International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine
Académie Internationale de Médecine Aéronautique et Spatiale

The Academy shall pursue its objectives through, but not limited to, the following means:

  • Sponsoring and/or organizing conferences, meetings, congresses or study groups.
  • Presenting an international consensus on aviation and space medicine topics and issues to any requesting organization or the public.
  • Establishing commissions, committees, and information services.
  • Publishing materials of international interest in aviation and space medicine.


The Academy meets in full session (General Assembly) twice a year, usually May (in conjunction with the Aerospace Medical Association scientific meeting), and September or October when it sponsors an annual International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine. These Congresses have been held in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, The Netherlands, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia. One of the highlights of each International Congress is the "André Allard Memorial Lecture". The late Dr. André Allard was a founding member of the Academy, the Secretary General from 1959 to 1970 and President of the Academy from 1971 to1973. He was a very distinguished pioneer in aviation medicine.

The Academy is a non-profit organization funded by dues and donations both from Members and other entities in recognition of its activities. The Academy sponsors a Scholarship for young scholars pursuing a career in aviation or space medicine. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) recognizes the Academy as an International Non-Government Association and Academicians often advise Governments and Aerospace Medicine Organizations by means of publications and personal presentations. ICAO awarded the Academy the very prestigious Edward Warner Award. In addition, Silvio Finkelstein, M.D., a Past President of the Academy, also received the Warner Award from ICAO.

News Updates

2018 ICASM

2018 ICASM

The 2018 International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM) was held in Bangkok Thailand, 11-15 November 2018

Meeting Content and CME from ICASM 2018:

Oral Presentation Abstracts, Poster Presentation Abstracts, CME

2017 ICASM

The 2017 International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM) was held in Rome, Italy

Meeting Content from ICASM 2017:

Oral Presentation Abstracts, Poster Presentation Abstracts,
Individual Abstracts and PowerPoint PDFs


View the abstracts from ICASM 2015 (Oxford, UK):
Oral Presentations
Poster Presentations