CAMA expresses condolences to families of victims of GermanWings Flight 9525
Leadership of the Civil Aviation Medical Association expressed its condolences to the families of the victims of the Germanwings flight that was apparently intentionally crashed into a mountainside in the French Alps on March 24, 2015. Additional facts are coming to light each day regarding the co-Pilot, Andreas Lubitz, and medical conditions that may have led to this tragedy. Germany will hold a national memorial ceremony and service on April 17 for the victims of Tuesday's disaster, half of whom were German, with Spain accounting for at least 50 and the remainder composed of more than a dozen other nationalities.
FAA Releases New Expectations on Aviation Medical Examiners for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Screening
After carefully reviewing feedback from a variety of pilot advocacy organizations regarding mandatory referra for polysomnography for body mass index readings greater than 40 kg/m2, the FAA has come back with a more structured approach for AMEs to screen for sleep-related disordered breathing.
The new screening requirements, that began the week of March 2 included:
Accommodation reservations now available for annual meeting in Fort Worth, Texas
Book your hotel accommodation now for the CAMA annual scientific meeting in Fort Worth, Texas scheduled for October 8-10, 2015.
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