DAN Seminars at DEMA

DatesNovember 1 2017toNovember 4 2017
LocationOrange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida
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DAN Seminar Descriptions

CUSTOMIZING YOUR EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN
Presented by Francois Burman and Matias Nochetto
Nobody likes to think of bad outcomes but when they happen no element is so crucial, yet as easily overlooked, as an Emergency Action Plan. What is the roadmap? Where should I start? What are my responsibilities as a diver, as a dive leader and as a dive operator? This lecture will explore realistic scenarios to kick-start the process of developing a sound Emergency Action Plan.

DAN FIRST AID COURSES – BETTER PREPARATION THROUGH BLENDED LEARNING
Presented by Simon Morgan and Patty Seery
Evolving teaching techniques center on blended learning. Using the opportunities presented by having advance work completed before students attend classroom/hands-on sessions allows you to maximize the time students have for actual skill development. This session will also cover other opportunities available through DAN's eLearning platform.

DAN RCAP INITIATIVE: A RISK-BASED APPROACH TO RECOMPRESSION CHAMBER SAFETY
Presented by Francois Burman
When a dive-related injury requires hyperbaric treatment, medical assistance companies need to have confidence that the recompression facilities divers are being referred to are safe. Remote areas often face chamber sustainability issues due to the relatively small number of divers requiring treatment. To help make emergency medical treatment safer and more reliable in remote destinations, DAN has developed a comprehensive and effective process to focus on the critical safety aspects of chamber facilities. This process both educates and assists hyperbaric chamber staff in identifying and addressing safety shortcomings, and informs medical assistance companies of facilities status and availability. Learn more about the DAN Recompression Chamber Assistance Program (RCAP) and why it is important to you and your divers.

FRONTIERS OF DECOMPRESSION RESEARCH
Peter Buzzacott
Recent years have seen an explosion of research into decompression sickness. Studies ranging from the effects bubbles have on the lining of our blood vessels, to food that might affect our susceptibility to the bends, to how divers might ameliorate the risk of decompression sickness by "pre-dive conditioning" in saunas or on vibrating mats have been conducted. Genetics research is also giving us new insights into the potential for adaptation to decompression stress. Learn about recent advances and current investigations into decompression sickness during this seminar.

GUIDELINES FOR FIELD MANAGEMENT OF DIVING INJURIES
Petar Denoble
Whether exploring remote destinations or locations closer to home, divers who get injured will often require field care before arriving to the hospital. Optimal field injury management was a topic of discussion during a recent DAN/UHMS workshop. Learn the results of the workshop including the recommended guidelines that may better help recreational divers in need of immediate field treatment.

HAZARD IDENTIFICATION AND RISK MITIGATION FOR DIVE PROFESSIONALS
Francois Burman
Dive professionals, whether working for a dive operation or independently, often fall outside of the safety purview of a typical dive business. While dive professionals are versed in safety concerns relating to confined- and open-water training, there are a multitude of issues that can arise that go beyond standard training scenarios. Learn how to identify these risks and develop mitigation measures based upon proven Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation (HIRA) techniques. A standard technique used by the industrial industry for decades, HIRA can also be effectively applied toward the dive industry.

HIGH ALTITUDE "FIZZIOLOGY" – DIVING IN THE CLOUDS
Peter Buzzacott
Lakes at altitude may be remote, cold, and home to less aquatic life than other dive sites, but they still beckon explorers. Follow the history of altitude diving over the last 50 years up to where the frontier of altitude diving lies today. Learn about the considerations when planning altitude dives, such as allowing time to off-gas after arriving at altitude, how dive computers adjust for lower ambient pressure, and techniques to modify your ascent rate. Visit Tasmania, Colorado, Bolivia and, of course, the Himalayas. Just how high can a diver go?

INTERACTIVE DIVE LOG AND DECOMPRESSION RISK ANALYSIS
Alessandro Marroni
Explore the possibility of an intelligent dive computer with the ability to return real-time risk estimates to a diver, plus learn about future developments to this concept. Attend this update regarding DAN Europe's Dive and Deco Risk Analysis, along with a presentation of the Diving Safety Guardian interactive dive log, and the Dive Risk Analysis (DRA) tool.

LESSONS FROM THE FIRST 500 DIVING INCIDENT REPORTS
Peter Buzzacott
Since the launch of the DAN Diving Incident Reporting System in 2012, more than 500 incident reports have been collected. Incidents reported include out of air, rapid ascents and equipment failure situations, as well as a variety of injuries ranging from mild to quite serious. Included in this data are inconceivable stories of divers in distress. Discover why this collection of incidents is so vital to dive safety and learn how the data are being applied to diving safety research.

PREPARED DIVER: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF RESPONSIBLE DIVING
Rachelle Deal and Theresa Kaplan
DAN research collected from multiple data sources across DAN's emergency, medical, and insurance claims network, has identified the key contributing factors – each preventable – that lead to diver injury or even worse, death. With the goal of instilling proper diving behaviors and safe diving procedures, DAN has created an informative and engaging video-based program for dive professionals to share with students and active divers. The Prepared Diver course augments all levels of diver certification courses, providing additional insights into the science behind fundamental diving skills, while highlighting best practices vital to making good diving decisions.

PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY – WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
William Ziefle and Rochelle Wright
With litigation on the rise, comprehensive liability protection is critical to a safe and sustainable business. Drawing on nearly 35 years of dive accident management experience combined with the strength of existing insurance programs and expertise, the new DAN Professional Liability Insurance for dive businesses and professionals is a reliable, cost effective option to meet your liability needs. Find out how DAN can help protect you.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP: BENEFITS FOR YOU, YOUR STAFF, YOUR DIVERS
Theresa Kaplan and Rachelle Deal
What is a DAN Professional member and why should you join the growing ranks of dive professionals who are championing dive safety? Learn about the significant resources DAN has directed toward revitalizing the DAN Professional Membership program for the benefit of all dive leaders and instructors. Discover new programs and resources to help reduce your risk and liability while building your divers' knowledge and dive safety skills. Set yourself apart from the competition – and earn extra income while doing it. DAN Professional membership is filled with resources and benefits built just for you.

PROJECT DIVE EXPLORATION RESULTS: THE FUTURE OF BIG DATA AND DIVE SAFETY RESEARCH.
Petar Denoble
Conducted by Divers Alert Network, Project Dive Exploration (PDE) is a prospective observational study of the demographics, medical history, depth-time exposure and
medical outcome of a sample of the recreational diving population. It is the most extensive study of recreational diving exposure and outcomes ever conducted, producing 15 years of data and insights into diver profiles, characteristics and behavior. It is one of the first crowdsourcing, big data initiatives with 15,000 participants. Learn about the results of this study, lessons learned, unresolved issues and the future of the citizen scientist.

RECENT ADVANCES IN BUBBLE SCIENCE
Virginie Papadopoulou
In diving, decompression procedures aim to limit bubble formation and growth as this is thought to increase the probability of decompression sickness. There remains, however, several open questions as to how and where these bubbles form in the first place. Learn about the current state of knowledge and latest research in Bubble Science with new detection techniques tailored for laboratory setups showing real-time bubble growth on tissues during a decompression. Unprecedented human data using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology after real diving will also be presented.

REDUCING DECOMPRESSION STRESS – CURRENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE
Virginie Papadopoulou
A growing number of recent research efforts have concentrated on limiting decompression stress in asymptomatic recreational scuba divers. This decompression stress often encompasses detected vascular gas bubbles and markers of oxidative stress after the dive. This lecture summarizes recent findings and discusses future research directions. An exciting outlook to the future of extreme environment exposure prevention and how, surprisingly, these could translate into opportunities in other medical discoveries.

TECHNICAL AND RECREATIONAL FREEDIVING: ADVANCES IN SAFETY AND PERFORMANCE
Michael Lang and Kirk Krack
The increase and diffusion of freediving knowledge to the broader diving community is timely and important in this growing segment of the U.S. diving market. A 2017 interdisciplinary review of recreational and technical freediving experience highlights findings and the current status of medical evidence, incident case studies, extreme freediving exposures, freediving safety training programs, experimental oxygen pre-breathing, and fascinating comparative marine mammal physiology to put the limits of human performance into perspective. This presentation is a must-attend for all diver business operators and professionals expanding into the freediving market.

TELEMEDICINE FOR DIVING INJURIES — POSSIBILITIES AND LIMITATIONS
Matias Nochetto
As part of the organizations' humanitarian efforts, DAN has been helping divers in distress through its Emergency Hotline service for nearly 35 years. A lot has changed since DAN's inception and today's technology opens new possibilities for emergency management with multiple levels of interaction. Find out how changes in technology could help increase DAN's efficiency in facilitating diagnostic and treatment opportunities for divers. Join DAN staff for an exciting look into the possibilities of a not-so-distant future.

THE SAFETY IMPROVEMENT PLAN: A NECESSITY FOR ALL DIVE BUSINESSES
Francois Burman
There are a multitude of industry presentations and articles focused on helping dive businesses reduce risk and improve safety. Despite considerable time and resources spent on this topic, however, many dive business owners and operators are uncertain if they are achieving this admirable goal. To ensure you are both aware of and addressing risk across all aspects of your dive business, you need a carefully constructed Safety Improvement Plan. Learn what to include in a Safety Improvement Plan and how to monitor your efforts without time-consuming, unnecessary tracking or measurements. A Safety Improvement Plan will provide you with valuable assurances that you are doing everything possible to protect your staff, your customers – and your business.

UNDERWATER MONITORING OF PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTION AND GENETIC STUDIES
Alessandro Marroni and Murat Egi
This presentation will review the most recent developments regarding in-water wireless signal transmission and the development of real-time underwater monitoring of physiological functions including continuous blood glucose monitoring. Recent findings about genetic predisposition in breath-hold pulmonary edema and taravana will also be presented.

30 YEARS OF THE DAN ANNUAL DIVING REPORT
Peter Buzzacott
2017 marks the 30th publication year of The DAN Annual Diving Report, making it older than many other well-known annual injury reports. This past, present and future review of the report covers what was published over the past three decades, what great improvements have made diving safer along the way, and what safety improvements we might see in the not-too-distant future. From safety stops introduced in the 1980s to enriched air nitrox becoming mainstream in the 1990s to the flying after diving guideline revisions in the 2000s, what developments might we see next? Learn how the DAN Annual Diving Report has and continues to shape dive safety.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 1ST

SESSION TITLEDATETIMEROOM
DAN Examiner Meeting11/1/178am - 9amS220G
Interactive Dive Log and Decompression Risk Analysis 11/1/17 9am - 10am S220F
Technical and Recreational Freediving: Advances in Safety and Performance 11/1/17 10am - 11am S220F
Project Dive Exploration Results: The Future of Big Data and Dive Safety Research 11/1/17 11am - 12pm S220F
Prepared Diver: The Fundamentals of Responsible Diving 11/1/17 11am - 12pm S220G
High Altitude "Fizziology" – Diving in the Clouds 11/1/17 12pm - 1pm S220F
DAN Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update 11/1/17 12pm - 1pm S220G
Recent Advances in Bubble Science 11/1/17 1pm - 2pm S220F
DAN First Aid Courses – Better Preparation Through Blended Learning 11/1/17 1pm - 2pm S220G
Underwater Monitoring of Physiological Functions and Genetic Studies 11/1/17 2pm - 3pm S220F
Professional Membership: Benefits for You, Your Staff, Your Divers 11/1/17 2pm - 3pm S220G
Frontiers of Decompression Research 11/1/17 3pm - 4pm S220F
Professional Liability – What's In It For Me? 11/1/17 3pm - 4pm S220G
The Safety Improvement Plan: A Necessity for All Dive Businesses 11/1/17 4pm - 5pm S220F
DAN Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update 11/1/17 4pm - 5pm S220F

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2ND

SESSION TITLEDATETIMEROOM
Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation for Dive Professionals11/2/179pm - 10am S220F
DAN Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update11/2/179am - 10amS220G
30 Years of the DAN Annual Diving Report11/2/1710am - 11amS220F
Professional Liability – What's In It For Me?11/2/1710am - 11amS220G
Customizing Your Emergency Action Plan11/2/1711am - 12pmS220F
DAN First Aid Courses – Better Preparation Through Blended Learning11/2/1711am - 12pmS220G
Reducing Decompression Stress – Current State of Knowledge11/2/1712pm - 1pmS220F
Professional Membership: Benefits for You, Your Staff, Your Divers11/2/1712pm - 1pmS220G
DAN RCAP Initiative: A Risk-Based Approach to Recompression Chamber Safety11/2/171pm - 2pmS220F
Prepared Diver: The Fundamentals of Responsible Diving11/2/171pm - 2pmS220G
Lessons from the First 500 Diving Incident Reports11/2/172pm - 3pmS220F
Telemedicine for Diving Injuries – Possibilities and Limitations11/2/173pm - 4pmS220F
DAN Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update11/2/173pm - 4pmS220G
Guidelines for Field Management of Diving Injuries11/2/174pm - 5pmS220F

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

SESSION TITLEDATETIMEROOM
Underwater Monitoring of Physiological Functions and Genetic Studies11/3/179am - 10amS220F
DAN Instructor/Instructor Trainer Update11/3/179am - 10amS220G
Recent Advances in Bubble Science11/3/1710am - 11amS220F
The Safety Improvement Plan: A Necessity for All Dive Businesses11/3/1711am - 12pmS220F
Frontiers of Decompression Research11/3/1712pm - 1pmS220F
DAN Instructor Trainer Workshop (CONTINUED ON SATURDAY)*11/3/1712pm - 6pmS220G
Interactive Dive Log and Decompression Risk Analysis11/3/171pm - 2pmS220F
Project Dive Exploration Results: The Future of Big Data and Dive Safety Research11/3/172pm - 3pmS220F
Technical and Recreational Freediving: Advances in Safety and Performance11/3/173pm - 4pmS220F
High Altitude "Fizziology" - Diving in the Clouds11/3/174pm - 5pmS220F

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4TH

SESSION TITLEDATETIMEROOM
DAN Instructor Trainer Workshop (CONTINUED FROM FRIDAY)*11/4/178am - 4pmS220G
DAN RCAP Initiative: A Risk-Based Approach to Recompression Chamber Safety11/4/179am - 10amS220F
Lessons from the First 500 Diving Incident Reports11/4/1710am - 11amS220F
Telemedicine for Diving Injuries – Possibilities and Limitations11/4/1711am- 12pm S220F
Guidelines for Field Management of Diving Injuries11/4/1712pm - 1pmS220F
Reducing Decompression Stress – Current State of Knowledge11/4/171pm - 2pmS220F
Hazards Identification and Risk Mitigation for Dive Professionals11/4/172pm - 3pmS220F
30 Years of the DAN Annual Diving Report11/4/173pm - 4pmS220F
Customizing Your Emergency Action Plan11/4/174pm - 5pmS220F