• Early Bird Registration is Now Open!

    Early Bird registrations for AsMA's 91st Annual Scientific Meeting is now OPEN. Early Bird registration runs from January 1, 2020 through January 31, 2020.


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  • 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2020

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 24-26 September 2020


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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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  • 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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  • 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 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, March 14, 2020 7:05 AM

2020 Trauma Anesthesia & Resuscitation Conference

This activity will provide participants with the latest advances in trauma care for patients in a variety of situations including the battlefield, mass casualty events... Read More

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 8:00 AM

FAA - Arvind Chaturvedi Colloquium on Postmortem Forensic Toxicology in Aviation

This event will cover a broad spectrum of topics in forensic toxicology, including a keynote presentation by Dr. Marilyn Huestis, world renowned scientist known for her years of research in drug me... Read More

Sunday, May 17, 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

Thursday, September 24, 2020 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

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

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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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January 23, 2020

In Memoriam - Robert Kennedy

AsMA Headquarters staff were saddened to hear that Robert S. Kennedy, Ph.D., died in December.

January 22, 2020

Proposed Amendment to AsMA Bylaws


In accordance with Article XVI (Amendments) of the Bylaws of the Aerospace Medical Association, the following proposed amendment to the Bylaws is made available for AsMA member review.

January 02, 2020

Tredici Interviewed for Article

Thomas J. Tredici, M.D., Col., USAF(Ret.), Fellow and long-time member of AsMA, was interviewed for an article about his life and work with the U.S. Air Force.

December 20, 2019

January 2020 President's Page

Challenge: Reach for the Stars
Hernando J. “Joe” Ortega, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

December 19, 2019

AsMA Members Present at AMA

Below, from left to right, Dr. Hernando “Joe” Ortega, Dr. Daniel Shoor, and Dr. Paulo Alves presented a Continuing Medical Education lecture during the American Medical&n...

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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

Proposed Amendment to AsMA Bylaws

In accordance with Article XVI (Amendments) of the Bylaws of the Aerospace Medical Association, a proposed amendment to the AsMA Bylaws is now available for member review.  The amendment ...
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ABPM Announces Requirements for Transition from MOC to CCP

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) today announced the requirements for its Diplomates to maintain ABPM Certification during the transitional period from the current Maintenance of Ce...
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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

A very commonly used maneuver to stop hyperventilation is prolonged breath holding in maximum inspiration. Aviators should be educated to:

a. avoid the maneuver because it can lead to syncope.
b. instruct this maneuver to aircraft passengers who hyperventilate.
c. avoid the maneuver because hypoxia may result.
d. demonstrate the maneuver at the time of physical examination to ensure proper performance.

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