• 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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  • Advance Registration is Now Open!

    Advance registrations for AsMA's 91st Annual Scientific Meeting is now OPEN. Advance registration runs from February 1, 2020 through October 9, 2020.


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  • POSTPONED - 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2020

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 23-25 September 2021


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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.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 7:00 PM

2020 National Aviation Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony & Dinner

The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) Class of 2020, who will be inducted at the 58th Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony on September 26, 2020 in Dayt... Read More

Sunday, October 11, 2020 9:00 AM

91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

Aerospace medicine is truly multi-disciplinary and international. Our presentations come from diverse experts who will enhance the world’s knowledge and understanding of the current challenge... 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

Thursday, September 23, 2021 7:30 AM

1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine

ICAM 2020 will be the first International forum to bring together the entire civilian and military specialists involved in Aerospace Medicine, Airlines medical doctors, Repatriation, and Occupation... 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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June 26, 2020

July President's Page

Focus on the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute
Charles DeJohn , D.O., M.P.H.

June 25, 2020

AsMA Constituent Organization Presidents

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our constituent organizations have opted not to change leadership this year. Others transitioned to new leadership in May, as usual, and a few will wait u...

June 25, 2020

Hosegood Continues as IAMA President

Ian Hosegood, M.B.B.S., FRACGP, FRACMA, FACAsM, D.Av.Med., PGDipOEM, will continue as President of the International Airline Medical Association (formerly the Airlines Medical D...

June 25, 2020

Flarity Continues as ANAHPS President

Kathleen Flarity DNP, Ph.D., CEN, CFRN, FAEN, continues as President of the Aerospace Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Society (ANAHPS).

June 25, 2020

Fondy is Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeons President

COL Susan Fondy, MC, USA, is president of the newly reorganized Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeons, which merged with the Army Aviation Medical Association this year and became&nbs...

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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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Announcements

2020 AsMA Slate of Officers Approved

Based upon AsMA member voting, the 2020 AsMA Slate of Officers is approved. 

The following newly elected officers will assume their AsMA offices on Friday, May ...
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COVID-19 Update for Journal Shipping

Attention European Members and Subscribers!

   Our printing and mailing facility was faced with some difficult decisions concerning distribution of our jou...
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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

The cause of birth defects in children usual is usually unknown. However, prenatal counseling and control of various medical conditions results in considerable reduction in birth defects in selected individuals. All EXCEPT which of the following maternal conditions can be treated prenatally to reduce birth defect rates?

a. Phenylketonuria
b. Diabetes Mellitus
c. Hypothyroidism
d. Folic acid deficiency
e. Hypertension

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