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      THURSDAY, JUNE 27 - SATURDAY, JUNE 29
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      GENERAL SESSION DAYS


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      START TIME END TIME EVENT LOCATION  

      THURSDAY, June 27
       
      7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      8:00 AM 8:30 AM President's Address: Nick Bird, MD Rio Mar  6-10  
      8:30 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: Controversies in the Hyperbaric Management of Late Radiation Injuries Rio Mar  6-10  
      8:30-9:00 Late Radiation Tissue Injury Below the Clavicles: Considerations with IMRT and the Fibroatrophic Model: John Feldmeier, DO  
       9:00-9:30 Answering the criticism and challenges to HBO2 in the treatment of radiated patients: Robert Marx, DDS  
      9:30-10:00 Panel Discussion  
      10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session A: HBO2 Theory & Mechanisms Rio Mar  6-10  
      10:30-10:45 A1: HBO2 therapy reduces mortality, hepatic inflammation and improves renal mitochondrial function in a model of severe polymicrobial sepsis. Perdrizet GA, Halbach JL, Prieto JM, Wang, AW, Hawisher D, Cauvi DM, Reys T, Okerblom J, Ramierz-Sanchez I, Villarreal F, Patel HH, Bickler SW, De Maio A, Singh P, Li L Presenting Author: George A. Perdrizet MD    
      10:45-11:00 A3: A hyperbaric, high-oxygen environment promotes injured rat muscle recovery by angiogenesis through reactive nitrogen species.
      Yamamoto N, Oyaizu T, Enomoto M, Horie M, Yagishita K
      Presenting Author: Naoki Yamamoto MD
       

       

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

       

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       

      1:00 PM 2:00 PM Kindwall Keynote: HBO2 in Chronic Radiation-Injured Tissue and Osteoradionecrosis in Today’s Radiation Schemes: Needed Now Even More.
      Robert Marx, DDS
      Rio Mar 6-10  
      2:00 PM 3:00 PM Session B: Clinical HBO2 Rio Mar 6-10  
      2:00-2:10 B1: Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for the treatment of perianal fistulas in Crohn’s disease
      (HOT-TOPIC): preliminary results.
      Lansdorp CA, Gecse KB, Buskens CJ, Löwenberg M, Stoker J, Bemelman WA, D’Haens GRAM,
      van Hulst RA
      Presenting Author: Nina (Corine Alida) Lansdorp MD
         
      2:10-2:20 B2: The myopic shift associated with hyperbaric oxygen administration is reduced when using a mask delivery system compared to a hood – a randomized controlled trial.
      Bennett MH, Hui B, See HG, Au-Yeung KL, Tan C, Watson S
      Presenting Author: Michael Bennett MD
         
      2:20-2:30 B3: Efficacy and safety of postoperative radiotherapy with hyperbaric oxygen therapy for keloids.
      Guo D
      Presenting Author: Dazhi Guo MD
         
      2:30-2:40 B4: Effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy for central retinal artery occlusion.
      Han SI, Kim YS
      Presenting Author: Yoonseop Kim MD
         
      2:40-2:50 B5: Prospective data collection through a hyperbaric outcomes registry: Preliminary results.
      Buckey JC, Ptak JA, Kertis JA, Rees JR
      Presenting Author: Jay C. Buckey MD
         
      2:50-3:00 B6: Efficacy and safety of hyperbaric oxygen at 2.4 ATA in the management of radiation cystitis:A retrospective study.
      Ajayi OD, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Logue CJ, Walter JW, Hendriksen SM
      Presenting Author: David Ajayi MD
         
      3:00 PM 3:30 PM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      3:30 PM 4:00 PM Poster Session B-2: Posters B16-B27 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      B24: WITHDRAWN

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

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

      B27: Variations in study outcomes relative to intention-to-treat and per-protocol data analysis techniques in the evaluation of efficacy for treatment of venous leg ulcers with dehydrated human amnion/chorion membrane allograft.
      Bianchi C, Tettelbach W, Istwan N, Hubbs B, Kot K, Harris S, Fetterolf D.
      Presenting Author: William Tettelbach MD
      Rio Mar 1-4  
      4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session:  Physiology and Science in Hyperbaric Medicine Rio Mar 6-10  
       4:00-4:30 Stem cells and hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Stephen Thom, MD    
      4:30-5:00 Research that we need to do in the field of hyperbaric medicine and some thoughts on how to achieve this goal: John Feldmeier, DO  
      6:00 PM 7:00 PM Exhibitor Wine & Cheese Reception Rio Mar 5  

      FRIDAY, June 28
       
      7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      8:00 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: DCI Theory & Mechanisms Rio Mar 6-10  
      8:00-9:00 CNS Oxygen toxicity: Where are we now? Jay Dean, PhD  
      9:00-9:30 Navy dive operations: Lessons learned about planning, DCS prevention and treatment: Pete Witucki, MD  
       9:30-10:00   Wearable diving technology: Ki Chon, MD  
      10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session C: Decompression Theory and Mechanisms Rio Mar 6-10  
      10:30-10:40 C1: A predictive model of serious decompression sickness following loss of spacecraft cabin pressure.
      Gernhardt ML, Abercromby AFJ
      Presenting Author: Michael Gernhardt PhD

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

       

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      D28: No change in total mood disturbance during a simulated disabled pressurized rescue module scenario.
      Johnson BD, Hess HW, Stooks J, Hostler D, Schlader ZJ
      Presenting Author: Blair Johnson PhD
      Rio Mar 1-4  
      4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session: Altitude Decompression Sickness Rio Mar 6-10  
      4:00-4:30 Combating flier’s “bends” during unpressurized flight and explosive decompression in World War II: Jay Dean, PhD  
      4:30-5:00 USAF hypobaric exposures experience: Marc Robins, DO  

      SATURDAY, June 29
       
      7:00 AM 8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      8:00 AM 5:00 PM Non-Physician "Associates" Breakout Session (not approved for physician CME credits) Caribbean 2-3  
      8:00 AM 10:00 AM Plenary Session: The Regulatory And Reimbursement Challenges Facing Nations And How These Have Been Addressed Rio Mar 6-10  
      8:00-8:25 Canada: Ken LeDez, MD  
      8:25-8:50 United Kingdom: Pieter Bothma, MD  
      8:50-9:15 United States: Caroline Fife, MD  
      9:15-9:40 Australia: Michael Bennett, MD  
      9:40-10:00 Panel Discussion  
      10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK / EXHIBITS Rio Mar 5  
      10:30 AM 11:30 AM Session E: HBO2 Operations, Chambers, and Equipment Rio Mar 6-10  
      10:30-10:40 E1: Use of point of care ultrasounds for the rapid diagnosis of central retinal artery occlusion.
      McCarthy P, Hendriksen SM, Masters TC, Westgard BC, Walter JW, Osterman A, Reardon RF,
      Logue CJ
      Presenting Author: Christopher Logue MD
         
      10:40-10:50 E2: Comparison of radial artery catheter blood pressure with automatic non-invasive blood pressure at 35 fsw on 100% O2.
      Orabi M, Allen J, Gonzalez S, Natoli MJ, Freiberger JJ, Derrick BJ
      Presenting Author: Maia Orabi MD
         
      10:50-11:00 E3: Reliability of a continuous glucose monitor during hyperbaric oxygen exposure: Interim analysis.
      Huang E, Savaser D, Castle J, Manulik B, Demirel S, Bliss B, Fitzpatrick P
      Presenting Author: Enoch Huang MD
      E4: Safety of a continuous glucose monitoring device during hyperbaric exposure.
      Bliss C, Huang E, Savaser D
      Presenting Author: Chae Bliss CHT
         
      11:00-11:10 E5: Pressure-related effects on sterile single-use expired medication (PRESS-EM) vials study.
      Savaser DJ, Huang ET, Bliss C, Deshazer JA, Marshall KZ
      Presenting Author: Davut Savaser MD
         
      11:10-11:20 E6: Culturally competent hyperbaric patient care.
      Marosek N, Melnyczenko A
      Presenting Author: Nicholas Marosek RN/CHRN
       

       

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

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

       

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

       

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

      3:30 PM

      4:00 PM

      Poster Session F: Posters F1-F15 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Presenting Author: Lise Crapella ACNP/PA    

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

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

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

      Rio Mar 1-4

       

      4:00 PM 5:00 PM Plenary Session: Topics in Undersea and Hyperbaric MedicineRio Mar 6-10    
      4:00-4:30 Top articles in HBO2: Justin Allen, DO, Fellow, Duke, Durham, NC  
      4:30-5:00 Top articles in Undersea Medicine: Aurel Mihai, MD, Fellow, SUNY, Syracuse, NY  
      7:00 PM 10:00 PM Awards Banquet (separate fee) Rio Mar 5-Cord A  
      10:00 PM 12:00 AM After Party (separate fee) Ocean Terrace/Caribbean 2-3  
       

       


       

       

       

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    • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

      PRE-COURSES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

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

      subject to change: posted: 2/19/19 


      How to Prepare for Accreditation

      TIME

       LECTURE FACULTY

      0800-0815

      Welcome/Introductions                                                      

      Derall Garrett

      0815-1015

      Why Accredit Clinical Hyperbaric Facilities?       

      Derall Garrett

      1015-1045

      Break

       

      1045-1145

      Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Program Design I  & II

      Derall Garrett

      1145-1245

      Lunch

       

      1245-1330

      Physician point of view                                                   

      Henry Schwartz

      1330-1415

      Nurse point of view

      Debra Gonzalez

      1415-1500

      Technologist point of view                                                     

      Tom Workman

      1500-1515

      Break

       

      1515-1545

      Organizational Planning                                            

      Derall Garrett

      1545-1600

      Discussion/Questions

       

      1600

      Adjourn

       

       Hyperbaric Oxygen Safety: Clinical and Technical Issues

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

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

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

      1015 - 1030

      Break

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

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

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

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

      1200 - 1300 

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

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



      1430 - 1445

      Break  
      1445 - 1530 Safety versus Compliance Kip Posey, CHT

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

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

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

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


      Treatment of Decompression Illness in Recreational Diving

      Time

      Lecture

      Faculty

      08:00-08:30

      Current UHMS guidelines

      Nick Bird

      08:30-09:00

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

      Petar Denoble

      09:00-09:30

      Current practice in France

      Sébastien de Maistre

      09:30-10:00

      Current practice in China

      Wei-gang Xu

      10:00-10:30

      Coffee Break

       

      10:30-11:00

      Australian experience

      David Wilkinson

      11:00-11:30

      Could normobaric oxygen be accepted as a definitive treatment?

      Richard Moon

      11:30-12:00

      Use of short tables in treatment of DCI

      Brenna Derksen

      12:00-12:30

      Treatment of severe DCS cases

      Ian Grover

      12:30-13:30

      Lunch break

       

      13:30-13:45

      Use of deep tables in US Navy

      David Southerland

      13:45-14:30

      Is it ever too late to treat?

      Jake Freiberger

      14:30-15:00

      Flying after treatment

      Jim Chimiak

      15:00-15:30

      Return to diving after DCI

      Jake Freiberger

      15:30-15:45

      coffee break

       

      15:45-16:45

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

      Petar Denoble

      16:45-17:00

      Concluding remarks

      Petar Denoble

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    • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

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

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  • Keynote Lectures

    • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE

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

      GUEST SPEAKER: 

      LECTURE TITLE: 

       



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

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

       



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    • CHRISTIAN J. LAMBERTSEN MEMORIAL LECTURE

      FRIDAY, JUNE 19: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

      GUEST SPEAKER: 

      LECTURE TITLE: 


      ABOUT THE LECTURE:

       

       


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

      LAMBERTSEN PIC

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

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  • Plenary Sessions

    • Thursday, June 18

       MORE INFORMATON COMING SOON


      PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

      8:00-8:30:


      Nicholas Bird, MD, FUHM

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

      Objectives:

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

      About Dr. Bird: 

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

       
    • Friday, June 19

      INFORMATION COMING SOON 

    • Saturday, June 20

      INFORMATION COMING SOON

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  • Continuing Education Credits: Annual Meeting

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

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

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

    Nursing CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours TBD.
    Licenses Types Approved:

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

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

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

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

     

    MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION (MOC):

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

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  • Social Events

     

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

    WELCOME RECEPTION
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    THURSDAY, JUNE 27

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

    SATURDAY, JUNE 29

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

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  • Committee Meeting Schedule

    SUBJECT TO CHANGE
    posted 5-23-19

    Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule

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

    START TIME END TIME EVENT LOCATION
    TUESDAY, June 25
    4:00 PM 11:00 PM UHMS Board of Directors Meeting (Private Meeting)  
    WEDNESDAY, June 26
    4:45 PM 7:45 PM HBO Therapy Committee Meeting Canary
    5:30 PM 7:30 PM Associate's Council Meeting Pelican
    THURSDAY, June 27
    7:00 AM 8:00 AM Safety Committee Meeting Heron
    10:00 AM 12:00 PM Accreditation Council Meeting Heron
    10:00 AM 11:00 AM ACEP UHM Section Meeting Canary
    11:00 AM 12:00 PM GME Committee Meeting Canary
    12:00 PM 1:00 PM Stakeholder Summit meeting (Private - invite only)  Caribbean 3
    3:00 PM 5:00 PM Editorial Board Meeting Heron
    5:00 PM 6:00 PM Education Committee Meeting Pelican
    FRIDAY, June 28
    7:00 AM 8:00 AM Past President’s Breakfast Canary
    10:00 AM 11:00 AM ECCHO Working Group Meeting Heron
    10:00 AM 11:00 AM Publication Committee Meeting Canary
    10:00 AM 12:00 PM ACHM-UHMS Meeting Pelican
    11:30 AM 12:30 AM Registry Meeting (Buckey) Canary
    12:00 PM 1:00 PM Stakeholder Summit meeting (Private - invite only)  Caribbean 3
    2:00 PM 5:00 PM Surveyor Refresher Training: contact derall@uhms.org to sign up Caribbean 3
    2:00 PM 3:00 PM QUARC Committee Meeting Heron
    3:00 PM 4:00 PM Research Committee Meeting Heron
    5:00 PM 6:00 PM UHMS Business Meeting - Open meeting Rio Mar 6-10 & Cord B
    5:30 PM 7:30 PM Specialty Council Meeting (Toups) PRIVATE Meeting Pelican
    SATURDAY, June 29
    10:00 AM 11:00 AM Chapter President's Committee Meeting Pelican
    10:00 AM 12:00 PM Diving Committee Meeting Canary
    11:00 AM 12:00 PM Membership Committee Meeting Pelican

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