85th Annual Scientific Meeting
The 85th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 11 - 15, 2014 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, San Diego, CA.
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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 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.
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.
Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation
Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.
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 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 25% 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, May 07, 2014 8:00 AM
ICAO 2nd Air Transport Symposium
Government officials, civil aviation authorities, airlines and airports executives, air navigation service providers and organizations directly involved in supporting the aviation business such as ...
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 8:00 AM
ICAO Loss of Control In-flight (LOCI) Symposium
Although Loss of Control In-flight (LOCI) accidents are rare, they have accounted for one third of all fatalities in scheduled commercial aviation over the last ten years, more than any other categ...
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:00 AM
XXVII National congress of Italian Association of Aerospace Medicine
The national AIMAS meeting is designed for flight surgeons, Aviation Medical Examiners (AME), flight nurses, and human factor experts working in aerospace medicine.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:00 AM
"Sharing, Improving, Innovating" is the AirMed 2014 motto.
Friday, July 25, 2014 8:00 AM
Southern African Aerospace Medical Association Bieenial Conference
SAAsMA Bieenial Conference: Past, Present and Future. The conference will be CPD accredited for 24 points, and is fully recognised by CAA as substitute for the required refresher course...
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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April 22, 2014
CSA Luncheon Speaker Announced
The Honorable Robert L. Sumwalt, III, will be the luncheon speaker for the Corporate and Sustaining Affliate of AsMA.
March 27, 2014
Baxter to Create 2 Separate Global Healthcare Companies
Baxter International, Inc., recently announced plans to create two separate, independent global healthcare companies—one focused on developing and marketing innovative biopharmaceuticals and ...
March 25, 2014
Mayo Clinic Screening Tool Shows Unprecedented Screening Rates
Mayo Clinic recently announced the results of a clinical trial of Cologuard, a noninvasive sDNA test for the early detection of colorectal precancer and cancer co-developed by Mayo Clinic...
March 25, 2014
HeartSine Employee Appointed to RQA Committee
HeartSine’s Good Laboratory Practice/Good Clinical Practice Specialist has been appointed to the medical devices committee of the Research Quality Association (RQA).
March 25, 2014
ETC Awarded UAE Air Force Contract
One of Environmental Tectonics Corporation's (ETC's) divisions, Aircrew Training Systems, recently announced the signing of a contract with the United Arab Emirates Air Force (UAEAF) for th...
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Question of the Day
In aircrew who suffer a spontaneous pneumothorax:
a. the treatment of choice is pleurectomy.
b. the treatment of choice is chemical pleurodesis.
c. the recurrence rate is 30% after a first pneumothorax.
d. the condition may manifest only when airborne.
e. a, c and d are correct.
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