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

  • 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

    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


    Leo Tanaka, MD

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     Ad-hoc Member
    Gus Gustavson, RN

  • Hotel/Location Information


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    Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Valley
    9650 Scranton Road
    San Diego, CA, 92121


    The UHMS has secured a very small room block at the Courtyard Sorrento Valley for the Pacific Chapter Meeting, we will not be able to get any addtional rooms at this rate due to the Breeders Cup that will be in the area at the same time, so we highly suggest you make your reservation today. 

    Seamlessly blending business and pleasure, Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Valley offers comfortable amenities and an unrivaled location, ideal for business and leisure travelers. The hotel is located near I-805 in Sorrento Valley, providing quick access to the University of California San Diego, Torrey Pines State Beach and Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Following your adventures, reside in spacious comfort in our hotel rooms and suites. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi, they offer plush bedding and ergonomic workstations to cover all your travel needs. When hunger arises, indulge in a hearty breakfast and dinner at our on-site restaurant. The Bistro serves Starbucks® coffee and handcrafted cocktails to complete your meal. Active travelers can maintain their workout routine at our outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center. If business brings you to the San Diego area, host a conference in our hotel's modern meeting venue. Allow the lodging at Courtyard San Diego Sorrento Valley to inspire your ambitions.


    Start Date End Date Room Type Single Double # of rooms available
    11/05/2021 11/07/2021 Run of House $159.00 $159.00  29

    The Hotel’s room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.50%) and CA Tourism $0.11 in effect at the time of check out.  All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.


    • Name of Event: Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society UHMS Pacific Chapter
    • Reservations for the event will be made by the guests directly calling Marriott Reservations at 800-321-2211 or you can use the online reservation link below.
    • Reservations online link:
    • Reservations Cut-off date: Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    We are pleased to offer your local attendees complimentary parking and overnight guests a self-parking rate of $12.00 per car daily. In/Out privileges only apply to over-night guest parking. Parking at the Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Sorrento Valley is based upon availability in the Hotel’s parking lot.

    Complimentary Basic Wi-Fi access in guest rooms for all Marriott Bonvoy Members paying for their own guest room and secure their reservation through one of the following methods:, Marriott Mobile App, 1-800-MARRIOTT, through a Marriott hotel (direct), Rooming List, or property specific Passkey.


    La Jolla:
    What to do around here
    The picturesque village of La Jolla in the upmarket neighborhood of University Town Center near the University of California San Diego and Scripps Memorial Hospital. Perfect for business guests, nearby corporate premises include those of Ernst & Young, IBM, Pfizer, and Miramar Marine Corps Air Station.

    Soak up some sun on one of many nearby local beaches, including La Jolla Cove. Take the family to LEGOLAND California and enjoy the thrilling rides and exciting attractions, or discover mammals and aquatic animals at San Diego Zoo and Sea World. Challenge a friend or colleague to a few rounds on the nearby Torrey Pines Golf Course, or indulge in some retail therapy at Westfield Shopping Center across the street.  Things to do 


    La Jolla is a scenic seaside area, known for its rugged coastline. Trails wind past pine trees and sandstone canyons in Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, while two world-renowned golf courses at the Torrey Pines Golf Course, which sit atop sea cliffs. La Jolla Cove has sweeping ocean views, and the Shell Beach tide pools are home to anemones and crabs. Posh boutiques and waterfront restaurants dot walkable La Jolla Village.

    See all the city has to offer and discover unique experiences to help you plan the perfect trip.

    Beachside attitude, Big city excitement
    With near-perfect weather year-round, 70 miles of spectacular coastline, world-class attractions and a thriving urban core complete with a sophisticated art, dining and nightlife scene, San Diego has earned the name 'California’s beach city.' Average temperatures of 72 degrees, San Diego is a year-round outdoor playground.  Check the weather now:

    Explore San Diego’s diverse coastal, urban and inland neighborhoods, each with its own flavor. Don’t miss sampling the area's signature Cali Baja cuisine or tasting one of the hundreds of craft beers and wines bottled in the region.  

    After a day at the beach or other outdoor adventure, head to the party downtown at one of the sizzling nightclubs or rooftop bars. If art and culture is your passion, you’ll find an exciting hub of creativity in San Diego. Often referred to as the “Smithsonian of the West,” Balboa Park features 17 museums, numerous galleries and performing arts venues as well as the San Diego Zoo.   

    It’s hard to find a better destination for families. Whether you love engaging with animals or thrill rides, building sandcastles or beach bonfires, there’s plenty to entertain the entire family from sun up to sun down.  

    Happiness is calling from San Diego: It’s time to answer the call and start planning your vacation now.  



    Conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown San Diego and serviced by 22 major and commuter airlines including non-stop flights from Mexico, Canada, Japan and the UK, San Diego International Airport is managed by the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority and receives more than 16 million passengers a year.  

    Airport Code: SAN
    Flying into San Diego, passengers get a bird's eye view of Balboa Park, downtown and the San Diego Bay on their descent to San Diego International Airport, aka Lindbergh Field. The airport terminals are easy to navigate and offer gourmet food and drink from local restaurants.

    Exploring San Diego by car is the most convenient way of getting around to all corners of the region. The freeway system is easy to navigate and the traffic is manageable other than typical work-day morning and evening rush hours.

    The Rental Car Center at San Diego International Airport provides visitors with an easy, reliable, and comfortable experience for renting a vehicle. The Center is home to most of the rental car companies including national brands, local companies, and independent businesses in one central location.

    Many of car rental companies also provide convenient pick-up services at many of the San Diego hotels. Just be sure to make reservations and arrangements ahead of time. Many hotel concierge services can also offer these services, so check with your hotel on what they can provide for you.

  • Meeting Registration

    2021 Pacific Chapter Annual Meeting



    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.


    • 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
    Registration Start Date 01-23-2021
    Cut off date 11-30-2021
    Location UC San Diego Campus, San Diego, CA
    Categories UHMS Directly Provided Meeting

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  • Schedule

  • Sponsor List



  • Sponsors/Exhibitors

    Pacific Chapter Sponsor-Exhibitor 2021


    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 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 * 

    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
    Registration Start Date 11-12-2020
    Cut off date 08-09-2021
    Location UC San Diego Campus, San Diego, CA
    Categories Exhibition

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