Dear colleagues, dear friends,
As we all know time flies, and indeed we arrive at the final year of the second term of Presidency of our Norwegian colleague Anthony Wagstaff, who did a great job, especially with the link of our ECAM to our AsMA friends in Oslo and Prague, and now also to our friends of the Academy for Paris in September 2020!
Thus we have to vote for a new President-Elect at the upcoming ESAM General Assembly which will be held at the venue of the 2019 ICASM congress in Debrecen on 8 September at 6 pm:
Hotel Lycium**** Debrecen
Debreceni Gyógyfürdő Kft. | H-4026 Debrecen, Hunyadi u. 1-3.
8-12 September 2019, Debrecen, Hungary
Aviation Medicine Doctors Association (AMDA) invite you to take part in the Second International AMDA Congress on 31 October – 03 November, 2019, dedicated to the 110th Anniversary of Aviation medicine in Russia.Read more
ECAM 6 PRESENTATIONS
Retinal Artery Occlusion, Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy and Aeromedical Considerations for Certification
Mental Health Examination Methods Applidied for Medical Sertificates for Pilots In Russia. Ways to Improve?
How to Handle Cardiac Arrest in Spaceflight - A Guideline for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Microgravity
Advanced Cross-Sectional Imaging in Refining Aircrew Risk - The Current and Emerging Role of Cardiovascular CT and MRI
As the AsMa congress in Las Vegas approaches, again ESAM will organise the “famous” lunch meeting on Wednesday, as well as other panels in the general program. Also, ESAM and AsMA have together organised 2 successful ECAM conferences in Europe: Oslo in 2016 and Prague in 2018.Read more
Dear member associations of ESAM, The European Society of Aerospace Medicine – ESAM – is seeking closer collaboration with its European national aerospace medicine societies in order to promote and share more activities in aviation and space medicine across Europe.
Therefore please find enclosed a letter from ESAM President Anthony Wagstaff introducing the concept of Circle of Experts. This concept has been developed by the ESAM Advisory Board and is envisioned to serve as a platform for future collaboration and influence amongst aerospace medicine associations.
Dear Brigitte, dear Vincent,
As President of ESAM I would like to express my deep sympathy for the tragic fire and damage to the Notre Dame recently. The fire struck at a symbol of faith, culture and beauty, not only for Europeans, but for the whole world. Of course the loss is greatest for all Parisians.
You and all our friends in SOFRAMAS are at the heart of ESAM, and I think I speak for all ESAM members when I say that we are all united in support for you all in our thoughts. Luckily, no lives were lost, and the Notre Dame will no doubt be be rebuilt to former glory.
“Aerospace Medicine concerns the determination and maintenance of the health, safety, and performance of persons involved in air and space travel.” [** Aerospace Medical Association]
Aerospace Medicine, as a broad field of endeavour, offers dynamic challenges and opportunities for physicians, nurses, physiologists, bio-environmental engineers, industrial hygienists, environmental health practitioners, human factors specialists, psychologists, physician assistants, and other professionals. The environments of space and aviation provide significant challenges, such as:
· Radiation exposure
· Emergency ejection injuries
· Hypoxic conditions
The "NATO Occupational Aviation Cardiology Working Group” has produced 10 scientific papers on Aviation Cardiology after presenting 3 NATO panels in the last 3 years during AsMa meetings.
European specialists have been important in this work, which has substantial practical relevance for evaluation of both civilian and military air crew.
Use the following link for free access to the articles published in the HEART journal:
This was a lively and fruitful meeting, with discussions mainly centred at improving the communication with our member associations/societies and associates, and with the wider public. We established a working group with the task to develop a communication strategy, to find ways for ESAM to be more visible not only through its website but also by using popular social media channels.Read more
End of January 2019 we received the sad news that Dr. Annette Ruge, our colleague for many, many years had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Most of us in the aero-medical community have been in close contact with her as a competent colleague, aero-medical specialist and member of the executive board of the German Society of Aerospace Medicine.Read more