18th-20th of May 2017, Yam Suf Hotel, Eilat, Israel
​Hosted by the Israeli Society for Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine (ISHDM)

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Welcome to ISHDM2017

Prof. Shai Efrati, president of ISHDM cordially invites members, scientists, physicians, nurses, technicians, divers, and guests to participate in this unique conference that will bring together internationally renowned scientists in the relaxing atmosphere of  the Red Sea.

 A lot of sunshine, warm weather, Red Sea diving and sailing, fascinating views, and  relaxation are expected on the wonderful beaches of Eilat.

 We will have an exciting scientific program including many invited speakers, diving  and SUP workshops, rich social program, and optional post meeting tours to Petra  (Jordan), Masada and the Negev desert.

The full scientific program is available online


The conference will be focused on Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy (HBOT) and its  relevance to:​​

​Traumatic brain injuries and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)

  • The pathology of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
    Lee Goldstein, USA

  • ​Blood-brain barrier (BBB) function in TBI
    ​Alon Friedman, Beer-Sheva, Israel

  • PCS in athletes
    Jeffery Kutcher, USA

  • ​The current clinical data on HBOT for PCS
    Amir Hadanny, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • HBOT induced mitochondrial protection in TBI
    Jean Soustiel, Tel-Aviv, Israel

​Cognitive Functions and Aging

  • The concept of reverse aging and the potential use of HBOT
    Shai Efrati, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • How HBOT ameliorates the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease
    Uri Asheri, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • Diabetes and Cognitive impairment
     Michal Beeri, New York City, USA​

​Stroke and Anoxic Brain Damage

  • ​Defining hypoxia
    ​Philip B James, Dundee, Scotland

  • Selecting the optimal post stroke patient for HBOT
    ​Shai Efrati, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Chronic Pain Syndromes

  • ​Brain pathology induced by early and late severe psychological trauma
    Ilan Kutz, Tel-Aviv, Israel

  • The effect of HBOT on different sub-groups of fibromyalgia patients
    ​Amir Hadanny, Tel-Aviv, Israel 

Blast and pressure induce brain injuries

  • ​HBOT and combat medicine: blast injury during water immersion
    ​Yehuda Melamed, Haifa, Israel

  • Decompression sickness (DCS) and brain Injuries
    ​Costantino Balestra, Brussels, Belgium

  • HPNS – pressure induced brain impairments
    Yoram Grossman, Beer-Sheva, Israel


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