Annual Scientific Meeting 2024

Early Bird registration ends 31 May 2024

24 – 27 JULY 2024




Keynote Speaker

Prof Jacek Kot, MD, PHD

Prof. Dr. Jacek Kot is a specialist in anesthesiology and intensive care and currently he is full time Professor in Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine at Medical University of Gdansk, Poland serving also as the Chief of Research and Development of the National Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine in Gdynia, Poland. The Centre is equipped with several multiplace hyperbaric chambers, a dry saturation simulator with a ‘wet pot’, as well as the 6-bed Intensive Care Unit within the University Hospital. Jacek Kot is the present President of the European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM), and from 2015 till 2018 he was the President of the European Underwater and Baromedical Society (EUBS). 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 mainly HBOT in deep dives and saturation decompressions, as well as critically ill patients, especially with severe soft tissue infections.

Annual Scientific Meeting Fees


Pre Conference Seminars

EDTC Level 1 Equivalent Refresher Course

24 & 25 July 2024

0830-1700H Daily

Location: Centara Reserve Samui, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui

Cost: (inclusive of tea breaks and lunch)

Early Bird (before 31 May 2024) Normal
Member AUD 300 AUD 350
Non-member AUD 370 AUD 420

Course Description:
This course is designed as a Refresher module for EDTC Level 1 (Medical Examiner of Divers). This will be a revision of the Level 1 syllabus together with updates in diving medicine topics.

Course Requirements:

1. Have completed a EDTC Level 1 course / Refresher Course within last 5 years
2. Log book of diving medicine activities (attached: Logbook aMED)

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

Monoplace Chamber Workshop

24 & 25 July 2024


Location: Centara Reserve Samui, Chaweng Beach Tana, Koh Samui


Early Bird (31 May 2024) Normal
Member AUD 350 AUD 400
Non-member AUD 420 AUD 470

Workshop Description:

An educational and practical workshop on monoplace chamber. Participants will learn from the expert in using monoplace chamber for various indications including using for critically ill patients. Learn clinical insights, safe practices and have practical experience at a local monoplace hyperbaric unit during the workshop.


Dr Gerald Schmitz

Specialist in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at Hospital Cima, San Jose, Costa Rica, with more than 15 years helping divers with Decompression Sickness and other diving related health problem

Mr Francois Burman

VP of Safety Services for Divers Alert Network (DAN) in Durham, North Carolina. A Professional Engineer from Cape Town


Marine Envenomation Workshop

24 & 25 July 2024


Location: Centara Reserve Samui, Chaweng Beach Tana, Koh Samui

Cost: (inclusive of tea breaks and lunch)

Early Bird (31 May 2024) Normal
Member AUD 250 AUD 300
Non-member AUD 320 AUD 370

Workshop Description:

An educational and practical workshop focused on marine envenomation. Participants will learn from the local and international experts on various species of venomous marine animals and the respective on-site and hospital management. The workshop includes a field visit to a local beach!


Prof. Emeritus Dr Lakkana Thaikruea

Vice president of Samui Comprehensive Maritime Safety Center, Ministry of Public Health

Working Group on Poisonous Marine Animals under Subcommittee on Marine Resources Management, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. Matias Nochetto

    Vice President of Medical Services and Programs for Divers Alert Network (DAN) in Durham, North Carolina


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    Conference Location

    Koh Samui, Thailand’s second largest island, lies in the Gulf of Thailand off the east coast of the Kra Isthmus. It’s known for its palm-fringed beaches, coconut groves and dense, mountainous rainforest, plus luxury resorts and posh spas. The landmark 12m-tall golden Big Buddha statue at Wat Phra Yai Temple is located on a tiny island connected to Koh Samui by a causeway

    Centara Reserve Samui is set at the tranquil end of Chaweng, the island’s most desirable beach, the resort is nestled in lush gardens and with uninterrupted views of the turquoise waters lapping the shore, the sanctuary is worlds away from anywhere, and yet just a short sunrise stroll from all of the island’s finest wonders and attractions.

    Centara Reserve Samui

    38, Chaweng Beach, 2 Borpud, Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Surat Thani 84320, Thailand



    There are ample accommodation options surrounding the conference location, but the official hotels are:

    We have secured special rates for conference participants with Mercure Samui Chaweng Beach Tana


    To reserve rooms please contact the hotel directly by sending request through email and mention code “AHDMA 2024″ to receive special rate offer.

    Hotel booking email:

    Subject: AHDMA 2024

    Tel: +66 77-915 657


    Koh Samui has an airport, Samui International Airport (Code: USM).The easiest, fastest and most comfortable way to travel to Koh Samui is taking a fight. There are direct flights from several locations in Thailand, including Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket and Krabi. There are several international direct flights from locations like Singapore & Hong Kong

    From airport, it is fairly easy to get to conference venue via taxi or transportation app such as Grabcar & NaviGo


    Calling for Abstracts

    The Scientific Programme Committee of the 17th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Asian Hyperbaric dan Diving Medical Association 2024 invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation at the ASM AHDMA 2024. Submissions are sought for oral presentations and posters.

    • Abstract submission deadline: 31 May 2024
    • Notification of Acceptance of Abstract: latest 15 June 2024
    • All abstracts MUST be submitted through Oxford Abstracts (click the “Submit Here” button below)
    • For further info please refer to the Oxford Abstracts site
    • Only abstracts submitted in English will be reviewed

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