This event is intended to present a number of topics of interest to the global offshore diving community. It will focus most closely on certain medical issues currently considered particularly relevant to IMCA Diving Division members.
There will be three sessions spread over two days, with the first two sessions comprising a Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC) Workshop – the first such workshop to take place since 2014.
DMAC is an independent expert body, comprising diving medical specialists from around the world, seeking to provide advice about medical and certain safety aspects of commercial diving.
Many of the world’s foremost experts in diving medicine will attend this joint IMCA/DMAC event, and several will contribute directly to the programme.
A range of other interested parties involved in offshore diving also attend IMCA diving seminars. These include operations personnel; equipment manufacturers and suppliers; training establishment staff; oil and gas company representatives; and national regulators.
It is hoped that the DMAC Workshop discussions will help identify areas of interest/concern for DMAC and other specialists to pursue and resolve on behalf of industry.
It is also envisaged that the event will raise awareness of current issues in offshore diving operations and bring forward sensible suggestions for future consideration by the IMCA Diving Division Management Committee.