• 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Lunar Mission

    15-minute video dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission opened the Apollo 11 panel at the meeting. The panel was moderated by Dr. Mike Barratt with panelists Dr. Bill Carpentier, Gerald Griffin, and Milt Heflin. Click on the button below for video of the panel. 


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  • 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2020

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 24-26 September 2020


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  • 65th Annual Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Johann-Dietrich 'Jan' Worner, Director General of the European Space Agency, gave the 65th Annual Louis H. Bauer Lecture, entitled "Human Exploration ... and Its Consequences."


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  • 6th Eugen Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    Prof. dr. Floris Wuyts, Ph.D., Faculty of Sciences, Antwerp University Research Institute for Equilibrium and Aerospace, gave the 6th Annual Eugen Reinartz Memorial Lecture, entitled "The Impact of Microgravity and Hypergravity on the Human Brain Studies with Advanced MRI Methods."


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  • 54th Annual Harry G. Armstrong Lecture

    Adriaan Heerbaart, European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), gave the 54th Annual Harry G. Armstrong Lecture, entiltled "Navigating the European Skies: Money Makes the World Fly Safer!"


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  • This is Aerospace Medicine!

    Learn about the history and mission of Aerospace Medicine by watching the professionals making it happen!


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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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 a scientific forum providing a setting 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, September 8, 2019 8:00 AM

International Congress of Aviation & Space Medicine (ICASM) 2019

The ICASM2019 Conference is aimed at bringing together a wide variety of specialists in Aerospace Medicine with the purpose to show the latest developments in the respective fields, to exchange exp... Read More

Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:00 AM

2nd International Congress on Current Issues of Aviation Medicine

Аviation Medical Doctors Association (AMDA) is hosting the Second Congress of Aviation Medicine with the support of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Federal Air Transpor... 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 17, 2019

Carpentier Interviewed by BMA

William Carpentier, who participated in the Apollo 11 panel at this past May’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, NV, was interviewed by the British Medical Association (BMA) for their m...

July 01, 2019

Fellows Class of 2019

Those Fellows named in 2019 who were present at the Honors Night Ceremony, May 9, at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV, are pictured here along with the Fellows Chair, Dr. War...

July 01, 2019

Elvis Sighting!

During Honors Night, Elvis (as portrayed by Brian Pinkston) made an appearance and posed with many of the award winners. Below are just a few of those photos. For more, please visit the

July 01, 2019

July Presidents's Page

It's Alive!
Hernando J. "Joe" Ortega, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

June 28, 2019

Louis H. Bauer Founders Award

This award was established to honor Louis H. Bauer, M.D., founder of the Aerospace Medical Association. It is given annually for the most significant contribution in aerospace medici...

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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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Announcements

67th International Congress of Aviation & Space Medicine

The 67th International Congress of Aviation & Space Medicine (ICASM) will be conducted September 8-12, 2019 in Debrecen, Hungary.
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Post-Meeting and Post-Workshop Evaluations

AsMA recently sent out links to all of the Survey Monkey evaluations for the 90th Annual Scientific Meeting and workshops. If you have not received an e-mail containing links to one or more of thes...
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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 following statements concerning the use of positive pressure breathing (PPB) for G-protection (PBG) are true EXCEPT:

a. PBG can aggravate arm pain in some seat configurations.
b. PBG can approximately double the duration of G-exposure that a pilot can tolerate.
c. PBG is effective in preventing G-LOC when used without anti-G trousers.
d. Chest counterpressure increases pilot comfort and allows for the use of higher levels of PPB.

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