DAN offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you’re a medical professional, a diver or a dive business owner, we hope to see you at an upcoming continuing medical education course, dive safety seminar or trade show. Never miss a public lecture, DAN training opportunity or webinar again. Get the details you need ahead of time — check out our full schedule of upcoming events.
Exploring the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for divers.
Live Event: Thursday, June 24th, 2021 7PM ET
This webinar will cover what we know about COVID-19 and diving after a year and a half living with the pandemic. We’ll discuss the global path to immunity, and how different vaccination rates -with different vaccines- may impact affect the epidemiological situation on in several popular dive locations destinations as they reopen. This will be particularly useful as you plan your next for anyone planning international travel. Many other COVID-19 related areas will be discussed and we hope you can join us.
Return To Diving Safely
Your guide to getting back in the water
Live Event: Thursday, May 20th, 2021 7PM ET
Have you been out of the water for a while? Whether it was the pandemic, your health, or life in general that put diving on hold for you, it’s important to set yourself up for a safe and successful return. This webinar will cover the essentials of preparation: health and fitness considerations, ensuring your equipment and dive skills are up to date, and getting ready for travel. We hope you can join us.
Environmental Considerations For Disinfection
Keep your divers safe while being aware of the environment
Live Event: Thursday, April 15th, 2021 7PM ET
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, divers and dive operators are realizing the important role that cleaning and disinfecting dive gear plays in minimizing the spread of illnesses. However, some cleaners can be harsh or destructive to the environment and can have a severe impact on marine life if not handled properly.
This webinar will explore how to choose an environmentally friendly product, how to effectively clean your dive equipment and how to dispose of the product safely after use. These best practices can be incorporated into your daily cleaning procedures to help your divers remain safe and healthy while doing your part to preserve our precious environment. We hope you can join us.
The Research Roadmap
2021 & Beyond
Live Event: Thursday, March 18, 2021 7PM ET
At DAN our goal is to make diving safer for everyone. To achieve this, we rely on help from divers, physicians and scientists around the world who contribute ideas and solutions that enhance our understanding of how diving affects the human body. Our multidisciplinary approach in diving science combines human physiology, biomedical engineering, surveillance of injuries and fatalities, and population-health initiatives.
In this webinar, DAN director of research Frauke Tillmans, Ph.D., will explain where DAN research is going in 2021 and beyond and outline how divers can participate in DAN research projects.
Pressure Change and Barotrauma
How diving affects the body’s air-filled spaces
Live Event: Thursday, February 18, 2021 7PM ET
The pressure changes associated with diving have significant effects on the lungs, ears, sinuses and other gas-filled cavities of the human body. In this lecture, Matias Nochetto, M.D., discusses the mechanisms and outcomes of barotraumas in diving — from the mundane to the rare and bizarre. With a better understanding of how barotraumas happen, divers and dive professionals will be better able to both prevent and treat them.