objective of the trial is to determine the benefit of HBO in the prevention
of osteoradionecrosis (ORN) subsequent to a surgical procedure in the
Experimental arm is Standard management plus HBO: Patients will undergo
20 HBO treatments prior to surgery followed by a further 10 daily HBO
treatments. For details of the standard management please visit the
HOPON webpage at: http://www.lctu.org.uk/trial/trial_info.asp?id=49&tgcode=2&menuid=30
Sites involved will be awarded £200 for each patient who completes
the trial. For more information please contact Mr. Matthew Bickerstaff
(Trial Coordinator - email@example.com)
or Mr. Richard Shaw (Chief Investigator - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Marie Curie FP7-PEOPLE-2010-Initial Training Network program aims to
foster knowledge of decompression phenomena.
of the project are as follows:
an educational and research framework for cross-fertilization of research
activities focused on the physiopathology of decompression specifically
focusing on the formation of intravascular bubbles with their pathophysiological
and clinical consequences.
exchanges of fellows in mixed industrial-academic Research & Development
trajectories, thereby giving young researchers opportunities to share
research techniques and resources, and jointly participate in courses,
seminars, workshops and congress.
the career prospects of young researchers by embracing the whole chain
of research applied to decompression: epidemiological, clinical and
fundamental research, ground experimentation with professional divers
and applied research in industry for the management of decompression.
began in January 2011 and will finish in 4 years at the end of 2014.
It unites academic partners, international not-for-profit associations,
hyperbaric medical centres and industrial partners on an international
scale to provide a collaborative training and research programme for
Early Stage (ESR) and Experienced (ER) researchers.
Additional information is available at http://www.phypode.org/
Foundation, The Netherlands
Haldane Foundation (SHF) is an international institute for the training
and education of diving medical examiners and diving medicine physicians.
It was founded in 1976 to spread diving medical know-how among physicians
and to provide support for those wishing to attend international diving
medical meetings. In those old days, SHF also published a booklet about
diving medicine and issued a magazine for a short period of time.
After hibernating for a while, in 2003 a revived SHF started to develop
regular courses in diving and hyperbaric medicine (DHM). In the past
decade, over 2,000 physicians have participated in SHF courses. Though
SHFs origins lie in The Netherlands, courses have been run in
more than 20 countries, from Honduras to Indonesia and Tanzania to Belgium.
The SHF faculties consist of world-renowned specialists in diving medicine,
from Australasia, the USA and Europe.
The SHF courses also laid the fundamentals for a certification system
in The Netherlands for diving medical examiners and diving physicians.
Since 2011, SHF has been certified by the European College of Baromedicine
as providing internationally accredited courses in DHM. All courses
meet EDTC/ECHM guidelines, leading to certification as Medical Examiner
of Divers (level 1) or Diving Medicine Physician (DMP) (level 2d). The
programmes have a modular structure allowing students to attain certification
in several steps. Thanks to this modular design and the varied topics,
the courses also meet CME requirements.
As well as the diving medicine courses, SHF also organizes two internships
for the DMP certification. The first is in hyperbaric medicine and the
second focuses on the various diving systems used in both recreational
and professional diving. SHF is also involved in the organisation of
international conferences in DHM, most recently the very successful
first Tricontinental conference on Réunion Island in September
2013 for the EUBS, SPUMS and SAUHMA.
To learn more about the SHF courses and activities, please visit: www.scotthaldane.org.
0815 November Basic course (med. exam. of divers) Part 1. Costa
1522 November: 22nd In-depth course : Diving Medicine in Case
Reports. Costa Rica
2229 November: 22nd In-depth course Diving Medicine in Case Reports.
Duik Research, The Netherlands
school of the AMC offers advanced courses and master classes in diving
medicine. The organization is executed by the Foundation of Dive Research
(Stichting Duik Research, SDR). Low budget one-day-courses are given
in the AMC, Amsterdam and one-week-courses abroad.
Diploma in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, France
Course (1 year duration) in diving and hyperbaric medicine, organised
concurrently by 13 French universities (Angers, Antilles-Guyane, Besançon,
Bordeaux II, Lille 2, Lyon II, La Réunion, Marseille, Nancy,
Nice, Paris XIII, Strasbourg, Toulouse).
Information on www.medsubhyp.com
for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (GTUEM)
of basic and refresher courses in diving and hyperbaric medicine, endorsed
by the GTUEM in Germany, can be found on http://www.gtuem.org/212/Kurse_/_Termine/Kurse.html
Association - Annual Meeting Nov 7-8, 2014 - Hull, UK
hyperbaric facility is hosting the 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting of
the British Hyperbaric Association (BHA). The scientific meeting will
be run over two days, Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November. Friday will
focus on oxygen and the traumatised brain. Saturday will focus on diving
medicine and the use of mixed gases in diving and therapeutic practice.
Speakers will be:
- Dr Brad
Sutherland, who is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Acute Stroke
Programme, Radcliffe Department of Medicine, and University of Oxford.
Brad will speak about pre-clinical research the potential therapeutic
opportunities for various gases including oxygen.
- Dr David
Doolette, Navy Experimental Diving Unit, Panama City Beach. David
will review: decompression methods, the relative efficiency of decompression
using nitrox, heliox, and trimix and the efficacy (if any) of deep
David is a world authority of the development of decompression tables
and their testing. David also has extensive experience is the professional
evaluation of re-breathers of interest to the United States Navy.
David is also very accomplished technical diver with a special interest
in cave diving.
- Dr Agneta
Larsson, PhD; Whilst part of the department of Anaesthesia and Intensive
Care Medicine Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Agneta undertook
a PhD thesis Infections and hyperbaric oxygen : new methods
for high dose protocols and non invasive measurements. Agneta
has a wealth of experience in the management of patients whist
undergoing hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and has published widely on
this subject. Agneta will present her experience of : Hyperbaric
oxygen treatment of postoperative neurosurgical infections.
and registration: www.bha-conference.co.uk