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.
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).
To learn more about SHF courses and activities, please visit: www.scotthaldane.org.
1-2 April 2016: Base Course Diving Medicine Module I (Level I EDTC/ECHM),
Zeist, The Netherlands
9, 15, 16 April 2016: Base
Course Diving Medicine Module II (Level I EDTC/ECHM), Amsterdam, The
21-28 May 2016: Advanced Course Diving Medicine "Recompression
and HBOT", Sao Vicente, Cabo Verde
4-11 June 2016: Base Course Diving Medicine for Pulmonologists, Bonaire,
21-22 September 2016: Base Course Diving Medicine Module I (Level I
EDTC/ECHM), Sifawy, Oman
24 September - 1 October 2016: Base Course Diving Medicine Module II
(Level I EDTC/ECHM), Sifawy, Oman
5-12 November 2016: Base Course Diving Medicine Module I (Level I EDTC/ECHM),
12-19 November 2016: Advanced Course Diving Medicine (Modular Level
II EDTC/ECHM), Location TBD
19-26 November 2016: Advanced Course Diving Medicine (Modular Level
II EDTC/ECHM), Location TBD
Medication and Diving
Date: Saturday 19 March, 2016.
Venue: Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam
Program: invited lectures by Arjen van Henten, pulmonologist, Cees Meeuwis
ENT physician, Bram Querido, psychiatrist, Rienk Rienks, cardiologist,
Gerhard Visser, neurologist, Peter Westerweel, internist. 6 credit points.
Mini-Congress Diving Medicine
24 September 1 October 2016.
Venue: Riviera Resort & Spa, Marfa Bay, Mellieha, Malta.
Program: 15 invited lectures by Mattijn Buwalda, Chris Jiskoot, Jean
Claude Le Péchon, Rienk Rienks, Jacques Regnard, Nico Schellart,
Adel Taher and Peter Westerweel, Free contributions: research and cases.
18 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).
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