ICAM 2022


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International Conference of Aerospace Medicine Paris 22-24 September 2022. Centre des Congrès de la Villette.


Organising Committee

Vincent FEUILLIE -




Vincent Feuillie came to Air France in 1998, after more than 10 years at the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Department, Pasteur Institute in Paris. He continues to be deeply interested in these fields and, in the communications side of travel medicine.

He is certified in aviation medicine and occupational health, approved aviation medical examiner (AME) by the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC, French Department of Transportation). Civil Aviation Medical Examiner for Transport Canada

He is member of the IATA Medical Advisory Group, IAASM academician, SOFRAMAS Vice President elect, International Airline Medical Association Vice President, EASA representative at the Flight Standards Technical Committee, ICAM Paris 2022 Chair of the Organization Committee, Member of the Medical Council French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC).

He teaches aviation medicine at Paris Sorbonne University, Paris Descartes University, Nancy University.

Sally EVANS -


Dr Sally EVANS

Dr Sally EVANS


After completing general practitioner training, Dr Evans worked for British Airways before moving to the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in 1993. She was the CAA’s Chief Medical Officer between 2005 and 2019, subsequently working as a CAA Consultant Advisor.

She chaired the group that drafted the European Union aviation medical requirements and was the founder and Chair of the European Aviation Medical Assessors’ Council. In 2015 she was a member of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Task Force on Measures Following the Accident of Germanwings Flight 9525. She has been a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Medical Provisions Study Group, Deputy Chief Examiner for the Diploma in Aviation Medicine, Vice-Chair of the UK Specialty Advisory Committee in Aviation and Space Medicine and a member of the Air Transport Advisory Board of the UK Aviation Confidential Human Factors Incident Reporting Programme and has held a private pilot's licence. She is an Honorary Civilian Consultant Adviser in Aviation Medicine to the Royal Navy, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association. She was honoured with the award of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to aviation medicine by Queen Elizabeth II in 2018.

Dr Evans is the Secretary General of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.

Brigitte GUIDEZ -

Brigitte GUIDEZ

Brigitte GUIDEZ

Brigitte GUIDEZ

Dr Brigitte GUIDEZ is specialist in aerospace medicine and occupational medicine. After working as a GP and scientific consultant for 5 years, she became a medical expert for workplace accidents and injuries for the French Civil Aviation Authority.

She joined the medical teams at Air France in 1990 as occupational physician (in charge of Apprentice Training Centers, flight personnel, and ground maintenance personnel); she has been Coordinating Physician since 2002.

Her main fields of study and publications deal with shift work, asbestos hazard, airport air quality, chemical hazards related to aircraft paints, maintenance work in fuel tanks, and exposure to noise.

She is Past President 2019/2020 of SOFRAMAS (Société Francophone de Médecine Aérospatiale — Francophone Society of Aerospace Medicine); IAASM academician (International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine); member of AsMA (Aerospace Medical Association); member of SFMT (Société Française de Médecine du Travail — French Society of Occupational Medicine).

Declan MAHER -

Declan MAHER

Declan MAHER

Declan MAHER

Qualified in Medicine 1984. In 1989, whilst I was a SHO in Spinal injuries, I took part in thirty two air ambulance missions. On these missions, we were under the care of the Irish Air Corps, who used Allouette III rotorcraft with a spinal configuration using the Keane transport stretcher. I worked under the supervision of Dr, Padriag Murray (ex medivac USMC) and Dr. Frank Keane (inventor of the Keane Rotorest bed). It was in this capacity that I developed an interest in aviation medicine. My main practice continued to focus on Primary Care in the 1990’s.

In 1999, I completed the Certificate in Aviation Medicine at the Postgraduate unit of University College Dublin, NUI. Since 2000 I have been an aeromedical examiner working under the agency of the Irish Aviation Authority, assessing applicants for Class 1 revalidation and renewals, Class 2 Medical Certificates and Cabin Crew Medical Reports. I completed the JAR Class 1 AME Advanced course in Dublin carried out by the IAA in conjunction with European Aeromedical Experts in January 2006. I have been associated with the certification process of Class A pilots, along with microlight, balloon, parachute tandem masters and paragliders.

Cristian Ionut PANAIT -

Cristian Ionut PANAIT

Jeffrey SVENTEK -




MS, CAsP, FAsMA, FRAeS Executive Director

Jeff is the Executive Director of the Aerospace Medical Association. He assumed his Executive Director role in January 2010 following 34 years of service to our nation as a scientist and officer in the US Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. He holds a BS in Biology (magna cum laude) from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and an MS in Physiology from Rutgers University. Jeff is board-certified in Aerospace Physiology (CAsP), is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (FAsMA), and is also a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS).

During his Air Force career, Jeff served as an AF Aerospace Physiologist and was selected by the Air Force Surgeon General as the first-ever Lieutenant Colonel to serve as the Chief of AF Aerospace Physiology. Jeff held a number of command and leadership positions from 1999 until he retired from the Air Force as the Deputy Command Surgeon for the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH and as 14th Chief of the AF Biomedical Sciences Corps.

As Executive Director of the Aerospace Medical Association, Jeff serves as the Chief Operating Officer of a 2,000 member professional association. The Aerospace Medical Association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aerospace medicine and human performance.





Dr. James Vanderploeg is President of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, a Past President of the Aerospace Medical Association, and is Board Certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in both Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine. He has numerous publications, including medical results from research using centrifuge exposure to simulate the G forces of a suborbital space flight.

Dr. Vanderploeg has over 40 years of experience in aerospace medicine with a career spanning medical support for the NASA Space Shuttle program, serving as Chief Medical Officer and now Senior Medical Advisor for Virgin Galactic, and the clinical practice of civilian aviation medicine.

He is Adjunct Professor of Aerospace Medicine in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. His previous work included Executive Director and Principal Investigator on multiple research projects of the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation; evaluation of airline pilots seeking special issuance authorization for medical certification following recovery from medical or psychological problems; and training physicians in the specialty of aerospace medicine.

As Virgin Galactic’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Vanderploeg was responsible for developing and implementing the medical programs for spaceflight participants, Virgin Galactic pilots, and other employees. Most recently he has advised Virgin Galactic in the response to COVID-19 including the use of virus and antibody testing to help return employees safely to the work site.





He has worked for 15 years as General Practitioner, 10 years as AME in the medical service of SABENA (former Belgian airline) and 26 years as the head of the Medical Service of EUROCONTROL and chair of the EUROCONTROL Medical Board.

He is also a cofounder and past president of ESAM, past president of AsMA, member of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine; he was past Vice Chair of the Inter-Institutional Medical Board of the European Institutions and Agencies, chair of the Scientific Committee of this IMB, member of the former JAA medical committee, is representative of the aeromedical sector in the EASA SAB (Stakeholders Advisory Board), member of the EASA ATM Technical Committee, member of the EASA Medical Experts Group and chair or member of the EASA Rulemaking Groups of part MED aircrew, part MED ATCO, part MED ARA and ORA.

He's been as a presenter at many international aviation medicine congresses such as ECAM, ICASM, AsMA and others.

Scientific Committee

Olivier MANEN -

Olivier MANEN

Olivier MANEN

Olivier MANEN

Born in 1972, Olivier Manen (MD, Prof., Colonel, OF-5) finished his initial course as a military general medical practitioner in 1998 then the initial training to become a flight surgeon and serve during four years in a Search and Rescue helicopter unit of the French Air Force.

In 2003, he joined Percy Military Hospital (Paris) to begin the 6-year-advanced training course of aeromedical expertise. He became Specialist of clinical aviation medicine in 2009 then Professor of Val-de-Grâce in 2015. He is the head of the Medicine Department of Percy Military Hospital Aeromedical Center, and the final expert for all applicants to become military aircrew of the French forces but presenting with a significant past medical history.

His domains of expertise are particularly cardiology and diabetology. He is the chair of the Scientific Committee of the Francophone Society of Aerospace Medicine (SOFRAMAS), and member of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM).

He has a teaching activity for the French and Francophone (Europe and Africa) flight surgeon courses, also for the Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 (ATCO) aeromedical examiners (initial and advanced courses) at the University of Paris and Nancy.









Robert ORFORD -


 Robert R. ORFORD,  MD.

Robert R. ORFORD, MD.

• Consultant Physician, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona.
• Medical degree, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, 1971.
• Master of Science degree, University of Minnesota, 1975.
• Master of Public Health degree, University of Washington, Seattle, 1976.
• ACGME Board certified in Internal Medicine, General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Aerospace Medicine, and Occupational Medicine.
• Born in Canada, and previously worked in Canada with the Government of Alberta (serving as Deputy Minister responsible for Public Health and Occupational Health from 1985 to 1988), University of Alberta, and University of Alberta Hospital.
• Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN: Consultant, Division of Preventive Medicine, 1988-96 and 2019-20.
• Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ: Consultant, Division of Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine, 1996-2016 (Chair from 1999-2007), General Internal Medicine 2016-.
• Physician, Mayo Clinic Healthcare in Partnership with Oxford University Clinic, 2019-20.
• Medical Consultant, Northwest Airlines, 1988-1998 (Joint Medical Director 1991-1998).
• Federal Aviation Administration Senior Aviation Medical Examiner 1988-.
• Mayo Clinic College of Medicine: Assistant Professor, 1988-.
• University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas: Associate Professor, 1997-.
• North Central Occupational and Environmental Medicine Association: President 1994-95.
• Western Occupational and Environmental Medical Association: President 2005-06.
• American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM): Speaker, House of Delegates, 1999-2000, President 2008-2009, ACOEM.
• American Medical Association (AMA): Delegate representing ACOEM, 2009-2019. Chair of the AMA Section Council on Preventive Medicine, 2012-2013.
• International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, Council member, 2013-2016, Scientific Program Committee Chair, 2021-.
• Aerospace Medical Association: Parliamentarian, 2011-2020, International VP, 2020-
• Airlines Medical Association/International Airline Medical Association: President, 2016-2017.
• Arizona Medical Association: President, 2011-2012.
• International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH): MEDICHEM Board Member, 1984-1989; ICOH National Secretary representing the United States, 2004-2012; ICOH Board Member 2015-2018.





MCSHC Eric Perrier (OF6)
Pr aerospace medicine Pr internal medicine
Chair of military medicine (medical specialties, French Army)
Head of the Percy Aemc
National consultant for aerospace medicine in the Armed Forces
Physician attached at the cardiology department (Hia Percy)
Past president of Soframas

Trond-Eirik STRAND -

Trond-Eirik STRAND

Trond-Eirik STRAND

Trond-Eirik STRAND

He has worked 14 years in aviation medicine, first as flight surgeon and head of research and education in Norwegian Armed Forces and then 7 years as CMO in Civil Aviation Authority Norway. Since 2018 he has been chair of the Advisory Board in ESAM.

Strand is a specialist in general practice and occupational health and professor in Epidemiology at UiT - The Arctic University og Norway. He has done applied research within aerospace medicine and has worked on establishing the Circle of Experts in ESAM. He has been a presenter at ASMA and ESAM and in 2008 he was a finalist in the Space Medicine Association Jeff Myers Young Investigator Award competition.