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Wilkinson Remains IAMA President

June 01, 2022

Wilkinson Remains IAMA President

Elizabeth S. Wilkinson, MBChB, MFOM, MRCGP, DAv Med, FAsMA, FRAeS, is the President of the International Airline Medical Association (IAMA, formally known as the Airline Medical Directors Association, AMDA).

Due to the extenuating circumstances of COVID-19, Dr. Wilkin son is serving a second year as IAMA president. She has been a member of AsMA since 2010, was appointed as Fellow in 2018, and is the immediate past Chair of the AsMA Air Transport Medicine Committee serving from 2017 to 2020.
   Dr. Wilkinson recently retired from her role as Head of Health Services at British Airways where she had worked for over 22 years, gaining accreditation in occupational medicine and aviation medicine. As Chief Medical Officer she led a team of over 50 mainly health professionals and provided a broad spectrum of occupational, aviation, and passenger health support. She was part of the EASA Task Force after the Germanwings incident, following which she helped oversee the development of the British Airways peer support program for flight crew.
   Dr. Wilkinson has served on the IATA Medical Advisory Group (MAG) 2010-2019 and temporarily worked for IATA as Medical Officer from January-March 2021. She is now coeditor of Ernsting’s Aviation and Space Medicine textbook and is currently working on the next edition. She is President of the UK Association of Aviation Medical Examiners and is also a member of the UK RAeS Aerospace Medicine committee and member of the Specialist Advisory Committee in Aviation and Space Medicine, UK.