The European Society of Aerospace Medicine was founded in 2006 as an umbrella organisation in the field of Aerospace Medicine. As a pan-European, independent forum, it works to promote the safety and health of all persons involved in aviation and space operations , and to coordinate European aerospace medical interests across all national and organisational boundaries.
We aim to assist the various responsible bodies in the development and harmonisation of educational activities in aerospace medicine throughout Europe, and to develop continuous information flows and dialogue between the National Aeromedical Associations, and encourage the exchange of scientific results and experience. We strive to reach a consensus which can then contribute to the scientific evidence base which should be the foundation of aeromedical decision making.
Dear ESAM constituent organisations and fellow colleagues of Aerospace medicine in Europe,
As we are near the end of 2017, it is my pleasure to wish you all a Peaceful and enjoyable Christmas time. 2017 has been a year of learning from the success from the Oslo Conference in 2016 and planning for the congress in Prague In 2018. The theme of the Prague Congress will be “trust and care in Aviation Safety” - a theme that is both fitting and timely, as It points toward the role of our profession in supporting those who fly so that they may fly safe and fly well. In these times our role is under discussion, and it is imperative that we are in the center of bringing ideas forward in order to influence developments to the best for flight safety and the professional values we represent.
The current President of ESAM, Dr. Anthony S. Wagstaff, member of the Norwegian Association of Aviation Medicine, was elected as President-Elect. He accepted the new mandate and will continue to serve as President until 2020.
ESAM and EASA worked together to develop a guidance material for AME in order to explain the working relations of an AME involved in performing aero-medical assessments in the European aero-medical environment. The leaflet is expected to have as a result a more efficient working environment for AMEs in relation to the applicants on one hand and the competent authorities on the other hand. Additionally, we aim to support the implementation of a trust relationship and just culture in the AMEs working relations.
We work together across Europe to promote the health, performance and safety of people who fly through the use of evidence science and consensus.
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