The ACHM First Annual Conference has been moved to a Zoom meeting format.
Registrants will be sent more information, including the dial-in number,
closer to the date of the conference.

Please keep an eye on this page for updates.

Registration Information

Before October 14, 2020

Space is LIMITED! Register early!


Active Clinician - $100
Emeritus - $100
International Student - $50
Student - $25

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

Texas Medical Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 11 AMA PRA category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Approved CHT's and CHRN Hrs by NDBHT. 

Speakers & Sessions

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
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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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. 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?
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

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?