• 2021 AsMA Meeting - Denver, CO

    91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association is now scheduled for August 29 - September 2, 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. Meeting Registration & Room Reservation 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

Monday, May 17, 2021 12:00 AM

Aviation Resilience Through Sustainability

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida is offering a free online course titled "Aviation Resilience Through Sustainability." Read More

Sunday, May 23, 2021 12:00 PM

AsMA Council Meeting

The AsMA Council will meet virtually to manage the business of the Aerospace Medical Association on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Read More

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 11:00 AM

Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Aerospace Medicine Lessons Learned from COVID-19

The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine, as part of the 2021 Virtual International Conference of Aerospace Medicine (2021 Virtual ICAM), is hosting a webinar titled Preparing fo... Read More

Friday, June 25, 2021 5:50 PM

Humans in Space: Challenges for Exploration

The lectures will be delivered on the Zoom platform over two weekends, Saturday 26 June & Sunday 27 June, and Saturday 3 July and Sunday 4 July, from 0750 to 1245 Australian Eastern S... Read More

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 2:00 PM

Military Pilot Optimization

The Society of US Naval Aerospace & Operation Physiologists (SUSNAOP), in conjuction with the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), is sponsoring a lecture series on Military... 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 30, 2021

In Memoriam - Thomas Tredici

AsMA Staff were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Thomas J. Tredici, M.D. , Col., USAF(Ret.), a Fellow and long-time member of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).

April 30, 2021

In Memoriam: John Hastings

AsMA Staff were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of John D. Hastings, M.D., a Fellow and Past President of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).

April 28, 2021

2021 AsMA Associate Fellows Announced

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

April 28, 2021

May President's Page

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Charles DeJohn, D.O., M.P.H.

April 14, 2021

In Memoriam - Sir John Baird

AsMA staff were saddened to hear of the passing of Air Marshal Sir John Baird, a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA).

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Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Aerospace Medicine Lessons Learned from COVID-19

The International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine (IAASM), as part of the 2021 virtual International Conference in Aerospace Medicine (2021 Virtual ICAM), is offering a webinar titled &qu...
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ABPM Revises Non-Residency Paths to Certification

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has announced that at its January 2021 mee...
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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

Which of the following statements about asbestos is true?

a. All types of asbestos produce pulmonary scarring if there has been excessive exposure to the dust.
b. Cancer of the lung occurs among workers who have had excessive exposure to all types of asbestos dust.
c. Cancer of the lung is far more common among asbestos workers who are cigarette smokers than among those who do not smoke.
d. Mesothelioma of the pleura and peritoneum are more common among those exposed to asbestos than among the general population.
e. All of the above.

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