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91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

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Sunday, May 17, 2020 9:00 AM - Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:00 PM

91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

Location:Hyatt Regency Hotel, 265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Aerospace medicine is truly multi-disciplinary and international. Our presentations come from diverse experts who will enhance the world’s knowledge and understanding of the current challenges in Aerospace Medicine and demonstrate an impact on improving the health, safety, and human performance of those involved in aviation, space, and extreme environments. Our annual scientific meeting presents an opportunity to learn about the work of our colleagues from around the world, to share the knowledge and wisdom which we gain in our day-to-day work and practice, and is a great way to expand the overall community of aerospace medicine.

The theme for the AsMA 91st Annual Scientific Meeting is “Optimizing Human Performance via Selection & Training.” Aerospace Medicine rests on a foundation of traditional clinical medicine but goes well beyond. Selection standards are largely based on threats and risks to operational tasks at hand. Training for operators and controllers on physiologic limitations and countermeasures has been a mainstay of optimizing performance. Protective equipment (technology) and Rules of Engagement (policy) add extra rigor in further enhancing human performance. But selection and training are “before the bang,” that is, prior to the actual need for maximum performance. This year, we seek unique or novel combinations of medicine, engineering, physiology, psychology, nursing and social sciences that better select and train individuals for maximum performance, both within the aerospace world and from other “operations” that have high performance demands. Individuals and groups outside of aerospace medicine may offer successful solutions, approaches or perspectives that could be leveraged by aviation or space operations for optimizing performance. You may learn a novel way to optimize your specific operations. Join us in Atlanta.

Based upon responses to a survey provided at the end of the 90th Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, the top 6 categories our members indicated a need for more information in were: 1) Human Performance/ Human Factors; 2) Aerospace Medicine; 3) Travel Medicine; 4) Space Medicine; 5) Operational Medicine; and 6) Accident Investigation. The 91st Annual Scientific Meeting program will be focused on these six major categories. Sessions will cover the latest findings in the fields of aviation and space medicine, human performance, and related fields such as aerospace nursing, aerospace physiology, and human systems integration.

Abstracts are centered on the meeting objectives, which are aligned with the theme. The participant will:
• Learn about evolving trends and best practices in aerospace medicine;
• Apply principles of evidence-based medicine, operational risk management, and aeromedical decision-making in aircrew selection and clinical aerospace medicine practice;
• Analyze mechanical, human performance, and systems integration factors in aviation mishaps and safety programs;
• Identify mechanical, biological, social, cognitive, environmental stress, and systems factors that impact on optimal human performance and decision making in the full spectrum of aerospace operations;
• Apply ethical principles to aerospace medicine decision-making and foster competency in professionalism and systems-based practice in the application of aerospace medicine skills, teamwork, and interoperability in a multi-disciplinary professional environment.

Learn more about the AsMA 91st Annual Scientific Meeting here.