The International Airline Medical Association

Providing excellence in medical support for International and Domestic airlines and their passengers The International Airline Medical Association, formerly known as the Airline Medical Directors Association (AMDA) was founded in 1935 to provide a forum for doctors who were employed by or contracted to international and/or regional airlines.

The aim is to share information about aviation medicine with the goal of providing the best possible up-to-date medical advice concerning an airlines employees both aircrew and ground crew and also to advise on the health of airline passengers.

This was achieved through regular mutual discussion between members and also an Annual Scientific Meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Scientific Meeting organized by the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA). The Association has always maintained a close link with AsMA and members must also be members of AsMA.

Challenges of Airline Medicine

Saturday 4 May 24 - 77th Annual Scientific Meeting and dinner

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 151 E Wacker Drive, Chicago, USA

Members: please log into your account, pay your annual dues and select the number of conference and dinner tickets that you require.

Non-members Conference registration: Non-members can pay for the conference here  

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International Congress of Aerospace Medicine ICAM 2024 in Lisbon, Portugal, 3 - 5 October 2024, under the auspices and with the joint sponsorship of:

• Aerospace Medical Association – AsMA
• European Society of Aerospace Medicine – ESAM
• International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine – IAASM
• Portuguese Society of Aerospace Medicine - SMAPor

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Dear members and friends of IAMA,

Happy New Year to you all and I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with friends and family.

Last year we had 2 fantastic scientific meetings, first on May 20 in New Orleans, followed by AsMA, then the Aviation Health Conference in London, September 26-27.

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Dear all,

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, Spring is making a welcome arrival.

With it I hope many of us are able to start making travel plans for the coming months. The annual IAMA meeting this year on 20th May is in New Orleans and promises to be a fabulous day, so do consider attending. The title “Airline medicine and all that jazz” sets the scene and I know the programme committee and others have been working hard behind the scene to ensure we all have an informative and enjoyable day.

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  • Annual scientific meeting

    IAMA holds a one day Annual Scientific Meeting in conjunction with the Aerospace Medical Association’s Annual Meeting. details
  • Annual business meeting

    This is held following the end of the Scientific Meeting and provides a forum for members. details
  • Ralph Fennell Scholarship

    This is an annual award first presented in 2019, which was set up in memory of Ralph Fennell. details


IAMA stimulates and fosters mutual help and friendship to all involved in providing medical, psychological and occupational health advice to airlines.