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Posted by USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber posting for UHMS Pacific Chapter on September 14, 2007 at 17:08:54:

On Friday November 2nd and Saturday November 3rd the Pacific Coast Chapter of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society will hold their annual meeting at the Catalina Resort and Spa in the city of Avalon on Catalina Island.

The Saturday portion of the meeting is DIVERíS DAY and is open to ALL SPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DIVERS. The Friday portion of the meeting will be directed towards Hyperbaric Medical Professionals or people interested in a hyperbaric medicine (information on the Friday portion of the program can be found at www.pacificuhms.org)

Topics for Diverís Day include: Detecting and Treating Decompression Illness in Divers; Mammalian Adaptation to Diving and Their Human Counterparts; Medical Problems of Breath Hold Divers; How Bad Is the Health of Our Oceans Today - Facts and Fiction; Everything Divers Should Know About Their Ears; Fish Identification in the Waters of Southern California; Poisonous Marine Animals; I Have Asthma - Can I Dive?; DAN Update on Rebreathers.


In Association with Scuba Luv Dive Shop a night dive is available after DIVERS DAY and a 2 tank boat dive on Sunday November 4th toward the Isthmus. Between dives the surface interval time will be spent docked at the Isthmus with a Tour and Presentation at the Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber by Karl Huggins.

Registration fee for DIVERíS DAY (Saturday) which includes continental breakfast and snacks at breaks:
$ 25.00 - early registration - before Oct 1 2007
$ 35.00 - registration before Oct 15, 2007
$ 45.00 - registration after Oct 15, 2007 (at the door)

Registration for the FULL CONFERENCE (Friday and Saturday) which includes continental breakfast and break snacks both days, Friday lunch, and the Friday Night Banquet:
UHMS Members:
$ 255.00 - early registration - before Oct 1 2007
$ 275.00 - registration after Oct 1, 2007
$ 295.00 - registration at the door
Non-UHMS Members:
$ 280.00 - early registration - before Oct 1 2007
$ 300.00 - registration after Oct 1, 2007
$ 320.00 - registration at the door


PACIFIC COAST CHAPTER of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society
Please visit our web site for further details and/or to register for the event at www.pacificuhms.org.

Hotel Reservations can be made at www.catalina.com/canyon.html

To reserve space on the Saturday night dive and/or the Sunday morning dives contact ScubaLuv Dive Shop at www.scubaluv.biz and mention the UHMS meeting group.

Looking forward to seeing you there. Donít miss this educational conference at one of the most picturesque locations on the west coast and this opportunity to share the wonders of California diving.

Ralph Potkin, MD President Pacific Coast Chapter UHMS
Comments or questions contact by e-mail potkinr@aol.com or PacUHMS2007@yahoo.com

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