Speakers

Dr Mark Turner

Dr Mark Turner

UKDMC and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Mark Turner worked in Diving Medicine in the Royal Navy at the Institute of Naval Medicine and then at the Submarine Escape Training Tank at HMS Dolphin. He became a Ships Diving Officer and a Submarine Escape Instructor, and undertook a submarine escape from HMS Oracle in Loch Fyne from 300 feet.

He subsequently trained in Cardiology and specialises in Congenital and Structural Cardiology, including performing over one thousand PFO closures. He completed a PhD on cell biology in Cardiff, and now publishes mainly in the field of interventional cardiology and diving medicine.

He is current Chairman of UKDMC and regularly sees divers in both NHS and private clinics, and undertakes Sports Diving and HSE medicals. He has attended 3 SPUMS conferences and joined a National Geographic Pristine Seas Expedition to the Azores in 2018.

Peter Wilmshurst

Peter Wilmshurst

UKDMC and University Hospitals of North Midlands
Peter Wilmshurst is a consultant cardiologist in Stoke-on-Trent. He began scuba diving when he was a medical student. He has been a diving medical referee and member of the BSAC / UK diving medical committees since 1977. He was a member of BSAC National Diving Committee for 10 years.

In the 1970s and 80s he was medical officer on diving expeditions exploring the Red Sea and Barrier Reef of Belsize. He has worked with the navies in a number of countries and advised the Health and Safety Executive since 1994. He was a consultant to NASA at the Johnson Space Center advising on risks of decompression illness in astronauts. He was the first to describe immersion pulmonary oedema in 1981 and the role of right-to-left shunts in decompression illness in 1986.

Dr Wingelaar TT

Dr Wingelaar TT

Department of Anaesthesiology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Thijs Wingelaar is a military diving medical physician at the Royal Netherlands Navy, with special interest in pulmonary medicine. He is a PhD-candidate at the Amsterdam University Medical Center, focusing on pulmonary oxygen toxicity in Special Forces divers.

Dr Wingelaar has several peer reviewed publication covering such topics as: Oxygen toxicity AND Pulmonary function in diver.

Dr JM Schleich

Dr JM Schleich

Rennes University Health Centre, Cardiology and Vascular Diseases Division, Rennes, France
Titular Member of French Society of Paediatric Cardiology Member of European Association of Paediatric Cardiology Member of Working Groups of the European Association  of Paediatric Cardiology

Medical Doctor (M.D.) October 24, 1990. Faculté de Médecine de RENNES (France).

Diploma of thorough study (DEA): Interest of the Multisensor Data Fusion for the Characterization of Arrhythmias into Intensive Coronary Care Units. Angers, September 1993.

Thesis in Biomedical Science, University of Rennes I, (France), on July 5, 2002
Ph.D. Degree
Thesis tittle : 3-D Modelling of Heart Morphogenesis. Development of a Computer-assisted Tool for Teaching and Research on Normal Human Heart Development
Cardiologist specializing in congenital heart disease of the adult and child in University Hospital Centre, Rennes, France

Mr Vasileios Tentzeris

Mr Vasileios Tentzeris

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Vasileios Tentzeris, MD CTh is a Thoracic Surgeon. Born in Greece in 1979, studied Medicine and Surgery in the University of Padua Medical School, in Italy and gained his MD thesis in the University of Valladolid Medical School, in Spain.  Dr Tentzeris moved in the UK for training purposes.

Upon completion of his training he was appointed a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon in Castle Hill Hospital in 2018.
Areas of particular interest are innovations in thoracic surgery such as: minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer, robotic surgery, endobronchial laser treatment, navigational bronchoscopy and implantation of endobronchial valves. He has a leading role in the lung volume reduction therapy program in Castle Hill Hospital.
Dr Tentzeris is an active member of the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons in UK.

Dr. Susan Kayar

Dr. Susan Kayar

Formerly of the Naval Medical Research Institute Bethesda Maryland USA
Hooked on diving since the age of 16, Susan Kayar is a biologist, teacher, science writer, and life-long student of natural history. Her doctoral dissertation in 1978, from the University of Miami, was on the respiratory physiology of sabellid fanworms.

She spent 11 years in the Environmental Physiology Department of the U.S. Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland where she performed research on the physiology of ultradeep diving, and was eventually the head of the decompression sickness research program. She is the patented inventor of biochemical decompression. Dr. Kayar has also managed biomedical research programs for the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). She published her first novel, Operation SECOND STARFISH, an ultra-deep submarine rescue story, in 2017.  She is currently retired and living with her husband in the US southwestern city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Dr Vincent  Hong

Dr Vincent Hong

Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Vincent is a very keen diver who prefers to spend as much time underwater as possible. He is also a passionate underwater photographer and marine conservationist. In his spare time, he loves to organise frequent dive trips to various UK and overseas dive locations.

Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine

Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Spire Hull & East Riding Hospital

Hyperbaric Physician
North England Hyperbaric and Medical Services

Member of United Kingdom Diving Medical Committee

Recreational and Technical (CCR) Diving Instructor
PADI, BSAC, ITDA & PSAI

Mr Bruce Matthew

Mr Bruce Matthew

Medical Director Hull Hyperbaric Unit. UK
Bruce is a Consultant Neurosurgeon who has also been involved in Diving and Submarine medicine for 36 years. His specific interest is in improving the management and functional outcomes in severe DCI involving the spinal cord. Case History. Neurological DCI in sport diver Advice on return to diving

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Dr Paul Maliakal

Dr Paul Maliakal

Hull University Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
Neuro Imaging Patient to Picture Correlation where is the evidence ?

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Dr Mohan Hingorani

Dr Mohan Hingorani

St James University Hospital Leeds
Dr Mohan Hingorani completed his Post Graduation in Internal Medicine from Kanpur University in India and came to United Kingdom in 1997 to pursue higher studies. After obtaining Membership of Royal college of Physicians (Glasgow) he joined speciality training in Clinical Oncology in Leeds and obtained Fellowhip of Royal College of Radiologists in 2004.

He was awarded Doctorate of Philosophy by University of London following completion of 3 year research fellowship (2004-2007) on adenoviral-mediated Cancer Gene therapy from the Institute of Cancer Research (London).
He has been working as Consultant Clinical Oncologist within the UK since 2008; initially at Queen’s Center of Oncology at Castle Hill Hospitals (Hull) and more recently at St James University Hospitals (Leeds). His site-specific interests have included Gastrointestinal, Urology and Brain Tumors.
He has strong academic background having published in several peer-reviewed journals and has been principal investigator for several national and international studies.

Judith Tetlow

Judith Tetlow

UK Health and Safety Executive
Invited Speaker Update from HSE Principal Medical Adviser

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Gavin Anthony

Gavin Anthony

Independent Consultant for Diving and Life Support
For over 35 years Gavin was involved in research, development and assessment of diving systems and procedures for the Royal Navy. This included the development and assessment of re-breathers, creating active thermal protection systems and producing mix gas decompression Tables.

He is involved in the development of standards for diving equipment and helicopter ditching systems. A diver since 1970 he has qualified as an HSE pt III commercial diver and is a recreational instructor. He is a Trustee of DDRC Healthcare, Secretary of the BSAC Jubilee Trust and provides technical support and advice to the BSAC. Currently a Director of GAVINS ltd and is an independent Consultant for Diving and Life Support

Steve Forman

Steve Forman

UK Health and Safety Executive
Invited Speaker Update from HSE Principal Medical Adviser

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Phil Bryson

Phil Bryson

UKDMC and Medical Director of Diving Services, ISOS / Iqarus Joint venture
New Procedures for Diver Fitness Certification (including Enhanced Diving Medicals)

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Dr Martin Sayer

Dr Martin Sayer

BSc PhD FSUT MAE
Martin was previously the Head of the UK’s National Facility for Scientific Diving, and has been diving for over 40 years; he holds a number of professional diving qualifications. 

He is a member and past chair of the European Scientific Diving Panel, a member of the UK HSE Diving Industry Committee, a member of the UK Scientific Diving Supervisory Committee, a member of the Society for Underwater Technology’s Diving and Manned Submersibles Committee, an editorial board member for the SPUMS journal Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, and is the editor of the academic journal Underwater Technology. He has published nearly 100 peer-reviewed articles and almost 300 proceedings papers, edited works, abstracts and non-refereed research reports.  He is currently an accredited member of the Academy of Experts.