ABOUT THE AHDMA
Leading up to 2005 there was a lot of interest in hyperbaric medicine throughout Asia, which created a wave of excitement to open new hyperbaric centres. At the time, it was believed that many of these facilities had no code of practice, accepted indications lists, background medical or technical training. It was thought that if left to continue on that trajectory, there could be a number of avoidable accidents within the facilities and/or that the benefits of the hyperbaric and diving medicine may not follow best practice.
The USA has the UHMS and Europe has EUBS but there was no one organisation that had as its sole purpose the promotion of evidence based medical knowledge, technical excellence and hyperbaric safety for the Asian region.
To address the void, the Asia Hyperbaric and Diving Medical Association (AHDMA ) was founded by Dr. Tony Lee, Bob Ramsay, Dr. Michael Perez, Dr. Janet Perez, Tim Snowden, Dr. Edwin Low, Dr. Halim Mohamed, Dr. Andrew Ng, Dr. Loh Sheau Torng, Dr. Victor Hoe and Dr. Tarun Sahnii with the intention of developing; an accepted indications list, the routine dissemination of knowledge and experiences, creating an environment where and relationships can be developed and explored.
The AHDMA is committed to continue its mission to provide hyperbaric and diving medicine specific information and education on evidence based hyperbaric and diving medicine, hold an annual scientific meeting, educate doctors, nurses and technical people in many different countries in the Asia region.
Each year since the inaugural Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2005 the AHDMA has endeavoured to move the ASM around the Asia region, including; Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Thailand and the Philippines.
Hyperbaric & Diving Medical Professionals
Annual Scientific Meetings
Dr Andrew Ng Wei Aun
Armed Forces Hospital Terendak, Melaka, Malaysia
Dr Alan Yap Jiann Wen
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah, Malaysia
Dr Alex Tsui To Shing
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong
Dr See Hooi Geok
Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
Dr Michael Francis M Perez
St Patricks Hospital Medical Center, Batangas, Philippines
Dr Dewy Chanchang
Naval Medical Department, Royal Thai Navy, Thailand
Mr Tim Snowden
Hyperbaric Health, Australia
2005 Dr Michael Francis M Perez, Philippines
2006 -2012 Dr Tony Lee Chin Thang, Malaysia
2013-2014 Dr Tarun Sahni, India
2015-2018 Dr Soh Chai Rick, Singapore