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This year the conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Kensington Forum ideally situated in South Kensington, London. The feedback that we received from delegates last year was that this was an ideal location for the conference being about 40 minutes travel time from Heathrow yet in a lovely central location in London.

Airlines and other organisations that attended the conference last year included:
* Aer Lingus * Aeromedical Services * Air Canada * Air France
* Air New Zealand * Air Transat * American Airlines * British Airways
* Cathay Pacific * US CDC * Civil Aviation Canada * Civil Aviation Kuwait
* Condor * Defibtech * Delta Airlines * DOC on BOARD
* Emirates Airlines * Emory University * Etihad Airways * Finnair
* Gulf Air * Harvard School of Public Health * Hundal Consulting * ICAO
* International SOS * Kenya Airways * Kings College London * KLM
* Korean Air * MedAire * Middle East Airlines Lebanon * Oxygen to Go
* PSA * Qantas Airways * Qatar Airways * RDT
* Screen 4 * Singapore Airlines * Singapore CAA * South African CAA
* Swiss Aviation Training * TAP Portugal * UFO* United Airlines
* UPMC/STAT-MD * Virgin Atlantic Airways * Virgin Australia * ZOLL

Chaired by: Claude Thibeault, Medical Advisor, IATA; President, Consultants Aeromed,

The conference will offer an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to hear from leading aviation health experts and to network with their professional peers.

We are also pleased to confirm that The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM) has reviewed the programme and has agreed to designate this continuing medical education activity for 11 hours credit hours. Certificates will be issued to all attendees at the end of the conference.

Once more we have a limited amount of sponsorship and a dedicated exhibition area at the event. If you are interested in booking or further information please email Lorna Titley on lorna@quaynote.ca

You can also register as a delegate at the early bird rate < a href= “http://www.regonline.co.uk/AVHealth16”>Click Here to Register for this Event

If you have any questions please telephone Alison Singhal on 44 (0) 203 560 8154 or Email alison@quaynote.com

08.15REGISTRATION – GROUND FLOOR RECEPTION
08.50WELCOME ADDRESS
Speaker: Dr Claude Thibeault, Consultants Aeromed Inc. and Medical Advisor, IATA
SESSION 1 – REGULATIONS – COMMUNICABLE DISEASE OUTBREAKS
09.00PERSPECTIVES OF CLASS 1 PILOTS ON PREVENTIVE ACTIVITIES IN AEROMEDICAL CERTIFICATION EXAMS
Speaker: Dr Rui Pombal, Director Aeromedical Centre and GP Dept. UCS (TAP)
09.20Q & A Session
09.30AIRLINE PILOT MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDALITY: PREVALENCE AND RISK FACTORS
Speaker: Joseph G. Allen MD, Harvard School of Public Health
09.50Q & A Session
10.00FRMS IMPLEMENTATION FOR AIRCREW: AN UPDATE
Speaker: Dr Jarnail Singh, Chairman, Civil Aviation Board, Singapore
10.20Q & A Session
10.30REFRESHMENT BREAK
11.00FROM SARS TO ZIKA: IS OUR RESPONSE IMPROVING?
Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Wilkinson, Head of Health Services, British Airways
11.20Q & A Session
11.30HERE IS ANOTHER OUTBREAK: WHAT DO YOU COMMUNICATE AND HOW DO YOU COMMUNICATE IT?
Speaker: Dr Vincent Feuillie, Médecin Conseil, Air France
Dr Brinio Veldhuijzen van Zanten, KLM
11.50Q & A Session
12.00LUNCH
DAY ONE – AFTERNOON PROGRAMME
SESSION 2 – AIRCREW HEALTH AND BREAKOUT SESSION
13.00CREW HEALTH WHILE ABROAD: ASSESSING FITNESS FOR DUTY
Speaker: Dr Michael Braida MD, International SOS
13.20Q & A Session
13.30AIR QUALITY ON LAYOVER: DOES IT AFFECT CREW AND WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
Speaker: H. Ross Anderson, Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of London
13.50Q & A Session
14.00AIRPORT OUTDOOR AIR QUALITY: SHOULD WE WORRY?
Speaker: Dr. Sophie Meffre-Stevens, Médecine du Travail, Air France
14.20Q & A Session
14.30THE LASTING EFFECTS TO FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HEALTH OF PAST EXPOSURE TO SECOND HAND TOBACCO SMOKE (SHTS) IN THE AIRCRAFT CABIN
Speaker: Dr Eileen McNeely, Harvard School of Public Health
14.50Q & A Session
15.00REFRESHMENT BREAK
15.30BREAKOUT SESSION
EASA recommendations following Germanwings accident: Will it improve flight safety? Procedures regarding the session and group set up
15.45Group work
17.00Group report and discussion
17.30COCKTAIL RECEPTION
DAY TWO – MORNING PROGRAMME
SESSION 3 – WOULD YOU FLY WITH THIS PILOT OR CABIN CREW?
Those clinical cases will be discussed by
Dr Dowdall (UK CAA), Dr Singh (Singapore CAA), Dr David Salisbury (Canada CAM)
09.00LASER ATTACK – RETINAL DAMAGE: DOES THAT MAKE ME UNFIT?
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Houston, Health Services, British Airways
09.20Q & A Session
09.30SEVERE MOTOR BIKE ACCIDENT: CAN I FLY AGAIN?
Speaker: Dr Vincent Feuillie, Medecin Conseil, Air France
09.50Q & A Session
10.00AN UNUSUAL CASE OF AV BLOC
Speaker: Dr Simon May, Vice President Aeromedical, Qatar Airways
10.20Q & A Session
10.30REFRESHMENT BREAK
11.00ENDOPHTHALMITIS = END OF FLYING CAREER???
Speaker: Dr David Powell, Group Medical Officer, Virgin Australia Airlines
11.20Q & A Session
11.30WHY IS THIS PILOT CONFUSED?
Speaker: Dr Carlo Breytenbach, Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, Etihad Airways
11.50Q & A Session
12.00LUNCH
DAY TWO – AFTERNOON PROGRAMME
SESSION 4 – AIRCREW AND PASSENGER HEALTH
13.00THE ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS: THE EVIDENCE FOR PREVENTING, DETECTING AND TREATING MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
Speaker: Professor Neil Greenberg, Professor of Defence Mental Health, King’s College London
13.20Q & A Session
13.30ASYSTOLIC CARDIAC ARREST: MUST WE DIVERT?
Speaker: TJ Doyle, Medical Director, UPMC Communications and Aviation Consultation
13.50Q & A Session
14.00MEDICAL EVENTS IN PEDIATRIC AGE: ARE THEY FREQUENT AND IMPORTANT
Speaker: Dr Paulo Alves, Global Medical Director, Aviation Health, MedAire
14.20Q & A Session
14.30REFRESHMENT BREAK
14.50OXYGEN REQUIRING PASSENGERS ON COMMERCIAL AIRLINERS: HOW FAR CAN WE GO?
Speaker: Dr Brent Blue, MD, Medical Director, Oxygen To Go
15.10Q & A Session
15.20PRE-FLIGHT MEDICAL SCREENING BY THE MEDA CASE SYSTEM: CLEARANCE PROCEDURES AND EPIDEMIOLOGY IN AN ELEVEN-YEAR SAMPLE IN AN AIRLINE
Speaker: Dr. Anabela Jorge, UCS Integrated Healthcare, TAP Portugal Group
15.40Q & A Session
SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS
15.50SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS
Speaker: Dr Claude Thibeault, Consultants Aeromed Inc. and Medical Advisor, IATA

Dr Claude Thibeault

Consultants Aeromed Inc. and Medical Advisor, IATA

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Dr Rui Pombal

Director Aeromedical Centre and GP Dept. UCS (TAP)

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Joseph G. Allen MD

Harvard School of Public Health

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Dr Jarnail Singh

Chairman, Civil Aviation Board, Singapore

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Dr Vincent Feuillie

Médecin Conseil, Air France

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Dr Brinio Veldhuijzen van Zanten

KLM

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Dr. Elizabeth Wilkinson

Head of Health Services, British Airways

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Dr Michael Braida MD

International SOS

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H. Ross Anderson MD, MSc, FFPH, FRCP, FMedSci

Professor Emeritus, Epidemiology and Public Health, University of London

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Sophie Meffre-Stevens

Médecine du Travail, Air France

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Dr Eileen McNeely

Harvard School of Public Health

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Dr Nigel Dowdall

UK CAA

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Dr David Salisbury

Canada CAM

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Dr. Stephen Houston

Health Services, British Airways

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Dr Simon May

Vice President Aeromedical, Qatar Airways

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Dr David Powell

Group Medical Officer, Virgin Australia Airlines

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Dr Carlo Breytenbach

Senior Aviation Medical Examiner, Etihad Airways

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Professor Neil Greenberg

Professor of Defence Medical Health, King's College London

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TJ Doyle

Medical Director, UPMC Communications and Aviation Consultation

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Dr Paulo Alves

Global Medical Director, Aviation Health, MedAire

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Dr Brent Blue

MD, Medical Director, Oxygen To Go

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Dr. Anabela Jorge

UCS Integrated Healthcare, TAP Portugal Group

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The hotel is perfectly situated in one of London’s most luxurious and beautiful areas within South Kensington. The hotel is just 2 minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station for convenient travel to Hyde Park, London Eye, Tower Bridge plus more of London’s top attractions. There are also easy and direct links to some major transport hubs including Victoria, Kings Cross St Pancras, Paddington and Heathrow.

This distinctive hotel in south London has so much to offer to make all guests really feel at home. The latest Holiday Inn relaunch is not just about the new look and feel for the hotel but to offer guests more benefits during their stay including a pillow menu for extra comfort during their sleep and a curved shower rail for more spacious feel. In addition to our 906 rooms, all business guests can take advantage of our meeting and conference facilities including High Speed Internet Access and unlimited Starbucks coffee at The Academy.

We have a rooming block at the hotel for £133 + VAT. You can register online here:

Hotel Bedroom Booking Form

Alternatively, you can call the reservation number at the hotel on +44 (0) 207 341 8000. and quote the code SE0.

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