UHMS/ONR/NAVSEA JOINT ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING

MEETING DATE: JUNE 18-20, 2020 
Pre-Courses: June 17
LOCATIONSheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA 
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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

      Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
      1380 Harbor Island Drive
      San Diego, California 92101 USA

       

       
       

      "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: $209
      Reservation Cutoff date: May 29, 2020
      Call in reservations: 
      Online reservations: CLICK HERE  or paste the following link in your web browser address bar: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/UHMS2020

      Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 12.695%, or the following automatic or mandatory charges (e.g., resort charges): $19.00 (waived, see concessions).  No automatic or mandatory charges are tips, gratuities, or services charges for employees, unless otherwise expressly stated.

      Rates will be available (3) days prior and (3) days after the Event Dates indicated in the Room Block, subject to the last room availability of guest rooms at the time of reservation.

      *Resort Charge

      • The mandatory daily Resort Charge will be waived for all Group Attendees with reservations in the Group block. All amenities offered in the daily Resort Charge will be available for purchase (includes phone, tennis and non-motorized water sports)

      Other amenities: 

      • Complimentary airport shuttle transportation via the Hotel’s existing courtesy shuttle schedule.
      • Complimentary internet in the Link@Sheraton Café located in the lobby.
      • Complimentary access to our Sheraton Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment and programs designed for the active lifestyle.

      Early Departure Fee: An early departure fee of $100.00 will apply if a Customer attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date. Hotel accepts responsibility for communicating potential charge at time of individual attendee reservation and/or at time of guest check-in.  Any such monies collected for same shall be credited to group and used in the computation of any penalties or damages. 

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    • LOCATION INFORMATION

      Beachside attitude, Big city excitement

      With near perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core, complete with a sophisticated art, dining and nightlife scene, San Diego has earned the name California’s beach city. Average temperatures of 72 degrees, San Diego is a year-round outdoor playground.  Check the weather now: https://www.sandiego.org/plan/weather.aspx

      Explore San Diego’s diverse coastal, urban and inland neighborhoods, each with its own flavor. Don’t miss sampling the areas signature Cali Baja cuisine or tasting one of the hundreds of craft beers and wines bottled in the region.  

      After a day at the beach or other outdoor adventure, head to the party downtown at one of the sizzling nightclubs or rooftop bars. If art and culture is your passion, you’ll find an exciting hub of creativity in San Diego. Often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West,” Balboa Park features 17 museums, numerous galleries and performing arts venues as well as the San Diego Zoo.   

      It’s hard to find a better destination for families. Whether you love engaging with animals or thrill rides, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family from sun up to sun down.  

      Happiness is calling from San Diego, it’s time to answer the call and start planning your vacation now.  

      VIDEO ABOUT SAN DIEGOhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16BMvxUK74M&feature=youtu.be


       

      MUST-SEE CALIFORNIA THEME PARKS & ATTRACTIONS

      NOT TO BE MISSED!

      San Diego is packed with great things to see and do including these top theme parks and attractions.

      ROB MACHADO

      SURF-SCENE SPECIALIST

      Australian-born, California-raised, pro surfer Rob Machado has spent most of his life atop a surfboard. Still one of surfing’s most iconic and beloved figures, he never strays too far from his favorite San Diego swells.

      SUMMER IN BALBOA PARK

      THE CULTURAL HEART OF SAN DIEGO

      Summer is a time to relax, explore and enjoy – and there’s no better place to perfect the art of summer than in Balboa Park. From evening concerts to extended museum hours to food truck feasts to gardens and picnics and more, Balboa Park is the destination for summer fun – all day and into the night.

      MEDITATION & SELF-REALIZATION

      A QUEST FOR THE SPIRITUAL SIDE OF LIFE

      San Diego's natural beauty always seems to spark a quest for the spiritual side of life in people.

      DOWNTOWN AFTER SUNDOWN

      SAN DIEGO NIGHTLIFE - THE HOTTEST PARTY ON THE WEST COAST

      Follow the music to San Diego, where the nightlife is one of the most buzzing scenes on the West Coast. The nightclubs are bumping with world-class DJs, the craft cocktails are true works of art and dance floors are filled with people soaking up the bright vibes of San Diego after sundown. It all starts in the Gaslamp Quarter - 16 blocks with 180 restaurants, 50 bars and 10 nightclubs - but the good times are rolling throughout the city, from sunset to sunrise and back again. Party on, San Diego.
       

      LAKE JENNINGS IN SAN DIEGO'S EAST COUNTY

      FISHING, BOATING, CAMPING, PICNICKING, HIKING & MORE!

      Lake Jennings is an East County recreation gem with family activities to keep your whole crew entertained.

      MAKE A SPLASH ON SAN DIEGO BAY

      SAN DIEGO OFFERS PLENTY OF HARBOR ADVENTURES

      May 11, 2012
      From harbor excursions, America’s Cup yacht tours and thrilling jet boat rides to soaring seaplane rides and more, unique and entertaining adventures on the bay await. Get information about cruises sailing out of San Diego's Big Bay.

      EXPERIENCE SAN DIEGO ART WITH A SELF-GUIDED TOUR

      EIGHT WALKABLE ITINERARIES RICH IN COLORS, FLAVORS AND SOUNDS

      San Diego has an energetic art scene with a diverse range of influences — from our Spanish and Mexican roots, to our long tradition of seafaring, through current strengths in science and technology. You can fill an afternoon or an entire day touring the creativity in these artistic zones.
       

      FAVORITE MEXICAN RESTAURANTS IN SAN DIEGO

      FIESTA FLAVORS!

      Given our proximity to the border, it's only natural that San Diego's the place for fantastic Mexican cooking. Find a list of local favorites here!

      CYCLING ALONG SAN DIEGO BAY

      FROM THE GASLAMP TO HISTORIC LIBERTY STATION

      The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition's recommended route incorporates almost six miles one way of flat, scenic bike paths along the northeast corner of San Diego Bay. With the exception of one short section and the easy going roads of Liberty Station, this bike route is vehicle free.

      AWESOME EAST COUNTY

      TWO SENSATIONAL DAY TRIP ITINERARIES

      Mar 28, 2012
      We've planned two fun-filled days for you and your family to discover San Diego's East County, whether you want to shop, eat apple pie, hike a mountain or play the slots.

      10 KILLER TACO JOINTS

      THE ULTIMATE EXPRESSION OF SAN DIEGO'S CALI-BAJA CUISINE

      New Orleans has po'boys, Chicago loves its pizza, Philly takes pride in its cheese steaks, and San Diego, well here, it's all about tacos—a nod to the city's beach lifestyle and Baja neighbors.
       

      SAN DIEGO'S GOLF RECOGNITIONS

      RATINGS ON SAN DIEGO COURSES, RESORTS AND INSTRUCTORS

      Here is a list of media recognitions from across the country rating San Diego’s golf courses, resorts and instructors as “tops” in the industry.

      MOUNTAIN BIKING IN SAN DIEGO

      FROM THE COASTLINE TO THE INLAND MOUNTAINS

      Sep 23, 2011
      Mountain biking in San Diego is a celebration of the senses: the sharp tang of sea air, the warm gust of an afternoon breeze, the jitter and bump of a rocky single track, the nurturing patter of a mountain waterfall, the refreshing splash of mud after tearing through a puddle.

      SAN DIEGO'S GOLF LEGENDS

      CASPER, LITTLER, MICKELSON, RODGERS AND SIMPSON

      The San Diego region has cultivated many world-famous, award-winning athletes in a variety of different sports including baseball and golf is no exception
       
       

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    • TRAVEL & TRANSPORTATION

      INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

      Conveniently located just ten minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines including non-stop flights from Mexico, Canada, Japan and the UK, San Diego International Airport is managed by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and receives more than 16 million passengers a year.  Airport Code: SAN

      Flying into San Diego, passengers get a bird's eye view of Balboa Park, downtown and the San Diego Bay on their descent to San Diego International Airport, aka Lindbergh Field. The airport terminals are easy to navigate and offer gourmet food and drink from local restaurants. 

      AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION & PARKING
      A taxi or shuttle is a quick and easy way to get to your destination and they can be found at the island outposts outside of each terminal. The free Airport Shuttles runs between the Sycuan Green Line Middletown Trolley Station and the airport every 10 to 15 minutes. For car rentals, the airport is served by all major car rental agencies. Courtesy phones are located near the baggage claim areas of Terminals 1 and 2.

      Airport parking is located outside of all three airport terminals, with valet parking service at Terminals 1 and 2. To save time when you leave, take your parking ticket with you and pre-pay at automated express parking pay stations. With these pre-paid tickets, you can then use the express pay exit lane when leaving the terminal. Otherwise, there are staffed payment booths at the exit gates of each parking lot where you can pay.

      Operating seven days a week, early morning to late night, Bus Route 992 offers curbside drop-off/pick-up service right outside baggage claims in both terminals 1 and 2. Equipped with luggage racks, Bus Route 992 runs every 15 minutes on weekdays for most of the day and every 30 minutes on weekends. Purchase a day pass from any ticket machine found near the information booths in both terminals and at any trolley station for unlimited rides on Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) Buses and Trolleys during your entire journey. Alternatively, you can download Compass Cloud, the free mobile ticketing app to buy 1-Day and 30-day passes from your smartphone for immediate use anytime, anywhere.

      CELL PHONE WAITING LOT
      When picking up arriving travelers, curbside parking in front of the terminals is not permitted. If you don't need to meet your group inside and want to avoid circling and wasting gas, the best option is to wait in the airport's convenient cell phone wait lot. Parking in this lot is free for up to 60 minutes, 24 hours a day. Vehicles must be turned off and attended at all times. Once contact is made with the incoming passenger, proceed to the terminals. The lot features food and drink vending machines, flight information displays and portable restrooms. Enter the wait lot west-bound on North Harbor Drive at Rent-a-Car Access Road, just east of the Commuter Terminal.

      VALET PARKING
      Created to aid travelers in situations when time, convenience and parking availability are a concern, the valet parking service is available at curbside drop-off locations at Terminals 1 and 2, as well as designated locations within the Terminal 1 parking lot. Look for the SAN Park Valet signs.

      Transportation: Taxis, Limos, Trains, Bikes and More: Find fun options for getting around town

      Traveling around San Diego can be fun and entertaining all on its own. If you're planning to explore a wide range of the region, a rental car might be your best option. But, if you opt to stay in the city center, or want to just relax along the coast, public transportation might be the call. Here are a few things to consider:

      PARKING

      Parking laws are strictly enforced in San Diego including meters, no parking hours/days and permit required. There are numerous pay-to-park lots around the city. This handy apps will show you what's available by neighborhood or nearby.
      > Downtown San Diego Parking Map

      RENTAL CARS, TOWN CARS AND LIMOUSINES

      Exploring San Diego by car is the most convenient way of getting around to all corners of the region. The freeway system is easy to navigate and the traffic is manageable other than typical work-day morning and evening rush hours.

      The Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport provides visitors with an easy, reliable, and comfortable experience for renting a vehicle. The Center is home to most of the rental car companies including national brands, local companies, and independent businesses in one central location.

      Many of the car rental companies also provide convenient pick-up services at many of the San Diego hotels. Just be sure to make reservations and arrangements ahead of time. Many hotel concierge services can also offer these services, so check with your hotel on what they can provide for you.

      TOWN CARS & LIMOUSINES
      Looking to explore San Diego in style? There are plenty of limousine or town car services that can take you around town like a VIP. Be it a special occasion like a wedding, bachelor/bachelorette party, anniversary or just because, there are plenty of luxury transport companies available so you can ride in style. There are also party bus tours that can take you to local wineries and breweries, so you can enjoy the spirits of the region without getting behind the wheel.

      TRAINS & TROLLEYS

      Travelers from along the West Coast and beyond can book a seat or berth on an Amtrak train and relax while they enjoy great views of the Pacific Ocean. While in San Diego, visitors can also use the region's Trolley, SPRINTER and COASTER trains to explore the region by rail.

      RIDE THE RED TROLLEY
      If you're staying in and around Southern San Diego, Downtown, Mission Valley or just east of the city, the iconic Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) bright red trolley is a fun, easy and convenient way to get around. The Trolley provides convenient services from key locations including the Santa Fe Depot and the San Diego Convention Center, crisscrossing through downtown and out to Old Town, Mission Valley, El Cajon and Santee.

      There are four trolley lines (UC San Diego Blue, Orange, Sycuan Green and SDG&E Silver) that service the Downtown San Diego communities and beyond, covering 53 miles of double-track railway, and 53 stations total. Trolleys run an average of every 15 minutes, 7 minutes during peak and 30 minutes during off-peak hours. For maps and trip planning, visit sdmts.com or call (619) 233-3004.

      OLD TOWN TROLLEY
      Another fun way to travel to the main tourist areas of San Diego is on anOld Town Trolley Tour. The Trolley stops at 11 places including Old Town, Seaport Village, Gaslamp Quarter, Coronado, Little Italy and Balboa Park. They also offer a La Jolla and Mission Bay route. You can either ride on the full two-hour narrated historic tour, or hop on and off at different stops throughout the day. They also offer two-day passes and combination options with their land-and-water SEAL Tours.
      > Find out more about Old Town Trolley Tours

      COASTAL TRAIN RIDES
      The Santa Fe Depot, located in downtown San Diego on Kettner Blvd and Broadway, is the main hub for Amtrak, providing various coastal train services from downtown San Diego to Oceanside and beyond.

      There are plenty of connecting services from the Oceanside station, including the Sprinter inland rail that t ravels east to Escondido. You may also ride the Pacific Surfliner train from San Diego to Solana Beach and Oceanside plus Anaheim, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and many places in between.
      > Find out more about Amtrak

      HOP ON THE COASTER
      The North County Transit District's Coaster trains connect downtown San Diego and Old Town with coastal communities throughout the county including Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. These trains offer visitors car-free access to some of the most charming beach communities in the region, as well as a relaxing ride with breathtaking coastal scenery. There are more than 20 trains that run on weekdays with additional service on weekends. The entire coaster route from Oceanside to the Santa Fe Depot downtown takes about an hour. An adult round-trip fare from downtown San Diego to Oceanside is inexpensive, and children aged 5 and under ride free.
      > Find out more about the Coaster

      TAKE THE SPRINTER
      The newest option is the east-west SPRINTER light rail train system that connects Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido. The 22-mile long rail system runs along the Highway 78 corridor, serving 15 stations, and running every 30 minutes. Adult one-way fares are inexpensive, and children aged 5 and under ride free. A regional day pass, valid on the Sprinter, Trolley and buses throughout the county, is also available.
      > Find out more about the Sprinter

      PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

      San Diego offers many modes of public transportation providing travelers with economical and eco-friendly options to explore the region. Get your transit pass loaded onto your Compass Card at any trolley station ticket machine, or download Compass Cloud, the free mobile ticketing app where you can purchase 1-day and 30-day passes from your smartphone for immediate use anytime, anywhere.

      BUSES
      There are plenty of routes that offer service throughout San Diego including MTS Bus, Rapid, Rapid Express and NCTD BREEZE. Be sure to check schedules and plan your routes in advance. For maps and trip planning for San Diego's South County, visit sdmts.com or call (619) 233-3004. For bus schedules and information for San Diego's North County, visit GoNCTD.com.

      BIG BAY SHUTTLE
      Between the Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends, for only $3, visitors can hop aboard the Big Bay Shuttle for an eight-stop ride along San Diego's Bayfront from Harbor Island to the South Embarcadero, near the San Diego Convention Center. The $3 ticket price allows riders on and off privileges for the entire day. Shuttles arrive at each stop every 15 to 20 minutes from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Sunday - Thursday and 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Friday and Saturday.
      > Find out more about the Big Bay Shuttle

      TAXIS & SHUTTLES

      SHUTTLES
      San Diego shuttle services are a convenient way to navigate the city and are ideal for airport pick-ups and drop-offs, as well as going to and from the convention center and cruise ship terminal. There are also local shuttle companies that offer sightseeing tours, daily excursions, and transportation for weddings and private parties.

      Shuttle service from the airport is available at the transportation plazas across from the San Diego Airport Terminals 1 and 2, and curbside from the Commuter Terminal.

      TAXI SERVICES
      Taxicab stands are located at the airport, most hotels, attractions and shopping centers. Base fare and rates are displayed on the meter and include a flag drop charge plus a per-mile and/or a per-hour charge. If you are traveling from the airport, they will also add $1.50 to your final total. Lyft and Uber are also well established in San Diego and now have access to service San Diego's airport.

      PEDICABS & CARRIAGES
      Pedicabs and horse-drawn carriages are popular ways to travel along downtown's waterfront and in the Gaslamp Quarter. Tours are readily available as well, providing a unique way to explore San Diego's downtown communities.

      ON THE WATER

      CORONADO FERRY
      This passenger ferry, owned and operated by Flagship Cruises & Events, runs regularly across San Diego Bay, between the Broadway Pier and the Convention Center in downtown San Diego and the Coronado Ferry Landing. Fifteen minutes each way, the ferry ride provides gorgeous views of the downtown skyline and the Coronado Bridge.
      > Find out more about the Coronado Ferry

      WATER TAXI
      San Diego Water Taxi offers on-call transportation services in San Diego Bay Friday through Sunday. Service runs between Downtown and Coronado, where you can relax and enjoy the scenery and beautiful downtown skylines from the water.
      > Find out more about the San Diego Water Taxi

      JUST FOR FUN
      Other options for exploring San Diego include renting a bike, Segway or GoCar (GPS-guided storytelling car).

      PEDEGO ELECTRIC BIKES
      Centrally located along the bay, Pedego San Diego provides sales, rentals, bike service and more. Pedego Electric Bikes are perfect for the San Diego terrain. Hills, headwinds, and long distances are no match for these powerful bikes. Discover San Diego in a whole new way with Pedego electric bikes.
      > Find out more about Pedego San Diego

      However you choose to explore San Diego, we invite you to relax and enjoy the ride!

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  • CALL FOR ABSTRACTS


    • 2020 UHMS/ONR/NAVSEA JOINT ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING
      Thursday, June 18 - Saturday, June 20
      Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, San Diego, CA

      DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION:
      SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2
      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 and the ONR/NAVSEA Program Committee is pleased to announce the call for abstract submissions to the 2020 UHMS/ONR/NAVSEA Joint Annual Scientific Meeting, June 18-June 20, 2020. The meeting will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive
      San Diego, California 92101 USA.

      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 February 2, 2020.  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 and the ON/NAVSEA Program Committee.  Only non-published works at the time of abstract submission will be considered. However, novel analysis/interpretation of published data is acceptable.

      Notification regarding abstract final acceptance will be provided via email no later than Friday, February 28, 2020. 

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

      UHMS will continue using digital poster presentations in lieu of the traditional cork board and printed posters. All abstracts that have been approved and accepted will be submitted in PDF or PPT format according to the UHMS guidelines and uploaded to the UHMS Poster website.  Guidelines and 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 Friday, February 28, 2020.

      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: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2020; MIDNIGHT ET
      • NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE by ASM Program Committee: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020.
      • UPDATES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL: FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2020
      • NO CHANGES to an abstract will be accepted after MAY 1, 2020.
      • PDF POSTER OF ABSTRACT MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE UHMS BY: SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2020 - NO UPDATES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE, NOT EVEN ON SITE. 

      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 done through the UHMS online portal.
      • 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:

      This year, we will be having a combined meeting with the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). We will have two parallel tracks – one devoted to undersea medicine and research with a second track devoted to clinical hyperbaric medicine practice and research. As a result, you will need to choose under which track and category you would like to submit your abstract. The committee reserves the right to re-assign categories as needed to even out the program.

      Track 1 – Undersea Medicine

      • Session A - Hyperbaric Physiology and Mechanisms of DCS
      • Session B - Hyperbaric Equipment and Technology
      • Session C - Diving Operations
      • Session D - Treatment of DCS
      • Session E - Mitigation and Prevention of O2 Toxicity
      • Session F - Diving Performance and Medicine

      Track 2 – Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine

      • Session G - Hyperbaric Medicine Education and Training
      • Session H - Wound Care in Hyperbaric Medicine
      • Session I - Clinical Hyperbaric Indications (non DCS/AGE)
      • Session J - Physiology and Mechanisms of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
      • Session K - Clinical Hyperbaric Operations
      • Session L - Clinical HBO2 Case Reports

      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 will 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 will receive good suggestions in refining your presentation. When you come back to draft your final version, you will have a fresh perspective.

       


      QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE uhms@uhms.org

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    • Instructions for Electronic Oral and Poster Presentions Uploads

       

      SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  SUNDAY, MAY 31, 2020 
      -NO UPDATES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE, NOT EVEN ON SITE- 


      How to upload your oral or poster presentations 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

       CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR ORAL OR  POSTER FILE


      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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        START TIME END TIME EVENT LOCATION  

        THURSDAY, June 27
         
        7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
        8:00 AM 8:30 AM President's Address: Nick Bird, MD Rio Mar  6-10  
        8:30 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: Controversies in the Hyperbaric Management of Late Radiation Injuries Rio Mar  6-10  
        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  
        10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session A: HBO2 Theory & Mechanisms Rio Mar  6-10  
        10:30-10:45 A1: HBO2 therapy reduces mortality, hepatic inflammation and improves renal mitochondrial function in a model of severe polymicrobial sepsis. Perdrizet GA, Halbach JL, Prieto JM, Wang, AW, Hawisher D, Cauvi DM, Reys T, Okerblom J, Ramierz-Sanchez I, Villarreal F, Patel HH, Bickler SW, De Maio A, Singh P, Li L Presenting Author: George A. Perdrizet MD    
        10:45-11:00 A3: A hyperbaric, high-oxygen environment promotes injured rat muscle recovery by angiogenesis through reactive nitrogen species.
        Yamamoto N, Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto MD
         

         

        11:00-11:15 A4: Hyperbaric oxygen inhibits hyperglycemia-induced NLRP3 inflammasome and microparticle formation in neutrophils.
        Thom SR, Bhopale VM, WaliaD
        Presenting Author: Stephen Thom MD
         

         

        11:15-11:30 A5: Prevalence and pattern of cardiac injury identified by late gadolinium-enhancement of cardiac magnetic resonance image in acute moderate to severe CO poisoning with elevated high sensitivity troponin I: Prospective observational study.
        Cha YS, Kwon W, Son JW, Lee CH, Han SI
        Presenting Author: Yong Sung Cha MD
         

         

        11:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Session A: Posters A1-A7

        A1: HBO2 therapy reduces mortality, hepatic inflammation and improves renal mitochondrial function in a model of severe polymicrobial sepsis.
        Perdrizet GA, Halbach JL, Prieto JM, Wang, AW, Hawisher D, Cauvi DM, Reys T, Okerblom J, Ramierz-Sanchez I, Villarreal F, Patel HH, Bickler SW, De Maio A, Singh P,  and Li L.
        Presenting Author: George A. Perdrizet MD

        A2: A hyperbaric and high-oxygen environment accelerates IL-6 synthesis via RNS in rat contused skeletal muscle.
        Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yamamoto N, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Takuya Oyaizu MD

        A3: A hyperbaric, high-oxygen environment promotes injured rat muscle recovery by angiogenesis through reactive nitrogen species.
        Yamamoto N, Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yagishita K
        Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto MD

        A4: Hyperbaric oxygen inhibits hyperglycemia-induced NLRP3 inflammasome and microparticle formation in neutrophils.
        Thom SR, Bhopale VM, WaliaD
        Presenting Author: Stephen Thom MD

        A5: Prevalence and pattern of cardiac injury identified by late gadolinium-enhancement of cardiac magnetic resonance image in acute moderate to severe CO poisoning with elevated high sensitivity troponin I: Prospective observational study.
        Cha YS, Kwon W, Son JW, Lee CH, Han SI
        Presenting Author: Yong Sung Cha MD
        A6: Effects of HBO2 on the osteogenic differentiation of human adipose-derived stem cells.
        Camporesi EM, Zavan B, Gardin C, Bellin G, Rizzato A, Vezzani G, Bosco G
        Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi MD

        A7: Inflammatory hypoxia: A new, unifying target for HBO2 therapy.
        Perdrizet GA
        Presenting Author: George A. Perdrizet, MD
        Rio Mar 1-4  
        12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer

         

        12:30 PM 1:00 PM Poster Session B-1: Posters B1-B15

        B1: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease (HOT-TOPIC): preliminary results.
        Lansdorp CA, Gecse KB, Buskens CJ, Löwenberg M, Stoker J, Bemelman WA, D’Haens GRAM, van Hulst RA
        Presenting Author: Nina (Corine Alida) Lansdorp MD

        B2: The myopic shift associated with hyperbaric oxygen administration is reduced when using a mask delivery system compared to a hood - a randomized controlled trial.
        Bennett MH, Hui B, See HG, Au-Yeung KL, Tan C, Watson S
        Presenting Author: Michael Bennett MD

        B3: Efficacy and safety of postoperative radiotherapy with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for keloids.
        Guo D
        Presenting Author: Dazhi Guo MDB4: Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal artery occlusion.
        Han SI, Kim YS
        Presenting Author: Yoonseop Kim MD

        B5: Prospective data collection through a hyperbaric outcomes registry: Preliminary results.
        Buckey JC, Ptak JA, Kertis JA, Rees JR
        Presenting Author: Jay C. Buckey MD

        B6: Efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen at 2.4 ATA in the management of radiation cystitis: A retrospective study.
        Ajayi OD, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Logue CJ, Walter JW, Hendriksen SM
        Presenting Author: David Ajayi MD

        B7: Prehospital diagnosis and direct transfer to the hyperbaric chamber of carbon monoxide-intoxicated patients: a quality improvement initiative.
        Camporesi EM, Martani L, Cantadori L, Paganini M, Rubini A, Bosco G
        Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi MD

        B8: The impact of hyperbaric oxygen on treating idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
        McCoy ME, Helwig NE, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Christopher Logue, MD

        B9: Quality of life in patients with delayed effects of radiation treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
        Famenini S, Schroeder M, Sethuraman K
        Presenting Author: Sam Famenini

        B10:
        Retinal artery and vein occlusions successfully treated with hyperbaric oxygen: Case reports.
        Johnson DR, Cooper JS
        Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper MD

        B11: Late radiation cystitis treated with hyperbaric oxygen a randomized controlled trial.
        Oscarsson N, Müller B, Rosén A, Seeman-Lodding H
        Presenting Author: Nicklas Oscarsson MD

        B12: Osteonecrosis in children and adolescents with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL): Improvement with HBO2 in early diagnosis.
        Camporesi EM, Biddeci G, Bosco G, Gigante C, Garetto G, Abowali H,
        Putti MC
        Presenting Author: Enrico M. Camporesi MD

        B13: Transient myopia and associated patient factors in patients undergoing elective hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
        Mihai A, Wojcik S, Seargent S, Pacelli L, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

        B14: Does hyperbaric oxygen therapy affect etonogestrel levels from a Nexplanon implant?
        Kertis JA, Ptak JA, Reetz SB, Fisher TJ, Geno KA, DeJesus CL, Cremers S, Buckey JC
        Presenting Author: Judy A. Kertis RN/CHRN

        B15: Current myringotomy training practices across hyperbaric and undersea medicine training programs.
        Brett KD, Coffey CD, Bracken D, Witucki, P
        Presenting Author: Kaighley Brett MD
        Rio Mar 1-4

         

        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  
        2:00 PM 3:00 PM Session B: Clinical HBO2 Rio Mar 6-10  
        2:00-2:10 B1: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease
        (HOT-TOPIC): preliminary results.
        Lansdorp CA, Gecse KB, Buskens CJ, Löwenberg M, Stoker J, Bemelman WA, D’Haens GRAM,
        van Hulst RA
        Presenting Author: Nina (Corine Alida) Lansdorp MD
           
        2:10-2:20 B2: The myopic shift associated with hyperbaric oxygen administration is reduced when using a mask delivery system compared to a hood – a randomized controlled trial.
        Bennett MH, Hui B, See HG, Au-Yeung KL, Tan C, Watson S
        Presenting Author: Michael Bennett MD
           
        2:20-2:30 B3: Efficacy and safety of postoperative radiotherapy with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for keloids.
        Guo D
        Presenting Author: Dazhi Guo MD
           
        2:30-2:40 B4: Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal artery occlusion.
        Han SI, Kim YS
        Presenting Author: Yoonseop Kim MD
           
        2:40-2:50 B5: Prospective data collection through a hyperbaric outcomes registry: Preliminary results.
        Buckey JC, Ptak JA, Kertis JA, Rees JR
        Presenting Author: Jay C. Buckey MD
           
        2:50-3:00 B6: Efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen at 2.4 ATA in the management of radiation cystitis:A retrospective study.
        Ajayi OD, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Logue CJ, Walter JW, Hendriksen SM
        Presenting Author: David Ajayi MD
           
        3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
        3:30 PM 4:00 PM Poster Session B-2: Posters B16-B27 

        B16: Ketamine sedation for hyperbaric oxygen therapy in hypotensive patients.
        Mihai A, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

        B17: Effects of hypoxia on N100 and P300 event-related potentials during visuospatial attention control.
        Hutcheon EA, Nunes AS, Ribrary U, Ferguson SA, Claydon VE, Doesburg SM
        Presenting Author: Sherri Ferguson

        B18:
        BK viral-induced hemorrhagic cystitis and the role of HBO2 therapy.
        Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
        Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO

        B19: Clinical and radiographic improvement in bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the mandible with hyperbaric oxygen therapy: A case report.
        Shields RC, Toups GN, Price DL
        Presenting Author: Raymond C. Shields MD

        B20: Well-controlled diabetics safely receive serial hyperbaric oxygen treatments without serial blood glucose checks.
        Mihai A, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

        B21:
        The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat an anaerobic retroperitoneal abscess with extension into the mediastinum.
        Long JS, Foster JM, Cooper JS
        Presenting Author: Jeffrey Cooper MD
        B22:
        Uneventful serial hyperbaric oxygen treatments in setting of cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome.
        Mihai A, Sharma D, Boes T, Morgan M, Santiago W, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

        B23: An innovative design employing Medicare claims data to demonstrate a cost savings for hyperbaric oxygen in the treatment of radiation cystitis and proctitis.
        Feldmeier JJ, Kirby JP, Gelly HB, Robins MS, DaVanzo JE, and Gruhn P
        Presenting Author: John J. Feldmeier DO

        B24: WITHDRAWN

        B25: Case report: The role of HBO2 therapy in a spider bite.
        Borges H, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE
        Presenting Author: Hugo Leonardo De Lima Borges MD

        B26: Case report: HBO2 therapy avoiding amputation in serious osteomyelitis of ankle.
        Borges H, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE
        Presenting Author: Hugo Leonardo De Lima Borges MD

        B27: Variations in study outcomes relative to intention-to-treat and per-protocol data analysis techniques in the evaluation of efficacy for treatment of venous leg ulcers with dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft.
        Bianchi C, Tettelbach W, Istwan N, Hubbs B, Kot K, Harris S, Fetterolf D.
        Presenting Author: William Tettelbach MD
        Rio Mar 1-4  
        4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session:  Physiology and Science in Hyperbaric Medicine Rio Mar 6-10  
         4:00-4:30 Stem cells and hyperbaric 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  
        6:00 PM 7:00 PM Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception Rio Mar 5  

        FRIDAY, June 28
         
        7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
        8:00 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: DCI Theory & Mechanisms Rio Mar 6-10  
        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: Ki Chon, MD  
        10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
        10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session C: Decompression Theory and Mechanisms Rio Mar 6-10  
        10:30-10:40 C1: A predictive model of serious decompression sickness following loss of spacecraft cabin pressure.
        Gernhardt ML, Abercromby AFJ
        Presenting Author: Michael Gernhardt PhD

        C2: Modeling decompression stress associated with surface interval freediving in recreational diving.
        Gernhardt ML, Bekdash OS
        Presenting Author: Michael L. Gernhardt PhD
           
        10:40-10:50 C3: Albumin-derived perfluorocarbon-based nanocapsules as an effective preventive therapy of decompression illness: Well-proven wine in new bottles.
        Mayer D, Guerrero F, Goanvec C, Ljubcovic M, Mayer C, Kirsch M, Ferenz KB
        Presenting Author: Dirk Mayer MD
           
        10:50-11:00 C4: Validation of an exhaled nitric oxide model of pulmonary hyperoxic stress.
        Fothergill DM, Ross WL, Florian JP
        Presenting Author: David Fothergill PhD
           
        11:00-11:10 C5: Tetranomial probabilistic modeling of serious, mild, marginal and no decompression sickness.
        King AE, Andriano NR, Howle LE, Vann RD
        Presenting Author: Amy King
           
        11:10-11:20 C6: The protective effects of synthetic ketone ester BD-AcAc2 on rats with decompression sickness.
        Zhang K, Xu WG
        Presenting Author: Kun Zhang MD
         

         

        11:20-11:30 C7: Development and limited validation of the XVal-He-9_040 Thalmann algorithm parameter set for computing decompression schedules for extended duration 1.3 atm PO2 He-O2 diving.
        Doolette DJ, Murphy FG, Gerth WA
        Presenting Author: David J Doolette PhD
         

         

        11:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Session C: Posters C1-C11 

        C1: A predictive model of serious decompression sickness following loss of spacecraft cabin pressure.
        Gernhardt ML, Abercromby AFJ
        Presenting Author: Michael Gernhardt PhD

        C2: Modeling decompression stress associated with surface interval freediving in recreational diving.
        Gernhardt ML, Bekdash OS
        Presenting Author: Michael L. Gernhardt PhD

        C3: Albumin-derived perfluorocarbon-based nanocapsules as an effective preventive therapy of decompression illness: Well-proven wine in new bottles.
        Mayer D, Guerrero F, Goanvec C, Ljubcovic M, Mayer C, Kirsch M, Ferenz KB
        Presenting Author: Dirk Mayer MD

        C4: Validation of an exhaled nitric oxide model of pulmonary hyperoxic stress.
        Fothergill DM, Ross WL, Florian JP
        Presenting Author: Dr. David Fothergill PhD

        C5: Tetranomial probabilistic modeling of serious, mild, marginal and no decompression sickness.
        King AE, Andriano NR, Howle LE, Vann RD
        Presenting Author: Amy King

        C6: The protective effects of synthetic ketone ester BD-AcAc2 on rats with decompression sickness.
        Zhang K, Xu WG
        Presenting Author: Kun Zhang MD

        C7:
        Development and limited validation of the XVal-He-9_040 Thalmann algorithm parameter set for computing decompression schedules for extended duration 1.3 atm PO2 He-O2 diving.
        Doolette DJ, Murphy FG, Gerth WA
        Presenting Author: David J Doolette PhD

        C8: The biphasic effects of autophagy on decompression bubble-induced endothelial injuries.
        Zhang K, Xu WG
        Presenting Author: Kun Zhang MD

        C9: Benefits of escin for decompression sickness in Bama pigs by endothelia-targeting protection.
        Qing l, Xu WG
        Presenting Author: Weigang Xu MD

        C10: Experimental testing of cross corrections to decompression tables for dives at altitude.
        Weis TW, Dong TW, Natoli MJ, Lance RM, Howle LE, Pieper CF, Freiberger JJ, Derrick BJ, Moon RE
        Presenting Author: Richard E Moon MD

        C11: Cognitive control performance during increasing ambient pressure: Event-related brain potential study.
        Fujii T
        Presenting Author: Tatsufumi Fujii PhD
        Rio Mar 1-4

         

        12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer  
        12:30 PM 1:00 PM Poster Session D-1: Posters D1-D15 

        D1: Ketogenic diet for reduction of CNS oxygen toxicity in working divers (KetOX Study): Pilot study.
        Allen J, Orabi M, Bahaadin Al-Jarani, Gonzalez S, Dong TW, Natoli MJ, Richardson C, Brown G, Walker AJ, Schinazi EA, Kuchibhatla M, D’Agostino DP, Keuski BM, Moon RE, Freiberger JJ,
        Derrick BJ
        Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO

        D2: Comparison of dysbaric osteonecrosis severity in the u/w sheep model after a 24-hour dive at 33 fsw followed by either a 15-, 30-, or 45-minute oxygen pre-breathe before dropout decompression.
        Lamers JL, Sobakin AS
        Presenting Author: Jake Lamers 

        D3: Manned validation of U.S. Navy Diving Manual, Revision 7, VVal-79 air decompression schedules for short bottom times in the 130-140 fsw range.
        Andrew BT, Doolette DJ
        Presenting Author: Brian T. Andrew MD

        D4: Improving safety of submarine escape and rescue from 60 and 70 fsw
        Eldridge MW, Sobakin AS
        Presenting Author: Aleksey Sobakin PhD

        D5: A graphical user interface for expediting bubble-counting analysis of post-dive echocardiograms and statistics for vetting crowdsourcing contributions.
        Barrentine B, Le DQ, Germonpré P, Balestra C, Tillmans F, Denoble PJ, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE,Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
        Presenting Author: David Q Le

        D6: Detecting pulmonary oxygen toxicity using exhaled breath analysis: Wet and dry diving are not the same.
        Wingelaar TT, Brinkman P, van Ooij PJAM, Maitland-Van der Zee AH, van Hulst RA
        Presenting Author: Thijs Wingelaar MD

        D7: A robust image-processing method for selecting frames during late ventricular diastole in post-dive echocardiography without ECG gating.
        Markley E, Le DQ, Germonpré P, Balestra C, Tillmans F, Denoble PJ, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
        Presenting Author: David Q Le

        D8: Acute bone necrosis in cases of decompression sickness with refractory pain despite hyperbaric treatment.
        Calderon, J. Mansilla, Y. Cabrera, M. Mansilla, C. Estrada. J
        Presenting Author: Jorge Calderon MD

        D9: Dysbaric osteonecrosis among the artisanal diving fishermen in Yucatan, Mexico
        Popa D, Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Medak A, Hughes T, Grover I.
        Presenting Author: Daniel Popa, MD

        D10: Manual dexterity and finger skin temperature is reduced in cold water and is not preserved with whole-body active heating.
        Wheelock CE, Hess HW, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Courtney Wheelock

        D11: A deep-learning approach for automated bubble counting in 2D echocardiography of divers.
        Le DQ, Kierski TM, Markley E, Germonpré P, Balestra C, Tillmans F, Denoble PJ, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
        Presenting Author: David Q Le

        D12: Sea harvester diving in Yucatan and Quintana Roo, Mexico: 1988-2018.
        Sanchez EC, Gomez D, Rivas F, Medina A, Lopez J, García G, Torres S, Diaz R, Paredes H,
        Denoble P.
        Presenting Author: J Dario Gomez Castillo MD

        D13: The effect of sudden drop in partial pressure of oxygen during ascent on heart function.
        Ferguson SA, Poburko D, Claydon VE, Koehle M, Ruben PC
        Presenting Author: Sherri Ferguson

        D14: Pulmonary edema in special operations assessments.
        Tanaka HL, Wightman JM, Ott MC
        Presenting Author: Hideaki L. Tanaka MD

        D15: The effect of oxygen and nitrogen on nitrogen narcosis severity.
        Ferguson SA, Hutcheon EA, Doesburg SM
        Presenting Author: Sherri Ferguson
        Rio Mar 1-4

         

        1:00 PM 2:00 PM Lambertsen Keynote: Decompression sickness as an inflammatory disease.
        Simon Mitchell, MBBS, PhD
        Rio Mar 6-10  
        2:00 PM 3:00 PM Session D: Diving Medicine Rio Mar 6-10  
        2:00-2:10 D1: Ketogenic diet for reduction of CNS oxygen toxicity in working divers (KetOX Study): Pilot study.
        Allen J, Orabi M, Bahaadin Al-Jarani, Gonzalez S, Dong TW, Natoli MJ, Richardson C, Brown G, Walker AJ, Schinazi EA, Kuchibhatla M, D’Agostino DP, Keuski BM, Moon RE, Freiberger JJ,
        Derrick BJ
        Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO
         

         

        2:10-2:20 D2: Comparison of dysbaric osteonecrosis severity in the u/w sheep model after a 24-hour dive at 33 fsw followed by either a 15-, 30-, or 45-minute oxygen pre-breathe before dropout decompression.
        Lamers JL, Sobakin AS
        Presenting Author: Jake Lamers
         

         

        2:20-2:30 D3: Manned validation of U.S. Navy Diving Manual, Revision 7, VVal-79 air decompression schedules for short bottom times in the 130-140 fsw range.
        Andrew BT, Doolette DJ
        Presenting Author: Brian T. Andrew MD
         

         

        2:30-2:40 D4: Improving safety of submarine escape and rescue from 60 and 70 FSW
        Eldridge MW, Sobakin AS
        Presenting Author: Aleksey Sobakin PhD
           
        2:40-2:50 D5: A graphical user interface for expediting bubble-counting analysis of post-dive echocardiograms and statistics for vetting crowdsourcing contributions.
        Barrentine B, Le DQ, Germonpré P, Balestra C, Tillmans F, Denoble PJ, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE,Dayton PA, Papadopoulou V
        Presenting Author: David Q Le
           
        2:50-3:00 D6: Detecting pulmonary oxygen toxicity using exhaled breath analysis: Wet and dry diving are not the same.
        Wingelaar TT, Brinkman P, van Ooij PJAM, Maitland-Van der Zee AH, van Hulst RA
        Presenting Author: Thijs Wingelaar MD
           
        3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
        3:30 PM 4:00 PM Poster Session D-2: Posters D16-D28 

        D16: Self-paced exercise performance is attenuated following four hours of cold water immersion irrespective of breathing gas type.
        Hess HW, Schlader ZJ, Johnson BD, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Hayden W. Hess

        D17: Does the use of normobaric oxygen in Swedish working divers underestimate the incidence of decompression illness?
        Hagberg M, Ornahgen H
        Presenting Author: Mats Hagberg MD

        D18: Optimizing oxygenation, hemodynamics and metabolism during diving by using underwater near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS).
        Whelan H, Ari C, Prost R, Sugar J, D'Agostino D, Quirk B, Dituri J, Harper Z, Aderman T, Fahlman A, McKnight C, Tyack P, Shorter A, Popa B,
        Williams T, Chapman S
        Presenting Author: Harry T. Whelan MD

        D19: Count model of DCI among fishermen divers.
        Peluso E, Chin W, Huchim O
        Presenting Author: Walter Chin RN/CHRN

        D20: Lionfish stings in Cozumel, eight-year follow-up.
        Gomez-Castillo JD
        Presenting Author: J Dario Gomez Castillo MD

        D21: Cancer and diving: data from 124 UK sport divers.
        St Leger Dowse M, Morgan B, Smerdon GR
        Presenting Author: Marguerite St Leger Dowse D22: Pathophysiology of dysbaric osteonecrosis.
        Kawashima M, Kawashima M, Tamura H, Takao K, Yamaguchi T, Miyata K, Kitano M
        Presenting Author: Mahito Kawashima MD

        D23: Thermoregulation in environmental conditions expected in a disabled pressurized rescue module.
        Schlader ZJ, Stooks J, Johnson BD, Hostler D
        Presenting Author: Zachary J. Schlader PhD

        D24: Required sample sizes for testing cardiovascular effects of normobaric scuba regulator breathing without immersion: A pilot trial.
        Kovacs CR, Buzzacott P
        Presenting Author: Christopher Kovacs PhD

        D25: A technical review of ultrasound use in decompression research.
        Le DQ, Dayton PA, Tillmans F, Freiberger JJ, Moon RE, Denoble PJ, Papadopoulou V
        Presenting Author: David Q Le

        D26: Retreatment with a TT6A1M for neurological decompression illness in patients with a poor response to standard treatment with a USN TT6.
        McEldrew P, Siegel M, LeGros TL, Wyatt A, and Van Meter K
        Presenting Author: Patrick McEldrew, MD

        D27: Dive profiles and physiologic parameters of safety divers at a breath-hold diving competition.
        Derksen B, Lang M, Lindholm P, Van Hoesen K
        Presenting Author: Brenna Derksen MD

        D28: No change in total mood disturbance during a simulated disabled pressurized rescue module scenario.
        Johnson BD, Hess HW, Stooks J, Hostler D, Schlader ZJ
        Presenting Author: Blair Johnson PhD
        Rio Mar 1-4  
        4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session: Altitude Decompression Sickness Rio Mar 6-10  
        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  

        SATURDAY, June 29
         
        7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
        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  
        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  
        10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session E: HBO2 Operations, Chambers, and Equipment Rio Mar 6-10  
        10:30-10:40 E1: Use of point of care ultrasounds for the rapid diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion.
        McCarthy P, Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Osterman A, Reardon RF,
        Logue CJ
        Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD
           
        10:40-10:50 E2: Comparison of radial artery catheter blood pressure with automatic non-invasive blood pressure at 35 fsw on 100% O2.
        Orabi M, Allen J, Gonzalez S, Natoli MJ, Freiberger JJ, Derrick BJ
        Presenting Author: Maia Orabi MD
           
        10:50-11:00 E3: Reliability of a continuous glucose monitor during hyperbaric oxygen exposure: Interim analysis.
        Huang E, Savaser D, Castle J, Manulik B, Demirel S, Bliss B, Fitzpatrick P
        Presenting Author: Enoch Huang MD
        E4: Safety of a continuous glucose monitoring device during hyperbaric exposure.
        Bliss C, Huang E, Savaser D
        Presenting Author: Chae Bliss CHT
           
        11:00-11:10 E5: Pressure-related effects on sterile single-use expired medication (PRESS-EM) vials study.
        Savaser DJ, Huang ET, Bliss C, Deshazer JA, Marshall KZ
        Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD
           
        11:10-11:20 E6: Culturally competent hyperbaric patient care.
        Marosek N, Melnyczenko A
        Presenting Author: Nicholas Marosek RN/CHRN
         

         

        11:20-11:30 E7: Implementation and evaluation of an interdisciplinary, simulation-based educational curriculum in hyperbaric medicine.
        Paetow G, Guber K, Raleigh S, TenBrink W, Driehorst M, Brown L, Jensen A, Omodt S, Olives T, Hart D, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD

        E8: Interdisciplinary simulation for the detection of latent risk threats in a hyperbaric medicine department.
        Paetow G, TenBrink W, Driehorst M, Brown L, Jensen A, Omodt S, Hart D, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD
         

         

        11:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Session E: Poster E1-E14 

        E1: Use of point of care ultrasounds for the rapid diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion.
        McCarthy P, Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Osterman A, Reardon RF, Logue CJ
        Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD

        E2: Comparison of radial artery catheter blood pressure with automatic non-invasive blood pressure at 35 fsw on 100% O2.
        Orabi M, Allen J, Gonzalez S, Natoli MJ, Freiberger JJ, Derrick BJ
        Presenting Author: Maia Orabi MD

        E3: Reliability of a continuous glucose monitor during hyperbaric oxygen exposure: Interim analysis.
        Huang E, Savaser D, Castle J, Manulik B, Demirel S, Bliss B,  Fitzpatrick P
        Presenting Author: Enoch Huang MD

        E4: Safety of a continuous glucose monitoring device during hyperbaric exposure.
        Bliss C, Huang E, Savaser D
        Presenting Author: Chae Bliss CHT

        E5: Pressure-related effects on sterile single-use expired medication (PRESS-EM) vials study.
        Savaser DJ, Huang ET, Bliss C, Deshazer JA, Marshall KZ
        Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD

        E6: Culturally competent hyperbaric patient care.
        Marosek N, Melnyczenko A
        Presenting Author: Nicholas Marosek RN/CHRN

        E7: Implementation and evaluation of an interdisciplinary, simulation-based, educational curriculum in hyperbaric medicine.
        Paetow G, Guber K, Raleigh S, TenBrink W, Driehorst M, Brown L, Jensen A, Omodt S, Olives T,Hart D, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD  E8: Interdisciplinary simulation for the detection of latent risk threats in a hyperbaric medicine department.
        Paetow G, TenBrink W, Driehorst M, Brown L, Jensen A, Omodt S, Hart D, Logue C
        Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD

        E9: U.S. involvement in the Thai cave rescue.
        Tanaka HL
        Presenting Author: Hideaki L Tanaka MD

        E10: Lithium-ion battery explosion leading to a traumatic femur fracture in cave diver.
        Covington DB, Ohama M, Millan S, Pitkin A
        Presenting Author: Derek Covington MD

        E11: Successful cardiac defibrillation during hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a patient with severe carbon monoxide poisoning.
        Allen JA, Shah KR, Moon RE
        Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO

        E12: Pilot study on the feasibility of utilization of an Epi-Pen under pressure in a multiplace chamber.
        Savaser DJ, Huang ET, Bliss C
        Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD

        E13: Emergency response by hyperbaric personnel.
        Vidafar M
        Presenting Author: Michael Vidafar CHT

        E14: Oxygen exhaust sign improvement.
        Vidafar M
        Presenting Author: Michael Vidafar CHT
        Rio Mar 1-4

         

        12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer  
        12:00 PM 1:00 PM Associates "Non-physicians" Luncheon  Caribbean 1  
        1:00 PM 2:00 PM Plenary Session: Rio Mar 6-10  
        1:00-1:30 HBO2 and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update: Jay Buckey, MD  
        1:30-2:00 Diving, operational & environmental physiology of the Thai cave rescue: Richard Walker, MD  
        2:00 PM 3:00 PM Session F: Top Case Reports Rio Mar 6-10  
        2:00-2:10 F1: Tension pneumocephalus: Iatrogenic subarachnoid air embolism treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
        Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
        Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO
           
        2:10-2:20 F2: Carbon monoxide poisoning; Mixed-acid cocktail suicide attempt.
        Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
        Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO
         

         

        2:20-2:30 F3: A case of delayed mortality after severe arterial gas embolism secondary to myocardial infarction from triple-vessel coronary artery thrombosis.
        Derksen BJ, Hayden SR, Grover I, Sadler CA
        Presenting Author: Charlotte Sadler MD
         

         

        2:30-2:40 F4: De novo cataract formation in non-diabetics.
        Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
        Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill MD
         

         

        2:40-2:50 F5: A rare case report of coronary gas embolism after percutaneous lung biopsy.
        Allen JA, Mammarappallil JG
        Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO
         

         

        2:50-3:00 F6: Successful treatment of laryngotracheal radionecrosis with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a patient presenting with persistent hemoptysis and cough.
        Savaser DJ, Huang ET
        Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD
         

         

        3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  

        3:30 PM

        4:00 PM

        Poster Session F: Posters F1-F15 

        F1: Tension pneumocephalus: Iatrogenic subarachnoid air embolism treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
        Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
        Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO

        F2: Carbon monoxide poisoning; Mixed-acid cocktail suicide attempt
        Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
        Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill DO

        F3: A case of delayed mortality after severe arterial gas embolism secondary to myocardial infarction from triple-vessel coronary artery thrombosis.
        Derksen BJ, Hayden SR, Grover I, Sadler CA
        Presenting Author: Brenna Derksen MD

        F4: De novo cataract formation in non-diabetics.
        Gaskill Z, Hardy K, Kassem J, Kelly M, Lambert D
        Presenting Author: Zachary Gaskill MD

        F5: A rare case report of coronary gas embolism after percutaneous lung biopsy
        Allen JA, Mammarappallil JG
        Presenting Author: Justin Allen DO

        F6: Successful treatment of laryngotracheal radionecrosis with hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a patient presenting with persistent hemoptysis and cough.
        Savaser DJ, Huang ET
        Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD

        F7: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment for delayed radiation-induced esophageal stricture.
        Dullum D
        Presenting Author: Diane Dullum RN/CHRN

        F8: Diving with Osler-Weber-Rendu disease: A rare case provoking thoughts.
        Swenker R, van Ooij PJ
        Presenting Author: Rob Swenker MD

        F9: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment of patient with tracheal-esophageal device and recent thoracic surgery.
        Mihai A, Morgan M, Sharma D, Boes T, Santiago W, Heyboer M
        Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

        F10: Successful treatment of medication-related jaw osteonecrosis with hyperbaric oxygen therapy .using a Marx protocol-like approach.
        Hodgson J
        Presenting Author: Joni Hodgson DO

        F11: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment status post gamma knife surgery improves progressively worsening neurological symptoms.
        Mihai A, Morgan M, Sharma D, Santiago W, Heyboer M.
        Presenting Author: Aurel Mihai MD

        F12: Against most odds: A case study, limb salvage.
        Crapella L

        Presenting Author: Lise Crapella ACNP/PA    

        F13: Innovative use of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane in conjunction with hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a non-healing nasal wound subsequent to squamous cell carcinoma resection and radiation: A case study.
        Henderson JA, Jones MW, Houle SS
        Presenting Author: Jessica Henderson DO

        F14: Case report: High-throughput enterocutaneous fistula and the role of HBO2 therapy.
        Borges H, Oliveira N, Paz MA, Santos PE
        Presenting Author: Hugo Leonardo De Lima Borges MD

        F15: A case of vertigo in a recreational scuba diver.
        Agostinelli N
        Presenting Author: Nicole Agostinelli MD

        Rio Mar 1-4

         

        4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session: Topics in Undersea and Hyperbaric MedicineRio Mar 6-10    
        4:00-4:30 Top articles in HBO2: Justin Allen, DO, Fellow, Duke, Durham, NC  
        4:30-5:00 Top articles in Undersea Medicine: Aurel Mihai, MD, Fellow, SUNY, Syracuse, NY  
        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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      • 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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      • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

        SATURDAY, JUNE 20
        Posted: 
        (not approved for physician CME credits)

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    • Keynote Lectures

      • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE

        THURSDAY, JUNE 18: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

        GUEST SPEAKER: 

        LECTURE TITLE: 

         



        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 19: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

        GUEST SPEAKER: 

        LECTURE TITLE: 


        ABOUT THE LECTURE:

         

         


        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 18

         MORE INFORMATON COMING SOON


        PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

        8:00-8:30:


        Nicholas Bird, MD, FUHM

        BirdNicholas WEB NEW
        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.

         
      • Friday, June 19

        INFORMATION COMING SOON 

      • Saturday, June 20

        INFORMATION COMING SOON

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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 TBD 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 TBD 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 5-23-19

      Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule

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

      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
      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
      12:00 PM 1:00 PM Stakeholder Summit meeting (Private - invite only)  Caribbean 3
      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
      12:00 PM 1:00 PM Stakeholder Summit meeting (Private - invite only)  Caribbean 3
      2:00 PM 5:00 PM Surveyor Refresher Training: contact derall@uhms.org to sign up Caribbean 3
      2:00 PM 3:00 PM QUARC Committee Meeting Heron
      3:00 PM 4:00 PM Research Committee Meeting Heron
      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
      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 17, 2020

    • How to Prepare for Accreditationregister now button

      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17: 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: 5/8/2019

      TIME LECTURE FACULTY

      8:00-8:15

      Welcome/Introductions                      

      Derall Garrett, CHT

      8:15-10:15

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?       

      Derall Garrett, CHT

      10:15-10:45

      Break

       

      10:45-11:45

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design I  & II

      Derall Garrett, CHT

      11:45-12:45

      Lunch

       

      12:45-1:30

      Physician point of view                            

       

      1:30-2:00

      Organizational Planning                

      Derall Garrett, CHT

      2:00-2:45

      Technologist point of view                        

       

      2:45-3:00

      Break

       

      3:00-3:45

      Nurse point of view

       

      3:45-4:00

      Discussion/Questions

       

      4:00

      Adjourn

       

       


      CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS:

      Designation Statements: 
      Not approved for Physician CME and MOC credit.

      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.

      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 20

      (not approved for physician CME credits)

       

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  • REGISTRATION

     

    TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARY-BIRD RATES 

    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW  - OPENING SOON

    RATES GO UP MAY 1

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

    Click the link 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  (subject to change)


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

    PRE-COURSES: Wednesday, June 26

    • Pre-course 1: $180 before May 1 / After May 1 $200
    • Pre-course 2: $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 18-20: Three-day fee: $795  before May 1 / After May 1 $845 
      • Thursday, June 18: One-day fee: $285 before May 1 / After May 1 $298 
      • Friday, June 19: One-day fee: $285 before May 1 / After May 1 $298
      • Saturday, June 20: One-day fee: $285 before May 1 / After May 1 $298
    • FELLOW - RESIDENT - NON-PHYSICIAN (CHT/CHRN/RN/RRT/DMT/PA, etc.) - STUDENT
      • June 18-20: Three-day fee: $595 before May 1 / After May 1 $645
      • Thursday, June 18: One-day fee: $215 before May 1 / After May 1 $228
      • Friday, June 19: One-day fee: $215 before May 1 / After May 1 $228
      • Saturday, June 20: One-day fee: $215 before May 1 / After May 1 $228

    NON-MEMBER FEES:

    • PHYSICIAN (MD/DO/MBBS/PHD or Equivalent):
      • June 18-20: Three-day fee: $995 before May 1 / After May 1 $1045
      • Thursday, June 18: One-day fee: $350 before May 1 / After May 1 $363
      • Friday, June 19: One-day fee: $350 before May 1 / After May 1 $363
      • Saturday, June 20: One-day fee: $350 before May 1 / After May 1 $363
    • FELLOW - RESIDENT - NON-PHYSICIAN (CHT/CHRN/RN/RRT/DMT/PA, etc.) - STUDENT
      • June 18-20: Three-day fee: $695 before May 1 / After May 1 $745
      • Thursday, June 18: One-day fee: $240 before May 1 / After May 1 $253
      • Friday, June 19: One-day fee: $240 before May 1 / After May 1 $253
      • Saturday, June 20: One-day fee: $240 before May 1 / After May 1 $253

    SOCIAL EVENTS (Attendees):

    • Welcome Reception: Wednesday, June 17 (7pm - 9pm): included
    • Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception: Thursday, June 18 (6pm -7pm): included
    • Banquet: Saturday, June 20 (7pm-10pm): $75
    • After Party: Saturday, June 20 (10pm – 12am): $25

    ACCOMPANYING PERSON EVENTS:

    • AP Meeting Attendance (non-medical, non-CME/CEU - per person) includes: access to meeting, Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, welcome reception & exhibitor reception: $455
    • AP Premium Package Plus (per person): includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, welcome reception, exhibitor reception, banquet & after party: $350
    • AP Premium Package (per person): includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, welcome reception, exhibitor reception, banquet: $335
    • AP Package (per person): includes: Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, welcome reception, exhibitor reception: $310
    • AP Kids Package (per child): Continental breakfast, coffee breaks, welcome reception, exhibitor reception: $120
    • AP Welcome Reception: Wednesday, June 26: $55
    • AP Exhibitor Reception: Thursday, June 27: $45
    • 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



    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina 
    San Diego, CA

    June 18 - JUNE 20, 2020

    SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION: ONLINE- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - coming soon

    or download the Word or PDF forms

    OUR EXHIBIT COMPANY THIS YEAR IS:

     Exhibitor Kit: CLICK HERE
     
    Information to ship to the Sheraton - Click here


    INVITATION TO SPONSOR/EXHIBITOR

    The 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 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.  The Conference venue is the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California 92101 USA. Room Rate: $209; Call in reservations: Toll free reservations center: +1 888-544-2523 or direct: +1 619-291-2900.  Online reservations:  CLICK HERE  or paste the following link in your web browser address bar: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/UHMS2020

    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 18, 2020 until Saturday June 20, 2020.  Move in time for Exhibitors will be 3pm, Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  Breakdown will be Saturday, June 20 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: TBD

     


    ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC MEETING FORMAT


    Wednesday, June 17
    : Exhibit hall:
     
    7:00am-3:00pm: 
    3:00pm: Exhibitors Move in
    7:00pm-9:00pm: Welcome Reception (all welcome) at the TBA

    Thursday, June 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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. 

    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 18th, 2020 7:00 AM   through   June 20th, 2020 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


    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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