• 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 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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  • 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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  • 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.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:00 AM

International Conference on Lifestyle Diseases and Management

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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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March 14, 2019

AsMA Members Publish Article on Civilian Spaceflight

Jan Stepanek, M.D., Rebecca Blue, M.D., and Scott Parazynski, M.D., have published an article entitled “Space Medicine in the Era of Civilian Spaceflight” in the New England Journal...

February 28, 2019

Proposed Bylaws Change

In accordance with Article XII of the Bylaws of the Aerospace Medical Association, the following proposed change to the Bylaws are printed herein.

February 26, 2019

March Presidents Page

The AsMA Global Connection Story via Our Annual Scientific Meeting
Roland Vermeiren, M.D., FAsMA

February 20, 2019

Bradke Quoted in Picante News Article

Brian Bradke, Ph.D., has been working with Spotlight Labs on an in-flight hypoxia monitor and was quoted in an article in Picante News.

February 01, 2019

February Presidents Page

The AsMA Global Connection Story with the Iberoamerican Association of Aerospace Medicine
Roland Vermeiren, M.D., FAsMA

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  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
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  • Continuing Professional Education
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Announcements

Job Openings - Epidemiologist

The National Commission on Military Aviation Safety will be opening for about a year at the end of the current government shutdown.  The Commission needs three published epidemiologists, prefe...
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CME & MOC Included in Meeting Registration

The cost of CME and MOC credits are now included in the registration cost for the annual meeting. Attendees will receive a survey after the meeting which will ask if they wish to claim CME or MOC c...
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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

What is a sanitary airport?

a. An airport provided with public rest rooms and pure drinking water.
b. An international airport designated as sanitary by the World Health Organization (WHO).
c. An airport to which the local health authorities can direct foreign aircraft, arriving from areas of the world where vector-borne infectious diseases are known to exist, so that appropriate public health measures can be implemented (isolation of passengers, disinsecting of aircraft, etc.).
d. An airport of entry and departure for international traffic, designated as sanitary by the local health administration, where the formalities for public health, animal and plant quarantine and similar procedures are carried out; which is provided with pure drinking water and wholesome food; which is provided with an effective system for disposal of excrement, refuse, waste water, etc., and which has at its disposal an organized medical service, facilities for isolation and care of infected persons, facilities for efficient disinfection and disinsecting, access to a bacteriological laboratory, and facilities for vaccination against yellow fever.
e. An airport free of Aedes aegypti and the mosquito-vectors of malaria and where active anti-mosquito measures are maintained within a distance of at least 400 meters around the perimeter.

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