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Annual Meeting Schedule




Posted: 1/10/23: Subject to change.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration and coffee for Pre-courses
8:00 AM 5:00 PM PRE-COURSE: Thoracic and Pulmonary Issues in Diving 
7:55 AM 6:00 PM PRE-COURSE: Advances in Wound Management
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch (on own)
THURSDAY, JUNE 13
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration and coffee / Exhibits
8:00 AM 8:30 AM Opening Ceremony / Welcome - UHMS President: Pete Witucki, MD
8:30 AM 9:30 AM Kindwall Keynote: New and developing indications for hyperbaric oxygen treatment: Jay Buckey, MD
9:30 AM 10:00 AM Break / Exhibits
10:00 AM 11:30 AM Plenary International Panel: Diving Medicine
Session A - HBO2 Theory and Mechanisms
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Posters: Session A: 
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch (on own)
2:00 PM 2:10 PM oral abstract
2:10 PM 2:20 PM oral abstract
2:20 PM 2:30 PM oral abstract
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Plenary: UHM Fellows: Top Articles in Hyperbaric Medicine: 
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Break / Exhibits
Session B - Clinical HBO2
3:30 PM 4:30 PM Plenary: Session B: 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
4:30 PM 4:40 PM oral abstract
4:40 PM 4:50 PM oral abstract
4:50 PM 5:00 PM oral abstract
5:00 PM 5:30 PM Posters: Session B: 
6:00 PM 7:00 PM Welcome Reception 
FRIDAY, JUNE 14
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration / continental breakfast / Exhibits
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Lambertsen Keynote: Diving in the Gulf: Sean Hardy, MD
Session C - Decompression Theory and Mechanisms
9:00 AM 9:30 AM Plenary: Session C: Principles of isobaric counter diffusion to prevent DCS: Richard Moon, MD
9:30 AM 10:30 AM UHMS Exhibits / Break
10:30 AM 10:40 AM oral abstract
10:40 AM 10:50 AM oral abstract
10:50 AM 11:00 AM oral abstract
11:00 AM 11:30 AM Plenary: Executive Summary of the proceedings from the National Academies Workshop on Undersea Medicine Research sponsored by Office of Naval Research "ONR": Sandra Chapman
11:30 AM 12:00 PM Posters: Session C:
12:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch (on own)
Session D - Diving Medicine
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Plenary: Session D: Commercial diving… DMAC/ADCI
2:30 PM 3:00 PM Plenary: Session D: Tunneling: Owen O'Neill, MD
3:00 PM 3:10 PM oral abstract
3:10 PM 3:20 PM oral abstract
3:20 PM 3:30 PM oral abstract
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Break / Exhibits
4:00 PM 4:30 PM Plenary: UHM Fellows: Top articles in Undersea Medicine: 
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Plenary: Descendency/Ascendancy of the LSUHSC Hyperbaric Fellowship Program: A history to die for: Keith Van Meter, MD
5:00 PM 5:30 PM Posters: Session D: 
7:00 PM 10:00 PM Awards Banquet
SATURDAY, JUNE 15
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Registration / continental breakfast / Exhibits
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Davis Keynote: Non-compliant chambers: Individual liability, and a threat to our industry: Francois Burman
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Plenary: Randomized Controlled blinded trial design and conduct. Challenges; solutions and results: Dick Clarke, CHT-Admin
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Break / Exhibits
10:30 AM 11:00 AM Plenary: Shortage of 24/7 Facilities
11:00 AM 11:15 AM Plenary: How many 24/7 facilities actually treat divers
11:15 AM 12:15 PM Plenary: DCI treatment debate: Shorter oxygen exposures vs US Navy treatment tables: Lin Weaver, MD (Pros) & Richard Moon, MD (Cons)
12:15 PM 1:00 PM Plenary: Techs going off the reservation: Dick Clarke, CHT-Admin
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lunch (on own)
Session E - HBO2 Operations, Chambers and Equipment 
2:00 PM 2:30 PM Plenary: Practical challenges of administering hyperbaric care in the mono-place environment: Lin Weaver, MD
2:30 PM 2:40 PM oral abstract
2:40 PM 2:50 PM oral abstract
2:50 PM 3:00 PM oral abstract
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Posters: Session E: 
3:30 PM 4:00 PM  Break 
Session F - Top Case Reports
4:00 PM 4:10 PM oral abstract
4:10 PM 4:20 PM oral abstract
4:20 PM 4:30 PM oral abstract
4:30 PM 5:00 PM Posters: Session F:
    Enjoy your last night in New Orleans