EUBS Webinar on ‘Good Clinical Practice in HBO Therapy’

December 15, 2021  1600-1900 CET

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  • Introduction (Ole Hyldegaard, EUBS Immediate Past President; Bengusu Mirasoglu, EUBS Vice-President)
  • The ECHM Consensus on Indications for HBO Therapy – EBM, emerging indications and not-supported indications (Alessandro Marroni, ECHM Vice-President)
  • The European Code of Good Practice in HBO therapy – revised 2021  (Jacek Kot, ECHM President)
  • Contra-indications, precautions and risk-benefit evaluation in HBO therapy  (Peter Germonpré , EUBS Honorary Secretary)
  • Management of diving accidents in HBO centers: more than just selecting a initial treatment table (Jean-Eric Blatteau, EUBS President)
  • Research in hyperbaric medicine/physiology: methodology and pitfalls (Virginie Papadopoulou, UNC Chapel Hill)
  •  Discussion / questions (Moderated by Ole Hyldegaard & Bengusu Mirasoglu)
  • Conclusion  (Ole Hyldegaard and Jean-Eric Blatteau)


Alessandro Marroni

Alessandro Marroni (MD, MSc, FUHM, FECB) is the current Vice-President of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM). He was one of the founders of the Committee and is a member of the ECHM Workshop and Consensus Conference Bureau. 

He will discuss the recently published ECHM Consensus on Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, but also the rationale for categorising indications into ‘accepted’, ’emerging’ and ‘not accepted’, the history and development of this consensus document, and the need to remain focused on scientific evidence when practicing HBO therapy. The ECHM Consensus Document is the ‘clinical backbone’ of HBO therapy in Europe.

Jacek Kot

Dr Jacek Kot is the Head of the National Center for Hyperbaric Medicine in Gdynia and Associate Professor at Medical University of Gdansk. Currently he serves as the President of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM).

Dr Kot has been part of the expert panel and co-author of the original Code of Good Practice in Hyperbaric Medicine and will discuss the latest revision of this second important document. 

Peter Germonpré

Peter Germonpré is the head of the Centre for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy of the Military Hospital in Brussel, Belgium, and has been the EUBS’ Honorary Secretary since 2014. He is a member of the Executive Board of ECHM, representing Belgium and the Belgium Advisory Committee for Hyperbaricc Medicine (ACHOBEL).

In his prestentation, he will review the aspects of risk-benefit evaluation specific to hyperbaric treatments.

Jean-Eric Blatteau

Pr Jean-Eric Blatteau, head of department of diving and hyperbaric medicine at Ste Anne military hospital Toulon France, is the Past President of the French society of diving and hyperbaric medicine and current President of the EUBS.

Pr Blatteau will present the diagnostic and therapeutic difficulties that surround the treatment of diving-related illness with therapeutic recompression. 

Virginie Papadopoulou

Dr Virginie Papadopoulou (PhD) is a Research Assistant Professor at the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering in UNC Chapel Hill & NC State University, NC, USA. She received a PhD in Bioengineering from Imperial College London in 2016, with her thesis focused on bubble formation, growth and circulation dynamics in vivo from hyperbaric decompression, relevant to scuba divers and astronauts to prevent decompression sickness.

She will discuss methodological difficulties and pitfalls in hyperbaric research, both clinical and fundamental.



Previous Webinars:

EUBS Webinar on COVID-19 – March 10, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly changed the way we practice diving and how we apply hyperbaric oxygen therapy. One year after the start of the pandemic, it is time to examine the effects of SARS-CoV2 on our daily practice and how hyperbaric oxygen therapy may even help treat COVID-19 patients.
Attended by over 600 participants from the whole world, this EUBS Webinar provided a comprehensive overview of the most relevant developments in the first year of the pandemic !

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