International Symposium on Naval Medicine @ Hall of Ataturk War Games Centre and Cultural Site
Oct 22 – Oct 26 all-day


The International Symposium on Naval Medicine 2018 will be held on October 22-26, 2018, in Istanbul; by Turkish Navy, Naval Medical Training and Research Center (DETAM), under the auspices of Turkish Naval Forces Command on the occasion of decennial of DETAM.

The first International Symposium on Naval Medicine in Turkey took place in October 2005, which ended up with the establishment of Turkish Navy, Naval Medical Training and Research Center. It is understood that today’s naval medicine has become a multidisciplinary field that has to be well organized in order to be highly efficient to meet the operational needs. Turkish Navy, having a history of hundreds of years, does realize the importance of Naval Medicine and has now a policy to take further steps to augment the extend and the capabilities of DETAM.

Professionals in naval medicine, all over the world, are dealing with highly specific issues within special environments and populations; from preventive medicine to man-machine interactions, from medical support to special operations to researches on the issues of diving and submarine medicine. The Turkish Navy believes that bringing experts in naval medicine all over the world together will contribute to see the whole and the real picture of naval medicine and this will enable everybody to see the opportunities of collaboration and to find a perfect scientific platform of sharing information.

Registration is planned to be free of charge. The Symposium Secretariat will not be able to register more than the capacity of the auditorium. It is strictly recommended that all colleagues intending to register, keep in mind the limitation and register on time.
Deadline for registration is September 14, 2018.

Download the Congress Information PDF here.

Bühlmann Symposium @ Universitätsspital Zürich
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

25 years ago, A.A. Bühlmann passed away. For this reason the Swiss Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Society (SUHMS) and the Historical Hyperbaric Chamber Zurich Association (DKL-USZ) are offering an extraordinary memorial symposium to all interested divers and physicians with a series of interesting lectures.

Among others, Thomas Bühlmann, A.A. Bühlmann’s son, who is engaged in historical research about his father’s diving medical work from 1959 to 1994, will present a report about this period. In addition, there will be a unique opportunity to visit the remains of the former Hyperbaric Chamber Laboratory with a guided tour.

Download the flyer here.

SPUMS 48th Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 @ Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, Honiara, Solomon Islands
May 20 – May 26 all-day

SPUMS 48th Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

Venue: Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, Solomon Islands

Theme: “Old divers and bold divers but not old, bold divers” – Cardiovascular health risk assessment and diving

Guest Speaker: A/Professor Nigel Stuart Jepson, Senior Staff Specialist and Director, Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratories, Eastern Heart Clinic at the Prince of Wales Public Hospital (POWH) in Sydney, Australia

Scientific Conveners: Clinical Professor David Smart and Professor Michael Bennett

Event Convener: Dr Catherine Meehan

UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 – Puerto Rico @ Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day



The UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting’s primary goal is to provide a forum for professional scientific growth and development of the participants to improve knowledge and competence in order to further patient outcome. The meeting provides a basis for exchange of ideas, both scientific and practical, among physicians, researchers, and other health care professionals.The UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting consists of abstract and poster presentations, plenary sessions, the annual Kindwall and Lambertsen Lectures, and other social events. There will be exhibits from a number of hyperbaric, diving and wound care vendors. The Annual Meeting also affords an opportunity for participants to meet and interact with past and present leaders of the Society and to become active in Society affairs.

More information soon.

EUBS 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting – Tel Aviv, Israel @ David Intercontinental Hotel Tel Aviv
Sep 9 – Sep 12 all-day

The dates of EUBS2019 will be September 9-12, 2019, and it will take place in Tel Aviv, Israel, at the David Intercontinental Hotel. The conference will be jointly organised with an International Conference on Hyperbaric Oxygen and the Brain. This period has been chosen as it is after the summer break but just before the high holidays in Israel. Tel Aviv is an exciting hypermodern coastal city, with top-notch medical research and treatment facilities, but also bustling with beaches, restaurants and nightlife.

The conferences will be hosted by the Israeli Society for Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine, and the dedicated conference website is already accessible (registrations and abstract submissions will start from October 2018).

ICHF – 1er Congrès Scientifique International Scientifique Francophone de Médecine Subaquatique et Hyperbare @ Hôpitaux Universitaire de Genève
Nov 7 – Nov 9 all-day

The first “International French-Language Hyperbarc and Diving Medicine Conference” is organised by the International Association of French Language Hyperbaric Centres (ICHF: association Internationale des Centres Hyperbares Francophones).

The ICHF seeks to promote collaboration between french-language hyperbaric teams and centres, and has members from France, Switzerland, Belgium, Canada, Caribbean Islands, Indian Ocean Islands, and Africa.

Having started with regular video-conferencing meetings, the ICHF now goes one step further and “voilà !” – the first ICHF congress has been born.

UKDMC & BHA Diving Medicine Conference @ Hull City Hall
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

Diving Medicine is a narrow-banded speciality and professional development opportunities are relatively rare.

To meet and maintain the Diving Medical communities’ high professional standards, the United Kingdom Sports Diving Medical Committee (UKDMC); and British Hyperbaric Association (BHA) have organised a joint two-day conference Wednesday 27- Thursday 28 of November 2019, in Hull, East Yorkshire.

The schedule of presentations and discussions meets the requirement of the UK HSE AMED revalidation regarding specialist diving medicine. Each day has been registered for six CPD points.

A program has been developed to meet a wide variety of interests with speakers from: France, Holland and the UK of course; Dr Susan Kayar has been invited as a key note speaker, formerly head of the decompression sickness research program at the Naval Medical Research Institute Bethesda Maryland USA, Susan will speak about biochemical decompression from ultradeep hydrogen diving.

Welcome Drinks are in Hull oldest Pub “Ye Old Black Boy” on the evening of Tuesday 26thNovember, from 1930 onwards.

The Conference will be held in Hull City Hall, 27 and 28, each day starting at 0900, see program for details.

The Course Dinner is to be in The Hull City Guildhall banquet room; pre-dinner drinks at 0730.

Find all details for online and telephone registration along with the full program at

POSTPONED – 46th Annual Scientific Meeting of EUBS @ NH Hotel Prague City
Sep 16 – Sep 19 all-day

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the EUBS Annual Meeting 2020 has been postponed to September 2022.

More details to follow soon !

SPUMS 50th ASM @ HMAS Penguin
May 21 – May 23 all-day




Celebrate 50 Years – South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society Annual Scientific Meeting 2021
Date: 21-23 May (Fri/Sat/Sun) 2021

Theme: 50 years of Diving Medicine (with an undercurrent of COVID medicine): Remembering the past and preparing for the future
Keynote Speaker: Dr Richard Harris
Location: HMAS Penguin (Sydney) or via Zoom (COVID pending)

Download the program here.

UHMS Annual Scientific Meeting @ Virtual Meeting
Jun 8 – Jun 10 all-day



UHMS (Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) have their Annual Meeting on June 10-12, 2021 with pre-courses on June 8-9, in a fully virtual format.

All information can be found on their website. Beware of the time difference !