Etihad Airways has hosted the fifth edition of its acclaimed annual Aviation Health Conference, accredited for the first time by the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.
Taking place in the UAE’s capital, it was the largest conference of its kind in the region, attracting a strong line-up of industry-recognised physicians and experts from around the world who addressed delegates yesterday at the Radisson Blu on Yas Island.
The agenda for the one-day event covered industry best-practice, as well as innovative solutions to the physical and psychological effects of working in all areas of aviation.
The four pillars of the day included corporate health promotion; airline aviation medicine; occupational medicine and sleep and fatigue management.
Among the keynote speakers were Dr Felix Porras from the Aerospace Medical Association; Dr Susan Power from the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland; and Dr John Caldwell, NASA consultant and expert scientist in sleep deprivation and fatigue countermeasures.
The 2017 Aviation Health Conference was hosted by Etihad Airways and supported by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, National Reference Laboratory, The American Center for Psychiatry and Neurology, and Screen 4.