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 ongoing (enrolling participating centers) research projects, as well as courses and events.
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.


Ongoing research projects
planned or seeking to enroll investigators


European Meetings and Courses

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.
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 SHF’s 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.

Course calendar 2015

25-26 August 2015: International Meeting on Ultrasound for Diving Research(Karlskrona, Sweden)
19 September 2015: Refresher Course ENT and Diving (Rotterdam, NL)
7-14 November
2015: Base Course Diving Medicine Module I (Level I EDTC/ECHM) (Bali, Indonesia)
14-21 November 2015: Advanced Course Diving Medicine "Lifelong Diving" (Bali, Indonesia)
21-29 November 2015: Advanced Course Diving Medicine "Lifelong Diving" (Bali, Indonesia)


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).
Information on www.medsubhyp.com and http://medecine.univ-lille2.fr/fileadmin/formations/diu/hyperbar.pdf


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


Other events & announcements

International Meeting on Ultrasound for Diving Research - Ultrasound 2105

Dates: 25 - 26th August 2015
Venue: The Swedish Armed Forces Diving and Naval Medical Centre (DNC), Karlskrona, Sweden.

This inaugural 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 of Baromedicine.
Speakers include: Ron Nishi, Alf Brubakk, Neal Pollock, Jay Buckey and Mikael Gennser.

Meeting organised by Lesley Blogg (SLB Consulting) and Andreas Mollerlokken (NTNU Norway).
For more information, please visit: ultrasound2015.wix.com/ultrasound2015
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Ultrasound2015
Email: ultrasound2015@yahoo.co.uk


2nd International conference on HBOT and the brain

Organised 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 here.

The conference website, abstract submission and registration can be visited at www.reg.co.il/ISHDM2015



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