Canadian Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS)

Call for Papers-CASS 2008

Abstracts for plenary presentations and workshops are invited for submission for the 20th annual Canadian Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS 2008) on the subject of Managing Change: The Impact of Strategic Decisions on Personnel and Processes. CASS 2008 will be held April 28–30, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Calgary, Alta.

Canada continues to experience an excellent safety record in commercial aviation. In order to maintain or improve upon this record, the effects of constant organizational change must be anticipated, planned for and managed effectively. To achieve this in a safety management system (SMS) environment, with accelerated attrition rates and increased air traffic demands, the industry must strive to fulfill its needs for key personnel and processes, which should assist in better decision making, both at the strategic and operational levels.

The Canadian civil aviation industry has long recognized the benefits of multi-disciplinary skill sets for its next generation of aviation personnel, and the need for proven organizational processes. CASS 2008 will provide an excellent opportunity to discuss how best to achieve this. Through interactive workshops with colleagues and specialists, followed by presentations in plenary by aviation professionals, delegates will be offered strategies and ideas to bring back to their organization for continued improvements in safety.

Abstracts will be accepted until September 18, 2007, and are to be of a maximum of 200 words. Theyare to be accompanied by the presenter's curriculum vitae and must be submitted by e-mail to as a text document attachment, or via the online form at Please ensure that you also provide us with your full mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and e-mail address for our records and future communications with you. Your submission will be considered based on content and applicability to the aforementioned subject and the aeronautical industry.

All abstracts received will be acknowledged by e-mail within 48 hours of receipt. If you do not receive a response from us, please resubmit your abstract and/or contact us by e-mail (, phone 613-991-0373, or fax 613-991-4280.

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