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From the 2023 1st Quarter Pressure

Peter Witucki, MD

2023 is Looking Good

This issue of Pressure represents Quarter #1 of 2023 for the UHMS, and we are coming out of the gate hot.

The 2023 UHMS Winter Symposium was held after a multiyear hiatus. This event occurred January 9-11 at Copper Mountain, Colorado and the attendance was strong. We had 40-plus people attend in person and another 20-plus people joined online. The lectures were excellent. I would like to extend a big thank you to all the speakers who made the symposium educational and engaging. The snow was great, and most people were able to enjoy some half-day skiing.

On Saturday, March 4, the Gulf Coast Chapter hosted the next virtual town hall event. The topic is Hyperbaric Safety. If you miss the live event, it will reappear as a course in the Online Continuing Education Portal. I highly encourage members to register and take advantage of some really good CME.

March 17 will see the second Hyperbaric Simulation training event as the final step in completion of the UHMS online PATH Course. Best of luck to all PATH students who have positioned themselves to attend this one day training.

The UHMS election cycle has began. Please make sure you visit the website to review the nominations and vote.

Our Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Fellows are over the halfway mark of their training. The Fellowship Program Directors have informed me that their spots are mostly filled for the start of the next academic year, beginning July 1. I look forward to meeting our new fellows at UC San Diego as well as all of the fellows at the Physicians Training in Diving Medicine Course in October 2023.

I hope everyone can make it out to San Diego in June for the UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting. The ASM Planning Committee has been working very hard to make this event both educational and memorable. Can’t wait to see you there.