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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.

Nick Bird, DAN, Chief Medical Officer, Divers Alert Network, Dr Richard D Vann, Dr Petar Denoble, Dr Neal W Pollock, Rosemary E Lunn, Roz Lunn, TUMC, The Underwater Marketing Company, diving medicine, DCS, DCI, diving physiology, bent diver, decompression sickness, decompression illnessFor 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 3rd April 2013) is entitled “Managing DCS in Remote Locations” and given by Dr. Nicholas Bird.

“Decompression sickness often occurs in remote locations. In such environments, treatment options and local expertise may be lacking. This presentation covers a description of decompression sickness, diagnostic criteria and treatment options, and factors that may help guide decisions about treatment versus evacuation.”

For those of you unfamiliar with Dr Nick, he is DAN’s Chief Medical Officer.

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 Nick wax lyrical about DCS logistics.

Upcoming Lectures in the Series:

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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