Over the past few years, it has become evident that research and education in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine is of paramount importance, not only to increase our scientific knowledge, but also to increase the acceptance of the therapeutic modality "hyperbaric oxygenation" in this era of EBM.
Therefore, on this page, you will find announcements of courses and events, ongoing (enrolling participating centers) research projects, as well as employment opportunities in our field of specialty.
If you would like to contribute (= advertise your research or course or event), this is free of charge (of course) - just send a mail to the Webmaster with the useful information.


European Courses in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine

Scott Haldane Foundation, The Netherlands

The Scott Haldane Foundation (SHF) is an international institute for the training and education of diving medical examiners and diving medicine physicians. Founded in 1976 to spread diving medical know-how among physicians and to provide support for those wishing to attend international diving medical meetings, SHF also published a booklet about diving medicine and issued a magazine for a short period of time.
As from 2003, started with the development of regular courses in diving and hyperbaric medicine (DHM). In the past decade, over 2,000 physicians have participated in SHF courses. Though SHF’s origins lie in The Netherlands, courses have been run in more than 20 countries, from Honduras to Indonesia to Tanzania to Belgium. Among SHF Faculty are world-renowned specialists in diving medicine, from Australasia, USA and Europe.
The SHF courses also laid the fundamentals for a certification system for diving medical examiners and diving physicians in The Netherlands. Since 2011, SHF has been certified by the European College of Baromedicine as internationally accredited DHM course provider. All courses meet the EDTC/ECHM guidelines, and lead to certification as Medical Examiner of Divers (Level I) or Diving Medicine Physician (DMP) (Level IId). All programmes have a modular structure, allowing students to attain certification in several steps. Thanks to this modular design and the variation in how topics are presented, all courses also meet national (Dutch and Belgian) CME requirements.

Further to diving medicine courses, SHF also organizes internships for the DMP certification: the first in hyperbaric medicine and the second focusing on the various diving systems used in both recreational and professional diving. SHF is also involved in the organisation of international conferences in diving and hyperbaric medicine (TriContinental Meeting EUBS/SPUMS/SAUHMA, Ultrasound Course).

The Scott Haldane Foundation (SHF) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016. In 2016 SHF is targeting more and more an international audience with courses worldwide.

For more information and detailed programmes please visit: www.scotthaldane.org.

Course calendar 2017

- February 11, 2017: Refresher Course Diving Accidents in Case Reports; Nijverdal, The Netherlands
- March 24-25, 2017: Base Course Diving Medicine (Level I, Part 1); Zeist, The Netherlands
- April 1, 7, 8, 2017: Base Course Diving Medicine (Level I, Part 2); Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- November 2017 (exact date and location TBD): Advanced Course Diving Medicine (Level II)

Capita Selecta Duikgeneeskunde

Symposium Non-DCI related disorders

Date: 18 March 2017. Venue: Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, NL. 6 credit points.

More info: www.diveresearch.org and Nico Schellart (n.a.schellart@amcuva.nl).

Interuniversity Diploma in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, France

University 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).

All Information on www.medsubhyp.com

German Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (GTUEM)

An overview 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

Conferences, Meetings, Events & other announcements

Scott Haldane Foundation - 40 Yrs of Diving Medicine Education - International Symposium Diving Medicine

Download the Conference Announcement here

The Scott Haldane 40Year International Diving Medicine Symposium will take place on January 21, 2017. It will be a full day symposium, organised in the prestigious conference facility of the Evoluon building, historical futuristic construction in the form of an UFO disc, located in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The Symposium is oriented towards diving medicine specialists, dive instructors and enthusiast divers from The Netherlands and Belgium, and will be featuring talks by the most renowned Diving Medicine specialists in Europe. It will give an overview of the historical concepts and recent advanced in diving physiology and pathology, focusing on accident prevention and management.

All practical information and the scientific programme is available from http://www.scotthaldane.nl/en/event/63-international-symposium-diving-medicine-scott-haldane-40-years#

International Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine

Belgrade, Serbia, May 11-14, 2017.

You can download the First Announcement from this link.

The 19th ICHM Conference will take place in the beautiful city of Belgrade, and will provide a view of hyperbaric medicine "across all borders". More details and registration info can be found on www.ichm2017.com;

Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 10, 2017 !

The 3rd International Conference on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Brain

Hosted by the Israeli Society for Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine (ISHDM)
18th-20th of May 2017, Yam Suf Hotel, Eilat, Israel

Download the Conference announcement here

The preliminary approved program includes the following topics:
1. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Blast injuries, Decompression (DCS) brain injuries, and Post-concussion syndrome
2. 'Reverse aging', Concepts and Results of HBOT use in novel, prospective, crossover clinical trials
3. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
4. Stroke (CVA) and Anoxic brain damage
5. Chronic pain syndromes, Fibromyalgia

Abstracts submission deadline: January 15, 2017
Inquiries: Scientific: ramig@bgu.ac.il
Organization: yairb6@gmail.com
Website for further information, registration, and submission:



Ongoing research projects
planned or seeking to enroll investigators

Employment Opportunities

Editor-in-Chief, Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal

Call for expressions of interest (closing date 28 February 2017)

Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine is published jointly by the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) and the European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS). The journal is indexed on Medline, SciSearch and Embase/Scopus.

Expressions of interest are called for the position of Editor in Chief from 01 January 2018.
This is a contracted position for five (5) years and attracts a modest honorarium.

Applicants must have an established academic track record in medicine with strong publication history, and extensive experience in the process of peer review. Experience in editing and publishing a peer reviewed journal would be an advantage however, not absolutely essential provided other criteria are strong. Preference will be given to medically qualified applicants, given the journal’s track record as a leading publication in diving medicine. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine journal is published in English and the Editor is expected to either have English as their primary language, or mastery of English as a second language.

The Editor of the journal is a prominent position for both Societies, and the successful applicant is expected to have highly developed interpersonal skills, given the multicultural, multilingual and intercontinental origins of the Societies.

Note it is also anticipated that the successful applicant would commence a 6-month (paid) hand-over period with the current Editor in Chief, from July 1 2017, to ensure a smooth transition.

Please forward all inquiries and CV’s to both SPUMS President, Clinical Prof. David Smart, president@spums.org.au, and EUBS President, Prof. Jacek Kot, president@eubs.org

The closing date for this expression of interest is 28 February, 2017.