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

Vision & Mission Statement

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.

Membership

Who We Are
IAIME is an international, professional membership organization chartered in 1987 and incorporated in the state of Illinois in 1989. The founders of the Academy 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. Their mission was education. The Academy changed in 2003 by opening membership categories to all professionals involved in the management, treatment, and evaluation of injured workers. The Academy is now a multi-specialty medical and professional organization with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Doctors of Chiropractic, Nurses, Attorneys, Psychologists, Case Managers, and Therapists as Fellows and members.


Steps to Becoming a Fellow

Print Membership Application - Printed and completed applications should be emailed to Debbi Frigo at debbi@iaime.org.

What We Do
  • Develop, augment, and support defining of roles and understanding of the responsibilities of physicians in the performance of the evaluation and management of the injured worker through Continuing Medical Education.
  • Establish scientifically-based methods for assessment of disability and impairment.
  • Design training in this specialized area of medical practice.
  • Promote, attain and recognize competence in Disability Evaluation.
  • Foster research in the field of Disability Evaluation.
  • Promote scholarly and educational endeavors in the field of Disability Evaluation.
     
Benefits For You
  • Pre-eminent Education through courses, print, and other media in the field of Impairment Rating and Disability Evaluation.
  • Support of Colleagues, Access to Experts, Advanced Credentials.
  • Research Opportunities, One-Stop Source, Teaching Potential;
  • Publishing Opportunities.
  • Discounts on Materials and Registration Fees for Education.
  • Design training in this specialized area of medical practice.
  • Promote, attain, and recognize competence in Impairment Rating and Disability Evaluation.
  • Foster research in the field of Disability Evaluation.
  • Promote scholarly and educational endeavors in the field of Disability Evaluation.
  • Disability Newsletter- IAIME's Official Educational Newsletter.
  • IAIME News Is Relevant, Current Information for the Membership.
  • Electronic Membership Directory - A Who's Who of the Members and Fellows in the Field of Impairment Rating and Disability Evaluation.
Associate Membership Information

Fellows approved Associate Membership for all others on the evaluation team – a major step toward an inclusion perspective.

PLEASE JOIN US!

BENEFITS OF IAIME ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP
  • Unique Certification
  • Best Practices Education
  • Most up-to-date Evidence in Field
  • Support of Colleagues
  • Access to Experts
  • Advanced Credentials
  • Research Opportunities
  • One-Stop Source in Disability Evaluation
  • Teaching Potential
  • Networking Directory Listings
  • Expanded Business Opportunities
  • Discounted CME Registrations
  • Disability Newsletter with Relevant Abstracts
  • Distance Learning Opportunities
  • Toll Free Access to AADEP Office Resources
Print Associate Membership Application - Printed and completed applications should be emailed to Debbi Frigo at debbi@iaime.org.

Maintaining Your IAIME Membership

As a Member or Associate Member you are required to -

Attend at least one IAIME Class 1 CME Postgraduate course on Disability and Impairment AND at least one IAIME Annual Scientific Session and Annual Business Meeting ONCE EVERY 3 YEARS.
Pay annual dues by July 1 for Members/Fellows OR January 1 for Associate Members.