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SAUHMA Conference 2005

Dear SAUHMA Members,


Thank you to all of you for ensuring the success of our 6th biennial SAUHMA Conference at St George’s Hotel, Pretoria. As mentioned at the meeting, your attendance makes you eligible for a refresher certificate in underwater medicine – recognized by the Department of Labour – by completing an on-line multiple choice exam through the University of Stellenbosch. There will not be an additional cost to delegates who attended and paid the SAUHMA Conference in full. Details on how to take the exam are available in the section below.

Following our Annual General meeting we would like to announce the current Executive Committee portfolio holders of SAUHMA for 2005-2007:

PRESIDENT DR FRANS CRONJE
PRESIDENT-ELECT DR JACK MEINTJES
PAST PRESIDENT VACANT
TREASURER MR FRANCOIS BURMAN
SECRETARY MRS SEL-MARIE PEREIRA
MEDICAL PRACTITIONER DR PIETER LANDSBERG
MEDICAL PRACTITIONER DR ALLAN KAYLE
MEDICAL PRACTITIONER DR ANDY BRANFIELD
HYPERBARIC NURSE SR SURITA FITCHAT
PARAMEDIC REPRESENTATIVE MR SEAN FRENCH
HYPERBARIC TECHNICIAN MR DANIEL GERICKE
GAUTENG REPRESENTATIVE DR MARTIN BEDNAREK
WESTERN CAPE REPRESENTATIVE DR JONATHAN ROSENTHAL
EASTERN CAPE REPRESENTATIVE VACANT
KWA-ZULU NATAL REPRESENTATIVE DR MIKE MARSHALL
MPUMALANGA REPRESENTATIVE DR FRANS FOURIE
FREE STATE REPRESENTATIVE DR ELMARIE KOTZE
ORTHOPAEDIC CONSULTANT DR BUKS MARE
SURGICAL CONSULTANT PROF CAMPBELL MACFARLANE
CRITICAL CARE & ANAESTHESIOLOGY CONSULTANT VACANT
ENT CONSULTANT DR MAURICE HOCKMAN
DAN LIAISON DR HERMIE BRITZ
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY CONSULTANT DR JACK MEINTJES
TECHNICAL SAFETY ADVISOR MR FRANCOIS BURMAN
SPORTS MEDICINE CONSULTANT DR ANDY BRANFIELD
MILLITARY LIAISON DR AJIT DAYA
FORENSIC PATHOLOGIST PROF HENDRIK SCHOLTZ

 
We look forward to an exciting and productive time over the next two years which should witness the development of the BScMedScHons Hyperbaric  Medicine to follow its parallel in Diving and Undersea Medicine at the University of Stellenbosch;also the 2nd Bennett & Elliott Course in Durban between August and November 2006. In addition we are pleased to announce that SAUHMA has won the bid for the International Congress of Hyperbaric Medicine Meeting in Cape Town 2011. Many things to look forward to. If you are not yet a member of SAUHMA, please join by completing our on-line registration and be part of the future of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine in Southern Africa.
 

Yours Sincerely,

 
Frans J Cronjé, MD, BSc(Hons), CHT


For the refresher course:


The test will ONLY BE AVAILABLE UNTIL 15 December.  After that you will have to pay the full price!!!


Entry Requirements :

  1. MBChB or equivalent degree 
  2. Current registration with the HPCSA 
  3. Designated Medical Practitioner in terms of the Diving Regulations, 2001. 
  4. Full attendance and full payment  of the SAUHMA 2005 conference. 
     

To register for the examination, you will need to forward proof of current registration with the HPCSA as a medical practitioner AND provide your Department of Labour registration number.

You will need a password to login to the section for the refresher course.  You must contact Jack Meintjes via  e-mail (wajm@sun.ac.za) with the subject : “Refresher Exam”.  He will then give you a username and password it will take 24 – 48 hours.

You then go to :  http://www.learn.sun.ac.za

Choose the  “Tygerberg 2005” option

Then you will need the username & password.

It will cover:

Back physics & physiology
Fitness for diving
Some of the latest developments as covered during the conference 

 
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