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, aong 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.
24 January 2015: Refresher course - ENT and diving (Leeuwarden, The
07-15 March 2015: In-Depth Course - HBOT and Decompression (Manado,
11 & 17 April 2015: Basic
course (ECHM-EDTC Level I Med. exam. of divers) Part 1 (Loosdrecht,
18, 24 & 25 April 2015: Basic course (ECHM-EDTC Level I Med. exam.
of divers) Part II (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
16-23 May 2015: Basic course (ECHM-EDTC Level I Med. exam. of divers)
Part II (Oman)
12-13 June 2015: In-depth course : Diving Medicine in Case Reports (Loosdrecht,
25-26 August 2015: International Meeting on Ultrasound for Diving Research(Karlskrona,
(EDTC-ECHM Level IId) Diving Medicine Physician Course, jointly organised
by the Swiss Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (SUHMS), Hyperbaric
Medical Center Sharm and Austrian Society for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine
Bay Umbi Diving Village, Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt
18 April to 2 May 2015
More info on the SUHMS
and OeGUHM websites
the flyer here.
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.
2014: Apnea Diving
07 Feb 2015: The Metabolic Gases O2 and CO2 in diving
18-25 Apr 2015: De duikkeuring (Bonaire)
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