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13:33 03 September 2022 Terrace Room, Pavilions Hotel, Christchurch
Present: Michael Drane (President), Anton Wiles, Greg van der Hulst (Secretary), Stuart Farmer ( Treasurer), Joanna Lapish, David Baldwin, John Karalus, , Calum Young, Angela Dowle, , Bryan Chong, Janneke Patterson, Kit Boyes, Marcus Hawkins, Robert Morton, Sarita Dara, Shaun McKenzie-Pollock, Kate Manderson, Frank Wurmitzer, Pat Leary, Jon Nelson, Peter Battersby, Tim Sprott, Luke Luc
Apologies: John Faris, Hardeep Hundal , David Powell, Ben Johnston, Gus Cabre, Bruce Phillips, Lisa Brown
Meeting started at 13:33 hours with quorum of members, no proxies.
Previous minutes from 2021 AGM accepted
Moved Anton Wiles Seconded: Kit Boyes Passed
Reviewed AMSNZ committee activities in the past year.
Work continues to establish a registrar position in Aerospace Medicine in New Zealand, to parallel that already operating in Australia.
Discussed the very welcome collaborative approach with greater interaction with MEs being deliberately taken by CAA CMU, and also noted much valuable work being done by the small team at CAA Central Medical Unit (updated GDs, etc).
Moved: A student membership (suggested $20) with proof of current student status be added to the Society rules, AND
Moved: A Doctor In Training membership be added to the Society rules – Section 3 (definitions) and Section 7 (membership types).
Moved: That the committee can discuss meeting comments and decide on price to set for each membership type, and whether to cap duration of Doctor in Training membership.
Moved Michael Seconded Kit Boyes Passed unanimously
CAA and IT. Concern expressed about the current process of implementing EMPIC without substantive (any?) real consultation from pilots or medical examiners who will use the system. ‘You will be kept informed of progress’ is not acceptable. Any online medical records system must be safe and efficient. EMPIC is unsuitable. Badly implemented medical records IT is a significant potential risk to flight safety.
Discussion was informed and wide ranging.
Moved to accept Stuart Farmer Seconded Kit Boyes
Treasurers Financial Report
Accounts are on the website. Balances : Cheque $65129.56 Term Deposit $82451.80
Financials be accepted Moved: Greg van der Hulst Seconded: Kit Boyes Passed
Patterson Trust update – Michael Drane
The trust is currently in a healthy position with about $592,892 earning interest. Term deposits are not a good protection against inflation so alternative investment options are being investigated.
Trust actively looking to support Australasian aerospace medicine training. No scholarships have yet been awarded
Election of Officers:
Resignation – secretary – Greg van der Hulst
Nomination for Secretary Tim Sprott – Proposed Michael, Seconded Greg. Tim elected unopposed
Current Society Officers :
Dr Michael Drane - President
Dr Tim Sprott - Secretary
Dr Stuart Farmer - Treasurer
Dr Calum Young - Committee
Dr Bryan Chong - Committee
Dr Hardeep Hundal - Committee
Dr Lisa Brown - Committee
Motion: That the AMSNZ does not require an audit for the current financial year ending 31 March 2023
Proposed: AW Seconded: Rob Morton Passed
Motion: That AMSNZ should support a committee officer to attend ASAM annually to encourage continued cooperation between the two societies.
Proposed: Kit Boyes Seconded: AW
Ideas sought for 2023 ASM – committee will collate suggestions and discuss at next meeting.
Meeting closed at 14:10 hours