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Thursday, June 13

8 am - 8:30 am: Opening Ceremony / Welcome - UHMS President

Opening Ceremony / Welcome - UHMS President
Pete Witucki, MD

About the Lecture:
Provide an overview of activities, plans, and outcomes from initiatives carried out by UHMS home office, officers and committees.

About the Speaker:
Witucki 450x450Dr. Peter Witucki, MD is a Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist in San Diego, CA and has over 28 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine medical school in 1994. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center.  Dr. Witucki joined the faculty of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UCSD in 2003. He works clinically in the Emergency Dept as well as at the Hyperbaric Chamber and holds board certifications in both specialties. He was a former Diving Medical Officer in the US Navy and has worked with SEALs, Explosive Ordnance Disposal and Submarine Forces in both an active and reserve capacity. He serves on the San Diego Diver Death Review Committee helping to investigate diving deaths in our county. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. His academic and research interests include medial education and diving medicine.

10 am - 11 am: International Panel

International Panel: Diving Medicine

About the Lecture


2:30 pm - 3 pm: UHM Fellows: Top articles in Hyperbaric Medicine

Top articles in Hyperbaric Medicine

About the Lecture

Explore publications in hyperbaric medicine within the past year that have impacted the field by filling gaps in previous literature.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Reimbursement-Revenue Management

Billing & Coding / Reimbursement Panel: Indications that Medicare/insurances will not pay for - difficult, acceptable diagnosis to get paid on or the things that some insurance carriers consider) investigational
Helen Gelly, MD and Nick Bird, MD

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About the Speakers: 
gelly cropHelen Gelly, MD:
Dr. Gelly has been involved in hyperbaric medicine and wound care since 1991. Past positions have included Medical Directorships at academic and community hyperbaric medicine and wound care programs. She started a non-hospital affiliated hyperbaric medicine center which was one of the first UHMS accredited centers. She has been actively involved in billing and reimbursement issues for both facilities and physicians. Until recently, she was the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia, a group of physicians dedicated to the practice of hyperbaric medicine and wound healing, with 5 subspecialty boarded physicians in its membership. In addition to lecturing nationally on hyperbaric medicine and wound healing for many years, she was the president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS from 2005-2007. Currently, she serves as the Emeritus Medical Director of Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia, and as C.E.O. for HyperbaRXs.

Bird cropNick Bird, MD: