Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Board Review Course

DatesAugust 21 2009toAugust 23 2009
LocationUniversity of Pennsylvania Biomedical Research Building II/III
421 Curie Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
ContactUniversity of Pennsylvania Office of CME
Phone+1-215-898-8005
Fax+1-215-898-1888
Emailpenncme@mail.med.upenn.edu
PDFDownload course brochure and registration form.
The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (jointly sponsored by DAN) is conducting a Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Board Review Course in Philadelphia, PA on 8/21-8/23/2009. The Institute for Environmental Medicine/Division of Hyperbaric Medicine presents this conference, which is designed to prepare physicians eligible to take the ABPM of ABEM subspecialty exam in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the program, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the physics of, and human physiological responses to, immersion and high-pressure environments
  • Describe the pathophysiology and treatment of medical conditions resulting from diving accidents and injuries associated with changes in pressure
  • Understand and describe the medical assessment of fitness for diving process
  • Discuss the mechanisms of action, complications, and contraindications of hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Describe the pathophysiology and treatment of medical conditions in which hyperbaric oxygen therapy is indicated
  • Effectively use this overview to prepare for the subspecialty board examination in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

For more information and a registration form, see the attached brochure.