Australasian College

of Aerospace Medicine

 
 

Mission

“The Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine (ACAsM) will strive for national and international recognition as the body in Australasia responsible for training and credentialling specialists in aerospace medicine, and the body responsible for maintaining the high standards of aerospace medicine practised by its Fellows and Members.”

Objectives

The objectives of the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine are:

  1. to educate and train the next generation of specialists in aerospace medicine;

  2. to maintain professional standards and ethics among specialists in aerospace medicine through continuing professional development and other activities;

  3. to promote the study of the science and art of aerospace medicine;

  4. to increase the evidence and knowledge on which the practice of aerospace medicine as a recognised medical specialty is based, through research and dissemination of new knowledge and innovation within the profession and the community;

  5. to seek improved health and safety for all people who venture into the aerospace environment for work or for travel, by developing and advocating health and safety policy in partnership with consumers and regulators; and

  6. to support and develop specialists in aerospace medicine as clinicians, teachers, and researchers.

Cornerstone Activities

In striving for these objectives, the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine will undertake the following activities:

  1. Define the competencies of a specialist in aerospace medicine,

  2. Recognise through Fellowship those who meet the competencies of a specialist in aerospace medicine;

  3. Provide mentoring for aviation medicine practitioners who aspire to a career in aerospace medicine;

  4. Define Continuing Professional Development requirements to maintain currency in aerospace medicine; and

  5. Pursue recognition of aerospace medicine as a medical specialty in Australasia.

The Badge

The College badge contains the following elements:

  1. the light blue of the sky;

  2. the darker blue of space;

  3. the orange of the sun;

  4. the Southern Cross visible from the Southern Hemisphere;

  5. the staff of Asklepios, with wings and encircled by aviation and space vehicles to emphasise the aerospace nature of our medical practice; and

  6. the Vitruvian Man, symbolising the delicate balance of physiology in the aerospace environment.

 

Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine