Dear President, Officers of the Association and members,

Further to the announcement provided in the requestion for nominations to the office of President-Elect, I wish to invite you to attend the 17th General Assembly of ESAM. The meeting will be held virtually using the Zoom Platform.

The General Assembly will commence at 14:00 UTC and is planned for two hours.

A draft Agenda will be shared in the coming weeks. You are invited to submit items for inclusion in the Agenda.

I look forward to being with you, even if virtual, on Sunday 5th November 2023 at 14:00 UTC

Topic: ESAM 17th General Assembly
Time: Nov 5, 2023 02:00 PM London
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ESAM, the representatives of EASA-MeSafe project and EPPSI have supported the Civil Aviation Authority of the Republic of Moldova in the organization of the Workshop on Mental Fitness of Aviation Personnel. This event was held on September 28-30, 2023, in Chisinau, Moldova.

The event united in Chisinau more than 60 specialists in aviation and aviation medicine (AMEs, medical assessors, psychologists, operational managers) from different states: Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Netherlands, Norway, Belgium and Ireland. Participants shared the methods of assessment, treatment and safety management of the mental health conditions of the aviation personnel in order to ensure flight safety.

Experts from EASA-MeSafe Project presented data of the research that was done so far in diagnosis, treatment of mental health conditions which can pose a risk for aviation safety and would consequently lead to pilots’ and Air Traffic Control Officers’ unfitness.

Also, special attention was given to Peer Support Programs dedicated to civil aviation personnel from various countries.

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Dear Presidents of the Member Associations of ESAM, 

The Nomination Committee (Vincent Feuillie, Francisco Tejada and Lilla Ungvary) are making the preliminary arrangements for the election of the President-Elect at the General Assembly in 2023.

If you would like to make a nomination for the Office, please be so kind to submit the nomination of your organisation by the 24th September 2023, in accordance with the Statutes.

· Your nomination should include the candidate’s name name and their experience in ESAM.  For example; EC member position, Advisory Board Committe positions, or auditors.

· The nomination should include a Curriculum Vitae and Mission Statement in English.

· These should be emailed to the Chair of the Nomination Committee, at the email address shown below.

· Please request a delivery and read receipt for your email.

The election shall take place at the time of the Online and the results published at the GA on Sunday 5th November 2023 at 15:00 UTC.

Best regards,
Dr Lilla Ungvary
Chair, ESAM - Nomination Committee
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Dear Colleagues,

The ESAM Executive Committee met in Lisbon last weekend. We thank our Portuguese friends for making the meeting possible and sharing with us the plans for the ICAM next year. They provided us with facilities at the Ordem dos Medicos and brought us to the venue for the ICAM at the Aula Magma, Lisbon University.

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Dear EAAP members and partners,

We are very excited to announce that the EAAP Advisory Group on Selection is organising an EAAP Selection Seminar on 27th and 28th September 2023 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The seminar will be free of charge and aims to bring selection professionals working in aviation together and will be kindly hosted by The Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR).
As we realise that not everyone interested will be able to travel to The Netherlands we will also be offering the possibility to follow the seminar online.

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ICASM 2023 will be held in Abu Dhabi 26-29 October 2023 with educational visits to local aerospace organisations being arranged on the 30th.

Registration can be booked through or via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Abstracts are now being accepted and abstract submission information can be found at:

The submission deadline is 10th July 2023 as the full programme has to be available by mid-July so that European CME (which is recognised for US CME) can be applied for.

This will be the first time that an International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine Congress is held in Abu Dhabi and the Congress will combine a high quality and varied scientific programme with opportunities to explore Abu Dhabi, the modern city inspired by the history and rich culture of the Emirates.The scientific and social programmes promise to provide an interesting few days in this fascinating region.


Wednesday 24th May – 12pm-2pm
Napoleon C1-C2 3rd floor

Extended Minimum Crew Operations – Ries Simons
Mental Health Research Project (MESAFE) – Anthony Wagstaff
Spaceflight Associated Neuro-ocular Syndrome (SANS) – Claudia Stern
Current and forthcoming EASA Research Projects – Pedro Caetano
Aviation Physiology Questionnaire – Elena Cataman

High technologies improved the safety of contemporary aviation a lot, but the human factor remains the main reason for accidents. Pilots in all types of flying activities could experience classical physiological stresses in flight (hypoxia, barotrauma, acceleration, spatial disorientation).

This plays an even more important role in emergency situations when such conditions reduce the pilot’s performance and endanger the flight safety. Unlike the military cargo airplane pilots who receive the practical training along with the theoretical training in aviation physiology, civilian pilots study only the theory.

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ESA’s European Astronaut Centre have open up applications for the 2023 Space Physician training course, this time back in person:

The Space Medicine Team will host its annual Space Physician Training Course (SPTC) from 31 January to 2 February 2023 as part of a portfolio of educational activities aiming to prepare and integrate individuals – including medical doctors – in space medicine and operations-focussed research and development. Having held the course online for the past two years, we are delighted to welcome participants to the EAC again (subject to medical advice and regulations) for the 2023 edition of the programme. Read more ...

Dear colleagues and friends of the ESAM Member Associations,

After the closure of the nominations, the names for the positions, their photographs, CV’s and motivation letters are now published on our website, please have a look:

The elections will take place between 10 and 22 September via an electronic voting system, so that we can communicate the results during our General Assembly on Saturday 24 September at the ICAM in Paris; voting is reserved to Associations who have paid their dues, at least in 2021.

I need the e-mail address of the person who will vote for your Association, many thanks.

ESAM is very grateful for your support in this important voting process for the senior leadership of our common European Society!

All the best, amicaliter,

Roland Vermeiren
Chair of the ESAM Nomination Committee

EASA has been working on setting up a PhD scheme to develop partnerships with European Universities and academia, to share and disseminate knowledge in innovative, emerging fields relevant to aviation.

A Press Release was released on the EASA website to announce a call for abstracts from PhD students for the following domains:

• Artificial intelligence (AI) in aviation
1. Development of applications integrated into civil aviation products along EASA AI roadmap, including validation and verification solutions

• Impact of climate change and extreme weather phenomena on the air transport system
1. Methodologies and tools for assessing the impact of changes to weather phenomena on civil air transport system components and operations

• Environmental sustainability of air transport (emissions, noise, air quality, other nuisance, ...)
1. Methodologies and tools to assess the impact of aviation products and operations and the proposed mitigations

• New approaches and methods for safety risk management in aviation
1. New methods, tools to support safety analysis, risk identification and management, safety culture

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Dear Member Associations ,

Here is your Nomination Committee Chair again, this time with another request.

During our GA at the ICAM conference in Paris, we should also appoint a new Nomination Committee of 3 persons, and 2 new Auditors !

The actual ones were appointed at the congress in Prague and their replacement is overdue. It are not difficult tasks, for the Nominating Committee every year around this time the member associations must be reminded about the vote for a new President-Elect or a new Executive Committee (alternating) , the practical issues are handled by our webmaster and administrative assistant  ; for the auditors, at the GA they go through the (small) financial book-keeping together with our treasurer to check if it has been handled correctly.

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