Dr Neal Pollock
Neal Pollock is an Associate Professor in Kinesiology at Université Laval in Québec. He is also the Research Chair in Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine and conducts research at the Centre de Médicine de Plongée du Québec. Neal is academically trained in zoology, exercise physiology and environmental physiology. His primary interests focus on human health and safety in extreme environments. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Wilderness & Environmental Medicine and on the editorial board of the journal Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. He lectures extensively, both locally and internationally.
In his talk – The Future of Diver Protection – Neal will consider the changing nature of equipment dependency in our sport and juxtapose human physiology alongside recent, emerging and future technologies to demonstrate how both risks and protections are evolving and are likely to continue evolving.