(IBEROAMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF AEROSPACE
Welcome to the Iberoamerican Association of
Aerospace Medicine's home page. The Association is a
non-profit group of Aviation Medicine practitioners dedicated to
the advancement of aviation and space medicine in Spanish and
Portuguese speaking countries. Our members are primarily aviation
medicine physicians actively engaged in the practice of Aerospace
Medicine; however, we welcome anyone with an interest in
WHO ARE WE?
The Association's members reside in Spain, Portugal, the United States, and
Latin America, including the Caribbean. Like our specialty of
Aerospace Medicine, our members are diverse, energetic, and far
reaching. We encourage active participation in our organization
by any individual who shares our enthusiasm for the exciting
field of aviation and space medicine.
Aerospace Medicine is that discipline of Preventive
Medicine which involves the study of physiologic, psychologic,
medical, and environmental factors affecting humans as we adapt
to the conditions of flight imposed by aviation and space
travel. Latin countries, both in the Americas and Europe,
have been actively involved in aviation almost since its
inception. It was logical that a cadre of aviation medicine
professionals developed early on in Spanish- and
Portuguese-speaking countries to serve the needs of the expanding
aviation activities. The advent of space travel increased
dramatically the scope of our aviation medicine specialty.
As with aviation, Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking astronauts and
physicians have been there to help open the new frontier.
The Iberoamerican Association of Aerospace Medicine arose
to serve the needs of these Aerospace Medicine
professionals. It was chartered in November 10, 1976 in
Mexico City as a civil, non-profit, professional organization
|the advancement of Aerospace Medicine
by promoting and encouraging participation by all
professionals involved in this field;|
|promoting safety in flight through
Aerospace Medicine activities;|
|promoting Aerospace Medicine research,
teaching, and scientific exchange between members and
among other disciplines, both medical and technical; and|
|increasing cultural interchange between
We hope you find our home page of
interest. If we can answer any questions, please contact
the Association by:
Eduard Ricaurte or Dra.
Some of the links below are to pages in Spanish(**); Páginas en
This home page was created and is maintained by Dr. G. J. Salazar.
revision: July 22, 2009.