UHMS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

MEETING DATE: JUNE 27-29, 2019
Pre-Courses: June 26
LOCATION: Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort 
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  • ABOUT


    The UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting's primary goal is to provide a forum for professional scientific growth and development of the participants to improve knowledge and competence in order to further patient outcome. The meeting provides a basis for exchange of ideas, both scientific and practical, among physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals.The UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting consists of abstract and poster presentations, plenary sessions, the annual Kindwall and Lambertsen Lectures, and other social events. There will be exhibits from a number of hyperbaric, diving and wound care vendors. The Annual Meeting also affords an opportunity for participants to meet and interact with past and present leaders of the Society and to become active in Society affairs. 

    Expected Results (Goals or Objective) 

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  • ACCOMMODATIONS & LOCATION


    • HOTEL INFORMATION

      wyndham rio mar logo

      thehotel 3 marbella gardens

      Wyndham Grand
      Rio Mar
      Puerto Rico
      Golf & Beach Resort

      6000 Rio Mar Blvd
      Rio Grande, PR 00745



      LIVE WEB CAM: https://www.wyndhamriomar.com/en/activities/live-webcam


      "The Society 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 who does not book under the UHMS room block will not receive the special discounted amenities."

       

      ROOM RATE: $182.31*
      Reservation Cut of date: Friday, May 31, 2019
      Call in reservations: 800-474-6627
      Online reservations: CLICK HERE  or paste the following link in your web browser address bar: 
      https://book.passkey.com/e/49746356

      We have also secured a limited amount of rooms at the government per diem rate for active military - please contact us at uhms@uhms.org to get in this block. 

      You must identify yourself as being part of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Annual Scientific Meeting.

      • Group rate will be offered 3 days pre and 3 days post based on last room availability.

      When reservations are made, the hotel will require a deposit equal to the room rate, tax, and Resort Fee for the first and last night for each reservation.  Each guest will be required to present a valid credit card upon check-in, on which an amount of sufficient pre-authorization can be obtained to cover the room, tax, and Resort Fee charges for the length of the guest’s stay, plus the anticipated use of the Resort’s ancillary services.

      *
      Group room rate shall be subject to prevailing 2019 tax (current tax is 11%) and, should all 2019 hotel guests be subject to a mandatory resort fee, an applicable flat resort fee of no greater than $14 per room per day, also subject to tax, shall apply.  Likewise, should hotel policy no longer include the mandatory levy of a one time per adult person porterage fee and a mandatory daily housekeeping gratuity then such fees shall no longer apply to UHMS meeting attendees. Should policy remain in place, said mandatory fees shall be no greater than originally (c-below) contracted:

      $7 per person porterage
      $2.50 per room per night houskeeping gratuity

      CANCELLING INDIVIDUAL RESERVATIONS: Individual room reservation cancellations will be accepted up to seven (7) days prior to the guest’s reservation arrival date without penalty.  Advance deposits are refundable to guest if timely notice of cancellation is given and a cancellation number is obtained.  Cancellations that occur inside the seven (7) day period shall forfeit an advanced deposit equal to the first night’s room and applicable tax.

      • CHECK-IN I CHECK-OUT: Guest accommodations will be available at 4:00 pm on arrival day and reserved until 11:00 am on departure day. Any attendee wishing special consideration for early arrival should call the toll free number, 888-474-6627.  Any attendee wishing special consideration for late check-out should inquire at the front desk on the day of departure.  Group members staying in their rooms beyond the check-out time without Resort authorization will be charged for an additional room night.
      • Children's Policy: There is no charge for children under the age of 17 when sharing same room with parents.
      • Refrigerators are available upon request for an additional $10.00 per night plus tax per refrigerator. 
      • Parking: Daily self-parking fee of $15.00 plus tax. Daily valet parking fee of $20.00 per car plus tax.
      • Smoking and Vaping Policy: The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort is a smoke-free and vaping-free property as prohibited by law.
      • Airport transportation: Round trip shuttle service is provided to our guests through Group Services Inc. Please visit https://fareharbor.com/embeds/book/gsipuertorico-online/items/ for reservations.
      • Rollaways: Available upon request for an additional $20.00 per night plus tax per rollaway.

      Ideally Located, Totally Unforgettable: Experience the magic of this extraordinary island from the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort beachfront location in northeast Puerto Rico. Just steps from a private beach along the majestic Atlantic Ocean, they are the closest resort in Puerto Rico to El Yunque Rainforest. Venture just off the coast to explore the mesmerizing beauty of Bioluminescent Bay, or hop in the car for a quick ride to the historic attractions and shopping of Old San Juan and Ponce.

      Wyndham Grand Rio Mar has been listed in Time Magazines online article as one of The World's 100 Greatest Places 2018 - You can view the article at the following link: http://time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2018/5366769/wyndham-grand-rio-mar-rio-grande-puerto-rico/

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    • LOCATION INFORMATION


      Natural Beauty & Tranquility
      : The sapphire Atlantic Ocean, verdant golf courses, and lush El Yunque Rain Forest border the 500-acre Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, ensuring stunning vistas all around. Our laid-back beach hotel & resort in Puerto Rico hosts 400 spacious guest rooms and suites, endless activities, an array of delicious restaurants and lively bars, sparkling pools, a secluded sandy beach, and the ideal setting and services for memorable meetings and celebrations.

      Perfect Paradise: Enjoy all that Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort has to offer. Renowned golf and tennis are here on site, along with myriad water sports, exciting activities for both kids and adults, a casino featuring a variety of games, and sparkling lagoon-style swimming pools. Looking for a little relaxation? Visit the serene Mandara Spa or unwind on the one-mile stretch of soft golden sand just outside our doors.

      A BREATHTAKING ISLAND PLAYGROUND
      OF ACTIVITIES IN PUERTO RICO 

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      Endless sunshine and warm tropical breezes complement Puerto Rico’s perfect mix of laid-back beaches and outdoor adventures. The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort features a premier location mere steps away from a private stretch of golden sand along the Atlantic, and is the closest resort in Puerto Rico to El Yunque Rain Forest. The inspiring, otherworldly beauty of Bioluminescent Bay is in the waters just off its coast, with Bio Bay tours in Puerto Rico that can be arranged with the on-site tour company for effortless convenience. The resort is also a short drive from the historic attractions of Old San Juan, the “Second City” of Ponce, and one of the island’s most popular activities – ziplining. Renowned golf and tennis are right on site, fun and engaging activities for kids and adults alike, and sparkling lagoon-style swimming pools.  When you’re ready for a break from fun in the sun, try your luck at their casino, or wind down at the luxurious, tranquil Mandara Spa.

      DISCOVER PUERTO RICO


      NY Times: January 9, 2019: Why Puerto Rico Is No. 1 on Our Places to Go List



      FAMILY FUN IN THE SUN

      Discover the perfect tropical playground for kids at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. Our secluded beachfront setting offers countless ways to delight kids of all ages, with various kids activities in Puerto Rico. Play Marco Polo or zoom down the water slide in the Activity Pool. Experience bird watching and seasonal turtle nesting. Visit the playground or swim up to a dive-in movie. There’s no shortage of ways to make memories to last a lifetime with the most important people in your life.

      At our Puerto Rico family resort, you will receive our Weekly Guest Activity schedule full of fun activities when you check in. Activities vary from day to day, possibilities include:

      • Island Hair Braiding
      • Nature Walks
      • Face Painting
      • Iguana Feeding
      • Dance Aerobics
      • Arts & Crafts
      • Kids’ Cooking Class
      • Salsa Dancing
      • Aqua Aerobics
      • Bingo
      • Bird Walks

      SO MUCH TO DO…RIGHT AT THE RESORT

      Puerto Rico offers an abundance of exciting activities across the island, but you can easily fill your days and nights with fun without ever leaving Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. From challenging rounds of golf on breathtaking courses, to authentic and delicious dining, to pampering, relaxing treatments at Mandara Spa, there’s so much to do right here that you may never want to leave.

      Discover one of Puerto Rico’s natural wonders – turtle nesting – just outside your guest room door. Seeing these remarkable sea creatures nesting and, depending upon time of year, hatching is truly extraordinary and fun for all ages. Be sure to ask about Turtle Nesting and Turtle Nest Hatching when you check in.

      When you check in you’ll also get our Weekly Guest Activity schedule detailing how you can enjoy all of the interesting activities in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico that we offer. Activities vary from day to day, and may include:

      • Yoga Classes
      • Aqua Aerobics
      • Island Hair Braiding
      • Sand Sculpture
      • Iguana Feeding
      • Obstacle Race On the Beach
      • Volleyball
      • Salsa Lessons
      • Bingo
      • Papiros Cigars*

      *See cigar rolling in action as you learn about and sample Puerto Rico’s own Papiros Cigars. Adults only, additional charge applies. See the concierge for details.


      CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF IN PUERTO RICO WITH A PICTURESQUE SETTING

      Bordered by El Yunque Rainforest’s scenic mountains, the Mameyes River, and the shimmering Atlantic Ocean, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort is the only resort on the island to offer two championship golf courses managed by Troon Golf, the industry leader in golf club management. Our 18-hole courses are gorgeous, challenging, and absolutely perfect for a Caribbean golf vacation getaway.

      The Ocean Course: Award-winning golf course architects Tom and George Fazio kept the unique features of our location in mind when designing the spectacular Ocean Course. This 6,716-yard course is situated between the mountains of El Yunque Rainforest and the majestic Atlantic Ocean, and winds languorously through lakes and the natural contours of the island with Sand Iguanas and seaside vistas at every tee. The signature 16th hole is considered one of the best in the Caribbean. Grab your clubs and get ready for formidable, breathtaking play at every turn.

      The River Course: Two-time Major Champion Greg Norman designed our River Course along the serene Mameyes River. Inspired by the natural terrain of the land, the holes are integrated into existing foliage creating a lush, verdant course with stunning views of El Yunque’s mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Ideal for all skill levels of golf in Puerto Rico, this 6,945-yard course features open greens, wide fairways, light rough, and shallow bunkers.

      Book a Tee Time Today!
      Reserve a tee time at our Puerto Rico golf resort online, or contact us at 800-474-6627 or teetime-riomar@wyndham.com.
      Book your Tee Time on the River Course
      Book your Tee Time on the Ocean Course


      DISCOVER ALL THAT PUERTO RICO HAS TO OFFER

      With an ideal combination of laid-back beaches and tropical adventure, Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort is the perfect home base from which to explore the breathtaking natural beauty of Puerto Rico. We’re steps from a blissfully private one-mile stretch of sand along the Atlantic, and are also the closest resort in Puerto Rico to El Yunque Rainforest.

      Ready for an El Yunque Rainforest hike or ziplining in Puerto Rico? Our concierge is ready and waiting to connect you with the adventure of a lifetime through Group Services, Inc. (GSI), our onsite tour company. Experts on everything Puerto Rico, GSI will handle everything you need for the following exciting tours:

      • El Yunque Rainforest Eco Tour
      • Rainforest Hiking Tour
      • Zipline Canopy Adventure
      • Scuba Diving
      • Camuy Caves, Arecibo Observatory & Premium Outlets - 3 in 1!
      • Surfing Lessons at the East
      • Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour
      • Bioluminescent Bay Kayak
      • ATV Adventure
      • Horseback Riding
      • Sunset Tour - Sail & Snorkel
      • Culebra Day Trip and Snorkeling

      Spend a day getting to know the fascinating history and culture of this beautiful island. GSI provides trips to the Puerto Rico’s cultural centers, and some of the best spots to shop. Tours include:

      • Old & New San Juan with Historic District Shopping
      • Evening Drive to the Old City
      • Ponce City Tour

      Contact Group Services, Inc. at 787-888-6000 ext. 6318 for more information, or click here and book your transportation online.

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    • TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

      U.S. and international health officials are easing warnings against travel to regions with Zika virus because the threat has diminished markedly... read full article at the following link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/03/20/zika-danger-wanes-travel-warnings-are-eased-pregnant-women/

      While you can go to Puerto Rico without immunizations, it’s a good idea to get vaccinated. The CDC recommends that visitors to Puerto Rico be immunized for hepatitis A and B as well as typhoid. Dengue fever is also a possibility, so it’s a good idea to wear insect repellent as well.   https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/puerto-rico


      AIRPORTS:

      San Juan International Airport (SJU)

      TRANSPORTATION FROM/TO THE AIRPORT 

      HOTEL PREFERRED SHUTTLE SERVICE: 

      Guest Services Inc.: Contact Group Services, Inc. at 787-888-6000 ext. 6318 for more information, or click here and book your transportation online.The Current charge for airport concierge and transportation services is $88 per person, round trip.  Airport transportation is subject to a 15% service charge.

      TAXIS - SHUTTLES: http://aeropuertosju.com/en/transportation/entaxis/ 

      CAR RENTALS: http://aeropuertosju.com/en/transportation/car-rental/

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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS



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      2019 UHMS ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
      Thursday, June 27 - Saturday, June 29
      Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico

      DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: MONDAY, APRIL 1, MIDNIGHT ET 


      CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS

      IF YOU NEED A WORD COPY of Abstract Submission Form, PLEASE CONTACT lisa@uhms.org


      On behalf of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the UHMS Program Committee is pleased to announce its call for abstract submission to the 2019 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting, June 27-June 29, 2019. The meeting will be held at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, 6000 Rio Mar Blvd., Rio Grande, PR 00745.

       

      For your convenience, the formatting and submission guidelines have been reprinted in the below section entitled “Abstract Formatting Guidelines.”  Abstracts should be submitted via the UHMS website at www.uhms.org.  For those unable to access the UHMS website or having difficulty with the online submission format, additional assistance with the submission process can be obtained by contacting the UHMS home office.  Authors should ensure that all submission requirements are met, as incomplete submissions may be returned for modification or declined.  Deadline for submission is April 1, 2019.  Acknowledgment of receipt will be provided normally within one week. 

      TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

      Abstract acceptance is at the full discretion of the UHMS Annual Scientific Program Committee.  Only non-published works at the time of abstract submission will be considered, however, novel analysis/interpretation of published data are acceptable.

      Notification regarding abstract final acceptance will be provided via e-mail no later than April 22, 2019. 

      The presenting author will be required to register and attend the meeting.   

      UHMS is will continue using digital poster presentations in lieu of the traditional cork board and printed posters. All abstracts which have been approved and accepted will be presented in PPT or PDF format and uploaded to the UHMS Poster website.  Instructions for upload, FAQ and templates for poster presentations will be emailed to the presenting author upon acceptance.  This information can be found at the following link, under the “Call for Abstract” section.   https://www.uhms.org/asm-new

      Also at the discretion of the UHMS ASM Program Committee, presenters may be invited to present their abstract orally in the general meeting, resident/trainee competition (if eligible) or the Associates session (if eligible).  Notification regarding selection for oral and poster presentations will be provided no later than Monday, April 22, 2019.

      ABSTRACT USE PERMISSIONS AND RIGHTS:

      All abstracts submissions for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting constitutes consent by the author(s) for the UHMS to use the materials submitted in whole or part as it sees fit.  All abstracts posters (including required PowerPoint/PDF submissions) and oral presentations (including PowerPoint slides) accepted by the UHMS Program Committee for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting will be published in the UHMS’ Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal and may be subsequently used and/or published by the Society in various electronic media at the discretion of the UHMS.  Once accepted, no abstract, poster or oral presentation may be withdrawn or excluded from being subject to this agreement.

      DEADLINES:

      • REGULAR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2019; MIDNIGHT ET
      • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE by ASM Program Committee: APRIL 22, 2019.
      • NO CHANGES to an abstract will be accepted after MAY 1, 2019.
      • PDF OF ABSTRACT must be submitted to the UHMS website by JUNE 3, 2019.


      ABSTRACT FORMATTING GUIDELINES:

      LANGUAGE: All abstracts are to be written in English. The Program Committee reserves the right to alter abstracts where the English structure makes comprehension difficult.

      ABSTRACT BODY FORMAT:

      • Must be 300 words or less, exclusive of title, author(s) names, and institutional affiliation(s). See examples at end of this document.
      • All submissions should be in Microsoft Word format
      • Only text and text tables will be accepted. No references, graphs or images may be submitted. References, graphs and images may be included on your poster submission.
      • Contents should include the following sections – please use these exact terms for uniformity:
        • Introduction / Background
        • Materials and Methods
        • Results
        • Summary / Conclusions
      • One question / Must be specific to your abstract/final poster presentation (The Q/A will be used for Evaluation of the participants for CME/Maintenance of Certification Credits (MOC) at the UHMS Online CME Portal). 

      TOPICS FOR PRESENTATION

      You will specify one of the following categories, A thru E, that best characterizes your presentation:

      • Session A (Thurs) - HBO2 Theory and Mechanisms
      • Session B (Thurs) - Clinical HBO2
      • Session C (Fri) - Decompression Theory and Mechanisms
      • Session D (Fri) - Diving Medicine
      • Session E (Sat) - HBO2 Operations, Chambers and Equipment
      • Session F (Sat) - Top Case Reports:  This session will be composed of case reports submitted for Sessions A thru E.

      If you would like some additional background about writing abstracts, we have found a very good source at the website of the American College of Physicians: https://www.acponline.org/membership/residents/competitions-awards/abstracts/preparing/vignette

      There you’ll find suggestions on determining whether your idea merits and abstract presentation by posing questions such as: Is this experience useful? Did we learn something from it? Does it cover an unusual aspect of an illness or suggest a novel method of treatment?

      There’s much more included in the ACP link to help you compose your abstract within the parameters of introduction/background, materials/methods, results and summary/conclusions.

      Remember to take your time in writing your abstract; then take a day off. Share it with your colleagues. Often you’ll receive good suggestions in refining your presentation. When you come back to draft your final version, you’ll have a fresh perspective.

       

       


      QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE uhms@uhms.org

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    • Instructions for Electronic Poster Presentions 

       

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 3, 2019


      How to upload your poster to the UHMS website (pdf)
      Poster Formatting Guidelines (pdf)
      Template 1 (ppt)
      Template 2 (ppt)
      Template 3 (ppt) - has video-to view as attendees will, go to "slideshow" to view

       

      Abstract Poster Formatting Guidelines

       

      IMPORTANT: Due to difference in operating system standards and character sets, mathematical formulas created in Windows often do not display correctly on MAC OS, even in PowerPoint. Please convert formulas to images.

      General Guidelines:

      • Recommended fonts: Calibri, Arial, Times New Roman
      • Recommended font size: any large size font as long as it fits the slide/poster ratio below
      • Slide/Poster size: 40 x 22.5, which is a 16:9 ratio.
      • Single or multiple pages slides/may be used for poster (max 10 Slides)
      • Graphs and images can be embedded into your poster.
      • Videos and audio, you will need to upload the video and audio files as separate files. Actual files, no YouTube links. No more than 5 minutes of videos should be included in your presentation.
      • Video may be displayed in the following formats:
        • .mp4 files and .mov files encoded with the H264 codec
      • The poster layout should be landscape orientation.
      • Poster PPT templates are available for download on the ASM website

      Kiosk Guidelines

      Your poster sessions will be handled in Kiosk Mode. Kiosk mode means that we receive the presentation ahead of time, then combine multiple presentations into a single presentation with a menu and navigation buttons. This ensures that it is easy to swap between different posters that are on the same screen. There are some things to consider:

      • All navigation is done on the iPads
      • Please ensure that your poster is the correct size. If not, it will be forced into the correct size, and the poster may be distorted.

      Making the Most of Your Presentation

      Posters offer a very flexible format, and there are several methods you can use to optimize your presentation. The goal of your presentation should always be readability. You are no longer constrained to a single-page poster, so if you have a lot of information, it’s a good idea to split it up across multiple pages. You may not have more than 10 slides. There are a few key methods that can be used in conjunction with multiple pages to make your presentation interactive and flexible.

      Videos

      Videos can be used to add animation and content density to a presentation. Consider the following use cases:

      • Show a rotating molecule or some other scientific model
      • Make a looping video of multiple tables or charts
      • Show a video of your work in progress

      NOTE: No more than 5 minutes of videos should be included in your presentation.

      QR Tag Creation

      If you wish to include a quick-response tag in your poster with embedded information, you can easily find a free website to create one. These sites take text input, and generate a QR tag image that you can download and import into your presentation.

      Here are a few websites that can be used:

      http://www.qrstuff.com/
      https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/
      http://goqr.me/

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    • UHMS has advanced into the future of digital poster presentations. No long will you need to print or tote your poster to the Annual Scientific Meeting!  


      SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 3, 2019

      How to upload your poster to the UHMS website (pdf)

       CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR POSTER FILE

      • Collect your files: Be sure to include your poster file, as well as any video files, as videos sometimes do not embed properly. Your file should be saved as “your abstract#.lastname.v1” (A1.Tidd.v1) in a PPTX file (Microsoft Power Point) or a PDF file.
      • If your files is an update from version 1, please be sure to add the version at the end of your file (A1.Tidd.v2).
      • To upload your poster, go to the following link: https://www.uhms.org/index.php?option=com_rsform&view=rsform&formId=21
      • You should be using the latest version of the Internet browsers: Firefox, Google Chrome or
      • In the “special instructions” section, please include any information that the UHMS program committee staff will need to know regarding your
      • If you have already submitted a poster, and this is an update, please specify that in the “special instructions” text
      • Upload all of your files, including videos, with the upload button. Note the maximum size for an upload is 100MB. If your files are greater than 100MBs, contact us at uhms@uhms.org and we will work with you directly to upload your
      • When the upload completes, you will see a submission confirmation page. You will also receive an email confirmation (within 15 minutes). If you don’t see either confirmation, try
      • For any questions or problems, please contact us at: uhms@uhms.org or 919-490-5140 x 101.

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  • SCHEDULE INFORMATION

    PRINTABLE SCHEDULE 

    • SCHEDULES

      • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

        Subject to Change
        Posted  2/27/19  (please note that there will not be any Accreditation Surveyor Training at this year's Annual Meeting)

        START TIME

        END TIME

        EVENT

        LOCATION


        TUESDAY, June 25

        4:00 PM

        11:00 PM

        UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

         


        WEDNESDAY, June 26

        8:00 AM

        5:00 PM

        Pre-Course: How to Prepare for Accreditation

        Caribbean 1

        8:00 AM

        5:00 PM

        Pre-Course: Treatment of Decompression Illness in Recreational Diving

        Caribbean 2

        8:00 AM

        5:30 PM

        Pre-Course: Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues

        Caribbean 3

        4:45 PM

        7:45 PM

        HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

        Canary

        5:30 PM

        7:30 PM

        Associate's Council Meeting

        Pelican

        7:00 PM

        9:00 PM

        WELCOME RECEPTION

        Ocean Terrace & Rio Mar Foyer


        THURSDAY, June 27

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Safety Committee Meeting

        Heron

        8:00 AM

        8:30 AM

        President's Address: Nick Bird, MD

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        8:30 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: Controversies in the Hyperbaric Management of Late
        Radiation Injuries

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        8:30-9:00: 

        Late Radiation Tissue Injury Below the Clavicles: Considerations with IMRT and the Fibroatrophic Model: John Feldmeier, DO

        9:00-9:30: 

        Answering the criticism and challenges to HBO2 in the treatment of radiated patients: Robert Marx, DDS

        9:30-10:00: 

        Panel Discussion

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        10:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Accreditation Council Meeting

        Heron

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        ACEP UHM Section Meeting

        Canary

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session A: HBO2 Theory & Mechanisms

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        11:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        GME Committee Meeting

        Canary

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session A

        Rio Mar 1-4

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Stakeholders Summit Meeting (Private - invite only)

        Caribbean 1

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

        Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Kindwall Keynote: HBO2 in Chronic Radiation Injured Tissue and Osteoradionecrosis in Today’s Radiation Schemes: Needed Now Even More: Robert Marx, DDS

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session B: Clinical HBO2

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        3:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Editorial Board Meeting

        Heron

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session B

        Rio Mar 1-4

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Plenary Session: Physiology and Science in Hyperbaric Medicine

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        4:00-4:30: 

        Stem cells and hyperberbaric oxygen therapy: Stephen Thom, MD 

        4:30-5:00: 

        Research that we need to do in the field of hyperbaric medicine and some thoughts on how to achieve this goal: John Feldmeier, DO

        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

        Education Committee Meeting

        Pelican

        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

        BNA Board Meeting

        Canary

        6:00 PM

        7:00 PM

        Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A


        FRIDAY, June 28

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        Past President’s Breakfast

        Canary

        8:00 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: DCI Theory & Mechanisms

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        8:00-9:00: 

        CNS Oxygen toxicity: Where are we now? Jay Dean, PhD

        9:00-9:30: 

        Navy dive operations: Lessons learned about planning, DCS prevention and treatment:
        Pete Witucki, MD

        9:30-10:00: 

        Wearable diving technology: John Florian, PhD

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session C: Decompression Theory and Mechanisms

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        ECCHO Working Group Meeting

        Heron

        10:00 AM

        11:00 AM

        Publication Committee Meeting

        Canary

        11:00 AM

        1:00 PM

        ACHM-UHMS Meeting

        Heron

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session C

        Rio Mar 1-4

        11:30 AM

        12:30 AM

        Registry Meeting (Buckey)

        Canary

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Stakeholder Summit Meeting (Private - invite only)

        Caribbean 1

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

        Ocean Terrace & Rio Mar Foyer

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Lambertsen Keynote: Decompression sickness as an inflammatory disease: 
        Simon Mitchell, MBBS, PhD

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        QUARC Committee Meeting

        Heron

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session D: Diving Medicine

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        3:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        BNA General Meeting

        Pelican

        3:00 PM

        4:00 PM

        Research Committee Meeting

        Heron

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session D

        Rio Mar 1-4

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Plenary Session: Altitude Decompression Sickness

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        4:00-4:30: 

        Combating flier’s “bends” during unpressurized flight and explosive decompression in World War II:
        Jay Dean. PhD

        4:30-5:00: 

        USAF hypobaric exposures experience: Marc Robins, DO

        5:00 PM

        6:00 PM

        UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        5:30 PM

        7:30 PM

        Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting

        Pelican


        SATURDAY, June 29

        7:00 AM

        8:00 AM

        CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        8:00 AM

        5:00 PM

        Non-Physician "Associates" Breakout Session (not approved for physician
        CME credits)

        Caribbean 2-3

        8:00 AM

        10:00 AM

        Plenary Session: The Regulatory And Reimbursement Challenges Facing Nations And How These Have Been Addressed

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        8:00-8:25: 

        Canada: Ken LeDez, MD

        8:25-8:50: 

        United Kingdom: Pieter Bothma, MD

        8:50-9:15: 

        United States: Caroline Fife, MD

        9:15-9:40: 

        Australia: Michael Bennett, MD

        9:40-10:00:  Panel discussion

        10:00 AM

        10:30 AM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        10:30 AM

        11:30 AM

        Session E: HBO2 Operations, Chambers, and Equipment

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        11:30 AM

        12:00 PM

        Poster Session E

        Rio Mar 1-4

        10:00 AM

        11:00 PM

        Chapter President's Committee Meeting

        Pelican

        10:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Diving Committee Meeting

        Canary

        11:00 AM

        12:00 PM

        Membership Committee Meeting

        Pelican

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        LUNCH

        Ocean Terrace & Rio Mar Foyer

        12:00 PM

        1:00 PM

        Associates Luncheon (limited to 50)

        Caribbean 1

        1:00 PM

        2:00 PM

        Plenary Session:

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        1:00-1:30: 

        HBO2 and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update: Jay Buckey, MD

        1:30-2:00: 

        Thai dive rescue: Richard Walker, MD

        2:00 PM

        3:00 PM

        Session F: Top Case Reports

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        3:00 PM

        3:30 PM

        BREAK / EXHIBITS

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session F

        Rio Mar 1-4

        4:00 PM

        5:00 PM

        Plenary Session: Topics in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

        Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

        4:00-4:30: 

        Top articles in HBO2: Fellow (TDB)

        4:30-5:00: 

        Top articles in Undersea Medicine: Fellow (TDB)

        7:00 PM

        10:00 PM

        Awards Banquet (separate fee)

        Rio Mar 5-Cord A

        10:00 PM

        12:00 AM

        After Party (separate fee)

        Ocean Terrace & Caribbean 2-3

         

         

         

         

         

         

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        THURSDAY, JUNE 27 - SATURDAY, JUNE 29
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      • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

        PRE-COURSES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

        How to Prepare for Accreditation       Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues       
        Treatment of Decompression Illness in Recreational Diving

        subject to change: posted: 2/19/19 


        How to Prepare for Accreditation

        TIME

         LECTURE FACULTY

        0800-0815

        Welcome/Introductions                                                      

        Derall Garrett

        0815-1015

        Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?       

        Derall Garrett

        1015-1045

        Break

         

        1045-1145

        Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design I  & II

        Derall Garrett

        1145-1245

        Lunch

         

        1245-1330

        Physician point of view                                                   

        Henry Schwartz

        1330-1415

        Nurse point of view

        Debra Gonzalez

        1415-1500

        Technologist point of view                                                     

        Tom Workman

        1500-1515

        Break

         

        1515-1545

        Organizational Planning                                            

        Derall Garrett

        1545-1600

        Discussion/Questions

         

        1600

        Adjourn

         

         Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues

        TIME   LECTURE FACULTY
        0800 - 0815                                Introductions: / Welcome  Marc Robins, DO
        Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT

        0815 - 0915 Safety considerations in hyperbaric medicine: Lessons from aviation, space, and other industries Gary Toups, MD

        0915 - 1015 The role of the medical director in the safety program Marc Robins, DO

        1015 - 1030

        Break

         
        1030 - 1050 How to implement the nursing guidelines of care to improve safety in your HBO program Annette Gwilliam, RN, BSN, CWON, CWS, ACHRN

        1050 - 1110 Human factors that impact safety in hyperbaric Richard “Gus” Gustavson, MPH, RN, CHRNC-A, CWCN, CHT-A, CRT

        1110 - 1130 Optimizing the pediatric hyperbaric oxygen therapy plan: Tandem therapy Nicholas Marosek, CHRN, ACCRN 

        1130 - 1200 Panel Q&A from the morning session  Moderator: 
        Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT

        1200 - 1300 

        Lunch   
        1300 - 1345 Safety-related trends revealed from the UHMS Facility Accreditation Program Tom Workman, CHT

        1345 - 1430 Assessing the safety of diver recompression chamber facilities. A retrospective review of the most common safety concerns encountered at a range of recompression facilities over a period of 13 years Francois Burman



        1430 - 1445

        Break  
        1445 - 1530 Safety versus Compliance Kip Posey, CHT

        1530 - 1600 International survey of equipment used in hyperbaric facilities Marc Pullis, EMT, CHT

        1600 - 1645 Biomedical devices in the hyperbaric environment Ian Millar, MD

        1645 - 1715 Panel Q & A from the afternoon session  Moderator: Ian Millar, MD

        1715 - 1730 Closing/ Course evaluations / Questions  Marc Robins, DO
        Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT


        Treatment of Decompression Illness in Recreational Diving

        Time

        Lecture

        Faculty

        08:00-08:30

        Current UHMS guidelines

        Nick Bird

        08:30-09:00

        Polling, hidden results: DCI treatment principles (see the list of Q&A in Appendix)

        Petar Denoble

        09:00-09:30

        Current practice in France

        Sébastien de Maistre

        09:30-10:00

        Current practice in China

        Wei-gang Xu

        10:00-10:30

        Coffee Break

         

        10:30-11:00

        Australian experience

        David Wilkinson

        11:00-11:30

        Could normobaric oxygen be accepted as a definitive treatment?

        Richard Moon

        11:30-12:00

        Use of short tables in treatment of DCI

        Brenna Derksen

        12:00-12:30

        Treatment of severe DCS cases

        Ian Grover

        12:30-13:30

        Lunch break

         

        13:30-13:45

        Use of deep tables in US Navy

        David Southerland

        13:45-14:30

        Is it ever too late to treat?

        Jake Freiberger

        14:30-15:00

        Flying after treatment

        Jim Chimiak

        15:00-15:30

        Return to diving after DCI

        Jake Freiberger

        15:30-15:45

        coffee break

         

        15:45-16:45

        Polling, public results: DCI treatment principles. Discussion of each question. Comparison of pre- and post- answers

        Petar Denoble

        16:45-17:00

        Concluding remarks

        Petar Denoble

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        SATURDAY, JUNE 29
         (subject to change)
        (not approved for physician CME credits)

        TIME LECTURE

        FACULTY

        8:00-8:10

        Welcome & Introductions

        Kaye Moseley, RRT / Bradley Walker, RN

        8:10-8:20 

        UHMS Associates Update

        Jolene Comier, RN

        8:20-8:40

        BNA Update

         

        8:40 - 9:00

           

        9:00-9:30

           

        9:30-9:45

           

        9:45-10:00

           

        10:00-10:30

        Break/Exhibits

         

        10:30-10:45 

           

        10:45-11:00 

        Q & A

         

        11:00-11:15

        Achievement Recognition Scholarship Abstract:

         

        11:15-11:30 

           

        11:30-11:45

           

        11:45-12:00 

           

        1200-1:00

        LUNCH

         

        1:00-2:00

         

         

        2:00-2:45

           

        2:45-3:00

           

        3:00-3:30

        Break/Exhibits

         

        3:30-3:45

           

        3:35-4:00

           

        4:00-4:20

           

        4:20-5:00

           

         

         

         

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    • Keynote Lectures

      • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 27: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

        GUEST SPEAKER: ROBERT MARX, DDS

        LECTURE TITLE: HBO2 in Chronic Radiation-Injured Tissue and Osteoradionecrosis in Today’s Radiation Schemes: Needed Now Even More

         

        ABOUT THE LECTURE: 

        MarxToday’s radiotherapy schemes, particularly intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), are often used as primary therapy for head and neck cancers. Used together with chemotherapy it has produced a higher incidence of radiation-induced complications. The wider fields, higher doses, and radio sensitizing chemotherapy has caused a more severe and wider spread of osteoradionecrosis (ORN), now even including the previously rare ORN of the maxilla as well as permanent mucositis, skin necrosis, dysphagia, and even some facial nerve palsies.

        The role of HBO2 remains the same adjunct to surgical debridements but requires the full 30/10 HBO2 protocol to be conducted at the proven parameters at 2.4 ATA , 90 minutes on 100% O2 with air breaks and without interruption in the treatment sequence.

        After resection or debridement of the necrotic bone, the resultant bony defect can be reconstructed today using tissue engineering in most cases as a single modality or together with a smaller amount of autogenous bone, thereby reducing the morbidity of treatment. Additionally, these bone grafting techniques produce a quality of normal viable bone suitable for dental implants to replace teeth lost in the ORN disease process, aiding the patient’s return to a more normal quality of life.

        ABOUT DR. MARX:  

        Robert E. Marx, DDS, is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as well as Chief of Surgery at Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami. He is well known as an educator, researcher, and innovative surgeon. Dr. Marx has pioneered new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery, including stem cell therapies. 

        His many prestigious awards, including the Harry S. Archer Award, the William J. Giles Award, the Paul Bert Award, the Donald B. Osbon Award, and the Daniel Laskin Award, attest to his accomplishments and commitment to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. 

        His textbook “Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment” has won the American Medical Writers Associations Prestigious Book of the Year Award. His other textbooks, “Platelet Rich Plasma: Dental and Craniofacial Applications,” “Tissue Engineering,” “Oral and Intravenous Bisphosphonates Induced Osteonecrosis” and an “Atlas of Bone Harvesting” have been best sellers. He is also a writer of fiction medical mystery novels. His first publication “Deadly Prescription” is currently an Amazon best seller.



        ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE
        About Dr. Kindwall:

        KINDWALL PICDr. Kindwall is known by so many as the "Father of Hyperbaric Medicine.” Whether you knew him personally or simply by reputation, we have all benefited from his efforts, passion, wisdom, knowledge, energy and vision. Dr. Kindwall has played a great role in growing and shaping the specialty of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He was likewise instrumental in molding the UHMS into what it is today.  Dr. Kindwall began diving in 1950. He cultivated his interest in the field and during the Vietnam War served as the Assistant Director of the U.S. Navy School of Submarine Medicine. He also was the Senior Officer responsible for the Diving Medicine Program. In 1969, after leaving the Navy, Dr. Kindwall became Chief of the Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Luke’s Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis.  Shortly after the Undersea Medical Society was created in the mid-1960s, Dr. Kindwall identified the need for standardized education in the field. He created the UMS Education and Standards Committee to help elevate course content and ensure instructor competence. This committee later became our Education Committee. When the AMA initiated its Continuing Medical Education program, Dr. Kindwall persuaded the organization to recognize the UMS as a grantor of CME credits.  In 1972, Dr. Kindwall felt that the Society’s members would benefit from improved communication. He created our first newsletter and was named editor. Dr. Kindwall chose the name Pressure because clinical hyperbaric medicine was rapidly developing. Even though the UHMS had not yet incorporated "Hyperbaric” into the Society’s name, he wanted a title for the newsletter that would encompass all who worked with increased atmospheric pressure. He stated: "The Society’s goal then, as it is now, is to serve all who deal with the effects of increased barometric pressure.”  That same year, Dr. Kindwall recognized the need to have a relationship with Medicare to help provide insight on reputable clinical management. The UMS followed this lead, and a Medicare Panel was created. The recommendations were presented to the U.S. Public Health Service. The challenge was that no reliable hyperbaric medicine clinical guidelines were available that addressed appropriate applications of Hyperbaric Medicine. To remedy this deficit, the UMS Executive Committee created an Ad Hoc Committee on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Dr. Kindwall was named Chair. The committee created the first Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee Report. Again, this text was published 10 years before the UHMS incorporated "Hyperbaric” into its name. The report was sent to HCFA and the Blues and became their source document for reimbursement. Dr. Kindwall updated the text two more times and thus was the Editor and Chair of the Committee and text for three of its 12 editions.  Dr. Kindwall later worked to expand the available information on the specialty by creating one of the first complete texts on the field. He created Hyperbaric Medicine Practice in 1994 and later updated and revised his text two more times.  The Society’s first journal, Hyperbaric Oxygen Review, has also has been influenced by Dr. Kindwall. His love for research and education was clear: He became the initial editor, creating a journal that at first consisted of review articles and one original contribution. Over the years,it has grown to one full of original research.  Dr. Kindwall’s presence is felt in so many of the UHMS’ activities and initiatives. Much of what we all take for granted – what is just "there” and "available” – has his touch and influence. Some of us have been blessed to have had a closer impact by Dr. Kindwall’s life, but I think that I can easily say that each of us has been influenced in some way.

         



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      • CHRISTIAN J. LAMBERTSEN MEMORIAL LECTURE

        FRIDAY, JUNE 28: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

        GUEST SPEAKER: SIMON MITCHELL, MBBS, PHD

        LECTURE TITLE: Decompression Sickness As An Inflammatory Disease


        ABOUT THE LECTURE:

        Mitchell

        It has long been considered that decompression sickness (DCS) is a disorder in which bubbles formed from dissolved gas in blood and / or tissue during or after ascent from a compressed-gas dive are the primary vectors of injury. The existence of such bubbles and their potential to cause or contribute to at least some of the manifestations of DCS have been proven. However, uncertainties remain. While the risk of developing symptoms of DCS correlates with numbers of venous bubbles detected using Doppler or echocardiography after diving, the correlation is not as strong as one might expect if bubbles were the only contributor to tissue injury. There are various potential explanations for this, including the possibility that a variably expressed secondary process of inflammation may contribute to the clinical picture. We have known for some time that intravascular bubbles, or the damage they may cause to vascular endothelium, appear to activate formed elements of blood and plasma proteins. Thus, bubbles may directly or indirectly activate platelets, leukocytes, the complement and kinin systems, and coagulation. There is some evidence that these activations contribute to development of some manifestations of DCS. More recently there has been intense interest in the role of proinflammatory intravascular microparticles (circulating fragments of formed elements of blood) in the pathophysiology of DCS. Microparticles may form during diving and increase after any dive, but perhaps moreso in divers exhibiting DCS symptoms. The relationship between bubble and microparticle formation is uncertain. There is some evidence that microparticles may produce harmful effects relevant to the pathophysiology of DCS, and there has been controversial speculation that microparticles may be a primary cause of some DCS manifestations. This presentation will review the pathophysiology of DCS with a particular focus on the potential role of inflammatory processes. Related unanswered questions and uncertainties will be identified.

         
        ABOUT  DR. MITCHELL: 
        Professor Simon Mitchell, MB ChB, PhD, DipAdvDHM, DipOccMed, FUHM, FANZCA. 
        Professor of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, University of Auckland

        Dr. Mitchell is a physician and scientist with specialist training in diving medicine and anesthesiology. He is widely published, with more than 150 papers or book chapters. He co-authored the 5th edition of “Diving and Subaquatic Medicine” and has two chapters on decompression illness in the most recent edition of Bennett and Elliott. He has twice been Vice President of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and in 2010 received the society’s Behnke Award for contributions to the science of diving and hyperbaric medicine. In the past Simon was a naval diving medical officer and medical director of the Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine in Brisbane. He now works as a consultant anesthesiologist at Auckland City Hospital, and Professor in Anesthesiology at the University of Auckland. He provides on-call cover for diving and hyperbaric emergencies at the North Shore Hospital Hyperbaric Unit in Auckland. Simon is Editor-In-Chief of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal.

        Simon’s diving career has included more than 6,000 dives spanning sport, scientific, commercial, and military diving. He has been a lead member of teams that were the first to dive and identify three deep wrecks of high historical significance in Australia and New Zealand. At the time of one of these dives (2002) the 600-foot depth represented the deepest wreck dive ever undertaken. He was elected to Fellowship of the Explorers Club of New York in 2006, and was the DAN Rolex Diver of the Year in 2015.


        CHRISTIAN J. LAMBERTSEN, MD, DSc (Hon) MEMORIAL LECTURE
        About Dr. Lambertsen:

        LAMBERTSEN PIC

        Dr. Christian J. Lambertsen received a B.S. Degree from Rutgers University in 1938 and a M.D. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1943. During his medical school period, he invented and first used forms of the initial U.S. self-contained closed-circuit oxygen rebreathing apparatus, for neutral buoyancy underwater swimming and diving. As a student, he aided the early Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S.) in establishing the first cadres of U.S. military operational combat swimmers. Dr. Lambertsen became a U.S. Army medical officer on graduation from medical school in early 1943, and immediately joined the O.S.S. Maritime Unit on active duty through its period of function in World War II. He joined the University of Pennsylvania Medical Faculty in 1946, and became Professor of Pharmacology in 1952. While a faculty member he combined diving research and further underwater rebreathing equipment developments for the Army and Navy. In 1967 he served as Founding President of the Undersea Medical Society (now Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.) Dr. Lambertsen is recognized by the Naval Special Warfare community as "The Father of U.S. Combat Swimming.” His hand has touched every aspect of military and commercial diving. Dr. Lambertsen’s active contributions to diving began during WWII and became even more progressive in the post-war period through the evolutions of the U.S. Navy Deep Submergence and Naval Special Warfare developmental programs. 

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    • Plenary Sessions

      • Thursday, June 27

         


        PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

        8:00-8:30:


        Nicholas Bird, MD, FUHM

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        Overview
        : Provide an overview of activities, plans, and outcomes from initiatives carried out by UHMS home office, officers and committees. 

        Objectives:

        • Name two of the position statements published in the last year.
        • Describe what the UHMS has done to improve its editorial review process

        About Dr. Bird: 

        Dr. Nicholas Bird is a regional medical director for Duke Urgent Care and is board-certified in both family medicine and undersea and hyperbaric medicine. He splits his time between clinical practice and administrative responsibilities, and has a passion for improving health care delivery to optimize patient access, education and outcomes. Prior to joining the Duke medical staff, he was the chief medical officer and CEO of Divers Alert Network and an internationally recognized expert on diving injuries, accidents and medical treatment. Outside of work, he enjoy traveling, and diving the warm waters of the world. He has been a PADI SCUBA instructor for more than 25 years. He also enjoys reading Clive Cussler novels, cooking and golfing, when time permits. He lives in Durham, NC with his wife, Kim. They have three children, a grandson, and a crazy Jack Russell terrier.


        Controversies in the Hyperbaric Management of Late Radiation Injuries

         
        8:30-9:00:


        Late Radiation Tissue Injury Below the Clavicles: Considerations with IMRT and the Fibroatrophic Model
        John Feldmeier, DO

        Feldmeier Pic OfficialIn this session, Dr. Feldmeier will join with Dr. Robert Marx to address several recent articles calling into question the role of hyperbaric oxygen in treating LRTI’s (Late Radiation Tissue Injuries). While Dr. Marx will concentrate on the application of Hyperbaric Oxygen to osteoradionecrosis (ORN) of the mandible and maxilla and soft tissue injuries of the head and neck, Dr. Feldmeier will concentrate on injuries to organs and tissues below the clavicle. Special emphasis will be given to radiation cystitis and proctitis. The technique of modern radiation therapy targeting including IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiation) will be briefly discussed. A recently proclaimed and popular model of delayed radiation injury is called the Fibroatrophic Model. It de-emphasizes vascular damage as the major contributor to LRTI. This model will be discussed from 2 perspectives: 1. Its validity and 2. Even if accepted in part or in toto, how a strong case for the use of hyperbaric oxygen can be made. At the conclusion of both Dr. Marx’s and Dr. Feldmeier’s plenary sessions, a panel discussion will occur.

        About Dr. Feldmeier: 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. 

         9:00-9:30:

        Answering the criticism and challenges to HBO2 in the treatment of radiated patients
        Robert Marx, DDS

        Marx 

         

         

        About Dr. Marx:  Robert E. Marx, DDS, is Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as well as Chief of Surgery at Jackson South Community Hospital in Miami. He is well known as an educator, researcher, and innovative surgeon. Dr. Marx has pioneered new concepts and treatments for pathologies of the oral and maxillofacial area as well as new techniques in reconstructive surgery, including stem cell therapies. 
             His many prestigious awards, including the Harry S. Archer Award, the William J. Giles Award, the Paul Bert Award, the Donald B. Osbon Award, and the Daniel Laskin Award, attest to his accomplishments and commitment to the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. 
              His textbook “Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: A Rationale for Diagnosis and Treatment” has won the American Medical Writers Associations Prestigious Book of the Year Award. His other textbooks, “Platelet Rich Plasma: Dental and Craniofacial Applications,” “Tissue Engineering,” “Oral and Intravenous Bisphosphonates Induced Osteonecrosis” and an “Atlas of Bone Harvesting” have been best sellers. He is also a writer of fiction medical mystery novels. His first publication “Deadly Prescription” is currently an Amazon best seller.

        9:30-10:00: Panel discussion


        Physiology and Science in Hyperbaric Medicine


        4:00-4:
        30:


        Stem cells and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
        Stephen Thom, MD

        Thom picThe first scientific papers reporting effects of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) on stem cell biology were published just 12 years ago and now they number over 100. This presentation will summarize the latest data on stem cell physiological responses to HBOT. Oxygen acts as a critical regulator of stem cells, and HBOT has a variety of effects on stem cell mobilization dynamics, metabolism, engraftment, and can influence paracrine roles with tissue repair. Some effects appear with the initial HBOT exposure while others develop when repeated hyperoxia-normoxia cycling occurs. Mechanisms and data on clinical utilization will be presented, as well as current questions and future directions.

        About Dr. Thom: Dr. Thom received his MD and PhD (microbial physiology) degrees from the University of Rochester in 1981. He served as professor of emergency medicine and chief of hyperbaric medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for 27 years and in July 2013 took a position at University of Maryland. He is a practicing emergency medicine physician and also carries out research in several areas. He is lead/senior author on over 130 peer reviewed papers and 40 reviews or textbook chapters on oxygen and other gas toxicities. Research interests include the role of stem cells in diabetic wound healing and cell responses to hyperoxia, pathophysiology of decompression sickness, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide (CO). His lab group was the first to describe vasculogenic stem cell mobilization by hyperbaric oxygen therapy and he currently directs projects to assess the role of stem cells in diabetic skin wound healing. He was president of the UHMS from 1996-1998, and chair of the hyperbaric oxygen therapy committee from 1991-1993.  Dr. Thom has been the recipient of the Albert R. Behnke award of the UHMS in 1996 and 2008, the Paul Bert award from UHMS in 2007, the Edgar End award of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS in 1988, and the C. Longoni award from the Italian Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society in 1998.

        4:30-5:00:

        Research that We Need to do in the Field of Hyperbaric Medicine and Some Thoughts on How to Achieve this Goal
        John Feldmeier, DO (Co-chairman of the UHMS Research Committee)

        Feldmeier Pic OfficialIt is no surprise to our membership that as a discipline, hyperbaric medicine has not achieved a consistently successful track record in accomplishing research to further advance the application of our treatment modality or even for that matter to firmly solidify those indications that we accept as “Approved.” CMS and commercial insurers are actively involved in removing re-imbursements for pharmaceuticals, devices and procedures unless their proponents can make a solid argument for their benefit based on good and adequate science. It is likely that payments for our clinical efforts are going to be put under even greater scrutiny unless new and corroborating science is done and published with a quality that is readily acceptable to payors and potential referring physicians alike. As a small field, we do not have the luxury of large sums of money available to support the conduct large research protocols involving randomized controlled trials. We can, however, learn from the major cooperative oncologic trial groups and employ registries to achieve the necessary quality of science. A number of promising new applications deserve scrutiny and some of our long-standing indications need better support. This talk will be designed to identify several areas where research must be done for the good of our patients and our discipline and will consider some methods by which these studies can be accomplished.

        About Dr. Feldmeier: 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.

      • Friday, June 28


        DCI Theory & Mechanisms

         8:00-9:00:

        CNS Oxygen toxicity: Where are we now?
        Jay Dean, PhD

        Dean2Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) is breathed during hyperbaric oxygen therapy and during certain undersea pursuits in diving and submarine operations. What limits exposure to HBO2 in these situations is acute onset of central nervous system oxygen toxicity (CNS-OT) following a latent period of safe oxygen breathing. CNS-OT presents as various non-convulsive signs and symptoms (S/Sx), many of which appear to be of brainstem origin that involve cranial nerve nuclei, autonomic centers and cardiorespiratory centers, which ultimately spread to higher cortical centers and terminate in recurring bouts of generalized tonic-clonic seizures. The initial latent period makes breathing HBO2 practical in hyperbaric and undersea medicine; however, the safe latent period is highly variable between individuals and within the same individual on different days, making it difficult to predict onset of toxic indications. Consequently, currently accepted guidelines for safe HBO2 exposure in undersea medicine and HBO2 therapy are highly conservative. During this lecture, I will review the results of research on CNS-OT, focusing on work done during the past two decades on behalf of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Undersea Medicine Program (one of four National Naval Responsibility Initiatives) and the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). Topics that will be covered include the following: the pathophysiology of the S/Sx that define CNS-OT; conditions that increase the risk for developing acute toxic indications during exposure to HBO2; innovative animal (in vitro and in vivo) and human research methods adapted for use during HBO2 that have provided insight on the neural mechanisms underlying CNS-OT; brain regions that are thought to be involved in seizure genesis and propagation; and current strategies under investigation for predicting an impending seizure (“physiomarkers”) and delaying onset of CNS-OT (antiepileptic drug therapy, antiadrenergic drug therapy, ketone metabolic therapy and hyperbaric oxidative preconditioning) with the goal of longer and safer dives without impaired performance (author’s research funded by ONR Undersea Medicine).

        About Dr. Dean: Dr. Jay B. Dean is a professor of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He currently teaches respiratory physiology in the Morsani College of Medicine and directs the USF Hyperbaric Biomedical Research Laboratory, which is funded by the ONR’s Undersea Medicine Program to study the pathophysiology of CNS oxygen toxicity. Dean is a devoted historian of aeromedical research during World War II, a topic he has researched extensively since his days as a PhD graduate student at Ohio State. Dean hails from Mason, Michigan, and received his training from Central Michigan University (BS 1979, Biology), Michigan Technological University (MS 1981, Biol. Sci.), The Ohio State University (PhD 1986, Physiology), and did his postdoctoral training in neurophysiology and respiratory control at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1986-91). Jay lives in Land O’Lakes, Florida with his wife, Janet, who teaches biology and oceanography at Pasco Hernando State College.

        9:00-9:30: Navy dive operations: Lessons learned about planning, DCS prevention and treatment
        Pete Witucki, MD


        9:30-10:00:

        Wearable diving technology
        John Florian, PhD

         


        Altitude Decompression Sickness

        4:00-4:30: Combating flier’s “bends” during unpressurized flight and explosive decompression in World War II
        Jay Dean. PhD

        Dean2The air war of 1939-45 was a “physiological war” because the Allies sought extreme altitudes in unpressurized warplanes to gain the tactical advantage in aerial combat. How high? In 1940, the Allies predicted the air war; thus WWII would be won by the side that waged combat operations at 40,000 feet. Altitude flying and fighting at 40,000 feet became the goal that would inspire America’s aeromedical research program for the war’s duration.

        Accordingly, reducing the risk of decompression sickness (DCS) at altitudes above 30,000-35,000 feet in unpressurized aircraft became a major research challenge for the physiologists of the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) and U.S. Navy (USN). In April 1944, America deployed its first pressurized bomber (Boeing B-29 Superfortress) in the Pacific theater of operations to alleviate the physiological problems caused by hypobaric pressure, anoxia and cold. Pressurized flight, however, created a new problem: Namely, it was unknown how aircrews would respond to explosive decompression at high altitude following structural failure of their ship’s pressure cabin (6.5 psig). Would the incidence of DCS increase compared to slower rates of decompression in unpressurized airplanes?

        In this lecture, Dr. Dean will revisit the research and mitigation strategies for dealing with “flier’s bends” or “aeroembolism” during unpressurized flight and following explosive decompression during pressurized flight. Topics covered include the following:

        • discovery of flier’s bends during altitude chamber “flights” by Dr. Harry G. Armstrong at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio (1934-1938);
        • development of oxygen prebreathing (OPB) to “denitrogenate” prior to altitude flying above 30,000 feet in altitude chambers and aircraft (1938-1945: Wright Field Aero Medical Lab and Mayo Aero Medical Unit with Boeing and Lockheed Aircraft Companies);
        • Dr. Fred A. Hitchcock’s pioneering research on the physiology of explosive decompression (1941-45: The Ohio State University Laboratory of Aviation Physiology); and more.

        Ultimately, the air war of 1939-1945 would be mostly fought and won below 40,000 feet; however, the equipment and procedures developed during the war years were immediately available for higher altitude flight during the post-war jet era.

        About Dr. Dean: Dr. Jay B. Dean is a professor of Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology at the University of South Florida in Tampa. He currently teaches respiratory physiology in the Morsani College of Medicine and directs the USF Hyperbaric Biomedical Research Laboratory, which is funded by the ONR’s Undersea Medicine Program to study the pathophysiology of CNS oxygen toxicity. Dean is a devoted historian of aeromedical research during World War II, a topic he has researched extensively since his days as a PhD graduate student at Ohio State. Dean hails from Mason, Michigan, and received his training from Central Michigan University (BS 1979, Biology), Michigan Technological University (MS 1981, Biol. Sci.), The Ohio State University (PhD 1986, Physiology), and did his postdoctoral training in neurophysiology and respiratory control at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1986-91). Jay lives in Land O’Lakes, Florida with his wife, Janet, who teaches biology and oceanography at Pasco Hernando State College.

        4:30-5:00: USAF hypobaric exposures experience
        Marc Robins, DO

        RobinsDr. Robins will speak on DCS altitude current problems faced and U2 case reports recently collected.

        About Dr. Robins: Dr. Robins started his career in medicine working for the Ski Patrol in Southern Oregon at age 19 which soon led to employment as a nurses aide then as a Registered Nurse. Prior to medical school he worked as an RN in the Emergency Department at a level 1 Trauma Center, graduating with his Doctorate in Osteopathy in 1988. Receiving a Health Professions Scholarship to pay for Medical School he did his first Residency in Family Practice at the David Grant USAF Regional Medical Center at Travis AFB, California, and then a second Residency in Aerospace Medicine with Fellowship in Occupational Medicine and a Masters in Public Health from Harvard University School of Public Health. He was awarded the Malcom Grow Air Force Outstanding Flight Surgeon of the Year Award in 1995, and completed a 20-year career as an Air Force Flight Surgeon. His assignments included European Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, and command positions for Fighter Base Aeromedical Squadrons and the High Altitude U2 program in Beale, California, commanding medical services in six major deployments and one Humanitarian Mission. Dr. Robins culminated his career as the US Aerospace Medicine Consultant to the Australian Defence Force Medical Chief (US Surgeon General equivalent), retiring as a Colonel. He attended the NOAA Dive Medical course in 2010 and maintains an avid interest in recreational scuba diving, certifying in 2003. He is a pilot, enjoys skiing, mountain biking, motorcycle riding and rock climbing.

         

      • Saturday, June 29


        The Regulatory And Reimbursement Challenges Facing Nations And How These Have Been Addressed

        8:00-8:25:

        Canada 
        Ken LeDez, MD

         

        8:25-8:50:

        United Kingdom
        Pieter Bothma, MD

        The infamous postcode lottery of obtaining funding for HBO depending on where you live, has been criticized widely. It also apply to other specialties including oncology where the most expensive medication was available in some areas and in many areas it was not.  While negotiating a new commissioning policy for HBO as a specialized service, NHS England agreed a block contract to treat the majority of the conditions that we prefer to treat. The policy was due to be completed in 1 to 2 years, but took seven years. This has now been replaced by the new commissioning policy which is a lot more restrictive.

        About Dr. Bothma: Dr. Bothma is a Consultant in Anaesthesia, Critical-care and Hyperbaric medicine. He is Medical director of the London hyperbaric unit operating at 2 sites: in London(Whipps Cross University Hospital) and in Great Yarmouth (James Paget University hospital). He has been involved with the clinical reference group negotiating with NHS England for the last 7 years about a new commissioning policy. He regards this  as the biggest investment of his time for the least benefit to anyone. He is currently chairman of the British Hyperbaric Association.

         

        8:50-9:15:

        United States
        Caroline Fife, MD

         

        9:15-9:40:

        Australia
        Michael Bennett, MD

         

        9:40-10:00:

        Panel discussion

         

         

         

        1:00-1:30:

        HBO2 and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update
        Jay Buckey, MD

        Buckey

        This talk will cover new developments in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease with hyperbaric oxygen. Inflammatory bowel disease involves both hypoxia and inflammation, and hyperbaric oxygen can have effects on both of those factors. Also, hyperbaric oxygen can affect the microbiome, which is another potential mechanism for HBO2’s effects in IBD.

        About Dr. Buckey:  Jay C. Buckey, MD is a Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and the medical director of the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 

        1:30-2:00:

        Thai dive rescue
        Richard Walker, MD

         


        Topics in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

        4:00-4:30:

        Top articles in HBO2
        Fellow (TDB)

         

        4:30-5:00:

        Top articles in Undersea Medicine
        Fellow (TDB)

         

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    • Continuing Education Credits: Annual Meeting

      In order to receive continuing education for the UHMS ASM you must complete and submit an evaluation.

      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 TBD 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. ASM Credit hours TBD.
      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 22 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 18 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.”

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    • Social Events

       

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

      WELCOME RECEPTION
      7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

      THURSDAY, JUNE 27

      EXHIBITORS WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION
      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
      Exhibit Hall 

      SATURDAY, JUNE 29

      ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET (additional fees for banquet and after party)
        Banquet Reception: 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
        Dinner: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm 
        After Party: 10:00pm - 12am  

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    • Committee Meeting Schedule

      SUBJECT TO CHANGE
      posted 1-28-19

      Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule

      Confirmed meetings are highlighted in yellow

      Please note that there will not be any Accreditation Surveyor Training this year in PR. 

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      TUESDAY, June 25

      4:00 PM

      11:00 PM

      UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)

       

      WEDNESDAY, June 26

      1:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      CHT/CHRN Study Hall

      Heron

      3:30 PM

      5:30 PM

      CHT/CHRN Exam

      Heron

      4:45 PM

      7:45 PM

      HBO Therapy Committee Meeting

      Canary

      5:30 PM

      7:30 PM

      Associate's Council Meeting

      Pelican

      THURSDAY, June 27

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Safety Committee Meeting

      Heron

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Accreditation Council Meeting

      Heron

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      ACEP UHM Section Meeting

      Canary

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      GME Committee Meeting

      Canary

      3:00 PM

      5:00 PM

      Editorial Board Meeting

      Heron

      5:00 PM

      6:00 PM

      Education Committee Meeting

      Pelican

      FRIDAY, June 28

      7:00 AM

      8:00 AM

      Past President’s Breakfast

      Canary

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      ECCHO Working Group Meeting

      Heron

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Publication Committee Meeting

      Canary

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      ACHM-UHMS Meeting

      Pelican

      11:30 AM

      12:30 AM

      Registry Meeting (Buckey)

      Canary

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      QUARC Committee Meeting

      Heron

      3:00 PM

      4:00 PM

      Research Committee Meeting

      Heron

      5:30 PM

      6:30 PM

      UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting

      Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

      5:30 PM

      7:30 PM

      Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting

      Pelican

      SATURDAY, June 29

      10:00 AM

      11:00 AM

      Chapter President's Committee Meeting

      Pelican

      10:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Diving Committee Meeting

      Canary

      11:00 AM

      12:00 PM

      Membership Committee Meeting

      Pelican

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  • PRE-COURSES


    Wednesday, June 26, 2019

    • How to Prepare for Accreditationregister now button

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26: 8am-5pm
      Program Chair: Derall Garrett, CHT


      The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of the UHMS Clinical Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program, its structure, survey processes and "insider tips” on preparing to undergo an accreditation survey. Experienced surveyor faculty members will provide a comprehensive overview of the process to streamline preparation.

      SCHEDULE:
      subject to change
      posted: 4/19/2018

      TIME

         

      0800-0815

      Welcome/Introductions                                                      

      Garrett

      0815-1015

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?       

      Garrett

      1015-1045

      Break

       

      1045-1145

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design I  & II

      Garrett

      1145-1245

      Lunch

      On Own

      1245-1330

      Physician point of view                                                   

      Schwartz

      1330-1415

      Nurse point of view

      Gonzalez

      1415-1500

      Technologist point of view                                                     

      workman

      1500-1515

      Break

       

      1515-1545

      Organizational Planning                                            

      Garrett

      1545-1600

      Discussion/Questions

       

      1600

      Adjourn

       

       


      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      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 TBA 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. ASM Credit hours 6.25.

      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 6.25 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

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

      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
      (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

       

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      Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues
      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26: 8am-5:30pm

      Hear from the foremost medical and technical leaders in hyperbaric safety as we discuss past and present safety considerations. This event is suitable for all disciplines, as we blend the experience of physicians, nurses, and technical staff to formulate a unique safety course to suit your needs.

      The purpose of this course is to provide current information related to the clinical and technical safety of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This course is organized by both regular and associate members. The sessions will be of special interest to clinicians and technical staff and is provided in response to requests from the membership for a pre-course related to safety aspects of clinical hyperbaric oxygen therapy. MOC/CME and CEU credits will be available for this course.


      SCHEDULE 
      Subject to change: posted: 2/26/19

      TIME   LECTURE FACULTY
      0800 - 0815                                Introductions: / Welcome  Marc Robins, DO
      Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT
      0815 - 0915 Safety considerations in hyperbaric medicine: Lessons from aviation, space, and other industries Gary Toups, MD
      0915 - 1015 The role of the medical director in the safety program Marc Robins, DO
      1015 - 1030 Break  
      1030 - 1050 How to implement the nursing guidelines of care to improve safety in your HBO program Jolene Cormier, BSc, EMT, CHT, CWS, BSN, CHRN
      1050 - 1110

      Human factors that impact safety in hyperbaric operations

      Richard “Gus” Gustavson, MPH, RN, CHRNC-A, CWCN, CHT-A, CRT
      1110 - 1130 Optimizing the pediatric hyperbaric oxygen therapy plan: Tandem therapy Nicholas Marosek, RN, CHRN
      1130 - 1200 Panel Q&A from the morning session  Moderator:
      Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT
      1200 - 1300  Lunch   
      1300 - 1345 Safety-related trends revealed from the UHMS Facility Accreditation Program Tom Workman, CHT
      1345 - 1430 Assessing the safety of diver recompression chamber facilities. A retrospective review of the most common safety concerns encountered at a range of recompression facilities over a period of 13 years Francois Burman
      1430 - 1445 Break  
      1445 - 1530 Safety versus Compliance  Kip Posey, CHT
      1530 - 1600 International survey of equipment used in hyperbaric facilities Marc Pullis, EMT, CHT
      1600 - 1645 Biomedical devices in the hyperbaric environment Ian Millar, MD
      1645 - 1715 Panel Q & A from the afternoon session  Moderator: Ian Millar, MD
      1715 - 1730 Closing/ Course evaluations / Questions  Marc Robins, DO
      Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT

       


      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      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: 
      Physician CME: The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live course for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

      Nursing CEU:  This live course is approved for 8 contact hours provided by Florida Board of Registered Nursing/RRT Provider #50-10881

      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 course is approved for 8 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.

      UHMS 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 (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

       

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      Treatment of Decompression Illness in Recreational Diving: Is reconciliation of different treatment practices necessary? 

      WEDNESDAY, June 26: 8am-5pm
      Program chairs:  Peter Denoble, MD and Jim Chimiak, MD

      SCHEDULE


       

      Standard treatment for decompression illness (DCS) and arterial gas embolism (AGE) both dive-related and iatrogenic, is recompression and hyperbaric oxygen administration. Treatment practices around the world have been mostly derived from the experience of various navies and commercial companies. In the United States, the UHMS provides guidelines based on the U.S. Navy practices with minor adjustments for the recreational diving environment. The mainstay of UHMS recommendations for initial treatment is U.S. Navy Treatment Table 6 for serious cases and Treatment Table 5 for mild cases. Both treatment tables apply maximum pressure of 2.8 bars (equivalent to 18 msw or 60 fsw depth). Some medical centers in the United States like Hawaii, NASA and Catalina use greater treatment pressures while others that operate monoplace chambers use less pressure and shorter treatment times. In another part of the world, current practice may differ. In France, treatment tables are derived from the French Navy and COMEX tables, and use nitrox and various pressure levels. COMEX 12 and U.S. Navy Table 9 are examples of short and shallow tables. In Russia, treatment pressure sometimes goes higher than 6 bars. Practitioners in China may follow U.S. practice but they have extensive experience with severe and delayed cases in fish farming. Cairns in Australia has extensive experience in treating cases from the Great Barrier Reef and flying after treatment.

      A decision to recompress in a case when symptoms resolve before admission may vary. Beyond initial treatment, there are major differences in approach to follow-up treatments, auxiliary treatments and physical rehabilitation of injured divers. Additional differences appear in the recommendation for flying after treatment.

      The aim of this workshop is to review variants of current clinical practices, to discuss the rationale for such practices and to consider a need for harmonization of practices.

      Poll: DCI Treatment Principle

      We will invite participants to take the pre-poll after the intro talk. The results will be withheld until after the post-poll is done after all talks.  We have posted the questions in advance below, with hopes that it may motivate more people to register for the pre-course and that attendees may do some homework ahead.  At the end of the lectures, the poll will be repeated with instantaneous show of results and discussion of each topic.

      The questions to try to answer are:

      1. Do all cases of DCI require recompression?
      2. Are protocols shorter and/or shallower than Table 6 acceptable?
      3. Are deeper tables justifiable or necessary?
      4. How does delay to treatment affect decision to treat?
      5. Follow-up treatment: when, how and for how long?
      6. How long does patient need to be observed before discharge?
      7. How long to wait before flying after treatment?

      Poll topics and statements

      1. Normobaric vs. hyperbaric oxygen treatment
        1. Mild DCS cases may be treated with normobaric oxygen only, even when HBO is available
        2. All DCI cases require HBO treatment
        3.  Mild cases that resolve with normobaric oxygen, and are symptom-free for at least six hours, do not need HBO
        4. Serious cases that have completely resolved and have been already symptom-free for 6 hours, may be administered surface oxygen and observed for 24 hours without recompression if there is no recurrence of symptoms.
      2. Short (Comex 12, USN T9, Kindwall) vs. standard (USN T5-T6, and equivalent) treatment protocols
        1. Short tables are not acceptable as initial treatment for DCI
        2. In the case when standard treatment is not available, shorter and/or shallower HBO protocols are acceptable if administered by trained personnel.
      3. Deep tables (deeper than 60 ft)
        1. Deep tables are not justified for any case of DCI
        2. Deep tables are acceptable for DCI in technical diving
        3. Deep tables are acceptable for severe DCI cases with a short delay to treatment
        4. B & C true
      4. Follow up treatment
        1. There is no limit on number or protocol of follow up treatments
        2. In mild cases, one treatment table and up to two follow up standard HBO sessions
        3. In severe cases, two treatment tables, and standard HBO sessions as long as there is a daily improvement
        4. In severe cases, repeat treatment tables until no improvement is achieved
        5. B & C
        6. B & D
      5. Flying after treatment
        1. If symptom-free, wait 24 hours. If with residual symptoms, wait 72 hours
        2. Wait at least 72 hours
        3. Wait for at least a week
      6. Treatment of symptoms recurring during or after FAT
        1. Any symptom during flight even if resolved on landing should be treated with HBO
        2. Only cases with persistent symptoms on landing should be treated
        3. Any symptom occurring within 24 hours after landing should be treated
        4. A & C
        5. B & C

      SCHEDULE 

      Subject to change: posted 1/29/19

      Time

      Lecture

      Faculty

      08:00-08:30

      Current UHMS guidelines

      Nick Bird

      08:30-09:00

      Polling, hidden results: DCI treatment principles (see the list of Q&A in Appendix)

      Petar Denoble

      09:00-09:30

      Current practice in France

      Sébastien de Maistre

      09:30-10:00

      Current practice in China

      Wei-gang Xu

      10:00-10:30

      Coffee Break

       

      10:30-11:00

      Australian experience

      David Wilkinson

      11:00-11:30

      Could normobaric oxygen be accepted as a definitive treatment?

      Richard Moon

      11:30-12:00

      Use of short tables in treatment of DCI

      Brenna Derksen

      12:00-12:30

      Treatment of severe DCS cases

      Ian Grover

      12:30-13:30

      Lunch break

       

      13:30-13:45

      Use of deep tables in US Navy

      David Southerland

      13:45-14:30

      Is it ever too late to treat?

      Jake Freiberger

      14:30-15:00

      Flying after treatment

      Jim Chimiak

      15:00-15:30

      When to return to diving after DCI

      Jake Freiberger

      15:30-15:45

      coffee break

       

      15:45-16:45

      Polling, public results: DCI treatment principles. Discussion of each question. Comparison of pre- and post- answers

      Petar Denoble

      16:45-17:00

      Concluding remarks

      Petar Denoble


      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      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 TBA 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. ASM Credit hours 7.5.

      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


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

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

      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.UHMS

      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 (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

       

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  • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK


    • Non-Physician Track

      SATURDAY, JUNE 29
      Schedule subject to change: posted: 2/19/2019

      (not approved for physician CME credits)

      TIME LECTURE

      FACULTY

      8:00-8:10

      Welcome & Introductions

      Kaye Moseley, RRT / Bradley Walker, RN

      8:10-8:20 

      UHMS Associates Update

      Jolene Comier, RN

      8:20-8:40

      BNA Update

       

      8:40 - 9:00

         

      9:00-9:30

         

      9:30-9:45

         

      9:45-10:00

         

      10:00-10:30

      Break/Exhibits

       

      10:30-10:45 

         

      10:45-11:00 

      Q & A

       

      11:00-11:15

      Achievement Recognition Scholarship Abstract:

       

      11:15-11:30 

         

      11:30-11:45

         

      11:45-12:00 

         

      1200-1:00

      LUNCH

       

      1:00-2:00

       

       

      2:00-2:45

         

      2:45-3:00

         

      3:00-3:30

      Break/Exhibits

       

      3:30-3:45

         

      3:35-4:00

         

      4:00-4:20

         

      4:20-5:00

         

       

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  • REGISTRATION

     

    TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARY-BIRD RATES 

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW

    RATES GO UP MAY 1

    - Active Military receives a $100 discount off the three day fees - contact us for the registration form - 

    Click the button above to register now, 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  


     CONTACT
    Phone: 919-490-5140  ext. 101 
    Email:  Email:  
     EVENT FEES

    PRE-COURSES: Wednesday, June 26

    • Safety: $180 before May 1 / After May 1 $200
    • Diving: $180 before May 1 / After May 1 $200
    • How to Prepare for Accreditation: $180 before May 1 / After May 1 $200

    UHMS MEMBER FEE:

    • PHYSICIAN (MD/DO/MBBS/PHD or Equivalent):
      • June 27-29: Three day fee: $795  before May 1 / After May 1 $845 
      • Thursday, June 27: One day fee: $285 before May 1 / After May 1 $298 
      • Friday, June 28: One day fee: $285 before May 1 / After May 1 $298
      • Saturday, June 29: One day fee: $285 before May 1 / After May 1 $298
    • FELLOW - RESIDENT - NON-PHYSICIAN (CHT/CHRN/RN/RRT/DMT/PA, etc.) - STUDENT
      • June 27-29: Three day fee: $595 before May 1 / After May 1 $645
      • Thursday, June 27: One day fee: $215 before May 1 / After May 1 $228
      • Friday, June 28: One day fee: $215 before May 1 / After May 1 $228
      • Saturday, June 29: One day fee: $215 before May 1 / After May 1 $228

    NON-MEMBER FEES:

    • PHYSICIAN (MD/DO/MBBS/PHD or Equivalent):
      • June 27-29: Three day fee: $995 before May 1 / After May 1 $1045
      • Thursday, June 27: One day fee: $350 before May 1 / After May 1 $363
      • Friday, June 28: One day fee: $350 before May 1 / After May 1 $363
      • Saturday, June 29: One day fee: $350 before May 1 / After May 1 $363
    • FELLOW - RESIDENT - NON-PHYSICIAN (CHT/CHRN/RN/RRT/DMT/PA, etc.) - STUDENT
      • June 27-29: Three day fee: $695 before May 1 / After May 1 $745
      • Thursday, June 27: One day fee: $240 before May 1 / After May 1 $253
      • Friday, June 28: One day fee: $240 before May 1 / After May 1 $253
      • Saturday, June 29: One day fee: $240 before May 1 / After May 1 $253

    SOCIAL EVENTS (Attendees):

    • Lunch - daily: included
    • Welcome Reception: Wednesday, June 26 (7pm - 9pm): included
    • Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception: Thursday, June 27 (6pm -7pm): included
    • Banquet: Saturday, June 29 (7pm-10pm): $75
    • After Party: Saturday, June 29 (10pm – 12am): $25

    ACCOMPANYING PERSON EVENTS:

    • AP Meeting Attendance (non-medical, non CME/CEU) includes: access to meeting, Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, welcome reception & exhibitor reception: $455
    • AP Premium Package Plus: includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, welcome reception, exhibitor reception, banquet & after party: $350
    • AP Premium Package: includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, welcome reception, exhibitor reception, banquet: $335
    • AP Package: includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, welcome reception, exhibitor reception: $310
    • AP Basic: includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, welcome reception, exhibitor reception: $295
    • AP Welcome Reception: Wednesday, June 26: $50
    • AP Exhibitor Reception: Thursday, June 27: $40
    • AP Banquet: Saturday, June 29 (7pm – 10pm): $75
    • AP After Party: Saturday, June 29 (10pm-12 midnight): $25
     

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  • SPONSOR AND EXHIBIT INFORMATION



    Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort 
    Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

    June 27 - JUNE 29, 2019

    SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION: ONLINE- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    or download the Word or PDF forms

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:
    Expo Displays Caribbean
    Sabana Gardens Industrial Park, Lot. 13-178
    Calle B Esq. Calle A, Ofic. 2
    Bo. Sabana Abajo, Carolina, PR 00985
    PO Box 195457, San Juan, PR 00919

     Exhibitor Kit: CLICK HERE
    Information to ship to the Wyndham Grand: Click here


    INVITATION TO SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR

    The 2018 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting offers an excellent opportunity for your organization to gain visibility, network with other professionals, and to promote its products and services to a target audience of physicians, scientists, technicians, nurses and other allied health professionals.  Reinforce your corporate image by signing up today.


    THE UHMS 2019 ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

    The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is holding their 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting.  The Conference venue is the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort, 6000 Rio Mar Blvd, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745. Room Rate: $182.31; Call in reservations: 800-474-6627, Online reservations: CLICK HERE  or paste the following link in your web browser address bar: https://book.passkey.com/e/49746356

    The meeting program will feature a number of outstanding, widely recognized professional local and international speakers and poster presentations.  Our meeting attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.

    More information on location/transportation/accommodations can be found at our website https://www.uhms.org/asm-new.html

    Online Sponsor / Exhibit Registration: https://www.uhms.org/asm-new.html then click the “Sponsor and Exhibit Information” tab.

    The meeting program will feature a number of outstanding, widely recognized professional local and international speakers and poster presentations. Our meeting attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.


    BACKGROUND ON THE UHMS


    The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is an International, non-profit organization serving over 2,200 members from more than 50 countries.

    Our diverse membership ranges from hyperbaric, diving and wound care physicians, scientists, nurses technicians, respiratory therapists and other allied health care professionals who work in the field of hyperbaric, wound care or diving medicine.

    The UHMS is the primary source of information for hyperbaric, diving medicine and physiology worldwide.  The Society was founded as the Undersea Medical Society in 1967 but in 1986 changed the name to Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.  The name change reflected the rapidly growing interest in hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

    The UHMS' Mission is to:

    • improve the scientific basis of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
    • provide scientific information to protect the health of sport, military, public safety, and commercial divers
    • promote sound treatment protocols and standards of practice
    • provide continuing education credits.

    CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY

    • BEFORE MAY 1: $100 administrative fee will be held
    • AFTER MAY 1: 50% of registration fees will be held
    • NO REFUND after start of meeting


    EXHIBITS

    There will be exhibits running in conjunction with the meeting from Thursday, June 27, 2019 until Saturday June 29, 2019.  Move in time for Exhibitors will be 3pm, Wednesday, June 26, 2019.  Breakdown will be Saturday, June 29 at 4:00 pm.

    You are invited to exhibit at the meeting and take the opportunity to network, make new contacts and show your products and services to attendees during morning and afternoon breaks, also, you are invited to our welcome reception (Wednesday evening – casual attire), another great networking opportunity.

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING FORMAT


    Wednesday, June 26
    : Exhibt hall: Rio Mar 5 + Cord A
     
    7:00am-3:00pm: 
    3:00pm: Exhibitors Move in
    7:00pm-9:00pm: Welcome Reception (all welcome) at the Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer


    Thursday, June 27: Conference Sessions: 8am-6pm
    Exhibit Times:

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    10-10:30am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH (provided)
    3-3:30pm (Break)
    6pm-7pm: Meet the Exhibitors "Wine & Cheese” Reception

    Friday, June 28: Conference Sessions: 8am-6pm
    Exhibit Times:

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    10-10:30am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH (provided)
    3-3:30pm (Break)

    Saturday, June 29: Conference Sessions: 8am-5:30pm
    Exhibit Times:

    7-8am (Continental Breakfast)
    10-10:30am (Break)
    12:00-1:00pm: LUNCH (provided)
    3-3:30pm (Break) 
    4:00: Breakdown


    **Schedule subject to change **


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING PROMOTION

    The UHMS meeting provides extensive marketing, promotion and networking opportunities. To take advantage of these, UHMS offers you the following range of sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorship packages have been structured to ensure your company will be clearly identified as a leader in the industry.


    SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES


    As one of our " 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, but professional setting.  These sponsorship opportunities offer unmatched, excellent exposure to an audience of the industry professionals. 

    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Signage displayed during the meeting
    • An opportunity to display promotional material (supplied by Sponsor) at the meeting
    • ** ALL artwork must be supplied by the sponsor and emailed to lisa@uhms.org **

    PLATINUM SPONSOR:  $6,500

    GOLD SPONSOR:           $4,500

    SILVER SPONSOR:        $3,500

    BRONZE SPONSOR:      $2,500

    WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR:         $2,500

    ASSOCIATES LUNCHEON SPONSOR:     $1,000

    ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP SPONSOR (2 needed):   $1,000


    ASM ACCESSORIES SPONSORS

    SATCHEL SPONSOR: 

    • YOU PURCHASE

    Distributed to every delegate upon registration, satchels are constantly used by delegates throughout the meeting to carry their notes and belongings and often retained as a memento after the event.  Sponsorship of the satchels therefore offers excellent exposure, as the sponsor will be a constant presence for the duration of the event and beyond. 

    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Opportunity to include promotional material in delegate satchels (this must be sent to UHMS one month prior).
    • 500 SATCHELS MUST BE MAILED TO UHMS OFFICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO MEETING


    NOTE PADS AND PENS SPONSOR

    • YOU PURCHASE
    • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
    • Opportunity to include promotional material in delegate satchels (this must be sent to UHMS one month prior).
    • 500 SATCHELS MUST BE MAILED TO UHMS OFFICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO MEETING


    SATCHEL INSERT 

    • $ 350.00

    One insert of your design. (i.e.: brochure, flyer, mug, keychain, etc...)

    • Opportunity to include promotional material in delegate satchels (this must be sent to UHMS one month prior).
    • 500 SATCHELS MUST BE MAILED TO UHMS OFFICE ONE MONTH PRIOR TO MEETING

    DIGITAL DISPLAY AD:                                                                                        

    • $ 450
      Why not display your organization’s mission, job openings or product information on a digital display?  This would be a great opportunity to promote your business!  Your ad will be display on two displays, one will be featured at the registration desk and the other outside of the meeting room doors for all to view during the meeting dates.  Send us your ppt, jpeg or gif.


    ASM EXHIBIT BOOTHS/TABLES

    Sponsors, companies and organizations are invited to exhibit at the ASM and have the opportunity to make contacts and show their products / services to a target audience during morning & afternoon breaks and the Welcome Reception. 

    For your benefit we are offering two types of exhibition space.  Three representatives per booth/two representatives per table. An additional fee of $150 (before April 1), $180 (after April 1) per representative will be required for more than the allotted (Welcome Reception, break coffee & food).  Tickets for the Banquet and any Accompany Persons tickets can be purchased at an additional fee.  This information is on the online registration form, if submitting hard copy registration and wish to add additional, please contact us. 

    SPECIAL PACKAGE EXHIBIT DEALS:
    REGISTER FOR THE FOLLOWING UHMS 2019 MEETINGS AT ONE TIME AND RECEIVE AN OVERALL VALUED DISCOUNT!  Contact lisa@uhms.org for more information or to register. 

    • Annual Scientific Meeting : June 27-29: Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico
    • Gulf: September 6-7: Dallas, TX 
    • Midwest: September 28-29: Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center – Aurora Heil Conference Center, 3031 W Montana St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin 52215
    • Northeast: October 12-13: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Smilow Rubenstein Auditorium & Commons, 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104
    • Pacific: November 8-10: TBD

    OPTION # 1: includes 10x10 booth at the Annual Meeting & table tops at all other meetings:
         FEE: $3,900 before May 1 after May 1: $4,200
    OPTION # 2: includes table tops at all meetings:
         FEE: $2,900 before May 1 after May 1: $3,200


    10X10 BOOTH PACKAGE: Annual Meeting Only
         FEE: $2,500

    This package includes:                                        

    • 10’ high back drape
    • 3’ high side rails
    • 1 – 7” x 44” identification sign
    • 1 – 6’ draped table
    • 2 – Plastic side chairs
    • 1 – Wastebasket
    • 3 – Representatives.
    • Please note: Any additional requirements are at the exhibitor’s expense

    Booth exhibition packages will include the following benefits:
    -Your organization’s exhibition details included in the printed material distributed at the ASM


    TABLE TOP PACKAGE: Annual Meeting Only
         FEE: $1,500 

    This package includes:

    • 1 – 6’ draped table
    • 2 – Plastic side chairs
    • 1 – Wastebasket
    • 2 – Representatives
    • Please note: Any additional requirements are at the exhibitor’s expense

    Table exhibition packages will include the following benefits:
    -
    Your organization’s exhibition details included in the printed material distributed at the ASM

     
     
     
    June 27th, 2019 7:00 AM   through   June 29th, 2019 4:30 AM
     
    EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION  
    SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL (10X10 Booth Package)
    SPECIAL PACKAGE DEAL (Table top Package)
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: 10x10 Booth Package (3 reps)
    $3,900.00
    $2,900.00
    $2,500.00
    BASIC EXHIBIT RATES: Tabletop Package (2 reps) $1,500.00
    SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES  
    PLATINUM SPONSOR (includes booth exhibit package) $6,500.00
    GOLD SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $4,500.00
    SILVER SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $3,500.00
    BRONZE SPONSOR (includes table top exhibit package) $2,500.00
    Welcome Reception Sponsor $2,500.00
    Associate business lunch sponsor $1,000.00
    Associate Scholarship Sponsor $1,000.00
    SATCHELS  
    NOTE PADS AND PENS SPONSOR: YOU PURCHASE $0.00
    SATCHEL INSERT $350.00
    Satchel Sponsor $0.00
    Exhibitor: Additional Representative for exhibit display $150.00
    Banquet Tickets $7500
     

     



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  • FUTURE ANNUAL MEETING DATES & LOCATIONS


     

    2020: June 18-20: Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA
               Room Rate: $209
               Room reservation link: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/UHMS2020
               Cut-off date: May 29, 2020

    2021: June 10-12: Astor Crowne Plaza French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
               Room Rate: $209
               Room reservations: 1-877-408-9661 (online link coming soon)
               Cutt-off date: May 18, 2021; 5 PM CST

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  • LIVE STREAMING of the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting

    -REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JUNE 20-

    Please login or register to sign up for these events
    Group Registrations is enabledUHMS membership will be verified after registration - if an individual in group has been registered as a
    UHMS member, and is not, they will be sent an invoice for addtional fees.  If you need to confirm membership, please contact us at uhms@uhms.org

    New for 2019... In addtion to live streaming the annual meeting, we will be live streaming the Safety pre-course (Wed, June 26) and the Non-physician Breakout (Sat, June 29).


     
    HYPERBARIC OXYGEN SAFETY: CLINICAL AND TECHNICAL ISSUES: Wednesday, June 26: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

    The meeting will be broken down in two sessions, morning and afternoon, with two 15 minute breaks during each session (10:15 am and 2:30 pm).  Once you register, you will be sent a Webex invite with instructions to include a unique login for each individual session you register for. Participants will be required to download the Webex application onto their device. Participants will need a computer with internet connection and speakers so they can listen to the audio (most laptops and tablets have built-in speakers). You will be required to complete an evaluation upon completion of the entire program to receive CME/CEU credits for your participation.  Registration link below.

    The Safety Pre-Course schedule can be viewed here: pdf of schedule


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING: Thursday, June 26 thru Saturday, June 29: 

    We will be live streaming our 2019 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting. Each day will be broken down in two sessions, morning and afternoon (Note there will be breaks within the session time frame).  Once you register, you will be sent a Webex invite with instructions to include a unique login for each individual session you register for. Participants will be required to download the Webex application onto their device. Participants will need a computer with internet connection and speakers so they can listen to the audio (most laptops and tablets have built-in speakers). You will be required to complete an evaluation upon completion of the entire program to receive CME/CEU credits for your participation.  Registration link below.

    The three day Annual Meeting schedule can be viewed here: 
    pdf of schedule


    NON-PHYSICIAN BREAKOUT SESSION: Saturday, June 29: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (not approved for physician cme credits).

    The day will be broken down in two sessions, morning and afternoon (Note there will be breaks within the session time frame).  Once you register, you will be sent a Webex invite with instructions to include a unique login for each individual session you register for. Participants will be required to download the Webex application onto their device. Participants will need a computer with internet connection and speakers so they can listen to the audio (most laptops and tablets have built-in speakers). You will be required to complete an evaluation upon completion of the entire program to receive CEU credits for your participation.  There will be no physician CME credits for this breakout.  Registration link below.

    The Non-physician Breakout schedule can be viewed here:  pdf of schedule


    -REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JUNE 20-

    CLICK HERE FEES AND TO REGISTER
    https://www.uhms.org/2019-uhms-annual-scientific-meeting-live-stream
    -You must login or register by creating a free account to the UHMS website to sign up for the ASM live streaming-
    Credit cards only - No cancellations or refunds.

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