Friday, July 08, 2005

From Don Chandler, UHMS 'Fitness to Dive' Course

To all--
This is to update you on the next Fitness to Dive course (33 CME credit hours) for physicians that will be held in Hyannis, Massachusetts on October 16-19, 2005 - immediately following the UHMS Northeast Chapter annual meeting that will be held on Saturday, 15 October. While this course is specifically designed for physicians, nurse practitioners and Physician Assistants who do, or potential will, conduct diving physical examinations are also encouraged to attend.
Both the Northeast Chapter meeting and the Fitness to Dive course will be held at the "Cape Codder Resort and Spa" located at Route 132 and Bearse's Way, 1225 Iyanough Road, Hyannis, MA 02601. Telephone numbers are (508) 771-3000 or (888) 297-2200. The fax is (508) 771-6564 and their website is
The Cape Codder has given us special room rates for the chapter meeting and for the course: $119 (single or double). You are requested to use the the 888-297-2200 number for making reservations and identify yourself as going to the "Fitness to Dive Course" as this will get you the reduced room rate.
Most of you who will attend the course will fly into Boston's Logan Airport. I recommend you rent a car and use the following directions to the Cape Codder:
From Boston: Approximately 75 miles (1 ½ hours). Take the Southeast expressway (Route 93 South) to Route 3 South. Follow to the Sagamore Bridge. Cross the Sagamore Bridge to Route 6 East. Follow Route 6 East for approximately 20 minutes to Exit 6 (Hyannis Route 132). Bear right as you come down the exit ramp and merge with Route 132 South. Continue on Route 132 South for about 1-½ miles. The Cape Codder Resort is located just before the second traffic light on the right.
We are planning for refreshment breaks morning and afternoon, but you will be on your own for breakfast. Our first class begins at 8:00 AM on Sunday the 16th and our last class is scheduled to end at 5:00 PM on Wednesday the 19th. Should you need to return to your medical practice on Wednesday and have booked a late flight from Boston, Dr. John Wassel, our Course Director will, I am sure, make special arrangements for you to make your flight.
hope to see lots of your there for this very popular course. A big plus is that you could arrive one day early and attend the Northeast Chapter meeting where you can listen to some excellent scientific presentations. I have attached an application that you can use to either fax to me (410) 257-6617 or send it in regular mail. You can also register on-line at
If you have questions, please contact me at email: or telephone (410) 257-6606 x101