Welcome to the International Airline Medical Association! We recently changed our name from Airlines Medical Directors Association (AMDA) to better express our broad commitment to airline medicine. We expanded our membership criteria to include other health care professionals and also have removed the requirement to be employed by an airline. Our new criteria are as follows:
ACTIVE MEMBERS must be full-time or part-time physicians or professional members of the allied medical disciplines, who are attached to the medical department of a commercial airline or contracted to provide aviation medical advice to an airline as determined by the ExecutiveCouncil and whose responsibilities include advice on airline medical policy.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS shall be full-time or part-time physicians or professional members of other allied medical disciplines, who are not actively engaged in advising airlines on medical policy but who have an interest in the subject and may intend to become more actively involved with an airline or airlines in the future.
As you can see, we are expanding membership to more people who have interest in airline medicine.
Please be patient as we build our new website with improved payment and meeting registration capabilities. We will also then post all the presentations from the 2019 Scientific Meeting. Business Meeting Minutes and amended ByLaws will be posted under “members only” page.
The International Airline Medical Association (IAMA) is a constituent member of the Aerospace Medical Association. IAMA was founded with three primary objectives:
- To improve the practice and standards of aviation and industrial medicine, particularly as pertaining to airlines operations.
- To encourage research and the study of medical problems in these fields.
- To aid in the establishment and support of any scientific or benevolent associations that are inaugurated to further these objectives.
Secretary Petra A. Illig, M.D.
5011 Spenard Rd. #205
Anchorage, AK 99517
Phone: 907 245 4359 (USA)
Fax: 907 245 2212 (USA)
The annual Ralph Fennel Scholar Award is now accepting applications for the IAMA meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on May 16, 2020
This international award is open to medical students, residents and junior aviation medical professionals who wish to present a scientific paper at the annual IAMA meeting in an area of aviation or occupational medicine relevant to the airline industry. This 15-minute presentation is to be given as part of the Scientific Program of the IAMA meeting.
The award consists of:
- A roundtrip travel certificate sponsored by United Airlines for travel between the nearest airport to the award recipient’s residence and Atlanta, Georgia, where the IAMA meeting will take place on May 16th, 2020.
- Two-night hotel accommodation
- IAMA award dinner on May 16th, 2020
Interested candidates should complete the following application form no later than February 15th, 2020, for consideration by the Awards Committee. The recipient of the award will be notified by March 15th, 2020.
Please feel free to tell anyone you know who may be interested.