All FAA Aviation Medical Examiners:

The FAA Office of Aerospace Medicine requests your assistance in getting the word to our airmen that your office is open and performing Airman Medical Certificate examinations.

Please include any requirements you have for airmen entering your facility. Methods to distribute information could include telephone calls, emails, mailings, websites, or notices to airports, flight schools and fixed base operators. (Released on June 5, 2020)

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had and continues to have dramatic consequences throughout the world. As countries struggle to contain the spread of the coronavirus, many national and international scientific, economic, cultural, and sporting events have had to be cancelled or delayed. Accordingly, it is with deep regret that we inform you that the Organization Committee has taken the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone the First International Conference of Aerospace Medicine, which was to be held in Paris from 24-26 September 2020, to 23-25 September 2021.

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ICAM 2020 postponed

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all our countries in many ways. Of course, our thoughts are with those who are affected directly and their loved ones.

The  aviation industry is hit hard as a consequence of COVID-19 and this has led to much uncertainty and distress to pilots and others who are involved in flight operations. Most of you, the Aerospace Medicine professionals who are our members, are thereby affected, either directly or indirectly. Read more ...

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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