International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
Académie Internationale de Médecine Aéronautique et Spatiale
Welcome to the Public Website of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. We are an international organization with membership from many countries world wide. We invite you to browse our website using the menu on the left. News items are highlighted in the far right column.
The following countries are represented in the Membership:
• ARGENTINA• AUSTRALIA• AUSTRIA• BELGIUM• BRAZIL• BULGARIA• CANADA• CHINA• COLOMBIA• CONGO D.R.• CROATIA• CYPRUS• DENMARK• FINLAND• FRANCE• GERMANY• GUATEMALA• HUNGARY• INDIA• IRAN• IRELAND• ISRAEL• JAPAN• JORDAN• MALTA. G. C.• MEXICO• NAMIBIA• NEW ZEALAND• NORWAY• PAKISTAN• PANAMA• PERU• POLAND• PORTUGAL• REP. OF SOUTH KOREA• REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA• ROMANIA• SINGAPORE• SLOVENIA• SOUTH AFRICA• SOUTH AFRICA DR.• SPAIN• SWEDEN• SWITZERLAND• THAILAND• THE NETHERLANDS• UK• USA•
Welcome from the President
Dear Academicians and Guests,
Welcome to the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine website. I hope this “electronic window” will allow visitors to gain an insight into the work and aims of our organization, and that for our Academy members it will provide a valuable communications hub and source of information concerning our current and future activities.
The efforts and activities of the Academy are directed towards promoting advances in the knowledge and understanding of aeromedical sciences across international boundaries, to the support of education and research, and to the continuous improvement in standards of Aerospace Medicine science and practice. Our membership is made up of select leaders in Aerospace medicine and the related sciences from around 50 countries, enabling us to draw on a considerable wealth of experience from professionals with diverse backgrounds and varied interests in the pursuit of our mission. We are an organization that thrives on diversity, recognizes no political or cultural divides, and is intent only on fostering the highest standards within the internationally based specialty of Aerospace Medicine. It is a commitment to this goal that drives the work of the Academy and that draws together all of us who are interested and involved in these aims.
The primary educational and scientific goals of the Academy are achieved through an annual congress that is held in various cities around the world. This International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM) brings together professionals working in Aerospace Medicine and provides a platform to present original scientific papers, poster presentations and to contribute to panels on topical subject areas. While at all times ensuring scientific rigor in the selection of abstracts submitted for presentation at these meetings, the Academy particularly encourages contributions from younger medical professionals and those still building their careers in aviation and space medicine. With this group in mind, the Academy also sponsors aerospace medicine physicians in training by providing an annual scholarship to support attendance at one of the recognized quality international training programs in Aviation and Space Medicine. More details on our scholarship program and its supporting Foundation can be found on this web site. Please remember this highly effective educational activity can only be sustained through the continued generous gifts of our members, friends, partners and other interested benefactors.
The Academy enjoyed an outstanding ICASM in Mexico City in October 2014 and is now starting to turn its attention to the 2015 meeting in Oxford, England (UK), 20-24 September 2015. The plans and outline program for this Congress are already well developed and they promise to deliver another high quality meeting. I encourage all to consider attending and contributing to what I confidently believe will be another most exciting and stimulating symposium. Links to the ICASM 2015 are available on this web site at the “Congresses” button in the “Navigator” section. In the meantime, I strongly encourage you to start now thinking about the abstract that you could submit for consideration.
One final reminder for Academicians - this is your web site to use and refer to, and to keep alive as a forum for information exchange, news and views. So please use it!
Daniel B. Lestage MD, MPH