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  • SCHEDULES

    • SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

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    • GENERAL SESSION SCHEDULE

      THURSDAY, JUNE 18 - SATURDAY, JUNE 20
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    • PRE-COURSE SCHEDULES

      PRE-COURSES: WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

            
      FITNESS TO DIVE

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    • NON-PHYSICIAN TRACK SCHEDULE

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

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    • ABSTRACT SCHEDULE

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  • Keynote Lectures

    • ERIC P. KINDWALL, MD MEMORIAL LECTURE

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

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      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

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      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

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      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

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    • Saturday, June 20

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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

    THURSDAY, JUNE 27

    WELCOME/EXHIBITORS RECEPTION  
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Exhibit Hall 

    SATURDAY, JUNE 20

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

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  • Committee Meeting Schedule

    SUBJECT TO CHANGE
    posted 1/6/2020

    Please contact lisa@uhms.org to schedule

    TIME COMMITTEE MEETINGS COMMITTEE MEETINGS COMMITTEE MEETINGS COMMITTEE MEETINGS
      WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17
      MARINA 2 MARINA 3 MARINA 4 MARINA 5
    6:00 AM        
    6:15 AM        
    6:30 AM        
    6:45 AM        
    7:00 AM SAFETY COMMITTEE
    7:00-8:00
         
    7:15 AM      
    7:30 AM      
    7:45 AM      
    8:00 AM   EDUCATION COMMITTEE
    8:00-9:00
       
    8:15 AM      
    8:30 AM      
    8:45 AM   ACCREDITATION COUNCIL
    8:30-9:30
     
    9:00 AM      
    9:15 AM      
    9:30 AM ACHM-UHMS
    9:30-10:30
       
    9:45 AM      
    10:00 AM      
    10:15 AM      
    10:30 AM   PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE
    10:30-11:30
       
    10:45 AM      
    11:00 AM      
    11:15 AM      
    11:30 AM     CHAPTER PRESIDENT /
    MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
    11:30-12:30
     
    11:45 AM      
    12:00 PM ACEP UHM SECTION
    12:00-1:00
       
    12:15 PM    
    12:30 PM      
    12:45 PM   QUARC COMMITTEE
    12:45-1:45
     
    1:00 PM GME COMMITTEE
    1:00-2:00
      ABPM EXAM
    1:00-4:00
    1:15 PM  
    1:30 PM  
    1:45 PM    
    2:00 PM      
    2:15 PM      
    2:30 PM      
    2:45 PM EDITORAL BOARD
    2:45-4:30
       
    3:00 PM    
    3:15 PM RESEARCH COMMITTEE
    3:00-4:00
     
    3:30 PM  
    3:45 PM  
    4:00 PM REDCAP REGISTRY COMMITTEE
    4:00-5:00  
     
    4:15 PM    
    4:30 PM      
    4:45 PM      
    5:00 PM ASSOCIATES COUNCIL
    5:00-7:00
    HBO2 THERAPY COMMITTEE
    5:00-7:45 
       
    5:15 PM    
    5:30 PM     DIVING COMMITTEE
    5:30-6:30
     
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