Gulf Coast Chapter

NEXT MEETING DATE: AUGUST 25-26, 2017
Location: Hilton Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Beach, FL
 

  • ABOUT

    The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS continuing education mission is to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the local and regional areas based on a needs assessment of the members and on the UHMS Panel of Expert Opinion. These activities will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine

  • CHAPTER OFFICERS

    President: 
    Kip Posey, CHT
    Email: Click Here
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    President-Elect: 
    Andrew Applewhite, MD

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    Past President: 
    Tony Alleman, MD

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    Secretary:
     
    Debra Gongalez, RN
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    Member-At-Large:
     
    Laura Josefsen, RN
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  • GCC AWARDS

    THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE PRESENTED AT THE GULF COAST CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETINGS.

     

    For a list of PAST RECIPIENTS: Click Here            To NOMINATE someone for the 2017 Awards: Click Here


    Jefferson Davis Memorial Award:
    Presented each year to a selected member - an MD, DO, PhD - for contributions to clinical research or clinical excellence

    Special Services Award:
    Presented each year to selected member/members for their contributions to the Gulf Coast Chapter.

    Edgar M. End, MD Memorial Lecture Award:
    This lecture is in honor of Dr. Edgar M. End, MD (1910-1981) who made many pioneering contributions to undersea and hyperbaric medicine.  Dr End is best known for his work with helium-oxygen mixtures in the 1930’s that enabled him to break the US Navy deep-sea dive record and paved the way for the world record dives in excess of 500 fsw that he supervised. His successful use of hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning in experimental animals led to its application in humans

    Paul James Sheffield Award:
    The Paul James Sheffield Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the scholarship and character of this scientist and educator who has greatly contributed to and influenced the understanding of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    Wilbur T Workman Award:
    The Wilbur T Workman Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the discipline and enthusiasm of this aerospace and hyperbaric physiologist who has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining safety standards for the specialized field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    Facility Award:
    Presented to the host facility. 


     To NOMINATE someone for the 2017 Awards: Click Here

     

  • GCC AWARDS: PAST RECIPIENTS

      To NOMINATE someone for the 2017 Awards: Click Here

    YEAR Jefferson C Davis Award
    2017  
    2016 John Feldmeier, DO
    2015 Heather Murphy-Lavoie, MD
    2014 Helen Gelly
    2013 Tracy Leigh LeGros
    2012 Paul James Sheffield
    2011 Jayesh Shah, MD
    2010 Keith Van Meter, MD
    2009 Thomas Bozzuto, DO
    2008 Christopher Morrison, MD
    2007 Jayesh Shah, MD
    2006 Stephen Rydzak, MD
      Noel Olivera, MD
    2005 Caroline E. Fife, MD
    2004 Adrianne P. S. Smith, MD
    2003 Robert Warriner, MD
    2002 Ron Scott, MD
    2001 Thomas Bozzuto, DO
    2000 Richard D. Heimbach, MD, PhD
    1999 Paul J. Sheffield, PhD
    1998 Jeffery Stone, MD
    1997 Not Presented
    1996 Jack L. LeFrock, MD
    1995 R. Kelly Hill Jr., MD
    1994 Keith Van Meter, MD
    1993 Sheldon F. Gottlieb, PhD
      Jon Mader, MD

     

    YEAR Paul James Sheffield
    2017  
    2016 Tony Alleman, MD
    2015 Rob Sheffield
    2014 Jayesh B Shaw
    2013 Keith Van Meter, MD
    2012 Heather Murphy Lavioe, MD
    2011    Suzanne Pack
    2010    Robert Warriner, MD
    2009    Caroline E. Fife, MD

     


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    YEAR Wilbur T Workman Award
    2017  
    2016 Francois Burman
    2015 Kip Posey
    2014 Brendt Caenepeel & Amanda Jones
    2013 Roy Cano
    2012 Betty Knox Brown
     2011    Richard Barry, CHT
     2010    Dick Clarke, CHT
     2009    Robert Sheffield, BA, CHT





     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    YEAR Special Services Award
    2017  
    2016 Tom Workman, MS
    2015 Tony Alleman, MD
    2014 Julio Garcia & Derall Garrett
    2013 Kevin Buford, MD, Sean Hardy, MD
    2012 Robert Sheffield
    2011 John Peters
    2010 Lisa Tidd
    2009 Melissa Sikes
    2008 Laura Josefsen, RN & Keith Van Meter, MD
    2007 Helen Gelly, MD
    2006 Debbie Sheffield BSN, MSN & Sherrill White
    2005 Paul C. Baker, CHT
    2004 Matt Schweyer, CHT
    2003 Clyde O. Hagood, MD
    2002 W. Tom Workman, MS, CHT
    2001 Suzanne Pack
    2000  
    1999 Helen Turcotte Davis
    1998 Suzanne Pack
    1997 Ken Wall and Dak Quarles
    1996 Dr. Judy Wilson, PhD
    1995 Not Presented
    1994 Robert Miller
    1993 Not Presented
    1992 Paul Baker
    1991 Dr. Richard A. Neubauer, MD
    1990 Lynn Scoggins, RN
    1989 Dick Rutkowski

     

     

    YEAR Edgar M End Award
    2017  
    2016 Marc S. Robins, DO
    2015 John Feldmeier
    2014 John Chatterton
    2013 Owen O'Neill, MD
    2012  
    2011 Robert Sanders, MD
     2010   Stephen Rydzak, MD
     2009   James K. Culter, BS, MS
    2008 Michael L Gernhardt, PhD
    2007  
    2006 Otto Boneta, MD
     

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    YEAR Facility Award
    2017  
    2016 Duke University Center HBO
    2015 Not Presented
    2014 Not Presented
    2013 KeithVanMeter & Associates
    2012 Not Presented
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    2006 Ctr WC HBO Springhill Mem Hosp

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • HOTEL/LOCATION INFORMATION

    HOTEL INFORMATION
     

    "The Society/Chapter has negotiated a special discounted room rate (room-block) with the hotel. Your patronage of this meeting hotel makes it possible for the Society/Chapter to secure the space necessary for this event at a greatly reduced cost. The hotel not only offers a discounted rate and the best networking opportunities, but staying in the group block helps the Society/Chapter meet its obligation to the hotel, avoid penalties, and keep meeting registration prices down. Any attendee that does not book under the UHMS room block, will not receive the special discounted amenities."
     

    28023 70 zHILTON CLEARWATER BEACH
    400 MANDALAY AVENUE
    CLEARWATERFLORIDA33767, USA
    TEL: +1-727-461-3222 FAX: +1-727-461-0610

    ONLINE RESERVATIONS: CLICK HERE
    Reservation cut-off date: August 2, 2017

    Room Rate: $149* S/D

    *Resort Charges:  There is a daily resort charge currently $10.00 per room, per night plus applicable state and local tax, that is included in the guest room rate and offers the following:

    In Room Amenities:
    • Unlimited Internet Access
    • Unlimited Local, Toll Free, Domestic, & International Calls
    • Incoming & Outgoing Faxes
    • Two Bottled Waters Daily
    • Evening Turndown (by Request)
    Resort Amenities:
    • Two Signature Drinks (Per Stay)
    • Kids 5 & Under Eat Breakfast Free
    • 15% off at Provisions Co. & Gift Shop
    • 10% off at High Times Water Sports
    • Shoeshine Services
    • In addition to on-site exercise room located on 3rd Floor, we offer complimentary access to off-site Full Service Gym, Clearwater Beach Fitness, Located 2 blocks North of hotel
    Recreation Amenities:
    • Bicycle usage based on Availability  (must be 12+)
    • Children’s Activities
    • Pool Games
    • Pool Ambassador Service
    • Volleyball, Paddleball, Ping Pong, Corn Hole Toss, & Beach Chess

    Parking:  Hotel will provide on premise parking for one vehicle per guest room at standard rates; Valet $18.00 per day, Self $8.00 per day.  All rates are inclusive of state sales tax.  Daily parking for banquet events are based on availability and are not guaranteed; $7.00 per car, cash payment, inclusive of tax.

     

     TRAVEL/TRANSORTATION:

    Tampa International Airport
    DIRECTIONS
    Take Hwy 60 West to Clearwater Beach. Resort is at the corner of Hwy 60 and Mandalay Avenue.
    Distance from Hotel:20 mi.
    Drive Time:25 min.
    TypeTypical Minimum Charge
    Super Shuttle 25.00 USD
    Taxi 50.00 USD
    Various other 65.00 USD
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    St. Petersburg-Clearwater International
    DIRECTIONS
    Turn right out of the airport proceed to Bayside Bridge exit ramp. Cross Bayside Bridge and exit at Hwy 60 west. Follow Hwy 60 West to Clearwater Beach. Hwy 60 ends at Mandalay Avenue. Hotel is on the corner of Mandalay and Hwy 60.
    Distance from Hotel:15 mi.
    Drive Time:20 min.
     

    DIRECTIONS FROM THE HOTEL STAFF

    From Tampa International Airport, take SR-60 W towards Clearwater. Continue on SR-60 W across Courtney Campbell Causeway, through Clearwater and then crossover the Memorial Causeway to Clearwater Beach. At roundabout take the 2nd exit on your right onto Mandalay Ave. The Hilton Clearwater Beach is on the left.

    From St. Petersburg / Clearwater International Airport, take CR-611 over the Bayside Bridge. Take SR-60 W towards Clearwater. Continue on SR-60 W across the Memorial Causeway to Clearwater Beach. At roundabout take the 2nd exit on your right onto Mandalay Ave. The Hilton Clearwater Beach is on the left.

    From Orlando, take I-4 W towards Tampa for approximately 60 miles. Then, take I-275S towards Tampa International Airport / St. Petersburg. Merge onto SR-60 W towards Clearwater. Continue on SR-60 W across Courtney Campbell Causeway, through Clearwater and then crossover the Memorial Causeway to Clearwater Beach. At roundabout take the 2nd exit on your right onto Mandalay Ave. The Hilton Clearwater Beach is on the left.

     

    THINGS TO DO WHILE IN TOWN: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hilton-clearwater-beach-resort-and-spa-PIECBHF/attractions/index.html

  • MEETING REGISTRATION

    CLICK HERE

    Please click the above link to register or use the WORD or PDF registration forms (links below) and email or fax to us.  
    Click here for the WORD version.     Click here for the PDF version.   Thank you.

    FEES: 

    MEETING REGISTRATION:


    RECEPTION:
    • Attendee: Welcome Reception (8/25) - $0.00
    • Accompanying Person: Welcome Reception (8/25) - $40.00
     
    BANQUET:
     
     
     

  • SCHEDULE


    Subject to Change: as of 7/18/2017

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 25

     

    7:30-8:00

    Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

     

    8:00-8:10

    Welcome & Introduction

    Kip Posey, CHT

    8:10-9:00

    UHMS President's Update

    Dr John Feldmeier

    9:00-9:30

    HBO prior authorization pilot by CMS and what we have learned

    Dr Scott Covington

    9:30-10:00

    Physician wound documentation & coding for dummies

    Dr Chris Morrison

    10:00-10:30

    BREAK & EXHIBITS

     

    10:30-11:00

    Robotic Induced AGE

    Dr A.J. Applewhite

    11:00-11:30

    TBI

    Dr A.J. Applewhite

    11:30-1:00

    LUNCH

     

    1:00-2:00

    Update on Chemo & HBO

    Dr John Feldmeier

    2:00-3:00

    Update on HBO & growth of cancers

    Dr John Feldmeier

    3:00-3:30

    BREAK & EXHIBITS

     

    3:30-4:30

    Initial Evaluation of Diabetic Foot Ulcer

    Dr Steve Orr

    4:30-5:30

    TCOMs: Guiding hyperbaric therapy and decision making

    Dr Steve Orr

    6:30-7:30

    Welcome Reception

    Flamingo Deck

         

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 26

     

    7:30-8:00

    Continental Breakfast & Exhibits

     

    8:00-9:30

    Reimbursement 101: A Primer on WC/HBO Billing

    Mike Crouch, CHT

    9:30-10:30

    Challenges in treatment of DCI

    Dr Klaus Torp

    10:30-11:00

    BREAK & EXHIBITS

     

    11:00-12:00

    What constitutes off-label indications

    Dr Klaus Torp

    12:00-1:00

    LUNCH

     

    1:00-2:00

    Building the Perfect Beast: constructing an integrated wound care & hyperbaric medicine program in a non-academic setting

    Dr Steve Orr

    2:00-3:00

    Prevention and grading of ear barotrauma

    Dr Owen O'Neill

    3:00-3:30

    BREAK & EXHIBITS

     

    3:30-5:00

    Osteonecrosis

    Dr Tony Alleman &
    Dr Bob Sanders


    Accreditation Statement:  The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Designation Statements:  The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. Northeast Chapter Credit hours 14.
    Licenses Types Approved: Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner; Clinical Nurse Specialist; Licensed Practical Nurse; Registered Nurse; Certified Nursing Assistant; Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care; Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care; Registered Respiratory Therapist; Certified Respiratory Therapist

    NBDHMT: This live activity is approved for 14 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

    Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity. 

    Disclaimer: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only.  The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

     MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC): 

    “MOC ABPM: This activity has been approved by the American Board of Preventive Medicine for up to 14 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.”

     

     

     

  • SPONSORS/EXHIBITORS


    CLICK HERE
     to register now OR download the PDF version: Download now


    The UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting offers an excellent opportunity for your organization to promote its products and services to a very specific target audience and to reinforce your corporate image within the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society members.

    The 2017 Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach, 400 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater, Florida, 33767.  Room Rate: $149* S/D *Resort Charges:  There is a daily resort charge currently $10.00 per room, per night plus applicable state and local tax.  Reservation can be made by calling directly TEL: +1-727-461-3222 or go online to: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/P/PIECBHF-UHMS-20170820/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG .  Room reservation cut-off date is: July 21, 2107.


    GULF COAST CHAPTER OF THE UHMS MISSION:

    The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS has as its continuing education mission to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the local and regional areas based on a needs assessment of the members and on the UHMS Panel of Expert Opinion.  These activities will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine.

    The Conference Program will feature a number of outstanding local speakers, concurrent sessions.  The Conference attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.

    As one of our “Event Sponsors" you will not only be an integral part of the meeting's social events, but will also gain significant promotion.  These events provide an excellent opportunity for networking in a relaxed setting.  These sponsorships offer an industry stakeholder excellent value exposure to an audience of industry professionals. 

    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Signage displayed during the Event
    • An opportunity to display promotional material (supplied by Sponsor) at the Event

    ** ALL artwork must be supplied by the sponsor and emailed to lisa@uhms.org * 

    Sponsor Organization:


    • Platinum: $5,000
    • Gold: $3,500 
    • Bronze: $1,500
    • Reception Sponsor: $3,000
    • Break Sponsor: $1,000


    Exhibit Table: $500.00

    - 6 ft. draped table/2 chairs
    - 1 representative
    - product or informational flyer in satchel


    Satchel Insert: $ 150.00

    - If you cannot exhibit and would like for your informational flyer to be included in satchel. Inserts must be shipped to UHMS 1 month prior to the meeting.


    Digital Display your AD: $250

    Cannot attend? Why not display your information on a digital display. This display will be featured outsize of the meeting room door for all to view. Send you ppt, jpeg or gif to us.