Pacific Chapter

Next Meeting Date: November 5-7, 2021
Location:  UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Medical Center Drive, La Jolla, CA


PLEASE NOTE: The UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute is requiring anyone who attends a function on the campus must be fully vaccinated and have proof with them.  


  • About

    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

  • Hotel/Location Information

  • Registration/Speakers/Agenda

    2021 Pacific Chapter Annual Meeting

    **YOU MUST REGISTER OR LOG IN TO ACCESS THE REGISTRATION FORM**


    PLEASE NOTE: The UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute is requiring anyone who attends a function on the campus must be fully vaccinated and have proof with them.  


    FEES: 

    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.

    MEMBERS:

    • Physician or Equivalent
      • Daily Rates: Fri: $ 75 / Sat: $150 / Sun: $150
      • Daily Rates: Fri: $55 / Sat: $110 / Sun: $110

      • Daily Rates: Fri: $95 / Sat: $190 / Sun: $190
    • Non-Physician
        • Daily Rates: Fri: $ 75 / Sat: $150 / Sun: $150

    Event Properties

    Event Start Date 11-05-2021
    Event End Date 11-07-2021
    Cut off date 11-30-2021
    Location UC San Diego Campus, San Diego, CA
    Categories UHMS Directly Provided Meeting

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    Andrew Melnyczenko

    CHT

    Anthony Medak

    MD

    C. Anderson

    MD

    C. Larsen

    MD

    Charles Coffey

    MD

    Charlotte Sadler

    MD

    Craig Kutz

    MD

    Derek Covington

    MD

    Evan Laveman

    MD

    Ian Kirby

    MD

    Jay Duchnick

    RN, CHT

    Karen Van Hosen

    MD

    Leo Tanaka

    MD

    Marc Robins

    DO

    Michael Madsen

    MD

    P. Dulai

    MD

    Peter Lindholm

    MD

    Fri., Nov 5: 1400-1500

    Registration

    Fri., Nov 5: 1500-1515

    Welcome and Opening Remarks

    Anthony Medak, MD

    Fri., Nov 5: 1515-1600

    UHMS President’s Address

    Marc Robins, DO

    Fri., Nov 5: 1600-1700

    Introduction to Underwater and Blackwater Photography

    Marty Snyderman

    Fri., Nov 5: 1700-1800

    Keynote: Breaking the Ice: Polar Diving

    Karen Van Hosen, MD

    Fri., Nov 5: 1900

    ***WELCOME RECEPTION & KICKOFF PARTY***

    Medak Home

    Sat., Nov 6: 0700-0730

    Registration / Exhibits

    Sat., Nov 6: 0730-0815

    Zamboni Memorial Lecture: New Frontiers in Rebreather Diving

    Derek Covington, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 0815-0900

    Diving after COVID

    Charlotte Sadler, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 0900-0930

    Diving Safety in Kwajalein Atoll

    Michael Madsen, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 0930-1015

    Aviation DCS: USAF Perspective

    Leo Tanaka, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 1015-1045

    Break / Exhibitors

    Sat., Nov 6: 1045-1130

    Update on HBO2 for Compromised Flaps & Grafts

    Richard Baynosa, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 1130-1215

    Emerging Literature: HBO2 for IBD

    Parambir Dulai, MBBS

    Sat., Nov 6: 1215-1315

    UHM Fellow Case Presentations: 1) Submarine Rescue: NATO Exercise 2021 2) Hypoxia Signatures in CCRB Divers 3) White Sharks: Data, Divers, & Deterrents

    Ian Kirby MD; Craig Kutz, MD; Evan Laveman, MD

    Sat., Nov 6: 1500

    Optional Activity: Tour & Mixer at Hyperbaric Modular Systems

    Sun., Nov 7: 0700-0730

    Registration / Exhibits

    Sun., Nov 7: 0730-0815

    Wound Care: An Ounce of Prevention...

    Clint Larsen, DPM

    Sun., Nov 7: 0815-0845

    Best Practices in Wound Care

    Ceasar Anderson, MD

    Sun., Nov 7: 0845-0915

    In-Chamber Fetal Monitoring: Yes We Can!

    Anthony Medak, MD

    Sun., Nov 7: 0915-1015

    CO Mass Casualty Panel

    Neil Hampson, MD (Moderator); Anthony Medak, MD (Moderator); Dana Winn, RN, CHRN; David Baylor, MD; Joseph G. Nevarez, MD; Jim Stewart, DO; Craig Butler, CHT; Kevin Kraft, RN, ACHRN; Davut Savaser, MD; Enoch Huang, MD

    Sun., Nov 7: 1015-1045

    Break / Exhibitors

    Sun., Nov 7: 1045-1130

    HBO2 Chamber Safety: Pediatric Case Study

    Jay Duchnick, RN

    Sun., Nov 7: 1130-1215

    Colombia HBO2 Chamber Disaster: What We Know...

    Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT

    Sun., Nov 7: 1215-1230

    Lessons Learned: HBO2T for COVID Patients

    Jaqueline Hocking, CHT

    Sun., Nov 7: 1230-1315

    Gurnee Memorial Lecture: Long Covid Syndrome: Role for HBO2T?

    Peter Lindholm, MD

    Sun., Nov 7: 1500

    Optional Activity: Birch Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour

  • Schedule

    SCHEDULE: subject to change 
    Posted: 10/5/21

    5 Nov: FRIDAY (INTRO & WELCOME) Faculty Name
    14:00 15:00 Registration  
    15:00 15:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks Anthony Medak, MD
    15:15 16:00 UHMS President’s Address Marc Robins, DO
    16:00 17:00 Introduction to Underwater & Blackwater Photography* Marty Snyderman
    17:00 18:00 Keynote: Breaking the Ice: Polar Diving Karen Van Hoesen, MD
    19:00   ***WELCOME RECEPTION & KICKOFF PARTY*** Medak Home
    6 Nov: SATURDAY (DIVING & HYPERBARICS) Faculty Name
    7:00 7:30 Registration/Exhibits  
    7:30 8:15 Zamboni Memorial Lecture: New Frontiers in Rebreather Diving Derek Covington, MD
    8:15 9:00 Diving after COVID Charlotte Sadler, MD
    9:00 9:30 Diving Safety in Kwajalein Atoll Nick Bird, MD
    9:30 10:15 Aviation DCS: USAF Perspective Leo Tanaka, MD
    10:15 10:45 Break/Exhibits  
    10:45 11:30 Update on HBO2 for Compromised Flaps & Grafts Richard Baynosa, MD
    11:30 12:15 Emerging Literature: HBO2 for IBD Parambir Dulai, MBBS
    12:15 13:15 UHM Fellow Case Presentations:
    1) Submarine Rescue: NATO Exercise 2021
    2) Hypoxia Signatures in CCRB Divers
    3) White Sharks: Data, Divers, & Deterrents

    Ian Kirby, MD
    Craig Kutz , MD
    Evan Laveman, MD
    13:15   Lunch (on own)  
    1500   Optional Activity: Tour & Mixer at Hyperbaric Modular Systems  
    7 Nov: SUNDAY (HYPERBARICS) Faculty Name
    7:00 7:30 Registration/Exhibits  
    7:30 8:15 Wound Care: An Ounce of Prevention... Clint Larsen, DPM
    8:15 9:00 Best Practices in Wound Care Ceasar Anderson, MD
    9:00 9:30 In-Chamber Fetal Monitoring: Yes We Can! Anthony Medak, MD
    9:30 10:30 CO Mass Casualty Panel Anthony Medak, MD (Moderator);
    Dana Winn, RN, CHRN;
    David Baylor, MD;
    Joseph G. Nevarez, MD;
    Jim Stewart, DO;
    Craig Butler, CHT;
    Kevin Kraft, RN, ACHRN;
    Davut Savaser, MD;
    Enoch Huang, MD
    10:30 11:00 Break/Exhibits  
    11:00 11:45 HBO2 Chamber Safety: Pediatric Case Study Jay Duchnick, RN
    11:45 12:15 Colombia HBO2 Chamber Disaster: What We Know... Andrew Melnyczenko, CHT
    12:15 12:30 Lessons Learned: HBO2T for COVID Patients Jacquline Hocking, CHT
    12:30 13:15 Gurnee Memorial Lecture: Long Covid Syndrome: Role for HBO2T? Peter Lindholm, MD
    13:15   Conclusion of Meeting/Closing Remarks - Lunch (on own)  
    1500   Optional Activity: Birch Aquarium Behind the Scenes Tour  

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
    *no CME/CEU credits offere for lecture

    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 12.5 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 12.5.
    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 6.5 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.

  • Sponsors/Exhibitors

    Pacific Chapter Sponsor-Exhibitor 2021

    **TO ACCESS THE REGISTRATION LINK, PLEASE REGISTER OR LOG IN**


    PLEASE NOTE: The UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute is requiring anyone who attends a function on the campus must be fully vaccinated and have proof with them.  



    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.

    PACIFIC CHAPTER OF THE UHMS MISSION:

    The Pacific Chapter of the UHMS has as its continuing education mission 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.

    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 lisa@uhms.org * 

    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.

     

    Event Properties

    Event Start Date 11-05-2021
    Event End Date 11-07-2021
    Cut off date 11-01-2021
    Location UC San Diego Campus, San Diego, CA
    Categories Exhibition

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  • COVID-19 Information


    The 2021 Pacific Chapter Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society scheduled for November 5-7 at the UC San Diego Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Medical Center Drive, La Jolla, CA 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, California state government, and the La Jolla 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 live-in-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.

    CALIFORNIA STATE GOVERNMENT COVID INFORMATION:
    Dated August 11, 2021:

    Thanks to millions of vaccinations, California’s economy is open. There are no county tiers, capacity limits, or physical distancing requirements. But we still need some common-sense safety measures until more people are vaccinated.

    On this page:

    What to do now

    COVID-19 has not gone away. To safely go about our daily lives, we need to continue:

    • Vaccinations
    • Masking
    • Testing if you feel sick
    • Other measures to keep ourselves and others safe

    Do’s and don’ts for daily life

    Restaurants, shopping malls, movie theaters, and most everyday places are open. Protect yourself and others by keeping these common-sense safety steps in mind.

    Do

    • Get vaccinated
    • Wear a mask where required, in public indoor spaces, and on public transit
    • Follow safety rules for mega-events
    • Get tested if you’re sick
    • Honor mask rules in place at a private business
    • Get tested if required by your workplace
    • Wear a mask when you travel

    Don’t

    • Lose your proof of vaccination
    • Think you can’t get the virus or pass it on because you feel well
    • Assume everyone is vaccinated
    • Expect all COVID-19 rules everywhere to be lifted
    • Travel into the U.S. without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test
    • Travel if you’re sick

    Read the CDC’s How to Protect Yourself and Others.

    Masks

    California has statewide guidelines for wearing masks. Your local area may have more. Check https://covid19.ca.gov/get-local-information/#County-websites">your area’s COVID-19 website.

    Masks are still required for everyone in some places, such as:

    • Public transit
    • Hospitals
    • Long-term care facilities
    • Adult and senior care facilities
    • Correctional facilities
    • Homeless shelters, emergency shelters, and cooling centers
    • Indoors in K-12 schools, childcare, and other youth settings

    In other indoor public settings, masks are required for unvaccinated people and recommended for everyone. Examples:

    • Retail
    • Restaurants
    • Theaters
    • Family entertainment centers
    • Meetings
    • State and local government offices that serve the public

    Read more on our https://covid19.ca.gov/masks-and-ppe/">Masks page and CDPH’s Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings.

    TRAVEL

    California no longer has a travel advisory in effect. There is no state recommendation to test and quarantine before and after travel.

    However, the CDC asks that you do the following:

    • Delay travel until you’re fully vaccinated
    • If you’re not fully vaccinated, but choose to travel, get tested before and after
    • No matter your vaccination status, wear a mask while on public transportation or in a transportation hub

    Get tested if you feel sick and avoid traveling if you have or may have COVID-19.

    For more info, see CDC travel guidelines, the CDPH travel flyer, and the Travel page.


    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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