January 19-26, 2019


Course Description and Objectives

With the ever-increasing popularity of recreational diving, there are greater demands on the medical community to provide medical clearance to divers and to understand the needs of the injured diver.

Medical Seminars, Inc. developed Medicine of Diving to educate physicians who serve as medical consultants to divers in their local communities. This course is designed to empower physicians to make informed recommendations on fitness to dive and to recognize and manage diving injuries.

Upon completion of the Medicine of Diving activity, participants should be able to:

  • Make a medical assessment of fitness to dive
  • Discuss medical concerns for diving in special environments
  • Recognize & treat unique diving accidents in emergency situations
  • Manage diving injuries at remote locations
  • Gain knowledge to serve as a medical consultant to local dive groups

Who should attend?

This clinical course in diving medicine is designed for physicians of all specialties who have an interest in undersea medicine.


DAY 1 / Sunday, January 28, 2018

  • Introduction (P Sheffield)
  • Island Diseases (D Wakely)
  • Artisanal Divers in the Americas (M Nochetto)
  • Seasickness Prevention and Treatment (S Flinn)
  • Practical Diving Safety (P Sheffield)

DAY 2 / Monday, January 29, 2018

  • Diving Safely With Children (D Wakely)
  • Medical Considerations in Closed Circuit Diving (S Flinn)
  • Breath-hold Diving (S Flinn)
  • Seafood Harvesting Hazards (M Nochetto)

DAY 3 / Tuesday, January 30, 2018

  • USN Diving: How Did We Get Here? History of USN Diving (K Koerner)
  • Travel Medicine (S Flinn)
  • Pulmonary Issues in Diving (E Worth)
  • Marine Life Toxinology (M Nochetto)

DAY 4 / Wednesday, January 31, 2018

  • The Psychiatric Patient and Fitness to Dive (G Toups)
  • The Aging Diver: Considerations for Diver Fitness & Limitations (G Toups)
  • PFO in the Diver: Unusual DCI (E Worth)
  • DAN Case Studies (M Nochetto)

DAY 5 / Thursday, February 1, 2018

  • Remote Operations Injury Management (M Nochetto)
  • Diagnosis and Field Care of Common Sports Injuries (S Flinn)
  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care: Lessons for the Dive Medic? (K Koerner)
  • Hyperbaric Chamber Accidents: Legal Consequences (P Sheffield)

DAY 6 / Friday, February 2, 2018

  • Self Assessment Exam (P Sheffield)
  • Exam Review/ Critique (Faculty)

Continuing Education Credit

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 Medical Seminars, Inc . The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Designation Statement

The UHMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 19.5 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

2019 Medicine of Diving Faculty

Each year we put together a faculty of diving medicine experts to deliver up to date knowledge and strategies to our physician attendees.

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Disclaimer & Disclosures

Full Disclosure Statement

All faculty members and planners participating in continuing medical education activities sponsored by Medical Seminars Inc. 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. This activity has no commercial support.

UHMS Disclaimer

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.