All Canada Aeromedical Transport Safety Conference


The 5th All Canada Aeromedical Transport  (ACAT) Safety Conference will be held (both virtually and in person) in March 2023. We are currently interested in learning which topics interest you, please take a moment to share your thoughts in our online survey.

Registration for the 2023 ACAT Safety Conference will open in the fall of 2022. We look forward to seeing you at the next ACAT Safety Conference!
 


 

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ACAT Safety Conference 2023

Message from the Director, Aviation Safety

We are excited and pleased to announce that the 5th ACAT Safety Conference will take place in March 2023 in Mississauga, Ontario. The ACAT conference brings together fixed and rotary wing aeromedical transport operators from all over Canada to learn, share, and discuss solutions to common safety issues. This year, we are pleased to announce the integration of paramedicine safety as part of the scope of the conference. By bringing the two disciplines of aviation and paramedicine safety together, our aim is to gain a better and more holistic understanding of safety issues within our unique operations.
 
Call for Presenters:
For the ACAT 2023 conference, we are looking for participants who are willing to contribute as a speaker/presenter. We want to learn about your safety programs, initiatives, best practices and the tools you use to make it all happen.  The goal is for us all to learn from one another. Please contact us to discuss any topics you would like present via aviationsafety@ornge.ca.
 
Suggestions for Topics:
Are there presentation topics you’d like to see included in the conference or a presenter/speaker to recommend? We’d like to hear from you. Click the link below to fill out our quick 3-question Topics of Interest Survey. We appreciate your shared thoughts and opinions.

Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/ACAT2023survey
 
We look forward to seeing you all at the  ACAT 2023 Safety Conference!
 
Justin Labelle
Director, Flight Operations Safety

Videos and Resources

There are a number of presentations that took place during the ACAT Safety Conference 2021, please see below for videos and resources.
 

Protecting Good People from Bad Decisions
Presenter: Bruce Kirkby
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
​Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: n/a

 

Raising the Bar on Safety
Presenter: 
Heather Parker and Glen Whitney
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: Presentation PPT

Fatigue Risk Management
Presenter: 
Stuart Doyle
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: Presentation PPT

Sleep Quality
Presenter: Dr. Jaime K. Devine
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: Presentation PPT

Fatigue in a Shiftwork Setting
Presenter: Dr. Jaime K. Devine
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: Presentation PPT
Munich Chrono Type Questionnaire (Guidance)
Munich Chrono Type Questionnaire 
 

Operational Risk Management
Presenter: Gary Hook
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: n/a

PTSD and Peer Support
Presenter: Thomas Walker
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: n/a

Threat and Error Management
Presenter: Jeff Gariepy
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: n/a

Safety and Quality Management
Presenter: Andriy Szkwarek
Date: Thursday, March 4, 2021
Video Link: Vimeo Link
Resources: Presentation PPT

 

FAQ

Who can attend the conference?

Attendance is open to aeromedical operators, academia, governmental entities.

Who should attend?

Managers, Directors and leaders responsible for safety within an aeromedical operator would benefit from this conference. The ACAT Safety conference is an opportunity to network, learn and share ideas that will improve aviation safety across Canada.

I have not participated in past conferences, can I attend this year?

All aeromedical operators are welcome and encouraged to attend. The goal is to learn from one another; the more participants we have, the greater the learning opportunities.

What is the cost?

There is no cost for participation at the ACAT conference. You are responsible for your own travel and accommodations.

My organization would like to sponsor the conference, is that possible?

We welcome all sponsorship offers and will be happy to publicize your organization as thanks. Please contact aviationsafety@ornge.ca if you would like to become a sponsor.