COVID-19 pandemic news update 1 April 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic hits us all hard. Scott Haldane activities are also affected. We are currently working hard to postpone all courses and activities to a later date when hopefully the consequences of the pandemic will no longer be limiting.

New The Basic Course part 1 (from 28-29 March) and part 2 (from 3, 4 and 5 April) have been moved to 4 and 5 September and 10, 11 and 12 September respectively. Locations unchanged. There are places available again for these courses. No waiting lists for the time being.

The HBOt, decompression and recompression in-depth course will be moved to October 16-17. Location unchanged.

The Basic course part 2 at Boniare (9-16 May) is currently being looked at, as well as the in-depth course Diving with your Heart from 12 and 13 June. Information about this will follow as soon as possible.

The Internship Various types of Dives with the Royal Netherlands Navy as part of the DMP certification has been moved from April 22 and 23 to October 28 and 29 2020

New If the registration fee for this courses already have been debited from your account, this amount will be used for the postponed SHF-courses. Costs for this courses have been made, like pre-payments for accommodation and the production of course material.
If you are unable to follow the courses in 2020, the amount will remain available for your participation of the SHF courses in Diving Medicine in 2021. We hereby guarantee that the course (regardless of price increases) can be followed for this amount in 2021 in The Netherlands.
If the dates in 2021 do not fit you schedule, the outstanding amount can also be deducted from the payment for courses in 2022.
You can also choose to follow the course abroad (outside The Netherlands). The amount already paid will then be deducted from the registration fee for this course.

To be continued.....

Baltic International Symposium on Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference has been posponed until Dec 10, 11 and 12 2020


Two full days of lectures on both Diving & Hyperbaric Medicine with peri-symposium masterclasses. Only invited lecturers - experts in the field with great experience in their topics. The National Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine in Gdynia is responsible for preparation of the scientific program. The Symposium will be held in the Hotel Nadmorski located in one of the most spectacular place in Gdynia, Poland, just at the sea-side of the Baltic Sea. More info

Great offer for SHF Students



SHF students can receive a 50% discount on membership contributions of the European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS).

The Scott Haldane Foundation (SHF) makes great efforts to achieve an optimal knowledge transfer to its students. EUBS is the scientific umbrella organization for diving and hyperbaric medicine in Europe. Through the Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine (DHM) magazine, a joint publication of the EUBS and the colleagues in Asia and Australia (SPUMS), and the annual scientific EUBS conference, the EUBS provides a wealth of knowledge. In addition, the EUBS provides a large database of scientific articles for its members. Therefore SHF offers its active students, those who attended a multi-day SHF course in 2018, a discount of no less than 50% on the 2019 EUBS membership fee. You pay only €60 instead of €120. With this you receive, among other things, the DHM e-journal four times a year (surcharge for the paper version € 30) and a large discount on your registration for the annual conference (in 2019 in Tel Aviv).
For 2019: if you register for a multi-day SHF course in 2019, you can benefit from the SHF-discount arrangement for your EUBS membership 2020.


2018 AUAS/DAN Diving Medicine Scholarship


The AUAS/DAN Diving Medicine Research Scholarship was established by the Academy of Underwater Arts and Sciences with major support from Divers Alert Network (DAN) to encourage research on topics that expand our knowledge of human physiology in the marine environment.

Proposal submissions will be considered from individuals who possess: a. A PhD, MD, DO, or Master’s degree; b. Previous publications in the peer-reviewed literature; and, c. A record of interest and/or involvement with diving medical research. The award period is for a maximum of one year and may not exceed $10,000 in budget request.

You can find all information here.

Please contact Dr This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., PhD (Chairman, The DAN Foundation) for more details.



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