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• CHILE• CHINA• COLOMBIA• CONGO D.R.• CROATIA• CYPRUS• DENMARK• FINLAND• FRANCE• GERMANY• HUNGARY• INDIA• IRAN• IRELAND• ISRAEL• ITALY• JAPAN• JORDAN• MALTA. G. C.• MEXICO• NAMIBIA• NEW ZEALAND• NORWAY• PAKISTAN• PANAMA• POLAND• PORTUGAL• REP. OF SOUTH KOREA• REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA• ROMANIA• SINGAPORE• SLOVENIA• SOUTH AFRICA• SPAIN• SRI LANKA• SWEDEN• SWITZERLAND• THAILAND• THE NETHERLANDS• UK• USA•
Welcome from the President
Dear Academicians and Visitors:
In this, my first communication as President of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM), I want to welcome you to our website and to the information about IAASM. Being elected to the President position is truly an honor and I appreciate the trust and confidence you have placed in me to lead our great organization.
Founded in 1955, IAASM promotes the field of Aviation and Space Medicine and allied disciplines through international collaboration. Our members (Academicians) are a relatively small group, limited to 275 individuals, of the leaders and experts dedicated to Aerospace Medicine and allied disciplines around the world. Such a small and close network of colleagues makes it possible for us to coordinate joint efforts of mutual interest and promote our activities on a global scale.
Our Vision Statement is “To be the pre-eminent international, multi-disciplinary organization in aviation and space medicine, through the leadership, knowledge and collaboration of our members”. Our Mission is “To provide international leadership and mentorship and to advance the knowledge and understanding of aviation and space medicine through worldwide initiatives in education, training, research and practice.” For more information about our Core Values, Strategic Organizational Constructs and Goals please go to Strategic Plan.
We have recently completed the International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine 2019 in Debrecen, Hungary. Each year our annual Congress provides an excellent forum not only for the exchange of scientific knowledge, but it also creates the ideal atmosphere for effective networking and cultivating professional working relationships and friendships. Our hosts from the University of Debrecen and Pharmaflight in Hungary provided an outstanding venue and scientific meeting and we are most grateful for their hospitality.
In 2020 our annual Congress will be combined into the first International Conference of Aerospace Medicine in coordination with three other organizations – the European Society of Aerospace Medicine, La Société Francophone de Médecine Aérospatiale, and the Aerospace Medical Association. The Conference will be in Paris during 24 – 26 September 2020. Please visit the website for more information at ICAM 2020.
During the coming year we will be engaged in several initiatives. One is the implementation of our Strategic Plan as we seek to grow and advance our goals for the future. The second is a revision and updating of our website presence to meet the needs of the visiting public as well as the needs of our internal operations and members. The third is the organization of our annual Congress into the first International Conference of Aerospace Medicine.
Finally, I want to draw your attention to our IAASM Scholarship. The $20,000 USD IAASM Scholarship has been a great tool to promote post-graduate education and research among young professionals in Aerospace Medicine and allied disciplines around the world, particularly among those countries needing knowledgeable and experienced professionals in this field. A number of previous recipients of our scholarship have advanced in their professional careers to positions of leadership in aerospace medicine in their home countries. Information about the scholarship and the application form can be found at IAASM Scholarship.
Welcome once again and thank you for visiting our website.
James M. Vanderploeg, MD, MPH, FAsMA