2012 Conference Information

The Pacific Chapter of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) will hold it's Annual Scientific Conference on Thursday, October 18 thru Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, October 18th will be a pre-course on Wound Care.  Friday October 19th will concentrate on Undersea Medicine, and Saturday October 20th will concentrate on hyperbaric Medicine Topics will be of interest to all types of professionals in the hyperbaric field.

 The conference site is the Benson Hotel

The address is 309 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, USA 97205

  Toll Free (888) 523-6766  Tel: (503) 228-2000   Fax: (503) 471-3920  Email reservations: reservations@bensonhotel.com

  All Lectures and the Banquet will be held in the Crystal Ballroom of the Benson Hotel

A limited number of rooms has been contracted for conference attendees with the Benson Hotel for a special rate of $148 per night.  The rate is available until Wednesday, September 26, 2012.  After this date, rooms will be available on a space available basis.  To obtain the special room rate, you must identify yourself as attending the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Meeting, rate code BEN-GF1996 .  The rate is subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.5%) in effect at the time of check in.  Reservations may be made online (via the internet) or by phone. 
Hotel Parking: Discounted Hotel Valet Parking at $27.00 per night with unlimited in and out privileges.
Those who are not staying at the hotel can park in the hotel parking lot for $5.00 per hour and a maximum charge of $29 per day. 
Westbound (from the Portland International Airport)
Follow Airport Way to I-205 South. Take I-205 South to I-84 West. From I-84 West, take exit 300B Oregon City/OMSI. Bear right to the Morrison Street/City Centre Exit. Continue on SE Morrison Street over the Morrison Bridge. Turn right on SW Fourth Avenue. Turn left on SW Davis Street. Turn left on SW Broadway. Cross SW Oak. The Benson Hotel is on your right. 
Eastbound (from the Coast)
Follow US 26 East/Sunset Highway to the City Center Exit. Follow Market Street to SW 10th Avenue. Turn right on W Burnside Street. Turn Right on SW Broadway. Cross SW Oak. The Benson Hotel is on your right
 Southbound (from Seattle)
Follow I-5 South. Take the 302A/Rose Quarter Exit. Turn right on Broadway Avenue and continue over the Broadway Bridge. Continue on Broadway Avenue, which becomes NW Broadway, then SW Broadway. Cross SW Oak. The Benson Hotel is on your right. 
Northbound (from Eugene)
Follow I-5 North to I-405 North. Stay in the left-hand lane (bypassing I-405) and take the 1A/Naito Park Way Exit. Follow the signs to Naito Park Way. Cross SW Clay Street. Turn right on SW 10th Avenue. Turn right on W Burnside Street. Turn Right on SW Broadway. Cross SW Oak. The Benson Hotel is on your right. 


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

 Physician CME - Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made prior to the activity.
Nursing CEU: Credits will be provided by Wound Care Education Partners, 12900 Calais Circle, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Florida Board of Registered Nursing Provider #50-10881. ASM Credit hours 20.75.

CHT Credit: NBDHMT: This  program has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 7 Category B for Thursday, Oct 18 Wound Care and up to  13.75 Category A credit hours by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC): This program has been approved by the APBS for a maximum of 16.25 MOC credit hours.

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