2021 Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

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PLEASE NOTEThe Piedmont Hospital, Marcus Tower, Atlanta, GA, where the Gulf Coast Chapter meeting will be held, is requiring anyone who attends a function  to have a COVID negative test within 3 days of the start of the meeting and/or proof of vaccination (at least the 1st shot). 


MEETING REGISTRATION FEES:

MEMBERS:

  • Physician or Equivalent
    • Daily Rates: Sat: $200 / Sun: $100
  • Non-Physician: 
    • Daily Rates: Sat: $160 / Sun: $80

  • Physician or equivalent  
    • Daily Rates: Fri: Sat: $240 / Sun: $120
  • Non-Physicians
    • Daily Rates: Sat: $200 / Sun: $100

CHAPTER CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: $50 administrative fee will be held on all cancellations three (3) months prior to start of meeting date. 50% of fees will be held on all cancellations one (1) month to two weeks prior to start of meeting date. NO REFUNDS two weeks prior to or after the meeting date.


Event Properties

Event Start Date 11-06-2021
Event End Date 11-07-2021
Cut off date 11-14-2021
Location Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Marcus Tower
Categories UHMS Directly Provided Meeting

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Donato Borrillo

MD

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Dr. Donato Borrillo, MD is a Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Specialist in Toledo, OH and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Suny Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Lake West Medical Center. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Borrillo to book an appointment.

Helen Gelly

MD

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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.

Jayesh Shah

MD

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Dr. Jayesh Shah is a colloborative and innovation-driven physician executive leader, educator and wound care and hyperbaric medicine thought leader who has extensive experience leading physicians in hospitals, group practice and non profit physician organizations. He presently serve in executive roles with three healthcare operations: the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, Northeast Baptist Wound Healing Center, and South Texas Wound Associates,PA. He is an integrity-driven leader with a passion for quality care , excellence and evidence-based care.
 

Jeff Mosteller

CHT

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Jeff Mosteller received a degree in Underwater Technology in September of 1982. Since then he has worked in every aspect of hyperbarcic medicine, starting at UCSD Medical Center where he rose to become Program Director by age 28. Jeff took the very first CHT exam offered in 1991 by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technologists, passing with distinction and becoming just the 33rd CHT ever.  Over his 36 year career, Jeff has operated and managed hyperbaric and wound care centers on every level including Level 1 Trauma Units, such as UCSD and Detroit Recieving Hospital with Complex Multiplace Chambers and intensive care capabilities, to small hospital monoplace centers, and is familiar with every type and manufacturer of hyperbaric chambers. He has published 16 technical papers on hyperbaric operations and safety. In just over 36 years, he has performed or supervised tens of thousands of hyperbaric procedures with a single patient injury more than ear squeeze, and has performed hundreds of treatments for decompression sickness.

 

Jim Chiamiak

MD

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Dr. Chimiak is the Chief Medical Officer for DAN. He is triple boarded in Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Hyperbaric Medicine.  Qualified as US Navy Special Operations, Flight Surgeon and Undersea/Saturation Diving Medical officers. He is co-chair of the dive committee for the UHMS.
 

John Feldmeier

DO

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Dr. Feldmeier 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 was simultaneously the Chief of Radiation Oncology and Chairman of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio before separating from the USAF in 1985. Dr. Feldmeier has served as the Chief of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI and the Chairman of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toledo Medical Center from which he retired in 2013 with the award of Professor Emeritus. 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. He served as review editor of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a Fellow of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and 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 is a medical consultant to International ATMO. He is the only physician in the U.S. board certified in both Radiation Oncology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Julio Garcia

CHT, RN, BSN, ACHRN, AAPWCA

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Julio is the Program Director for the Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Springhill Medical Center, a multiplace, critical care, 24/7 hyperbaric clinic located in Mobile, AL. Julio's clinic at Springhill MC treats a significant number of injured divers on the Gulf Coast each year.

His background is in emergency medicine, intensive care, and clinical coordiation. Julio served in the U.S. Army as a Combat Medical Specialist and Air Medivac Operations in Operation Desert Shield/Storm. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Kaye Moseley

CHT-A

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Keith VanMeter

MD

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Keith Van Meter, MD completed his undergraduate education at Miami University at Oxford, Ohio in 1968 with a degree in chemistry and English. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine in 1973 with a degree in medicine. He trained at Tulane University School of Medicine/Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine with subspecialty board certification in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.  From 1989 to the present, Dr. Van Meter has served as the Chief of the Section of Emergency Medicine in the Department of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is the Medical Director of a 140-physician Emergency Medicine group in south Louisiana and Mississippi (Keith Van Meter & Associates). He acted as the Medical Director of the Jo Ellen Smith Medical Center Multiplace Hyperbaric Medicine Unit from 1978 until the hospital closed in 1998. He has served as the Medical Director of the Baromedical Research Institute Hyperbaric Laboratory in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1980.  Dr. Van Meter served on a task force under Dr. Sam Poole and Dr. Norman McSwain to develop medical support planning for NASA for astronauts aboard a space station from 2000-2002. In his private practice, he has treated over 600 hundred commercial divers in the Gulf of Mexico who suffered from acute decompression sickness or arterial gas embolism. Dr. Van Meter’s primary research interest is the application of hyperbaric oxygen in the ACLS, PALS and ATLS in cardiopulmonary arrest utilizing a swine model.

 

Richard Barry

CHT

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 Richard is the VP of Safety & Technical for Healogics in Jacksonville, FL.

Sat., Nov 6: 7:45-8:00

Introductions/welcome and announcement

Kaye Moseley, CHT-A

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Sat., Nov 6: 8:00-8:30

UHMS Board update

Helen Gelly, MD

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Sat., Nov 6: 8:30-9:30

Medical and Ethical Issues and HBO2

Donato Borrillo, MD

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Sat., Nov 6: 10:00-11:00

24/7 HBO2 Operations

Julio Garcia, CHT, RN, BSN, ACHRN, AAPWCA

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Sat., Nov 6: 11:00-12:00

An introduction to radiation pathology and physiology: Why HBO2 works

John Feldmeier, DO

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Sat., Nov 6: 1:00-1:30

HBO2 Safety: Management of side effects and contraindications associated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Jayesh Shah, MD

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Sat., Nov 6: 1:30-2:00

TBA

TBA

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Sat., Nov 6: 2:00-3:00

Reimbursement and regulatory updates in hyperbaric medicine

Helen Gelly, MD

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Sat,. Nov 6: 3:30-4:30

DFU

AJ Applewhite, MD

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Sat., Nov 6: 4:30-5:30

DAN update

Jim Chimiak, MD

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Sun., Nov 7: 8:00-9:00

A not so “deep” dive into flexible walled chamber

Jeff Mosteller, CHT

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Sun., Nov 7: 9:00-10:00

Materials inside chamber update

Richard Barry, CHT

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Sun., Nov 7: 10:30-11:30

An update on considerations and concerns of chemotherapy and HBO2

John Feldmeier, DO

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Sun., Nov 7: 11:30-12:30

"ECMOid" role of HBOT as an Adjunctive Therapeutic Addition to ACLS/ATLS...(it should be on our horizon)

Keith Van Meter, MD

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Sun., Nov 7: 12:30-1:00

Q/A Panel

AJ Applewhite, MD / John Feldmeier, DO / Kaye Mosley, CHT-A