DAN Holds Academy of Dive Medicine in Chile

3/23/2017 12:15:41 PM

Durham, NC (March 22, 2017) -  Divers Alert Network® (DAN®) is pleased to announce the continuation of the Academy of Dive Medicine program with a course in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile.

A continuing medical education program designed specifically as an introductory course in dive medicine for physicians to start developing their clinical skills in the assessment and evaluation of injured divers. “The aim of DAN Academy is to improve medical care opportunities for divers throughout the world,” said Dr. Petar Denoble, Vice President Mission. Presented in Spanish, this iteration of the DAN Academy seeks to further dive medicine education and training in Latin America.

Attendees at the previous DAN Academy have included physicians, nurses, hyperbaric chamber operators, commercial and military divers and recreational dive professionals from across South America.

The DAN Academy spans three days and addresses topics including underwater physiology, breath-hold diving, fitness to dive, decompression illness and its pre-hospital and definitive clinical management, remote operations, and hazardous marine life among others. This time, faculty will consist of DAN Staff and well-known DAN Referral Physicians from Latin-America.

"We are pleased to see the widespread reception of the program," said Dr. Matias Nochetto, DAN Director of Medical Services and Programs, “and we are committed to constantly enhancing the experience of these events and expanding the reach of DAN’s Academy of Dive Medicine throughout the Americas or where it might be needed.”

DAN recognizes the need for quality dive medicine training not only for those in the United States but throughout the world. Most literature in hyperbaric and dive medicine is written in English, yet Spanish is the second most native language in the world. The Academy of Dive Medicine is designed to address this issue and provide valuable continuing medical education for physicians and medical professionals in these regions and to improve treatment outcomes.

The DAN Academy of Dive Medicine will be held in on April 20th to 22nd, 2017, at the Naval Hospital “Almirante Nef” in Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Chile. For more information visit DAN.org or contact us at AcademyDiveMedicine@DAN.org. To register for the DAN Academy of Dive Medicine, visit DAN.org/Events.

About DAN: DAN is the world’s most recognized and well respected dive safety organization, with 35 years commitment to the safety and wellbeing of divers. DAN’s research, medical services programs and global response initiatives have created an extensive network capable of providing divers around the world with vital services – from the prevention of accidents through safety programs and education to the facilitation of lifesaving evacuations. To learn more or to become a DAN member, visit DAN.org.