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Marie Marvingt Award

June 28, 2019

Marie Marvingt Award

Established and sponsored by the French Society of Aerospace Medicine in memory of Marie Marvingt (1875-1963), a pioneer French pilot and surgical nurse who, for more than 50 years, actively and untiringly involved herself in the conception and development of air ambulance services and in the education of the general public regarding their use and benefits. The award is presented annually to honor excellence and innovation in aerospace medicine.

Vincent Feuillie (left), accepts the award from Henri Marotte (right), representing La Société Francophone de Médecine Aérospaciale, who presented the award to Dr. Feuillie when they returned to France.
   Vincent Feuillie, M.D., received the 2019 Marie Marvingt Award for his well-known expertise in infectious diseases, having worked for 10 years for the Pasteur Institute (58 publications and communications over more than 25 years). The award was presented during AsMA Honors Night Ceremonies, May 9, 2019, at the Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Vincent Feuillie has been working for Air France for more than 20 years. He is now the head of the Medical Passenger Department and the only referring medical advisor for the whole company. He is in charge of passenger fit to fly repatriation, medical incidents on board aircraft, monitoring flight crew first aid training, first aid manual updating, safety manual rescue, medical kits on board content, disabled passengers, medical team crisis (SARS Hong Kong, bird flu, flight AF447 (Rio Paris), Japan Tsunami, Ebola, Zika, humanitarian referent, etc). He is also one of the organizers of the first Aerospace Medicine conference combining four of the global aerospace medicine societies (AsMA, ECAM, IAASM, and SoFRAMAS) to be held in Paris in 2020 and will be the chairman for this historic conference event. He was also notably recognized for his international cultural and humanism dimensions, diplomacy, and his open-minded point of view.
   A native of France, Dr. Feuillie graduated from Xavier Bichat Medicine Faculty in 1987 and then undertook travel medicine training. Later he earned an Aerospace Medicine Specialization in 2001 and an Occupational Health Specialization in 2005 from Rene Descartes Paris V University. From 1987 to 1989, he served as a voluntary Medical Technical Assistance at the Departmental Directorate of Sanitary and Social Action in Gaudeloupe. He is well-known in France for his expertise in infectious diseases, working 10 years for the Pasteur Institute in the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department from 1989 to 1999. In 1998 he also served in the Air France International Travel Clinic at Paris Invalides. In 2004, he took a position as a Medical Officer for two units of Air France Industries Occupational Health Department, Orly, Villeneuve le Roi. He became Deputy Medical Director in Air France’s Roissy Medical Department in 2008 and served part-time at the Air France Medical Aviation Center AEMC in Roissy. In 2016, he became Medical Advisor at Air France, a position he still holds.
   Dr. Feuillie is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Medical Advisory Group, and the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM). He is past General Secretary for the Société de Médecine des Voyages and Secretary, Medical Commission, for CINDEX. He is also a Member Elect of the Executive Council of the Societe Francophone de Medecine Aerospatiale, a member of the Medical Council of the French Civil Aviation Authority, representative at the Flight Standards Technical Committee for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), a Member-at-Large of the Executive Council of the European Society of Aerospace Medicine, and an Executive Council member of the Airlines Medical Directors Association. He has been an Aerospace Medical Association member since 2009, where he is a member of the Air Transport Medicine committee and represents AsMA as a member of the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. He has 65 publications and presentations to his name.