• 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.

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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April 22, 2019

AsMA Mentioned in Article on ISS

The Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA's) Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas this May was mentioned in an article by Futurism.com on a possible automatic cleaning robot for the ISS.

March 28, 2019

Associate Fellows Announced

The following members of the Aerospace Medical Association have achieved Associate Fellow status and were approved by the Executive Committee:

March 28, 2019

April Presidents Page

The AsMA Global Connection Story with IFALPA and ECA
Roland Vermeiren , M.D., FAsMA

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 of ...

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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

AsMA Rooms Sold Out for May 4, 2019!

The AsMA discounted rooms are sold out for Saturday, May 4, 2019. Rooms at the AsMA discounted rate of $102 + taxes per night are currently available for all other nights. The Rio All Suite Hotel h...
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ABPM Opens Registration for MOC Exam

The ABPM has opened registration for the first testing window of its new online, remotely-proctored MOC exams. The online MOC exam will be administered the final week of each month, April through D...
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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

A very commonly used maneuver to stop hyperventilation is prolonged breath holding in maximum inspiration. Aviators should be educated to:

a. avoid the maneuver because it can lead to syncope.
b. instruct this maneuver to aircraft passengers who hyperventilate.
c. avoid the maneuver because hypoxia may result.
d. demonstrate the maneuver at the time of physical examination to ensure proper performance.

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