thursday, June 28

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

      12:00 PM

      1:00 PM

       

      Thursday, June 28

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

      1:00 PM

      2:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Thursday, June 28

      Non-Physician Breakout

      2:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Yucatan 1-3

      Thursday, June 28

      Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Thursday, June 28

      Material Testing Advisory (AD HOC) Committee

      2:00 PM

      3:30 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Thursday, June 28

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      3:00 PM

      3:30 PM

      Fiesta 6

      Thursday, June 28

      Poster Session B

      3:30 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 7-10

      Thursday, June 28

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

      4:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Thursday, June 28

      Education Committee Meeting

      5:00 PM

      6:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Thursday, June 28

      BNA Board Meeting

      5:00 PM

      6:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Thursday, June 28

      Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

      6:00 PM

      7:00 PM

      Fiesta 6

      FRIDAY, June 29

      Friday, June 29

      CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 6

      Friday, June 29

      PAST PRESIDENT'S BREAKFAST

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 3

      Friday, June 29

      NBDHMT Breakfast

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      NBDHMT Board Meeting

      8:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Friday, June 29

      Pleanary Session: Research and Registries for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

      8:00 AM

      10:00 AM

      Fiesta 5

       

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

       

       

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

           9:30-10:00: PANEL Discussion

       

       

       

      Friday, June 29

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      10:00 AM

      10:30 AM

      Fiesta 6

      Friday, June 29

      Session C: Diving and Decompression Illness

      10:30 AM

      11:30 AM

      Fiesta 5

      Friday, June 29

      ECCHO Working Group Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      Poster Session C

      11:30 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 7-10

      Friday, June 29

      Registry Meeting (Buckey)

      11:30 AM

      12:30 AM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      LUNCH

      12:00 PM

      1:00 PM

       

      Friday, June 29

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

      1:00 PM

      2:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Friday, June 29

      QUARC Committee Meeting

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      Session D: Diving and Decompression Illness

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Friday, June 29

      Publication Committee Meeting

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Friday, June 29

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      3:00 PM

      3:30 PM

      Fiesta 6

      Friday, June 29

      BNA General Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Friday, June 29

      Research Committee Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Friday, June 29

      Poster Session D

      3:30 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 7-10

      Friday, June 29

      BNA General Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Friday, June 29

      Plenary Session: HBO and DFU

      4:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

       

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

       

       

       

       

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

         

       

      Friday, June 29

      UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

      5:00 PM

      6:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

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

      5:30 PM
      7:30 PM
      Fiesta 1

      SATURDAY, June 30

      Saturday, June 30

      CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Fiesta 6

      Saturday, June 30

      Plenary Session: Emerging Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

      8:00 AM

      10:00 AM

      Fiesta 5

       

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

         

       

       

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

         

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

      9:30-10:00: PANEL Discussion

       

       

       

      Saturday, June 30

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      10:00 AM

      10:30 AM

      Fiesta 6

      Saturday, June 30

      Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

      10:30 AM

      11:30 AM

      Fiesta 5

      Saturday, June 30

      Poster Session E

      11:30 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Saturday, June 30

      Chapter President's Committee Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Saturday, June 30

      Diving Committee Meeting

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 3

      Saturday, June 30

      Membership Committee Meeting

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Fiesta 1

      Saturday, June 30

      LUNCH

      12:00 PM

      1:00 PM

       

      Saturday, June 30

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

      1:00 PM

      2:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Saturday, June 30

      Session F: Top Case Reports

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Saturday, June 30

      ACHM Board Meeting

      2:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 2

      Saturday, June 30

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      3:00 PM

      3:30 PM

      Fiesta 6

      Saturday, June 30

      Poster Session F

      3:30 PM

      4:00 PM

      Fiesta 7-10

      Saturday, June 30

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

      4:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

       

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

         

       

       

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

       

       

       

       

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

       

       

       

      Saturday, June 30

      Awards Banquet (separate fee)

      7:00 PM

      10:00 PM

      Fiesta 5

      Saturday, June 30

      After Party (separate fee)

      10:00 PM

      12:00 AM

       TBD

       

       

       

       

       

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    • GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULE

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

       TIME

      Thursday,
      June 28
      General Session
      Fiesta 5

      Thursday,
      June 28
      E-Posters
      Fiesta 7-10

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

      Friday,
      June 29
      General Session
      Fiesta 5

      Friday,
      June 29
      E-Posters
      Fiesta 7-10

      Saturday,
      June 30
      General Session
      Fiesta 5

      Saturday,
      June 30
      E-Posters
      Fiesta 7-10

      7:00-8:00

      Continental Breakfast/
      Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/
      Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/
      Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/
      Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/
      Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/
      Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/
      Exhibits

       

      8:00-8:30



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

       

      President's Address (GS)

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



       



       

       

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

       

       






       

       

       

       

       

      8:30-10:00

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Plenary:

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



       

       

       

       

       

      10:00-10:30

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

       

      10:30-11:30



      Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

         

      Session C: Diving and Decompression Illness

       

      Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

       

       
       

      11:30-12:00

       

      Poster Session A

       

       

      Poster Session C

       

      Poster Session E

       

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

       

      1:00-2:00







       

       

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

       

      Lambertsen Keynote (GS)

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





       

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






       

       

      2:00-3:00


      Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

       

       

      Session D: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

       

      Session F: Top Case Reports

       

       
       

      3:00-3:30

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

       

      3:30-4:00

       

      Poster Session B

       

       

      Poster Session D

       

      Poster Session F

       

      4:00-5:00

       











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

       

       

      Plenary Session: HBO and DFU: Dirk Ubbink, MD

      Strauss, MD

      (2 x 30 min)



       

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

      Gerardo Bosco, MD

      Peter Lindholm,

      Alessandro Marroni  (3 x 20 min)

       

       

      5:00-6:00

       

       

       

      UHMS Business Meeting

       

       

       

       

      6:00-7:00


      Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      7:00-9:00

       

       

       

       

       

      Awards Banquet

       

       

      9:00-10:00

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      10:00-12:00

       

       

       

       

       

      After Party

       

       

       

       

       

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    • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

      PRE-COURSES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
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    • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

      THURSDAY, JUNE 28
      Coming Soon

       

       

       

       

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    • ABSTRACT SCHEDULE

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      THURSDAY, JUNE 28 

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


      SESSION B:
      HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

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

       

      FRIDAY, JUNE 29

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


      SESSION D:
      Diving and Decompression Illness

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

       

      SATURDAY, JUNE 30

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


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

       

       

       

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  • Keynote Lectures

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

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


      ABOUT THE LECTURE:


      ABOUT : 

       

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

      LAMBERTSEN PIC

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

      GUEST SPEAKER:

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

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

      ABOUT THE LECTURE:

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

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

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


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

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

       



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  • Plenary Sessions

    • Thursday, June 28

      HYPERBARIC MEDICINE AND CANCER PLENARY             MECHANISMS OF HBO PLENARY



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

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


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

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

       


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

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

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    • Friday, June 29

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

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


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

      1600-1630

      Dirk Ubbink, MD

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

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    • Saturday, June 30

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

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

       


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

      TBD


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

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

       

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  • Continuing Education Credits: Annual Meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     

    MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC):

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

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  • Social Events

     

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27

    WELCOME RECEPTION
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    THURSDAY, JUNE 29

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

    SATURDAY, JUNE 30

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

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  • Committee Meeting Schedule

    SUBJECT TO CHANGE
    posted 2/12/18

    Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule

    DATE

    EVENT

    START TIME

    END TIME

    LOCATION

    TUESDAY, June 26

    Tuesday, June 26

    UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

    4:00 PM

    11:00 PM

    Sierra 2

    WEDNESDAY, June 27

    Wednesday, June 27

    ABPM Exam

    1:00 PM

    4:00 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Wednesday, June 27

    CHT/CHRN Study Hall

    1:00 PM

    3:00 PM

    Fiesta 3

    Wednesday, June 27

    CHT/CHRN Exam

    3:30 PM

    5:30 PM

    Fiesta 3

    Wednesday, June 27

    Editorial Board Meeting

    3:00 PM

    5:00 PM

    Fiesta 2

    Wednesday, June 27

    HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

    4:45 PM

    7:45 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Wednesday, June 27

    Associate's Council Meeting

    5:30 PM

    7:30 PM

    Fiesta 2

    Wednesday, June 27

    WELCOME RECEPTION

    6:00 PM

    8:00 PM

    Fiesta 6

    THURSDAY, June 28

    Thursday, June 28

    Safety Committee Meeting

    7:00 AM

    8:00 AM

    Fiesta 2

    Thursday, June 28

    Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins)

    10:00 AM

    12:00 AM

    Fiesta 1

    Thursday, June 28

    Accreditation Council Meeting

    10:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    Fiesta 2

    Thursday, June 28

    ACEP UHM Section Meeting

    10:00 AM

    11:00 AM

    Fiesta 3

    Thursday, June 28

    GME Committee Meeting

    11:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    Fiesta 3

    Thursday, June 28

    Material Testing Advisory (AD HOC) Committee

    2:00 PM

    3:30 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Thursday, June 28

    Education Committee Meeting

    5:00 PM

    6:00 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Thursday, June 28

    Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting

    5:00 PM

    7:00 PM

    Fiesta 2

    Thursday, June 28

    BNA Board Meeting

    6:30 PM

     

    Fiesta 3

    FRIDAY, June 29

    Friday, June 29

    PAST PRESIDENT'S BREAKFAST

    7:00 AM

    8:00 AM

    Fiesta 3

    Friday, June 29

    NBDHMT Breakfast

    7:00 AM

    8:00 AM

    Fiesta 2

    Friday, June 29

    NBDHMT Board Meeting

    8:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Friday, June 29

    ECCHO Working Group Meeting

    10:00 AM

    11:00 AM

    Fiesta 2

    Friday, June 29

    Registry Meeting (Buckey)

    11:30 AM

    12:30 AM

    Fiesta 2

    Friday, June 29

    QUARC Committee Meeting

    2:00 PM

    3:00 PM

    Fiesta 2

    Friday, June 29

    Publication Committee Meeting

    2:00 PM

    3:00 PM

    Fiesta 3

    Friday, June 29

    BNA General Meeting

    3:00 PM

    4:00 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Friday, June 29

    Research Committee Meeting

    3:00 PM

    4:00 PM

    Fiesta 2

    Friday, June 29

    BNA General Meeting

    3:00 PM

    4:00 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Friday, June 29

    UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

    5:00 PM

    6:00 PM

    Fiesta 5

    SATURDAY, June 30

    Saturday, June 30

    Chapter President's Committee Meeting

    10:00 AM

    11:00 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Saturday, June 30

    Diving Committee Meeting

    10:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    Fiesta 3

    Saturday, June 30

    Membership Committee Meeting

    11:00 AM

    12:00 PM

    Fiesta 1

    Saturday, June 30

    ACHM Board Meeting

    2:00 PM

    4:00 PM

    Fiesta 2

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