A variety of issues were discussed at the Congress which was opened by Deputy Director General of the DGCA Kemal Yüksek, University Health Sciences Rector Cevdet Erdöl and Pegasus Airlines CEO Mehmet Nane. Topics included medical emergencies experienced by passengers and flight crew during flights and at airports, the working environment of air traffic controllers, their medical examinations and medical requirements.
One of the important decisions taken during the Congress, where MD Roland Vermeiren - EASA and Eurocontrol Medical Doctor – was invited as guest, was to internationalize the Congress in the medium term. In addition, it was decided upon to nominate Turkey as a candidate for ICAM 2022 which is scheduled to take place in Istanbul. MD Vermeiren, former president of the Aerospace Medical Association (ASMA), said that he would support Turkey`s candidacy for ICAM 2022 and defend this initiative.