2021 Northeast Chapter Meeting

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Northeast Chapter Meeting: October 23-24
Virtual meeting will be on ET

FEES:
Physician or equivalent:  $110: Member   /   $135: Non-Member 
Non-physician: $85: Member   /   $110: Non-Member

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 10-23-2021
Event End Date 10-24-2021
Location Virtual platform
Categories UHMS Directly Provided Meeting

Alan Katz

MD

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Alan A Katz, M.D. has been a leader in the fields of both Hyperbaric Medicine and Emergency Medicine for over 30 years.  He is double board-certified in both Hyperbaric and Emergency Medicine and is a Fellow of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Katz has also previously served as a Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Currently, Dr. Katz directs clinical operations, as well as education and research initiatives for Hyperbaric Medical Solutions (HMS), which is a free-standing hyperbaric medical practice with  locations in New York City, Long Island, Boston and Fort Lauderdale. 

Dr. Katz is also currently the President for the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) - Northeast Chapter.    His stated goal is to educate all, including policymakers, insurers, and other medical leaders about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen, the needs and methods for further research, and the increased opportunities for the expanded use of HBOT.

Chris Frederick

MD

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Danni Patrick

RN

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David Charash

DO

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Dr. David Charash is Board Certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Principal in Dive Medicine and Hyperbaric Consultants, and a NOAA Diving Medicine Physician.

Dr. Charash has been a faculty with Wound Care Education Partners for the past many years. He is a prolific instructor of undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and wound care, so much so that each year he organizes and leads CME conferences on these topics at various locations around the U.S. and via livestream webinar. 

David Lee

MD

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Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.  He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine, 2013.  He did his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center, Emergency Dept., 2012 and received his MD from University of CA San Francisco, 2008.

Derall Garrett

CHT

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Current UHMS Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Director for the UHMS Derall Garrett has been involved in the industry for more than 20 years, working with both multiplace and monoplace chambers in free-standing clinics and hospital-based centers. He is a graduate of the College of Oceaneering with a degree as a Commercial Diver with further specialization as a Diver Medic. He has also been certified by the National Board of Diving Hyperbaric Technologist as Hyperbaric Technician since 2000Garrett is factor- trained in both ETC and Perry Chambers. His areas of training include maintenance and repair for the ETC XD and Select monoplace chamber models and all Perry Sigma models. He has provided maintenance and repair services in the United States and for several companies overseas. When he was the Vice President of Hyperbaric Services for Innovative Healing Systems from 2006 – 2012, Garrett also helped conduct training programs for hyperbaric technicians and safety directors. He has written policy and procedures for the company as well as playing a part of many startup programs for hyperbaric and wound care centers in the United States, India and Dubai. He was involved in the planning, construction, and finishing stages of getting the facilities operational. Garrett has also participated in several UHMS survey teams as a UHMS accreditation surveyor for both monoplace and multiplace facilities since 2013. He has been a UHMS member since 2003.

Francois Burman

Pr Eng, BSc (Eng), MSc

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Francois Burman BSc (Engineering), International PE, MSc (Medical Sciences) is the Director of Risk Mitigation at Divers Alert Network. He is primarily responsible for all safety and accident prevention initiatives, aimed at making diving safer. The recompression chamber network is also his responsibility and he has travel across the world doing safety assessments at facilities used to treat injured divers. He has written a series of books and papers specifically aimed at the hyperbaric and diving industry, and regularly presents lectures on safety in this field. Francois serves on a range of hyperbaric industry committees, including the UHMS Safety Committee and ISO, ASME-PVHO and NFPA standards committees.

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.

Kelly Johnson-Arbor

MD

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Dr. Johnson-Arbor is board certified in Emergency  Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center as well a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Connecticut. Currently, Dr. Johnson-Arbor serves as the medical director of hyperbaric medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and is co-medical director of National Capital Poison Center. Dr. Johnson-Arbor maintains medical toxicology and hyperbaric medicine clinics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and regularly teaches medical toxicology and hyperbaric medicine topics to third and fourth year medical students, residents, and pharmacology students.

Kevin Hardy

MD

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Dr. Kevin R. Hardy is an emergency medicine physician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Sidney Kimmel Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. 

Kinjal Sethuraman

MD

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Dr. Sethuraman is the Associate Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Sethuraman does research in topics related to the various indications for hyperbaric oxygen including both clinical and basic science research related to carbon monoxide toxicity.

Mike Tom

MD

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Dr. Michael Benjamin Tom is an Emergency Medicine Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors in 2016. Having more than 5 years of diverse experiences, especially in EMERGENCY MEDICINE, Dr. Michael Benjamin Tom affiliates with many hospitals including St Joseph Medical Center, Hospital Of Univ Of Pennsylvania, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in many medical groups including University Of Penn Medical Group, Emergency Physician Associates Of Pennsylvania 

Nick Bird

MD

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Dr. Nicholas Bird is board certified in family medicine, and fellowship-trained and boarded undersea and hyperbaric medicine. He is the past-president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the former Chief Medical Officer and CEO at Diver’s Alert Network (DAN), and the co-author of DAN’s First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries. Prior to this position, he served as the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. He completed a diving and hyperbaric medicine fellowship at the University of California San Diego and received his initial hyperbaric training while serving in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon. An avid diver, he was certified in 1984 and became a PADI Instructor in 1989. His diving and medical interests include remote medicine and he is moving to the Marshall Islands in August to serve as the Chief Medical Officer for the island of Kwajalein.

Nituna Phillips

EMT

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Owen O'Neill

MD, MPH, FUHM, FACHM, FAPWCA, CHT

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Dr. O’Neill graduated from Iona College receiving a Baccalaureate in Science with honors. He completed his medical education at Central Eastern University receiving his degree at the top ten percent of his class. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health receiving a Master in Public Health (MPH) with added qualifications in Occupational and Environmental Health. Post-graduate training began in general surgery followed by a Burn Research Fellowship at the University Hospital of New York Medical College. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore New Rochelle Medical Center and training in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) with Dr. Eric Kindwall of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Wisconsin, receiving UHM National Certification in 1993 and additional certification in UHM by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) in 2010. He is elected a Fellow in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine (FUHM) by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), serving on the Publications Committee and Co-Chair of the Education Committee. He is the recipient of the Edgar End Lectureship Award and the Commercial Diving Award. He is a Certified Diving Medical Examiner, an Accreditation Team Physician Surveyor with the UHMS and consultant diving physician for Diver Alert Network (DAN). Dr. O’Neill is elected Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association (FAPWCA) and the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (FAPWHc). Dr. O’Neill served as Medical Director and Chief, Division of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital/New York Medical College, White Plains, New York from 1993 to 2003. He is credited with initiating the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, and Diabetic Teaching Programs there. He was recruited by Phelps Hospital Northwell Health in 2004, currently serving as medical director of the multiplace hyperbaric chamber program he initiated in 2004. He is appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and on numerous occasions was awarded “Excellence in Teaching” by the medical students, residents, and pre-interns. He is credited for initiating the elective rotation in UHM for medical students and received the Deans Award for “Innovative Program Development”. Dr. O’Neill isadditionally appointed Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Division of UHM at Upstate Medical University in New York, and provides multiplace hyperbaric medicine training for the UHM Fellows there.

 

Ryan Patrylak

CHT

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Many of you who dive in the NE United States have probably met Ryan at least once. Ryan has immersed himself in the dive industry since his college days. In 2009 Ryan was selected as a Research Intern for Divers Alert Network (DAN) and the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society and served in Scapa Flow, Scotland (if you're wondering, it is not warm water diving up there!).

Currently Ryan serves as a certified hyperbaric technician for Life Support Technologies Group. He also leads one of the biggest dive clubs in the Northeast US.

Sandra Wainwright

MD

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Sandra Wainwright, MD Medical Director of the Hyperbaric and Wound Healing Center Greenwich Hospital, Yale New Haven Health. Boarded in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.  Born in Georgia grew up all over the US and Japan as part of a military family.  Graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA with a Chemistry degree.  Pursued MD at St. Georges University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies. 

Scott Gorenstein

MD

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Dr. Gorenstein is a board-certified Emergency Physician with additional board certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.  I have over 20 years of experience and have authored over 20 peer reviewed articles.  I have been involved in translational research and currently participate in several industry sponsored clinical trials.

Steven Bowers

DO

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Dr. Steven R. Bowers is a family medicine doctor in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with St. Luke's University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus. He received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years.

Zack Gaskill

DO

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Dr. Zachary Gaskill is a Family Medicine Specialist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine, Erie in 2015. Having more than 6 years of diverse experiences, especially in FAMILY MEDICINE, Dr. Zachary James Gaskill affiliates with many hospitals including Hospital Of Univ Of Pennsylvania, Chester County Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, cooperates with many other doctors and specialists in medical group University Of Penn Medical Group. 

Sat., Oct 23: 8:00-8:30

UHMS President's address

Marc Robins, DO

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Update on the state of the Society
Sat., Oct 23: 8:30-9:00

Medical Evaluation of Recreational Divers

Nick Bird, MD

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The medical evaluation of divers can play an integral part in determinations of the appropriateness of diving in the face of medical history. This talk takes an evidenced based approach to help prioritize specific areas of medical concern and those the diving physician should focus on during such an evaluation.
Sat., Oct 23: 9:00-9:30

Necrotizing Fasciitis

Kevin Hardy, MD

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Sat., Oct 23: 9:45-10:45

COVID Research Update

Scott Gorenstein, MD & David Lee, MD

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Sat., Oct 23: 10:45-11:15

COVID Experience

Sandra Wainwright, MD

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Sat., Oct 23: 11:15-11:45

Technical considerations for treating patients in the COVID age: Panel

Sandra Wainwright/UPENN/Scott Gorenstein

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Sat., Oct 23: 12:15-12:45

Shallow water blackout - Free-diving

Chris Frederick, MD

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Sat., Oct 23: 12:45-1:15

Diving and aging

David Charash, DO

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Sat., Oct 23: 1:15-1:35

Medicine Case Studies - Frost bite

Steven Bowers, MD

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Sat., Oct 23: 1:50-2:10

Medicine Case Studies - Atypical head and neck strain cases

Mike Tom, MD

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Sat., Oct 23: 2:10-2:30

Medicine Case Study - Vascular compromise

Alan Katz, MD

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Sat., Oct 23: 2:30-3:00

Reimbursement

Helen Gelly, MD

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Sun., Oct 24: 8:00-9:30

Updates in Research

Zack Gaskill, DO and Kinjal Sethuraman, MD

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Sun., Oct 24: 9:30-10:00

Technical considerations and updates on risk assessment

Francois Burman, MSc

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Sun., Oct 24: 10:00-10:30

TBA

TBD

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Sun., Oct 24: 10:45-11:15

NFPA update interpretation

Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT

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Sun., Oct 24: 11:15-11:45

An Improved Method for Grading Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and Middle Ear Barotrauma in Clinical Hyperbaric Patients

Owen O'Neill, MD

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Sun., Oct 24: 12:15-12:45

Technical issues and lessons learned in hyperbaric facility accreditation surveys

Ryan Patrylak, CHT/Derall Garrett, CHT

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Sun., Oct 24: 12:45-1:45

Hyperbaric Nursing Critical Care

Danni Patrick. RN

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Sun., Oct 24: 2:00-3:00

Pediatric patient evaluation in the monoplace chamber

Nituna Phillips, EMT/Kelly-Johnson Arbor, MD

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the traditional patterns of healthcare delivery in the United States and beyond. Due to temporary facility closures and shifts in treatment paradigms, the monoplace hyperbaric facility at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) was the only hyperbaric center in region capable of treating pediatric patients for much of 2020. The MGUH hyperbaric facility, which had previously treated one or two pediatric patients per year, had 7 pediatric patient referrals in the year 2020. The hyperbaric team was challenged to adapt existing patient care strategies to accommodate pediatric patients, while maintaining compliance with safety standards. In this talk, Dr. Johnson-Arbor and Ms. Phillips will describe the patterns of pediatric hyperbaric referrals in 2020, discuss the challenges in the treatment of pediatric patients in the monoplace environment, and suggest modifications of existing practice pathways that can enhance the overall care of pediatric patients who require hyperbaric treatment in monoplace chambers.