Saturday, October 16, 2010

ACHM Day 2: Old School Style and High Technology

We thought we'd take advantage of a lull in the action here at the 2010 American College of Hyperbaric Medicine annual symposium and mention what a nice venue it is for conference attendees and exhibitors (like us). A landmark in downtown Milwaukee for over 80 years, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center retains its full 1920's splendor. The ballroom, shown at right during another event, is a representative example. Among its features are actual windows, a rarity in exhibition hall venues.

A more modern innovation, the indoor water park on the hotel's sixth floor, undoubtedly provides an interesting diversion during long Wisconsin winters. (We haven't had a chance to try it.)

For those who don't have the opportunity to be hear in person, WebCME is offering the entire program via streaming video on their website free to ACHM members and for $299 to non-members. The program will also be available online after the conference. Highlights from today's sessions include:

  • Ten Advances that May Impact HBO and Wound Care in the Next 5 Years,
  • SupraMaximal HBOT,
  • HBOT in Cerebral Hypoperfusion,
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Hippocampal Salvage with HBOT, and 
  • A tour of the Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center hyperbaric facility.

The videos will be available after the conference as well. Next week we'll feature news from the conference of particular note to healthcare consumers and referring physicians interested in hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

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