CDC Interim Ebola Guidance for Airlines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their "Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel."
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60th Louis H. Bauer Lecture
Lt Gen (Dr.) Thomas Travis, US Air Force Surgeon General, provided the 60th Louis H. Bauer Lecture as part of the Opening Ceremonies of the 85th Annual Scientific Meeting. His lecture was titled "From Health to Human Performance: The Future of Aerospace Medicine"
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1st Reinartz Memorial Lecture
Dr. John B. West, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine presented the inaugural Eugen G. Reinartz Memorial Lecture titled "Human Physiology in Three Challenging Environments"
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49th Armstrong Lecture
Professor Michael Bagshaw, MB, BCh, MRCS, FFOM, DAvMed, DFFP, FRAeS, Visiting Professor of Aviation Medicine, King's College London and Cranfield University, presented the 49th Harry G. Armstrong Lecture titled "The Cabin Environment and Aircrew Performance"
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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.
Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.
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.
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.
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.
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 aviation, space, and environmental medicine.
AsMA is an umbrella group providing a forum 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, September 05, 2014 8:00 AM
European Conference of Aerospace Medicine
This conference aims to facilitate the health promotion aspects of all flight related activities and promote the change to a new model of medical and psychological support for all those who partici...
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 AM
Aeromedical Retrieval - Working Together.
Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, Aeromedical Services Australia & Flight Nurses Australia 2014 Joint Conference
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:00 PM
12th International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop
The 12th International Bone Fluid Flow (IBFF) Workshop will be held September 10-11, 2014.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:00 AM
ICAO Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium
Focused around the theme of "Building Cooperation for the Future of Civil Aviation: Innovation, Growth and Technical Co-operation," ICAO's first-ever Global Aviation Cooperation Sympo...
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 8:00 AM
MRTD Symposium 2014
ICAO will hold the Tenth Symposium and Exhibition on Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs), Biometrics and Border Security from 7 to 9 October 2014. This global annual event will address ICAO M...
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August 25, 2014
September Presidents Page
by Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S.
August 25, 2014
Is Anybody Out There?
By Pam Day, Managing Editor
July 25, 2014
AsPS 2014 Award Winners
The Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS) is proud to announce the 2014 winners of the Society’s annual awards for excellence in operational aerospace physiology, aerospace physiology research,...
July 24, 2014
The Council Meeting was held on Sunday, May 11, 2014, from 9 AM to 5 PM while the joint session of Council was held on Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 7-8 AM. The following are a precis of some of the...
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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 central and fundamental concept in human factors is the System. To borrow from Sanders and McCormick, "A system is an entity that exists to carry out some purpose". Typically a system is comprised of a number of components, each of which serves a function. In describing systems, which of the following statements would NOT be correct?
a. The reliability of a system can be expressed as the probability of successful performance.
b. If components of a system are arranged in series, the system would be more reliable than if the components are arranged in parallel.
c. The maximum possible reliability of a system where the components are arranged in series would be the reliability of the least reliable component.
d. In a system where components are arranged in parallel, one or more components are in some way performing the same function.
e. Adding components in parallel to a system increases the reliability of that system.
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