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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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.
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 aerospace medicine and human performance.
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.
Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:00 AM
The 2015 American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2015)
Sunday, May 10, 2015 12:00 AM
AsMA 86th Annual Scientific Meeting
The 86th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association will be conducted at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida on May 10-14, 2015.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:00 AM
60th annual Business Aviation Safety Summit (BASS) 2015
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XXVIII National Congress of AIMAS
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March 25, 2015
Monash University Newest Corporate Member
Monash University, located in Melbourne, Australia, is the Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA’s) most recent Corporate & Sustaining Member.
March 25, 2015
Air Canada to Carry Top Canadian Hockey Teams
Air Canada announced recently that it is the airline of choice for Canada’s major professional hockey teams.
March 25, 2015
AOPA Presents Hartranft Award
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President Mark Baker presented the 2014 Joseph B. Hartranft Award to Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), a member of the House General Aviation Caucus and chair...
March 25, 2015
ETC Delivers Fire Scenarios to the Netherlands
Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC’s) Simulation Division, located in Orlando, FL, has delivered new wildland fire simulation scenarios to the Netherlands Institute for Safety (...
March 25, 2015
Baxter Announces Positive Results for BAX 817
Baxter International Inc. recently announced positive results from its Phase III clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of BAX 817, an investigational recombinant factor VIIa (rFVIIa) tr...
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AsMA President, Philip J. Scarpa, Jr., MD, MS, reponds to Pilot Mental Health Issues.
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Question of the Day
In handling the air evacuation of patients with orthopedic problems, which of the following actions is NOT necessary prior to evacuating the patient?
a. Hanging weight traction must be removed and replace with constant tension (Collins) spring traction.
b. Recently applied casts should be bivalved and taped in place.
c. Casts should be removed and replaced with firmly inflated air splints to prevent the vibration of the aircraft from causing abrasions and chafing and to aid in emergency evacuation of the aircraft, if necessary.
d. Patients with mandibular immobilization must have provision for rapidly removing the fixation, either with a "ripcord" device or with wire cutters at the bedside.
e. Patients soon after vascular repair should have their casts windowed over the site of the repair.
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