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.
Call for Papers
CDC Ebola Guidance for Airlines
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their "Interim Guidance about Ebola Virus Infection for Airline Flight Crews, Cleaning Personnel, and Cargo Personnel."
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IATA Ebola Guidance for Airlines
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has publishes guidelines for "Air Transport and Communicable Disease." These guidelines now include information specific to the Ebola virus.
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CDC Video: Ebola-What Airline Crew and Staff Need to Know
The CDC posted a 15-minute webinar on You Tube titled "Ebola: What Airline Crew and Staff Need to Know" that provides important information for Airline Crew and Staff.
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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.
Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, October 27, 2014 8:00 AM
HFES International Annual Meeting
The Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES) invites you to attend the 2014 Annual Meeting.
Monday, October 27, 2014 5:30 PM
Royal Aeronautical Society Lecture
This presentation will explore the medical services provided to European astronauts and examine the challenges that come out of this, the training of astronauts and the medical health care provider...
Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:00 AM
Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
The Congress on Controversies in Thrombosis and Hemostasis (CiTH) will be held October 30-November 1, 2014.
Monday, November 03, 2014 8:00 AM
52nd Annual SAFE Symposium
Composed of Government, Military, Industrial, and Academic interests, SAFE represents aviation, space, land, and marine safety disciplines for the protection of users worldwide.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 8:00 AM
The International Air Safety Summit is the Flight Safety Foundation's premier safety event each year. This will be the 67th annual IASS.
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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October 24, 2014
AOPA Working to End Border Crossing Frustrations
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is bringing together U.S. and Canadian officials in an effort to make crossing the border a simpler, less cumbersome, and more manageable experienc...
October 24, 2014
United to Add Wi-Fi to Regional Jets
United Airlines recently announced plans to outfit more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets with wi-fi and personal device entertainment, with the first wi-fi-enabled flights expected l...
October 24, 2014
November Corporate News Bites
Below are shorter articles about some of our Corporate & Sustaining Members. Corporate Members can contribute news to the
October 23, 2014
ETC Announces Retirement of William F. Mitchell, Sr.
Environmental Tectonics Corporation (ETC) recently announced that William F. Mitchell, Sr., has retired and has resigned from the Board of Directors of the company.
October 23, 2014
SAA Warns of Fraudulent Recruitment Sites
South African Airways (SAA) has advised the South African public that it has taken note of unofficial websites that purport to be SAA official websites.
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Starting in January 2015, Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine will become Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance.
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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