International Academy of Independent Medical Evaluators
The Society for Medicolegal Evaluation and Disability Medicine

  • About Us

    IAIME is a medical organization focused on helping teach the unique skills and techniques. Read more.
  • Membership

    IAIME is a membership organization chartered in 1987 and incorporated in Illinois in 1989.  Read more.
  • Events

    Check out our calendar for upcoming events.  Click here to view the calendar.
  • Resources

    Being a member of IAIME provides numerous resources.  Click here to learn more.

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Official Nominating

Committee Notice

of Candidates

Click here to obtain a copy of the Final Notice to IAIME Fellows.




Click the CD-ROM below to purchase the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairement, Fifth OR Sixth Edition Impairment Rating Course.



IAIME, formerly known as the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP), is an international, professional membership organization chartered in 1987 and incorporated in the state of Illinois in 1989. The founders of IAIME were dissatisfied and frustrated by the inadequate state of disability evaluation at that time. They advocated for uniform disability assessment methods and the development of uniform standards for the determination of maximum medical improvement, the rating of impairment, and the determination of the ability to return to work. 


In 1986, the Founding members of the IAIME, formerly known as American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP), dreamed of creating a medical organization that would teach the unique skills and techniques required to perform special medical evaluations and assessments on certain types of patients. Today, IAIME is the premier organization that produces educational courses and products on such issues as the proper techniques to perform impairment ratings based on the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, treatment of industrial related conditions, prevention of the disastrous disability cascade, surgical treatment of back pain, the science of bone and soft tissue healing, and the proper methods to perform return to work evaluations that place the injured person in a physical demand Category of work, based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT).

IAIME has developed educational materials and courses for medical professionals, the insurance industry, the legal field, and governmental organizations. The Fellows of IAIME come from a wide variety of  medical specialties . Many State Workers' Compensation Systems use IAIME as the teaching organization for their healthcare providers. IAIME is the only medical specialty organization that is dedicated entirely to teaching healthcare professionals with a national group of outstanding faculty, experienced in teaching in all areas of the medical and legal aspects surrounding the care of the injured worker.

Another outstanding aspect of IAIME is that the Board of Directors of IAIME created in 2003 new membership categories. This allows professionals in many different medical and professional fields to become a part of IAIME. The new categories of membership were created in response to a growing need for professionals such as chiropractors, nurse case managers, adjusters, and vocationalcounselors to take advantage of the wide range of IAIME educational programs. Over the years, professionals from all 50 states, Canada, Australia, and Europe have attended IAIME meetings and become IAIME members and Fellows. IAIME provides education to an average of 2,000 professionals per year.

Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
62nd MidWinter Conference
Educating Physicians for the Future Advancement of Osteopathic Medicine
February 2-4, 2018
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CME Activities

Vision & Mission


IAIME Vision Statement

We aspire to be the premiere society for the prevention and management of disability.

IAIME Mission Statement

The mission of the IAIME is to advance the science, prevention, evaluation, and management of disability.