SCHEDULE INFORMATION

  • Schedule Overview

    • GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULE

      THURSDAY, JUNE 29 - SATURDAY, JULY 1
      Subject to change
      Posted 2/2/2017

       

      Thursday, June 29

      Thursday, June 29

      Thursday, June 29

      Friday, June 30

      Friday, June 30

      Saturday, July 1

      Saturday, July 1

      TIME

      General Session

      Poster Foyer

      Non-Physician Track

      General Session

      Poster Foyer

      General Session

      Poster Foyer

      8:00-8:30

      President's Address: Enoch Huang, MD

      President's Address (GS)

      Session C: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

      Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

      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

      Plenary Session: “International Perspectives on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy” Gerald Bosco, MD & Panel

      9:30-10:00

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      10:00-10:30

      Session A: Diving / Decompression Illness: Theory & Mechanisms

      Session C: Clinical HBO2 Therapy

      Session E: HBO2 Therapy, Chambers, and Equipment

      10:30-11:00

      Poster Session 1

      Poster Session 7

      Poster Session 13

      11:00-11:30

      Poster Session 2

      Poster Session 8

      Poster Session 14

      11:30-12:00

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      Lunch

      1:00-2:00

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

      Lambertsen Keynote (GS)

      Kindwall Keynote: “The Unique Relationship of Hyperbaric Oxygen and Radiation Therapy: A Historic Perspective” John Feldmeier, DO

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

      2:00-2:30

      Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

      Poster Session 3

      Session D: Diving and Decompression Ilness

      Poster Session 9

      Session F: Clinical and Diving Related HBO2 Therapy

      Poster Session 15

      2:30-3:00

      Poster Session 4

      Poster Session 10

      Poster Session 16

      3:00-3:30

      3:00-3:30

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      Break/Exhibits

      3:30-4:00

      Session B: HBO2 Therapy Mechanisms

      Poster Session 5

      Session D: Diving and Decompression Ilness

      Poster Session 11

      Session F: Clinical and Diving Related HBO2 Therapy

      Poster Session 17

      4:00-4:30

      Poster Session 6

      Poster Session 12

      Poster Session 18

      4:30-5:30

      Plenary Session:  “HBO for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury” Lindell Weaver, MD

      Pleanary 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

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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

      6:00-7:00

      6:00-7:00

      6:00-7:00

      7:00-9:00

      Welcome Reception

      7:00-9:00

      Welcome Reception

      7:00-9:00

      Welcome Reception

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    • POST-COURSE SCHEDULES

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



       

      Sunday, July 2

      Sunday, July 2




      TIME

      Post Course:
      The Reimbursement Rollercoaster: Provider &
      Facility Update

      Surveyor Training
      (must contact Tom Workman)

      8:00-8:30

      8:30-9:30

      9:30-10:00

      Break

      Break

      10:00-10:30

      10:30-11:00

      11:00-11:30

      11:30-12:00

      12:00-1:00

      Lunch

      Lunch

      1:00-2:00

      2:00-2:30

      2:30-3:00

      3:00-3:30

      3:00-3:30

      Break

      Break

      3:30-4:00

      4:00-4:30

      4:30-5:00

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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: 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
      GUEST SPEAKER: TBA
      LECTURE TITLE: 

       

       

      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: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
      GUEST SPEAKER: TBA
      LECTURE TITLE: 

       

      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"

      Speakers: Gerald Bosco, MD & panel


      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
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    FRIDAY, JUNE 30

    EXHIBITORS WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm

    SATURDAY, JULY 1

    ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET
      Banquet Reception: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
      Dinner: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
      After Party: 10:00 - 12 Mid-night
     

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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

    Acacia 2

    8:00

    9:00

    9:00

    10:00

    10:00

    11:00

    MOC Committee

    11:00

    12:00

      

    1:00

    4:00

    ABPM EXAM 

    4:45

    7:45

    HBO Therapy Committee Meeting 

    Acacia 5

    9:00

    3:00

    NATO Meeting (Bill D'Angelo) 

    3:00

    5:00

    Editorial Board Meeting 

    Mangrove 1

    8:00

    9:00

      

    9:00

    10:00

      

    10:00

    11:00

      

    11:00

    12:00

      

    1:00

    5:30

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

    5:30

    7:30

    Associate's Council Meeting

    Thursday, June 29

    Acacia 2

    7:00

    8:00

    Safety Committee Meeting 

    9:00

    10:00

      

    10:00

    11:00

      

    11:00

    12:00

      

    2:00

    3:00

      

    3:00

    4:00

      

    4:00

    5:00

      

    Acacia 5

    7:00

    8:00

    9:00

    10:00

     

    10:00

    12:00

    Accreditation Council Meeting 

    1:00

    3:00

    Specialty ED & QUARC Team Meeting (Marc Robins) 

    3:00

    5:00

    Education Committee 

    Mangrove 1

    8:00

    9:00

    9:00

    10:00

    10:00

    11:00

    11:00

    12:00

    ACEP UHM Section Meeting

    12:00

    1:15

    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

    8:00

    NBDHMT Breakfast 

    9:00

    10:00

      

    10:00

    11:00

      

    11:00

    12:00

      

    1:00

    5:00pm

    Safety Subcommittee Work Group (LeGros/Alleman)

    Mangrove 1

    8:00

    11:30

    Management of DCI Pre-course Proceedings meeting (Mitchell)

    1:00

    2:00

    2:00

    3:30

    QUARC Committee Meeting 

    3:30

    4:30

    Publication Committee

    5:00

    7:00

    Specialty Council Meeting (Claus) 

    Saturday, July 1

    Acacia 2

    8:00

    9:00

    9:00

    10:00

     

    10:00

    11:00

     

    11:00

    12:00

    1:00

    2:00

    Chapter President's Committee 

    2:00

    3:00

    Membership Committee

    3:00

    4:00

      

    4:00

    5:00

      

    Acacia 5

    8:00

    9:00

      

    9:00

    10:00

    10:00

    11:00

     

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    4:00

    5:00

      

    Mangrove 1

    8:00

    9:00

      

    9:00

    10:00

    10:00

    11:00

    11:00

    12:00

    1:00

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