Next Meeting Date: October 23-24, 2021
The Northeast 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.
Alan Katz, MD (21)
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Ryan Patrylak, CHT (23)
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Dawn Salka, ACHRN (21)
Janice Reilly, ACHRN (22)
Ron Brown, CHT
Frank Ross, MD (21)
Zach Gaskill, MD (22)
Michael Hortner, MD (23)
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Northeast Chapter Meeting: October 23-24
Virtual meeting will be on ET
Physician or equivalent: $110: Member / $135: Non-Member
Non-physician: $85: Member / $110: Non-Member
CHAPTER CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: $50 administrative fee will be held on all cancellations three (3) months prior to start of meeting date. 50% of fees will be held on all cancellations one (1) month to two weeks prior to start of meeting date. NO REFUNDS two weeks prior to or after the meeting date.
|Event Start Date||10-23-2021|
|Event End Date||10-24-2021|
|Categories||UHMS Directly Provided Meeting|
Currently, Dr. Katz directs clinical operations, as well as education and research initiatives for Hyperbaric Medical Solutions (HMS), which is a free-standing hyperbaric medical practice with locations in New York City, Long Island, Boston and Fort Lauderdale.
Dr. Katz is also currently the President for the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) - Northeast Chapter. His stated goal is to educate all, including policymakers, insurers, and other medical leaders about the benefits of hyperbaric oxygen, the needs and methods for further research, and the increased opportunities for the expanded use of HBOT.
Dr. Charash has been a faculty with Wound Care Education Partners for the past many years. He is a prolific instructor of undersea and hyperbaric medicine, and wound care, so much so that each year he organizes and leads CME conferences on these topics at various locations around the U.S. and via livestream webinar.
Current UHMS Hyperbaric Facility Accreditation Director for the UHMS Derall Garrett has been involved in the industry for more than 20 years, working with both multiplace and monoplace chambers in free-standing clinics and hospital-based centers. He is a graduate of the College of Oceaneering with a degree as a Commercial Diver with further specialization as a Diver Medic. He has also been certified by the National Board of Diving Hyperbaric Technologist as Hyperbaric Technician since 2000Garrett is factor- trained in both ETC and Perry Chambers. His areas of training include maintenance and repair for the ETC XD and Select monoplace chamber models and all Perry Sigma models. He has provided maintenance and repair services in the United States and for several companies overseas. When he was the Vice President of Hyperbaric Services for Innovative Healing Systems from 2006 – 2012, Garrett also helped conduct training programs for hyperbaric technicians and safety directors. He has written policy and procedures for the company as well as playing a part of many startup programs for hyperbaric and wound care centers in the United States, India and Dubai. He was involved in the planning, construction, and finishing stages of getting the facilities operational. Garrett has also participated in several UHMS survey teams as a UHMS accreditation surveyor for both monoplace and multiplace facilities since 2013. He has been a UHMS member since 2003.
Dr. Gelly has been involved in hyperbaric medicine and wound care since 1991. Past positions have included Medical Directorships at academic and community hyperbaric medicine and wound care programs. She started a non-hospital affiliated hyperbaric medicine center which was one of the first UHMS accredited centers. She has been actively involved in billing and reimbursement issues for both facilities and physicians. Until recently, she was the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia, a group of physicians dedicated to the practice of hyperbaric medicine and wound healing, with 5 subspecialty boarded physicians in its membership. In addition to lecturing nationally on hyperbaric medicine and wound healing for many years, she was the president of the Gulf Coast Chapter of the UHMS from 2005-2007. Currently, she serves as the Emeritus Medical Director of Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia, and as C.E.O. for HyperbaRXs.
Dr. Johnson-Arbor is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center as well a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Connecticut. Currently, Dr. Johnson-Arbor serves as the medical director of hyperbaric medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC, and is co-medical director of National Capital Poison Center. Dr. Johnson-Arbor maintains medical toxicology and hyperbaric medicine clinics at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, and regularly teaches medical toxicology and hyperbaric medicine topics to third and fourth year medical students, residents, and pharmacology students.
Dr. Nicholas Bird is board certified in family medicine, and fellowship-trained and boarded undersea and hyperbaric medicine. He is the past-president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the former Chief Medical Officer and CEO at Diver’s Alert Network (DAN), and the co-author of DAN’s First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries. Prior to this position, he served as the Medical Director of Hyperbaric Medicine at Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Utah. He completed a diving and hyperbaric medicine fellowship at the University of California San Diego and received his initial hyperbaric training while serving in the United States Air Force as a flight surgeon. An avid diver, he was certified in 1984 and became a PADI Instructor in 1989. His diving and medical interests include remote medicine and he is moving to the Marshall Islands in August to serve as the Chief Medical Officer for the island of Kwajalein.
Dr. O’Neill graduated from Iona College receiving a Baccalaureate in Science with honors. He completed his medical education at Central Eastern University receiving his degree at the top ten percent of his class. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health receiving a Master in Public Health (MPH) with added qualifications in Occupational and Environmental Health. Post-graduate training began in general surgery followed by a Burn Research Fellowship at the University Hospital of New York Medical College. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at Montefiore New Rochelle Medical Center and training in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM) with Dr. Eric Kindwall of St. Luke’s Medical Center, Wisconsin, receiving UHM National Certification in 1993 and additional certification in UHM by the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM) in 2010. He is elected a Fellow in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine (FUHM) by the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), serving on the Publications Committee and Co-Chair of the Education Committee. He is the recipient of the Edgar End Lectureship Award and the Commercial Diving Award. He is a Certified Diving Medical Examiner, an Accreditation Team Physician Surveyor with the UHMS and consultant diving physician for Diver Alert Network (DAN). Dr. O’Neill is elected Fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association (FAPWCA) and the Academy of Physicians in Wound Healing (FAPWHc). Dr. O’Neill served as Medical Director and Chief, Division of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine at St. Agnes Hospital/New York Medical College, White Plains, New York from 1993 to 2003. He is credited with initiating the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Care, and Diabetic Teaching Programs there. He was recruited by Phelps Hospital Northwell Health in 2004, currently serving as medical director of the multiplace hyperbaric chamber program he initiated in 2004. He is appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College and on numerous occasions was awarded “Excellence in Teaching” by the medical students, residents, and pre-interns. He is credited for initiating the elective rotation in UHM for medical students and received the Deans Award for “Innovative Program Development”. Dr. O’Neill isadditionally appointed Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Division of UHM at Upstate Medical University in New York, and provides multiplace hyperbaric medicine training for the UHM Fellows there.
Many of you who dive in the NE United States have probably met Ryan at least once. Ryan has immersed himself in the dive industry since his college days. In 2009 Ryan was selected as a Research Intern for Divers Alert Network (DAN) and the Our World Underwater Scholarship Society and served in Scapa Flow, Scotland (if you're wondering, it is not warm water diving up there!).
Currently Ryan serves as a certified hyperbaric technician for Life Support Technologies Group. He also leads one of the biggest dive clubs in the Northeast US.
|Sat., Oct 23: 8:00-8:30||
UHMS President's address
Marc Robins, DO
|Sat., Oct 23: 8:30-9:00||
Medical Evaluation of Recreational Divers
Nick Bird, MD
|Sat., Oct 23: 9:00-9:30||
Kevin Hardy, MD
|Sat., Oct 23: 9:45-10:45||
COVID Research Update
Scott Gorenstein, MD & David Lee, MD
|Sat., Oct 23: 10:45-11:15||
Sandra Wainwright, MD
|Sat., Oct 23: 11:15-11:45||
Technical considerations for treating patients in the COVID age: Panel
Sandra Wainwright/UPENN/Scott Gorenstein
|Sat., Oct 23: 12:15-12:45||
Shallow water blackout - Free-diving
Chris Frederick, MD
|Sat., Oct 23: 12:45-1:15||
Diving and aging
David Charash, DO
|Sat., Oct 23: 1:15-1:35||
Medicine Case Studies - Frost bite
Steven Bowers, MD
|Sat., Oct 23: 1:50-2:10||
Medicine Case Studies - Atypical head and neck strain cases
Mike Tom, MD
|Sat., Oct 23: 2:10-2:30||
Medicine Case Study - Vascular compromise
Alan Katz, MD
|Sat., Oct 23: 2:30-3:00||
Helen Gelly, MD
|Sun., Oct 24: 8:00-9:30||
Updates in Research
Zack Gaskill, DO and Kinjal Sethuraman, MD
|Sun., Oct 24: 9:30-10:00||
Technical considerations and updates on risk assessment
Francois Burman, MSc
|Sun., Oct 24: 10:00-10:30||
|Sun., Oct 24: 10:45-11:15||
NFPA update interpretation
Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT
|Sun., Oct 24: 11:15-11:45||
An Improved Method for Grading Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and Middle Ear Barotrauma in Clinical Hyperbaric Patients
Owen O'Neill, MD
|Sun., Oct 24: 12:15-12:45||
Technical issues and lessons learned in hyperbaric facility accreditation surveys
Ryan Patrylak, CHT/Derall Garrett, CHT
|Sun., Oct 24: 12:45-1:45||
Hyperbaric Nursing Critical Care
Danni Patrick. RN
|Sun., Oct 24: 2:00-3:00||
Pediatric patient evaluation in the monoplace chamber
Nituna Phillips, EMT/Kelly-Johnson Arbor, MD
TENTATIVE as of 7/29/2021
|SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23|
|8:00-8:30||UHMS Board Update||Marc Robins, DO|
|8:30-9:00||Medical Evaluation of Recreational Divers||Nick Bird, MD|
|9:00-9:30||Necrotizing Fasciitis||Kevin Hardy, MD|
|9:45-10:45||COVID Research Update||Scott Gorenstein, MD / David Lee, MD|
|10:45-11:15||COVID Experience||Sandra Wainwright, MD|
|11:15-11:45||Technical considerations for treating patients in the COVID age - Panel||Sandra Wainwright, UPENN, Scott Gorenstein|
|12:15-12:45||Shallow water blackout - Freediving||Chris Frederick, MD|
|12:45-1:15||Diving and aging||David Charash, DO|
|1:15-1:35||Medicine Case Studies- Frost bite||Steven Bowers, DO|
|1:50-2:10||Medicine Case Studies - Atypical head and neck strn cases||Mike Tom, MD|
|2:10-2:30||Medicine Case Study - Vascular compromise||Alan Katz, MD|
|2:30-3:00||Reimbursement||Helen Gelly, MD|
|SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24|
|8:00-9:30||Updates in Research||Zack Gaskill, DO
Kinjal Sethuraman, MD
|9:30-10:00||Technical considerations and updates on risk assessment||Francois Burman, MSc|
|10:45-11:15||NFPA update interpretation||Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT|
|11:15-11:45||An Improved Method for Grading Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and Middle Ear Barotrauma in Clinical Hyperbaric Patients||Owen O'Neill, MD|
|12:15-12:45||Technical issues and lessons learned in hyperbaric facility accreditation surveys||Ryan Patrylak, CHT / Derall Garrett, CHT|
|12:45-1:45||Hyperbaric Nursing Critical Care||Danni Patrick, RN|
|2:00-3:00||Pediatric Patient Evaluation in the monoplace chamber||Nituna Phillips, EMT / Kelly Johnson-Arbor, MD|
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.
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.
**TO ACCESS THE REGISTRATION LINK, PLEASE REGISTER OR LOG IN** Direct registration link for Virtual booth: https://www.courses-uhms.org/2021-chapters.html Companies and organizations are invited to exhibit at the Northeast Chapter meeting and have the opportunity to make contacts and show their products / services to a target audience during the breaks. Virtual Booth Fee: FEE: $50 per day Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact UHMS for more information.
Northeast Chapter Sponsor-Exhibitor 2021
The UHMS Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting offers an excellent opportunity for your organization to promote its products and services to a very specific target audience and to reinforce your corporate image within the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society members.
This package includes:
• Platinum: $5,000
• Gold: $3,500
• Bronze: $1,500
• Reception Sponsor: $3,000
• Break Sponsor: $1,000
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Direct registration link for Virtual booth: https://www.courses-uhms.org/2021-chapters.html
Companies and organizations are invited to exhibit at the Northeast Chapter meeting and have the opportunity to make contacts and show their products / services to a target audience during the breaks.
Virtual Booth Fee: FEE: $50 per day
Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact UHMS for more information.