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EASA - PhD Call for Abstracts

EASA has been working on setting up a PhD scheme to develop partnerships with European Universities and academia, to share and disseminate knowledge in innovative, emerging fields relevant to aviation.
 
A Press Release was released yesterday on the EASA website to announce a call for abstracts from PhD students for the following domains:
 

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) in aviation
    • Development of applications integrated into civil aviation products along EASA AI roadmap, including validation and verification solutions
 
  • Impact of climate change and extreme weather phenomena on the air transport system
    • Methodologies and tools for assessing the impact of changes to weather phenomena on civil air transport system components and operations
 
  • Environmental sustainability of air transport (emissions, noise, air quality, other nuisance, ...)
    • Methodologies and tools to assess the impact of aviation products and operations and the proposed mitigations
 
  • New approaches and methods for safety risk management in aviation
    • New methods, tools to support safety analysis, risk identification and management, safety culture
 
The submitted abstracts will be evaluated and a limited number of students will be successful and get the opportunity to present their projects at EASA premises on 23-24 March 2023, before a live audience of aviation experts and scientists from academia, industry and NAAs.
 
The European Academia@EASA conference is thought as a first step to launch regular technical exchanges of PhD students with key Universities and academia, as well as with EASA aviation experts and many other experts from the aviation world.
 
Deadline for submission of abstracts by PhD students is 30 September 2022.


Reno Meeting Recorded Proceedings Now On Sale!

The recorded proceedings for the AsMA/UHMS Joint Annual Scientific Meeting conducted on May 23-26, 2022 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nevada are now on sale.

Podiumcast has recorded the AsMA Annual Scientific Meetings for several years and they were onsite in Reno again this year. Purchase price for all of the recorded AsMA scientific sessions is $159.00. This price includes:

  • Lifetime Access to All Listed Sessions
  • Free to Reno Attendees
  • Synced Audio with Presentations as MP4 Video
  • Stream or Download
  • Accessible on Portable Devices
  • Includes 80 Individual Sessions
  • If you only want to view one recorded session or a couple recorded sessions, each session can be purchased for $20.00.

Go to https://podiumcast.com/store/events/2022-aerospace-medical to view this fantastic offer and make your purchase.

Additionally, all of the UHMS scientific sessions were recorded this year and they can be purchased separately. Purchase price for all of the recorded UHMS scientific sessions is $99.00. This price includes:
  • Lifetime Access to All Listed Sessions
  • FREE to Reno Attendees!
  • Audio Synced with Speaker PowerPoint
  • Stream or Download
  • Accessible on Portable Devices
  • Includes 54 Individual Sessions
  • If you only want to view one recorded session or a couple recorded sessions, each session can be purchased for $10.00.

Go to https://podiumcast.com/store/events/2022-UHMS to view this outstanding offer and make your purchase.

I hope many of you will be able to join us in 2023 for the 93rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association. We will meet at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana on May 21-26, 2023.


2021 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

WINNERS OF THE 2021 AsMA FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2021 scholarship winners.

Major (Dr) Elizabeth Combs




The 1st Place Winner was Elizabeth Combs for her presentation and published manuscript on "Physiological and Cognitive Performance in F-22 Pilots During Day and Night Flying”.









The 2nd Place Winner was Dr.Marion Venus for her presentation and manuscript on “Short and Long Haul Pilots’ Rosters, Stress, Sleep Problems, Fatigue, Mental Health, and Well-Being”.



The AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annually to two AsMA members who are students in an aerospace medicine residency program, graduate program in aerospace medicine (Master or Ph.D.), medical certificate or aerospace diploma course, or in a full time education/training program in the allied fields of nursing, physiology, human factors, psychology, ergonomics, and engineering.  Selection criteria include delivering a slide or poster presentation as a first author at the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and then submitting a manuscript as first author for publication in AsMA’s Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance (AMHP) Journal based on the same topic and/or material covered in the slide or poster presentation.   The 1st and 2nd Place Winners are selected by the AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee based on the highest scientific value, originality, quality and relevance of the applicant’s presentation and AMHP manuscript related to the field of aerospace medicine (including allied scientific disciplines).  Special consideration is given to those applicants who are at an early stage in their career development. The scholarship monetary awards are used for the purpose of underwriting, in whole or in part, the cost of registration fees, transportation, hotel accommodations, or any other valid fees or expenses incurred by the winners in relation to their attendance at one or more scholarly meetings on topics related to aerospace medicine.
 
Four candidates delivered presentations at the 2021 AsMA meeting in Denver, Colorado (first eligibility requirement). Three candidates submitted manuscripts that were approved for publication in the AMHP journal (second eligibility requirement). These three candidates were considered the final eligible candidates for the 2021 scholarship.


2020 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

WINNERS OF THE 2020 AsMA FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2020 scholarship winners.






The 1st Place Winner was Dr. Hansjorg Schwertz for his presentation and published manuscript on "Hypergolic Propellant Off-Gassing: Implications for Decontamination and Evacuation”.











The 2nd Place Winner was Dr. Michelle Hong Chan for her presentation and manuscript on “Strange Behavior in an Aviator”.




The AsMA Fellows Scholarship is funded by the AsMA Foundation and is presented annually to two AsMA members who are students in an aerospace medicine residency program, graduate program in aerospace medicine (Master or Ph.D.), medical certificate or aerospace diploma course, or in a full time education/training program in the allied fields of nursing, physiology, human factors, psychology, ergonomics, and engineering.  Selection criteria include delivering a slide or poster presentation as a first author at the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and then submitting a manuscript as first author for publication in AsMA’s Aerospace Medicine & Human Performance (AMHP) Journal based on the same topic and/or material covered in the slide or poster presentation.   The 1st and 2nd Place Winners are selected by the AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee based on the highest scientific value, originality, quality and relevance of the applicant’s presentation and AMHP manuscript related to the field of aerospace medicine (including allied scientific disciplines).  Special consideration is given to those applicants who are at an early stage in their career development. The scholarship monetary awards are used for the purpose of underwriting, in whole or in part, the cost of registration fees, transportation, hotel accommodations, or any other valid fees or expenses incurred by the winners in relation to their attendance at one or more scholarly meetings on topics related to aerospace medicine.
 
Due to the cancellation of the AsMA meeting in Atlanta as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 AsMA Fellows Scholarship candidates were unable to deliver their presentations, which is an eligibility requirement. Four of the candidates submitted their manuscripts and were approved for publication in the AMHP journal (second eligibility requirement). Therefore, these four candidates were considered eligible for the 2020 scholarship but only three of them delivered the required presentation during the 2021 AsMA meeting in Denver, CO.


ABPM Announces Requirements for Transition from MOC to CCP

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) today announced the requirements for its Diplomates to maintain ABPM Certification during the transitional period from the current Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program to a new and innovative Continuing Certification Program (CCP).  The transitional period will begin February 1, 2020 and continue through December 31, 2022 (Transitional Period).

The objective of ABPM’s Transition Plan is to provide Diplomates with a thoughtful, simple, well-organized and orderly transition from the current MOC requirements to the more flexible and relevant requirements of the new CCP.

“Although the updated ABMS Standards for CCP may not be finalized for another year, we are already engaged in the planning process for our CCP which will be developed based on recommendations of the Continuing Board Certification: Vision for the Future Commission (Commission), not the least of which will include ABPM moving away from the every 10-year examination to an innovative longitudinal assessment model,” said Hernando “Joe” Ortega, Jr., MD, MPH, ABPM Board Chair.

Details can be found on the ABPM website.