Conference Program

PACDEFF 2017 will be a three day conference consisting of two days of world class presentations and one day of contemporary and relevant workshops.

It will be held over 8-10 August at the Novotel Hotel on Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia.

The following is the conference program:

Day 1 – 8 Aug

0900 – 0920 PACDEFF Welcome

0920 – 1010 PACDEFF Keynote – Dr. Steve Jarvis

1010 – 1040 Contemporary HF Issues in Australian Aviation – Mike Hutchinson (CASA)

1110 – 1140 ‘Managing the Grey’: Resolving Ambiguity in Aviation – Mark Hughes (CAANZ)

1140 – 1230 Empathy: The Key to Success on Board? – Invited International Speaker: Martin Egerth (Lufthansa)

1330 – 1400 A Human Factors Analysis of the Shoreham Airshow Disaster – Andrew Blackie (UK AAIB)

1400 – 1430 Implications of the World Pilot Shortage on Flight Safety – Professor Paul Bates (ICAO NGAP Program)

1430 – 1500 Challenges When University Researchers Work Collaboratively With Industry Part 2: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Dr. Selina Fothergill (UQ)

1530 – 1600 Fear, Emotional Intelligence and Training: A Practitioner Perspective – Ben Charters (Virgin Australia)

1600 – 1630 ‘I am Sorry for Droning on, but don’t Forget the Human Factor’ – Jo Hamilton

1630 – 1650 Overview of an Airline CRM Program – Lee Robinson (Air New Zealand)

1650 – 1710 Overview of an Airline HF/CRM Program – Rocky Heemstra (Qatar Airways)

1710 – 1715 Wrap-up of Day 1

1900 for 1930 Conference Dinner – Novotel on Collins (Pre-dinner drinks sponsored by ABRIS Consulting Ltd)

Day 2 – 9 Aug

0910 – 1000 PACDEFF Keynote (Dr. Matthew Thomas)

1000 – 1030 “That’s just your Interpretation!”: Understanding the Hazard of Legislative Misinterpretation in Australian Aviation and what Hermeneutics can do about it – Adrian Park (USQ)

1100 – 1130 Risk Perception and Cultural Intelligence in Human Factors: The Interaction of Emotional Intelligence and Organisational Culture in ‘High’ Risk Industries Across Borders – Dr. Amadeus Kubicek (Assistant Professor of Resilience, Rabdan Academy – Abu Dhabi, UAE)

1130 – 1210 Managing Distraction – Invited International Speaker: Capt. Steve Swauger (Southwest Airlines Airline Pilot’s Association)

Flight Crew Forum

1310 – 1340 Command and Control: The Influence of Flight Crew Role Assignment on Flight Safety – Stuart Beveridge (UNSW)

1340 – 1410  EBT Implementation in Practice: Lessons Learned So Far – Professor Patrick Murray (EBT Foundation)

1410 – 1440  Integrated and Evidence Based Training: Conducting Risk Based Training Needs Analyses for Knowledge and Skill Training – Caroline Vaughan and Louise Kirkwood (Qantas)

1440 – 1510  Flight Crew vs Health Care Professionals: Are we Fighting Similar Battles?– Dr. Kim Vidhani (P.A. Hospital)

1540 – 1610  Developing Startle and Surprise Training Interventions for Airline Training Programs – Dr. Wayne Martin (USQ)

1610 – 1640  Pilot Managing vs Pilot Monitoring – Rocky Heemstra (Qatar Airways)

1640 – 1710  Qantas LOSA – Speaking the Same Language Throughout the Airline; Aligning LOSA Training to Enable Identification of Non-technical Behaviours – Rachel Curry and Gareth McGraw (Qantas)

Cabin Crew Forum

1310 – 1340  Leadership and Safety in the Cabin Crew Role – Elly Smith and Aoife Sheils (Griffith University)

1340 – 1410  Pre-flight Safety Briefings, Mood and Information Retention – Morteza Tehrani (USQ)

1410 – 1440  Practice Makes Perfect:  Research into Skills Retention – Bevan Harlock (CASA)

1440 – 1510  Primary Passenger Medical Assessment – David Lattimore (APCSWG)

1540 – 1610  Training for Resilience in the Cabin – Ilona Podzigun (Qatar Airways)

1610 – 1640  High Performance CPR: Combining Technical and Non-technical Skills – Mark Holmes (Ambulance NSW)

1640 – 1710  An overview of a Fatigue Risk Management System – Anna Casey (Virgin Australia)

ATC/General Forum

1310 – 1340 Cognitive Coaching in ATC: Applying Neuroscience to Improve Performance – Fiona Lawton (ASA)

1340 – 1410 Examining the Startle Reflex and its Impact for Air Traffic Controllers – Andrew Ciseau (ASA)

1410 – 1440  Performance Speed and Accuracy of Call Sign Recognition in a Monolingual and Bilingual Air Traffic Environment – Martina Daskova (Massey University)

1440 – 1510  Human Factors in the Design of Air Traffic Control Systems: A Practitioner’s View – Victoria Valentinova (Thales Australia)

1540 – 1610  HF considerations in Radar Control Sectors (Open Forum) – Bill Appleby (Airways Corporation NZ)

1610 – 1640 Balanced Teamwork – Marty McFarlane

1640 – 1710 The CEO as a Corporate Pilot: Applying Human Factors Thinking Within Executive Decision-making Domains  – Dr. Martin Gold (University of Wollongong)

Psychology in Practice Forum

1310 – 1410  Pilot Personality and Psychological Functioning – Tony Merritt (Sydney Clinical Psychology)

1410 – 1510  ‘Soldier On’ Mental Health Support for Defence Team Members (Karlie Brand – Deputy CEO )

1540 – 1640  Promoting the Prevention Attitude : How to Get Everyone in the Industry Involved – Trang Dao, MD

1640 – 1710  Graded Assertiveness: Using Appropriate Support Language – Caroline Vaughan (Qantas))

1900 Off-site Dinner Excursion – Hopscotch, Southbank

Day 3 – 10 Aug

0900 – 1200 Workshop 1 – Developing a Contemporary HF/CRM/NTS Program – Dr. Steve Jarvis

0900 – 1200 Workshop 2 – Peer Support Programs and Pilot Mental Health – Chris Smith (Jetstar) + Allan Baker + Dr Keiko Nakahama

0900 – 1200 Workshop 3 – MRM and Engineering Human Factors: Incidents / Occurrences – Trends / Peculiar One Offs, Causes,  Outcomes and Learnings (Open Forum) – Darren Cook (Qantas), Troy Scott (Alliance Airlines), Vicki Hodges (Bae Systems), Michael Evans (BAE Systems), David Jackson (Boeing Defence Australia)

1300 – 1600 Workshop 4 – Developing and Managing an Effective SMS – Heather Fitzpatrick & Nathalie Boston (ATSB) and Ryan Cooper & Clare Fry (DDAAFS)

1300 – 1600 Workshop 5 – Developing Resilience in Flight Operations – Individual, Crew and Organisational Strategies – Louise Kirkwood (Qantas), Dr. Wayne Martin (USQ) and Lt. Col. Martin Levey (FORCOMD)

1300 – 1600 Workshop 6 – Facilitator Skills and Professional Development: Demonstrating and Debriefing How to Co-Facilitate – Jana Ewing and Salah Bahmad (Virgin Australia)

Standby Presentations – To be added to program

  • Developing Startle and Surprise Training Interventions for Airline Training Programs – Dr. Wayne Martin (USQ)
  • Qantas LOSA – Speaking the same language throughout the airline, aligning LOSA, training, investigation causal factors, etc. (Qantas TBA)
  • Fall from heights risk for Flight Crew (Qantas TBA)
  • Why Facilitation? What Can Other Industries Learn From Aviation? Rizwan Sheik (CASA)

 

 

 

 

 

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Social Events

 

The following social events are preliminarily planned to allow networking opportunities:

7 August

Informal Welcome Novotel Hotel (1700-1900)

8 August

Conference Dinner at Novotel on Collins Hotel 

9 August

Offsite Dinner Excursion – Hopscotch, Southbank

speakers

Call for speakers

 

Applications ave now closed for speakers for the 2017 Conference, however sometimes there are late withdrawals by speakers, so please feel free to advise us of a topic which you would like to present and we will add you to the standby list.