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.
In March 2006, following a couple of preliminary meetings, 22 people representing National Aerospace Medical Associations and other European stakeholders met in Frankfurt am Main to sign the founding documents for the European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM). Since that moment on, all of them started working together to work for health and safety for all persons involved in aviation and space operations, coordinating European aerospace medicine in the applicable fora.
Dear Members, as most of you already know from the nomination request sent to your national society, during the General Assembly that is to take place during ECAM 2016 in Oslo, we will have the chance to express our vote for the election of the new Executive Committee of European Society of Aerospace Medicine. We are looking forward to having as many of you as possible at the General Assembly meeting.
Dr. Roland Vermeiren reports on collaboration between medical doctors, pilots, psychologists and international bodies
After the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 on 24 March last year owing to actions taken by the co-pilot, there is a lot happening at the aviation medicine level in terms of looking at ways of prevention or better risk identification. Changes are taking place at all levels: worldwide with ICAO, at the European level with EASA, and also at regional level.
Author: Ries Simons
Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2016; 87(7):659–660.
Since the tragic accident of Germanwings flight 4U9525, there has been discussion about methods to identify and prevent suicidality in pilots. Neurogenetic scientists claim that biomarker tests for suicidality as part of healthcare assessments may lead to early identification of suicidal behavior.
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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The EC finalised our thoughts and plans for the project at our meeting in Malta in February. We are grateful to Dr Alfred Bonnici for his assistance in arranging the meeting, and to him, and his wife Elda, for their generous hospitality during our stay.
The project will shape the content of ECAM 2014, in Bucharest, and we look forward to meeting both old and new friends at the congress.