ASAM Student Scholarships – Aerospace Medicine

ASAM will offer up to two scholarships for the annual conference to be held 28 March – 1 April 2024 in Queenstown, New Zealand. The 2024 conference is convened by the Aerospace Medical Society of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, and is proudly supported by the Aviation Medical Society of […]

CAA Online Medical Certification – Consultation Begins

The Civil Aviation Authority has emailed a high use group of Aviation Medical Examiners (AME’s) informing them of the establishment of the “EMPIC Medical Examiner User Group”. The invitation states: “This is an opportunity to provide input into the design of the medical module and represent the wider medical examiner community.” Meetings have been planned […]

AMSNZ Annual Scientific Meeting 2023

Auckland Airport Emergency Services Site Visit Annual Scientific Meeting – Saturday 9th September 2023 The AMSNZ annual scientific meeting takes place alongside the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority Training Day. This year, AMSNZ 2023 began with a visit to the Auckland Airport Emergency Services. They are notable for providing both maritime search and rescue with […]

New Website!

The Website A website is a means to an end: the Committee hopes you will find it useful for engaging with the Society, and the range of opportunities which exist for us. Australasia has pioneered many aspects of aerospace medicine, despite being remote and small numerically. And we hope you will find this a useful […]

1st Pacific Aviation Medicine Conference – Nadi, Fiji

The idea of a conference was birthed in conversations held between some Pacific attendees and CASA, the Australian regulator, at the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine 2022 meeting in the Hunter Valley. With only a couple of months’ notice, an excellent meeting was organised in Nadi at the Tanoa Hotel conference facilities. Approximately 65 delegates […]

We Remember Air Commodore (Rtd) Dr Leonard James Thompson MBE

  Air Commodore Len Thompson, SN 920114, had a long and distinguished career in military Aviation but above all in Aviation Medicine, spanning from 1951 to 1994, becoming the first doctor in the country to make Aviation Medicine a full time career. Len started flying in July 1950 at the Otago Aero Club on an […]