• Call for Papers

    The Aerospace Medical Association’s 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Orlando, FL. This year’s theme is “Making a Difference in Aerospace Medicine.”  Abstracts must be submitted via the electronic submission system on the AsMA website.  Abstract electronic submission website is now open. 

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  • 60th Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Lt Gen (Dr.) Thomas Travis, US Air Force Surgeon General, provided the 60th Louis H. Bauer Lecture as part of the Opening Ceremonies of the 85th Annual Scientific Meeting.  His lecture was titled "From Health to Human Performance: The Future of Aerospace Medicine"

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  • 1st Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    Dr. John B. West, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Physiology, University of California San Diego School of Medicine presented the inaugural Eugen G. Reinartz Memorial Lecture titled "Human Physiology in Three Challenging Environments"

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  • 49th Armstrong Lecture

    Professor Michael Bagshaw, MB, BCh, MRCS, FFOM, DAvMed, DFFP, FRAeS, Visiting Professor of Aviation Medicine, King's College London and Cranfield University, presented the 49th Harry G. Armstrong Lecture titled "The Cabin Environment and Aircrew Performance"

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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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  • 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 aviation, space, and environmental medicine.

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.

Friday, September 05, 2014 8:00 AM

European Conference of Aerospace Medicine

This conference aims to facilitate the health promotion aspects of all flight related activities and promote the change to a new model of medical and psychological support for all those who partici... Read More

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 AM

Aeromedical Retrieval - Working Together.

Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine, Aeromedical Services Australia & Flight Nurses Australia 2014 Joint Conference Read More

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 4:00 PM

12th International Bone Fluid Flow Workshop

The 12th International Bone Fluid Flow (IBFF) Workshop will be held September 10-11, 2014. Read More

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:00 AM

ICAO Global Aviation Cooperation Symposium

Focused around the theme of "Building Cooperation for the Future of Civil Aviation: Innovation, Growth and Technical Co-operation," ICAO's first-ever Global Aviation Cooperation Sympo... Read More

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 8:00 AM

MRTD Symposium 2014

ICAO will hold the Tenth Symposium and Exhibition on Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs), Biometrics and Border Security from 7 to 9 October 2014. This global annual event will address ICAO M... 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 25, 2014

Mayo Clinic Stroke Center First to Receive National Certification

Mayo Clinic’s stroke center in Jacksonville is the first center in Florida to receive national Comprehensive Stroke Center certification, joining an elite group of centers throughout the Unit...

August 25, 2014

ETC Contracted for Altitude Simulation Chambers

Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) recently announced the award of two separate contracts for the upgrade of two altitude simulation chambers originally provided by ETC to the Federal Aviati...

August 25, 2014

SAA Decision on West African Flight Consistent with WHO

South African Airways’ (SAA) decision to continue operating in West Africa is consistent with the position adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Air Transport A...

August 25, 2014

United Awards Scholarships

United Airlines is helping reduce the costs of a college education for hundreds of deserving students this fall.

August 25, 2014

Wyle Prime Contractor for NASA FILMSS Contract

Wyle has been named the prime contractor on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS) contract awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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  • Annual Scientific Meeting
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Abstract submission site now open!

The abstract submission site is now open. This is a different site from last year, so you will need to create an account. ...

Red Bull Stratos Mission Documentary Available Through Netflix

   The Red Bull Stratos Project took Felix Baumgartner to over 128,000 ft in a stratospheric balloon, from which he jumped, successfully freefalling and then parachuting to earth, in Octo...

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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

Limited resources demand the assessment of the prevention effectiveness of health interventions such as screening programs. Cost-effectiveness analysis is one method of assessing prevention effectiveness. Which of the following best describes cost-effectiveness analysis?

a. A type of economic analysis in which all costs and benefits are converted into dollar values and the results are expressed as the net present value of the dollars of benefit per dollars expended.
b. An economic analysis in which all costs are related to a single, common effect. Results are usually stated as additional cost expended per additional health outcome achieved.
c. An explicit, quantitative, systematic approach to decision making under terms of uncertainty.
d. An iterative consensus process used to determine the "best estimate" of professionals in the field.
e. A method of measuring the value an individual places on reducing risk of death or illness by estimating the maximum dollar amount an individual would pay in a given risk-reducing situation.

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