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The following information is for UHMS meeting and course registrants and attendees

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is providing the following information about the status of UHMS live course programming as it relates to COVID-19. The UHMS is assessing potential risks to attendees of UHMS live programming on a real-time basis based on community outbreak levels and the CDC recommendations for community events, including meetings at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/mass-gatherings-ready-for-covid-19.html.

The UHMS position on the continuation, delay or cancelation of meetings and courses, will be commensurate with the published CDC level of community outbreak.

John S. Peters
Executive Director


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Physicians Training in Diving Medicine 2020: October 5-16

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  • Course Description
  • Hotel
  • Location
  • Travel/Transportation
  • Fees
  • Schedule

Course Description and Goal

The UHMS Physicians Training in Hyperbaric Medicine Course was started in 1977 with financial support from the Department of Energy and the cooperation of the US Navy. Further influence has been based on internationally accepted training objectives that were agreed upon by the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC), the European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC), and the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM). This course is primarily designed for those who possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree; however those non-physicians who will use the training in their geographic areas to enhance the safety and efficiency of diving operations will also find the course of value.

The goal of this course is to train physicians in recognizing and treating diving medical emergencies. Course educational methodology includes lectures, case presentations, video clips, printed support materials, practical exercises, and both formal and informal question and answer sessions with the faculty.

In addition to lectures on the physiology and medicine of diving, the course will include practical exposure to different types of diving equipment, recompression chambers and support systems and situational/simulation training.

Applicants for the course should possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree. Preference will be given to those applicants who will use the training in their geographic areas to enhance the safety and efficiency of diving operations.

The applicant must pass a diving physical examination if they wish to participate in diving/pressure-related activities. The purpose of this Medical Questionnaire is to find out if you should be examined by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. Please be sure to fill out the Medical Questionnaire form (Click here for form), which can also be found on the registration page.

CME Hours: For MD/DO/PhD, or equivalent advanced degree, a Certificate of Continuing Medical Education Credits will be issued for those who complete an online evaluation form; MOC credit will be available.

Other course information

  • You will be required to bring a laptop or iPad/tablet. This is needed so you can take the online exam and to follow along with the lectures, as you wish. Paper copies of the exam will be available.
  • You will be provided with a web link to access all the lecture presentations, homework and handouts.
  • You will be given a notebook to take notes (this notebook will have just the lecture topics and objectives). 

Hotel

Marriott San Diego La Jolla
4240 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla, California 92037 USA

ROOM RATE:

Room Type Single Double
Standard Room $199.00 $215.00

Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 10.5% occupancy tax, 2% Marketing Tourism District assessment fee, and $0.50 CA Tourism fee) in effect at the time of check-out. Quoted sleeping room rates will be offered to your attendees, prior to the cut-off date, based on last room availability of contracted room types, 3 days before and 3 days after the above event dates.

RESERVATIONS:
Deadline date to make your reservations: September 14, 2020, 5pm PT
Online: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1584472898417&key=GRP&app=resvlink
Call in:  Marriott reservations (800) 228-9290.  Please be sure to mention our group Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society and the course "UHMS Physicians Training in Diving Medicine in order to get the group rate.

Location

La Jolla, CA

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

LA JOLLA
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.


EXPLORE SAN DIEGO
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: https://www.sandiego.org/plan/weather.aspx

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.  

VIDEO ABOUT SAN DIEGOhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16BMvxUK74M&feature=youtu.be

International Airport

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.

RENTAL CARS, TOWN CARS, AND LIMOUSINES
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.

FEES: 

  • UHMS Member: Physician Fee - $2,000
  • UHMS Member Fellow/Resident Fee - $1,125
  • NON-Member: Physician Fee - $2,300
  • NON-Member Fellow/Resident Fee - $1,375

CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY: $100 administrative fee will be held on all MEETING(S)/COURSE(S) cancellations from the time you register, until 60 days prior to the meeting/course date.  From 59 days to one (1) month prior, 50% of fees will be held on all cancellations. NO REFUNDS will be issued one (1) month before or after the meeting/course date.

Schedule

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE - subject to change
Posted:9/16/2019

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
Day spent at hotel
0800-0900 Welcome and Introduction to Diving Pete Witucki, MD
0900-1000 Dive Physics #1 (Pressure) Kaighley Brett, MD
1000-1200 Dive Physics #2 (Gas Laws) Kaighley Brett, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1400 CNS O2 Toxicity Karen Van Hoesen, MD
1400-1500 Pulmonary O2 Toxicity Kaighley Brett, MD
1500-1600 Critical Care in the Hyperbaric Chamber Davut Savaser, MD
1600-1700 Immersion Pulmonary Edema Davut Savaser, MD
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
Day spent at hotel
0800-1000 Pathophysiology and Manifestations of DCI Simon Mitchell, MD
1000-1100 Evaluation, Intervention and Evacuation of Diving Injuries Simon Mitchell, MD
1100-1200 Case Discussion: Early Diagnosis and Management of DCI Simon Mitchell, MDPete Witucki, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1500 Recompression Therapy and Adjuvant Treatment of DCI Simon Mitchell, MD
1500-1600 Emergency Myringotomy Charley Coffey, MD
1600-1700 Myringotomy Lab Charley Coffey, MD
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
Day spent at hotel
0800-0900 Return to Diving after DCI Simon Mitchell, MD
0900-1000 Case Discussion: Recompression Management of DCI Simon Mitchell, MD
Pete Witucki, MD
1000-1100 Non-Pulmonary Barotrauma Chris Tomaszewski, MD
1100-1200 Medications Under Pressure Chris Tomaszewski, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (On own)  
1300-1400 Dive Tables Anthony Medak, MD
1400-1500 Bubble Detection Anthony Medak, MD
1500-1700 Ultrasound Skills Lab Anthony Medak, MD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
Partial day at Birch Aquarium
, 2300 Expedition Way, Scripps Institute, La Jolla, CA 92037
Partial day at La Jolla Shores Beach, 8302 Camino Del Oro, La Jolla, CA
0800-0900 Maladies at Sea Karen Van Hoesen, MD
0900-1000 Marine Envenomations Karen Van Hoesen, MD
1000-1200 Birch Aquarium – Behind the Scenes Tour Karen Van Hoesen, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1700 Beach Training Day
-          Tides and Rip Currents
-          Surf Zone/Beach Rescue
-          Evacuation from the Scene
-          Surface O2 and Rescue Equipment Familiarization
San Diego Life Guards
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
Full Day Off-site at Hyperbaric Medical Services Facility,
3224 Hoover Ave, National City, CA  91950
0800-0900 Clinical Hyperbaric Chamber Operations Jay Duchnick, CHT, RN
0900-1000 Chamber Safety Jay Duchnick, CHT, RN
1000-1200 HBO Chamber SIM Training Pete Witucki, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1700 HBO Chamber SIM Training continued
-          Case 1 (Oxygen Toxicity seizure)
-          Case 2 (Code in the chamber)
-          Case 3 (Aborted Dive and safe deco of tender)
-          Procedure Station (needle thoracostomy, airway, ICU equipment)
Pete Witucki, MD
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
Full Day spent at hotel
0800-0900 Scientific Diving Daniel Popa, MD
0900-1000 Long Term Effects of Diving Daniel Popa, MD
1000-1200 HBO Clinical Indications Enoch Huang, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1400 Neuro Exams Pete Witucki, MD
1400-1500 Case Discussion (DCS, AGE, IPE) Pete Witucki, MD
1500-1600 US Navy Diving and Submarine Rescue Pete Witucki, MD
1800-2100
 
Banquet with Lecture (at hotel)
-          2000-2100: Cold Water Diving: The Antarctic
Michael Lang, PhD
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
On own for the entire day
All day ON OWN to enjoy the La Jolla / San Diego area  
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
Partial Day at hotel
Partial Day off-site at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
0800-0900 Public Safety Diving Dick Sadler, MD
0900-1000 Public Safety Diving: Medical Issues Dick Sadler, MD
1000-1100 Breath-hold Diving Peter Lindholm, MD
1100-1200 Breath-hold Diving: Medical Issues Peter Lindholm, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1700 Pool Work
Group A:
-          Breath Hold Diving station
-          Oxygen Physiology station
-          Hands-on Dive Gear Station (open circuit)
Group B:
-          Dry Suit station
-          Full face-mask and comms station
-          PSD in-water skills station
Pete Witucki, MD
Dick Sadler, MD
Peter Lindholm, MD
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
Partial Day at hotel
Partial Day off-site at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
0800-0900 Nitrox Diving Michael Lang, PhD
0900-1000 Cold Water Physiology Michael Lang, PhD
1000-1100 Dive Computers Michael Lang, PhD
1100-1200 Aviation DCS Aaron Heerboth, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1700 Pool Work
Group B:
-          Breath Hold Diving station
-          Oxygen Physiology station
-          Hands-on Dive Gear Station (open circuit)
Group A:
-          Dry Suit station
-          Full face-mask and comms station
-          PSD in-water skills station
Pete Witucki, MD
Dick Sadler, MD
Peter Lindholm, MD
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Partial Day at hotel
Partial Day off-site at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
0800-0900 Surface Supplied Diving Pete Witucki, MD
0900-1000 Rebreather Diving Dick Sadler, MD
1000-1100 Physiology and Pathophysiology of Rebreather Diving Derek Covington, MD
1100-1200 Rebreather Diving: Medical Issues Charlotte Sadler, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1700 Pool WorkGroup A:
-          Hands-on Rebreather set-up station #1
-          Hands-on Rebreather set-up station #2
-          Rebreather buoyancy station
Group B:
-          Dive tender station
-          Rebreather Fam Dive
-          Hands-on Dive Gear Station (closed circuit and hard-hat)
Pete Witucki, MD
Dick Sadler, MD
Charlotte Sadler, MD
Derek Covington, MD
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
Partial Day at hotel
Partial Day off-site at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center
0800-0900 Diver Death Investigation Charlotte Sadler, MD
0900-1000 Fitness to Dive Karen Van Hoesen, MD
1000-1100 Case Discussion: Fitness to Dive Karen Van Hoesen, MD
1100-1200 Starting a Dive Clinic Karen Van Hoesen, MD
1200-1300 Lunch (on own)  
1300-1700 Pool WorkGroup B:
-          Hands-on Rebreather set-up station #1
-          Hands-on Rebreather set-up station #2
-          Rebreather buoyancy station
Group A:
-          Dive tender station
-          Rebreather Fam Dive
-          Hands-on Dive Gear Station (closed circuit and hard-hat)
Pete Witucki, MD
Dick Sadler, MD
Charlotte Sadler, MD
Derek Covington, MD
FRIDAY, October 16
Partial Day at hotel
0800-1200 Examination, Review, Evaluation, Graduation, Closing Remarks Pete Witucki, MD

Accreditation and Approval

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.

The Diving Medical Advisory Committee and the European Diving Technical Committee (DMAC/EDTCmed has approved this course at Level 2D - Diving Medicine Physician).

Credit Designation

The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 83 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC credit will also be available from the American Board of Preventive Medicine.

Disclosure

All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by UHMS are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.  Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationship will be made at the activity.

Event Properties

Event Date 10-05-2020
Event End Date 10-16-2020
Capacity 35
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