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Are you a North Carolina diver? DAN has a free talk tonight!

DAN is renowned for their educational lectures and they regularly put on a series of free seminars at the DEMA Show that all dive professionals can access.

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A list of Divers Alert Network lectures given at the DEMA Show by DAN experts, including Dr Neal W Pollock (pictured) Photo Credit: Rosemary E Lunn

For the last three years, DAN HQ in Durham (North Carolina) has been running a bi-monthly diving medicine / research / safety series of lectures at their office in West Colony Place. The talk is held on the first Wednesday of every other month at 19:00. This programme provides an excellent opportunity for anyone with a thirst for diving knowledge to listen to a variety of local experts discuss dive medicine, research, and safety.

Tonight’s lecture (Wednesday 6th February 2013) is entitled “The Physiology and Pathophysiology of Immersion” and given by Dr. Neal Pollock.

“Water can be a joy to swimmers and divers. The support it provides enables us to move in three dimensions with tremendous freedom. There is a toll, however, that comes with this dense milieu that we do not see in our normal air environment. This presentation will consider the effects of water immersion and the implications for swimmers and divers.”

For those of you unfamiliar with Dr Neal, he is a Research Director at DAN and a Research Associate at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology at Duke University Medical Center.

Doors will open at 18:15 for a pre-event social, and ‘Down Under‘ very kindly serve light refreshments. The presentation begins at 19:00 and will last approximately 45 – 55 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Admission to the lecture is free, and no registration is required. So come early, come hungry and hear Dr Neal wax lyrical about  immersion physiology.

Upcoming Lectures in the Series:

April 3: “Managing DCS in Remote Locations” presented by Dr. Nicholas Bird

June 5: “The Heart in Diving” presented by Dr. Petar Denoble

August 7: “Critical Thinking of Post-Dive Symptoms” presented by Dr. Matias Nochetto

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