AHDMA Committee

About us

ABOUT THE AHDMA

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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.

124

Hyperbaric & Diving Medical Professionals

+9

Countries

15

Annual Scientific Meetings

AHDMA
Committee

President

Dr Andrew Ng Wei Aun
Armed Forces Hospital Terendak, Melaka, Malaysia

Vice President

Dr Alan Yap Jiann Wen
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Sabah, Malaysia

Secretary

Dr Alex Tsui To Shing
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong

Treasurer

Dr See Hooi Geok
Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Committee Members

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

Past Presidents

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

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