Fabian Cousteau Keynote Speaker at Danbury Hospital's Fourth Annual Dive Medicine Conference

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Attendees will obtain a better understanding of saturation diving, diving injury, prevention and treatment and the role of hyperbaric medicine.

Fabian Cousteau, a third generation ocean explorer and filmmaker, will be appearing in person as the keynote speaker at the Fourth Annual Danbury Hospital Dive Medicine Conference on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The conference will be held at the Ethan Allen Hotel, 21 Lake Avenue Extension, Danbury, Connecticut, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fabian Cousteau will be speaking about Saturation Diving and the upcoming Mission 31. Mission 31 will be located at the Aquarius Reef Base, a seafloor habitat located roughly 63 feet (20 meters) underwater in the Florida Keys. Cousteau and a team of scientists and filmmakers will live aboard Aquarius for 31 days, testing new technologies and conducting research on the effects of climate change on corals, sponges and other sea life.

Cousteau's Mission 31 will surpass his grandfather's famous 30-day stay aboard the Continental Ice Shelf Station Two (Conshelf Two) in 1963. During that underwater mission, Jacques Cousteau experimented with living in a habitat located 30 feet (10 m) beneath the Red Sea, off the coast of Sudan.
Dive Medicine Conference Agenda and Faculty of Speakers


  • Arrive and check-in at 7:45 a.m.
  • 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. – continental breakfast, meet the vendors
  • The lectures begin at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. lunch as well as meet and greet the speakers and vendors

3.5 Category 1 CME/CEU

Course Agenda/Faculty
Fabian Cousteau – Keynote Speaker
Saturation Diving and Mission 31
Third generation Ocean Explorer and Film maker

Craig Jenni
Forensic Dive Accident Investigation
Dive & Marine Consultants International

Christopher J. Logue M.D.
Recognition of Diving Injury and Treatment Options
University of Pennsylvania
Chief of Operations
Hyperbaric Medicine

David Charash, D.O.
Children and Diving: How young is too young?
Medical Director, Wound Care, Hyperbaric Medicine, Diving Medicine
Danbury Hospital

David Kenyon
Understanding Mixed Gases
Principal Engineer, Hamilton Research Ltd

Target Audience

  • Recreational and technical divers
  • Commercial and Public Safety Divers
  • Medical Providers (Physicians, NP's, PA's, EMT' s, RN's, Paramedics)

Fee to attend Danbury Hospital’s Fourth Annual Diving Medicine Conference on April 5th is $45, and includes breakfast, lunch, raffles and interaction with vendors.
Registration/Contact Information
Registration is required, and may be made calling Michelle Herring at (203) 739-7630.

About the “New” Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region’s premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is now anchored by three nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital, and Norwalk Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the three hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes numerous medical practices and sub-specialties across the region, home health care services, a nationally renowned biomedical research institute, the Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation, Norwalk Hospital Foundation, and other affiliates.

For more information, visit our websites: http://www.danburyhospital.org; http://www.newmilfordhospital.org; and http://www.norwalkhospital.org. Share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital; Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital and/or Facebook.com/NorwalkHospital.

The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation’s fundraising campaign - Imagine Build Transform - is focusing on raising funds for a new Patient Tower, an expanded Emergency Department with Level II trauma designation, and an advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital; as well as the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, and the Network’s s cutting edge Biomedical Research Institute.

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