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
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:
Dear constituent organisations of ESAM,
The 1st International Conference of Aerospace Medicine (ICAM) is planned for Paris on September 24-26 September 2020 and preparations are going very well. We hope to see you there!
We are hoping, and believe, that teaming up in order to make the best possible conference in Aerospace Medicine will turn out to be a great success, scientifically and socially. Aviation is global by nature, and our collaboration is going very well. Therefore, The European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM) and the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM), together with The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) are in the early stages of planning a 2nd (ICAM) in Europe in 2022.Read more
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
Dear ESAM, the Aerospace Family of Europe, dear friends and colleagues around the world,
Recently, we concluded the ECAM 2018 conference in the beautiful city of Prague. As far as I can see, it was a great success, with over 350 registrations from 54 nations. The organizing committee led by Declan Maher has done an outstanding job, ensuring a smooth running congress in a lovely venue, topped by the Gala dinner and afterparty which was indeed something else! We must of course mention our Czech local organisers of the Czech Society of Aviation Medicine and the Czech institute of Aviation medicine – thank you for your kind hospitality and support for making the congress a success!
As announced, on 22 September 2018, 11:00 am, took place the General Assembly (GA) of ESAM. There were representatives of 19 Member Societies as well as observers from China, Belarus and Canada. During the GA there were reports presented by the President, Secretary General, Chair of the Advisory Board Committee and the Treasurer.
Following the presentations mentioned above the Chair of the Nomination Committee organized the vote for the new Executive Committee (EC) members as well as for the Auditors and for the new Nomination Committee (NC).
Based on the data provided by the Treasurer 29 ESAM members were eligible, in accordance with ESAM Statues, to cast their votes for EC members, auditors and NC members. Out of the 29 eligible there were 19 member societies present and 2 others have sent proxy votes.