Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association and Australia New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group

26th Annual Scientific Meeting 2018

Date: 16 – 18 August 2018

Venue: The Bandha Hotel and Suites, Legian, Bali, Indonesia 

Selamat Datang! "Welcome"


The Hyperbaric Technicians and Nurses Association (HTNA) in conjunction with the Australia and New Zealand Hyperbaric Medicine Group (ANZHMG), invites you to attend the 26th Annual Scientific Conference on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine in Bali 16-18 August 2018.


The upcoming program and social events are being arranged with the intention of offering you topics that involve scientific and general narratives from the field of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine.

The HTNA believe an important part of this event is to continue to build upon the strong relationships which exist in our industry and develop new friendships that will enable the sharing of ideas and experiences.


The venue for the conference is The Bandha Hotel and Suites, Legian Bali Indonesia. The hotel is located at the best beach front in Legian with direct access to the beach from the renowned restaurant Mozarella by the Sea. This stylish luxury property accords the highest level of service of its kind. 

Website Booking Code for accommodation - HTNA18

There are a number of other hotels in this area offering variable standards and price ranges.


Special Guest Speakers

Professor Fiona Wood

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction.

As Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia she is a consultant at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and Fiona Stanley Hospital.

As Director of Burns Research she leads an interdisciplinary team with broad collaboration focused on translation to improve clinical outcomes.

She has been the recipient of the 2003 Australian Medical Association ‘Contribution to Medicine’ Award and an Order of Australia Medal for work with Bali bombing victims. As a National Living Treasure and Australian Citizen of the Year in 2004, she received the honour of being named Australian of the Year in 2005.

Fiona and Marie Stoner, co-founders of Clinical Cell Culture,  now Avita-Medical, won the 2005 Clunies Ross Award for their contributions to Medical Science in Australia.

Fiona has recently been painted by Anh Do.

John Lippmann

John Lippmann began diving over forty years ago and developed an avid interest in diver rescue and first aid, decompression, deeper diving and marine animal injuries. He has been involved in researching, teaching, writing and consulting on safe diving, decompression and accident management for both divers and the general community for more than 30 years. John has specialised in certain areas including resuscitation, first aid, oxygen administration, diver rescue, various aspects of decompression and the investigation and reporting of diving accidents, fatal and non-fatal.

John has authored, or co-authored, many books that have been published and distributed worldwide. These include The DAN Emergency Handbook, Deeper Into Diving, The Essentials of Deeper Sport Diving, Scuba Safety in Australia, Oxygen First Aid, First Aid & Emergency Care, Automated External Defibrillators, Advanced Oxygen First Aid, Basic Life Support, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, Decompression Illness, Am I Fit To Dive, and others. He is a contributing author/editor of the 5th edition of Diving & Subaquatic Medicine. His articles and research papers on diving safety and accident management have been published in medical, technical and recreational diving journals throughout the world.

John was the founder of the Divers Alert Network Asia-Pacific (DAN AP) which he established in 1994 an effort to improve the safety of scuba diving within the Asia-Pacific. He was Chairman, Executive Director and Director of Training for DAN AP 20 years, the editor of Alert Diver Asia-Pacific for 13 years, and is currently Chairman and Director of Research at DAN AP. In 2007, he received an Order of Australia award for services to scuba diving safety, resuscitation and first aid.


Social Functions

Cocktail Party

Thursday 16th August

Bali Niksoma @ 5:30 – 7:30pm Hitana upstairs

Conference Dinner

Saturday 18th August

The Bandha Hotel @ 7:00pm – late Poolside



The Organising Committee from the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit Fiona Stanley Hospital WA look forward to seeing you in 2018


16 – 18 August 2018
Start date: 
Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Bandha Hotel and Suites, Legian, Bali, Indonesia