AAME Hub Is Now Live!

The AAME launched the AAME Hub in October 2021. It is a Mighty Network and has far more functionality than a static website. This is now where all of the communication with our members lives. 

If you wish to ask a question, comment on posts or discuss a topic this is where all of the action will be from now on.

The information regarding the Suitable Person and Appraisal service is within the AAME Hub.

In order to have access to the AAME Hub you need to be a paid member of the AAME and then you will receive a link to join. Our membership is processed by 3D Events and all enquires should be directed here.

Dear Colleagues,

We have great pleasure in inviting you to the Association of Aviation Medical Examiners’ Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Liverpool over the weekend of 4-6th March 2022.

This year’s Scientific Meeting and Gala Dinner will be held in the Crowne Plaza Liverpool John Lennon Airport, a Grade 2 listed, Art Deco original terminal building and air traffic control tower at the former Speke Airport.

To register your place at the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, please click here. For additional information and support for the Meeting & Registration process, please read the Delegate Information Pack here

All AAME members should enter their surname, with a capital first letter followed by the number ’22’ in the discount code box, i.e Smith22 to claim the AAME member’s rates.
 
If you have not yet renewed your AAME membership for the 2021-2022 year, then please click here to be taken to the online membership subscription page. 

We are currently finalising the scientific programme, but this will include a good mix of relevant aeromedical clinical topics. The programme will be confirmed as soon as possible and posted on the AAME Hub and emailed out to registered attendees.  

For full information on the 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting, please visit the events page here

AAME Online Membership 2021 – 2022

Please click here to access the AAME online membership system for membership registration for the period of 1st June 2021 – 31 May 2022.

You are able to pay for membership fees and Suitable Person/Appraisal service here. If you have any problems registering, please contact Administration in the first instance at aame@3dperformance.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to the Association of Aeromedical Examiners!

2 minute guide to annual AAME appraisal

General advice

To qualify for the Suitable Person service you should confirm that your professional activity is mainly Aviation related and that there is no identifiable Designated Body (such as NHSE or the Faculty of Occupational Medicine).  In other words, you cannot get an appraisal review elsewhere

  • Use an approved electronic format. (As on this website)
  • Describe and evidence reflection, learning and changes
  • Please select/contact your appraiser. Send your appraisal portfolio 3 weeks (minimum 2) before the appraisal
  • Your appraiser is interested in what you think and how you intend to develop

Specific requirements – for Pandemic ‘concessions’ talk to your Appraiser

  • Commentary on learning outcomes from last year’s Personal Development Plan (PDP)
  • 20 credits of CPD (use CAA Learning Pool). 1 credit = 1 hour demonstrated by a note of lessons learned. Certificates not needed
  • Quality improvement activity. e. g. Audit, Incident, Case Review or a narrative of improvements 
  • Formal or validated Colleague and Client Feedback. Please reflect on learning from complaints, compliments, criticisms or suggestions (Once in each 5-year revalidation cycle)
  • Declare any Complaints or that there are none
  • Ideas for 3 PDP objectives
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AAME 41st Annual Scientific Meeting (6 March 2021)

Last year’s Scientific Meeting seems a lifetime ago given the extraordinary events of the last twelve months and the devastation that Covid-19 has wrought on the aviation industry and our pilot colleagues. 
 
As a result, we carefully considered the merits of postponing the meeting until later in the year, but given the ongoing uncertainty in how the pandemic may continue to unfold, decided that an online meeting would be a prudent move. We now have great pleasure in inviting you to the Association of Aviation Medical Examiners’ Annual Scientific Meeting to be held virtually on Saturday 6th March 2021, with the invaluable and ongoing administrative assistance of 3D Performance.

Click here to book your place for the AAME 41st Annual Scientific Meeting
 

AAME online membership System 2020-2021

Please click here to access the AAME online membership system for membership registration for the period of 1st June 2020 – 31 May 2021.

You are able to pay for membership fees and Suitable Person/Appraisal service here. If you have any problems registering, please contact Administration in the first instance at aame@3dperformance.co.uk

We look forward to welcoming you to the Association of Aeromedical Examiners!

CAA Exemption Notice

The CAA have issued an updated Exemption Notice ORS4 No 1383, dated 28th April 2020, this supersedes the previous Exemption Notice ORS4 No 1354. 
We have asked whether pilots now need to carry the updated ORS4 No1383 or whether the previous version (ORS4 No1354) will suffice. We will update you when we have received a response; please keep an eye on the website for updates. 

MSRP update

February 2020 update  
Dear AME community,
In our last update we mentioned some of the challenges we have faced especially in relation to the certification module. The project team are continuing to work closely with RioMed in testing the product and resolving issues. Whilst we are pleased to say we are making progress, this has been slower than anticipated and we are still in the System Verification Testing phase. Detailed work is in progress on the MARS data mapping and migration plans and in finalising the procedures for providing access to Cellma for applicants and non-CAA users via the CAA Portal. The communications, business change and training plans are being finalised and we have started a programme of engagement with key external stakeholders including commercial airlines and helicopter operators, Air Traffic Control providers, General Aviation organisations and trades unions. Cellma will only be launched once we are satisfied that we can provide a stable product that is fit for purpose. Please find the Medical System Replacement Project’s latest activities and progress report below: 

Activities in progress:
Revision of project delivery plans with an anticipated launch in Q3 2020 Continuation of System Verification testing (SVT), and preparations for User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Instructions on how and when non-CAA users (AMEs, AME staff and external cardiologists) should apply for a CAA portal account and request user access to Cellma will be communicated when the systems are ready and CAA staff have received any necessary training
Roll-out of the communications plans, with current focus on key large external stakeholders
Development of the training programme and guidance materials
Upcoming activities:
Once SVT testing is completed and we are satisfied that the functional requirements have been met, the CAA project team will recommence User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
AMEs who previously undertook UAT training will be invited to participate again.
We will provide as much notice as possible as to when this will take place, as well as the input that will be required
Volunteer Pilot and ATCO applicants will also be involved in UAT for their feedback on the user-experience without specific system training.
The team will be in touch with further updates and actions as required. 

Kind regards,

Medical System Replacement Project Team