May 22-26, 2020
Flying Physicians Association
66TH ANNUAL MEETING
POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
Schedule at a Glance.pdf
Omni Richmond Hotel is the host hotel.
Address: 100 South 12th Street, Richmond VA 23219
A city of historical significance, Richmond is also known for its beautiful architecture, the impressive James River with category III and IV rapids, and its natural beauty and parks for hiking and biking as well as bird watching and horseback riding.
See the church where Patrick Henry delivered his inspiring call to arms "Give me liberty or give me death!" and hear the re-enactment. Visit the capital of the Confederacy and appreciate the historical architectural statement of Thomas Jefferson in designing the Virginia State Capitol building.
Interesting museums abound, craft breweries and eateries that have placed this delightful destination city on the map are just outside the meeting hotel's doors!
Of special significance, the world's leading international competition for young violinists is ending in Richmond as the FPA Annual Meeting begins! FPA attendees have the opportunity to attend the Closing Gala Concert of the Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition, showcasing the senior and junior winners, the Richmond Symphony and guest performers. Considered "the Olympics" of international competition among young violinists, it's a rare and special opportunity.
Optional tours and activities provide attendees the chance to explore the Richmond area and become immersed in its history. These include the renowned Ginter Botanical Gardens, Hanover Tavern with a performance by the Virginia Repertory Theater, St. John's Church and the Patrick Henry re-enactment, a CME session at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Simulation and Patient Safety Center, lunch and tour of the Shirley Plantation and Upper Shirley Vineyard and a visit to Historic Tredegar, Richmond's official gateway to the Civil War.
Continuing Medical Education and Aviation Education and Safety highlights include:
May 2020 Annl Mtg Schedule.pdf
Human Trafficking up close and personal, presented by a special FBI team and designed to educate physicians and health professionals to effectively be involved
Medicine and Art-two thoughtful presentations about art in medical education. VCU professor relates the link of art to patient healing and physician development and an FPA member discusses how disease processes played a role in the geniuses of the art world
AsMA Exchange Speaker and Director of the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute on commercial space flight crew and passenger screening
NTSB Vice-chair updates on GA accidents and staying alive
US State Department Director of Operational Medicine and private company COO discuss complex medical evacuation operations and biocontainment transport
GA long-distance world record holder describes the planning and adventures of his around-the-world-over-both-poles in a homebuilt single-engine aircraft
Medical and scientific presentations in a broad range of topics of importance to physician-pilots, AMEs, physicians treating pilot-patients, and physicians preparing for missions, from stem cells to transfusions, geriatric patient controlled substance issues to pregnancy.
Virginia State Capitol Building designed by Thomas Jefferson and site of the Saturday evening Welcome Reception
Social Highlights of the Annual Meeting include:
- Saturday afternoon Right Front Seaters and Family Member Orientation and Tai Chi Class
- Saturday evening Welcome Reception in the Virginia State Capitol Rotunda
- Monday evening 'Stump the IA' aviation session with Mike Busch, the best known A&P/IA in General Aviation
- Tuesday evening Awards Celebration and Dinner featuring the world's first armless pilot and inspiring speaker, Jessica Cox.
OPTIONAL Activities and Tours (extra charge) are:
Friday afternoon 12:15 pm - VCU Medical Simulation and Patient Safety Center hands-on training and CME, including lunch and transportation
Friday afternoon 1:00 pm - Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens docent-led tours, including lunch and transportation
Friday evening 5:00 pm - Hanover Tavern and Virginia Repertory Theater including dinner and transportation
Sunday afternoon 12:30 pm - Patrick Henry re-enactment at historic St. Johns Church followed by Richmond City Tour.
Includes box lunch and transportationSunday evening 5:00 pm - Menuhin Gala Finale Concert followed by private group dinner at the Center
Monday afternoon 12:45 pm - Visit and tour of Virginia's oldest plantation, the Shirley Plantation, including lunch at the Upper Shirley Vineyards. Individual wine flight tastings are available, extra charge, first-come, first-serve. Transportation is included.
Tuesday afternoon 2:30 pm - Guided tour of historic Tredegar, the official gateway to the Civil War and the nation's first museum to interpret the Civil War from the perspectives of the Union, the Confederacy and the African-Americans.