Call for Papers
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The Aerospace Medical Association’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Buena Vista, FL. This year’s theme is “Making a Difference in Aerospace Medicine.”
Based upon the responses to a survey provided at the end of the 85th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego, CA, our members indicated a need for more information in six major categories:
1) Aerospace Medicine, 2) Human Performance, 3) Medical Standards, 4) Fatigue, 5) Space Medicine, and 6) Travel Medicine. We plan to focus the 86th Annual Scientific Meeting program in these six major categories.
Current challenges in Aerospace Medicine include long duration space travel, spaceflight physiology, aircrew fatigue, legislative removal of medical standards, aircraft and spacecraft cabin environments, unpiloted aerial vehicles, mental health in aircrew, medical and ethical guidelines for commercial spaceflight passengers and crew, decreased funding and support.
How have we been improving our understanding and impact on these and other challenges? What knowledge gaps were filled by key work, what research was done in solving a critical problem, what scientific information or activities supported a change in viewpoints or policy? We encourage presentations from diverse experts that will enhance the world’s knowledge and understanding of the current challenges in Aerospace Medicine and demonstrate their impact on improving the health, safety and human performance of those involved in aviation, space and extreme environments.
Aerospace medicine is truly multi-disciplinary and international. Our annual scientific meeting is an opportunity to learn about the work of our colleagues from around the world, and to share the knowledge and wisdom which we gain in our day-today work and practice. It is a great way to learn from and expand the overall community of aerospace medicine.
The sessions for our 86th Annual Scientific Meeting will cover the latest findings in the fields of aviation, space, and human performance, and related fields such as aerospace nursing, and aerospace physiology.The meeting objectives are aligned with the theme and abstracts centered around these objectives are encouraged. The participant will:
1. Discover evolving trends and best practices in aerospace medicine;
2. Apply principles of evidence-based medicine, operational risk management, and aeromedical decision-making in aircrew selection and clinical aerospace medicine practice;
3. Analyze mechanical and human performance and systems integration factors in aviation mishaps and safety programs;
4. Identify mechanical, biological, social, cognitive, and systems factors that impact optimal human performance and decision making in the full spectrum of aerospace operations;
5. Apply ethical principles to aerospace medicine decision-making and foster competency in professionalism and systems-based practice in the application of aerospace medicine skills, teamwork, and interoperability in a multi-discipline professional environment.