Under the patronage of the Hungarian Defence Forces, Military Medical Centre and the City of Debrecen

Hungarian Defence Forces
Military Medical Centre
City of Debrecen

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Congress

Theme:
Maximising Aircrew Training Capabilities for Civilian and Military Aircraft of the 21st Century

Date:
13–16 September 2019

Patronage:
Hungarian Defence Forces
City of Debrecen
Military Medical Centre

Location

Congress Hotel:
Hotel Divinus
Nagyerdei krt. 1
4032 Debrecen
Hungary

Phone: +36 52 510 900
info@hoteldivinus.hu
www.hoteldivinus.hu/en

Booking Code:
“User Congress 2019”

Chairs

Chairman:
Dr. Sándor Szabó
CFS HDF, Hungary

Co-Chairman:
BG (ret.) MC, MD Erich Roedig
CFS GAF, Germany

Contact

Organising Committee
Phone: +43 7722 892 222
Fax: +43 7722 892 498
oc@user-congress.com

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About Debrecen

Debrecen is Hungary’s second largest city after Budapest. The city was first documented in 1235. It is the regional centre of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county.

The city is a centre of Hungarian culture. Many artists have chosen Debrecen for their hometown. In addition to the artistic aspects, the city is also the “Rome of the Calvinists”, as Debrecen played a very important role during the Reformation.

The downtown Kossuth square is the vibrant centre of the city, besides historical sights several great cafés can be found here. In the world-famous Déri Museum you can see the Munkácsy trilogy: Christ before Pilate, Golgotha and Ecce homo.

Large shopping arcades provide an ideal opportunity for a pleasant shopping trip.

Registration

Congress Fee

Congress fee for participants is 550 EUR and includes:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Congress attendance
  • Farewell dinner

The fee for the spouse/partner is 250 EUR and includes:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Farewell dinner

Request Registration Form

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Programme

Arrival

19:30
Welcome Dinner

Opening Ceremony

08:30
Welcome Address
Dr. László Papp, City Major Debrecen, Hungary

08:35
Welcome Address
BG Nándor Kilián, Chief Inspector of AF HDF, Hungary

08:40
Welcome Address
BG Dr. István Kopcsó, Chief of Medical Service of HDF, Hungary

08:45
Opening Remarks by the Chairman
Dr. Sándor Szabó, CFS HDF, Hungary

08:50
Welcome Address
Manfred Bauer, CEO AMST, Austria

 

Keynotes

09:00
Operational Challenges in Joint Air Missions
BG Nándor Kilián, Chief Inspector of AF HDF, Hungary

09:30
Medical Support of NATO and Humanitarian Missions
BG Dr. István Kopcsó, Chief of Medical Service of HDF, Hungary

10:00
Group Photo, Coffee Break

 

Session 1: Human Perception Limits and Their Impact in Aviation

10:45
Key Presentation: Clinical Advances in Aviation Ophthalmology
BG (ret.) Prof. Dr. Andor Grósz, Ophthalmologist, Hungary

11:15
Enhancement of Visual Stimuli Reduces Disorientation Due to Vestibular Cross-Coupling
Katja Trabold, AeMC, Switzerland
Dr. med. Denis Bron, Head of AeMC, Switzerland

11:45
Vestibular and Otoneurological Misperceptions in Aviation
Col (ret.) Dr. Andreas Knöffler, ENT specialist, Germany

12:15
Lunch Break

14:00
Survey of Spatial Disorientation and Sensory Illusion among Air Force Pilots
Vladimír Smrž, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof. at University of Defense, Brno, Faculty of Military Technology, Department of Air Force, Czech Republic

14:30
Unexplained Physiological Events (UPE) – Phenomenon or an Inflight Hazard?
BG (ret.) MC, MD Erich Roedig, CFS GAF, Germany

15:00
Pilot Decisions in Uncertain Environment
Georges Rebender, FCL Expert/Artificial Intelligence Advisor, Germany

15:30
Coffee Break

 

Session 2: Flight Safety Risk Management

16:30
Methods to Determine and Objectify the Performance of Anti-G Suits. Experiences from Human Use Centrifuge Studies
Dr. Carla Ledderhos, CAM GAF, Germany

17:00
Ejection Seats and Flight Safety Issues
Col (ret.) Cathy Hughes, Martin Baker Consultant, USA

17:30
General Discussion

Session 2: Flight Safety Risk Management

08:30
Advances in Synthetic Training for Operations in the Degraded Visual Environment (DVE)
Sqn Ldr (ret.), Douglas Vine, Vineyard Consultancy Services, UK

09:00
Hidden Stressors in the Fighter Aviation
Capt Sandor Csak, OF-2 Pilot, DONGÓ Tactical Gripen Fighter Training Squadron, Hungary

09:30
Fly – When Others Do Not Fly Anymore
Frank Roth, Airbus Helicopters

10:00
Coffee Break

 

Session 3: Prevention Strategies

10:30
Use of VR Technology in Ground-Based Simulated Aeromedical Stress Situation
Károly Domján, CWO HDF, Hungary

10:50
Hypobaric Hypoxia Related Stress Monitoring System by NIRS and HRV Parameters in Barochamber during VR Flight Simulation
Dr. Sándor Szabó, CFS HDF, Hungary

11:10
New Hungarian Aircrew Training Centre and Its Prospective
Col Dr. Tamás Bali, Head of Centre HDF, Hungary

11:30
Advanced Flight Simulation – Pros & Cons
To Be Determined

12:00
Lunch Break

13:30
7 G DESDEMONA
Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Johann Schwandtner, AMST Engineer, Austria

13:50
Prevalence of Acute Stress in Flight Simulators and Its Association with Episodic Memory in Military Pilots
Edwin Ayala, MD, Ecuadorian Air Force, Ecuador

 

Session 4: The User Nations‘ Approach to Aircrew Training

14:10
Advance Orientation Training
Dr. Djunadi, Indonesia

14:30
10 Years Experiences with the German Human Centrifuge
LtCol Dr. Michael Nehring, CAM Königsbrück, Germany

14:50
Coffee Break

15:20
High-G Training in the UK Royal Air Force – First Experiences
Wg Cdr Dr. Nicholas Green, Centre of AvMED RAF, UK

15:40
High-G Dynamic Flight Simulation – the Polish Approach
Col (ret.) Dr. Krzystof Kowalczuk, Polish AF, Poland

16:00
HTC DFS Training – Bringing Centrifuge Training to the Next Level in the RSAF
LtCol (ret.) Leong Chun Yu, RSAF, Singapore

16:20
G-Training in Sweden – Past, Present and Future
Dr. Ioannis Magounakis, Swedish AF, Sweden

16:40
Open Discussion and Closing Remarks by the Chairman
Dr. Sándor Szabó, CFS HDF, Hungary

19:30
Farewell Dinner

The Organising Committee reserves the right for minor programme changes.