• CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 CONDITIONS!

    The 2020 AsMA Annual Scientific Meeting is CANCELLED due to COVID-19 conditions in Atlanta, Georgia and travel restrictions.


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  • Aviation-Related COVID-19 Information

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forms Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Avaition (CAPSCA) to coordinate aviation-related response to COVID-19.


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  • POSTPONED - 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2020

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 23-25 September 2021


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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.

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, May 2, 2021 12:00 AM

105th American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2021)

The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environme... Read More

Thursday, September 23, 2021 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

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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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July 30, 2020

August Corporate News Bites

These are shorter pieces about some of AsMA's Corporate Members.

July 30, 2020

Mayo Clinic Finds Phages May Treat Prosthetic Joint Infections

Bacteriophages, or phages, may play a significant role in treating complex bacterial infections in prosthetic joints, according to new Mayo Clinic research.

July 30, 2020

KBR Awarded Contract for Plinke Technology

KBR has been awarded a contract for its proprietary Plinke Adiabatic Nitrobenzene solutions by Kutch Specialities Pvt Ltd, India.

July 29, 2020

NIOSH Presents Science & Service Awards

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has awarded several NIOSH researchers and partners for their significant contributions to the field of occupational ...

July 29, 2020

AOPA Wins Publishing Awards

The EXCEL Awards recognize excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing, and communications.

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Benefits of Membership

  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Monthly Professional Journal
  • Continuing Professional Education


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Atlanta Meeting CANCELLED!

The Aerospace Medical Association leadership has been closely monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 pandemic situation. Recent developments, including increased corporate and national  travel ...
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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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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

Which of the following is the most important environmental risk factor for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?

a. Alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency
b. Airway hyperresponsiveness
c. Smoking
d. Occupational exposures
e. Ambient air pollution

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