• Call for Papers

    The IEEE Open Journal of Engineering for Medicine and Space is requesting papers to be published in a special issue titled "Healthcare for Space, Space for Healthcare."


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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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  • 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2022

    1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 22-24 September 2022 - REGISTER NOW!

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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, November 7, 2022 12:00 AM

4th Annual International Humans in Space Summit

The hybrid 4th International Humans in Space Summit will run from 7-11 November. The first two days will be in-person in Sydney, with the remaining three days as online virtual sessions. These sess... Read More

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12:00 AM

AsMA Council Meeting & Scientific Abstract Peer Review

The AsMA Council will meet (in person) to manage the business of the Aerospace Medical Association on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

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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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September 27, 2022

Call for Reviewers

Over the years we have met in person in November to review the abstracts for our annual scientific meeting. This has become a time of networking, catching up with friends and colleagues, and a very...

September 27, 2022

Updated Call for Papers

Late-Breaking Requirement! CME Enduring Materials for Slide and Panel Presentations only.

September 27, 2022

Bates Is New IAMFSP President

Col. Christopher W. Bates, B.S., M.D., is the 2022–2024 President of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots (IAMFSP).

September 27, 2022

FAA News for October

For more FAA news, visit their newsroom.

September 27, 2022

October President's Page

The New Orleans Meeting
Susan Northrup, M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

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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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Call for AsMA Vice President Nominations

The AsMA Nominating Committee will begin the process of nominating AsMA members for the position of AsMA Vice President during the period of September 26 - October 10, 2022. AsMA has a requirement ...
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Reno Meeting Recorded Proceedings Now On Sale!

The recorded proceedings for the AsMA/UHMS Joint Annual Scientific Meeting conducted on May 23-26, 2022 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nevada are now on sale....
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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 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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