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.
COVID-19 : new virus, pandemic and what is expected from vaccination
Prof. Dr. Antonio Cassone, MD
Helping People Perform to Their Best to Inspire the Recovery
Mr. John Franklin - Head of Safety Promotion EASA
In-flight Transmission of SARS-CoV-2: What We Do and Don’t Know
Dr. David O. Freedman, MD - Managing Senior Director, Shoreland Travax and Professor Emeritus of Infectious Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham
COVID-19 Vaccines: commercial aviation considerations
Dr. Ian Hosegood MD – Director of Medical Services Quantas, Australia
The United Kingdom (UK) left the European Union (EU) on February 1, 2020. At the time, the EU and the UK agreed on a transition period lasting until December 31, 2020, during which EU law, including EU law on aviation safety, would continue to apply to the UK. The EU and the UK have used this period to negotiate an agreement on their future partnership.
Following negotiations, the European Commission has reached, on December 24, 2020, a trade and cooperation agreement with the United Kingdom on the terms of its future cooperation with the European Union. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement is applied provisionally as of 1 January 2021.
On January 1, 2021 EU aviation safety legislation, including Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 establishing EASA, no longer applies to the UK. As of that date, the UK is considered as a third country and no longer has the status of an ‘EASA Member State’.Read more
Until 31 December 2020, all UK-certificated AMEs, OHMPs and Aeromedical Centres (AeMCs) will continue to be able to issue medical certificates to applicants who hold or are applying for EU licences and cabin crew attestations.
From 1 January 2021, all AMEs, OHMPs and AeMCs for whom the UK is the Competent Authority, will continue to be certificated to perform medical examinations on UK applicants and issue UK PART MED medical certificates and cabin crew medical reports. UK-certificated AMEs wishing to undertake EU medical examinations will have to apply to an EASA member state for third country approval (and/or to EASA for AeMCs).
From 1 January 2021 until 31 December 2022, non-UK EU AMEs (and AeMCs) will only be ‘recognised’ by the UK if the AME (or AeMC) approval certificate was valid on or before 31 December 2020 and had not expired, been suspended or revoked when the medical examination was performed. Examinations and assessments performed by EU OHMPs will not be recognised.
From 1 January 2023 all EU AME, EU OHMP and EU AeMC approval certificates will not be valid for undertaking UK PART MED medical examinations/assessments.
For more details: https://info.caa.co.uk/Read more
The European Society of Aerospace Medicine’s Academy presents its New Year’s online webinar on chances of recovery of the aviation industry in light of the latest aeromedical developments of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Medical consequences for pilots/cabin crew who suffered from COVID 19 and considerations of the long term effects on health and fitness to fly: The French experience and proposed algorithm to assist the AME
Prof. Dr. Olivier Manen
COVID-19: Mental Health of Aircrew
Ries Simons, M.D.
Consequences of COVID 19 for the aviation industry and for aviation personnel in particular: the global perspective
Ansa Jordaan, Chief Aviation Medicine
COVID-19 impact on the aviation community and on aircrew
Dr. Cristian Panait, Medical Expert, Aircrew&Medical Department
This was a lively and fruitful meeting, with discussions mainly centred at improving the communication with our member associations/societies and a...
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