2015 Minutes moved to accept by Dr Hudson, seconded by Dr. Wilkinson
Secretary Report by Dr. Illig (see attached)
Dr. Waring moved to accept seconded by Dr. Wilkinson
Treasure Report by Dr. Dumstorf (see attached)
Note - not necessary to approve by members, as it requires audit.
Audit Report Dr. Anzalone, who validates the Treasurer report
Motion to accept by Dr. Thibeault, seconded by Dr. Tordella
Executive Council Report by Dr. Millett
17 members present plus one visitor
Most important discussion was the Ralph Finnell memorial stipend / scholarship / award
An Ad Hoc committee was formed, chaired by Dr Alves to study this concept. The consensus is to sponsor an individual to come to our meeting and possibly make a presentation to stimulate interest in airline medicine.
Program went well, was well attended and well supported. The main focus was the German Wings accident and lessons learned. Dr. Roland Vermeiren ran the program and did a great job.
There were some problems understanding the audio portion especially the remote presentation
Dr. Hosegood moved to accept, and Dr Bedi seconded
Award Committee Report deferred to tonight’s dinner
AsMA Liaison report: Dr. Landsman reported two main issues:
AsMA decided not to try to manage AMDA finances – therefore we are we are still financially independent
AsMA also wants to slim down its governance to 8 people for increased efficiency – counsel is being considered not to have any input into governance- if you have any concerns let executive committee know
Dr. Hudson also reported about CME status: now UK recognizes aerospace medicine as a medical specialty, and US CME is recognized by Royal College for aerospace medicine; therefore US CME is now transferrable to UK.
Membership Committee Report – Dr. de Vries
There were 9 applicants for membership
Dr. Arthur John Roberts
Dr. Kwon Young Hwan
Dr. Yun Young Choi
Dr. I-Chun Hsieh
Dr. Angela Ensslin
Dr. Gregory Pinnell
Dr. Robert Gordon
Dr. Navjyot Bedi
Ms. Pat Baylis
and 2 Emeritus:
Dr. Landsman moved to accept, and seconded by Dr. Thibeault to approve Emeritus status for Dr. Waring and Dr. McKenas
Members in arrears were mentioned but not actually voted on for removal by Membership Committee. Dr. Dumstorf stated he does not get concerned until 3-4 years are in arrears, but are as follows:
Bernie Weiss: 5 years outstanding
Sarah Aldington: 4 years outsatding
Hugh O’Neil: 4 years outstanding
Aynalem Gebremariam: several years
Dajit Parmar: several years
Dr. Johnston was paid for by a colleague
Dr Fione Renni – indicated on email she is not intending to attend or pay her dues, and requests her membership be canceled –
Jan Stepanek requested to be removed form membership
These removal actions do not require a vote.
Dr. Staff moved, Dr. Veldhuizen van Zanten seconded to accept report from Membership Committee
Certificates form past years and current year read by Secretary
Dr. Alves reported on Ralph Finnell Memorial stipend
Three things to consider
Although Ralph worked for United Airlines, he supported all airlines – Paulo suggests that United be asked to support this stipend or award to attend
Person receiving the award or stipend should contribute something – such as a presentation
need to engage the other associations as well to help recruit potential recipients
Dr. Hudson – would like to report on the behalf of AsMA nominating committee; there was a face to face meeting in Orlando and 3 types of conferences leading to the meeting; he stated that phone calls into these meetings from the UK were were problematic – and that there are many names on the nomination slate that are unknown to him so he cannot express his opinion – is it easier for a US based person to make the representation rather than someone form UK? It was commented that there really should be a European representative.
Dr. Millett supported the idea that we in AMDA should become more active in the nominating process of AsMA – he will volunteer in this regard
Dr. Millett’s farewell remarks – it has been a pleasure to have served; he did not expect this honor but enjoyed serving.
Dr. Bob Orford took over as new President of AsMA. He stated that the Program Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary did an excellent job. He has spoken with the Secretary about the work load to support administrative tasks, such as improving the website and supporting other specific administrative work. He also committed himself to review our Bylaws this year.
Dr. Orford also mentioned we willhave a splendid dinner this evening, andis looking forward to dinner venues for next year’s meeting in Denver. Dr. Millett suggested Western Museum of Aviation and to have dinner under the airplanes.
Nominating Committee Report:
Dr. Wolbrink thanked Dr. Alves and Dr. Dominguez-Mompell for helping him with the Nominating Committee, with the list as follows