86th Annual Scientific Meeting
The 86th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 10 - 14, 2015 at the Walt Disney Dolphin Hotel, Lake Buena Vista, FL.
Registration is Now Open!
Dolphin Hotel Reservations Closed
The entire room block at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is sold. We have arranged an overflow block of rooms at the Disney Caribbean Beach Resort at the same room rate. Call 407-938-4868 to reserve a room. Be sure to ask for a reservation in the Aerospace Medical Association Overflow Block.
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 aerospace medicine and human performance.
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.
Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:00 AM
The 2015 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2015)
Sunday, May 10, 2015 12:00 AM
AsMA 86th Annual Scientific Meeting
The 86th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association will be conducted at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida on May 10-14, 2015.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:00 AM
60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015 12:00 AM
Flying Physicians 61st Association Annual Meeting
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:00 AM
XXVIII National Congress of AIMAS
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April 27, 2015
May 2015 Presidents Page
Reflections on a Year of Making a Difference in Aerospace Medicine
Philip J. Scarpa , Jr. , M.D., M.S.
April 17, 2015
Naylor Designs Receives Check for Journal Redesign
The journal was redesigned last year and relaunched this past January.
March 25, 2015
April 2015 Presidents Page
Two Stories of Making a Difference in Aerospace Medicine with AsMA
Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., M.D., M.S.
March 25, 2015
AsMA Slate of Officers Announced
At the direction of the AsMA President, Dr. Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., the 2015 AsMA Slate of Officers is being made available to AsMA members to review in advance of the AsMA Annual Business Meeting.
March 25, 2015
AMSRO Scholarship Winner Announced
Andrew Winnard, M.Sc, B.Sc, B.Sc, MCSP, received the 2015 AMSRO Scholarship.
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Continuing Professional Education
Section 2 of the draft legislation titled Pilot's Bill of Rights 2 (H.R. 1062 and S. 571) makes significant changes to the medical certification requirements for a large portion of the US Priva...
AsMA President, Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., MD, MS, reponds to Pilot Mental Health Issues.
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
When a pilot performs a -Gz maneuver immediately followed by a +Gz maneuver, the G level to cause unconsciousness during the +Gz maneuver is:
a. increased due to cardiovascular compensation mechanisms.
b. decreased due to cardiovascular compensation mechanisms.
c. unaffected due to cardiovascular compensation mechanisms.
d. independent of the eye-to-heart hydrostatic column height.
e. none of the above
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