The 19th Asia Pacific Airline Training Symposium
29-30 August 2023 • Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
Good Mental health is a key ingredient to fostering a happy and successful team. It should, therefore, be a priority for any business and its workforce. However, at every level of aviation organisations across the world, several obstacles exist that are preventing good mental health and, consequently, eroding safety.
Canada-based Dr Trang Dao, consultant, aviation psychiatry, will be one of our speakers at APATS 2023, delivering her presentation on Training Aviation Professionals in Detection & Management of Mental Unfitnes.
Dr Dao will use her talk, the opening session of day two in Singapore, to discuss the "embarrassing absence of psychiatrists in aviation" as well as the problem of one size fits all training programs that are limited in there ability to tackle the individual mental health demands of pilot, cabin crew, maintenance and other aviation departments.
While her talk will highlight issues, it will give you key tools and suggestions to take back to your place of work to help improve mental health.Dr Dao is committed to promoting the awareness of mental issues in all levels of the aviation industry, from the individual professional to their associations, universities, transporters and aeronautical regulating authorities. She aims at integrating the prevention and detection culture in everyday life in a smooth, natural and intuitive fashion.
Her goal at APATS is to identify strengths and weakness of mental health programmes in aviation, to recognize the magnitude of under-detection, and the need to train multiple levels of aviation professionals to adopt a sharper vigilance for early detection of subtle signs of mental unfitness.