Continuing Medical Education (CME)

DAN’s continuing medical education (CME) staff strives to assist physicians and other health care providers in obtaining new information that will lead to better quality and availability of care to the diving community worldwide. The internationally recognized resources of DAN and its affiliation with numerous institutions serving hyperbaric medicine provide cutting-edge medical and research information.


Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Courses

DAN has hosted the DAN Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine course since 1983. The accredited courses usually include lectures, case presentations, support materials, and both formal and informal discussion sessions with faculty.

Jointly sponsored by Divers Alert Network and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, the course is designed primarily for physicians. However, emergency medical personnel, paramedics, nurses and professionals, as well as instructors, divemasters and nonmedical, diving-related personnel with an interest in dive medicine may also find the course valuable.

The program focuses on diving and hyperbaric medicine with emphasis on the latest scientific literature in the field. The course features lectures, case presentations and support materials as well as both formal and informal discussion sessions with faculty.

Through lectures, case presentations, printed support materials, and both formal and informal discussion sessions with the faculty, it is anticipated that attendees completing this course will be able to discuss and clinically apply facts relevant to scheduled topics. Upon completion, course participants should also benefit from a broader understanding of current issues and increased familiarity with recent, relevant scientific literature in diving and hyperbaric medicine. Learning will be reinforced by case reports from the DAN Medical Services Call Center (MSCC) Quality Assurance archives, examples from recent and ongoing diving research, and from the personal experience of the faculty.

At the end of this course attendees should be able to discuss and clinically apply facts relevant to:

  • Medical and physical fitness to dive
  • Diving safety issues and current research
  • Hyperbaric medicine: applications, protocols, and mechanisms
  • Decompression physiology and pathophysiology
  • Diving injuries and their management
  • Controversies in diving medicine

Upcoming Courses

DAN-UHMS Fall 2022 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course (SOLD OUT)

Dates: October 8-15, 2022 
Location: Divi Flamingo Resort, Bonaire
Phone: +1 (800) 446-2671, ext. 1238
Email: 

DAN-UHMS Spring 2023 Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Course

Details coming soon!

Jointly sponsored by Divers Alert Network and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, this course offers lectures, case presentations, printed support materials, and both formal and informal discussion sessions with the faculty.  It is anticipated that attendees completing this course will be able to discuss and clinically apply facts relevant to the scheduled topics.  Upon completion of the course, participants should benefit from a broader understanding of current issues and increased familiarity with recent, relevant scientific literature in diving and hyperbaric medicine.  Learning will be reinforced by case reports from the DAN Medical Services Call Center (MSCC) quality assurance archives, examples from recent and ongoing diving research, and from the personal experiences of the faculty.

INCLUDED
  • 7-night hotel accommodations
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Room and meal plan taxes
  • 6 days two-tank boat diving (tanks, weights, fills)
  • Ground transfers
  • Wi-Fi
  • Nitrox (must show cert. card)
  • Welcome and farewell receptions
EXCLUDED
  • Marine park fee
  • Gratuities
  • Soft drinks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Course tuition
  • Airfare
FACULTY

Jacek Kot, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Medical University of Gdansk
Head of Department of Hyperbaric Medicine
Gdansk, Poland

James R. Holm, MD
Medical Director, Center for Hyperbaric Medicine
Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Seattle, WA

Richard Moon, MD
Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology
Medical Director, Hyperbaric Center
Duke University, Durham, NC

Matias Nochetto, MD
Vice President, Medical Services
Divers Alert Network, Durham, NC

CME Administrator:  Lana P. Sorrell, MBA, DMT, DAN Medical Services, Divers Alert Network

For information about future courses, email us at .


• Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and Divers Alert Network. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

• Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

• Full Disclosure Statement: All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Divers Alert Network 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.

• UHMS Disclaimer Statement: The information provided at this CME activity is for Continuing Medical Education purposes only. The lecture content, statements or opinions expressed however, do not necessarily represent those of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), its affiliates or its employees.
Cancellation and Refunds: In the event insufficient persons are secured for the course, DAN reserves the right to cancel this program and refund course or hotel package monies. This action will release DAN of any further obligation. DAN is not responsible for any cancellation or travel itinerary change fees assessed by the hotel, airlines or travel agents.

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