CUHMA registration is open

Important Notice from CUHMA regarding online meeting registration

It has come to our attention over the past few days that a glitch recently developed in the registration page on our website for the 7th CUHMA Annual Scientific Meeting.  Several people who were trying to register either received a terminal ‘error’ message when they tried to pay, or believe that they have registered and paid, but nothing came through on the website.

Our IT Manager has now corrected the glitch. Although it appears to have affected mainly American registrants, we are uncertain how widespread the problem was. We are therefore, asking anyone who either received the error message, OR did not receive an e-mail confirming their registration for the CUHMA conference, to please contact me at: As a result of this glitch, the ASM Planning Committee has decided to extend the 10% early-bird discount on registration for this year’s conference until 27 Aug 2016.

This year’s conference will be held in Vancouver, BC, from 9-11 Sept 2016 at Simon Fraser University’s Segal Building, Harbour Centre.  Please go to our new website: for registration.  Additional information includes:

Conference – This year’s conference will include both a Hyperbaric Medicine Day on Sat, 10 Sept 2016 and a Diving Medicine Day on Sun, 11 Sept 2016.  Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks and lunch are included with registration for the conference.  The final Scientific Program is now available on-line.  Block-bookings for discounted hotels in the area have now expired, however a list of hotels within 10 min walking distance of the conference venue are still listed on our website. In addition to the early-bird discount, current members of CUHMA receive an additional 10% discount on registration.  If you decide to join CUHMA at the time of registration, you will be entitled to this additional discount; membership can be applied for on-line at the same time as registration for the conference.

HETS (Hyperbaric Emergency Team Simulation) Pre-course – Scheduled for Fri, 9 Sept 2016, ‘early-bird’ registration has also been extended to 27 Aug 2016.  This intensive course is designed to meet the demands for certification and Continuing Professional Development in Hyperbaric Medicine. The new Diploma in Hyperbaric Medicine available shortly from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada requires the use of simulation in training.  The HETS course has now been approved for 22.5 MOC Section 3 (FRCPC) and 7.5 Mainpro+ (CCFP) study credits.  The course involves hands-on participation, decision-making skills and expert debriefing for multiple complex scenarios that cover key areas of expertise for both multi-place and mono-place hyperbaric chambers.  Watch an exciting teaser-trailer video of what to expect at: For more information and registration, click: The course will be conducted at CESEI, Vancouver General Hospital (not the SFU Harbour Centre conference site).

Tour of Shearwater Research – A unique opportunity to learn more about the development and manufacturing of dive computers, Shearwater Research is offering a tour of their new facility in Richmond, BC on Fri, 9 Sept 2016 from 13.00 – 15.30h. There is no charge for this tour, and transportation will be provided to and from the Segal Building.

Welcome Reception – Hosted by Simon Fraser University at the beautiful Simon Fraser Observatory on Fri, 9 Sept 2016; a full buffet dinner is included courtesy of our hosts. Transportation to and from the Observatory will be provided from the Segal Building Harbour Centre conference site, departing at 18.30h.  The Welcome Reception is included with conference registration, but please indicate during registration whether or not you plan to attend so that we can plan for transportation accordingly.

Dinner & Awards Banquet – Always a highlight of each year’s scientific conference, this event will be held at the Segal Building conference site on Sat, 10 Sept 2016 from 19.00 – 22.00h.  The cost will be $65.00 per person for a unique buffet-style dinner, including wine and door prizes.  A wide variety of starters, entrees and desserts will be available.

Hope to see all of you in Vancouver!

Best regards,

Debbie L. Pestell, MD
Planning Committee, CUHMA 2016 Vancouver
Board of Directors, 2016 President-elect

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