Program

The conference theme is “Horizon Scanning - Improving Aeromedical Risk Management".

  • Please note that all events, venues, speakers and program times are correct at time of publication and are subject to change
  • The organisers reserve the right to change the topics and presenters if necessary
  • All conference sessions will be held at Crowne Plaza Queenstown. 
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Registration open

Ground Floor, Crowne Plaza Queenstown

Registration will be open for delegates to collect name badges for the Welcome Reception. 

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Threesixty Restaurant and Bar, Crowne Plaza Queenstown

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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration open

Registration will be open for delegates to collect name badges. Delegates are only required to register once. 

9:00 AM to 9:05 AM

Welcome

9:05 AM to 10:40 AM

Session 1

Safer skies - organisational approaches to safety

9.05am - 10.00am
Just culture or trust culture? Aeromedical decision-making on the horizon and beyond
Patterson Trust Lecture - Dr Anthony Wagstaff 

10.00am - 10.20am
Health promotion - a pilot health questionnaire at Air New Zealand 2016
Dr Hardeep Hundal

10.20am - 10.40am
ADF Aircrew Specialist Medical Employment Classifications, 2016
Dr Neil Westphalen

Read more: Dr Anthony Wagstaff Dr Neil Westphalen
10:40 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning tea

11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Session 2

What's up doc? Case studies 

11.00am - 11.20am
"It's just a cough doc. What's there to worry about?"
Dr Tim Sprott

11.20am - 11.40am
Fit to fly? A330 Captain following TIA
Dr Adrian Zentner

11.40am - 12.00pm
Subdural haemorrhage in a military aviator
Dr Gordon Cable

12.00pm - 12.20pm
Vision threatening diabetic retinopathy in a commercial pilot
Dr Imran Ansari

Read more: Dr Imran Ansari Dr Adrian Zentner
12:20 PM to 1:20 PM

Lunch

1:20 PM to 3:15 PM

Session 3

Mental illness in aviation

1.20pm - 2.15pm
Deflating pilot egos – the impossible task? 
AsMA Invited Speaker – Dr Quay Snyder

2.15pm - 2.35pm
Psychiatric diagnosis and functionality in the aviation environment
A/Prof Gordon Davies

2.35pm - 2.55pm
How can we prevent the next German Wings?
A/Prof Pooshan Navathe

2.55pm - 3.15pm
A new approach to assessing risk and mental health issues in pilots
Dr Chris Kenedi

Read more: Dr Quay Snyder A/Prof Gordon Davies
3:15 PM to 3:35 PM

Afternoon tea

3:35 PM to 5:15 PM

Session 4

Substance use and abuse in aviation

3.35pm - 3.55pm
Detecting post traumatic stress disorder after an aircraftt accident - a case study
Dr Joanna Lapish

3.55pm - 4.15pm
10 year review of the rehabilitation outcomes of an aviation industry  workplace-based Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Programme
Dr Tim Sprott and Bryan Chong

4.15pm - 4.35pm
Unsafe use of alcohol and a return to safe flying
Dr Russell Brown

4.35pm - 4.55pm
An unusual cause for a raised CDT
Dr Anton Wiles

4.55pm - 5.15pm
The HIMS philosophy: reducing risk through a just culture approach
Capt Laurie Shaw and Capt Simon Nicholson 

Read more: Bryan Chong Dr Joanna Lapish Dr Anton Wiles
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

ACAsM Annual Dinner

Pier 19, Steamer Wharf, Queenstown

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8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Registration open

Registration will be open for delegates to collect name badges. Delegates are only required to register once. 

9:00 AM to 9:05 AM

Welcome

9:05 AM to 10:40 AM

Session 5

Space - the final frontier 

9.05am - 10.00am
Surviving and thriving in space
John Lane Oration - Dr Robert Thirsk

10.00am - 10.20am
Augmented reality and a mission to Mars - assessing effects on crew responses to emergency scenarios during analogue missions
Dr Tony Schiemer

10.20am - 10.40am
Postural physiological development and functional assessments during gravitational stress in adventure and aero-sports, and in aerospace environments
Dr Jayashri Sharma

Read more: Dr Robert Thirsk Dr Tony Schiemer Dr Jayashri Sharma
10:40 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning tea

11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Session 6

Health issues of air travel 

11.00am - 11.20am
Facilitating medical clearances for passengers – an airlines perspective
Whitney Hughes

11.20am - 11.40am
Is there a doctor on board?
Dr Richard Heah

11.40am - 12.00pm
Aeromedical retrievals and complex medical case management in offshore locations
Dr Anthony Hochberg

12.00pm - 12.20pm
Australasia - prime property for international space sports
Dr Tony Schiemer

Read more: Dr Anthony Hochberg Dr Tony Schiemer
12:20 PM to 1:25 PM

Lunch

1:25 PM to 2:45 PM

Session 7

Crystal ball gazing - to fly or not to fly

1.25pm - 1.45pm
178 Seconds to live - the back story
Dr Michael Thomas

1.45pm - 2.05pm
Aerodrome emergency plan of the Etihad Airlines incident
Harry Wicaksana

2.05pm - 2.25pm
Surgical treatment for NIDDM pilots
Dr Dave Baldwin

2.25pm - 2.45pm
A pilot's future - atrial fibrillation
Dr Kate Manderson

Read more: Dr Dave Baldwin
2:45 PM to 3:05 PM

Afternoon tea

3:05 PM to 3:45 PM

Session 8

If you feel you are in a black hole, don't give up. There's a way out. - Stephen Hawking

3.05pm - 3.25pm
A pilot's future - cerebrovascular infarction
Dr Kate Manderson

3.25pm - 3.45pm
'"Facing my last flight": when depression changes your career path, your dream, your identity
Dr Caron Jander and Joel Seaton

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

AMSNZ Annual General Meeting

Crowne ll, Crowne Plaza Queenstown

AMSNZ members are invited to meet for the AMSNZ Annual General Meeting. 

3:45 PM to 4:45 PM

ASAM Annual General Meeting

ASAM members are invited to meet for the ASAM Annual General Meeting. 

7:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Conference Dinner

Wakatipu Room, Skyline Queenstown

Bus transfers will be provided to/from Crowne Plaza Queenstown.

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8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Registration

Registration will be open for delegates to collect name badges.

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM

CASA session

Details coming soon...

10:15 AM to 10:40 AM

Morning tea

10:40 AM to 12:10 PM

CASA session

Details coming soon...

12:10 PM to 12:15 PM

Closing remarks

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM

Lunch - conference concludes

Enjoy the final networking lunch before delegates depart.