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DAN-UHMS Fall 2019 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Dates: September 14-21, 2019
Saturdays are included at either end as arrival and outbound travel days.
Location: Divi Flamingo Beach Resort
Contact: DAN CME
Phone: 800-446-2671 ext 1556
Fax: 919-493-3456
Email: dan.uhms.cme@dan.org
Registration 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
Sunday, September 15
0730 Check-in - Seery
0800 Welcome - Holm
0810 Modes and Methods of Diving - Holm
0900 Assessment of Fitness to Dive – Wilkinson
1000 Non-Pulmonary Barotrauma in Divers - Tomaszewski
1100 Gas Toxicities for Divers - Nochetto

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Monday, September 16
0800 Medications Under Pressure - Tomaszewski
0900 Immersion Pulmonary Edema – Holm
1000 Breath-hold Diving - Wilkinson
1100 Differential Diagnosis of Decompression Illness - Nochetto

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Tuesday, September 17
0800 Remote Operations Injury Management - Nochetto
0900 Treatment of Decompression Illness – Holm
1000 Return to Diving after DCI and other Injuries - Wilkinson
1100 Case studies – Tomaszewski

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Optional Evening Lecture: History of Caissons and Tunneling - Wilkinson

Wednesday, September 18
0800 Marine Toxins from Ingestion - Nochetto
0900 Hyperbaric Chambers and Chamber Safety – Holm
1000 Marine Envenomations - Tomaszewski
1100 Case studies – Wilkinson

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Thursday, September 19
0800 Diving with Disabilities - Wilkinson
0900 Children and Diving – Nochetto
1000 Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Non-Diving Injuries - Tomaszewski
1100 Case studies – Holm

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Optional Evening Lecture: Artisanal Divers in the America - Nochetto

Friday, September 20
Morning - Two tank diving

1330 Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Carbon Monoxide and other Toxicities - Tomaszewski
1430 Iatrogenic Gas Embolism: Bubble Trouble in the Hospital – Holm
1530 Investigation of Diving Accidents - Wilkinson
1630 Case studies - Nochetto
1730 Adjourn
James R. Holm, MD
Medical Director, Center for Hyperbaric Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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

Christian A. Tomaszewski, MD, MS, MBA
Attending Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care, Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UC San Diego Health Sciences, San Diego, CA

David Wilkinson, OAM, FANZCA
Medical Director, Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia

CME Administrator
Patty Seery, MHS; Director, 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 insufficient persons are secured for the course, DAN reserves the right to cancel this program and refund course or hotel package monies. This action will release DAN of any further obligation. DAN is not 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 July 13, 2019 are subject to a penalty equal to 50% of your total cost. Course and hotel payments will not be refunded for cancellations made after July 20, 2019 or in the event of non-notification of cancellation.

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