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|Event Start Date||11-05-2021|
|Event End Date||11-07-2021|
|Cut off date||11-30-2021|
|Location||UC San Diego Campus, San Diego, CA|
|Categories||UHMS Directly Provided Meeting|
Andrew Melnyczenko's combined military and civilian experience in Hyperbaric Medicine spans 23 years. He is the Technical and Safety Director of the Hyperbaric and Altitude Medicine Program at the Mayo Clinic. He is also a UHMS member and serves as the chair of the UHMS safety committee. Andrew’s professional interests lie in education, emergency preparedness, and advancing the practical use of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.
Charles Coffey, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained head and neck cancer surgeon who specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with a broad range of benign and malignant tumors of the head and neck.
Dr. Coffey's surgical practice includes management of tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract, salivary glands, neck, and skull base, as well as skin cancers of the face and neck. Where appropriate, he is able to employ minimally invasive techniques to minimize post-operative morbidity, including transoral robotic surgery, laser microsurgery, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Coffey has particular interest in salivary gland function, including prevention and management of xerostomia in head & neck cancer patients and the use of minimally-invasive techniques to treat patients with obstructive salivary disorders.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Coffey is dedicated to medical education. He is co-director of the UC San Diego Surgery Core Clerkship, serves as faculty of numerous medical school courses, and participates in curriculum design and review for the UC San Diego School of Medicine, UC San Diego Division of Otolaryngology, and the American Head & Neck Society. His efforts have been recognized with multiple teaching awards from students and residents. Dr. Coffey completed the ACS-ASE Surgical Education Research Fellowship in 2019. He has authored over 60 publications, chapters, and abstracts, and is currently the primary or coinvestigator on four institutional and federally funded grants.
Dr. Coffey completed a head and neck surgery fellowship at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a residency in otolaryngology at the Medical University of South Carolina. He earned his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Coffey is board certified in otolaryngology. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
Dr. Charlotte Sadler recently graduated from the UCSD Emergency Medicine residency program where she served as a chief resident. Prior to residency she completed medical school at the University of Iowa and her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth. She previously worked as a dive master on a charter dive boat out of Maui. She is an avid diver, paddle-boarder and abalone hunter.
After service as an aviation survivalman, search and rescue air crewman and helicopter rescue swimmer in the U.S. Coast Guard for much of the 1980’s, Jay spent six years as an Oceanfront Lifeguard. In 1995 he became Program Director at UC San Diego Medical Center, Hillcrest. Over the ensuing two decades, he has accumulated extensive multiplace chamber operations and management experience. In 1996, Jay was certified by the NBDHMT as a hyperbaric technologist, and he also holds PALS and ACLS certifications.
Jay received his nursing degree in 2013. He is a long-standing Associate member of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. He serves as a member of the National Fire Protection Association Steering Committee on Veterinary & Hyperbaric Safety and the San Diego County Diver Death Review Committee. His UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting presentations have addressed safety of inside attendants, hyperbaric patient safety and recreational diver safety. Jay is a co-author of two peer reviewed scientific publications.
Karen Van Hoesen, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine. She is recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on diving medicine.
Within UC San Diego Health's Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound Care Program, Dr. Van Hoesen assesses a person's fitness to dive, treats diving accidents and uses hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) to treat conditions such as decompression illness, carbon monoxide poisoning, gas gangrene, non-healing wounds and tissue damage from radiation, burns or infection.
She is also the co-director of the San Diego Center of Excellence in Diving (SDCED). In addition to her expertise in diving medicine, Dr. Van Hoesen has a special interest and personal experience in high-altitude medicine and wilderness medicine.
As a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, she instructs medical students, residents and fellows in emergency medicine, diving medicine and wilderness medicine. Dr. Van Hoesen is co-director of the Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She has co-authored numerous research papers, book chapters and abstracts and frequently speaks to divers, instructors, scientific diving officers and physicians about all aspects of diving medicine and safety.
Dr. Van Hoesen completed a residency in emergency medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She is board-certified in emergency medicine and undersea and hyperbaric medicine.
Since 2000, Dr. Van Hoesen has been a member of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Diving Control Board. She has served on the board of directors for Divers Alert Network (DAN) and is currently an emergency on-call physician for DAN.
Dr. Van Hoesen has also served on Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society committees and held leadership positions at the local and national level. Dr. Van Hoesen has been a National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) diving instructor for more than 30 years and has dove on all seven continents.
Her honors include the 2014 DAN/Rolex Diver of the Year Award and being an inaugural member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
She loves opening the underwater world to the public and teaching appreciation and awareness of the underwater environment.
Leo Tanaka is a former Air Force senior flight surgeon, dive medical officer, and pararescue medical director. His interests are in immersion pulmonary edema and special operations dive medicine, with presentations given at the Special Operations Medical Scientific Assembly and posters discussed at the UHMS annual conference. He is also well-versed in medical standards, helping create the first special warfare medical standards for the United States Air Force (USAF). He looks to build further evidence for the UHM field, to include further developments to a hyperbaric registry and to advance acceptance of further indications for HBOT.
Marc Robins, DO, MPH, FUHM is the Senior Medical Director for the Wound & Hyperbaric Shared Services for the Intermountain Healthcare System in Utah. He is the current President of the UHMS and has served as Co-Chair for the Quality Utilization, Authorization and Reimbursement Committee and on the Education Committee for the UHMS. He is an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) and has served on the Science and Research committee AsMA since 2001-20. He is boarded in Hyperbaric Medicine, Aerospace and Occupational Medicine and Family Practice and retired as a Colonel from the USAF after a 20-year career in Aerospace Medicine.
Peter Lindholm, MD, PhD is Professor in Residence, Gurnee Endowed Chair of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California San Diego. He is a radiologist (licensed in Sweden), and associate professor in physiology and radiology from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. He has also served as director of thoracic radiology at the Karolinska University Hospital. His research interest is in the field of diving and hyperbaric medicine with focus on the pathophysiology of breath-hold diving. He has published studies on hypoxia and loss of consciousness as well as the pulmonary effects of lungsqueeze. He has described the physiology of how glossopharyngeal breathing extends the amount of gas in the lungs beyond total lung capacity, including the first case series suggesting cerebral arterial gas embolism from glossopharyngeal insufflation (lungpacking). He published the first study suggesting “tracheal squeeze” as an alternative to pulmonary edema in divers bleeding after deep dives. He has showed that exercise and fasting prior to diving increases the risk of loss of consciousness similar to hyperventilation. He has also developed a new method to use magnetic resonance imaging to diagnose pulmonary embolism. Current focus is on immersion pulmonary edema and lungsqueeze, as well as new methods to measure hyperbaric oxygen therapy. He also enjoys exercise and his saltwater aquarium.
|Fri., Nov 5: 1400-1500||
|Fri., Nov 5: 1500-1515||
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Anthony Medak, MD
|Fri., Nov 5: 1515-1600||
UHMS President’s Address
Marc Robins, DO
|Fri., Nov 5: 1600-1700||
Introduction to Blackwater Photography
|Fri., Nov 5: 1700-1800||
Keynote Speaker: Dive Med topic TBD
Karen Van Hosen, MD
|Fri., Nov 5: 1900||
***WELCOME RECEPTION & KICKOFF PARTY***
|Sat., Nov 6: 0700-0730||
Registration / Exhibits
|Sat., Nov 6: 0730-0815||
Zamboni Memorial Lecture: New Frontiers in Rebreather Diving
Derek Covington, MD
|Sat., Nov 6: 0815-0900||
How Divers Die... (or Diving after COVID?)
Charlotte Sadler, MD
|Sat., Nov 6: 0900-0930||
Diving Safety in Kwajalein Atoll
Michael Madsen, MD
|Sat., Nov 6: 0930-1015||
Aviation DCS: USAF Perspective (or HBO for the Critically Ill?)
Leo Tanaka, MD
|Sat., Nov 6: 1015-1045||
Break / Exhibitors
|Sat., Nov 6: 1045-1130||
HBO2/ENT topic TBD
Charles Coffey, MD
|Sat., Nov 6: 1130-1215||
Emerging Literature: HBO2 for IBD
P. Dulai, MD
|Sat., Nov 6: 1215-1315||
Fellows Case Presentation: TBD
Ian Kirby MD; Craig Kutz, MD; Evan Laveman, MD
|Sat., Nov 6: 1500||
Optional Activity: Tour & Mixer at Hyperbaric Modular Systems
|Sun., Nov 7: 0700-0730||
Registration / Exhibits
|Sun., Nov 7: 0730-0815||
HBO2 Chamber Safety: Tips for Success
Jay Duchnick, RN
|Sun., Nov 7: 0815-0845||
Colombia HBO2 Chamber Disaster: What We Know...
Anthony Melnyczenko, CHT
|Sun., Nov 7: 0845-0915||
In-Chamber Fetal Monitoring: Yes We Can!
Anthony Medak, MD
|Sun., Nov 7: 0915-1015||
CO Mass Casualty Panel (moderator: Medak)
|Sun., Nov 7: 1015-1045||
Break / Exhibitors
|Sun., Nov 7: 1045-1130||
Best Practices in Wound Care
|Sun., Nov 7: 1130-1215||
Wound Care: An Ounce of Prevention...
|Sun., Nov 7: 1215-1230||
Lessons Learned: HBO2T for COVID Patients
Jaqueline Hocking, CHT
|Sun., Nov 7: 1230-1315||
Gurnee Memorial Lecture: Long COVID Syndrome: Role for HBO2T?
Peter Lindholm, MD
|Sun., Nov 7: 1500||
Optional Activity: Birch Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour