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UHMS/NOAA Physicians Training in Diving Medicine

10/6/2014 to 10/17/2014

When: 10/6/2014
Where: NOAA Diving Center
7600 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, Washington  98115
United States
Cindi Easterling, M.Ed.


UHMS/NOAA Physicians Training in Diving Medicine

OCTOBER 6 - 17, 2014

NOAA Diving Center, SEATTLE, WA

Applicants for the course should possess an M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree.  Preference will be given to those applicants who will use the training in their geographic areas to enhance the safety and efficiency of diving operations.  

The applicant must pass a diving physical examination if they wish to participate in diving/pressure related activities.  Please make sure you fill in the OBSERVER DIVER MEDICAL HISTORY FORM - NOAA Form 57-03-53   PDF - Fax to:  919-490-5149 or email to:

Please fill out the FOREIGN NATIONAL VISITOR/GUEST INFORMATION FORM:  PDF  - Fax to: 919-490-5149 or email to:

CME Hours
:  For MD/DO/PhD, or equivalent advanced degree, a Certificate of Continuing Medical Education Credits will be issued for those who complete an online evaluation form; MOC credit will be available.   

Course Fee

Course fee is required at time of registration.  All registrations must be submitted by September 1, 2014.  Upon receipt of your registration you will received a confirmation letter with hotel reservation information.  Please contact Cindi Easterling, the Course Coordinator, at email:   (919) 490-5140 x104 or 877-533-UHMS for additional information or if you have any questions.  UHMS members - $1,500/person; Non-UHMS members - $1,750/person.

Course Description and Goal

The UHMS/NOAA Physicians Training in Hyperbaric Medicine Course was started in 1977 with financial support from the Department of Energy and the cooperation of the US Navy.  Further influence has been based on internationally accepted training objectives that were agreed upon by the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC), the European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC), and the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM).  This course is primarily designed for those who possess an M.D., D.O., or equivalent degree; however those non-physicians who will use the training in their geographic areas to enhance the safety and efficiency of diving operations will also find the course of value. 

 The goal of this course is to train physicians in recognizing and treating diving medical emergencies.  Course educational methodology includes lectures, case presentations, video clips, printed support materials, practical exercises, and both formal and informal question and answer sessions with the faculty.                

In addition to  lectures on the physiology and medicine of diving, the course will include practical "hands on" experience operating and working recompression chambers, and the use of commercial and military diving equipment. 


Accreditation and Approval

The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.

The Diving Medical Advisory Committee and the European Diving Technical Committee (DMAC/EDTCmed has approved this course at Level IIA - Diving Medicine Physician.

Credit Designation

The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of        AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM .  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extend of their participation in the activity.  


All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by UHMS are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.  Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationship will be made at the activity.


Peter B. Bennett, PhD, DSc
Executive Director
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
Durham, NC

Matthew Berry, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Staff Physician & Full Partner
Department of Emergency Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Med. Center
West Los Angeles, CA

James Caruso, MD
Division Director
Chief Medical Examineer/Coroner
Denver Office of the Medical Examiner
Denver, CO

David Dinsmore
NOAA Diving Program Manager
Mt. Juliet, TN  37122

CDR Joel Dulaigh
NOAA Diving Medical Officer
NOAA Diving Center
Seattle, WA 

John J. (Jake) Freiberger, MD
Assistant Professor of Anes.
Director, Dive Medicine
Ctr. for Hyperbaric Medicine &
    Environmental Physiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 

Bill J. Gordon
Instructor Trainer; Training Specialist
NOAA Diving Center
Seattle, WA

Zachary Hileman
Training Specialist
NOAA Diving Center
Seattle, WA 

James R. Holm, MD, FACEP
Medical Director, Center forHyperbaric Medicine
Section Head, Hyperbaric Medicine
Department of Medicine
Virginia Mason Medical Center
Seattle, WA

Karl E. Huggins, M.S.
Director, USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber/
USC Wrigley Marine Science Center
Avalon, CA

Nick Jeremiah
Equipment Specialist
NOAA Diving Center
Seattle, WA

Edmond Kay, MD
Director of Hyperbaric Medicine
HealthForce Occupational Medicine 
Bellevue, WA 

LT. Justin Keesee
Diving Center Executive Officer
NOAA Diving Center
Seattle, WA

Greg McFall
NOAA Diving Program
NOAA Diving Center
Seattle, WA

CAPT. Mark Pickett
NOAA Diving Center
Seattle, WA

Neal W. Pollock, PhD
Research Director
Divers Alert Network
Research Associate, Dept. of Anes.
Center for Hyperbaric Medicine &
Environmental Physiology
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 

Klaus Torp MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Perioperative Medical Director
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, FL



Marriott Courtyard - Seattle Downtown / Lake Union
925 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
p: 206-213-0100/ f: 206-213-0101
ROOM RATE: $169.00 Single or $175.00 Double (King Room with sofa beds or double-bedded rooms)
Rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.6%+ $2.00) in effect at the time of check-out.

Reservations for this special UHMS room block can be made directly with Marriott reservations at (800) 321-2211 or directly with the Lake Union Courtyard at (206) 213-0100. Reservations must be made on or before Monday, September 15th, 2014. Reservations after that date cannot be guaranteed based on space availability.

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