The Society

Welcome to the website of the European Underwater and Baromedical Society !

Our message of solidarity with the people of Ukraine has been moved to the sidebar posts, and will remain on top until this conflict has been resolved peacefully. 

The EUBS is the European scientific society dedicated to the study and promotion of diving and hyperbaric medicine, a fascinating but all too little known field of medicine.
This website is intended to provide you with information on the goals and activities of our Society. You will find information on our Annual Scientific Meeting, as well as reprints of the Society’s Journal. This site is updated on a regular basis, so check it out from time to time.

  • 48th Annual Scientific Meeting of EUBS: 

    As the ‘early bird’ registration deadline (May 21st) draws nearer, it is high time to register for our 48th Annual Scientific Meeting, which will take place from 16–20 September 2024 in Brest, France.
    At the heart of a beautiful harbor, Brest is a city oriented towards the ocean. A military, commercial and yachting port with one of Europe’s largest centers dedicated to the sea, the city has a centuries-old maritime tradition. The region has managed to preserve its beauty and authenticity, and its coastline, dotted with magnificent beaches and lighthouses, is well worth a visit. EUBS will be delighted to welcome you to this Meeting and contribute to its success.
    On the dedicated conference website, Registration is now open, as well as the Abstract Submission. You will need to create an account and choose a password – note that this is different from your EUBS membership account – although, of course, you are free to choose the same password.
    Important deadlines are: 
    – Early Bird Registration deadline: May 21st, 2024
    – Abstract Submission deadline: May 19th, 2024

  • EUBS 2024 Executive Committee elections: Like every year, EUBS needs to elect a new Member-at- Large, to replace the 2020 Member-at-Large, Oscar Camacho. If you would like to know more about the inner workings of the ExCom and think you might be able to contribute, why not send your application for candidacy ?
    Prepare a short CV (one page, not too much boring stuff) to present yourself to the EUBS members, and send it, with a small digital photo of yourself to ExCom will review all applications and prepare a slate of candidates by beginning of June. Elections will be electronically, like previous years, starting June 30th. 

  • ECHM-EUBS European Code of Good Practice in HBO Therapy: the 2022 Revision of this important document has been published in DHM Journal 53-4 Supplement. It is an Open Access text that can be freely distributed. The ECGP is probably the most important document for hyperbaric centers in Europe, as it details the minimum of requirements for operation (be it personnel, equipment or procedures) of any medical center serving hyperbaric therapies. While this code does not replace any national regulations, it is intended to be a reference document for European countries to provide Guidelines, Regulations, and Standards in all fields of hyperbaric medicine.

  • ECHM-EUBS Joint Position Statement: The EUBS, together with the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM) have issued a Position Statement on the use of so-called ‘low-pressure hyperbaric chambers’ in humans. This statement is now published in DHM Journal and can be downloaded here. All Position Statements and recommendations are collected on the “Endorsed docs and guidelines” page of this website.
  • EUBS membership: Please see the Membership Application page. You can renew online by accessing your membership pages from this website, for at least one year after your “drop out”. If you cannot access your membership pages (anymore) to renew, please send us an e-mail, we’ll be happy to restore your account.
  • Events, courses and announcements: check out our Courses and Events page for updated information and new events. All info and links can be found here !

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