SAUHMA
by Dr CJ Roberts on September 7th, 2017

Please see the below training ​ opportunities, available in Canada, for qualification as Clinical Hyperbaric Technologist, Safety Director or Technician .
The CHT course is unique as it offers a complete 2 week programme to train CHT students in a university program.
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Posted on November 17th, 2016

The ​DAN Annual Diving Report is now available for download on the DAN website at: https://www.diversalertnetwork.org/medical/report/

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.