Program

The conference theme was “The Beating Heart of Aviation Medicine".

This Activity is Accredited for 40 Category 1 points, as part of the RACGP Quality Improvement & Continuing Professional Development Program in the 2017-19 Triennium. ASAM is an authorised provider of accredited activities under the RACGP QI&CPD Program.
 

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2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Registration desk open

2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Optional CPR Workshop

CPR Workshop (meeting RACGP guidelines): $110 per person (SOLD OUT)

Further information regarding the CPR workshop will be sent to those registered to attend the course. 

Location: Ellery D, Alice Springs Convention Centre

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

Location: Courtyard, Alice Springs Convention Centre
Dress: Territory formal (your best jeans, dress shirt, no ties required!)
Cost: Included in full registration. Additional tickets are $70 per person.

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Registration desk open

Alice Springs Convention Centre

8:45 AM to 9:00 AM

Conference welcome

Conference welcome
Dr Kate Manderson

Welcome to Country
Kumalie Kngwarraye, local Arrernte Native Title Owner of Mpwarntwe (Alice Springs) 

9:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Session 1

The art and science of aerospace medicine

Chair: Dr Kate Manderson

09.00am - 10.00am
Patterson Trust Lecture: Sleep: it's not just for sissies anymore
Dr John Caldwell 

10.00am - 10.20am
The real heart of the matter
Dr Peter Habersberger 

10.20am - 10.40am
Cataract surgery: how far we have come and how near or far we need to go
Dr Peter Heyworth

Read More:
Dr John Caldwell | Dr Peter Habersberger | Dr Peter Heyworth

10:40 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning tea

11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Session 2

When it goes wrong

Chair: Dr Jeremy Robertson

11.00am - 11.20am
How long is too long?
Dr Jeffrey Brock 

11.20am - 11.40am
Injuries associated with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
Dr Meg O'Connell 

11.40am - 12.00pm
Post traumatic epilepsy: your assistance required
Dr Collette Richards 

12.00pm - 12.20pm
Managed early return to flying post traumatic brain injury
Dr Ross Mills 

Read More:
Dr Jeffrey Brock | Dr Ross Mills | Dr Meg O'Connell | Dr Collette Richards

12:20 PM to 1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10 PM to 3:10 PM

Session 3

"For the wise man looks into space and he knows there is no limited dimensions" - Lao Tzu 

Chair: A/Prof Gordon Cable

01.10pm - 01.30pm
Australia's contribution to Space Life Sciences
A/Prof Gordon Cable 

01.30pm - 01.50pm
Strategies for reducing astronaut radiation exposure
Dr Meg O'Connell 

01.50pm - 02.10pm
Long-duration spaceflight adversely affects post-landing piloting and driving ability
Prof Steven Moore 

02.10pm - 02.30pm 
Mars radiation exposure risks: the shielding effect of a graphene space suit and a storm shelter during transit
Dr Tim Squire 

02.30pm - 02.50pm
Parabolic flight: creating a microgravity research platform for Australia
Dr Jeremy Robertson

02.50pm - 03.10pm
No more motion sickness - a virtual reality
Dr John Affleck 

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Dr John Affleck | A/Prof Gordon Cable AM | Professor Steven Moore | Dr Meg O'Connell | Dr Jeremy Robertson | Dr Tim Squire

3:10 PM to 3:30 PM

Afternoon tea

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Session 4

Call 000

Chair: Dr Mike Hill

03.30pm - 03.50pm
Nothing beats oxygen
Dr Jeffrey Brock

03.50pm - 04.10pm
Passenger fitness to fly on a commercial airline
Dr Russell Brown 

04.10pm - 04.30pm
Aviation vs medicine: how the one influences the other in an emergency
Dr Annemarie van der Walt 

Read More:
Dr Jeffrey Brock | Dr Russell Brown | Dr Annemarie van der Walt

4:30 PM to 4:35 PM

Day 1 - sessions conclude

4:45 PM to 5:30 PM

ACAsM Annual General Meeting

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

ACAsM Annual Fellows Dinner

Location: Museum of Central Australia, Cnr of Larapinta Drive and Memorial Avenue, Araluen, Alice Springs
Dress: Territory formal (your best jeans, dress shirt, no ties required!)
Cost: $140 per person (SOLD OUT)
Transfers: A coach transfer will depart from Alice Springs Convention Centre at 6.45pm. Coaches will return from 10.00pm.

7:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Registration desk open

Alice Springs Convention Centre

7:30 AM to 8:45 AM

ACAsM Trainees and Supervisors Meeting

Ellery D, Alice Springs Convention Centre

9:00 AM to 10:40 AM

Session 5

The real heart of aerospace medicine

Chair: Dr Craig Schramm

09.00am - 09.05am
Welcome and introductions 

09.05am - 10.00am
John Lane Oration: You don't need wings to fly
Sam Bailey

10.00am - 10.20am
The FIFO DAME experience
Dr Jeremy Robertson 

10.20am - 10.40am
Pilot incapacitation occurrences
Greg Hood 

Read More:
Sam Bailey | Greg Hood | Dr Jeremy Robertson

10:40 AM to 11:00 AM

Morning tea

11:00 AM to 12:20 PM

Session 6

"Trust is like blood pressure. It's silent, vital to good health, and if abused it can be deadly" - Frank Sonnenberg

Chair: Dr David Fitzgerald

11.00am - 11.40am
“How can I trust you?” Ironing out issues in the partnership between pilot and Designated Aviation Medical Examiner
Dr Trang Dáo 

11.40am - 12.00pm
On the ethics of regulation
A/Prof Pooshan Navathe 

12.00pm - 12.20pm
The use of genetic testing in assessing candidates for careers in aerospace: a review of the science, ethics and legality
Dr Calder Hamill 

Read More:
Dr Trang Dáo | Dr Calder Hamill | A/Prof Pooshan Navathe

12:20 PM to 1:10 PM

Lunch

1:10 PM to 2:50 PM

Session 7

"If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music and of aviation" - Tom Stoppard

Chair: Dr Ian Cheng

01.10pm - 01.30pm
Human factors, crew resource management and human error: what healthcare can learn from aviation and vice versa
Dr Bernard Kelly 

01.30pm - 01.50pm
Bringing AvMed specialisation and safety investigation together: past and future challenges
Heather Fitzpatrick 

Panel: Aviation accident investigation: human factors, and the role of the aviation medical examiner

01.50pm - 02.50pm
Moderator: Dr Kate Manderson

Greg Hood, ATSB
Dr Shelley Robertson, Forensic Pathologist
Captain Nathan Koch, Qantas

Read More:
Heather Fitzpatrick | Greg Hood | Dr Bernard Kelly | Captain Nathan Koch | Dr Shelley Robertson

2:50 PM to 3:10 PM

Afternoon tea

3:10 PM to 4:30 PM

Session 8

It's a mixed bag

Chair: Dr Priti Bhatt

03.10pm - 03.30pm
Awake brain surgery versus piloting an aircraft
Dr Vini Khurana 

03.30pm - 03.50pm
Incidence of melanoma in commercial pilots in Australia
Dr Catherine Olsen 

03.50pm - 04.10pm
Managing substance use disorder in a remote environment
Capt Laurie Shaw 
Hylton Ward

04.10pm - 04.30pm
Drones in society: the benefits and the liabilities
Prof Ron Bartsch 

Read More:
Professor Ronald I C Bartsch | Dr Vini Khurana | Dr Catherine Olsen | Capt. Laurie Shaw | Hylton Ward

4:30 PM to 4:40 PM

ATSB Announcement

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Greg Hood

4:40 PM to 4:45 PM

Day 2 - sessions conclude

4:45 PM to 5:30 PM

ASAM Annual General Meeting

7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Conference Dinner

Location: Airport Runway, South Stuart Hwy, Alice Springs
Dress: Territory formal (your best jeans, dress shirt, no ties required!)
Cost: Included in full registration. Additional tickets are $130 per person.
Transfers: Due to the location all attendees must travel to the conference dinner by coach. Coach transfers will depart from Alice Springs Convention Centre at 6.45pm. Coaches will return from 10.30pm onwards. 
Note: the temperatures in the Northern Territory can drop at night. Please bring a warm jacket to make sure you are comfortable if this happens.

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CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY (CASA)

8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Registration desk open

Alice Springs Convention Centre

9:00 AM to 11:55 AM

Concurrent session 9A

CASA DAME Session

Chair: Dr Michael Drane

09.00am - 09.40am
Regulation and safety
Rob Walker, Executive Manager, Stakeholder Engagement Division

09.40am - 10.10am
“Beating who?”
Dr Michael Drane, Principal Medical Officer 

10.10am - 10.30am
PREDICT and prediction: cardiovascular risk assessment
Dr Michael Boissezon, AMTP Registrar

10.30am - 10.50am
Morning tea

10.50am - 11.20am
A real headache!
Dr Peter Clem, Deputy Principal Medical Officer

11.20am - 11.55am
“Nothing serious doctor!”
Dr Peter Clem, Deputy Principal Medical Officer

Read More:
Dr Michael Boissezon | Dr Peter Clem | Dr Michael Drane | CIVIL AVIATION SAFETY AUTHORITY (CASA)

9:00 AM to 11:50 AM

Concurrent session 9B

Australian Defence Force (ADF) Session

12:00 PM to 12:05 PM

Closing remarks

12:05 PM to 1:00 PM

Optional lunch - conference concludes

Poolside, Alice Springs Convention Centre