• 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.

Friday, October 25, 2019 8:00 AM

International Pilot Peer Assist Coalition (IPPAC) 2019

The conference will be a place for administrators, leaders and pilot peer volunteers across many pilot groups to collaborate and bring hope, compassion and healing for pilots and families who seek ... 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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 8:00 AM

AsMA Council & Scientific Program Committee Meetings

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:00 AM

FAA - Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium on Postmortem Forensic Toxicology in Aviation

This event will cover a broad spectrum of topics in forensic toxicology, including a keynote presentation by Dr. Marilyn Huestis, world renowned scientist known for her years of research in drug me... Read More

Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:00 AM

91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

Aerospace medicine is truly multi-disciplinary and international. Our presentations come from diverse experts who will enhance the world’s knowledge and understanding of the current challenge... 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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October 16, 2019

Wilkinson Quoted in Stowaway Article

Elizabeth Wilkinson, Chair of the Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA’s) Air Transport Medicine Committee and an AsMA Fellow, was quoted in an article about stowaways on airplanes in ...

September 25, 2019

News of Members

AsMA's President and Executive Director have been busy representing the Association. Dr. Ortega recently returned from Hungary, where he attended the 2019 International Congress of Aviatio...

September 25, 2019

October President's Page

Team Aerospace Revisited
Hernando J. “ Joe ” Ortega , Jr. , M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

September 20, 2019

In Memoriam - Mary Anne Frey

AsMA’s Home Office was saddened to hear of the death of Mary Anne Frey, Ph.D., in mid-September.

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Benefits of Membership

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


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Announcements

ABPM Announces Expanded Eligibility Requirements

American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Osteopathic Association Announce Expanded Eligibility Requirements for Three Subspecialties

Expanded Eligibili...
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Call for Papers for AsMA 2020

Submit an abstract for the 2020 Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Annual Scientific Meeting.
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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

As the Flight Surgeon member on the aircraft accident investigation team of an international airline involved in a fatal accident, one of your tasks is to supervise the identification of deceased crewmembers and passengers. You are under considerable pressure by your company and local foreign officials to expedite the identification of the deceased in order for a speedy delivery of remains to the next of kin. Identification may require the use of all available objective information comparing antemortem with postmortem characteristics. Rank, in the order of importance, the objective information necessary for the identification of the remains.

1. Dental records and x-rays.
2. Photographs, ID cards and information, personal effects such as jewelry, clothing, wallet, handbag, etc.
3. Finger and footprint records.
4. Marks, scars, hair.
5. Unique objective physical characteristics such as permanent orthopedic or surgical hardware devices or anatomic changes, deformities, anomalies, skin tattoos, etc.

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