The ACAsM Mission

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

The Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine – its formation, its objectives and cornerstone activities, and its strategy to promote aerospace medicine as a clinical entity in Australasia – has been widely supported by major stakeholders of the aerospace medicine industry in Australia and New Zealand.

The ACAsM Constitution

The constitution is based on the constitution of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, and establishes for our college structures and processes for the board and its various committees that mirror the RACP. It is our strategy to align our processes and structures with an established medical college to provide robustness to the way we select, train and credential specialists in aerospace medicine. It is our belief that this will enhance our credibility as we promote aerospace medicine to the wider medical community in the years to come. The constitution has undergone a comprehensive legal review, which concluded: “I confirm [the draft constitution] is in a form which complies with the relevant legislation and may be put to the Members to be ratified as the company’s new constitution.

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Badge

The College badge contains the following elements:

  • the light blue of the sky
  • the darker blue of space
  • the orange of the sun
  • the Southern Cross visible from the Southern Hemisphere
  • the staff of Asklepios, with wings and encircled by aviation and space vehicles to emphasise the aerospace nature of our medical practice
  • the Vitruvian Man, symbolising the delicate balance of physiology in the aerospace environment.

Objectives

  • to educate and train the next generation of specialists in aerospace medicine
  • to maintain professional standards and ethics among specialists in aerospace medicine through continuing professional development and other activities
  • to promote the study of the science and art of aerospace medicine;
  • 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
  • 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
  • to support and develop specialists in aerospace medicine as clinicians, teachers, and researchers.