Sessions begin on Saturday/Sunday at 8:00 AM CST.

Registration Information

Registration is open through the weekend.
If you did not receive the Zoom link info, please email


Active Clinician - $0
Emeritus - $0
International Student - $0
Student - $0

Non-Members that register for the 2020 ACHM Meeting will receive free membership to ACHM.

Non-Member Clinician - $250
Other (Nurse/Technician) - $100
Non-Member Student - $50
Non-Member International - $50
Exhibitor Registration - $175

*If you are having issues registering, please email Alyssa Hanson for assistance.

Topics to be Covered

• Wound Care
• Emerging Indications for HBO Therapy
• Survival in the Practice of Hyperbaric Medicine
• What is Next for Your Program: Can You Build a Hyperbaric Life Boat?
• Adding A Vein Clinic and Vascular Lab to Your Wound Care Program

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Texas Medical Association and the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine.

The TMA designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been approved by the National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Technologists for 4 Category A and 7 Category B contact hours.


Manjulatha Badam, MD, CWSP
is Board certified in IM and CWSP with over 13 years of Hospitalist and wound care- Hyperbarics experience and is currently finishing a fellowship in under-sea hyperbaric medicine at LSU, but was affiliated with UHS in San Antonio prior to this.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
1:30 - 1:45 PM
What the Heck is That Thing? Atypical Ulcers

4:00 - 4:15 PM
Calciphylaxis and HBO

Dr. Greg Bohn

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

10:15 - 10:30 AM
HBO Therapy for Necrotizing Infections and Chronic Refractory Osteomyelitis

Dr. Steven Bowers, DO, CWSP, FACHM, FAPWCA is a board-certified family physician who specializes in hyperbaric medicine and wound care. He has additional certifications in wound care through the American Board of Wound Healing and American Board of Wound Management, as well as an additional certification in hyperbaric medicine through the American Board of Wound Healing. Learn more about Dr. Bowers.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
4:15 - 4:30 PM
Interstitial Cystitis and HBO
Dr. Thomas M. Bozzuto graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980 and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in 1983. He is board certified in emergency medicine and undersea and hyperbaric medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society. Learn more about Dr. Bozzuto.  

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
8:00 - 8:10 AM  
HBO Therapy - It is More than Hypoxia
Dr. Alan Crowther was raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan Brief highlights: Navy corpsman, Chemical engineer-process and computer systems engineer, Baylor College of Medicine, Navy physician, opened rural general medical clinic in south Texas in 1987, started vein care in 2005, opened a vein clinic in San Antonio in 2008, for the past 6 years has worked for a large radiology group in San Antonio. Learn more about Dr. Crowther

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
10:45 - 11:00 AM
Adding a Vein Clinic and Vascular Lab to Your Wound Care Program
Dr. Daphne Denham is a Wound & Burn Care Specialist in Northbrook, IL and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of Louisville medical school in 1993.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
3:15 - 3:30 PM
COVID-19 Update 
John Feldmeier, DO, FACRO, FUHM is a 1970 graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh with a B.S. in Physics. Dr. Feldmeier initially served as a meteorologist in the USAF Weather Service until 1975. He received his D.O. degree from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 with USAF sponsorship and completed residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas in 1985. Learn more about Dr. Feldmeier.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
11:15 - 11:30 AM 
Updates in HBO Therapy in Irradiated Tissue (Soft Tissue Radionecrosis, Radiation Cystitis and Proctitis)
Dr. Fife completed a Family Medicine residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas followed by a two year Fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Duke University. Until 2013 she was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston where she initiated the Memorial Hermann Center for Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine and the Lymphedema Center. Learn more about Dr. Fife.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
1:00 - 1:15 PM
Prevent Surgical Dehiscence - The Most Common and Expensive Chronic Wound - Understanding Nutrition in Wound Care and HBO Patients

2:15 - 3:15 PM
Ethics Lecture: Ethical Issues Related to Off-Label Indications, Legal Issues Related to Off-Label or Discounted Treatment, and Discussion on Registry Options

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
8:00 - 8:30 AM
Calculus of Survival the Practice of Hyperbaric Medicine Right Now
Dr. Aimee Garcia is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Geriatrics Section at Baylor College of Medicine and the Program Director for the Clinical Wound Care Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine. She served as the Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine from 2003-2015. She is the Medical Director for the Wound Clinic and Consult Service at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Learn more about Dr. Garcia.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
1:15 - 1:30 PM
Pressure Ulcer Litigation: How to Decrease the Risk of Getting Sued - Is There a Role for HBO?

Julio R. Garcia, BSN, ACHRN, FAPWCA started his career in medicine in 1984 as a 91B US Army Combat Medical Specialist. After six years of service in the US Army, he began his initial training in wound care at the University of South Alabama Medical Center, under the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Burns, Dr. Arnold Luterman. In 1996, he began his full-time career in hyperbaric medicine and wound care. Learn more about Julio R. Garcia.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Is 24/7 HBO Service Possible At Your Hyperbaric Center? Is There A Need? Can This Be Your Hyperbaric Life Boat?

Dr. Helen Gelly is the Medical Director for Wound Care Education Partners. Dr. Gelly practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine in Marietta, GA full-time. She is currently the Medical Director for Wound Care Education Partners, Hyperbaric Physicians of Georgia, and Chief Executive Officer of HyperbaRXs. Learn more about Dr. Gelly.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
8:30 - 9:00 AM
The Big Iceberg of Hyperbaric Medicine

9:00 - 9:30 AM
Coding and Regulations in Hyperbaric Medicine Updates in 2020

9:45 - 10:00 AM
Is It Financially Feasible to Operate Hyperbaric Medicine Programs in Site of Service?
Marcus L. Gitterle, MD, FACCWS is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio. He is a Certified Wound Specialist (American Board of Wound Management), a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists, and a nationally recognized speaker and leader in the treatment of complex wounds, including diabetic foot ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers, surgical wounds, traumatic wounds, cancer-related wounds, wounds related to autoimmune diseases, and other types of complex, chronic wounds. Learn more about Dr. Gitterle.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
8:20 - 8:30 AM
Newer Techniques of Non Invasive Vascular Assessment on Microcirculation That You Can Do In Clinic
Dr. Johnson-Arbor is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, through the American Board of Emergency Medicine. She finished her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center and completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Connecticut. She practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicine in Hartford, Connecticut from 2006-2015 prior to relocating to the Washington, DC area. Currently, Dr. Johnson-Arbor serves as the medical director of hyperbaric medicine at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and is also the co-medical director of National Capital Poison Center.  Learn more about Dr. Johnson-Arbor.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
9:20 - 9:30 AM  
How to Develop Bloodless Medicine Program in Your Hospital (HBO for Severe Anemia)

11:30 - 11:45 AM
Updates in HBO Therapy for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM 
Updates in HBO Therapy for Compromised Flap/Grafts
Dr. Brian Lepow, DPM is a board-certified podiatric surgeon practicing in Houston, Texas specializing in Diabetic Foot Amputation Prevention and Limb Salvage. He maintains staff privileges at all major medical institutions in the Houston area. Dr. Lepow holds dual academic appointments in the departments of Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Surgery at McGovern School of Medicine in Houston Texas as well as at the Baylor College of Medicine in the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy. Learn more about Dr. Lepow.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
8:45 - 8:50 AM 
Shock Wave Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients
Dr. Ziad K. Mirza serves as the Chief Medical Officer of HyperHeal and is board certified in both hyperbaric and internal medicine.  Since 2014, his peers have rated him a Baltimore Magazine Top Doctor in hyperbaric medicine. Learn more about Dr. Mirza.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
11:30 - 11:45 AM
Role of Medical Director/Marketing Your HBO Program - Online Reputation - Social Media - How to Write your Blog in Building a Hyperbaric Life Boat for Your Center

Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda is the President & Chief Medical Officer of AZH Centers.  Advancing the Zenith of Healthcare is a novel company dedicated to excellence in wound, vascular and regenerative clinical services.  Dr. Niezgoda is also the founder of Web CME, an international educational company with a mission to provide wound care and hyperbaric education over the internet. He is the President of the American Professional Wound Care Association and the Immediate Past President of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine.  Learn more about Dr. Jeffrey Niezgoda.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
3:30 - 3:45 PM Pyoderma Gangrenosum and HBO

Lyssa Ochoa, MD is a board-certified vascular surgeon and founder of the San Antonio Vascular and Endovascular Clinic (The SAVE Clinic) in South San Antonio. She was born and raised along the Texas-Mexico border and attended medical school, general surgery residency, and vascular surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. She has been practicing vascular surgery in San Antonio since 2011. Learn more about Dr. Ochoa.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
9:10 - 9:20 AM 
How to Develop an Amputation Prevention Program in Your Hospital
Dr. Noel Oliveira graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston in 1988. He works in Edinburg, TX and 1 other location and specializes in Family Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Underseas Medicine. Dr. Oliveira is affiliated with Doctors Hospital At Renaissance. Learn more about Dr. Oliveira.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
4:30 - 4:45 PM
Spider Bites and HBO
Dr. Marshall Packard is an Internal Medicine specialist in San Antonio, Texas, who has practiced wound care and hyperbaric medicine for the last 13 years, serving as the medical director of wound care centers in Beaumont TX and San Antonio TX.  He graduated from University Of Texas Medical School At San Antonio in 1999, He is affiliated with Baptist, Methodist, and Kindred Hospital systems.  He is currently the medical director of the wound healing center at Mission Trail Baptist Hospital.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
8:30 - 8:40 AM
Combining Ultrasonic Debridement and Skin Substitutes in Wound Care
Anish Patel, DO, LTC, FACG currently serves as the Medical Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Center and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He currently manages the largest and only IBD center within the military and is the only formally trained IBD specialist within the Department of Defense. Learn more about Dr. Patel.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020

3:45 - 4:00 PM
Ulcerative Coliitis/ Crohn's Disease and HBO 
Dr. Sánchez graduated from the School of Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. He is a Professor on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an Associate Clinical Professor at Michigan State University. He is a past Vice-President of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, and a Fellow and a member of the Executive Committee of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. He is the Director of the Wound Care, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Units at O´Horan and CEM Hospitals, in Yucatán, Mexico.  Learn more about Dr. Sánchez.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
11:00 - 11:15 AM
HBO Therapy in Pediatric and Neonatal Patients
Dr. Thomas E. Serena MD FACS FACHM MAPWCA, Founder and Medical Director of The SerenaGroup®, a family of wound, hyperbaric and research companies, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William and Mary and Penn State Medical School. Dr. Serena has done extensive medical relief work with Health Volunteers Overseas and served as chairman of the AAWC Global Volunteers/HVO Steering Committee until 2016. Learn more about Dr. Serena.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
8:50 - 9:00 AM
Topical Oxygen Therapy - Is There Any Evidence?

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone - Creating A Continuum of Care in All Settings and Developing Research Program to Your Wound Care/HBO Program
Dr. Sexton is the Medical Director of Singing River Pediatrics. Dr. Sexton earned his medical degree from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine specializing in pediatrics and hyperbaric medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of South Alabama. Learn more about Dr. Sexton.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
4:45 - 5:00 PM
Traumatic Brain Injury and HBO
Dr. Jayesh B. Shah is the President of South Texas Wound Associates, where he provides clinical wound care services in San Antonio since past 17 years; President of TIMEO2 Healing Concepts, LLC, which provides consulting and education services in wound care and hyperbaric medicine; Medical Director of Wound Healing Center at Northeast Baptist Hospital; Co-Medical Director of Mission Trail Baptist Wound Healing Center in San Antonio, Texas; current President of American College of Hyperbaric Medicine; current Board of Trustees Member of Texas Medical Association. Learn more about Dr. Shah.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
8:10 - 8:20 AM
HBO Therapy in Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients - Is There Any Evidence?

2:15 - 3:15 PM
Ethics Lecture: Ethical Issues Related to Off-Label Indications, Legal Issues Related to Off-Label or Discounted Treatment, and Discussion on Registry Options
Robert Sheffield, BA, CHT, is Director of Education for International ATMO in San Antonio, Texas. He is former Chair of both the UHMS Safety Committee and the NFPA Technical Committee on Hyperbaric Facilities. He is here to share some of his experience with the UHMS Materials Testing Committee.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
1:45 - 2:00 PM
Hyperbaric Safety - Equipment and Dressings That Can Safely Go in the HBO Chamber
Dr. Adrianne P S Smith is the Chief Medical Officer for San Antonio-based, NuHope, a unique treatment center bringing the expertise of a wide variety of medical specialists and health professionals to treat patients with opioid dependency and debilitating pain in addition to offering preoperative assessments. Dr. Smith graduated from Duke University, cum laude, received her MD from Washington University Medical School (St. Louis) and completed fellowships and post graduate training in Internal Medicine, Emergency Care and Hyperbaric Medicine in Wound Care.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
11:15 -11:30 AM
Pain Management in Wound Clinic Without Opioids - Increase Your Patient Retention and Patient Satisfaction Rate
Elaine H. Song, MD, PhD, MBA is a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WoundReference, Inc., a clinical and reimbursement decision support & telemedicine platform for wound care and hyperbaric clinicians. With a medical, science and business background, Dr. Song previously served as medical director for a regenerative medicine-focused biotech company in California, and for a Joint Commission International-accredited hospital network. Learn more about Dr. Song.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
10:15 - 10:30 AM
Adding Telehealth to Your Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program
Bharath Thankavel, MD is Medical Director of Value Based Care for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.  Bharath is a physician leader passionate about transforming the health care system through innovation. Learn more about Dr. Thankavel.

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020
11:00 - 11:15 AM
What Other Types of Agreements of Payment Model Would Work to Support Your Hyperbaric Medicine Program (HBO Under Alternative Payment Models, Bundled Payments, Private Payer)
Boulos Toursarkissian, MD is a vascular surgeon who has been practicing in san Antonio, TX for the last 23 years. He trained in General Surgery at the University of Kentucky and did his vascular fellowship at Washington University in St Louis, MO before completing with an Endovascular Fellowship at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire in St Etienne, France. He served for 15 years as Professor and Chief of Vascular Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and remains very active in training of vascular surgery fellows and residents. He has particular interests in diabetic foot problems and open and endovascular revascularization efforts in that field.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
9:00 - 9:10 AM
New Data on Vascular Bypass and Endovascular Approach for Limb Salvage
Karen Weidlich, RN, ACHRN (pronounced /Wyd-lik/) has dedicated the last seventeen years to Wound Care Nursing and is passionate about learning and sharing the best practices with her patients and her peers. She has over 25 years nursing experience, including acute care, outpatient clinic, home health, and long-term care. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, and Advanced Certification in Hyperbaric Nursing. She is Clinical Nurse Manager of St. Luke’s Baptist Hospital Center for Wound Healing in San Antonio, TX. Learn more about Karen Weidlich.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
10:45 - 11:00 AM
Updates in Topical Wound Management for Wound Infection
Randall Wolcott MD, CWS is the founder of the Southwest Regional Wound Care Center in Lubbock, TX.   Dr. Wolcott began his wound care practice over 25 years ago and has been practicing medicine for more than 30 years. He is passionate about healing wounds. The Wound Care Center specializes in biofilm-based wound care and incorporates state of the art technology with molecular diagnostics and advanced medicine. Read more about Dr. Wolcott

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
10:00 - 10:15 AM
Wound Infections, Molecular Diagnostics and Imaging Technique in Diagnosing
Dr. Wolf received his MD in 1977 from University of Alabama, his MS in Aerospace Medicine in 1982 from Wright State University.  This degree was equivalent to MS Public Health. He completed the Aerospace Medicine Residency at USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base TX in 1983, and completed the USAF Hyperbaric Medicine Fellowship in 1990. He currently serves as a staff hyperbaric physician, wound care specialist and researcher at the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Flight, Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center/Brooke Army Medical Center, Joint Base San Antonio – Ft Sam Houston TX. Learn more about Dr. Wolf.

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020
10:30 - 10:45 AM
HOT Potpourri: A Collection of Take Away Points and Information From Various Publications
and Current Research that You May Have Missed