Posted on November 17th, 2016

The ​DAN Annual Diving Report is now available for download on the DAN website at:

Posted on September 1st, 2016

The prestigious Wilbur T. Workman Safety Award was awarded to Mr Francois Burman at the recent UHMS Gulf Coast Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting held in Durham, North Carolina, in honor of a lifetime dedicated to improving safety and technology in the field of Underwater and Hyperbaric Medicine. 

Congratulations Francois! Your South African colleagues proudly salute you!

Posted on May 26th, 2016

We would like to welcome and introduce Dr Chris Snyckers in the portfolio of Orthopaedic consultant on the SAUHMA Committee.
Dr Snyckers qualified as an Orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Pretoria and currently works in private practice at Eugene Marais Hospital as well as part-time consultant in Orthopaedic surgery at Steve Biko Academic hospital.
He has enormous interest and expertise in Orthopaedic trauma, fracture fixation techniques, limb reconstruction and arthroplasty.
He is well-published in South African Orthopaedic literature and has given numerous presentations abroad. He also serves on local as well as international societies and faculties.  
He is very interested in the role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Femoral Head Necrosis management and is currently collecting data together with Dr Gregory Weir on this topic.
Welcome Chris!

by Dr Cecilia Roberts on May 5th, 2016

The European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine recently held their 10th Consensus Conference on Hyperbaric Medicine in Lille, France from 14-16 April 2016.

Highlights were the change in ISSNHL and STRN (proctitis; cystitis) from type 2 to type 1, as well as Femoral Head Necrosis from no recommendation to level 2 recommendations, all supported by improved levels of evidence. The addition of a negative recommendation list is also new. 

See the summary of the new updated ECHM European list of indications for HBOT in our library as well as an explanatory document on the consensus methodology and how to interpret the different types of recommendations and levels of evidence.

Posted on November 14th, 2015

​We are looking for practitioners specialising in Hyperbaric and Diving medicine.
The positions are available in United Arab Emirates.
Stated below are the requirements; 
1- To be medically fit to work in the Hyperbaric chamber.
2- have a certificate in Hyperbaric and diving medicine recognised by one of the Hyperbaric medical socities like UHMS, EUBS and others.
3- have other speciality like family Medicine  (prefered), surgery, emergency medicine or others.
4- recent courses in cardiac life support and trauma management.
5- experience of upto 3 years working in Hyperbaric facility and dealing with diving accidents and Hyperbaric unit management.
6- being able to work with his colleagues as GP if needed and have the ability to deal with common emergency cases.
Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us
I trust the above is in order.
Kind Regards,
Rutendo Jambo
Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
Military Attache-Pretoria
Tel : +27 12 443 6557<>

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