President of the
Organizing Committee

Dear Colleagues and Friends of Aviation and Space Medicine,

It is my great honor to welcome you in Abu Dhabi for the 69th Congress of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine which will take place from 27-29 October 2023. Now that we are able to travel with less restrictions and greater ease, we are thrilled to have you join us for this exciting event which will bring together professionals from all over the world to share insights, knowledge and best practices in the field of aviation and space medicine. This will also be an unparalleled opportunity to connect or reconnect with colleagues and experts and enjoy meeting with real persons in real time rather than looking at computer screens.  

Abu Dhabi is the capital and second-largest city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is known for its rich history, cultural diversity and modern amenities. It is a modern hub for trade and tourism connecting the East to the West. It has beautiful beaches and a year-round warm climate which make it a popular destination for tourists. The rich cultural heritage is reflected in its museums, art galleries and landmarks such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The modern infrastructure and amenities include world-class hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues. Adrenaline junkies can ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster and sports enthusiasts can cycle or run on the Formula 1 circuit. The national carrier Etihad Airways is offering flights to more than 120 destinations worldwide and we are proud to announce that they will not only sponsor this congress but will also offer discounted rates for all attendees, families and exhibitors.

The Organization and Scientific Committee is working hard to put together an exciting scientific and social program. We hope that you will take full advantage of all that this congress has to offer, and that you will leave with a renewed sense of purpose and passion for your work. On behalf of the 2023 ICASM Organization Committee members, I wish to welcome all attendees, their families, exhibitors, and sponsors to this interesting part of the world.
Professor Erik Hohmann
MBChB, FRCS, (Tr&Orth), PhD, MD
President of the Organizing Committee