Are you a North Carolina diver? DAN has a free talk tomorrow!
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.
The lecture tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd April 2014) is entitled “When Pressure Changes are Not About Diving,” and will be given by Dr. Neal Pollock.
For those of you unfamiliar with Dr Pollock, he is a Research Director at Divers Alert Network and a Research Associate at the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and Environmental Physiology, Duke University Medical Center.
Divers are known to experience pressure changes as they explore the underwater world, but there is less recognition of others that face related environmental conditions. This presentation will contrast the exposures of divers with those of aviators, astronauts, miners and even canning workers.
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 Neal wax lyrical about pressure changes.
The next lecture will be delivered by Niles W. Clarke. He will be discussing “The Science of Breathing Underwater” on Wednesday 4th June.