DAN-UHMS Fall 2017 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

DatesOctober 7 2017toOctober 14 2017
LocationDivi Flamingo Beach Resort International, Bonaire
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 as available.


Sunday, October 08
0730    Check-in - Seery
0800    Welcome - Holm
0810    ENT Issues in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine – Holm
0900    Oxygen Toxicity – Kot
1000    Operational Gas Toxicities – Nochetto
1100    Risk Management: Dive Tables and Dive Computers – Logue

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Monday, October 09

0800    Physiology and Pathophysiology of Hyperbaric Oxygen – Holm
0900    Carbon Monoxide Poisoning: Pathophysiology and Treatment – Logue
1000    Toxinological Aspects of Hazardous Marine Life – Nochetto
1100    Hyperbaric Oxygen and Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infections – Kot

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Tuesday, October 10
0800    Extreme Recreational Diving – Kot
0900    Decompression Illness: Pathophysiology and Treatment - Logue
1000    Pulmonary Edema in Divers - Holm
1100    Case studies – Nochetto

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Evening Talk (optional): Empirical Diving in the Americas - Nochetto

Wednesday, October 11
0800    Medical Evaluation of Divers - Logue
0900    Remote Operations Injury Management – Nochetto
1000    Intensive Care in the Hyperbaric Chamber – Kot
1100    Case studies – Holm

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Thursday, October 12
0800    Parasitic Infections in Dive Travel – Nochetto
0900    Controversies in Hyperbaric Medicine: Devices, Indications, and Contraindications - Kot
1000    Radiation Tissue Injury and HBO2 – Holm
1100    Case studies – Logue

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Evening Talk (optional): Hyperbaric Oxygen for Turtles - Holm

Friday, October 13
Morning - Two tank diving

1330    Iatrogenic Gas Embolism - Holm
1430    Seafood Harvesting Hazards – Nochetto
1530    Dive Trip Rescue: The Diver’s First Aid Kit - Logue
1630    Case studies - Kot
1730    Adjourn


James R. Holm, MD, Course Director
Medical Director, Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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

Christopher J. Logue, MD
Medical Director and Diving Medical Officer, Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN

Jacek Kot, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical University of Gdansk, Head of Department of Hyperbaric Medicine and Sea Rescue National Centre of Hyperbaric Medicine. Gdansk, Poland

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.

• Cancellation and Refunds: In the event that sufficient persons are not secured for the course, the right is reserved to cancel this program and the refund of course or hotel package monies will release DAN and UHMS of any further obligation. Neither DAN nor UHMS are responsible for any cancellation or travel itinerary change fees assessed by the hotel, airlines or travel agents.
Hotel and course cancellations are handled directly through DAN. Reservation cancellations after August 19, 2017 are subject to a penalty equal to 50% of the total cost. Course and hotel payments will not be refunded for cancellations made after September 1, 2017 or in the event of non-notification of cancellation.