85th Annual Scientific Meeting
The 85th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 11 - 15, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, CA.
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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 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.
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.
Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.
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 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 25% 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.
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 8:00 AM
ICAO 2nd Air Transport Symposium
Government officials, civil aviation authorities, airlines and airports executives, air navigation service providers and organizations directly involved in supporting the aviation business such as ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:00 AM
ICAO Loss of Control In-flight (LOCI) Symposium
Although Loss of Control In-flight (LOCI) accidents are rare, they have accounted for one third of all fatalities in scheduled commercial aviation over the last ten years, more than any other categ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 AM
XXVII National congress of Italian Association of Aerospace Medicine
The national AIMAS meeting is designed for flight surgeons, Aviation Medical Examiners (AME), flight nurses, and human factor experts working in aerospace medicine.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:00 AM
"Sharing, Improving, Innovating" is the AirMed 2014 motto.
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 AM
Southern African Aerospace Medical Association Bieenial Conference
SAAsMA Bieenial Conference: Past, Present and Future. The conference will be CPD accredited for 24 points, and is fully recognised by CAA as substitute for the required refresher course...
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 17, 2014
Dervay Quoted in Newspaper Article
Dr. Joseph Dervay, a long-time member and Fellow of AsMA, was recently quoted in an article in the Waco Herald-Tribune.
April 17, 2014
Spanish Air Force Opens New Aeromedical Center
On the 3rd of March 2014, the new Spanish Air Force Aeromedical Center started operations in the new facility located in Torrejón AB, just 20 Km east from ...
March 31, 2014
In Memoriam - George Raymond Anderson
By George Kenneth Anderson, M.D., M.P.H., Maj. Gen., USAF, MC (Retired)
March 25, 2014
April 2014 Presidents Page
With some fresh seeds in the ground at home and new ideas in the mill for our Association, I hope for growth of all into something useful. Some of my seedlings may get transplanted and some of the ...
March 25, 2014
Hastings Highlighted in FAA Bulletin
John Hastings, M.D., a Past President and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), was recently featured in a recent issue of the Federal Air Surgeon's Medical Bulletin as a speaker ...
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Question of the Day
You are seeing a 41 y/o Black loadmaster for his periodic short physical examination. He tells you that his father (70 y/o) recently died of cancer of the prostate and his older brother is undergoing an evaluation for prostate disease. He denies any voiding difficulties. His rectal exam reveals a small, normal prostate without any nodules. His PSA is returned with a value of 3.8 mg/ml. Your next step is:
a. repeat the same evaluation at his next annual physical examination.
b. disregard the PSA results because the digital rectal exam was normal and he is young.
c. refer him to your local urologist as an urgent consultation for probable prostatic cancer.
d. Repeat PSA at 3 and 6 months. If PSA is increasing, refer to urologist.
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