HIMS Basic Training Seminar, Denver, CO, September 24-26, 2018
The FAA ALPA HIMS program is beginning its 45th year of educating pilots and health care professionals about the disease of alcohol and substance abuse. AMAS is hosting the seminar in Denver on September 24-26, 2018 with Captain Corey Slone, ALPA National HIMS Chairman and Dr. Quay Snyder, HIMS Program Manager serving as the coordinators. Over 400 attendees are expected. For information on the seminar and registration, please visit www.HIMSprogram.com.
National Safety Forum, Orlando Florida, 18 October 2018
Dr. Snyder is giving a presentation on Pilot Fitness for Duty and participating in a panel open to audience questions as part of the National Safety Forum hosted by the National Business Aviation Association’s Safety Committee at the NBAA annual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. Other topics will include Fatigue, Mental health and Safety for all aviation personnel including dispatch and maintenance. Dr. Snyder has been a member of the NBAA Safety Committee since 2002 and recently chaired its Fitness for Duty Working Group for 3 years. For more information, see https://www.nbaa.org/events/national-safety-forum/2018/
International Pilot Peer Assist Coalition, Fort Worth TX, 29-30 October
IPPAC is the first international conference addressing pilot peer support program and mental health wellness in airline operations. Hosted by the Project Wingman team at American Airlines, representatives from many international airlines, mental health professionals and civil aviation regulatory authorities will give presentations. Dr. Snyder will discuss the status of airline pilot peer support programs around the world and unique aspects of some programs in “Looking Forward in Aviation Mental Health”. For more information, see the IPPAC web site at http://pilotpeerassist.com/international-pilot-peer-assist-conference/
Frontier Airline ALPA Pilot Peer Support Training, Aurora CO, 7 November 2018
The Air Line Pilots Association, International Aeromedical Committee is giving a one day training seminar to the pilots peer support volunteers of Frontier Airlines. The training includes scenario based role-playing, crisis intervention techniques, confidentiality issues and general mental wellness training. Dr. Snyder will speak on FAA medical certification standards and reporting requirements.
International Congress of Aviation & Space Medicine 2018, Bangkok Thailand, 11-15 November, 2018
The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine holds its annual scientific Congress with numerous presentations by academicians and aerospace medicine physicians from around the world. Dr. Snyder is a Director of the IAASM Council and will be giving a presentation on “Emerging Best Practices in Pilot Peer Support Programs”. For more information, see http://icasm2018.com/ -“Sharing the Skies Safely.”
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