• Room Reservations Website Now Open!

    The Peppermill Resort will serve as the meeting venue for the 91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association. The room reservation website is now open. 

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  • Aviation-Related COVID-19 Information

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forms Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Avaition (CAPSCA) to coordinate aviation-related response to COVID-19.

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  • POSTPONED - 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2022

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 22-24 September 2022

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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, December 17, 2020 1:00 PM

Dilemmas of an Ethical Nature in Aerospace Medicine

The Aerospace Medical Association, in collaboration with the AsMA Foundation, is offering a webinar titled "Dilemmas of an Ethical Nature in Aerospace Medicine." Read More

Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:00 AM

COVID-19: The Saga Continues -- Successful Strategies for Keeping Safe at Work

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) presents its third virtual symposium in a series of COVID-19 related symposia Read More

Monday, March 22, 2021 9:00 AM

NATO Aerospace Medicine Summit

NATO Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO) Technical Course will be held 22 -26 Mar 2021 in Garmisch Partenkirchen Germany. Read More

Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 AM

105th American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2021)

The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environme... Read More

Friday, September 23, 2022 7:30 AM

1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine

ICAM 2022 will be the first International forum to bring together civilian and military specialists involved in Aerospace Medicine, airline medical operations, repatriation, and Occupational Health... 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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December 03, 2020

RAeS Honors Two AsMA Members

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) recently recognized several Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) members with awards. These awards recognize individuals and teams, honoring achievement, innov...

December 01, 2020

In Memoriam - John Hodgson

AsMA staff were saddened to hear that Corrin John Hodgson, M.D., M.P.H., died on November 28, 2020.

December 01, 2020

Mayo Clinic Debuts Podcast for Pilots

The Mayo Clinic has a new podcast covering aerospace medicine topics for pilots.

December 01, 2020

CAMTS Releases New Accreditation Standards

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS), has announced the release of the first national accreditation standards for Community Paramedicine Programs.

November 23, 2020

AsMA Members Quoted in AMA Article

Three Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) members were quoted in an article about flying during the pandemic published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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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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WEBINAR - Dilemmas of an Ethical Nature in Aerospace Medicine

WEBINAR - Dilemmas of an Ethical Nature in Aerospace Medicine

The Aerospace Medical Association, in collaboration with the AsMA Foundation, is offering a webinar titled "Dile...
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Award Nominations Sought

The Aerospace Medical Association is seeking nominations for all awards, especially the following:

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

Which of the following is the most important environmental risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

a. Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
b. Airway hyperresponsiveness
c. Smoking
d. Occupational exposures
e. Ambient air pollution

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