Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Aerospace Medicine Lessons Learned from COVID-19

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:00 AM - Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:00 PM

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Aerospace Medicine Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Location:Zoom Webinar - a link to the Zoom Webinar event will be sent to all paid registrants prior to the May 26, 2021 event.  Those who cannot attend the live event and who wish to view a recording should register in the normal way.  All paid registrants will be provided a link to the recorded ZOOM webinar.

The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, as part of the 2021 Virtual International Conference of Aerospace Medicine (2021 Virtual ICAM), is hosting a webinar titled Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Aerospace Medicine Lessons Learned from COVID-19.

The 2021 Virtual ICAM is a series of webinars offered throughout 2021 to replace the ICAM Paris that was postponed from September 2021 to September 2022. The theme of the 2021 Virtual ICAM is "Pandemics and Progress in Aerospace Medicine." The IAASM is leading the 2021 Virtual ICAM in collaboration with the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), the European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM), and la société française de médecine aérospatiale (SOFRAMAS).

This live stream virtual webinar addresses the management of pandemics in the aviation sector.  Whilst the clinical aspects of COVID-19 are important this webinar explores the role of the aviation sector in preparing for a public health event such as a pandemic, and in managing it when it arrives.  Are the public health rules and regulations in place in the aviation sector adequate to protect the health of passengers and personnel?  Are they sufficiently harmonised globally?  Should aerospace medicine specialists take more responsibility for public health initiatives in aviation?

At present, few people working in aerospace medicine are specialists in public health and so much activity in the aviation sector area falls to public health experts.  On the other hand, few public health experts are familiar with the special circumstances involved in air travel, which sets it apart from other modes of transport, especially its international nature and consequent demands for global coordination.  This webinar will address the main issues involved in determining how best to integrate both public health and aerospace medicine to ensure an adequate level of public health preparedness in the global aviation sector.

Details for the May 26, 2021 Webinar

11:00-11:05: Introduction and Welcome - Dr. Jim Vanderploeg, Academy President & Dr. John Crowley, Academy Scientific Committee Chair

11:05 - 12:00: Allard Lecture - "Aerospace Medicine and COVID-19: The Regulatory Response in the United States" - Dr. Michael A. Berry

12:00 - 12:10: BREAK

12:10 - 14:00: Ernsting Panel - "COVID-19: Lessons Learned and Preparation for the Next Pandemic"
  • 12:10 - 12:25: "COVID-19 and the Practice of Aerospace Medicine - Perspectives of a Practicing Flight Surgeon" - Dr. Francisco Rios Tejada
  • 12:25 - 12:40: "COVID-19's Effect on Aeromedical Transport - Lessons Learned for the Next Pandemic" - Dr. Jason Cohen
  • 12:40 - 12:55: "Aerospace Medicine Research and COVID-19 - Present and Future Contributions" - Dr. Anthony Wagstaff
  • 12:55 - 13:10: "Public Health Policy During a Pandemic - Lessons Learned for Aviation Medicine" - RADM (Dr.) Dana Thomas
  • 13:10 - 13:25: "COVID-19's Impact on Civil Aviation Medicine at the National Level - Challenges for the Future" - Dr. Stuart Mitchell
  • 13:25 - 13:40: "International Aviation Policy and COVID-19 - Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic?" - Dr. David Powell
  • 13:40 - 14:00: Questions from the Audience - Dr. John Crowley

14:00 - Close of the Webinar - Dr. John Crowley

Registration: $25.00 without CME

Additional Fee for CME: $25.00
  • CME: 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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Designation Statement: The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Registered Nurses, EMTs, Physician Assistants, Psychologists, Social Workers and other allied health professionals may be able to convert these CME units through contact with their state or national board education or licensure office.
Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society and the Aerospace Medical Association. The Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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