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.


No, ESAM is a non-profit organization and is focused on science and flight safety. Although a large proportion of the members are medical practitioners, particularly AME, the membership includes many different professions involved in Aerospace medicine.
Yes, ESAM is an umbrella organization for European Aerospace Medical organisations, many of which have many military members.
ESAM is not able to assist with individual enquiries regarding certification. You should consult with an AME, or the medical assessor in your national authority medical section.
No, ESAM is a Regional European umbrella Association which brings together Aerospace medicine in Europe. We actively seek cooperation with other Associations of Aerospace medicine which share our objectives around the world. ESAM is an Affiliated member of Aerospace medical Association, and AsMa is among our associate members


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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Fly safe Fly well

A summary of Fly safe Fly well has been posted onto the website by our webmaster because I was having technical difficulties with my blog. These are now resolved.

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.

Happy New Year

Christmas has come and gone and I hope you have had an enjoyable and peaceful break, with a chance to relax and meet up with family and friends.
As we approach the New Year I would like to wish you all a happy and prosperous year, and hope to meet as many of you as possible at the European Conference of Aerospace Medicine, ECAM4, in Bucharest, from 5th to 7th September.
I am back at home after a successful EC meeting and the General Assembly in Friedrichshafen, but just for a couple of weeks before departing to Jerusalem for ICASM. Many thanks to our German, Swiss and Austrian hosts for making us so welcome at the Drei-Laender Tagung conference. We covered a lot of work in the EC meeting on Saturday morning, in particular discussing the project to look at aeromedical risk assessment of mental health and psycho-social factors, with an emphasis on a preventive and a partnership approach. This very exciting work is likely to be at the top of our agenda for the next few years.