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Open Access Commentary

The pacific chapter annual meeting of the undersea & hyperbaric medical society

Robert P Ostrowski1, Takkin Lo2 and John H Zhang134*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA

2 Department of Internal Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA

3 Department of Neurosurgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA

4 Department of Anesthesiology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA, USA

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Medical Gas Research 2011, 1:19  doi:10.1186/2045-9912-1-19

Published: 4 August 2011

Abstract

The following is the summary report on the UHMS Pacific Chapter Annual Meeting held in Long Beach in October 2010. The conference provided the latest updates on scientific, technical and organizational aspects of Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine. Invited speakers gave series of lectures dealing with current standards of clinical practice and presenting the results of laboratory investigations with particular emphasis on mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Scientific sessions were accompanied by vendor exhibits and social events.