Haldane 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, among others 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.
August 2015: International Meeting on Ultrasound for Diving Research(Karlskrona,
19 September 2015: Refresher Course ENT and Diving (Rotterdam, NL)
2015: Base Course Diving Medicine Module I (Level I EDTC/ECHM) (Bali,
14-21 November 2015: Advanced Course Diving Medicine "Lifelong
Diving" (Bali, Indonesia)
21-29 November 2015: Advanced Course Diving Medicine "Lifelong
Diving" (Bali, Indonesia)
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
Society 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
Meeting on Ultrasound for Diving Research - Ultrasound 2105
25 - 26th August 2015
Venue: The Swedish Armed Forces Diving and Naval Medical Centre (DNC),
meeting will bring together experts in the field of diving and decompression
physiology to discuss and educate on the use of ultrasound in assessing
the stress caused by decompression and the associated risk of decompression
sickness (DCS). The meeting will include a methodology consensus discussion
and hands-on workshops. The workshop is part of the Scott Haldane CME
programme for Medical Examiners of Divers (ECHM level 1) and Diving
Medicine Physicians (ECHM level 2d) accredited by the European College
Speakers include: Ron Nishi, Alf Brubakk, Neal Pollock, Jay Buckey and
organised by Lesley Blogg (SLB Consulting) and Andreas Mollerlokken
For more information, please visit: ultrasound2015.wix.com/ultrasound2015
conference on HBOT and the brain
by the Israeli Society for Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine (ISHDM) the
"2nd International Conference on HBOT and the Brain" will
take place on Nov 19-21, 2015 at the Dead Sea, Israel. We would like
to see as many as possible of our friends attending this conference.
You can download the conference call for abstract submission and registration
website, abstract submission and registration can be visited at www.reg.co.il/ISHDM2015