Month: November 2017

Increase your credits: UHMS ASM 2017 poster presentations are ready to review

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is making it even easier to increase your CME credits online through its CME Portal.

The 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting poster presentations are now available at the UHMS Online CME Portal at the following link:

This access is available to everyone, not just ASM 2017 attendees. Just log in to the UHMS Online CME Portal to find the presentations. Registered 2017 ASM Participants received a coupon code to access at no charge.

You can create an account if you haven’t already registered at the UHMS Online CME Portal, then log in. You can access this program as well as many other educational opportunities. Plus, the portal is available to everyone, although UHMS members receive substantial discounts on all programs.

How it works
This educational program includes reading 90 poster presentations that were presented at the 2017 UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting in Naples, Florida. This program offers an opportunity to review the latest research and science on topics relevant to undersea medicine, hyperbaric medicine and/or wound care in a poster PDF format.

The participant is expected to answer one question for each of the 90 poster presentations. CME credit will be granted if an overall passing score is achieved. Partial credit is not offered per session, but the CME/CEU credit certificate will be provided after each session provided all conditions are met.

Note: NBDHMT approved only some posters for credit. NBDHMT participants participating for Category ‘A’ credit should answer only the questions designated for them in each session marked to include the following posters:
B7, C1, C2, C3, C9, C15, C16, C17, C19, C20, D13, D15, D18, E1, E2, E4, E5, E6, E8, E11, E13, E14 E15, E16, E17, F2, F3, F5, F6, F11, F14, F16, F19

Target audience
Physicians, Scientists, Nurses, CHTs, Students and anyone with an interest in undersea medicine, hyperbaric medicine and/or wound care.

2017 UHMS ASM registered attendees to the general session: FREE
UHMS Regular Member: $393.75
UHMS Associate Member: $281.25
Non-Member: $506.25

Accreditation statement
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physician.

All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by UHMS 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 at the activity.

Designation statements
Physician CME: The Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
MOC ABPM: The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 22.50 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
Nursing/RRT: This enduring material is approved for 22.50 contact hours provided by Florida Board of Registered Nursing/RRT Provider #50-10881.
NBDHMT: This enduring material is approved for 8.25 Category A credit hours by National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology, 9 Medical Park, Suite 330, Columbia, South Carolina 29203

For full course information and to access today, please visit this page:

The information provided by this CME material is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.

~ Reported by Stacy Harmon, UHMS CME Coordinator

It’s FUHM time.

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UHMS is accepting Fellow of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine applications through the end of the year.

How to nominate your candidate
Log in to the member site at and paste the following link in your web browser address bar:

Or log in to the UHMS website and then paste these links in your browser:



What’s in a name?
Becoming a FUHM is a special honor, an acknowledgment of achievement and of the high standards of expertise, practice and contribution to the field of UHM. Here’s the scoop.

Policy and purpose
Recognition as a Fellow of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine is awarded to individual members of the Society whose professional activities and standing are judged to be worthy of recognition. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society Board of Directors confers this recognition based upon the criteria and procedures set forth in the policy document at

Who can be a FUHM?
Candidates considered eligible for the FUHM award will be members of the Society in good standing who have devoted significant time and effort to the practice or advancement of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine (UHM), achieved the highest level of expertise in their field, and demonstrate professional and ethical standards consistent with the aims and expectations of the UHMS.

What does it mean to be a FUHM?
Although FUHM recognition is not an academic qualification or specialty certification, FUHMs may utilize their award to demonstrate advanced achievement and expertise in Hyperbaric and/or Diving Medicine through, for instance, display of their FUHM award certificate, use of appropriate post-nominals, and inclusion of information regarding their award in CVs, résumés and analogous documents.

Once awarded, FUHM status is not automatically retained, but is contingent upon the continued good standing of the individual and membership in the UHMS. Consequently, the BOD may rescind FUHM recognition in accordance with the procedures listed.

What is the application process?
Please review all the requirements for application on the UHMS website.

  • All applicants must be nominated for FUHM recognition by current FUHM awardees, BOD members, or the FUHM Committee.  
  • The deadline for the nomination letter and application is January 1, 2018, with no exceptions.
  • There are no self-nominations allowed.
  • Once the nomination letter has been reviewed by the Committee and the nominee is determined to have met all criteria for FUHM status, an application will be sent to the nominee.
  • Nominees interested in pursuing formal FUHM recognition must then submit an application requesting consideration for FUHM award no later than February 1, 2018.
  • For applicants meeting criteria, letters of support and any other documentation required by the FUHM Committee will be due by March 1, 2018. The material will then be reviewed by the FUHM Committee and advanced to the Board of Directors for a final decision.

Know a deserving person? Of course you do. Start your nomination process today.