ACHM President’s Message 2017-05-02T04:09:28+00:00

“Alone we can do so little
Together we can do so much”
– Helen Keller

The ACHM Board of Directors are working very hard in collaboration with several organizations this year to help our patients as well as physicians actively practicing hyperbaric medicine.

The ACHM is collaborating with two existing Caribbean medical schools and we are planning to have an ACHM meeting in the Caribbean in the near future.

The ACHM is working on updating practice protocols. The first edition of the ACHM product was well received. We are collaborating with several authors to get the second edition out this year.

The ACHM is participating at the wound care alliance, which will solidify our collaboration with several other wound care organizations so we can be a common voice when advocating the best for our patients.

The ACHM has collaborated with several societies and drafted responses to wound care LCD by several Medicare intermediary.

The ACHM is working with several international societies to develop international membership package.

The ACHM is collaborating with APWCA for ACHM’s annual meeting, which is scheduled for September 7-9, 2017. The ACHM has developed a solid agenda for this meeting and we look forward to see all our members for a general body meeting to collectively develop a robust agenda for the upcoming years.

The ACHM is planning a meeting with UHMS board of directors to collaborate and work on selective projects where the potential of professional collaboration could bring benefits to our individual society members. It is important to talk to our payers and legislators with a common voice when we are advocating for hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

The ACHM started its collaboration with the premier endovascular limb preservation educational summit – New Orleans Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) in the United States in 2012. Since then, our speakers on the faculty have been helping to explain the key role of hyperbaric medicine in limb preservation. We hope to continue to grow this relationship in the upcoming meetings.

As you can see, it is an exciting time for the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. Please join us and help us to collaborate and work on issues that are closer and dearer to you.

“Coming together is beginning;
Keeping together is progress;
Working together is Success”
– Henry Ford

With Regards,
Dr. Jayesh B. Shah
President, ACHM