• 60th Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Lt Gen (Dr.) Thomas Travis, US Air Force Surgeon General, provided the 60th Louis H. Bauer Lecture as part of the Opening Ceremonies of the 85th Annual Scientific Meeting.  His lecture was titled "From Health to Human Performance: The Future of Aerospace Medicine"

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  • 1st Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    Dr. John B. West, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine presented the inaugural Eugen G. Reinartz Memorial Lecture titled "Human Physiology in Three Challenging Environments"

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  • 49th Armstrong Lecture

    Professor Michael Bagshaw, MB, BCh, MRCS, FFOM, DAvMed, DFFP, FRAeS, Visiting Professor of Aviation Medicine, King's College London and Cranfield University, presented the 49th Harry G. Armstrong Lecture titled "The Cabin Environment and Aircrew Performance"

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  • 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.

Friday, August 22, 2014 8:00 AM

54th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine

The Scientific Programme will consist of the Air Marshal Subroto Mukherjee Memorial Oration, AVM MM Srinagesh Memorial Oration, invited guest lectures, scientific papers, panel discussions and post... Read More

Monday, August 25, 2014 8:00 AM

The 9th Asia Pacific Congress of Aerospace Medicine

In conjunction with the 10th Chinese Conference of Aerospace Medicine Read More

Friday, September 05, 2014 8:00 AM

European Conference of Aerospace Medicine

This conference aims to facilitate the health promotion aspects of all flight related activities and promote the change to a new model of medical and psychological support for all those who partici... Read More

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 AM

Aeromedical Retrieval - Working Together.

Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, Aeromedical Services Australia & Flight Nurses Australia 2014 Joint Conference Read More

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:00 PM

12th International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop

The 12th International Bone Fluid Flow (IBFF) Workshop will be held September 10-11, 2014. 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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July 25, 2014

AsPS 2014 Award Winners

The Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS) is proud to announce the 2014 winners of the Society’s annual awards for excellence in operational aerospace physiology, aerospace physiology research,...

July 24, 2014

August Presidents Page

Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S.

July 24, 2014

Belland Chosen as AsMA President-Elect

CAPT Kris M. Belland, MC, USN, has been elected President-Elect of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).

July 24, 2014

Scarpa Inducted as AsMA President

Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S., was inducted as AsMA President during AsMA's 85th Annual Scientific Meeting. For more photos of this and other events at the meeting, please visit the

July 24, 2014

Lectures at the Annual Meeting

The Bauer, Reinartz, and Armstrong Lectures took place during AsMA's 85th Annual Scientific Meeting. All of the lectures are available on the Proceedi...

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

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Air Medical Transport for MERS Patients

Guidance on Air Medical Transport for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Patients has been posted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  This updated guidance is intended to ...

ASEM in Top Ten Ingenta Downloads

IngentaConnect recently analyzed data for all their titles and Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine (ASEM) again ranks in the top 10 out of more than 16,200 title...

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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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For heat-acclimatized men performing moderate physical work in a hot environment, which of the following should be provided at the job site?

a. Access to water
b. Access to colas and other sweetened liquids
c. Ad lib intake of salt tablets
d. Supervised intake of salt tablets
e. a, b, and c.

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