SNORKELING SAFETY WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

HILTON HAWAIIAN VILLAGE RAINBOW SUITE AND DUKE KAHANAMOKU LAGOON

PURPOSE / OBJECTIVES

1. Present information and findings of the DOH Snorkel Safety Subcommittee
2. Identify risk factors related to snorkeling related drownings
3. Provide a forum for discussion regarding snorkel safety
4. Examine different types and styles of snorkeling equipment
5. Identify possible preventive actions and strategies to mitigate risks
6. Develop snorkel safety messages to disseminate to visitors and residents to reduce the incidence of ocean drownings in the State of Hawaii

AGENDA

8:00 Registration, Continental Breakfast Rainbow Suite

9:00 Welcome, Introductions R. Goto

9:15 DOH Advisory Task Force Update B. Velasco

9:45 Epidemiology of Snorkel Related Drownings Dan Galanis

10:15 Physiology of Drowning TBD

10:30 Risk Factors and Possible Causes of
Snorkel Related Drownings Dr. Foti

11:00 Effect of Pre-Existing Medical Conditions TBD

11:30 Review/Inventory of Various Masks/Snorkels

1200 – 1:00 LUNCH

Snorkel Safety Workshop
Afternoon Schedule

1:00 – 2:00 Snorkeling Safety Best Practices

2:00 – 3:00 Snorkeling Equipment Demonstrations
Hands/Faces/Mouths Noses On
Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon

3:00 – 3:30 Breakout Groups:
Develop Strategies and Messaging to Mitigate Risks

3:30 – 4:30 Reports from Breakouts
Call to Action

4:30 Kumbaya, Adjourn

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SNORKELING SAFETY WORKSHOP REGISTRATION

NAME: _____________________________________________________

TITLE: _____________________________________________________

ORGANIZATION: _________________________________________

EMAIL:_______________________________PHONE:________________MOBILE: ________________

REGISTRATION FEE: $75.00 Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch
Parking at HHV: $10.00 w/ Validation

Cash or Checks Only, NO CREDIT CARDS

Make Checks Payable to the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association

Mail to: Hawaiian Lifeguard Association
P.O. Box 382324
Honolulu HI 96828
or
Bring to: Registration Desk at Workshop 3/28/18

Information / Point of Contact: Ralph Goto
(808) 479-1610

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