We aim to publish a list of doctors of certified training and assessed competence in diving medicine who are available as medical examiners of working divers and as expert advisers for the diving and hyperbaric tunnelling industry.
The level of training is checked by our expert board to be in accordance with the competence levels defined in the standards of the European Diving Technology Committee (EDTC) and European Committee for Hyperbaric Medicine (ECHM), approved by the Diving Medical Advisory Committee (DMAC).
The International Diving Medical Expert Board IDMEB
The International Diving Medical Expert Board IDMEB (formarly called certifying board) is the institution assuring quality standards, fairness and transparent processes of the diving medical databank divemedreg.org. This body is hosted by contract at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezianamento Sant'Anna, Pisa (SSSU Pisa), technically managed by the Institute of Clinical Physiology of CNR in Pisa (Italy), and gets support by the EDTC medical subcommittee, the DMAC and the South Africa Underwater and Hyperbaric Medical Association SAUHMA.
The board members are acknowledged experts in the field and academic teachers with long standing experience with occupational diving or/and hyperbaric work. The names and professional engagements of its members are published here.
The duties of the IDMEB are:
- Patronage of the diving medical registry, assisted by a team of national coordinators
- Preparing an assessment of advanced diving medical physicians to be registered as Diving Medical Advisors
- Assisting in international exchange of information and synchronising efforts of non-European countries to register their diving medical physicians.
- Additional members of the board are nominated as required upon their applications.