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.
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The Aerospace Medical Association’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, FL. Dolphin Hotel room reservations can be made now.
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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 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.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 12:00 AM
ICAO/UNOOSA Aerospace Symposium
Monday, March 23, 2015 12:00 AM
ICAO Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Symposium
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
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February 25, 2015
March Presidents Page
Philip J. Scarpa , Jr ., M.D., M.S.
February 13, 2015
Vermeiren Attends European CMO Meeting
One of AsMA's Vice Presidents recently attended a meeting in Italy for European Chief Medical Officers.
February 09, 2015
FSF Call for Nominations
FSF Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award (BAMA)
February 09, 2015
AsPS Smith Ames Lecture
The Aerospace Physiology Society is proud to announce our Smith W. Ames Lecture guest speaker for our 50th anniversary meeting: Dr. William Albery, Ph.D. Bill will provide a talk on the career of o...
February 09, 2015
In Memoriam - William Augerson
AsMA recently learned that William S. Augerson, M.D., an Emeritus Member and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, died in early January.
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Question of the Day
An attempt was made to measure the effects of ethyl alcohol on vision. This was done by placing electrodes in thalamic visual areas of pigeon brains. The study revealed:
a. it is impossible to measure individual cell function in a pigeon's thalamus.
b. alcohol above 0.4 mg/kg killed the pigeons.
c. alcohol levels of 0.05 mg/kg had no effect on the pigeons.
d. small doses of alcohol exert differential effects on discrete portions of the brain which affect vision.
e. doses of alcohol above 0.4 mg/kg were required to completely block spontaneous activity.be/
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