UNDERWATER MEDICINE

2016

St Lucia

January 16-23

 

 

A training program in diving and hyperbaric medicine, certified for 25 AMA PRA category 1 credits through Temple University School of Medicine. The program is offered in cooperation with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.


 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

      Medical evaluation of a diver or diving candidate demands that the physician have a thorough knowledge of the state of health of the diver candidate and the unique physical qualifications needed for this sport.

     With over 4 million sport divers in the United States alone, diving candidates with chronic disorders  frequently appear in their physician’s office requesting medical clearance for sport diver training.  The program provides a review of common chronic diseases that require special consideration for divers, and criteria for fitness of sport diving candidates.  Lectures on marine injuries and intoxications, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy will also be included.

   This course will provide physicians of all specialties, nurse or physician’s assistant with a basic understanding of the physics, physiology and stresses produced by the diving environment, and the criteria for evaluating candidates for diving.

     In this year's program we will pay special attention to diagnosing diving disorders, and will provide a series of lectures on Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and marine injury and toxicology. Upon completion of the course, participants should have a general knowledge of diving medicine and physiology, marine toxicology, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and medical standards for diving.

    The program will be held at the Anse Chastanet Resort in Saint Lucia. The hotel provides a conference center with a comfortable air conditioned classroom, and a variety of recreational activities in addition to diving.

 

FACULTY AND STAFF

Alfred A. Bove, M.D., PhD, MACC, FACP, FUHM
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Chief,
Cardiology Section, Temple University School of Medicine

Dr. Bove is actively engaged in research and consulting in diving medicine. He was trained as a diving medical officer in the Navy. Dr. Bove has published a number of studies on the pathophysiology of decompression sickness and with two other investigators, was awarded the Stover-Link diving research award of the Undersea Medical Society in 1975. In 1988, he was awarded the UHMS Craig Hoffman award for contributions to diving safety. In 1995, he received the NOGI award for science from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences. He is a past president of the UHMS and has been a consultant in diving medicine to the National Research Council, US Department of Labor, NOAA. Dr. Bove is board certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, and is a YMCA and NAUI diving instructor.? He is the editor of the textbook Bove and Davis' Diving Medicine, fourth edition, and is an avid sport diver.

 

Tom S. Neuman, M.D. FACP, FACPM, FUHM
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Neuman was trained as a diving medical officer, he retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain. He was president of the UHMS in 1989 and past editor-in-chief of the journal Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is the co-editor of the 5th Edition of Bennett and Elliott's Physiology and Medicine of achievement. Dr. Neuman was an advisor to the National Academies of Sciences to advise NASA on the medical problems associated with colonization of the moon and the trip to Mars. Dr. Neuman is an active diver, a PADI scuba instructor. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Neuman received the Albert Behnke Award for outstanding scientific contributions to the field of Undersea Medicine. He also received the Stover-Link award for contributions to diving safety and the Merrill Spencer Award for lifetime achievement. Dr. Neuman was an advisor to the National Academies of Sciences on medical problems associated with colonization of the moon and the trip to Mars. He is an active diver and a PADI scuba instructor. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Preventive Medicine.?

 

Lindell K. Weaver, MD, FACP, FCCP, FCCM, FUHM
Professor of Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

Dr. Weaver is the Medical Director and Division Chief of Hyperbaric Medicine at the LDS hospital, and the Intermountain Medical Center. He has published important studies in HBO2 therapy of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, HBO2 therapy for non-healing wounds, and recently in the use of HBO2 in treating traumatic brain injury. He was president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society from 2004 to 2006. He was the Chair of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Committee of the UHMS until 2015. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, Critical Care and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Weaver is trained as a Navy Undersea Medical Officer, and served a total of 12 years of active and reserve duty. He is a consultant in diving medicine for several professional diving organizations, and is a certified diving instructor. He is the current southwest regional coordinator for the Divers Alert Network. He has received numerous awards for his research in hyperbaric medicine, including the prestigious Paul Bert award of the UHMS. He has published more than 100 papers on HBO2 therapy, and is recognized as an international expert on treatment of Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

 

Nelson M. Wolf, MD.
Former Director, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
Professor of Medicine, Temple  University Medical School

Dr. Wolf is a member of the faculty in Medicine and Cardiology at Temple University Medical School.  He is trained as a Navy Undersea Medical Officer and was on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 3 years and reserve duty for 2. Dr. Wolf also has training in the area of  bioterrorism, and in disaster preparedness.  He is a member of the disaster management committee of Temple University Hospital.  Dr. Wolf was the director of Invasive and Interventional cardiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania for over 20 years, and is the current acting director of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology at Temple University Medical Center. He has been a leader in application of newer technologies to invasive and interventional cardiology.  Dr. Wolf  has been an avid sport diver for many years.

Management Staff

Sandy Bove, R.N.
President and CEO, Underwater medicine Associates

Sandy manages the program organization.  She is responsible for organizing hotel, travel, and diving arrangements, and assuring that the program runs according to plan.

 

Sunday, January 17

 

8:00 a.m.

Introduction and welcome

Bove

8:30    

Practical Diving Safety

Bove

3:00 p.m.

Physics and Physiology of diving

Bove

4:00    

Barotrauma

Neuman

5:00

DCS/AGE Treatment

Bove

6:00

Forum - Diagnosing DCS

Faculty

7:00

Adjourn

 

 

           

 

 

Monday, January 18

 

2:30 p.m.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy - overview

Weaver

3:30    

Fitness for Diving

Neuman

4:30

Immersion Pulmonary Edema

Bove

5:30

Case Review

Faculty

6:30

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 19

 

2:30 p.m.

Marine Toxicology (invertebrates)                                  

Bove

3:30    

Ingested Marine toxins                                                    

Bove

4:30

Drowning and diving

Neuman

5:30

Fundamental mechanisms of hyperbaric oxygen

Weaver

6:30

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 20

 

2:30 p.m.

Breath Hold Diving

Bove

3:30    

Marine toxicology (vertebrates)

Bove

5:00

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Weaver

6:30    

Adjourn

 

8:30 p.m.

Health Care Reform

Bove

9:30

Adjourn

 

 

Thursday January 21

 

3:00 p.m.

Cardiac Disorders and diving

Bove

4:30

Diagnosing DCS

Neuman

6:00

Hyperbaric oxygen for post concussive symptoms after mild traumatic brain injury

Weaver

7:00

Adjourn

 

8:30 p.m.

Marine Environment                                                                                         

 

10:00

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 22

 

3:00 p.m.

Hyperbaric oxygen for necrotizing fasciitis and gas gangrene

Weaver

4:00    

Final examination 

Faculty

5:00

Examination review                                                                                           

Faculty

6:00

Adjourn

 





 



TEMPLE UNIVERSITY UNDERWATER MEDICINE
2017
Little Cayman Beach Resort

Little Cayman, BWI

JANUARY 14 - 21, 2017

A training program in diving medicine with special lectures on diagnosis and treatment of diving disorders, causes of fatalities in diving, and fitness for diving, certified for 25 category I credits through The Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple University.  The program is offered in cooperation with the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Medical evaluation of a diver or diving candidate demands that the physician have a knowledge of the unique physical qualifications needed for this sport. In this year’s program we will pay special attention to diagnosing diving disorders, and will provide a series of lectures on fitness for diving, marine injury and toxicology with emphasis on case examples. The program will feature a series of lectures on fitness for diving in different populations, including sport, commercial, scientific and military diving.. Upon completion of the course, participants should have a general knowledge of diving medicine, marine toxicology, assessment of fitness for diving, and medical standards for diving.

FACULTY
Alfred A. Bove, M.D., PhD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine
Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Cardiology Section, Temple Univ.

Dr. Bove is actively engaged in research and consulting in diving medicine. He was trained as a diving medical officer in the Navy. Dr. Bove has published a number of studies on the pathophysiology of decompression sickness and with two other investigators, was awarded the Stover-Link diving research award of the Undersea Medical Society in 1975. In 1988, he was awarded the UHMS Craig Hoffman award for contributions to diving safety, and in 1995, the NOGI award for science from the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences. In 2016 he was awarded the Albert Behnke award of the UHMS. He is a past president of the Undersea Medical Society and for 20 years, was the medical editor of Skin Diver Magazine. He has been a consultant in diving medicine to the National Research Council, US Department of Labor, NOAA, and a variety of corporations. Dr. Bove is a certified YMCA and NAUI scuba instructor. He is the editor of a textbook on Diving Medicine, and is an avid sport diver.

Frank K. Butler, Jr., Capt., MC, USN (ret)
Director of Biomedical Research
Naval Special Warfare Command
Former Head of Ophthalmology, Naval Hospital, Pensacola

Dr Butler is a retired Navy undersea medical officer and an ophthalmologist who served as a Navy SEAL prior to his medical career. He directs the Biomedical Research Program for the Naval Special Warfare Command. He spent five years at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit and has made numerous contributions to the literature of diving medicine, particularly directed toward eye problems in diving and SEAL diving techniques.  Dr. Butler is a consultant in ophthalmology for the Diver's Alert Network and has also contributed to the literature in the prehospital management of combat trauma. He is an active diver both in the navy and as a sport diver.

Tom S. Neuman, M.D. FACP, FACPM
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus
University of California, San Diego

Dr. Neuman has made many original contributions to diving medicine. Trained as a Naval undersea medical officer, he retired from the Naval Reserve with the rank of Captain. Dr. Neuman was president of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society in 1989. He is the past editor-in-chief of the journal Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. He is the co-editor of the 5th Edition of Bennett and Elliott’s Physiology and Medicine of Diving. In 2007 Dr. Neuman received the Albert Behnke Award for outstanding scientific contributions to the field of Undersea Medicine. He also received the Link-Stover award for contributions to diving safety and the Merrill Spencer Award for lifetime achievement. Dr. Neuman served on a variety of committees of the National Academies of Sciences to advise NASA on the medical problems associated with deep space missions including the colonization of the moon and the trip to Mars. His most recent work has been related to the problems associated with diagnosing DCS and AGE. Dr. Neuman is an active diver, a PADI scuba instructor and is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and Preventive Medicine.

Nelson M. Wolf, MD
Former Director, Cardiac Catheterization Cardiology Section,
Professor of Medicine (Retired), Lewis Katz School of Medicine Temple Univ.

Dr. Wolf is a past member of the faculty in Medicine and Cardiology at Temple University Medical School. He is trained as a Navy Undersea Medical Officer and was on active duty in the U.S. Navy for 3 years and reserve duty for 2. Dr. Wolf also has training in the area of bioterrorism, and in disaster preparedness. He was a member of the disaster management committee of Temple University Hospital. Dr. Wolf was the director of Invasive and Interventional cardiology at the Medical College of Pennsylvania for over 20 years, and is the past director of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology at Temple University Medical Center. He has been a leader in application of newer technologies to invasive and interventional cardiology. Dr. Wolf has been an avid sport diver for many years.

Management Staff

Sandy Bove, R.N.

Sandy manages the program organization. She is responsible for organizing hotel, travel, and diving arrangements, and assuring that the program runs according to plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM
TUUM 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, January 15

 

8:00 a.m.

Introduction and welcome

Bove

8:30       

Practical Diving Safety

Bove

3:00 p.m.

Physics and Physiology of diving

Butler

4:00       

Barotrauma

Neuman

5:00

Treatment of DCS and AGE

Bove

6:00

Diagnosing DCS

Faculty

7:00

Adjourn

 

 

         

 

 

Monday, January 16

 

2:30 p.m.

Physical Condition - What are the Goals?

Butler

3:30       

Exercise Demands for Diving and Other Sports

Neuman

4:30

Non Cardiogenic pulmonary edema

Bove

5:30

A Diving Instructor with Heart Disease

Faculty

6:30

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, January 17

 

3:00 p.m.

Marine Toxicology (invertebrates)                                           

Bove

4:00       

Ingested Marine toxins                                                                       

Bove

4:30

Drowning and Diving

Neuman

5:30

Return to Diving after Cardiac Surgery

Faculty

6:30

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 18

 

3:00 p.m.

Breath Hold Diving

Butler

4:00       

Marine toxicology (vertebrates)

Bove

5:00

Restraint and Confinement

Neuman

6:30

Adjourn

 

8:30 p.m.

Health Care Reform - 2017                                                             

Bove

9:30

Adjourn

 

 

Thursday, January 19

 

3:00 p.m.

Approach to Divers wih Heart Disease

Bove

4:30

Militaary Divers

Butler

5:30

Cases - Is it Really DCS?

Faculty

7:00

Cases

 

7:00

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, January 20

 

3:00 p.m.

Clinical Decisions Regarding Divers with a PFO

Faculty

4:00       

Final examination                                                                                   

Faculty

5:00

Examination review                                                                                                                       

Faculty

6:00

Adjourn