12th Symposium on diving medicine at Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover

by    DiveSSI    14th October 2016

Sharing knowledge to save lives

Diving accidents occasionally occur in the sport of scuba diving. With
every new accident, questions are raised as to whether and how it could
have been prevented, and whether the consequences could have been
mitigated or avoided altogether with the provision of proper emergency

These important issues are the focus of the 12th Symposium on Diving
Medicine on Saturday, October 29th at the Hannover Medical School.

This year, the symposium focuses on the emergency care of divers.
Topics on emergency dive medicine and related subjects will be on the

A stellar line-up of 16 speakers, mainly from the medical field, will
share their insights on different aspects of dive medicine. They
include Prof Dr Claus-Martin Muth, Thomas Sobotta, Dr Bernd Winkler,
Sabine Hellmers, M.Sc. Psych. Dr Markus Flentje, Karsten Theiß and Dr
Hansjörg Mühlen.

The series of lectures / programmes comprises:

- Emergency medical care in and on the water
- Strategies to improve dive safety
- Diving with diabetes mellitus

- Hyperbaric chamber treatment

In addition to the lectures, seven workshops will be organised, dealing
with oxygen treatment, medical examinations for divers, ear problems
during holidays, provision of medical care and first aid in remote
areas, etc.

There is also an exhibition showcasing dive-related products, as well
as a service that provides information for your dive trip and
information on emergency services.

The symposium is targeted not only at medical professionals, but also
interested sports enthusiasts who want a deeper insight into dive

The seminar takes place from 9am to 5pm. Registration is required for the symposium and workshop.

Online registration and further information available here

Seminar program, tentative schedule

Participation fee:
Symposium only:35 Euros
Symposium and workshop: 35 Euros + 25 Euros per workshop

Please note: As all the workshops start at the same time, participants can attend only one workshop each.

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14th October 2016
DiveSSI on Jul 01st 2021
Hola, thanks for your feedback, we will have a look!
MIGUEL ANGEL SORIA on Jun 30th 2021
Hola soy instructor owd y con la pandemia seria importante tratar el tema de las personas que bucean pero tuvieron neumonía por covid-19 asi como la informacion de como regresar al buceo y tocar los diferentes temas que este tema abarca gracias buen día pendiente a sus comentarios me gustaría contar varios casos al respecto y que según los medicos ayudo a superar la enfermedad el echo de ser buceadores.

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