INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

ABOUT / HISTORY / LEADERSHIP

George J. Kidera Award

This award is presented annually at the formal dinner following the Annual Scientific Meeting. It is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of Aviation Medicine.

It has been presented every year since 1963.

Past winners

· 1963 Dr. Andre Allard * – Sabena / Dr. E. G. Reinartz * – USAF (Ret.)

· 1964 Dr. A. Buchanan Barbour * – BEA / Dr. Otis B. Schreuder * – Pan American Airways

· 1965 Dr. Kenneth E. Dowd * – Air Canada

· 1966 William A. Patterson * – Pres., United Airlines

· 1967 Dr. Jan H. Tillisch * – Northwest Orient Airlines

· 1968 None

· 1969 Dr. Edley H. Anderson * – Qantas Airways / Dr. Birger Hannesdahl * – SAS

· 1970 Dr. Ross A. McFarland * – Harvard University

· 1971 Dr. G. Earle Wight * – Canadian Pacific Airlines

· 1972 Dr. George J. Kidera * – United Airlines

· 1973 Dr. Kornelius Vaandrager * – KLM

· 1974 Dr. Eugene M. Lafontaine * – Air France J / Jerome Lederer * – Flight Safety Foundation / Dr. Ludwig G. Lederer * – American Airlines

· 1975 Dr. Peter V. Siegel * – FAA

· 1976 Dr. George F. Catlett * – United Airlines

· 1977 Dr. Charles C. Gullett * – Trans World Airlines / Dr. Joseph Pursch – United States Navy

· 1978 Dr. Joseph Constantino * – Pan American Airways / Dr. Kenneth G. Bergin * – Medical Consultant

· 1979 Dr. Sean O’Quigley * – Aer Lingus

· 1980 Dr. Earl T. Carter * – Northwest Airlines / Dr. Peter Vaughan * – Air Canada

· 1981 Dr. Antonio Castelo-Branco – TAP / Dr. Heinrich Gartmann * – Swissair

· 1982 Harvey W. Watt – Aviation Insurance Agency

· 1983 Dr. Charles I. Barron * – Lockheed Corp. / Dr. J. Graham Taylor – British Airways

· 1984 Dr. James Waggoner * – Garrett Corp.

· 1985 Dr. Antione St. Pierre * – Air Canada / Dr. Stanley Diamond * – Medical Consultant

· 1986 Dr. Won Chuel Kay * – Korean Air Lines / Dr. Jean Lavernhe – Air France

· 1987 Dr. C. John Hodgson – Mayo/Northwest Airlines

· 1988 Dr. Fred Zebouni – Middle East Airlines / Dr. Lawrence Marinelli * – Trans World Airlines

· 1989 Dr. C. Richard Harper – United Airlines

· 1990 Dr. Israel Glazer * – El Al Israel Airline / Dr. Didier Rosenthal – Air France

· 1991 Dr. James J. Hutson – Eastern Airlines / Dr. Richard Y.H. Lee – Medical Consultant

· 1992 Dr. Rufus R. Hessberg * – AsMA / Dr. Silvio Finkelstein – ICAO

· 1993 Dr. Audie W. Davis, Jr. * – FAA / Dr. John P. McCann * – Pan American Airways

· 1994 Dr. David R. Long * – Northwest Airlines / Dr. Leonard J. Thompson – Air New Zealand

· 1995 Dr. Lutz Bergau – Lufthansa J / Dr. Jon L. Jordan – FAA

· 1996 Dr. D. Michael Davies – British Airways / Dr. Robert H. Riordan * – United Airlines

· 1997 Dr. Peter J.C. Chapman – British Caledonian / Dr. Eric Donaldson – Qantas Airways

· 1998 Dr. Frank S. Preston * – British Airways

· 1999 Dr. John B. Fowler – Cathay Pacific Airways / Dr. Nestor B. Kowalsky – American Airlines

· 2000 Dr. Pekka J. Oksanen – Finnair

· 2001 Dr. Ralph G. Fennell * – United Airlines

· 2002 Dr. Sandra E. Mooney – British Airways / Dr. Claude Thibeault – Air Canada

· 2003 Dr. Ichiro Asukata – Japan Airlines / Dr. Marie-Paule Charetteur – Air France

· 2004 Dr. Michael Bagshaw – British Airways / Dr. Eric B. Peters – South African Airways

· 2005 Dr. O. Brinio Veldhuijzen Van Zanten – KLM / Dr. David C. Zanick – Northwest Airlines

· 2006 Dr. Ernst J. Hollmann – Lufthansa / Dr. Patrick C. Rodriguez – Air France

· 2007 Dr. Masanobu Kaji – Japan Airlines / Dr. William F. Brath – Lockheed Martin

· 2008 Dr. W. Michael Waring – United Airlines

· 2009 Dr. David M.C. Powell – Air New Zealand / Prof. Dr. Uwe Stueben – Lufthansa

· 2010 Dr. Paulo M. Alves – MedAire, Inc. / Dr. David P. Millett * – CAMA

· 2011 Dr. Ramón Domínguez Mompell – Iberia

· 2012 Dr. Thomas N. Bettes – American Airlines

· 2013 Dr. Rose M. Ong – Cathay Pacific Airways

· 2014 Dr. Timothy W. Sprott – Air New Zealand

· 2015 Dr. Fanancy Anzalone – American Airlines

· 2016 Dr. Ian Hosegood – Qantas Airways

· 2017 Dr. Elizabeth Wilkinson – British Airways

· 2018 Dr. Alex Wolbrink – Medical Consultant

· 2019 Dr. Petra A. Illig – Aeromedical Consultant

* denotes deceased

Ralph Fennell Scholarship (supported by United Airlines)

This is an annual award which was set up in memory of Ralph Fennell who was a founder member of AMDA, as it was known at that time, and who was for many years its Honorary Secretary. 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.

This scholarship was inaugurated in 2018.

Past winners

· 2019 Dr Ling Ng

· 2020 Dr Galym Issabekov

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.