Pre-registration for the meeting has now ended. Registration forms or online payments received after this date will not be processed.
Registrations of attendance at the venue can only be made after prior agreement with the administration team (via email@example.com or fax 00 44 1534 631272).
The dates of the cabin crew seminar at Gatwick have been changed so that it doesn’t interfere with your Bank Holiday weekend. New confirmed dates are 17-18 May 2014. Full details including how to register are on the events page.
Those of you who are planning to or thinking about offering cabin crew medical assessments might be interested in a 2 day weekend course that will be taking place at the Virgin Atlantic headquarters in Crawley, West Sussex. The event has been posted in the events calendar and full details, including how to register for the event, will available shortly.
A gentle reminder that you will need to register if you wish to attend the meeting on Saturday 5th April at the Warwick University Conference Centre.
The gala dinner is now full, so this is no longer available to book.
If there are difficulties with payment, as can be the case for some overseas members, we can accept payment on the day by cash or credit card, but you must register first by contacting 3D Performance our conference organisers, using the contact details on the web page. We are required to finalise numbers in advance with the venue, so PLEASE do not just turn up on the day without warning.
I look forward to seeing you at what promises to be an interesting meeting.
Those who attended the recent CAA seminar on drugs and alcohol – and those who didn’t – might be interested in the briefing from the BMA Occupational Health Committee on Alcohol and drugs in the workplace – the role of medical professionals.
All AAME members should now have received details of the Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting, which will be held at Warwick University on 5th April 2014.
You can also get all of the information by visiting the Scientific Meeting webpage. You will be able to register using the online link, or by post/fax if you prefer.
Full details of the SAAME meeting on Saturday 15th March are now available: SAAME meeting details.
Some helfpul advice from Kevin, who has just registered for the conference and accommodation.
The process for conference registration is quite straightforward, so you should not have too many problems.
The accommodation is a different matter. The website is very clunky, and initially indicates no rooms available. The promotion code ‘Aviation 2014 double’ must be entered with spaces in order to show available rooms, and on the next page the ‘add rooms’ button must be clicked to confirm the booking. This is confusing as it implies adding additional room, rather than confirming the one chosen.
Also, you are required to pay on making the booking. I understood that it would be just credit card info to confirm the booking, with payment on checkout, rather than payment at the time, but this appears not to be the case.
I hope these comments are useful to assist with the booking process.
Full details of the annual meeting on 5 April are now available on the Scientific Meeting page. Registration is open and the ‘early bird’ rate will be available until 31st January.
As we prepare for Christmas and then the close of a very busy year it is a time to reflect on achievements and those things that still remain on the “to do” list. For many of us this year has seen added focus on the needs of robust Appraisals and the concerns regarding the introduction of Revalidation. The work the Association and its Chairman has done on behalf of its members that might otherwise have been significantly disadvantaged has been, I believe, a major breakthrough. We had had an excellent Annual Scientific Meeting this year and are now on a clear pathway to encourage members and others to engage with this valuable aspect of Continuing Professional Development within our area of practice. As the need for and the standards of AMEs continues to rise I believe the Association’s members can feel proud of the progress made and recognize its specific contribution to flight safety and health promotion among our patients.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chairman and the Association’s committee for all their hard work on our behalves. I would also like to wish all members a restful, happy Christmas and all the best for 2014.
David Gradwell President