Public Lecture Series: Effect of Delay to Treatment of DCI

DatesDecember 12 2012
LocationDivers Alert Network Headquarters
6 West Colony Place
Durham, North Carolina
ContactDAN Research
Phone919-684-2948 ext. 260

You Are Invited

DAN is offering the second year of the diving medicine/research/safety lecture series. The program helps us expand our dialogue with local divers and facilitate our continuing efforts to develop new talks.

This month's lecture "Effect of Delay to Treatment on Outcome of DCI"
will be presented by Petar Denoble, M.D., D.Sc.
Synopsis: Standard treatment for decompression sickness is recompression in hyperbaric chamber. The sooner treatment starts better are chances of complete resolution. Mild cases may resolve without treatment while the most severe cases may not improve despite immediate recompression. In this presentation we will define three levels of emergency in DCI, consider effects of delay for each level and discuss how divers should take it into account when planning their dive activities.

Food will be provided by Down Under Surf and Scuba, Raleigh (

The DAN Lecture Series is held bimonthly on the first Wednesday of every other month, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. for a pre-event social, and refreshments will be served. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. and will last approximately 45-55 minutes. A 30-minute question-and-answer session will follow.

Admission to the lecture is free, and no registration is required.

We hope you will join us for this special evening — we'll see you on Wednesday, December 12th!