• Dolphin Hotel Reservation Link Now Available

    The Aerospace Medical Association’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL. Dolphin Hotel room reservations can be made now.


    Reserve Room Now
  • CDC Ebola Guidance for Airlines

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their "Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel."


    Read CDC Ebola Guidance for Airlines
  • IATA Ebola Guidance for Airlines

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has publishes guidelines for "Air Transport and Communicable Disease."  These guidelines now include information specific to the Ebola virus.


    Read IATA Ebola Guidance
  • CDC Video: Ebola-What Airline Crew and Staff Need to Know

    The CDC posted a 15-minute webinar on You Tube titled "Ebola: What Airline Crew and Staff Need to Know"  that provides important information for Airline Crew and Staff.


    Watch the video
  • Aerospace Medicine in Military Aviation

    Military aviation operations present numerous unique Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance issues.  Sustained acceleration, fatigue, orientation problems, and attention management issues are just a few.


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  • Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation

    Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.


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  • Aerospace Medicine in General Aviation

    General aviation aircraft present unique Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance problems.  Human Performance factors continue to be leading causes of General Aviation mishaps.


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  • Space Medicine

    Human participation in space operations presents some of the most interesting and challenging Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance problems.  Microgravity, bone density and muscle atrophy issues, radiation exposure, and thermal stressors are just some of the space medicine problems.


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  • Human Performance

    The ability for humans to perform under extreme environmental conditions poses challenging problems for Aerospace Medicine professionals.  Altitude, thermal issues, fatigue, acceleration, and numerous other environmental stressors must be appropriately managed to ensure optimized human performance.  Managing the mission environment through technology requires a process of human-centered design and acquisition known as Human Systems Integration.


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The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes. It is the largest, most-representative professional membership organization in the fields of aviation, space, and environmental medicine.

AsMA is an umbrella group providing a forum for many different disciplines to come together and share their expertise for the benefit of all persons involved in air and space travel. The Association has provided its expertise to a multitude of Federal and international agencies on a broad range of issues, including aviation and space medical standards, the aging pilot, and physiological stresses of flight. AsMA's membership includes aerospace medicine specialists, flight nurses, physiologists, psychologists, human factors specialists, physician assistants, and researchers in this field. Most are with industry, civil aviation regulatory agencies, departments of defense and military services, the airlines, space programs, and universities.

Approximately 30% of the membership originate from outside the United States.

Through the efforts of the AsMA members, safety in flight and man's overall adaptation to adverse environments have been more nearly achieved.

Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:00 AM

AOHC 2015

The 2015 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2015) Read More

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:00 AM

BASS 2015

60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2015 Read More

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The Official Journal of the Aerospace Medical Association

The peer-reviewed monthly journal provides contact with physicians, life scientists, bioengineers, and medical specialists working in both basic medical research and in its clinical applications...

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December 19, 2014

2014 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winner

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2014 scholarship.

December 19, 2014

January 2015 Presidents Page

The AsMA Journal: Making a Difference in Aerospace Medicine
by Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S.

November 26, 2014

Ten Presidents Gathered at ICASM

    This past October, nine past Presidents of the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM) along with the current president, gathered for a photo during the Inte...

November 24, 2014

December Presidents Page

AsMA - A Worldwide Organization
by Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S.

November 24, 2014

Goodbye to ASEM

By Pam Day

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Benefits of Membership

  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Monthly Professional Journal
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Mentorship Program


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Macias Wins 2014 Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2014 scholarship.  Brandon Richard Macias, Ph.D. won the scholarship for his presenta...

AsMA Members Cited in Online Article

AsMA members, Dr. Brent Blue and Jeff Sventek (AsMA Executive Director), were recently cited in an online article titled "

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Passenger Travel Info

The Aerospace Medical Association offers free information publications for passengers preparing for commercial airline travel.  We also offer more detailed medical guidelines for physicians that can be used to advise patients with preexisting illness planning to travel by air.

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Question of the Day

The mechanism of the ear for converting the sound pressure waves from an air to a fluid medium without significant loss of energy is called impedance matching and this is done through:

a. rapid fatigue of the auditory nerves.
b. movement of the otoliths in the cochlear canals
c. size differential between the eardrum and the footplate of the stapes and the lever action of the ossicles.
d. the property of binaural hearing and that sound waves do not strike the ears at the same intensity

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