The Hyperbaric Emergency Team Simulation (HETS) course is taking place in Vancouver, Canada in conjuction with the Canadian Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Association’s (CUHMA) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting.

  • Advanced scenarios
  • Hands-on learning
  • Accredited, intensive
  • Physicians, nurses & chamber operators
  • Prepare for Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Diploma
  • 24 participants limit
  • (16 physicians, 8 non-physicians)

2016 - HETS - Sept. 9

Vancouver General Hospital Hyperbaric Medicine Unit and the Centre for Exellence for Simulation Education and Innovation (CESEI)

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Course Description

The course will involve the simulators at the CESEI and also the hyperbaric facilities located at Vancouver General Hospital. The advanced scenarios encompass both multiplace and monoplace situations and will challenge experienced and new hyperbaric professionals both in clinical and diving medicine cases. The small numbers will enable hands-on experience and opportunities for leadership for all participants. The course entails development of decision-making and procedural skills. Expert debriefing will occur after each scenario. Course Accreditation is for 7.5 units in category 3, provided by the RCPSC and CCFP. Due to the highly engaging and innovative hands-on nature of the course, early registration is recommended.

  • Multiple types of patient simulators
  • Procedural skill stations
  • Realistic advanced scenarios
  • Multiplace & monoplace scenarios
  • Clinical hyperbaric medicine cases
  • Diving medicine cases


Dr. Afshin Khazei, MD, FRCPC: Hyperbaric and Emergency Physician,Vancouver General Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor, University of British Columbia

Dr. Rita Katznelson, MD FRCPC: Anesthesiologist, Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit, Toronto General Hospital, Associate Professor, University of Toronto

Dr. Geoff Zbitnew, MD FRCPC: Anesthesiologist, RCPSC Examiner, Staff Anesthesiologist, Associate Professor, Memorial Univeristy, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Dr. Ken LeDez, MB ChB FRCPC: Anesthesiologist, Medial Director of Hyperbaric Medicine Service, Diving Physician, Associate Professor, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Paul Doherty, BSN CHRN: Patient Care Co-ordinator, Vancouver General Hospital Hyperbaric Medicine Unit

Course Fees:

NOTE: All fees are in Canadian Dollars



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After July 31st




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Event Details

Hyperbaric Emergency Team Simulation
Tour of Shearwater Research
Welcome Reception

Clinical Hyperbaric Medicine
Banquet & Annual Awards Gala

Diving Medicine

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Accommodations & Food

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