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
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
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.
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.