Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

Guest Speaker

Jacke Kot, MD, PhD

Jacek was born in 1966 and raised in Gdynia, which is a city located in Poland on the south coast of the Baltic Sea. He was educated at the Medical University of Gdansk. Still as a medical student, and already advanced recreational diver, he joined the research group in the newly created Hyperbaric Centre of the Institute of Maritime and Tropical Medicine in Gdynia doing research on saturation decompression on nitrox, heliox and trimix, so his MD thesis was devoted to modelling of extremely long decompressions using different breathing gases.

Later on, Jacek completed full clinical training in anaesthesia and intensive care and worked for several years in the Department of Anaesthesiology of the Medical University of Gdansk, still cooperating with the hyperbaric group in Gdynia. Then he decided to dedicate his professional life to diving and hyperbaric medicine and started to work fulltime in the Hyperbaric Centre, where he is now chief of research and education. This centre also includes the Intensive Care Unit and it is equipped with several multiplace hyperbaric chambers, a dry saturation diving simulator with a ‘wet pot’ and has the status of the Polish National Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine. Working here gave Jacek the opportunity to complete training in technical diving as well as the use of many types of recreational, professional and military diving equipment.

Since 2005, he has been Secretary General of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (, and since 2015 he is the President of the European Underwater and Baromedical Society ( He has been involved in the international cooperation between European diving and hyperbaric centres (COST-B14, OXYNET, PHYPODE, DAN), as well as in the UHMS International Web-based Education Initiative. His professional interests include saturation decompression, long decompression after deep bounce dives, HBOT in critically ill patients and HBOT for necrotizing soft tissue infections.

Annual Scientific Meeting Registration

Early Bird registration fee (before 1 May 2024): RM 700
Late Registration (after 1 May 2024): RM 850


Pre Conference Seminars


Pre Conference: Diving Medical Assistant Refresher

13 & 14 July 2023

13 July (0830-1700H)
14 July (0830-1300H)

Location: Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Early bird: MYR350/pax

Late/Onsite: MYR450/pax

Course Description:
The course is designed as a CPD module for Paramedical Staff providing support for diving operations / clinical hyperbaric practice.  This Refresher Course will cover topics relevant for field medical support of diving operations and management of clinical hyperbaric patients.

This Course will be suitable for the following persons:

Diving Medic supporting diving operations (military / commercial)

Hyperbaric Medical Attendant working in a clinical hyperbaric service

A Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.


Pre Conference: EDTC Level II Refresher

13 & 14 July 2023

0830-1700H Daily

Location: Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Cost: (inclusive of tea breaks and lunch)

Early bird: MYR1200/pax
Late/Onsite: MYR1400/pax:

Course Description:
The course is designed as a CPD module for EDTC Level 2D Diving Physician who supports the commercial diving industry.  This Refresher Course will be a revision of the Level 2D syllabus together with updates in diving medicine topics.

Course Requirements:
Completed a Level IID full course within last 5 years, or

Attended a Level IID Refresher course within last 5 years.


A Certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Hyperbaric Tech Safety

Pre Conference: Hyperbaric Systems Technical & Safety Workshop

13 & 14 July 2023

0830-1700H (13 July)
0830-1300 (14 July)


  • Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
  • Site visit: Dept of Hyperbaric Medicine, Armed Forces Hospital Wilayah Kota Kinabalu.

Cost: (inclusive of tea breaks and lunch, transport to/from site visit)

Early bird: MYR350/pax

Late/Onsite: MY450/pax

This workshop aims to increase safety awareness among hyperbaric chamber operator & attendant to ensure safe working practice. The emphasis will be on having the alertness & knowledge to identify potential risk and having an action plan to deal with it. It would also be a suitable workshop for doctors in charge of the technical and safety aspects of a hyperbaric unit. Included in the workshop is a site visit to a nearby hyperbaric chamber for practical / real world insights.


  • Mr Francois Burman, Vice President (Risk Mitigation), Diver Alert Network (DAN),
  • Mr Ho Chze Hsing, Hyperbaric System Engineer, Hyperbaric Health Asia

Some topics included:

  • Safety features on a hyperbaric chamber
  • Fire safety
  • Operational safety
  • Dive tables
  • Emergency procedures
  • General maintenance of system

Wound Care

Pre Conference: Wound Care Workshop & Clinical Hyperbaric Updates

14 July 2023


Location: Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Cost: (inclusive of tea breaks and lunch)

Early bird: MYR250/pax
Late/Onsite: MYR350/pax

This workshop is suitable for both doctors and non-doctors (nurses, medical assistants, paramedics). It will include updates and latest best practices on wound care, covering both theory and practical aspects of modern wound care. There will also be lectures on clinical hyperbaric updates.

Main Speaker:
Dr Alan Yap, Head of Sabah Wound Care Services, MSc Wound Therapy & Tissue Repair, Cardiff University.

Some topics included:

  • Process of Wound Healing
  • Problems of Hard-to-Heal Wound
  • HBOT on Wound Healing
  • Updates on Clinical Hyperbaric treatments/indications

Conference Location

Kota Kinabalu is the state capital of Sabah, Malaysia. Located on the northern part of Borneo, this resort-city is the gateway to tropical rainforest, majestic mountain, beautiful beaches, adventurous islands and an amazing variety of flora and fauna.

The Sutera Harbour Resort is a prestigious multi award winning resort hotel comprising The Magellan Sutera Resort and The Pacific Sutera Hotel. It is located just 5-minutes’ drive from the city centre and 10-minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport.


We have secure special rates for conference participants with The Sutera Harbour Resort as follows:

To book these rooms at the special rate (conditions apply), please contact the hotel directly.

Hotel booking email: and cc
Subject: AHDMA ASM Attn Ms Alanna

Tel: +60178130966


Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) has various connections locally and internationally. As of January 2023, direct international flights include from Singapore, Brunei, Incheon & Busan, Manila, Bangkok, Taipei, Tokyo and Hong Kong. Majority of other international connections would be via Kuala Lumpur.

From airport, it is very easy to get to The Sutera Harbour Resort via airport taxi or share riding such as Grabcar, MyCar, EzCar and DACSEE

Calling for Abstracts! Deadline is 31 May 2024

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