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.
Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.
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.
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.
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.
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 aerospace medicine and human performance.
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.
Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00 AM
66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2015)
The IAC is the one place and time of the year when all space actors come together. Global, multidisciplinary and covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space informati...
Monday, October 26, 2015 8:00 AM
2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
The annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Monday, November 02, 2015 8:00 AM
International Air Safety Summit
The International Air Safety Summit (IASS) is held annually and provides a forum for examining safety matters of special concern to the international aviation community.
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 01, 2015
Vargas Graduates with Bachelors
Gisselle Vargas, who is the Operations Manager for the Aerospace Medical Association home office, recently earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice at Strayer University.
June 25, 2015
2015 Award Winners of AsMA
Honors Night Ceremonies of the 86th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association were held May 14, 2015, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Hotel.
June 24, 2015
KENT K. GILLINGHAM AWARD: Mica Endsley, Ph.D.
This award was established and sponsored by the AMST Group of Companies in Austria and the United Kingdom to h...
June 24, 2015
JOHN ERNSTING AWARD: Prof. Henri Marotte, Dr.Med., Sc.D.
Established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation in memory of Professor Ernsting. I...
June 24, 2015
BOOTHBY-EDWARDS AWARD: Nomy Ahmed, M.B.,Ch.B., M.Av.Med., MRCGP, DOccMed, DRCOG, DFFP
Established in memory of Walter M. Boothby, M.D., pioneer aviation med...
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The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Community Health, Division of Aerospace Medicine, in conjunction with the 2015 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Airshow, offers the 2nd...
George Mason University (GMU) is offering a Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and International Security Course from July 22-24, 2015, at GMU's Arlington Campus from 9 AM to 5 PM. This non-credit course...
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 primary hazards of space flight are:
a. decompression hazards.
b. impact hazards.
c. radiation hazards.
d. medical hazards.
e. microgravity hazards.
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