Following our very successful SAAsMA conference in July this year there was virtually no interest in the AME refresher course scheduled at the beginning of October which was then cancelled with the next course planned for 6 February 2017 (with the next full AME course scheduled for 13 to 24 February 2017).
The implementation of the EMPIC system has resulted in a sudden increase in interest in attending an AME refresher course this year. After talking to Dr Bogatsu it was decided that since there is now enough interest a refresher course will be presented on 28 November 2016.
The refresher course is not a duplication of the EMPIC training which has been held across the country recently. The refresher course is a CAA and ICAO requirement, and is about continuous training in Aerospace Medicine and so does not cover the IT or manual recording of patient data.
All DAMES are required to do a refresher course every four years. Take note that, as I’m sure you know, attending either the SAAsMA conference or any other international aviation medicine conference counts as a refresher course.
Those who are interested in attending the refresher course must complete the application form that has been supplied to some of you by Ms Nomcebo Thabede. If you don’t have an application form you can get one from Ms Nishana Naran at Enterprises UP (email@example.com ).
Kindly note that Dr Bogatsu is busy arranging some practical medical flight testing for attendees so the refresher course is planned to take place at Oliver Tambo Airport.