SCHEDULE INFORMATION

  • SCHEDULES

    • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

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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
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    • POST-COURSE SCHEDULES

      Sunday, July 1
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    • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

      THURSDAY, JUNE 28
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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:


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      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. 

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    • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE

      FRIDAY, JUNE 29: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
      GUEST SPEAKER:
      LECTURE TITLE: 


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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"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

       

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  • Continuing Education Credits: Annual Meeting

    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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