• Aviation-Related COVID-19 Information

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forms Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Avaition (CAPSCA) to coordinate aviation-related response to COVID-19.


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  • POSTPONED - 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2022

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 22-24 September 2022


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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 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 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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  • 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 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.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 5:00 PM

ACOEM Virtual Career Fair

Join the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Virtual Career Fair October 6, 2021 from 5-8pm Eastern Time Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:30 AM

1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine

ICAM 2022 will be the first International forum to bring together civilian and military specialists involved in Aerospace Medicine, airline medical operations, repatriation, and Occupational Health... 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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August 30, 2021

Mayo Clinic Warns Against Early COVID Booster

Amid reports of waning COVID-19 immunity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to officially approve a third dose of messengerRNA vaccines for the general public. However, Mayo Clinic...

August 30, 2021

ALPA Requests FAA Issue Secondary Barrier Rule

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest nongovernmental aviation safety organization, is once again imploring transportation officials to carry out the will o...

August 30, 2021

NIOSH & OSHA To Revise Handbook for Small Businesses

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) collaborated with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to revise a handbook on...

August 30, 2021

KBR-SYSTRA Joint Venture to Deliver Certification Services

KBR recently announced that Sydney Metro has awarded the SYSTRA-KBR Joint Venture the Independent Certification Services contract for the Sydney Metro West project.

August 30, 2021

September 2021 Corporate News Bites

These are shorters stories about some of AsMA's Corporate Members.

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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

2022 AsMA Meeting Call for Papers

Submit an abstract for the 2022 Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Annual Scientific Meeting.
The 92nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association ...
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AMSRO Has New Membership Option

AMSRO would like to introduce a new Associate Membership option! The Associate Membership is for those who are past their students and resident days, but would like to stay in the loop on AMSRO act...
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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

What is a sanitary airport?

a. An airport provided with public rest rooms and pure drinking water.
b. An international airport designated as sanitary by the World Health Organization (WHO).
c. An airport to which the local health authorities can direct foreign aircraft, arriving from areas of the world where vector-borne infectious diseases are known to exist, so that appropriate public health measures can be implemented (isolation of passengers, disinsecting of aircraft, etc.).
d. An airport of entry and departure for international traffic, designated as sanitary by the local health administration, where the formalities for public health, animal and plant quarantine and similar procedures are carried out; which is provided with pure drinking water and wholesome food; which is provided with an effective system for disposal of excrement, refuse, waste water, etc., and which has at its disposal an organized medical service, facilities for isolation and care of infected persons, facilities for efficient disinfection and disinsecting, access to a bacteriological laboratory, and facilities for vaccination against yellow fever.
e. An airport free of Aedes aegypti and the mosquito-vectors of malaria and where active anti-mosquito measures are maintained within a distance of at least 400 meters around the perimeter.

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