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10/24/2014 to 10/26/2014

When: 10/24/2014
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Boston Marriott Quincy
1000 Marriot Drive
Quincy, Massachusetts  02169
United States
Lisa Tidd

Phone: 919-490-5140 x103

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Online registration is available until: 10/24/2014

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Boston Marriott Quincy
Rate: $146
Hotel’s room rates are available three days pre/post meeting dates, subject to availability, and subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 11.70%) in effect at the time of check-out.

Reservations for the Event will be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (617) 472-1000.




Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Wednesday, October 1, 2014, (the "Cut-Off Date”).  At the Cut-Off Date, Hotel will review the reservation pick up for the Event, release the unreserved rooms for general sale, and determine whether or not it can accept reservations based on a space- and rate-available basis at the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society group rate after this date. 



  • Complimentary internet in guest rooms
  • Discounted self-parking 50%



General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport 
Airport Code: BOS



as of 7/30/2014

October 24, 2014 1:00

  • CHT/CHRN Prep for Test, ATMO International 
  • NBDHMT Certification Exam to follow


DIVER'S DAY: October 24, 2014 12N-6:00 pm

  • Dive History from Leonardo da Vinci to Present Day, Fred Barthes, Northeast Diving Equipment Group/Historical Diving Society. Fred’s presentation will include videos and displays of various pieces of equipment used in commercial diving on loan from the New Jersey Maritime Museum taken out for limited engagements only. His talk will also feature audience participation, with instruction on how to dress a hard hat diver.

  • JAWS Revisited: New Insights into the Ecology of the White Shark in the North Atlantic, Dr. Gregory Skomal. This presentation highlights Dr. Skomal’s research from tagging 38 white sharks off the coast of Cape Cod with coded acoustic transmitters and/or satellite-based tracking tags to examine movements, habitat use, site fidelity, residency and feeding behavior along the east coast of the US as featured on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.

  • Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, Alex Pokov

  • SEALAB and a Forgotten Quest, Ben Hellwarth. Author Ben Hellwarth has interviewed many surviving participants and uses archival visuals and rare audio clips in this presentation based on his book about the pioneering US Navy divers and scientists who set out to achieve longer and deeper dives.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first SEALAB trial. A book signing will follow.

  • Peter Venoustos – TBA has been a certified diver since 1976 and a commercial diver since 1983. His experience includes working with private underwater engineering firms, the Federal Government and the US Navy. He is an active member of the Connecticut Underwater Archeology Committee and his interests include underwater photography, shipwrecks & cave diving. He is the founder of American Scuba Adventures a underwater video company with the goal of promoting diving in the United States and around the world.

  • Dangers of Spearfishing - TBA


October 25, 2014 8:00 am-5:00 pm and October 26, 2014 8:00-12N

  • Hyperbaric Staff Certification; Genesis and Current Standards of the National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology, Dick Clark CHT

  • Materials Testing Advisory Committee Project Update, Richard Barry CHT

  • Northeast Hyperbaric Registry Project Update, Judy Ptak ACHRN, Jay Buckey MD

  • Safety Director Challenges, Kip Posey CHT

  • That is not in MY chamber: Infection Control and Chamber Cleanliness, Karin Roemers-Kleven RN, CWS

  • TCPO2 Testing-Why All the Confusion?, Dick Clark CHT

  • Challenges in Treatment: Inpatient, Outpatient and Somewhere in Between, John Kirby MD

  • Break-Out Session for Physicians and Associates

  • Business Meeting

  • Decompression Party

  • Research-How To Do It in Non-Academic Settings, Funding and IRB, John Kirby MD

  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Tom Serena MD

  • Case Studies 

  • HBO for Improving Stump Salvage After AKA in Patients with Severe Unreconstructive Vascular Disease, Judy Ptak CHRN 

  • Phase 2 Clinical Trial Using Hyperbaric Oxygen, Radiation and Chemotherapy for Glioblastoma Treatment, Scott Gorenstein MD

  • Direction of the Society, Accreditation and Reimbursement, John Peters FACHE


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