Pacific Chapter

NEXT MEETING DATE: November 15-17, 2019 
Location: Virginia Mason Medical Center
     November 15: 
Benaroya Research Institute Auditorium, 1201 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
     November 16-17: Lindeman Pavilion, Volney Richmond Auditorium, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98101

  • About
  • Chapter Officers
  • Hotel/Location Information
  • Meeting Registration
  • Schedule
  • Sponsor list 2019
  • Sponsors/Exhibitors


The continuing medical education mission of the Pacific Chapter of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is to develop and promote programs that improve the scientific knowledge of physicians and other allied health professionals, in the Pacific Coast and Western regions of the United States and Canada, in matters related to undersea and hyperbaric environments and appropriate applications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. 

Chapter Officers

Anthony Medak, MD

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Brenda Freymiller, RN, BSN,
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Past President:
 Davut Savaser, MD

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Member at Large:
 Maria-Teresa David, MD


Ad-hoc Member
Gus Gustavson, RN



Hotel/Location Information


We will not be securing a block of rooms for this years' Pacific Chapter meeting.   Below you will find a pdf listing of all the nearby hotels within walking distance of Virginia Mason Medical Center

Hotel List


Meeting Locations: 

Virginia Mason Medical Center
     November 15: 
Benaroya Research Institute Auditorium, 1201 Ninth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
     November 16-17: Lindeman Pavilion, Volney Richmond Auditorium, 1201 Terry Ave., Seattle, WA 98101
           The Volney auditorium in the Lindeman Pavillon basement.   Map of grounds & listing of parking areas


Seattle, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

Visit Seattle Washington | Travel & Tourism | Official Site

Meeting Registration


Please click the above link to register or use the WORD or PDF registration forms (links below) and email or fax to us.  
Click here for the WORD version.     Click here for the PDF version.   Thank you.



MEETING REGISTRATION: fees are based on the following per credit hour.  

  • $25 Member Physician
  • $20 Member Non-Physician
  • $30 Non-Member Physician
  • $25 Non-Member Non-Physician
  • Member: PHYSICIAN or EQUIVALENT -    
    •  Daily Rates: Fri: $ 75 / Sat: $137.50 / Sun: $143.75
    • Daily Rates: Fri: $60 / Sat: $110 / Sun: $115
    • Daily Rates: Fri: $90 / Sat: $165 / Sun: $172.50
    • Daily Rates: Fri: $75/ Sat: $137.50 / Sun: $143.75
  • RECEPTION: Friday, November 15: 6 pm - 7 pm (Location TBA)

    • Attendee: Welcome Reception - $0
    • Accompanying Person: Welcome Reception - $40

The UHMS, in cooperation with International ATMO is offering a free study hall to help prepare for your CHT or CHRN certification exam.

When:   Saturday, November 16th.  3:00 - 5:00 pm
             (in conjunction with the UHMS Pacific Chapter Meeting)

Where:  Virginia Mason Medical Center
              Lindeman Pavilion
             Volney Richmond Auditorium
             1201 Terry Ave.
             Seattle, WA 98101

To attend the FREE study hall, please follow the link below and choose "Meeting Registration":
You will need to create a user account on the UHMS site (or log in if you already have one) and register for the Pacific Chapter Meeting. If you select only the study hall, there will be no charge.

The CHT/CHRN exam will not be offered at the UHMS Pacific Chapter meeting. Exams are taken online at accredited testing centers. For more information about testing, please contact the NBDHMT at Tel: +1.803.434.7802 or Email:


SCHEDULE: subject to change 

Updated: 10/29/2019

14:00 15:00 Registration   
15:00 15:10 Welcome and Opening Remarks Davut Savaser
15:10 16:00 UHMS Update  (State of the Union)  Marc Robins
16:00 17:00 Keynote Speaker: History of The Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) Hyperbaric Chamber and Program Neil Hampson
17:00 18:00 Tour of VMMC Facility and Practical Hyperbaric Experience Jim Holm/VMMC Staff
7:00 7:30 Registration   
7:30 8:30 Update on Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Cellular Asphyxiants Chris Tomaszewski
8:30 9:00 Pulmonary Fitness to Dive Update: Hyperbaric Environment and Diving Jose Evangelista
9:00 9:30 Diving the Galapagos: Survival of the Fittest Anthony Medak
9:30 10:00 Various Hyperbaric and Wound Care Case Presentations Devin Beckstrand 
10:00 10:30 Break  
10:30 11:30 Updates in Diagnosis and Treatment of Sudden Hearing Loss Dr. Seth Schwartz & Dr. Daniel Zeitler
11:30 11:45 Case of Iatrogenic AGE: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words Kirsten Hornbeak
11:45 12:00 Stroke vs AGE: To Dive or not to Dive H. Leo Tanaka
12:00 12:15 The Secret Compartment: Presentations of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Damian Williams
12:15 12:30 Hear Me Out: Flap Salvage in 2019 Mahmoud Sabha
12:30 13:30 A Practical Approach to HBO2 Treatment for Surgeons Richard Baynosa
13:30   Lunch (on own)  
15:00 1700 CHT/CHRN Study Hall  
7:00 7:30 Registration   
7:30 8:00 Traumatic Brain Injury: Updates Brenda Freymiller
8:00 9:00 HOBIT Trial: Current and Clinical Experience Stephen Hendriksen
9:00 9:15 Safety of the Inside Chamber Attendant: Oxygen Breathing at Depth Jay Duchnick
9:15 9:30 Worst Case Scenario: The Oxygen Dried Up… Todd Courtney
9:30 9:45 Active Shooter Drill in the Hyperbaric Department Jacqueline Hocking
9:45 10:15 Break  
10:15 11:15 Ted Gurnee Memorial Lecture - Updates on HBO2 for Delayed Radiation Tissue Injury Jim Holm
11:15 12:15 Zamboni Lecture: Freediving  Peter Lindholm
12:15 12:30 Intra-chamber Continuous Glucose Monitoring: A New Frontier in Hyperbaric Medicine Chae Bliss
12:30 13:30 Glucose Homeostasis in the Hyperbaric Chamber Enoch Huang
13:30   Conclusion of Meeting/Closing Remarks - Lunch (on own)  


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: 

Physician CME: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing/RRT CEU is approved by the Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. Northeast Chapter Credit hours 14.
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

CHT/CHRN CEU: This live activity is approved for 14 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.


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CLICK HERE to register now 

The UHMS Pacific Chapter Annual Scientific 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.

The Conference Program will feature a number of outstanding local speakers, concurrent sessions.  The Conference attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.

As one of our “Event Sponsors" you will not only be an integral part of the meeting's social events, but will also gain significant promotion.  These events provide an excellent opportunity for networking in a relaxed setting.  These sponsorships offer an industry stakeholder excellent value exposure to an audience of industry professionals. 

  • Sponsorship acknowledgment on website and any printed material
  • Signage displayed during the Event
  • An opportunity to display promotional material (supplied by Sponsor) at the Event

** ALL artwork must be supplied by the sponsor and emailed to * 

Sponsor Organization:

• Platinum: $5,000
• Gold: $3,500 
• Bronze: $1,500
• Reception Sponsor: $3,000
• Break Sponsor: $1,000

Exhibit Table: $500.00

- 6 ft. draped table/2 chairs
- 1 representative
- product or informational flyer in satchel

Satchel Insert: $ 150.00

- If you cannot exhibit and would like for your informational flyer to be included in satchel. Inserts must be shipped to UHMS 1 month prior to the meeting.

Digital Display your AD: $250

Cannot attend? Why not display your information on a digital display. This display will be featured outside of the meeting room door for all to view. Send you ppt, jpeg or gif to us.