The primary objective of the 2010 Recreational Diving Fatalities Workshop was to gather evidence to move the discussion beyond the foundation of expert opinion. DAN invited organizations and individuals with direct experience to present their data. The requirement for an evidence-based approach was stressed since distinguishing the validity of opposing opinions unsupported by data is difficult.
With the increasing interest in technical diving, the conference objectives were to establish communications among technical divers, diving physicians and diving scientists, to provide objective information concerning what is known and unknown, and to establish the need for data collection and quantitative analysis to answer unresolved questions.
DAN and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) brought together scientists and practitioners in this two-day workshop about the physiology, performance, and health and safety of breath-hold diving.
DAN and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) brought together experts and interested parties from around the world to develop consensus guidelines for recreational diving with diabetes.
This workshop was a joint venture of DAN and the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS). Held in Sydney, Australia, in June 2004, it was the first organized attempt to consider the severity of decompression illness signs and symptoms in the context of their management. Consensus statements from the conference defined mild decompression illness, addressed the progression of mild cases and their therapy, and discussed the issue of flying with mild symptoms.
This workshop on flying after recreational diving brought together representatives from the recreational diving industry and experts from other diving communities. The consensus of this important workshop is something every diver should know.
This workshop sought to clarify nitrox diving and reach a consensus among dive industry professionals regarding the recreational use of enriched air nitrox. During the workshop, no evidence was presented that showed an increased risk of decompression sickness from the use of nitrox versus compressed air. Based on this fact, recommendations were put forward by the DAN Nitrox Workshop for entry-level, open-circuit nitrox diving.