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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 £585 + VAT for AMDA/IATA members, £685 + VAT Early Bird Rate and is valid until 23rd August 2019.

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

The Aviation Health Conference 2019 is once more 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

If you are interested in exhibition or sponsorship opportunities please email Alison Singhal

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” 

Delegates already booked this year included representatives from the following companies:
Aer Lingus * AXA Healthcare * Air Canada * Air France * Air New Zealand * American Airlines * BALPA * British Airways * Cathay Pacific * China Airlines * Condor * Delta Airlines * * Emirates Airline * Finnair * Gulf Air * Harvard University * ICAO * International SOS * Jet Blue Airways * Kings’ College * KLM * Korean Air * Lufthansa * MedAire * MIME Technologies * PSA * Qantas Airways * Qatar Airways * RDT * S7 * Screen 4 * Singapore Airlines * Spirit *  UCS -TAP * UK CAA * United Airlines * Virgin Atlantic * Virgin Australia Airlines

AGENDA (subject to change)
DAY ONE – Tuesday 24th September
Dr David Powell, Medical Advisor IATA
Dr Ian Hosegood, President AMDA
09.00 Prophylaxis against malaria for crews: North Africa experience
Dr Samir Jebbad, Royal Air Morocco
Dr Kamel Larbi, Air Algeria
09.20The threat of dengue and arboviral diseases
Raman Velayudhan, WHO
09.40Drivers of arbovirus epidemiology in Europe
Dr Jan Semenza, ECDC
10.00 Q&A
10.50 Predicting and tracking outbreaks of infectious disease
Dr Kamran Khan, BlueDot
11.10 Measles – the challenges for public health
Dr Ali Walker, CDC
11.30 Public health law in aviation: challenges of harmonisation
Elizabeth Speakman, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
11.50 Q&A
Discussant – Dr Vincent Feuillie, Air France
13.10BALPA’s experience of assessing fatigue in airlines
Claire Coombes, BALPA
13.30 Cognitive Testing of Pilots: What for?
Dr Ries Simons, TNO Netherlands
13.50 Q&A
14.00 Cardiology, risk factors
Dr Ed Nicol
14.20 Update on eye surgery
Dr Paola Salvetti, Moorfields Eye Hospital
14.40 Q&A
15.20 Contaminants in Cabin Air
Dr Richard Pleus, Intertox
15.40 Cabin Air – IFALPA View
Dr Antti Tuori, IFALPA
16.00 Q&A
16.10The science behind contamination removal in cabin air
Paul Roux, PALL Aerospace
16.30 Carbon Dioxide Exposure and performance
Dr Deborah Donnelly-McLay, Harvard University
16.50 Q&A
Discussant Dr Kris Belland, American Airlines
DAY TWO – Wed 25th September
09.00Suspected Appendicitis in Flight- Should one Divert?
Dr TJ Doyle, UPMC Communications/Aviation Consultation
09.20 But Wait – Medical Events at the Boarding Gate
Dr David Kodama, Air Canada
09.40 In-flight Medical Events (IFME) – does one size fit all?
Dr Simon May, Qatar Airways Health Services
10.00 Q&A
10.50An “App” for managing IFME
Dr Paulo Alves, Aviation Health, MedAire
Dr Sara Souter, Virgin Australia Airlines
11.10 In for the very long haul
Dr Ian Hosegood, Qantas Airways
11.30 Invalid Passenger Management, Is there a better way?
Dr Nah-Lee Park, Aeromedical Center, Korean Air
11.50 Q&A
Discussant – Dr Brinio Veldhuijzen Van Zanten, KLM
12.00 LUNCH
13.10Airline pilot well-being at work – the most critical underlying factors and best remedies
Dr Kimmo Ketola, Medical Director, Finnair Health Services
13.30 Pre-employment medical assessment in a European airline setting
Dr Anabela Jorge, UCS TAP Airlines, Portugal
13.50 Hypnotics in pilots
Dr Tim Stevenson, The Healthy Company
14.10 Cannabis – Implications for aviation
Dr Robert Perlman
14.30 Q&A
15.20 Cannabis – Updated experience
Dr Jim Chung, Air Canada
15.35CASE PRESENTATION- A weighty issue
Dr Mark Popplestone, Qatar Airways
15.50 CASE PRESENTATION – I’m fine Doc
Dr Elizabeth Clarke, Emirates Airlines
16.05 CASE PRESENTATION – Tales of the Unexpected
Linda Porter, Virgin Atlantic
16.20 Q&A
Discussant Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson, British Airways
Dr David Powell, Medical Advisor IATA,
Dr Ian Hosegood, President AMDA

Chaired by: Dr David Powell

Medical Advisor, IATA

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Dr Ian Hosegood

President AMDA

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Dr Samir Jebbad

Royal Air Morocco

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Dr Kamel Larbi

Air Algeria

Dr Raman Velayudhan


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Dr Jan Semanza


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Dr Kamran Khan

BlueDOT Global

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Dr Ali Walker


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Elizabeth Speakman

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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Claire Coombes


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Dr Ries Simons

TNO Netherlands

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Dr Ed Nicol

Royal Air Force Consultant Cardiologist

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Dr Paola Salvetti

Moorfields Eye Hospital

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Dr Richard Pleus


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Dr Antti Tuori


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Paul Roux

Senior Principal Engineer, R&D, PALL Aerospace

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Dr Deborah Donnelly-McLay

Harvard University

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Dr TJ Doyle

UPMC Communications/Aviation Consultation

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Dr David Kodama

Air Canada

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Dr Simon May

Qatar Airways Health Services

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Dr Paulo Alves

Aviation Health, MedAire

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Dr Sara Souter

Virgin Australia Airlines

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Dr Nah-Lee Park

Aeromedical Center, Korean Air

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Dr Kimmo Ketola

Medical Director, Finnair Health Services

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Dr Anabela Jorge

UCS TAP Airlines, Portugal

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Dr Tim Stevenson

The Healthy Company

Dr Robert Perlman

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Dr Jim Chung

Air Canada

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Dr Mark Popplestone

Qatar Airways

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Dr Elizabeth Clarke

Emirates Airlines

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Linda Porter

Virgin Atlantic

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The 4* welcome and friendly warmth of the staff provides a suitable introduction to the Gloucester’s reputation for relaxed stays in one of London’s most convenient locations, allowing guests to experience the city without the city rush. The central Kensington location means that the best of London, including the royal parks, Kensington Palace, Harrods, the Royal Albert Hall and the South Kensington museums are just a short walk away. Whether it’s the hands-on, all-ages interaction at the Science Museum, the Jurassic thrills of the National History Museum or artistic enjoyment at the V & A, world-renowned museums and galleries are on our doorstep. While the neighbourhood, with its rows of immaculate, white mansions and the peaceful garden squares, sets the scene for a grand London experience, for those who wish to explore further afield, Gloucester Road Underground Station, opposite the hotel, provides fast and easy access to key attractions, including theatre land.

We have a hotel rooming block to allow all attendees for the event to book in to a club level room inclusive of breakfast for £145 (plus VAT 20%) /night.

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