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      Posted  5/20/19  (please note that there will not be any Accreditation Surveyor Training at this year's Annual Meeting)


      PRE-COURSES


      GENERAL SESSION DAYS


      NON-PHYSICIAN BREAKOUT


      BREAKS/EXHIBITS


      SOCIAL EVENTS


      COMMITTEE MEETINGS

       

      START TIME END TIME EVENT LOCATION

      TUESDAY, June 25
       
      4:00 PM 11:00 PM UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)    

      WEDNESDAY, June 26
       
      8:00 AM 5:00 PM Pre-Course: How to Prepare for Accreditation Caribbean 1  
      8:00 AM 5:00 PM Pre-Course: Treatment of Decompression Illness in Recreational Diving Caribbean 2  
      8:00 AM 5:30 PM Pre-Course: Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues Caribbean 3  
      4:45 PM 7:45 PM HBO2 Therapy Committee Meeting Canary  
      5:30 PM 7:30 PM Associate's Council Meeting Pelican  
      7:00 PM 9:00 PM WELCOME RECEPTION Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer  

      THURSDAY, June 27
       
      7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      7:00 AM 8:00 AM Safety Committee Meeting Heron  
      8:00 AM 8:30 AM President's Address: Nick Bird, MD Rio Mar  6-10  
      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  
      10:00 AM 12:00 PM Accreditation Council Meeting Heron  
      10:00 AM 11:00 AM ACEP UHM Section Meeting Canary  
      10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session A: HBO2 Theory & Mechanisms Rio Mar  6-10  
      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
       

       

      11:00 AM 12:00 PM GME Committee Meeting Canary  
      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 Stakeholders Summit Meeting (Private - invite only) Caribbean 1  
      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  
      3:00 PM 5:00 PM Editorial Board Meeting Heron  
      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  
      5:00 PM 6:00 PM Education Committee Meeting Pelican  
      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  
      7:00 AM 8:00 AM Past President’s Breakfast Canary  
      8:00 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: DCI Theory & Mechanisms Rio Mar 6-10  
      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
       

       

      10:00 AM 11:00 AM ECCHO Working Group Meeting Heron  
      10:00 AM 11:00 AM Publication Committee Meeting Canary  
      11:00 AM 1:00 PM ACHM-UHMS Meeting Heron  
      11:30 AM 12:00 PM Poster Session C: 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

       

      11:30 AM 12:30 AM Registry Meeting (Buckey) Canary  
      12:00 PM 1:00 PM Stakeholder Summit Meeting (Private - invite only) Caribbean 1  
      12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer  
      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 QUARC Committee Meeting Heron  
      2:00 PM 5:00 PM Surveyor Refresher Training  Caribbean 3  
      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  
      3:00 PM 4:00 PM Research Committee Meeting Heron  
      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  
      5:00 PM 6:00 PM UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting Rio Mar 6-10  
      5:030 PM 7:30 PM Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting Pelican  

      SATURDAY, June 29
       
      7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      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

       

      10:00 AM 11:00 PM Chapter President's Committee Meeting Pelican  
      10:00 AM 12:00 PM Diving Committee Meeting Canary  
      11:00 AM 12:00 PM Membership Committee Meeting Pelican  
      12:00 PM 1:00 PM LUNCH Ocean Terrace/Rio Mar Foyer  
      12:00 PM 1:00 PM Associates Luncheon (limited to 50) Caribbean 1  
      1:00 PM 2:00 PM Plenary Session: Rio Mar 6-10  
      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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      THURSDAY, JUNE 27 - SATURDAY, JUNE 29
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      GENERAL SESSION DAYS


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      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 29
      Posted: 5/23/19 (subject to change)
      (not approved for physician CME credits)

      8:00-5:00: Non-Physician Track Kick Off 
      7:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast/Exhibits  
      8:30-8:40 Welcome & Introductions Kaye Moseley, RRT, CHT-A
      8:40-8:50 UHMS Associates Update Bradley Walker, CHT, RN
      8:50-10:00: BEST PRACTICES
      8:50-9:00 Oxygen Exhaust Sign Improvement Michael Vidafar, CHT
      9:00-9:30 Culturally Competent Patient Care Nicholas Marosek, RN, CHRN
      9:30-10:00 Emergency Response by Hyperbaric Personnel Michael Vidafar, CHT
      10:00-10:30 Break/Exhibits Break/Exhibits
      10:30-12:00: CASE STUDIES
      10:30-10:45 The effect of sudden drop in partial pressure of oxygen during ascent on heart function Sherri Ferguson
      10:45-11:00 Does HBOT Effect Etonogestrel Levels from a Nexplanon Implant? Judy Kertis, RN, CHRN
      11:00-11:15 Cancer and Diving: Data From 124 UK Sport Divers Marguerite St.Leger Dowse
      11:15-1130 Manuel Dexterity & Finger Skin Temperature is Reduced in Cold Water& Is Not Preserved with Whole Body Active Heating Courtney Wheelock, Student
      11:30-11:45 Against Most Odds - A Case Study, Limb Salvage Lisa Crapella, ACNP, PA
      11:45-12:00 Safety of a Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device During Hyperbaric Exposure Chae Bliss, EMT
      12:00-1:00 Lunch  
      1:00-3:00: ROUND TABLE
      1:00-3:00 Round Table (TPE, etc)  
      3:00-3:30 Break/Exhibits  
      3:30-5:00 PATH Program Development  

       

       

       

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    • ABSTRACT SCHEDULE

      4/30/2019

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      THURSDAY, June 27

      Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B

      10:30 AM

      11:30 AM

      Session A: HBO2 Theory & Mechanisms

      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

      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

      11:00-11:15

      A3: A hyperbaric, high-oxygen environment promotes injured rat muscle recovery by angiogenesis through reactive nitrogen species.
      Yamamoto N
      Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto MD

      11:15-11:30

      A4: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) inhibits hyperglycemia-induced NLRP3 inflammasome and microparticle formation in neutrophils.
      Thom SR, Bhopale VM, WaliaD
      Presenting Author: Stephen Thom 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
      Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto MD

      A4: Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) 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

      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 randomised 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 keloid.
      Guo D
      Presenting Author: Dazhi Guo MD

      B4: Effect of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for 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: The impact of hyperbaric oxygen on treating Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
      McCoy ME, Helwig NE, Logue C
      Presenting Author: Meghan McCoy ACNP/PA
      “Recipient of the 2019 Assocites Achievement Scholarship”

      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: 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

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

      B12: Osteonecrosis (ON) 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 (HBO2 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

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Session B: Clinical HBO2

      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 randomised 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 keloid.
      Guo D
      Presenting Author: Dazhi Guo MD

      2:30-2:40

      B4: Effect of Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for 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: The impact of hyperbaric oxygen on treating Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.
      McCoy ME, Helwig NE, Logue C
      Presenting Author: Meghan McCoy ACNP/PA
      “Recipient of the 2019 Associates Achievement Scholarship”

      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: WITHDREW

      B25: Case Report: The role of HBOT 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

      FRIDAY, June 28

      10:30 AM

      11:30 AM

      Session C: Decompression Theory and Mechanisms

      10:30-10:45

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

      10:45-11:00

      C2: Modelling decompression stress associated with surface interval free diving in recreational diving.
      Gernhardt ML, Bekdash OS
      Presenting Author: Michael L. Gernhardt PHD

      11:00-11:15

      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

      11:15-11:30

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

      11:30 AM

      12:00 PM

      Poster Session C: Posters C1-C11

       

       

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

      C2: Modelling decompression stress associated with surface interval free diving 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 decompression sickness rats.
      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

      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 uw sheep model after a 24 hour dive at 33 FSW followed by either a 15-min, 30-min, 45-min oxygen pre-breathes before dropout decompression.
      Lamers JL, Sobakin AS
      Presenting Author: Aleksey Sobakin PHD

      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: E. Cuauhtémoc Sanchez 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

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Session D: Diving Medicine

      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 uw sheep model after a 24 hour dive at 33 FSW followed by either a 15-min, 30-min, 45-min oxygen pre-breathes before dropout decompression.
      Lamers JL, Sobakin AS
      Presenting Author: Aleksey Sobakin PHD

      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

      3:30 PM

      4:00 PM

      Poster Session D-2: Posters D16-D28

       

       

      D16: Self-paced exercise performance is attenuated following four hours 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, 8 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 and ** 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 MD

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

      D28: No change in total mood disturbance during a simulated disabled pressurized rescue module scenerio.
      Johnson BD, Hess HW, Stooks J, Hostler D, Schlader ZJ
      Presenting Author: Blair Johnson PHD

      SATURDAY, June 29

      10:30 AM

      11:30 AM

      Session E: HBO2 Operations, Chambers, and Equipment

      10:30-10:40

      E1: Use of point of care ultrasounds for the rapid diagnosis of central retinal artery occulusion.
      McCarthy P, Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Osterman A, Reardon RF, Logue CJ
      Presenting Author: Patrick McCarthy 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 occulusion.
      McCarthy P, Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Osterman A, Reardon RF, Logue CJ
      Presenting Author: Patrick McCarthy 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: US involvement in the Thai cave rescue.
      Tanaka HL
      Presenting Author: Hideaki L Tanaka MD

      E10: Lithium-ion battery explosion leading to a traumtic 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 multi-place 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 (O2) exhaust sign improvement.
      Vidafar M
      Presenting Author: Michael Vidafar CHT

      2:00 PM

      3:00 PM

      Session F: Top Case Reports

      2:00-2:10

      F1: Tension pneumocephalus: iatrogenic subarachnoid air embolism treated with hyberbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2 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: Brenna Derksen 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 MD

      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

      3:30 PM

      4:00 PM

      Poster Session F: Posters F1-F15

       

       

      F1: Tension pneumocephalus: iatrogenic subarachnoid air embolism treated with hyberbaric oxygen therapy (HBO2 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 MD

      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
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      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 & 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 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.
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      Presenting Author: Lise Crapella ACNP/PA

      F13: Innovative use of dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane (dhacm) 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.
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      Presenting Author: Nicole Agostinelli MD

       


       

       

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  • Keynote Lectures

    • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE

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

      GUEST SPEAKER: ROBERT MARX, DDS

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

       

      ABOUT THE LECTURE: 

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

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

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

      ABOUT DR. MARX:  

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

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

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



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

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

       



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    • CHRISTIAN J. LAMBERTSEN MEMORIAL LECTURE

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

      GUEST SPEAKER: SIMON MITCHELL, MBBS, PHD

      LECTURE TITLE: Decompression Sickness As An Inflammatory Disease


      ABOUT THE LECTURE:

      Mitchell

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

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

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

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


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

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

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  • Plenary Sessions

    • Thursday, June 27

       


      PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

      8:00-8:30:


      Nicholas Bird, MD, FUHM

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

      Objectives:

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

      About Dr. Bird: 

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


      Controversies in the Hyperbaric Management of Late Radiation Injuries

       
      8:30-9:00:


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

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

      About Dr. Feldmeier: Dr. Feldmeier received his D.O. degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 with USAF sponsorship and completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas in 1985. He received a fellowship certificate from the USAF Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Training Program at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and was a staff physician there from 1980 to 1982. Dr. Feldmeier was simultaneously the Chief of Radiation Oncology and Chairman of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio before separating from the USAF in 1985. Dr. Feldmeier has served as the Chief of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI and the Chairman of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toledo Medical Center from which he retired in 2013 with the award of Professor Emeritus. Dr. Feldmeier has authored numerous publications in both radiation oncology and hyperbaric medicine. He has been the editor of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee Report. He served as review editor of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a Fellow of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Past- President of the UHMS. He currently co-chairs the UHMS Research Committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology.   He is a medical consultant to International ATMO. He is the only physician in the U.S. board certified in both Radiation Oncology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. 

       9:00-9:30:

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

      Marx About the Lecture: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO2 therapy) remains a time honored scientifically proven adjunct to surgery in the head and neck radiated patient. Data will be presented identifying the proper dosage of HBO2 therapy as well as the surgeries often required in these patients.  HBO2 therapy’s improvement of late radiation effects (L9.9) reduce the complications in a variety of needed surgeries such as bone grafting the jaws, tissue flaps, and placement of dental implants. HBO2 therapy is also critical in the successful resolution of osteoradionecrosis without redo surgeries.

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

      9:30-10:00: Panel discussion


      Physiology and Science in Hyperbaric Medicine


      4:00-4:
      30:


      Stem cells and hyperbaric oxygen therapy
      Stephen Thom, MD

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

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

      4:30-5:00:

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

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

      About Dr. Feldmeier: Dr. Feldmeier received his D.O. degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 with USAF sponsorship and completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas in 1985. He received a fellowship certificate from the USAF Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship Training Program at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas and was a staff physician there from 1980 to 1982. Dr. Feldmeier was simultaneously the Chief of Radiation Oncology and Chairman of the Hyperbaric Medicine Department at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio before separating from the USAF in 1985. Dr. Feldmeier has served as the Chief of Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Grace Hospital in Detroit, MI and the Chairman of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toledo Medical Center from which he retired in 2013 with the award of Professor Emeritus. Dr. Feldmeier has authored numerous publications in both radiation oncology and hyperbaric medicine. He has been the editor of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee Report. He served as review editor of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is a Fellow of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Past- President of the UHMS. He currently co-chairs the UHMS Research Committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Radiation Oncology.   He is a medical consultant to International ATMO. He is the only physician in the U.S. board certified in both Radiation Oncology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    • Friday, June 28


      DCI Theory & Mechanisms

       8:00-9:00:

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

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

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

      9:00-9:30: US Navy Diving: DCS Lessons Learned
      Pete Witucki, MD

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      This lecture will be a discussion of the past, present and future of decompression illness mitigation within the United States Navy.


      About Dr. Witucki: Dr. Witucki is board certified in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine as well as Emergency Medicine. He practices both specialties at the University of California San Diego. He served as an Undersea Medical Officer in the United States Navy and retired in 2017 after 26 years of service.

      9:30-10:00:

      Wearable diving technology
      Ki Chon, MD

      New Ki Chon 228x300 228x300 1About the Lecture: There has been an emergence over the past several years of novel wearable devices that can potentially be applied to underwater physiological monitoring.  This lecture will present an overview of various wearable sensors that have been developed for dry conditions that can potentially be used for underwater applications. Moreover, various signal processing and machine learning algorithms will also be discussed that have been developed for accurate detection of vital signs and for combating motion artifacts from wearable devices. 

      About Dr. Chon: Ki H. Chon received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Connecticut, Storrs; the M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Iowa, Iowa City; and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He spent three years as an NIH Post-Doctoral fellow at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Science and Technology, one year as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biotechnology at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, and four years as an Assistant and Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the City College of the City University of New York. He then moved to the Department of Biomedical Engineering at SUNY Stony Brook as an Associate Professor and was promoted to a full professor. Most recently, he was a Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA. He is currently the John and Donna Krenicki Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering at University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT. His current research interests include medical instrumentation, biomedical signal processing, wearable sensors and devices including use of smart phones for vital signs and monitoring cardiac arrhythmias, development of hydrophobic vital sign sensors and identification and modeling of physiological systems.

       


      Altitude Decompression Sickness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      RobinsDr. Robins will speak on DCS altitude problems faced and a history of U2 case reports. (Nothing recent has really been collected)

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

       

    • Saturday, June 29


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

      8:00-8:25:

      Canada 
      Ken LeDez, MD

      LeDezAbout the Lecture: The lecture will give an overview of the hyperbaric medicine in Canada, covering a broad range of topics including:

      • Healthcare organization, insurance coverage, physician remuneration and audits
      • Approved conditions for hyperbaric oxygen treatment
      • Accreditation of hyperbaric facilities
      • Physician licensing, certification, credentialing and medical organizations
      • The Diploma in Hyperbaric Medicine from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
      • Medical liability coverage and technical fees
      • Continuing medical education requirements
      • Clinical hyperbaric facilities and 24-hour coverage issues

      About Dr. LeDez:  Dr. Ken LeDez established and is Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Service in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University and former Chair of the Discipline of Anesthesia.  He is a staff anesthesiologist at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s.  Dr. LeDez has provided medical coverage for offshore saturation diving since 1992.  After graduating from medical school at the University of Dundee, Scotland, Dr. LeDez undertook further training in anesthesia in the UK and Canada, completed research and clinical fellowships in Anesthesiology and Hyperbaric Medicine at the University of Toronto and later at Dalhousie University.  He was a founder of the Canadian Chapter of the UHMS and its first President (now called the Canadian Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association – CUHMA).  Ken LeDez is a former Vice-President of the UHMS, has authored multiple scientific publications in anesthesiology and hyperbaric medicine and was co-author of book chapters and the book “Gas bubble dynamics in the human body” published in 2017.  In addition, Dr. LeDez is the Chair of the Hyperbaric Medicine Specialty Committee of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the editor and principle author of CUHMA’s “Guidelines to the practice of hyperbaric medicine and provision of hyperbaric oxygen treatment in Canada”.  He has been involved in multiple national and international committees related to clinical standards of care and is Chair of Sub-Committee 4 of the ISO Technical Committee 121 on anesthesia, respiratory and critical care equipment.

       

      8:25-8:50:

      United Kingdom
      Pieter Bothma, MD

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

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

      8:50-9:15:

      United States
      Caroline Fife, MD

      Caroline Fife1716About the Lecture: The advent of the Quality Payment System changes the focus of the conversation about the effectiveness of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.  The goal of the QPP is to decrease Medicare Spending per Beneficiary. Although the current regulatory and reimbursement pressure on HBOT is focused on decreasing utilization (both improper use but overall use), the cost component of the QPP puts hyperbaric practitioners and hospital centers at a different kind of risk. If practitioners do not engage in the Merit Based Incentive Payment System, they could experience unanticipated consequences such as being removed from provider lists by private payers. This topic will explain the confusing "cost" component of MIPS and its implications for the future of the field.

      About Dr. Fife:  Dr. Fife completed a family medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas followed by a two-year fellowship in undersea and hyperbaric medicine at Duke University. Until 2013 she was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, where she initiated the Memorial Hermann Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine. She is now a Professor of Geriatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and the Medical Director of the CHI St. Luke's Wound Clinic in The Woodlands, Texas. Fife is also the Chief Medical Officer of Intellicure, Inc., a health information technology company, and the Executive Director of the U.S. Wound Registry, a non-profit organization recognized by CMS as a qualified clinical data registry. The USWR develops hyperbaric and wound care-relevant quality measures which help hyperbaric practitioners meet the requirements of Medicare’s Quality Payment Program.
            She is a past president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Past and present board activities include the Alliance of Wound Care Stakeholders (current co-chair), the American Academy of Wound Management, the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the American Professional Wound Care Association. She is the clinical editor of Today’s Wound Clinic, and has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters as well as editing three textbooks (the Textbook of Chronic Wound Care, Wound Care Practice, and Women and Pressure: Diving and Flying). Her research contributions include altitude decompression studies that enabled the construction of the International Space Station by decreasing the time needed for oxygen pre-breathe as part of a NASA-led research consortium, the development of real-time lymphatic imaging with Dr. Eva Sevick using near infrared technology, and more recently, the use of real-world data for comparative effectiveness studies to understand what works best for patients with chronic wounds and ulcers.

      9:15-9:40:

      Australia
      Michael Bennett, MD

      MbennettAbout the Lecture: As for most jurisdictions, Australia has faced serious challenges in this area. HBO has been under constant review for 17 years by the national Medicare system. This presentation will outline the course and outcome of these reviews.

      About Professor Bennett:  Professor Bennett is the Academic Head of the Department of Anaesthesia, a Senior Staff Specialist in diving and hyperbaric medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital and Conjoint Professor in the faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1979 and spent his early post-graduate training at the Prince Henry/Prince of Wales Hospitals before undertaking training in Anaesthesia in the UK. He returned to Sydney in 1990 as a retrieval specialist on the Lifesaver Helicopter and here developed an interest in both diving and hyperbaric medicine. He was medical director of the Department of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine at POWH from 1993 to 2007. He also has a strong interest in clinical epidemiology and is an experienced clinician and researcher. In 2002 he was the recipient of the Behnke Award for outstanding scientific achievement from the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Since 2004 he has been highly involved in the teaching of Evidence-based Medicine within the Medical faculty at UNSW and in 2005 was appointed co-director of the Quality Medical Practice Program there. He is the author of over 140 peer-reviewed publications including 15 Cochrane reviews of the evidence in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. Prof. Bennett was the convener of the Australia and New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group Introductory Course in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine from its inception in 1999 to 2014. He is an executive member of the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) special interest group in diving and hyperbaric medicine and chair of the ANZCA DHM subcommittee responsible for the ANZCA Diploma of Advanced DHM. He is a past Vice-President of the UHMS and currently the Past President of SPUMS.

       

      9:40-10:00:

      Panel discussion

       

       

       

      1:00-1:30:

      HBO2 and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Update
      Jay Buckey, MD

      Buckey

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

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

      1:30-2:00:

      Diving, operational & environmental physiology of the Thai cave rescue
      Richard Walker, MD

      About the Lecture: This lecture looks at the physiological concerns for the Thai cave rescue, both the soccer team members and the rescuers, as well as some of the operational concerns of the divers themselves. We examine the nature of specialty dive environments and how these environments drive the needed skills, equipment and experience required for successful expeditions as well as how this differs from normal dive operations. In addition, we examine the unique hazards to the rescuers and the psychological stresses and preparation needed for conducting dive operations in this environment. 

      About Dr. Walker: Dr. Walker is an experienced diver and instructor with over 33 years diving, including over 20 years as a cave, wreck, mixed gas and rebreather instructor and has participated in numerous expedition dives. In addition, Dr. Walker is boarded in both Emergency Medicine and Undersea/Hyperbaric Medicine with experience teaching military and civilian personnel to work in austere environments. He has experience working on projects for NASA where he worked on DCS mitigation during EVA for the Constellation project, for the Air Force where he was on the committee working to address the U2 High Flight DCS problem and on numerous underwater projects and expeditions both for research and exploration. He currently is the chair of the department of emergency medicine at UT and teaches emergency medicine and hyperbaric medicine in Memphis TN.


      Topics in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

      4:00-4:30:

      Top articles in HBO2
      Justin Allen, DO
      Fellow, Duke, Durham, NC

      allenAbout the Lecture:

      • Review recent literature published since July 2018 to present.
      • Perform a critical analysis of the articles, including implications on future practice of hyperbaric medicine.

      About Dr. Allen: Dr. Allen is originally from Hobart, Indiana. He graduated from Wabash College (BA, biology) in 2011 and completed medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) in 2015. He completed an internal medicine residency at Lakeland Health in Saint Joseph, Michigan, in 2018 and is currently a fellow in undersea and hyperbaric medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.  He will be pursuing a career as a full-time nocturnist at Duke Raleigh Hospital and will practice clinical hyperbaric medicine part-time. Outside of medicine, he is a competitive runner, part-time triathlete, and occasional snowboarder. Most recently, he finished 10th at the 2019 U.S. Duathlon national championships and qualified for team USA for the 2020 Duathlon World Championships.  He also enjoys traveling with his fiancée, Kaitlyn, who he will marry this December in Cancun.

      4:30-5:00:

      Top articles in Undersea Medicine
      Aurel Mihai, MD
      Fellow, SUNY, Syracuse, NY

      Mihai photoAbout the Lecture:

      • DCS models and frameworks
      • Oxygen toxicity
      • Reviews and guidelines
      • Noteworthy short articles

      About Dr. Mihai:  Aurel Mihai (pronounced uh-REL ME-high) is current fellow of undersea and hyperbaric medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. His primary training is in family medicine. His interest in undersea medicine is mainly in recreational and public safety diving, primarily in mitigating risk for aging divers and divers with comorbidities. 

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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 22 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 22.
    Licenses Types Approved:

    • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist
    • Licensed Practical Nurse
    • Registered Nurse
    • Certified Nursing Assistant
    • Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care
    • Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care
    • Registered Respiratory Therapist
    • Certified Respiratory Therapist

    NBDHMT: This live activity is approved for 22 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203.

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

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

     

    MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC):

    “MOC ABPM: This activity has been approved by the American Board of Preventive Medicine for up to 18 MOC credits. Claiming ABPM MOC credit is appropriate for those who are ABPM diplomates.”

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  • Social Events

     

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

    WELCOME RECEPTION
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    THURSDAY, JUNE 27

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

    SATURDAY, JUNE 29

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

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  • Committee Meeting Schedule

    SUBJECT TO CHANGE
    posted 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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