DAN-UHMS Spring 2017 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

DatesApril 1 2017toApril 8 2017
LocationBrac Reef Beach Resort
Cayman Brac, International, Cayman Islands
Phone800-446-2671 ext 1556
PDFRegistration form

Jointly sponsored by Divers Alert Network and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the course is designed primarily for physicians. However, emergency medical personnel, paramedics, nurses and professionals, as well as instructors, divemasters and nonmedical, diving-related personnel with an interest in dive medicine may also find the course valuable.

The program focuses on diving and hyperbaric medicine with emphasis on the latest scientific literature in the field. The course features lectures, case presentations and support materials as well as both formal and informal discussion sessions with faculty.

Through lectures, case presentations, printed support materials, and both formal and informal discussion sessions with the faculty, it is anticipated that attendees completing this course will be able to discuss and clinically apply facts relevant to scheduled topics. Upon completion, course participants should also benefit from a broader understanding of current issues and increased familiarity with recent, relevant scientific literature in diving and hyperbaric medicine. Learning will be reinforced by case reports from the DAN Medical Services Call Center (MSCC) Quality Assurance archives, examples from recent and ongoing diving research, and from the personal experience of the faculty.

At the end of this course attendees should be able to discuss and clinically apply facts relevant to:
• Medical and physical fitness to dive
• Diving safety - issues and current research
• Hyperbaric medicine - applications, protocols and mechanisms
• Decompression physiology and pathophysiology
• Diving injuries and management
• Controversies in diving medicine

NOTE: Saturdays are included in the schedule as arrival and outbound travel days at either end.
Additional information to be posted in January.


Sunday, April 02
0730    Check-in - Seery
0800    Welcome - Pollock
0810    Diving risk management - Pollock
0900    Hyperbaric medicine overview - Pestell
1000    Pathophysiology of DCI - Mitchell
1100    Pulmonary and non-pulmonary barotrauma - Nochetto
Afternoon - Two tank diving

Monday, April 03
0800    Medications and diving - Pestell
0900    Physical fitness and diving safety - Pollock
1000    Operational gas toxicities - Nochetto
1100    Cardiac problems and diving - Mitchell
Afternoon - Two tank diving

Evening Talk (optional): Deep wreck adventures - Mitchell

Tuesday, April 04
0800    Marine life toxinology - Nochetto
0900    Thermal physiology - Pollock
1000    HBO and cancer - Pestell
1100    Case studies - Mitchell
Afternoon - Two tank diving

Wednesday, April 05
0800    Assessing suitability for diving - Mitchell
0900    Managing and measuring decompression stress - Pollock
1000    Emerging indications for HBO - Pestell
1100    Case studies - Nochetto
Afternoon - Two tank diving

Thursday, April 06
0800    Remote operations injury management - Nochetto
0900    Treatment of DCI - Mitchell
1000    Altitude and diving - Pollock
1100    Case studies - Pestell
Afternoon - Two tank diving

Evening Talk (optional): Harvesting Divers - Nochetto

Friday, April 07
Morning - Two tank diving
1330    Mixed gas and saturation diving - Pestell
1430    Technical diving - Mitchell
1530    Parasitic infection on dive trips - Nochetto
1630    Breath-hold diving - Pollock
1730    Adjourn


Neal W. Pollock, PhD, Course Director
Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Laval, Quebec, QC; IRB Chair/CME Program Director, Divers Alert Network, Durham, NC

Simon J. Mitchell, MB ChB PhD
Professor and Head, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Matias Nochetto, MD
Director, Medical Programs, Divers Alert Network, Durham, NC

Debbie L. Pestell, MD, LCdr (ret’d)
Consultant in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, QEII Hospital (VG site), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

CME Administrator
Patty Seery, MHS, DMT; Director, DAN Training, Divers Alert Network, Durham, NC

• Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Divers Alert Network. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

• Designation Statement: 
The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

• Full Disclosure Statement: 
All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Divers Alert Network are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.

• UHMS Disclaimer Statement: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.