Haldane Foundation, The Netherlands
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 SHFs 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.
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,
Haldane Foundation (SHF) is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2016.
In 2016 SHF is targeting more and more an international audience with
information and detailed programmes please visit: www.scotthaldane.org.
- 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)
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 (email@example.com).
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).
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
Meetings, Events & other announcements
Haldane Foundation - 40 Yrs of Diving Medicine Education - International
Symposium Diving Medicine
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
information and the scientific programme is available from http://www.scotthaldane.nl/en/event/63-international-symposium-diving-medicine-scott-haldane-40-years#
Congress on Hyperbaric Medicine
Serbia, May 11-14, 2017.
can download the First Announcement from this
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;
for Abstract Submission: January 10, 2017 !
3rd International Conference on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Brain
by the Israeli Society for Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine (ISHDM)
18th-20th of May 2017, Yam Suf Hotel, Eilat, Israel
the Conference announcement here
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website for further information, registration, and submission:
Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal
for expressions of interest (closing date 28 February 2017)
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.
of interest are called for the position of Editor in Chief from 01 January
This is a contracted position for five (5) years and attracts a modest
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 journals 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.
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.
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.
forward all inquiries and CVs to both SPUMS President, Clinical
Prof. David Smart, email@example.com,
and EUBS President, Prof. Jacek Kot, firstname.lastname@example.org
closing date for this expression of interest is 28 February, 2017.