UKDMC BHA Conference 2017

 Venue: Jurys Inn Birmingham 245 Broad Street Birmingham B1 2HQ

Thursday 19 October 2017

Session 1

Moderators      Phil Bryson & Peter Wilmshurst

08:30 08:45 Introduction to conference Mark Glover
08:45 09:15 Cardiac medicines – NOACs etc Mark Turner
09:15 10:15 Fitness to dive Jake Freiberger
10:15 10:45 Questions and case discussion Plenary session
10:45 11:15 Break

Session 2

Moderators      Mark Glover & Katharine Robinson

11:15 12:00 Review of Respiratory Fitness to Dive Decisions Anthony Frew
12:00 12:45 Personality disorder Andrew Procter
12:45 13:45 Lunch

Session 3

Moderators      Mark Turner & David Wilmot

13:45 14:15 Disability legislation Mark Glover
14:15 15:15 Assessing divers with disability Jake Freiberger
15:15 15:45 Questions and case discussion Plenary session
15:45 16:00 Break

Session 4

Moderators      Phil Bryson & Margaret Clamp

16:00 16:45 Health problems in cancer survivors, case report and discussion Mark Turner, Mark Glover
16:45 17:15 Committee Q&A Committee
17:15 End of academic sessions

 

19:00 Conference dinner

 

Friday 20 October 2017

Session 1

Moderators      Martin Sayer & Katharine Robinson

09:00 09:45 Management of severe DCI – patient perspective Martin Robson
09:45 10:30 Management of severe DCI – chamber perspective Christine Penny
10:30 10:45 Break

Session 2

Moderators      Mark Glover & Phil Bryson

10:45 11:15 Update from HSE Chief Inspector of Diving Judith Tetlow
11:15 11:45 Update from HSE Principal Medical Adviser Steve Forman
11:45 12:15 Questions and discussion Plenary session
12:15 13:15 Lunch

Session 3

Moderators      Christine Penny & Colin Wilson

13:15 14:00 Pre-hospital management of decompression illness: expert review of key principles and controversies Pierre Lafère

 

 

14:00 14:45 IMCA initiatives on diver health and wellbeing and diver recovery. Phil Bryson
14:45 15:00 Break

Session 4

Moderators      Jake Freiberger & Mark Glover

15:00 15:45 Accidents in technical and rebreather diving: role of hypoxia and hypercapnia Martin Sayer
15:45 16:00 Quick Update – Newer Psychotropic Drugs Andrew Procter
16:00 16:15 Quick Update – Immersion Pulmonary Oedema Peter Wilmshurst
16:15 16:30 Quick Update – Patent Foramen Ovale Mark Turner
16:30 16:45 Quick Update – Ischaemic Heart Disease Peter Wilmshurst
16:45 17:00 Discussion Plenary session
17:00 17:15 Closing Remarks Committee
17:15 End of academic sessions

 

18:45 Buffet available
18:45 19:30 2 unusual cases of air embolism Andreas Brodbeck
19:30 BHA AGM

 

Saturday 21 October 2017

Session 1

Moderators      Christine Penny & Oliver Firth

09:00 09:45 Diving Accidents in Gozo Mario Saliba
09:45 10:30 Neurological pain in a scallop diver with DCS Colin Wilson
10:30 10:45 Break

Session 2

Moderators      Colin Wilson & Gary Smerdon

10:45 11:15 Altitude limits for air evacuation of decompression casualties Adam Griffiths
11:15 12:00 Introduction of a new ventilator at Chichester HMU Colin Beard
12:00 12:15 Case Report: Deadly barbecue leading to jail and ICU Pieter Bothma
12:15 13:15 Lunch

Session 3

Moderators      Pieter Bothma & Michael Gonevski

13:15 14:00 HBO for Bisphosphonate Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Jake Freiberger
14:00 14:30 A case series of malignant otitis externa from DDRC Healthcare Christine Penny
14:30 14:45 Break

Session 4

Moderators      Gerard Laden & Mark Glover

14:45 15:00 Trial designs, pros and cons, update on progress towards research projects in BHA Gary Smerdon / research leads
15:00 16:15 Next steps in research Plenary Session
16:15 16:30 Closing Remarks Pieter Bothma
16:30 End of academic sessions