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Venue: Elangeni Hotel, North Beach
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Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
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  • Welcome to the TRICON2018 Website
  • Registrations Now Open
  • Venue: Elangeni Hotel, North Beach
  • Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa
  • Save the dates!


After a very successful first edition in 2013 on Reunion Island, it is our pleasure to invite you to our 2nd Tricontinental Scientific Conference on Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine, TRICON2018, in Durban, South Africa, from September 23-29, 2018.

We are once again organising a full week of scientific days interspersed with diving workshops and social events. The academic programme will include presentations, workshops, discussion sessions, and special topic conferences. Our social calendar encompasses a welcome cocktail party, a gala dinner and the ever-popular post-conference happy hour. There will be opportunities to dive the nearby Aliwal Shoal, visit wildlife game parks, take in a local rugby match and explore Zulu culture.

A Joint Organising Committee from EUBS, SPUMS, SAUHMA and the Scott Haldane Foundation will work together with local Durban Hyperbaric Centre staff and a South Africa Conference & Event Management Bureau to make sure everything runs smoothly!

The combination of easy access, nice weather, friendly people, rich culture, nature at its most spectacular and affordable prices makes this an opportunity not to be missed. The weather in September is ideal with temperatures in the mid-20s for both land and sea and little chance of rain. Why not plan an extra week before or after the conference to travel the area and experience more of South Africa’s amazing diversity, hospitality and wildlife? Bring your family too – there are a lot of child-friendly activities nearby!

Keep an eye open on this website - information will be added as it becomes available. We hope to welcome you soon in Durban!

Tricon 2018 Professors Jacek
Tricon 2018 Professors David
Tricon 2018 Professors Gregory

Joint Organising Committee: Dr Peter Germonpré (EUBS), Dr Jen Coleman (SPUMS), Dr Cecila Roberts (SAUHMA), Drs Jan-Jaap Brandt Corstius (SHF)

Scientific Committee: Prof Michael Bennett, Prof Simon Mitchell, Assoc Prof Jacek Kot, Prof Costantino Balestra, Prof Jack Meintjes, Drs Martin Sayer

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