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Aeromedical, Aviation Psychological & Pilot Associations Join Forces to facilitate Pilot Medical Fitness

In a joint initiative to strengthen the relationship between aviation medical examiners and pilots, the European associations ESAM, EAAP and ECA have issued today their joint approach to medical and mental fitness assessments of pilots. It endorses a key set of guidelines developed by the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). This step constitutes a milestone in strengthening aeromedical assessments, taking into account the increasing relevance of psychosocial stressors, mental health aspects, and the changing working environment that pilots are exposed to.

Joint statement by the ESAM, the EAAP and the ECA on the AsMA Pilot Mental Health: Expert Working Group

The three organisations have individually, and jointly, reviewed the latest AsMA pilot mental health recommendations of Sept. 2015 and wish to endorse them as a valuable guidance for assessing pilot health, and – more generally – for raising awareness of mental health issues.

President Elect Nomination

There is one nominee for the post of President elect:

Dr. Anthony S. Wagstaff has been active in the field of Aviation Medicine for over 20 years, both in Clinical Aviation Medicine, Research and Teaching, as well as a Civilian and Military advisor.

After studying medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, he trained as an occupational health physician. He obtained a Diploma of Aviation Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1997, and received his PhD from the University of Oslo in 2001. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from ESCP/EAP European School of Management in Paris. He completed the Norwegian Defense College (NONDC) in 2013.

He is currently Director of the Norwegian Institute of Aviation Medicine, which has both civilian and military roles, and Head of Aviation Medicine for the Norwegian Armed Forces. He is also Associate Professor, University of Oslo. His research interests include the special senses, noise and vibration, muscular-skeletal problems, and fatigue. He has over 70 international publications, and is a reviewer for several journals.

Dr. Wagstaff is Vice President, European Society of Aerospace Medicine, a Fellow of Aerospace Medical Association, and an Academician and Selector of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine. He is chairman of the specialty committee of Occupational Medicine, Norwegian Medical Association

President Elect nominations

Dear Presidents of the Member Organisations of ESAM,

The Nomination Committee is making the preliminary arrangements for the election of the President Elect at the General Assembly on Sunday 20th September 2015.

As you may know:
“The GA shall elect the President for a two-year period. In the interim year the GA shall elect a President elect.” Such elections will be conducted by the Nomination Committee. Candidates for President or President elect shall have worked closely with ESAM for a minimum of two years. (Statues of ESAM, Article I/8)
In normal circumstances the Auditors would also be due for election at this time, but you may recall that the Auditors were re-elected at the ECAM 4 in Bucharest last September.
Please be so kind to submit the nomination of your Association/Society for the position of President Elect by 8th of August 2015.
The proposed name should be accompanied by a brief CV (in English) and should be e-mailed to the Chair of the Nomination Committee.
The election will take place at the time of the General Assembly on Sunday 20th September at 15:00hrs, at Examination Schools Building, 75, High Street, Oxford. OX1 4BG.

Best Regards

Lilla Ungvary
ESAM - Nomination Committee


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