SCHEDULE INFORMATION

  • SCHEDULES

    • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

      **2017 SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE** 

      posted: 4/27/2017 

      DATE

      EVENT

      START TIME

      END TIME

      LOCATION

      Tuesday, June 27

      ACCME Call Meeting

      1:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Banyon 1-2

      Tuesday, June 27

      UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

      4:00 PM

      11:00 PM

      Banyon 1-2

      Wednesday, June 28

      Pre-Course: How to Prepare for Accreditation

      8:00 AM

      4:30 PM

      Royal Palm 1

      Wednesday, June 28

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

      8:00 AM

      5:30 PM

      Royal Palm 2

      Wednesday, June 28

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

      8:30 AM

      5:35 PM

      Royal Palm 3

      Wednesday, June 28

      MOC Committee Meeting

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Acacia 2

      Wednesday, June 28

      ABPM Exam

      1:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Acacia 2

      Wednesday, June 28

      CHT/CHRN Study Hall

      1:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Wednesday, June 28

      CHT/CHRN Exam

      3:30 PM

      5:30 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Wednesday, June 28

      Editorial Board Meeting

      3:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Acacia 5

      Wednesday, June 28

      HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

      4:45 PM

      7:45 PM

      Acacia 2

      Wednesday, June 28

      Associate's Council Meeting

      5:30 PM

      7:30 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Wednesday, June 28

      WELCOME RECEPTION

      6:00 PM

      8:00 PM

      Mangrove Poolside

      Thursday, June 29

      CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Thursday, June 29

      Safety Committee Meeting

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Acacia 5

      Thursday, June 29

      President's Address: Enoch Huang, MD

      8:00 AM

      8:30 AM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Thursday, June 29

      Non-Physician Breakout

      8:30 AM

      12:00 PM

      Royal Palm 1-3

      Thursday, June 29

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

      8:30 AM

      9:30 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Thursday, June 29

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      9:30 AM

      10:00 AM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Thursday, June 29

      Accreditation Council Meeting

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Acacia 5

      Thursday, June 29

      Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

      10:00 AM

      11:15 AM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Thursday, June 29

      Poster Session 1

      11:15 AM

      11:37 AM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Thursday, June 29

      Poster Session 2

      11:37 AM

      12:00 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Thursday, June 29

      ACEP UHM Section Meeting

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Thursday, June 29

      LUNCH

      12:00 PM

      1:00 PM

      Vista Ballroom

      Thursday, June 29

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

      12:00 PM

      1:00 PM

      Acacia 1-2

      Thursday, June 29

      GME Committee Meeting

      12:00 PM

      1:15 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Thursday, June 29

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

      1:00 PM

      2:00 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Thursday, June 29

      Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins)

      1:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Acacia 5

      Thursday, June 29

      Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell)

      2:00 PM

      5:45 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Thursday, June 29

      Non-Physician Breakout

      2:00 PM

      5:30 PM

      Royal Palm 1-3

      Thursday, June 29

      Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

      2:00 PM

      3:15 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Thursday, June 29

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      3:15 PM

      3:45 PM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Thursday, June 29

      Poster Session 3

      3:45 PM

      4:07 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Thursday, June 29

      Poster Session 4

      4:07 PM

      4:30 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Thursday, June 29

      Education Committee Meeting

      3:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Acacia 5

      Thursday, June 29

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

      4:30 PM

      5:30 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Thursday, June 29

      BNA Board Meeting

      6:30 PM

       

      Mangrove 1

      Thursday, June 29

      PAST PRESIDENT'S DINNER

      7:00 PM

      9:00 PM

      Vista Ballroom

      Friday, June 30

      CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Friday, June 30

      NBDHMT Breakfast

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Acacia 5

      Friday, June 30

      NBDHMT Board Meeting

      8:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Acacia 2

      Friday, June 30

      Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell)

      8:00 AM

      11:30 AM

      Mangrove 1

      Friday, June 30

      Executive Director's Address

      8:00 AM

      8:30 AM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Friday, June 30

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

      8:30 AM

      9:30 AM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Friday, June 30

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      9:30 AM

      10:00 AM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Friday, June 30

      Session C: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

      10:00 AM

      11:15 AM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Friday, June 30

      Poster Session 5

      11:15 AM

      11:37 AM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Friday, June 30

      Poster Session 6

      11:37 AM

      12:00 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Friday, June 30

      Registry Meeting (Buckey)

      11:30 AM

      12:30 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Friday, June 30

      LUNCH

      12:00 PM

      1:00 PM

      Vista Ballroom

      Friday, June 30

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

      1:00 PM

      2:00 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Friday, June 30

      Surveyor Refresher Training Course (contact Tom Workman)

      1:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Acacia 2

      Friday, June 30

      Safety Subcommittee Work Group (LeGros/Alleman)

      1:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Acacia 5

      Friday, June 30

      QUARC Committee Meeting

      2:00 PM

      3:30 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Friday, June 30

      Session D: Diving and Decompression Illness

      2:00 PM

      3:15 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Friday, June 30

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      3:15 PM

      3:45 PM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Friday, June 30

      Poster Session 7

      3:35 PM

      4:07 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Friday, June 30

      Poster Session 8

      4:07 PM

      4:30 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Friday, June 30

      BNA General Meeting

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Acacia 2

      Friday, June 30

      Publication Committee Meeting

      3:30 PM

      4:30 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Friday, June 30

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

      4:30 PM

      5:30 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Friday, June 30

      Specialty Council Meeting (Claus) PRIVATE Meeting

      5:00 PM

      7:00 PM

      Mangrove 1

      Friday, June 30

      UHMS Business Meeting

      5:30 PM

      6:00 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Friday, June 30

      Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

      6:00 PM

      7:00 PM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Friday, June 30

      Visit Old Naples - Shuttle Service to/from hotel

      7:00 PM

      11:00 PM

      Hotel Lobby

      Saturday, July 1

      CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Saturday, July 1

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

      8:00 AM

      9:30 AM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Saturday, July 1

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      9:30 AM

      10:00 AM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Saturday, July 1

      Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

      10:00 AM

      11:15 AM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Saturday, July 1

      Poster Session 9

      11:15 AM

      11:37 AM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Saturday, July 1

      Poster Session 10

      11:37 AM

      12:00 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Saturday, July 1

      LUNCH

      12:00 PM

      1:00 PM

      Vista Ballroom

      Saturday, July 1

      Chapter President's Committee Meeting

      1:00 PM

      2:00 PM

      Acacia 2

      Saturday, July 1

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

      1:00 PM

      2:00 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Saturday, July 1

      Membership Committee Meeting

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Acacia 2

      Saturday, July 1

      ACHM Board Meeting

      3:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Acacia 5

      Saturday, July 1

      Session F: Clinical and Diving Related HBO2 Therapy

      2:00 PM

      3:15 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Saturday, July 1

      BREAK / EXHIBITS

      3:15 PM

      3:45 PM

      Orchid Ballroom

      Saturday, July 1

      Poster Session 11

      3:45 PM

      4:07 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Saturday, July 1

      Poster Session 12

      4:07 PM

      4:30 PM

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Saturday, July 1

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

      4:30 PM

      5:30 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Saturday, July 1

      Awards Banquet (separate fee)

      7:00 PM

      10:00 PM

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Saturday, July 1

      After Party (separate fee)

      10:00 PM

      1:00 PM

      Vista Ballroom

      Sunday, July 2

      Surveyor Training

      8:00 AM

      5:00 PM

      Acacia 1-3

      Sunday, July 2

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

      8:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Acacia 4-6

       

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    • GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULE

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

       

      Thursday, June 29

      Thursday, June 29

      Friday, June 30

      Friday, June 30

      Saturday, July 1

      Saturday, July 1

       

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      General Session

      E-Posters

      General Session

      E-Posters

      General Session

      E-Posters

       

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Royal Palm Foyer

      Royal Palm 4-8

      Royal Palm Foyer

       

      7:00-8:00

      Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

      Continental Breakfast/Exhibits

       

      8:00-8:30

      President's Address: Enoch Huang, MD

      Executive Director's Address: John Peters

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

       

      8:30-9:30

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

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

       

      9:30-10:00

      Break/Exhibits

      Posters open to view at leisure

      Break/Exhibits

      Posters open to view at leisure

      Break/Exhibits

      Posters open to view at leisure

       

      10:00-11:15

      Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

      Session C: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

      Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

       

      11:15-11:37

      Poster Session 1

      Poster Session 5

      Poster Session 9

       

      11:37-12:00

      Poster Session 2

      Poster Session 6

      Poster Session 10

       

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      Posters open to view at leisure

      Lunch

      Posters open to view at leisure

      Lunch

      Posters open to view at leisure

       

      1:00-2:00

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

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

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

       

      2:00-3:15

      Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

      Session D: Diving and Decompression Illness

      Session F: Clinical and Diving Related HBO2 Therapy

       
       

      3:15-3:45

      Break/Exhibits

      Posters open to view at leisure

      Break/Exhibits

      Posters open to view at leisure

      Break/Exhibits

      Posters open to view at leisure

       

      3:45-4:07

      Poster Session 3

      Poster Session 7

      Poster Session 11

       

      4:07-4:30

      Poster Session 4

      Poster Session 8

      Poster Session 12

       

      4:30-5:30

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

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

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

       

      5:30-6:00

      UHMS Business Meeting

       

      6:00-7:00

      Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

       

      7:00-9:00

      Past President's Dinner

      Awards Banquet

       

      9:00-10:00

       

      10:00-12:00

      After Party

       

       

       

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    • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

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

       

      Wednesday, June 28








      TIME

      Wednesday, June 28

      Wednesday, June 28






      TIME

      Pre-Course:
      How to Prepare for Accreditation

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




      TIME

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

      8:00-8:15

      Welcome/Introductions 

      8:00-8:15

      Welcome/Introductions

      8:30-9:00

      Welcome/Introductions

      8:15-9:45

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?

      8:15-9:15

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

      9:00-9:45

      Presentations of decompression illness and diagnostic pearls

      9:45-10:00

      Break

      9:15-10:15

      Risk Assessment Through Interactive Case Discussion Panel  Discussion  Break

      9:45-10:15


      Discussion: Q/A

      10:00-11:30

       Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities? Con’t

      10:15-10:30

       Break

      10:15-10:35

      Break

      11:30-12:00

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (I)

      10:30-10:50

      Hyperbaric Adverse Events:
      2012-2015

      10:35-11:20

      First aid strategies for decompression illness and the evidence underpinning them

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      10:50-11:10

      Code Silver / Active Shooter

      11:20-11:50

      Discussion: Q/A

      1:00-1:45

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design (II)

      11:10-11:30

      The Importance of Completing Checklists to Ensure Safe Patient Care

      11:50-12:20

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

      1:45-2:30

      Physician Issues

      11:30-12:00

      Panel Q&A from the morning session

      12:20-12:35

      Discussion: Q/A

      2:30-2:45

      Break

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      12:35-1:30

      Lunch

      2:45-3:30

      Nursing Issues

      1:00-1:50

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

      1:30-2:15

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

      3:30-3:45

      Technical Issues

      1:50-2:45

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

      2:15-2:45

      Discussion: Q/A

      3:45-4:15

      Organizational Planning

      2:45-3:00

      Break

      2:45-3:15

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

      4:15-4:30

      Discussion/Questions

      3:00-3:30

      Understanding static electricity

      3:15-3:35

      Break

      4:30

      Adjourn

      3:30-4:00

      Understanding flammability testing

      3:35-4:05

      Discussion: Q/A

      4:00-4:45

      Material selection: Putting new information into practice

      4:05-4:50

       The controversial issue of in water recompression

       

      4:45-5:15

      Panel Q & A from the afternoon session

      4:50-5:20

      Discussion: Q/A

      5:15-5:30

      Closing/Questions

      5:20-5:35

      Closing remarks 

      5:30-6:00

      5:30-6:00

      5:30-6:00

      6:00-8:00

      ASM Welcome Reception 

      6:00-8:00

      ASM Welcome Reception 

      6:00-8:00

      ASM Welcome Reception 

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    • POST-COURSE SCHEDULES

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


      Sunday, July 2

      Sunday, July 2




      TIME

      Post Course:
      The Reimbursement Rollercoaster: Provider &
      Facility Update




      TIME

      Surveyor Training
      (must contact Tom Workman)

      Acacia 4-6

      Acacia 1-3

      0800-0820

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

      8:00-10:30

      Training

      0820-0900

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

      0900-0930

      Understanding MAC LCDs, regional monitoring and preparing for compliance

      0930-1015

      Risk Assessment for reimbursement, Scoring and necessary documentation

      1015-1030

      Break

      10:30-1045

      Break

      1030-1100

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

      10:45-12:00

      Training

      1100-1130

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

      1130-1200

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

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

       

      1:00-3:00

      Training

       

      3:00-3:15

      Break

       

      3:15-5:00

      Training

       

       

       

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    • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

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

       

      Thursday, June 29

      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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  • Keynote Lectures

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

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


      ABOUT THE LECTURE: "Arterial Gas Embolism"


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

       

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

      LAMBERTSEN PIC

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

      GUEST SPEAKER:

    • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE

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


      ABOUT THE LECTURE:

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

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

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

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

      ABOUT DR. FELDMEIER:

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

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


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

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

       



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  • Plenary Sessions

    • Thursday, June 29

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



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

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    • Friday, June 30

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

      Speakers: John Feldmeier, DO & Jaleh Mansouri, MD



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

      Speakers: Ian Grover, MD & Peter Witucki, MD

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    • Saturday, July 1

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

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

      4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
       "A Futurist’s Guide to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine: Where
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      8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
      "International Perspectives on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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



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

       

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  • Continuing Education Credits: Annual Meeting

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

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

    Designation Statements: 
    The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours 23.
    Licenses Types Approved:

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

    NBDHMT: This live activity is approved for 23 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

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

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

     

    MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC):

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

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  • Social Events

     

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28

    WELCOME RECEPTION
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    FRIDAY, JUNE 30

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

    SATURDAY, JULY 1

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

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  • Committee Meeting Schedule

    Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule
    BOOKED

    Tuesday, June 27

    3:00 PM

    11:00 PM

    Board Meeting

    Wednesday, June 28

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    MOC Committee

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    ABPM EXAM 

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    HBO Therapy Committee Meeting 

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    NATO Meeting (Bill D'Angelo) 

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    Editorial Board Meeting 

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

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    Associate's Council Meeting

    Thursday, June 29

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    Accreditation Council Meeting 

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    Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins) 

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    Education Committee 

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    ACEP UHM Section Meeting

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    GME Committee 

    2:00

    5:45

    Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell) 

    6:30

    BNA Board Meeting 

    Friday, June 30

    Acacia 2

    8:00

    12:00

    NBDHMT Board Meeting

    1:00

    3:00

    Surveyor Refresher Training Course (contact Tom Workman) 

    3:00

    4:00

    BNA General Meeting 

    5pm

    6pm

    UHMS Annual Business Meeting

    Acacia 5

    7:00

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    NBDHMT Breakfast 

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    Safety Subcommittee Work Group (LeGros/Alleman)

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    Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell)

    11:30

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    Registry Meeting (Buckey)

    2:00

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    QUARC Committee Meeting 

    3:30

    4:30

    Publication Committee

    5:00

    7:00

    Specialty Council Meeting (Claus) PRIVATE MEETING

    Saturday, July 1

    Acacia 2

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    Chapter President's Committee 

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    Membership Committee

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      ACHM Board Meeting

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