• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.

Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00 AM

66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2015)

The IAC is the one place and time of the year when all space actors come together. Global, multidisciplinary and covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space informati... Read More

Monday, October 26, 2015 8:00 AM

2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Read More

Monday, November 02, 2015 8:00 AM

International Air Safety Summit

The International Air Safety Summit (IASS) is held annually and provides a forum for examining safety matters of special concern to the international aviation community. 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 25, 2015

Mayo Clinic Named a Yellow Ribbon Company

In mid-June, Mayo Clinic was named a Yellow Ribbon Company — the first health organization in Minnesota to receive this recognition.

June 25, 2015

ETC Wins ADMS Contract

Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC’s) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has been awarded a contract to deliver an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS™)...

June 25, 2015

NIOSH Offers Musicians Guidance for Hearing Protection

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published new guidance to help musicians and those who work in the music industry protect their hearing.

June 25, 2015

Baxter Releases Sustainability Report

Baxter International Inc. recently issued its 16th annual Sustainability Report detailing the company’s progress creating social, environmental, and economic value by addressing the needs of ...

June 25, 2015

ALPA Continues to Work on Increasing Laser Awareness

For years, ALPA has been on the front lines to increase public awareness of the serious safety hazard posed by laser attacks on aircraft cockpits.

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Benefits of Membership

  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Monthly Professional Journal
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Mentorship Program

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2nd Annual EAA AirVenture Mohler Aerospace Medicine Lecture Series

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Community Health, Division of Aerospace Medicine, in conjunction with the 2015 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Airshow, offers the 2nd...

GMU Offers Pandemics Course

George Mason University (GMU) is offering a Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and International Security Course from July 22-24, 2015, at GMU's Arlington Campus from 9 AM to 5 PM. This non-credit course...

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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

Which statement concerning vibration is true?

a. Ejection seat systems which are aerodynamically designed to seek their stable point may subject the rider to oscillations of from 3-10 Hz but their relatively small oscillatory magnitude will cause little harm.
b. Flight designed to follow the terrain contours often produces vibrations in the range between 3-10 Hz which is significant in causing motion sickness.
c. Flight at low altitude and high speed will produce motion sickness due to the greater exposure of these flights to adverse weather and gust effects of 0.01-0.1 Hz.
d. Helicopter vibrations consisting of 3-112 Hz from main rotor blades and 20-25 Hz from the tail rotor blade can cause problems in the areas of vision, speech and performance decrement.

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