COVID‐19 crisis and its effect on aviation mental health

Joint statement by the European Pilot Peer Support Initiative (EPPSI) and their founding organisations: European Association for Aviation Psychology (EAAP), European Cockpit Association (ECA); European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM) and Mayday Foundation

Airlines, aviation organisations and their employees were not prepared for a pandemic, like COVID‐19. Most European and international airlines have stopped flying or are focussing on cargo flights, medical and rescue operations or return flights. Most countries have issued strict quarantine and physical distancing measures.

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The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA’s) Civil Aerospace Medical Institute is again organizing the Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium on Postmortem Forensic Toxicology in Aviation to be held during April 7-9, 2020 at the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA.

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Dear Chair Nomination Committee,

I thank you for notification that I have been nominated as President Elect subject to the vote by the Member Associations to be announced in Debrechen, Hungary on the 8th September 2019.

I accept the nomination with humility and fervour.

Yours Sincerely,
Declan Maher
Co-Opted Member ESAM EC

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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.

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8-12 September 2019, Debrecen, Hungary

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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.

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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.

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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.

ESAM would appreciate receiving your feedback by June 15th 2019 at the latest via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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