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Diving Medicine Conference

Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Danbury, CT

The Diving Medicine Conference is made up of two sessions.

The morning program will offer insight and education in key topics in Diving Medicine led by experts in the field of diving medicine.

The afternoon session will offer certification courses in both advance oxygen and neuro assessment by Divers Alert Network.


Nicholas Bird, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Divers Alert Network

Richard Sadler, MD
Diving Medical Physician
Davenport, Iowa

Bernie Chowdhury, CHT 
Instructor, DAN, SDI, TDI

David Charash, DO
Medical Director Wound Care Hyperbaric Medicine
Danbury Hospital 

Conference Program

Morning Program

Participants will be eligible for 3 CME/CEU credits

  • Diving Emergencies given by Dr. Bird
  • Situational Awareness and the Psychology of Diving given by Dr. Sadler
  • Operational Training and Safety Principles given by Bernie Chowdhury, CHT 
  • When to Retire the Diver given by Dr. Charash

Afternoon Program

Pre-requisites for the afternoon program: Students must have a current/up-to-date, full CPR certification and must complete the online pre-course modules prior to attending the course

Divers Alert Network will offer two certification courses:

When completing the online module, you will be asked to enter a trainer email on the login page, please enter oxygen@dan.org

Students who participate in the afternoon program will have the option to earn both certifications

Target Audience

  • Recreational and technical divers
  • Public Safety Divers
  • Medical Providers(Physicians, NP’s, PA’s, EMT’s, RN’s, Paramedics)


  • Morning Session: $30 includes lunch
  • Afternoon Session: Certification Courses are $65 per course or $100 for dual certication.

Registration Deadlines

  • Morning Session: Registration must be received by April 10th.
  • Afternooon Session: Registration must be received by April 1st.

Contact Information

For questions or to register, please contact Gina Lacey at (203) 739-4964.


Danbury Hospital
John C. Creasy Auditorium
24 Hospital Ave
Danbury, CT 06810 

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