Dive Away Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine Conference - Philippines

Venue: Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort

Location: Dauin-Dumaguete, Philippines

Event Date/Time: Feb 24, 2012 End Date/Time: Mar 04, 2012
Early Registration Date: Nov 15, 2011
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Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine Course: 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Highlights included:

•Diving Developments and Techniques, Fitness to Dive, Drowning/Near Drowning
•SCUBA and Free Diving Physics & Physiology
•Gas Embolism and Decompression Sickness, Return to Diving Assessment
•Environmental Hazards, Cave/Cold Water Diving
•Hyperbaric Medicine, Dive Accident Management, and much more!

Location and Activities:

•Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort - A secure, private beach and diving resort located on the warm, sunny and secluded Philippine island paradise of Negros. The Philippines is a beautiful island nation located in Southeast Asia comprising more than 7,000 islands in the western Pacific Ocean. These islands are home to spectacular scenery, pristine beaches, incredible sights and lively cities. The Pura Vida Beach and Dive Resort is built for divers by divers and is under Swiss Management. Located on an unspoiled 3km beach, it is a real tropical environment with lots of coconut palm trees and lush greenery around a large swimming pool.

•Fantastic diving: The Philippines Gets Top Spots in Scuba Diving Magazine's Top 100 Reader’s Choice Survey for 2010 (Categories for Wreck Diving, Macro Life, Advanced Diving, Beginner Diving, Underwater Photography, Value for Diving Dollar, and Overall Rating for Destination.) The Philippines are surrounded by an abundance of healthy reefs and many wrecks with with an enormous variety of fish offering world class scuba diving and snorkeling. The country's top marine biology institute is found in Dumaguete and for good reason, as it is proximate to excellent marine sites.

•Additional activities: Guided hikes in tropical forests to waterfalls and hot springs, ATV tours, golfing, bird watching, visiting the weekly farmer’s market, sea kayaking, sailing and dolphin/whale watching and much more! Spa services available at resort - massage, body scrub, manicure/pedicure, aroma therapy, steam and sauna. Wireless internet in the whole resort area.

Course Information
This six-day course in diving & hyperbaric medicine is open to everyone, but is an exciting and opportune way for physicians, nurses and health professionals to earn continuing medical education credits while enjoying one of the most beautiful, adventurous and exciting islands in the Philippines - and, of course, there is 
fantastic diving!
The objectives/goals of this CME course is to provide a 
comprehensive overview of diving medicine, cover many topics related to hyperbaric medicine in order to
provide the participant with the tools necessary to 
- how the undersea environment affects divers
- discussing fitness to dive and return to diving issues
- the evaluation of diving related injuries,
- the management of these conditions, and much more.

- The History of Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine
- The Physics of Diving
- Physiological Responses to the
Underwater Environment
- Decompression Theory
- Panic
- Blackout/Apneic Diving
- Marine Animal Injuries & Envenomation
- Hyperthermia and Sun Exposure Issues
- ENT Aspects of Diving
- Non-Pulmonary Barotrauma
- Thoracic Squeeze
- Nitrogen Narcosis
- Oxygen Toxicity
- Anoxia/Hypoxia
- Carbon Dioxide Toxicity/CO Poisoning
- Extra-alveolar Gas/Arterial Gas Embolism,
- Decompression Sickness
- Medical Considerations/Physical Health & Fitness
- Age Considerations, Cardiac Health and Diving
- Innate Immunity
- Mammalian Adaptation to Diving
- History of Diving Injuries
- Accident Analysis / Case Histories
- Physical & Mental Health Training for Divers
- Hyperbaric Medicine - Mechanisms, Indications, 
 Safety, Applications for Diving Related Diseases
 and off label indications
- Technical Diving, New Species Discovery in Cave
- Rebreather Diving, Cave Diving
- Medical/Surgical Resources on Dive Sites
- Seafood Toxidromes
- Forensic Diving Cases
- Antarctic Diving, Hypothermia
- New Developments in Diving Technology
- Wilderness, Extreme Location/Travel Medicine
- Divers’ First Aid /Medical Kits


Additional Information

$1,249.00*- (includes: R/T ground transfers from Dumaguete, 7 nights/8 days in a deluxe air conditioned beach or poolside room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Scuba diving daily, 5 days - up to 5 boat dives available per day, unlimited diving, plus unlimited shore diving). Diving Medicine CME Program: $650 before November 15, 2011; $750 thereafter. Group rate airfare LAX to Dumaguete = $1315 but airfare must be purchased by Oct 30, 2011!! * Amount quoted is per person/double occupancy in deluxe room. Rates include taxes. Prices and rates subject to change. Package does not include round trip airfare and ground/boat transport to Dumaguete. Other room categories available ($1199.00-$1699.00 per person/double occupancy, single rates also available). Non-diver rates are $500.00 less per person. Price is for payment by check or cash. $65 pp additional charge for payment by credit card. Beverages not included. Space is subject to availability, there is limited space available, your space is not guaranteed until completed registration form and deposit is received and confirmation provided. Other restrictions may apply. See “Dive Away” Philippines Registration form for complete details. +Restrictions apply, packages subject to terms and condition. Package includes: R/T ground transfers, accommodations (7 nights), daily breakfast, lunch & dinner, 5 days - up to 5 boat dives per day, unlimited dives plus unlimited shore diving. Cost for a non-diver is $500.00 less than the stated rates above. Package does not include: Round trip airfare, diving & hyperbaric medicine CME course, equipment rental, sea/land excursions, oxygen, Sofnolime, incidentals, tips, departure tax (approx $20), additional diving, food (other than breakfast, lunch & dinner), 
beverages, etc. Nitrox available for additional charge per tank. For more info and registration forms contact: Hyperbaric Medicine - Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (562) 933-6950 or email hyperbaric_medicine@memorialcare.org This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center (LBMMC). The UHMS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live 
activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category I Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by UHMS and LBMMC are expected to disclose to the participants any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Full disclosure of faculty and planner relevant financial relationships will be made at the activity.