The time of year has come to call for new members of the AFG. Applications to join the AFG are currently open until December 31. If you are already a member, please think about encouraging others to apply. http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/623820/15d86d5b04/285643003/4d040e6a1f/
Dear Associate Fellows, we have two reminders for you:
(1) AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting and Scientific Program Committee participation survey
If you have submitted an abstract, plan on attending the AsMA meeting in Atlanta or the AsMA Scientific Program Committee meeting in Alexandria on November 21, or are interested in serving as a session co/chair, then we invite you to complete our online survey no later than November 14: https://forms.gle/CPq8nfZs7VLMNdV1A.
If you cannot attend the Alexandria meeting but would like to participate as a remote reviewer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
(2) Invitation to self-nominate for Fellowship consideration
The AFG will submit its list of recommended candidates to the AsMA Fellows Group just before Thanksgiving. Candidates must have at least seven years membership in AsMA plus at least 130 points on the Fellows Scoring Sheet emailed out to members. Previously unsuccessful candidates are invited to reapply.
(1) Fill in the Fellows Scoring Sheet (Excel spreadsheet);
(2) Complete the online application form: https://forms.gle/fmHGDS8VNMib2a2LA; and
(3) Upload your CV and the scoring sheet to Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/request/ZsHYIKdlc7cjJw4U0eHD?oref=e.
File name format:
Applications will close at midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday November 20, and the list of names will be forwarded to the Fellows Group shortly afterwards. The Fellows Group will contact nominees directly with a link to complete an online scoring sheet. The preparatory work each AFG candidate has undertaken in completing the attached scoring sheet will considerably facilitate this process.
For further information: https://www.asma.org/about-asma/related-organizations/fellows-associate-fellows
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We are pleased to bring you the attached newsletter, which includes a number of updates to cover our news since the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas and the subsequent meetings of the AFG leadership group.
Please read the newsletter and consider nominating for one of our remaining leadership team vacancies or signing up for an AFG-sponsored Panel at the next AsMA meeting in Atlanta, or providing us with some suggestions about reinvigorating two of the evening receptions at the next AsMA meeting.
We would also like to remind you that all our news updates are also posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Please join our Facebook group and follow us on Twitter!
Congratulations to all the AFG Annual Service Award recipients who received awards and certificates at the recent AFG Breakfast at the AsMA meeting in Las Vegas.
- Ellingson Award – Dr Michael Harrison
- Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service to the AFG – Dr Punita Masrani
- Service Awards – Executive Members retiring from their current office
Dr Sanjay Gogate – for his work as Chair-Elect during the 2018-19 year
Dr Rebecca Blue – for her work as Secretary over the past two years
Dr Rowena Christiansen – for her work as Chair during the 2018-19 year
- Service Awards – Committee Chairs who have made a substantial contribution to the AFG
Dr Punita Masrani – for her work as Chair of the Ellingson Award 2017-19
Dr Patricia MacSparran – for her work as Chair of the Merchandising Committee
Dr Dana Windhorst – for his work as Chair of the Nominations Committee
- Certificates Acknowledging Service – Deputy Committee Chairs who have contributed to the work of the AFG over the past year but are retiring from their current roles:
Dr Kai-Wood Ma
Professor Dr Munna Khan
Dr Clifton Nowell
Dr Ed Powers
Sincere congratulations to the 24 AFG members who were elected as AsMA Fellows at the recent meeting in Las Vegas – a wonderful achievement! There were only five new Fellows who came from outside the AFG, so this is a great illustration of the benefits of membership!
Michael Acromite, John Affleck, Paul Amoroso, Tina Bayuse, Alan Berg, Rebecca Blue, Michael Drane, Sanjay Gogate, Munna Khan, Patricia MacSparran, Punita Masrani, Thomas Massa, Walter Matthews, Randall Moore, Shannan Moynihan, Eric Olins, Nicole Powell-Dunford, William “Ed” Powers, Joan Saary, Tarek Sardana, Adam Sirek, Leigh Speicher, Charles Tedder, and Stephen Vander Ark.
This is the photo of the new Fellows present in Las Vegas:
“Fellows Class of 2019
The Class of 2019 Fellows was announced during Honors Night. In alphabetical order they are: Michael Acromite, John Affleck, Paul Amoroso, Tina Bayuse, Alan Berg, Rebecca Blue, Eddie Davenport, Michael Drane, Sanjay Gogate, Peter Hodkinson, Munna Khan, Patricia MacSparran, Punita Masrani, Thomas Massa, Walter Matthews, Richard McKinley, Stuart Mitchell, Randall Moore, Shannan Moynihan, Eric Olins, Nicole Powell-Dunford, William Ed Powers, Joan Saary, Tarek Sardana, Adam Sirek, Leigh Speicher, Charles Tedder, Russell Turner, and Stephen Vander Ark. Those present at the Honors Night Ceremony are pictured here along with the Fellows Chair, Dr. Warren Silberman (standing far right) and AsMA President, Roland Vermeiren, (far left).”
Dear Associate Fellows,
It is my great pleasure to invite those of you going to the AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas to join us for the Associate Fellows Group (AFG) Breakfast on Wednesday, May 8 (please see the attached flier for further details). Anyone with an interest in the AFG is welcome to attend, so please feel free to bring family, friends or significant others. In order to secure your place, please book by 12 noon on Monday, May 6.
As part of conducting the Annual Business Meeting of the AFG, we will be inducting the next cohort of new Associate Fellows, presenting the Ellingson Award and our annual Service Awards, announcing new appointees to AFG Committee positions, inviting expressions of interest for remaining vacancies, and conducting a Q&A session for prospective members.
I am also delighted to advise that we have been able to secure as guest speakers four AsMA luminaries – the current President, Dr Roland Vermeiren, the President-Elect, Dr Hernando “Joe” Ortega, the Chair of the Fellows Group, Dr Warren Silberman, and the AsMA Executive Director, Mr Jeffrey Sventek. This will be a rare opportunity to hear words of wisdom and gain insights from these four AsMA leaders.
As a new initiative this year, the AFG Scientific Program Committee has prepared the attached collation of AFG members who are acting as Session Chairs and/or presenting at AsMA (whether that be as part of a workshop or panel, or a slide or poster presentation). We encourage you to scan through the list of sessions and abstract details, and to show your support for your fellow AFG members by attending their sessions or presentations.
Viva Las Vegas!
(Dr Rowena Christiansen, AFG Chair)
Chairs are still needed for some of the sessions in Las Vegas:
S-63 Slide (Wed 2 pm/Brasilia 5): Tech Advances in Travel Medicine—Need TWO (one with former experience)
S-66 Slide (Wed 2 pm/Miranda 5-7): Mental Health and Decision Making—Need backup Chair (experienced), as one of the current chairs is uncomfortable with the topic; could potentially trade for another session.
S-76 Poster (Thu 8 am): Clinical Aerospace Medicine— Need ONE
S-83 Poster (Thu 1:30 pm): Safety and Fatigue— Need TWO (one with former experience)
S-84 Slide (Thu 3:30 pm/Brasilia 1): Clinical Aerospace Medicine Around the World—Need ONE experienced chair
S-37 Slide (Tue 4 pm/Brasilia 3): Safety in Military Aviation – Need backup Chair (not experienced), as one of the current chairs may not be attending
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible with your email address and cell/mobile ‘phone number, thanks.
Congratulations to the new Associate Fellows!
MARCH 28, 2019
Associate Fellows Announced
The following members of the Aerospace Medical Association have achieved Associate Fellow status and were approved by the Executive Committee:
David Andrus, Brent Barker, M. Bradley Brough, Eric Chumbley, Stephen Fischer, Michael Gallagher, Gabriel Gizaw, Sarper Karakucuk, Young Hwan Kwon, David Lerner, Mark McPherson, Kristian Mears, Robert Mulcahy, Joanna Nelms, Tony Schiemer, and Emmanuel Urquieta.
Sincere congratulations to Drs Susan Fondy (Deputy Chair, AsMA AFG Ellingson Award Committee) and Ilaria Cinelli (Deputy Chair, Scientific Program Committee) for being nominated on this year’s incoming AsMA Slate of Officers as ‘Members-at-Large’ for the AsMA Council.
Congratulations also to the 42 AsMA Associate Fellows who have had abstracts accepted for, or will be acting as Session Chairs for, this year’s AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas in May. More details to follow!
We have decided to extend the time period for submission of Executive Officer and Committee Chair and Deputy Chair nominations for an additional week until Friday 29 March at 24:00 Pacific Standard Time.
Serving with the AFG can be a very valuable opportunity to meet some great new colleagues and learn more about the work of the AFG and AsMA. It will also earn you points towards Fellowship!
Even if you don’t have any previous experience in a particular area, the two Chair-Elect roles and the Deputy Committee Chair roles are a good chance to ‘learn the ropes’ before you have to take full responsibility for looking after that portfolio.
We are hoping that this extension will provide you with some additional time to put together your nominations (self-nominations are strongly encouraged) and send them in to email@example.com.
The full Call for Nominations instructions and Candidate Profile Requirements are attached to the previous post.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.