Four Lakes SCUBA Club and Hoofers SCUBA Club present Dr. Peter Buzzacott, who will be presenting on the frontiers of decompression research. This special event will be held at the Memorial Union‘s Mendota Lodge on April 24th at 7PM.
The Frontier of Decompression Research
Recent years have seen an explosion of fascinating research into decompression sickness, including having divers lay down on a vibrating mat before diving, putting them in a sauna, eating a few squares of dark chocolate an hour before diving, even looking at the genetic determinants of resistance to decompression sickness. This presentation will highlight recent studies and current investigations into decompression sickness, plus offer some tips for avoiding the bends.
Dr. Buzzacott is a former recreational and technical diving instructor with over 500 issued certifications. He is employed by Divers Alert Network (DAN) in North Carolina as the Director of Injury Monitoring and Prevention. He has had 50 scientific papers and four book chapters published, plus around 200 feature articles in dive magazines. Peter is a certified advanced trimix cave diver and is a regular speaker at dive shows and conferences including OZTeK, DEMA, Our World Underwater, and Boston Sea Rovers.