We welcome you to attend the 75th Annual Conference of the International Airline Medical Association (IAMA) on May 21, 2022 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel, Reno, NV.

The Executive Committee of IAMA (formerly AMDA) has approved changing the name of our organization to reflect our growing international presence and global footprint.

A discounted room rate that has been arranged by the event hotel with AsMA is also offered to all IAMA participants.

For reservations, please call the conference hotel, and be sure to mention the Aerospace Medical Association to receive the conference rate. Please visit if you need additional information on hotels and/or reservations.

Please note that AsMA hotel registration will normally close in early April and typically fills up early.


Programme - IAMA Scientific Meeting May 21st 2022 – Peppermill Resort, Reno, NV - TUSCANY F.  

Exhibits in TUSCANY 5 & 6

0800 – 0810 Welcome Dr Simon May
  COVID Panel  
0810 – 0845 Public Health Overview of COVID-19 and Air Travel Dr Tai-Ho Chen, CDC
0840 – 0910 COVID Border Measures / Oxera Michelle Granatstein, Jennifer Connolly, Edge Health
0910 – 0935 COVID Detection in Aircraft Wastewater Dr Ian Hosegood, Medical Director, Qantas
0935 - 0950 COVID Panel Q+A  
0950 - 1020 Coffee Break  
1020 – 1100 Anxiety and COVID in Aircrew Dr Naviyot Bedi, Medical Director – Talbott Recovery
1100 – 1130 COVID impact on HIMS Gus Stieber, Capt. Margaret Hendrix, United Airlines
1130 – 1215 

"Thrown in at the Deep End"

Experiences of 2 new airline medical leads in COVID

Dr Henry Ting, Delta

Dr Tammy McKnight, WestJet

1215 – 1245 One Life Lost, Millions Gained Joan Sullivan-Garrett, Chair and Founder, MedAire
1245 – 1345 Lunch  
1345 – 1410

Ralph Fennell Award winner presentation

When Can I Fly? Air Travel after Brain Surgery

Dr Galymzham Issabekov, University of Florida
1410 – 1435 Adapt – The Virgin Atlantic Health Experience Linda Porter, Head of Health Services, Virgin Atlantic
1435 – 1500 From the Ground Up: Experience of an in-house GMS Service for an International Airline Dr Azeem Ali, Emirates Airline
1500 – 1525 Pandemic impact from a ground-based medical advisory service provider standpoint: Adapting and surviving Dr Paulo Alves, Medaire
1525 – 1550 Coffee break  
1550 – 1630 IAMA Business Meeting IAMA members only
1830 IAMA Awards Reception Capri 1+2
1930 IAMA Awards Dinner Capri 1+2