Tuesday, August 01, 2006

MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DIVING ACCIDENTS AND ILLNESSES, 15-20 October 2006

LAST CALL

ROYAL NETHERLANDS NAVY
DIVING MEDICAL CENTRE, TECHNICAL CENTRE AND DIVING SCHOOL

ADVANCED COURSE


MEDICAL ASPECTS OF DIVING ACCIDENTS AND ILLNESSES
15-20 October 2006


The management of all types of illnesses and accidents that arise from all forms of diving is the theme of this practical course, another in the series run by the RNN during the last 15 years. The scope includes and extends beyond the treatment of decompression illness brought to a hyperbaric chamber and covers the on-site medical management of illnesses and injuries arising during deep mixed-gas and saturation diving. This is for doctors who are interested in the advanced medical and physiological concepts and for those who have a duty of care for divers. It will be an intensive course with emphasis on practical training with the RNN and leading towards competence in diving physiology and medicine.

This course is at Level IIa of the requirements of the European Diving Technology Committee, EDTC, as approved by the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC).
Attendance will be recognised by the International Marine Contractors Association, IMCA, as appropriate worldwide for doctors with medical responsibilities for working divers.
The Faculty of Occupational Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians, London, has approved it for 40½ hours CPD (Continuing Professional Development). This approval is recognised for postgraduate education in occupational medicine and in all hospital specialties in the UK. For previous courses, this approval has been sufficient for equivalent recognition in many other countries.
The week is also recognised towards meeting essential requirements of the distance learning course of the University of Stellenbosch leading towards BScMedScHons (Underwater Medicine).

Rob van Hulst, the Senior Diving Medical Officer of the Royal Netherlands Navy will be the Course Director with a teaching faculty that includes Hans Ornhagen, lately Director of Research, Swedish Defence Research Agency, and David Elliott, Civilian Consultant to the Royal Navy. The many practical aspects are supported by naval divers and diving officers of the Royal Netherlands Navy. Candidates should have previously attended an introductory course such as for the medical examination of divers or as approved by UHMS for CME. The course will include practical diving and recompression chamber sessions, so candidates should meet the fitness requirements (but this is not obligatory).

The Tuition Fee will be €1,500 if paid by before 10 September 2006, and after that date €2,000. Candidates are responsible for their own travel and living expenses.

Further details on the course and accommodation are available from:

mj.veen@mindef.nl

Diving Medical Centre, Royal Netherlands Navy
PO Box 10.000, 1780 CA Den Helder
The Netherlands
Tel: 00-31-223-653214; Fax: 00-31-223-653148