T The 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) took place on the Caribbean island of Cayman Brac between 5th and 9th December 2016.

Abstracts of the scientific meeting will be available shortly.

The program of the Scientific meeting was:

Venue: Conference Centre, Brac Reef Beach Resort, Cayman Brac

Monday 5 December
07:30 Registration Cayman Hyperbaric staff
08:00 Welcome Dr Mark Glover
08:15 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for diabetic foot ulceration – insight from involvement in a clinical trial and review of evidence Dr Ron Linden
09:00 The effect of hyperbaric oxygen therapy on bone metabolism and its impact on radiation injuries to head and neck Dr Jake Freiberger
10:00 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy for radiation injuries to pelvis – insight from involvement in a clinical trial and review of evidence Dr Mark Glover
10:30 Break
10:45 Advanced wound care for patients receiving hyperbaric oxygen therapy Dr Ron Linden
11:30 Dive readiness Dr Neal Pollock
12:00 Lunch
Tuesday 6 December
08:00 Narcosis research Dr Jake Freiberger
09:15 Rebreather accident Dr Fiona Sharp
09:45 The anatomy of a diving death Dr Martin Sayer
10:30 Break
10:45 The Royal National Lifeboat Institution casualty care course Dr Colin Wilson
11:30 Vertebral fracture following oxygen seizure Dr Richard Wilson
12:00 Lunch
Wednesday 7 December
08:00 Pathophysiology and prevention of immersion pulmonary oedema Dr Jake Freiberger
08:45 Management of a decompression casualty who is not responding to recompression Dr Tristan Cope
09:30 Poor response to recompression therapy – statistics, prognostic indicators and pathophysiology Dr Mark Glover
10:15 Break
10:30 The interaction between endocrine conditions and diving (1) Dr Neal Pollock
11:15 UK and US disability legislations and how these impact on diving Dr Mark Glover
12:00 Lunch
Thursday 8 December
08:00 The interaction between endocrine conditions and diving (2) Dr Neal Pollock
08:45 Returning to diving after complete recovery – screening for risk factors Dr Mihaela Ignatescu
09:30 Assessment of disabled divers Dr Fiona Sharp
10:15 Break
10:30 Assisting disabled divers – experience of an Adaptive Dive Buddy. Mr BJ Walton
11:15 The health of divers project Dr Sally Simmons
12:00 Lunch
Friday 9 December
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Discussion – Framework to assess a diver with disability Plenary session – facilitators Dr Freiberger, Dr Pollock, Dr Glover
14:30 Summary of discussion regarding disability Dr Glover
15:00 Break
15:15 Discussion – evidence gaps identified during the conference and how might they be addressed by research Plenary session – facilitators Dr Freiberger, Dr Pollock, Dr Glover
16:15 Summary of discussion regarding evidence and proposed research Dr Pollock
16:45 Close of meeting
Evening Conference dinner

CPD Approval from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine has been applied for.

Hosted by the team at Cayman Hyperbaric Services. John Elliott, who has run the chamber with his wife Ann since 1996, has been an Associate Member of the British Hyperbaric Association for many years and we were very grateful for his offer to host the 2016 meeting.