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Viva Las Vegas!  AsMA 2019

Prof David Newman and Suzy Giuliano attended the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) 2019 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada which bought together more than 1600 people.  The primary focus for the Aviation Medicine unit this year was to promote the Graduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine which launched this year.  Beyond that, the Av Med team spoke with attendees about possible collaboration and further teaching opportunities overseas.

AsMA bought together a number of current Grad Dip AvMed students including Suresh Kesavan, pictured right with Suzy and David.


2019 March ACCAM – congratulations to Dux award winner, 
Dr Devendra Kumar

Prof David Newman and the Aviation Medicine Unit recently completed the first Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) course for 2019.  The students of this ACCAM produced excellent final exam results, with Dr Devendra Kumar taking out the Dux award.

The Aviation Medicine unit will be heading to Las Vegas next month to attend the 2019 Aerospace Medical Association scientific meeting. This will be the first year that the unit will be able to announce the commencement of the much anticipated Graduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine.  The 2019 intake includes 5 international and 20 domestic students.  The School is anticipating a rise in the number of enrolments in 2020.


Refresher Aviation Medicine training in PNG

A/Prof David Newman visited PNG's Civil Aviation Safety Authority to deliver refresher aviation medical training to their doctors. The one week course covered altitude, environmental, and fatigue issues that are specific to aviation.

Australian High Commission Counsellor, James Passmore, said this is an example of the strong relationship between the two countries in the transport sector.

“Australia is proud to continue our deep and enduring partnership with CASA PNG. The aviation medical examiners’ course ensures that doctors meet the international standards to conduct medical checks on pilots and air traffic controllers. I congratulate CASA PNG on its continuous safety and security improvements; a strong regulator is at the heart of safer skies.”


2018 November ACCAM – congratulations to Dux award winner, Dr Trish Batchelor

A/Prof David Newman and the Aviation Medicine unit recently completed the final Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) course for 2018. Students visited the control tower and the operations room at Air Services Australia as well as the Ansett Aviation Training facility in Tullamarine where they took control of the 737 and BAe-146 flight simulators.

The students of this ACCAM produced excellent final exam results, with Dr Trish Batchelor taking out the Dux award.

The unit will finish out the year running an Aviation Medicine Refresher course in Papua New Guinea from 10–14 December. The team will also be keeping an eye on enrolments for the newly launched Diploma in Aviation Medicine to commence in Semester 1, 2019.


The Aviation Medicine unit take flight!

A/Prof David Newman and Ms Suzy Giuliano visited Doha, Qatar, to deliver two Aviation Medicine short courses co-badged with Qatar Airways from 30 September – 13 October, 2018. The Monash Advanced Aviation Medicine course included a diverse group of students from Sweden, Malaysia, Philippines, Australia and the Middle East.

The Basic Aviation Medicine for Nurses and Paramedics course, delivered to a number of Qatar Airways staff, was also extremely well received.


2018 July ACCAM completed – congratulations to Dux award winner, Dr David Cooper

A/Prof David Newman and the Aviation Medicine Unit recently completed the second of three Australian Certificate of Civil Aviation Medicine (ACCAM) courses to run in 2018. Students visited the Ansett Aviation Training facility in Tullamarine where they took control of the 737 and BAe-146 flight simulators. They also visited the control tower and the operations room at Air Services Australia.

The students produced excellent final exam results, with Dr David Cooper taking out the Dux award.

The Advanced Course in Aviation Medicine is schedule to run in October. This course is open to Alumni of the ACCAM and those who have completed equivalent training in Aviation Medicine. The course is held in Doha and is run in conjunction with Qatar Airways. A two-day course, Basic Aviation Medicine for Nurses and Paramedics, will also run following the Advanced course in Qatar.