• 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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  • Dolphin Hotel Reservation Link Now Available

    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.


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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, March 06, 2015 8:30 AM

AsMA Executive Committee Winter Meeting

Winter meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association Executive Committee. Read More

Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:00 AM

AOHC 2015

The 2015 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2015) Read More

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:00 AM

BASS 2015

60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2015 Read More

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:00 AM

XXVIII National Congress of AIMAS

The Associazione Italiana de Medicina Aeronautica e Spaziale (Italian Association of Aeronautical and Space Medicine) national meeting is designed for flight surgeons, AMEs, flight nurses, and huma... 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 15, 2015

ETC Division Awarded USAF Contract

Aircrew Training Systems (ATS), a division of Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC),recently announced that it signed a contract with the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) to prov...

December 29, 2014

ETC Contracts with USAF for Simulation Training System

Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC's) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has been awarded a contract by the United States Air Force (USAF) Civil Engineering Center (AFCE...

December 29, 2014

Mayo Study Finds Scopes Accurately Assess Polyps

According to a large study conducted by physician researchers at the Jacksonville campus of Mayo Clinic, it may not be necessary for experienced gastroenterologists to send polyps they remove from ...

December 29, 2014

Oregon Aero Recognized by USAF

Oregon Aero, Inc., employees received a U.S. Air Force (USAF) Director’s Award in November for the company’s contributions to the F-22 Life Support System Task Force, a program which re...

December 29, 2014

SAA Partners with Nal'ibali to Promote Reading

During the school holidays, South African Airways (SAA) partnered with the Nal’ibali national reading-for-enjoyment campaign to help children soar to great heights through storytelling and re...

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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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Macias Wins 2014 Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2014 scholarship.  Brandon Richard Macias, Ph.D. won the scholarship for his presenta...

Aeromedical Lessons Learned from Columbia Shuttle Mishap

Reflecting current efforts and understanding, Loss of Signal aims to present the s...

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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

You are involved in the investigation of a general aviation, light airplane crash. Your findings reveal that the crash forces were minimal, and certainly survivable, and yet the pilot received a fatal injury due to head trauma. You conclude that a shoulder restraint would have prevented this injury and recommend that all light aircraft built from this day on should be equipped with shoulder harnesses. How many years would it be before all aircraft would have shoulder restraints (what is the serviceable average life of general aviation aircraft already in the fleet)?

a. 5 years
b. 10 years
c. 15 years
d. 20 years

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