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The Conference is run in association with the Airlines Medical Directors Association

You can register at the early bird rate for this conference here REGISTER HERE. The rate is £565 + VAT for AMDA/IATA members, £665 + VAT Early Bird Rate.

The Aviation Health Conference 2018 is jointly convened with the Airlines Medical Directors Association (AMDA)
and Chaired by David Powell, Medical Advisor to IATA, Aviation Medicine Specialist Virgin Australia Airlines and AMDA Past President

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 11.5 credit hours. Certificates will be issued to all attendees at the end of the conference.

Once again 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.

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

“Thank you so much for the excellent conference!
Dr Anabela Jorge, UCS-TAP Portugal”

“As a first time attendant I found the conference very informative and up to date with the aviation world
Captain Francisco Rueda, Aeroleasing Training/Harvard University”

“Excellent once again!
Pat Baylis PA-C, Managing Director/Medical Director, United Airlines”

“I had a great time and I learned alot
Dr Nah-Lee Park, Korean Air” 

Attendees from last year include representatives from the following companies:
Aer Lingus * Air Canada * Air France * Air New Zealand * Airbus * American Airlines * AXA PPP Healthcare * BALPA
* British Airways * Cathay Pacific * China Airlines * Condor * Delta Airlines * EASA * Emirates Airline * Etihad Airways * Finnair * Gulf Air * Harvard University * ICAO * International SOS * Jet Blue Airways * Kings’ College * KLM
* Korean Air * Lufthansa * MedAire * PSA * Qantas Airways * RDT * S7 * Screen 4 * Singapore Airlines * UCS -TAP * UK CAA
* United Airlines * Virgin Atlantic * Virgin Australia Airlines

For all enquiries including sponsorship, exhibition and delegate information please email alison@quaynote.com or telephone 44 (0) 203 560 8154

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08.00Registration and Refreshments
08.50WELCOME ADDRESS
Speaker: Dr David Powell, Medical Advisor, IATA; Dr Martin Hudson, AMDA President
SESSION 1 THE AIRCREW WORKING ENVIRONMENT
09.00AIR POLLUTION IN LAYOVER DESTINATIONS
Speakers: Dr Michael Harrigan, British Airways Health Services
09.20PATHOGENESIS OF NON-SPECIFIC NEUROLOGICAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS IN AIRCREW ON CIVIL AIRCRAFT
Speaker: Prof Vyvyan Howard, Centre for Molecular Biosciences University of Ulster
09.40Q & A Session
09.50CABIN AIR SUPPLY – DESIGN AND TECHNICAL FEATURES AND FACTS
Speaker: Andreas Bezold, Airbus
10.10ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES AND THE NOCEBO EFFECT – WHEN GOOD EXPECTATIONS TURN BAD
Speaker: Prof Keith Petrie, University of Auckland, New Zealand
10.30Q & A Session
10.40REFRESHMENT BREAK
11.10PLANE SAFE? CABIN CREW HAND HYGIENE & FOOD HANDLING PRACTICES
Speaker: Andrea Grout, PhD Candidate James Cook University, Australia
11.30UNDERSTANDING HEALTH IN FLIGHT: THE USE OF WEARABLES TO MONITOR PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES IN CREW
Speaker: Dr Eileen McNeely, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health
11.50Q & A Session
12.10LUNCH
DAY ONE – AFTERNOON PROGRAMME
SESSION 2 – PROBLEMS ON BOARD AND BREAKOUT SESSION
13.10PRACTICAL ASSESSMENT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL STATUS OF PILOTS
Speaker: Dr Olga Verba, S7 Airlines, AMDA Russia, ESAM
13.30CABIN CREW INJURIES: WHAT IMPACTS RECOVERY?
Speaker: Dr Reino Pieterse, Emirates Airlines, UAE
13.50Q & A Session
14.00WHAT ABOUT CREW GETTING UNWELL IN FLIGHT?
Speaker: Dr Paulo Alves, Global Medical Director, Aviation Health, MedAire
14.20CHALLENGES IN CABIN CREW FIRST AID TRAINING: A CASE STUDY
Speaker: Dr Rui Pombal, UCS – TAP Air Portugal Group
14.40Q & A Session
14.50REFRESHMENT BREAK
15.20OPHTHALMOLOGY STANDARD: Beyond Visual Acuity
Dr Paola Salvetti, Moorfields Eye Hospital UAE
15.40STRETCHERS ON COMMERCIAL AIRLINERS: IS THERE A FUTURE?
Speaker: Dr Simon May, Qatar Airways Health Services
16.00Q & A Session
16.10DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE IN WIDER SOCIETY: LESSONS FOR AVIATION?
Speaker: Robbie Burns, Screen4 Ltd
16.30DRINKING ON LAYOVER: IS IT IN SCOPE?
Speaker: Dr Jim Chung, Air Canada
16.50Q & A Session
17.15SUMMARY OF DAY ONE
Speaker: Dr David Powell, Past President AMDA and Medical Advisor, IATA
17.30DRINKS RECEPTION
DAY TWO – MORNING PROGRAMME
SESSION 3 – THINGS GOING WRONG WITH PEOPLE
09.00PEER SUPPORT – WHAT’S THE EVIDENCE?
Speaker: Prof Neil Greenberg, Kings’ College and March on Stress, London, UK
09.20PEER SUPPORT – THE LUFTHANSA “ANTISKID” PROGRAMME
Speaker: Dr Gerhard Buehringer, Technische Universitat Dresden
09.40Q & A Session
09.50DEALING WITH ANGRY PASSENGERS: MEDICAL ADVICE
Speaker: Dr Felix Porras, San Jose del Cabo International Airport, Mexico
10.05IN-FLIGHT MEDICAL EVENTS: A REVIEW
Speaker: Dr John Quinn, Chief Medical Advisor, Tangiers International
10.20Q & A Session
10.30REFRESHMENT BREAK
11.00TWO CASES OF MEMORY LOSS
Speaker: Dr. John Chalkey, Senior Aviation Medicine Specialist, Emirates Airline
11.15CASE PRESENTATION
Speaker: Dr Nomy Ahmed, Flying Medicine UK
11.30CASE PRESENTATION
Speaker: Dr Russell Brown, Qantas, Australia
11.45Q & A Session/Regulator Comments
Dr Nigel Dowdall and Dr David Salisbury
12.00LUNCH
DAY TWO – AFTERNOON PROGRAMME
SESSION 4 –THINGS GOING WRONG IN FLIGHT
13.00SEVERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS DUE TO FOOD ALLERGENS
Speaker: Dr Nigel Dowdall, UK Civil Aviation Authority
13.20MEDICAL KITS – WHAT MEDICATION COUNTS?
Speaker: Dr TJ Doyle, Medical Director, UPMC Communications/Aviation Consultation
13.40Q & A Session
13.50VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM – What have we learned?
Speaker: Dr Sara Souter, Group Medical Officer, Virgin Australia Airlines
14.10VECTOR-BORNE DISEASE CARRIED BY AIRCRAFT – How to prevent?
Speaker: David Bennitz, World Health Organisation
14.30Q & A Session
14.40REFRESHMENT BREAK
15.00SPOTS OF BOTHER: DEALING WITH MEASLES IN AIRLINE PASSENGERS
Speakers: Drs Vincent Feuillie Air France, and Brinio Van Zanten KLM Health Services
15.20IRRATIONAL PASSENGER ASSESSMENT OF IN-FLIGHT OXYGEN NEEDS–ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS
Speaker: Dr Brent Blue, Medical Director, Oxygen to Go
15.40Q & A Session
SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS
15.50SUMMARY AND CLOSING REMARKS
Speaker: Dr David Powell, Past President AMDA and Medical Advisor, IATA, Dr Martin Hudson, AMDA President

Dr David Powell

David Powell, Medical Advisor to IATA, Aviation Medicine Specialist Virgin Australia Airlines and AMDA Past President

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Dr Martin Hudson

AMDA President

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Dr Michael Harrigan

Consultant Occupational Physician, British Airways Health Services

Prof Vyvyan Howard

Centre for Molecular Biosciences University of Ulster

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Andreas Bezold

Airbus

Prof Keith Petrie

University of Auckland, New Zealand

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Andrea Grout

PhD Candidate James Cook University, Australia

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Dr Eileen McNeely

Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health

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Dr Olga Verba

S7 Airlines, AMDA Russia, ESAM

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Dr Reino Pieterse

Emirates Airlines

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Dr Paulo Alves

Global Medical Director, Aviation Health, MedAire

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Dr Rui Pombal

UCS – TAP Air Portugal Group

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Dr Paola Salvetti

Moorfields Eye Hospital UAE

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Dr Simon May

Qatar Airways Health Services

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Robbie Burns

Screen 4

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Dr Jim Chung

Air Canada

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Prof Neil Greenberg

Kings’ College and March on Stress, London, UK

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Dr Gerhard Buehringer

Technische Universitat Dresden

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Dr John Quinn

Chief Medical Advisor, Tangiers International

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Dr Felix Porras

San Jose del Cabo International Airport, Mexico

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Dr. John Chalkley

Senior Aviation Medicine Specialist, Emirates Airline

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Dr Nomy Ahmed

Dr Russell Brown

Qantas, Australia

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Dr Nigel Dowdall

UK Civil Aviation Authority

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Dr David Salisbury

Transport Canada

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Dr TJ Doyle

Medical Director, UPMC Communications/Aviation Consultation

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Dr Sara Souter

Group Medical Director, Virgin Australia Airlines

David Bennitz

World Health Organisation

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Dr Vincent Feuillie

Air France

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Dr Brinio Van Zanten

KLM Health Services

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Dr Brent Blue

Medical Director, Oxygen to Go

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 £135. This includes full breakfast plus all taxes. To book in at this rate please either call 00 44 (0)207 370 6815 or email reservations@hikensington.co.uk and quote the code “QWS”

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