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SAUHMA Conference 19 to 21 June 2009

Update on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine: Current state of affairs and what the near future holds

The setting for the 2009 SAUHMA conference will be the splendid Zevenwacht wine estate in Cape Townhttp://www.zevenwacht.co.za/zw_contact.html 

 

This conference will serve the purpose of informing the SAUHMA members of some important developments in diving and hyperbaric medicine.  The impact of the new Diving Regulations, 2009 on the practice of diving medicine in South Africa is enormous! 

 

The requirements for designation of medical practitioners have been amended and in stead of having just one level of designated medical practitioners, there are now three levels.  

 

Designated medical practitioners are also specifically regulated in the new Diving Regulations, 2009 and all medical practitioners involved in the evaluation and treatment of divers must be aware of their duties in terms of the regulations. 

 

An introduction to occupational medicine principles in diving and the interaction of designated medical practitioners with occupational medicine practitioners and specialists in the certification of divers and other personnel will provide new perspectives in fitness certification of personnel involved in diving operations. 

 

Dr. Frans Cronjé will provide information on current projects of the International Divers Alert Network, with specific reference to DAN Southern Africa.

 

On the hyperbaric side we are privileged to have Dick Clarke as a speaker, who will provide an update on the evidence-base of the primary indications (diabetic foot, radionecrosis and crush injuries) for HBO therapy.  He will also provide an overview of current multicentre trials in HBO and review some of the old controversies and new emerging indications. 

 

The approach to hyperbaric safety and the SAUHMA accreditation process is covered by our local expert, Francois Burman. Some “tricks of the trade” in running a hyperbaric facility is presented by our international speaker.

 

Lastly, we discuss training (both theoretical and practical) in diving medicine and hyperbaric medicine.  The current status is reviewed and the future highlighted with an international perspective of where Southern Africa is heading.  International accreditation of training courses is also discussed.

 

The 2009 SAUHMA conference will be packed full of topics relevant to everyday diving and hyperbaric medicine practice.  This is definitely not a conference to miss!!  Book your place early, as the number of delegates that can be accommodated is limited!

 

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Dr W.A.J. (Jack) Meintjes - President

Dates: 19 – 21 June 2009

Venue:  Zevenwacht wine estate in Cape Town

Price: R 4 000 late registration fee after 1st May 2009 (includes SAUHMA Membership FEE until 2011)

Request more information: info@sauhma.co.za

Conference organisers:  SAUHMA Secretary
Tel +27 11 266 4901/2
Fax +27 11 312 0054

 

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Programme 2009 (pdf)

Programme 2009 (doc)   

 

Additional Sessions:

WHASA - Wound Management and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Symposium

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