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MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2015 MONDAY: CFS 2015: Safety Is In Our DNA Spotlight: Dr. James Fallon Panel Preview: Foundations of Professionalism Welcome to Communicating for Safety (CFS) 2015. Thank you for joining us in the interest of elevating aviation safety in this great country and around the world. We are glad you chose to bring your expertise to CFS 2015! When planners sat down to organize the first CFS in 1999, they focused on the local level, talking about what mattered most to controllers and engineers in individual facilities across the U.S. But soon, the discussions evolved. As our technology and capabilities have expanded, so has CFS — from 40 attendees in 1999 to over 1,500 registrants this year! With such an impressive increase in participation, we have seen a bigger, more multifaceted picture emerging. Within the NATCA family, we often say that safety is in our DNA. As you probably remember from high school biology, DNA chains are comprised of hundreds of thousands of molecules, which on their own do not affect any change within a body. But joined together in sequences, these molecules compound to form proteins — the quintessential chemical in the body. These individual proteins are tiny but integral agents that create and maintain incredibly complex systems. Let's apply this metaphor to our mission for aviation safety. Each of you in this room performs a single but essential function within the airspace, and without you, aviation could not be as safe and efficient as it is. After all, every big initiative and innovation, like the ones we will examine this week, start with individual ideas. CFS is about bringing these ideas together. The conversations we will engage in together over the next few days will help set the course of our industry at home and abroad. As a stakeholder, you are also an innovator and an essential part of the National Airspace System (NAS). Thank you again for joining us to improve aviation safety and efficiency worldwide. Enjoy the conference! This afternoon Dr. James H. Fallon, Ph.D., will discuss how our personalities determine our productivity. Fallon is Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. He has a doctorate in neuroanatomy and physiology from the University of Illinois, and a master's degree in psychology and psychophysics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is a Sloan Scholar, Senior Fulbright Fellow, National Institutes of Health Career Awardee, and recipient of a range of honorary degrees and awards. He sits on several corporate boards and national think tanks for science, biotechnology, the arts, and the U.S. military. He is a subject matter expert in the field of cognition and war for the Pentagon's Joint Command. His research program focuses on adult stem cells, chemical neuroanatomy and circuitry, higher brain functions, and brain imaging. Fallon's lab was the first to discover how to mobilize massive numbers of adult stem cells to reverse the deficits in models of chronic stroke and Parkinson's disease, which was recently heralded as one of the top seven breakthrough findings of the decade. His lab is also creating new neural interfaces for advanced prosthetic limbs and neural chips. In addition to his neuroscience research, Fallon has lectured and written on topics ranging from art and the brain, architecture and the brain, law and the brain, consciousness, creativity, the brain of the psychopathic murderer, and the Vietnam War. He has appeared on numerous documentaries, radio, and television shows for his work on stem cells, growth factors, psychopathology, tissue engineering, smart prostheses, schizophrenia, and human and animal behavior and disease. 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. REGISTRATION 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. WORKSHOP: NATCA 101 9:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. WORKSHOPS: Safety Risk Management, QA/QC, Human Factors Noon - 12:15 p.m. WELCOME: Steve Hansen, NATCA National Safety Committee Chair 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. KE YNOTE ADDRESS: Paul Rinaldi, NATCA President 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. PRESENTATION : Dr. James Fallon 2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. BREAK 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PANEL: Foundations of Professionalism 4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. PANEL: Human Factors in Pilot/Controller Communications 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. AIR TRAFFIC FEUD (See page 5 for details.) 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. MEE T & GREE T: CFS Sponsors & Exhibitors (Rio Pavilion) Paul Rinaldi pres i de n t For full agenda, see page 16. Dr. James Fallon "How Does Your Personality Determine Your Productivity?" Rio Pavilion Ballroom • 12:45 p.m. Panel Discussion Foundations of Professionalism Rio Pavilion Ballroom • 3:15 p.m. Patricia Gilbert e x ec u t i v e v i c e pres i de n t Steve Hansen nat'l safety committee chair Join representatives from NATCA and the Air Traffic Organization (ATO) at 3:15 p.m. today for a panel discussion on Foundations of Professionalism. Moderated by Andy Marosvari, NATCA Professional Standards Rep and National Safety Committee (NSC) member, and Robert Mickolayck, CSA En Route Chair and SUPCOM, the group will discuss how Turn Off, Tune In, Fully Charged, ATSAP, and Professional Standards all compliment each other in making the NAS the safest and most efficient system in the world. "We hope the audience will take away an understanding of the importance of each program and the importance of leveraging successes from all four," said Marosvari. "The professionalism of our members will be critical to a successful transition to working with new NextGen equipment, technologies, and a new workforce." The panelists include: Jeff Richards, Fatigue Safety Steering Committee, NATCA (Fully Charged and Professional Standards); Garth Koleszar, Professional Standards and Turn Off, Tune In Rep, NATCA; Steve Hansen, Chairman, NSC, NATCA (ATSAP); Joseph Teixeira, Vice President of Safety and Technical Training, ATO (ATSAP); Bob Jones, District Manager, New England Terminal Ops, ATO (Fully Charged); and Tom Boland III, Assistant District Manager, Southern Skies District, ATO (Professional Standards). iPhone Android

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