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July 2014 edition

DAME Newsletter - July 2014

New Part time Doctors at CASA

We have been lucky enough to secure the services of two new Doctors on a part time basis.

Dr Liz Ryan has been with us for about 6 weeks and is based in Fremantle. Dr Adrian Smith commenced this week and will work out of Adelaide.

Both Liz and Adrian will be working around 1 day per week, this will have great benefits to CASA with our current Medical Officer situation. I would like to welcome them to the fold.

DAME 2 Initiative

Up and running! As of Wednesday the 18th June the DAME2 program has gone live. We currently have 4 delegations signed by the Director of Aviation Safety with a 5th in the works.

After a period of 8-10 weeks of the delegates using the system, when we are confident that there are no bugs lurking, we will be opening up the options to those who attended the DAME2 training.


A year has now passed since we implemented the Clinical Practice Guidelines. By all accounts the format has been very successful. A few more pages have been noted to be required and will be created in due course. Please let us know if you have any condition that you think is missing from the Guidelines.


Following on from our DAME2 session held in Freemantle last month, we were able to provide an insight into the new Medical Records System. We had the Project Manager and Business Analyst talk through the new system. We received some excellent feedback from those DAMEs that attended and look forward to providing the same opportunity at the ASAM Annual Conference in September.

CASA training requirements

We sometimes get questions about why CASA training revises things that are very obvious. The problem is that we have a very variable spread of medicals done by the DAMEs (which we use as a surrogate for currency and familiarity with the systems), and the majority of DAMEs... Well see for yourselves.

  • DAMEs 695
  • 10 or less submissions pa   271   = 38%
  • 20 or less submissions pa   358   = 52%
  • 50 or more submissions pa   166   = 23%

(Data for 12 months)

AvMed Contact numbers

The contact number for pilots and controllers is 1300 4 AVMED (1300 4 28633).

The contact number for DAMEs has not changed: +61 2 6217 1170.

DAME Education and CPD

Seminar and conference information

Seminar and conference information
Event Date Location
ASAM Annual Conference 10-13 Sept 2014 Brisbane
ICASM 2014 12-16 Oct 2014 Mexico City, Mexico