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DAN-UHMS Spring 2019 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Dates: May 4-11, 2019
Saturdays are included at either end as arrival and outbound travel days.
Location: Little Cayman Beach Resort
Little Cayman
Cayman Islands
Contact: DAN CME
Phone: 800-446-2671 ext 1556
Fax: 919-493-3456
Email : dan.uhms.cme@dan.org


Information on the Fall course to be posted later.

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, May 05
0730 Check-in - Seery
0800 Welcome – Holm - Nochetto
0810 Modes and Methods of Diving - Holm
0900 Delta P and Barotraumas – Nochetto
1000 Dive Tables and Dive Computers – Logue
1100 Drugs, Medications, and Diving – Roberts

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Monday, May 06
0800 Gas Toxicities for Divers – Holm
0900 Decompression Illness: Pathophysiology and Treatment - Logue
1000 Differential Diagnosis of Decompression Illness- Nochetto
1100 Return to Diving after Decompression Illness and Other Injuries - Roberts

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Tuesday, May 07
0800 Medical Evaluation of Divers - Logue
0900 Diving with Diabetes - Roberts
1000 Pulmonary Edema in Divers – Holm
1100 Case studies – Nochetto

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Evening Talk (optional): Hyperbaric Treatment for Sea Turtles– Holm

Wednesday, May 08
0800 Children and Diving – Nochetto
0900 Women and Diving - Roberts
1000 Hyperbaric Chamber Systems - Holm
1100 Case studies – Logue

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Thursday, May 09
0800 Remote Operations Injury Management - Nochetto
0900 Hyperbaric Treatment Protocols for Decompression Illness - Holm
1000 Indications for HBO2: Who's in the Chamber when a Diver is Not? - Logue
1100 Case studies – Roberts

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Evening Talk (optional): Seafood Harvesting Hazards – Nochetto

Friday, May 10
Morning - Two tank diving

1330 Diving Fatalities - Roberts
1430 Seafood Poisonings– Nochetto
1530 Dive Trip Rescue and First Aid Kits - Logue
1630 Case studies - Holm
1730 Adjourn
James R. Holm, MD
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

Cecilia Roberts, MD
Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine Consultant & Senior Lecturer
Baromedicine and Occupational Medicine Facility, Tygerberg Medical Campus
Cape Town, WC, RSA

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.

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 March 16, 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 March 23, 2019 or in the event of non-notification of cancellation.

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