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AsMA Announces Allied Membership

October 25, 2019

AsMA Announces Allied Membership

In November’s President’s Page [Aerosp Med Hum Perform. 2019; 90(11):915–916], Dr. Ortega announced a new membership initiative: Allied Membership.

   AsMA’s membership is internationally diverse, but for aerospace medicine practitioners in some emerging nations, participation in AsMA is not within reach. The goal is to encourage participation in AsMA’s annual meeting for networking and improving aeromedical knowledge. Our Global Liaison Outreach Committee (GLOC) developed the initiative and the AsMA Council authorized a 2-year pilot program to test the viability of this new “allied” membership. It is open to individuals from countries with emerging economies (please see Table I below) and provides a reduced annual membership fee, as well as reduced meeting registration fee. These members will be full members of AsMA and, like the student membership, will include access to the electronic journal. The GLOC will do outreach to and monitor the membership from these nations to gauge the participation from our colleagues and impacts on AsMA. The committee is due to report the results of this pilot program to the Council in May 2021, during the Annual Meeting in Reno, NV. We are very excited for this initiative and look forward to growing the vital network of aviation and space medicine practitioners. The new Membership Application is available in the front of this month’s journal with the list of eligible countries, based on the most recent United Nations report.