UHMS Pacific Coast Chapter Annual Meeting

DatesOctober 19 2012toOctober 20 2012
LocationThe Benson Hotel
309 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon
ContactJaclyn Messersmith
Phone919-684-2948 ext. 611

UHMS Pacific Coast Chapter Annual Meeting
October 19-20, 2012
Portland, Oregon

ABOUT Pacific Coast Chapter: 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.

Beginning with a Pre-Course on Wound Care taking place on Thursday, October 18th, the Conference Program will feature a number of outstanding local speakers and concurrent sessions. The Conference also attracts researchers and practitioners from all around the world and provides a wonderful opportunity to meet and extend contacts.

On Saturday, October 20th at 1:00pm, DAN's CEO and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Nick Bird will present a talk on "Management of Decompression Sickness in Remote Locations".
Synopsis of Talk: Decompression sickness often occurs in remote locations. In such environments, treatment options and local expertise may be lacking. This presentation covers a description of decompression sickness, diagnostic criteria and treatment options in remote settings. Factors that may help guide decisions about treatment versus evacuation are covered.
Talk Objectives: 1. List onset times and prevalent symptoms of decompression sickness. 2. List pros and cons of in-water recompression and portable chamber use. 3. List decision factors when considering evacuation.

Visit the DAN table during the conference to learn about:
- Referral Network of Physicans and Chambers
- Medical Consultation Service for scuba diving injuries
- Online Education
- Patient materials and more.

For more information and to register, please visit the UHMS Pacific Coast Chapter Meeting website.