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    Advance registrations for AsMA's 91st Annual Scientific Meeting is now OPEN. Advance registration runs from February 1, 2020 through October 9, 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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  • 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 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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  • 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.

Friday, July 31, 2020 8:00 AM

SCAR2020

The Australian Antarctic Division, the State Government of Tasmania, and the Australian Academy of Science welcomes SCAR and COMNAP participants and Delegates to SCAR COMNAP 2020. 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

Sunday, October 11, 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

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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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March 25, 2020

AsMA Welcomes New Corporate Member

The Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) has welcomed another Corporate Member: Callington Haven.

March 25, 2020

ALPA Applauds Cargo Flight Deck Doors Legislation

The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), applauded Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Rep. Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) for introducing legislation (H.R. 6190) tha...

March 25, 2020

NIOSH Announces AI Programmer Competition Results

Results from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) crowdsourcing competition for AI programmers are in, exploring ways to automatically read injury record...

March 25, 2020

Environics Named Family Owned Business of the Year

Environics has been named the 2020 recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year according to an announcement made by John ...

March 25, 2020

KBR Signs MOA with INCOSE

KBR has signed a new memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), the world’s largest organization dedicated to the advancement...

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  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
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COVID-19 Update for Journal Shipping

Attention European Members and Subscribers!

   Our printing and mailing facility was faced with some difficult decisions concerning distribution of our jou...
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Atlanta Meeting Postponed Until October

The Aerospace Medical Association leadership has been closely monitoring the rapidly changing COVID-19 pandemic situation. Recent developments, including increased ...
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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

The most significant indicator of water pollution is:

a. cyanides.
b. nutrients.
c. dissolved oxygen (DO).
d. chlorinated solvents.

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