INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

ACTIVITIES

IAMA holds a one day Annual Scientific Meeting in conjunction with the Aerospace Medical Association’s Annual Meeting. This meeting usually has a common theme concentrating on current medical topics and International experts are invited to present a formal lecture.

The meeting is usually held on the Saturday preceding the start of the Aerospace Medical Association. * This meeting is traditionally held in a different city in the USA.

IAMA also arranges for international commercial organizations that have an interest in Airline Travel to set up an exhibition in conjunction with the scientific meeting which is of mutual benefit to attendees and to exhibitors.

The day’s events close with a formal evening dinner for delegates and their partners.  

 · During restrictions caused by the Covid Pandemic the Annual Scientific Meeting will be taking place later this year as a webinar type of meeting in conjunction with the Aviation Health Conference in September / October 2021. This is jointly hosted by IAMA and Quaynote Communications, and supported by IATA. Details will be published as soon as they are finalised, and a placeholder is available here:
https://quaynote.com/conference/aviation-health-2021/

In 2021 the Aviation Health Conference will again be held as an on-line meeting and will incorporate the annual IAMA Scientific and Business Meetings. It will be on 19-20 October, and jointly chaired by IAMA President Dr Ian Hosegood and IATA Medical Advisor Dr David Powell. For information visit https://quaynote.com/conference/aviation-health-2021/.

Each year in September-October IAMA holds an Aviation Health Conference, usually in London UK, in collaboration with Quaynote Communications and with the support of IATA. It is a two-day meeting with a focus on medical issues related to airline travel.

For details of previous meetings please visit https://quaynote.com/conference/aviation-health-conference-2019/ or for the 2020 on-line meeting, visit https://quaynote.com/conference/online-aviation-health-2020/

 · In 2021 the Aviation Health Conference will again be held as an on-line meeting and will incorporate the annual IAMA Scientific and Business Meetings. It will be on 19-20 October, and jointly chaired by IAMA President Dr Ian Hosegood and IATA Medical Advisor Dr David Powell. For information visit:
https://quaynote.com/conference/aviation-health-2021/

This is held following the end of the Scientific Meeting and provides a forum for members to consider such matters as the Association’s Bylaws, membership, finances, awards and gives members the opportunity to raise any concerns or suggestions about the organization.

This is an annual  award first presented in 2019, which was set up in memory of Ralph Fennell who was a long standing member of AMDA, as it was known at that time, and who was for many years its Honorary Secretary. In the past 20 years he was the major driving force behind the organization and worked tirelessly to ensure the development and smooth running of the Association.

The award is open to young aspiring scientists who are working in the field of Aviation Medicine research. The successful applicant is invited to present a paper at the Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting.

International travel expenses are paid and hotel accommodation is provided for four days. As well the successful candidate receives a free ticket for the Annual Dinner where he/she will be presented with a memorial certificate.

Further details can be obtained from the Association’s Honorary Secretary Dr Petra Illig, ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) 5011, Spenard Road, # 205, ANCHORAGE, Alaska, AK 99517.