The 2018 Symposium on Hyperbaric Medicine

Baltimore, MD US
March 17, 2018

This course offers a comprehensive update, review and future practice of hyperbaric medicine, including oxygen physiology, and the physics and mechanisms-of-action for hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). Lectures include a review of the primary clinical indications for treatment, management of the patient undergoing hyperbaric therapy, and the future of HBOT. While focused on the basics of HBOT, this course is also an excellent educational opportunity for all health care professionals who want to expand their knowledge of HBOT.

There will be a continental breakfast, coffee, tea and water will be available all day, and a buffet lunch and snacks for the afternoon break. Please send an email to Jesse Birndorf if you have any dietary restrictions. jbirndorf@hyperhealhyperbarics.com


Click Here to view the 2018 Hyperbaric Symposium Brochure.pdf

Click Here to view the 2018 Symposium on Hyperbaric Medicine - Agenda.pdf

Pricing

 Early Bird CostStandard Cost
Physicians, DPM, Specialists$150.00$175.00
PA / NP / RN / Medical Students$75.00$100.00

Please register before February 28, 2018 to receive the early bird rate.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations must be made in writing to CEME at ceme@ceme.org. Refunds, less a $50 processing fee, are provided if cancellation occurs prior to March 2, 2018.

Target Audience

This course has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, PA’s, NP’s, RN’s and other health care professionals involved in treating patients where hyperbaric medicine is recommended. This includes all health professionals that are involved in wound care.

Learning Objectives

This course will provide a comprehensive review and update of the major clinical and operational aspects related to the practice of hyperbaric medicine; and its’ approved indications. It will also cover the most relevant topics and our speaker’s thoughts on the future of HBOT.
 
At the conclusion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Explain the physiology and mechanisms of action of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT)
  • Determine the primary clinical indications for hyperbaric oxygen
  • Assess the risks, benefits, and contraindications for HBOT
  • List the mechanism of acute and chronic radiation tissue injury
  • List the most commonly involved tissues that manifest radiation injury
  • Discuss the work up needed prior to starting adjunctive hyperbaric oxygen therapy for patients with radiation tissue injury
  • List the common causes of gas embolism
  • Describe the most common signs and symptoms of a gas embolism
  • List the appropriate treatment of a gas embolism
  • List why infected tissues becomes hypoxic
  • Understand why infected hypoxic ischemic tissues causes acute life and limb threatening infections or severe chronic / refractory infections
  • Understand the anti-inflammatory, anti-infective potentials of HBOT and list a number of reasons why treatment with HBOT can be of value in infective hypoxic disorders
  • List the most common “flesh eating bacteria” associated with Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection (NSTI) and the pathophysiology of its necrotizing character
  • Describe the most common signs and symptoms of NSTI
  • List the appropriate treatment of NSTI
  • Have better knowledge of the current state of the art for hyperbaric medicine and how it benefits many wound care patients
  • Discuss the treatment guidelines
  • Evaluate patients and conduct treatment to the approved clinical indications
  • Discuss with their clinical colleagues the appropriate approach to patient care in hyperbaric and wound care situations
  • Use a multi-disciplinary approach to hyperbaric patient care
  • Demonstrate knowledge and competence in the clinical setting
  • Discuss new indications for hyperbaric medicine and implement them in their clinical practices
  • Understand the different types of auditors and the key aspects to be aware of with each, what are the most important reimbursement compliance practices and implement fundamental practices for prevention and detection of audits
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 8.00 Certificate of Participation
Course opens: 
01/11/2018
Course expires: 
03/17/2018
Event starts: 
03/17/2018 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
03/17/2018 - 5:00pm
Cost:
$175.00
Rating: 
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Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States
+1 (410) 528-1234
The cut-off date to reserve a room is February 23, 2018 https://aws.passkey.com/go/HYPERBARICSYMPOSIUM
 
Discounted parking for the day of the course:
self parking - $15 /  Valet parking - $25
(Overnight parking charges are $28.00 for self-parking and $40.00 for valet parking.) 

 
Course Director
Ziad Mirza, MD - Chief Medical Officer of HyperHeal Hyperbarics
 
 
Faculty
Stephen Thom, MD, PhD - Director of Research, Emergency Medicine at University of Maryland Medical Center, board
certified in emergency medicine and undersea & hyperbaric medicine
 
Douglas Sward MD, FACEP, FAWM - Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Director of Dive Medicine, Center for Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
 
Robert E Rosenthal, MD - Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Section Chief - Center for Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
 
Thomas J Gilbert, III, DO, FACEP, FAPWCA, FACHM - Medical Director of HyperHeal Hyperbarics, Inc. former medical director of hyperarics at Meritus Health in Hagerstown, MD
 
Kelly Arbor-Johnson, MD, FACEP, FUHM, FACMT - Medical Director, Hyperbaric Medicine Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Washington DC
 
Stephen Bittinger, Esq. - Nexsen Pruet, LLC
 
Narayan Kulkarni, DO, UHM, FAACWS – Medical Director Advanced Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Frederick Regional Health System/Monocacy Health Partners)
 
Peter Gary Allinson, MD, FUHM - Director of Hyperbaric Medicine, Co-Director Wound Care at Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital U.S.N./N.O.A.A./ U.H.M.S. Certified Diving Medical Officer
 
Kijal N Sethuraman MD, MPH - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicne, Associate Section Chief - Center for Hyperbaric and Dive Medicine, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

Available Credit

  • 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
  • 8.00 Certificate of Participation

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/11/2018
Course expires: 
03/17/2018

Price

Cost:
$175.00
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