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DAN-UHMS Spring 2020 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Dates: May 9-16, 2020
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

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DURHAM, NC – October 9, 2019 – 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 10
0730 Check-in - Seery
0800 Welcome – Holm & Nochetto
0810 Delta P: Barotrauma in Divers – Nochetto
0900 Gas Toxicities for Divers – Holm
1000 Assessing Suitability for Diving - Mitchell
1100 Medications and Diving – Caruso

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Monday, May 11
0800 Drowning pathophysiology - Caruso
0900 Pulmonary Edema in Divers - Holm
1000 Pathophysiology and Manifestations of Decompression Sickness – Mitchell
1100 Differential Diagnosis of Decompression Illness - Nochetto

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Evening Talk (optional): TBA (Wreck Talk) – Mitchell

Tuesday, May 12
0800 Remote Operations Injury Management - Nochetto
0900 Treatment of Decompression Illness: Field Management – Mitchell
1000 Treatment of Decompression Illness: Definitive Hyperbaric Treatment– Holm
1100 Case studies – Caruso

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Wednesday, May 13
0800 Hazardous Marine Life - Caruso
0900 Hyperbaric Chambers and Chamber Safety – Holm
1000 Parasitic Infections on Dive Travel – Nochetto
1100 Case studies – Mitchell

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Thursday, May 14
0800 Diving Fatalities and Autopsy Procedures - Caruso
0900 Cardiovascular problems and diving - Mitchell
1000 Hyperbaric Oxygen for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – Holm
1100. Case studies – Nochetto

Afternoon - Two tank diving

Friday, May 15
Morning - Two tank diving

1330 Artisanal Divers in the Americas – Nochetto
1430 Technical Diving – Mitchell
1530 Wilderness medicine/Forensics - Caruso
1630 Case studies - Holm
1730 Adjourn

James L. Caruso, MD
Division Director, Chief Medical Examiner/Coroner, Denver Office of the Medical Examiner, Denver, CO

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

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

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

CME Administrator
Patty Seery, MHS; 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 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 13, 2020 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 20, 2020 or in the event of non-notification of cancellation.

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