Gulf Coast Chapter

Next Meeting Date: TBD
Location: TBD


  • About

    The Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS continuing education mission is to promote educational activities for physicians and allied health professionals in the local and regional areas based on a needs assessment of the members and on the UHMS Panel of Expert Opinion. These activities will improve the scientific and practical knowledge in the areas of hyperbaric oxygen treatment and diving medicine

  • Chapter Officers

    PRESIDENT
    Kaye Moseley, CHT-A
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    PRESIDENT-ELECT
    John Feldmeier, DO
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    PAST PRESIDENT
    AJ Applewhite, MD
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    SECRETARY
    Debra Gonzalez, RN
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    MEMBER-AT-LARGE
    Laura Josefsen, RN
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    MEMBER-AT-LARGE
    Phil Schell, CHT
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  • GCC Awards

    THE FOLLOWING AWARDS ARE PRESENTED AT THE GULF COAST CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETINGS.

     

    For a list of PAST RECIPIENTS: Click Here            To NOMINATE someone for the 2021 Awards (deadline: Sept 1): Click Here


    Jefferson C. Davis Memorial Award:
    Presented each year to a selected member - an MD, DO, PhD - for contributions to clinical research or clinical excellence

    Special Services Award:
    Presented each year to selected member/members for their contributions to the Gulf Coast Chapter.

    Edgar M. End Memorial Lecture Award:
    This lecture is in honor of Dr. Edgar M. End, MD (1910-1981) who made many pioneering contributions to undersea and hyperbaric medicine.  Dr End is best known for his work with helium-oxygen mixtures in the 1930’s that enabled him to break the US Navy deep-sea dive record and paved the way for the world record dives in excess of 500 fsw that he supervised. His successful use of hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning in experimental animals led to its application in humans

    Paul James Sheffield Award:
    The Paul James Sheffield Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the scholarship and character of this scientist and educator who has greatly contributed to and influenced the understanding of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    Wilbur T. Workman Award:
    The Wilbur T Workman Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the discipline and enthusiasm of this aerospace and hyperbaric physiologist who has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining safety standards for the specialized field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

    Facility Award:
    Presented to the host facility. 


     To NOMINATE someone for the 2021 Awards: Click Here
    Deadline to nominate: September 1

     

  • GCC Awards: Past Recipients

    To NOMINATE someone for the 2021 Awards: Click Here 

    YEAR Jefferson C Davis Memorial Award:
    For contributions to clinical research or clinical excellence
    YEAR Paul James Sheffield Award:
    The Paul James Sheffield Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the scholarship and character of this scientist and educator who has greatly contributed to and influenced the understanding of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
    2018 Nick Bird, MD 2018 Tom Bozzuto, DO
    2017 Robert Sanders, MD 2017 Tracy LeGros, MD
    2016 John Freiberger,MD 2016 Tony Alleman, MD
    2015 Heather Murphy-Lavoie, MD 2015 Rob Sheffield
    2014 Helen Gelly 2014 Jayesh B Shah, MD
    2013 Tracy Leigh LeGros 2013 Keith Van Meter, MD
    2012 Paul James Sheffield 2012 Heather Murphy Lavioe, MD
    2011 Jayesh Shah, MD 2011    Suzanne Pack
    2010 Keith Van Meter, MD 2010    Robert Warriner, MD
    2009 Thomas Bozzuto, DO 2009    Caroline E. Fife, MD
    2008 Christopher Morrison, MD    
    2007 Jayesh Shah, MD    
    2006 Stephen Rydzak, MD    
    2005 Noel Olivera, MD    
    2004 Caroline E. Fife, MD    
    2003 Adrianne P. S. Smith, MD    
    2002 Robert Warriner, MD    
    2001 Ron Scott, MD    
    2000 Not Presented    
    1999 Thomas Bozzuto, DO    
    1998 Richard D. Heimbach, MD, PhD    
    1997 Paul J. Sheffield, PhD    
    1996 Jeffery Stone, MD    
    1995 Not Presented    
    1994 Jack L. LeFrock, MD    
    1993 R. Kelly Hill Jr., MD    
    1992 Keith Van Meter, MD    
    1991 Sheldon F. Gottlieb, PhD    
    1990 Jon Mader, MD    
           

     

    YEAR Wilbur T Workman Award:
    The Wilbur T Workman Award is presented each year to an individual who best represents the discipline and enthusiasm of this aerospace and hyperbaric physiologist who has been instrumental in establishing and maintaining safety standards for the specialized field of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
    YEAR Special Services Award:
    For contributions to the Gulf Coast Chapter.
    2018 Paul Sheffield, PhD  2018 Debra Gonzalez, RN 
    2017 Ravi Patel, MD & Connie Hutson 2017 Stacy Rupert
    2016 Francois Burman 2016 Tom Workman, MS
    2015 Kip Posey 2015 Tony Alleman, MD
    2014 Brendt Caenepeel & Amanda Jones 2014 Julio Garcia & Derall Garrett
    2013 Roy Cano

    2013 Kevin Buford, MD, & Sean Hardy, MD
    2012 Betty Knox Brown 2012 Robert Sheffield
     2011    Richard Barry, CHT 2011 John Peters
     2010    Dick Clarke, CHT 2010 Lisa Tidd
     2009    Robert Sheffield, BA, CHT 2009 Melissa Sikes
        2008 Laura Josefsen, RN & Keith Van Meter, MD
        2007 Helen Gelly, MD
        2006 Debbie Sheffield BSN, MSN & Sherrill White
        2005 Paul C. Baker, CHT
        2004 Matt Schweyer, CHT
        2003 Clyde O. Hagood, MD
        2002 W. Tom Workman, MS, CHT
        2001 Suzanne Pack
        2000 Not Presented
        1999 Helen Turcotte Davis
        1998 Suzanne Pack
        1997 Ken Wall and Dak Quarles
        1996 Dr. Judy Wilson, PhD
        1995 Not Presented
        1994 Robert Miller
        1993 Not Presented
        1992 Paul Baker
        1991 Dr. Richard A. Neubauer, MD
        1990 Lynn Scoggins, RN
        1989 Dick Rutkowski

     

    YEAR Edgar M End Memorial Lecture Award:
    This lecture award is in honor of Dr. Edgar M. End, MD (1910-1981) who made many pioneering contributions to undersea and hyperbaric medicine.  Dr End is best known for his work with helium-oxygen mixtures in the 1930’s that enabled him to break the US Navy deep-sea dive record and paved the way for the world record dives in excess of 500 fsw that he supervised. His successful use of hyperbaric oxygen for carbon monoxide poisoning in experimental animals led to its application in humans.
     2018 Paul Harsh, MD 
    2017 Klaus Torp, MD
    2016 Marc S. Robins, DO
    2015 John Feldmeier
    2014 John Chatterton
    2013 Owen O'Neill, MD
    2012 Not Presented
    2011 Robert Sanders, MD
     2010   Stephen Rydzak, MD
     2009   James K. Culter, BS, MS
    2008 Michael L Gernhardt, PhD
    2007 Otto Boneta, MD
    2006 Dan Rossignol 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
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  • COVID-19 Information


    The 2021 Gulf Coast Chapter Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society scheduled for November 6-7 at the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital, Marcus Tower, 1968 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 is still a go! We are watching the impact of the COVID-19 Delta variant within the US and around the world with great interest and we are regularly monitoring US federal government, Georgia state government, and the Atlanta city government COVID-19 websites for changes to travel and group gathering policies/recommendations/restrictions.


    RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ALL LIVE UHMS MEETINGS

    We do not know the COVID-19 vaccination status of any of the registrants and we cannot require all attendees to be vaccinated. UHMS leadership is concerned with meeting attendees' health during and after our meeting and are recommending the following actions during any of the live UHMS meetings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:
     

    • All attendees wear a protective face covering while inside the meeting venue
    • Practice physical distancing during the meeting
    • Regularly and thoroughly wash hands or use an alcohol-based hand rub


    We are excited about our fin-person meetings in more than two years. We want everyone in attendance to enjoy the program and social events. We also want to ensure all attendees are protected from the COVID-19 virus. Following the above prevention steps during the meetings will significantly aid in protecting all.

    FACE COVERING AND PHYSICAL DISTANCING RECOMMENDATIONS

    • Get your COVID-19 vaccine: Get your COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Guidance for fully vaccinated people.
    • Wear a face mask in public: Covering your nose and mouth with a face mask greatly reduces your chances of spreading the virus and also provides some protection for you. Use face coverings if you'll be indoors or around other people where social distancing is difficult to maintain. CDC guidance on cloth face coverings.
    • Wash your hands frequently: Washing your hands with regular soap and water for at least 20 seconds is effective in stopping the spread of COVID-19. If soap and water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer liberally. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. More handwashing tips.
    • Move at least 6 feet away from others: COVID-19 can spread among people who are in close contact for a prolonged period of time. Avoid public spaces where close contact with others may occur. If you are around other people, stay at least 6 feet away from them. CDC guidance on social distancing.

    TRAVEL TO GEORGIA:

    There are no restrictions for travel to, from, or within Georgia. All residents and visitors are strongly encouraged to follow public health safety measures.

    Your home state or country may have restrictions in place. Find out what applies to you before you travel.

    If you are driving through Georgia, please follow the Georgia Department of Transportation for information about traffic, lane closures, and rest areas. If you are traveling from Georgia to another state, please be aware of the public health safety measures and local laws there.

    COVID-19: Information for Travelers


    INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is open. Please visit the airport’s website for flight, parking, and ground transportation information.

    All air passengers entering the United States from abroad are required to test negative for COVID-19. If you are entering from outside the country and aren’t a U.S. citizen or authorized U.S. resident, additional restrictions may apply.

    Ports of entry into the United States, including airports, are not overseen by the State of Georgia.

    RESTRICTED ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

    As of 13 August 2021, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website titled "Travelers Prevented from Entry into the United States" identifies those countries currently restricted from allowing their citizens from entering the United States due to COVID-19 conditions in those countries (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/from-other-countries.html). With specific exceptions, several Presidential proclamations suspend and limit entry into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of noncitizens who were physically present within the following countries during the 14-day period preceding their entry or attempted entry into the United States. For a full list of exceptions, please refer to the relevant proclamations in the links below.

    As further provided in each proclamation, citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States, certain family members, and other individuals who meet specified exceptions, who have been in one of the countries listed above in the past 14 days will be allowed to enter the United States. More information about what to do after arriving to the United States is available on CDC’s After International Travel webpage.

    The US State Department website offers additional details on restricted entry into the United States (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/covid-19-travel-restrictions-and-exceptions.html).


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