• 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 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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  • 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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  • 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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM

6th European Congress on Aerospace Medicine

Theme: Trust & Care in Aviation Safety: The Scientific Program Committee is actively creating an attractive program addressing the newest aeromedical and ... Read More

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:00 AM

Aviation Health Conference

The highly successful Aviation Health Conference, held annually in London UK, is now being hosted in partnership with the Airlines Medical Directors Association (AMDA). Read More

Monday, October 15, 2018 8:30 AM

Global Nursing and HealthCare Conference

Global Nursing and HealthCare Conference| USA Conferences| Nursing Conferences Conference Series takes immense pleasure & feels honoured in inviting the contributors across the Globe for 46th G... Read More

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00 AM

1st International Congress on Current Issues of Aviation Medicine

In 2018 the Aviation Medicine Doctors Association (ABAM) is hosting the First Congress of Aviation Medicine with participation of European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM). The purpose of ... Read More

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:00 AM

9th International Conference on Epidemiology & Public Health

All are invited to attend the “9th International Conference on Epidemiology and Public Health” which will be held October 17-18, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, USA 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 16, 2018

In Memoriam - James Brinkley

AsMA was saddened to learn that James W. Brinkley died in July 2018. A Fellow of AsMA and recipient of both the 1982 Eric Liljencrantz Award and the 1995 John Paul Stapp Award, Mr. Brinkley also re...

July 09, 2018

Charles Joins Space Center Houston

John B. Charles, Ph.D., a Fellow of AsMA, has become Space Center Houston’s first scientist in residence.

June 26, 2018

Walter & Sylvia Goldenrath Award

Troy Faaborg, M.S., CAsP
   Established in memory of CAPT Walter L. Goldenrath, MSC, USN(Ret.), this award is presented for the most significant contribution in th...

June 26, 2018

Kent K. Gillingham Award

Lt. Col. Brian Musselman, USAF
   This award was established and sponsored by the AMST Group of Companies in Austria and the United Kingdom to honor the memory of ...

June 26, 2018

John Ernsting Award

Christy Hileman, M.B.A., RHIA
   Established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation in memory of Professor Ernsting. It is given for outstanding rese...

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Benefits of Membership

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


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Announcements

Draft AsMA Resolutions for Membership Review

The Aerospace Medical Association Council approved three (3) draft AsMA Resolutions that are now ready for AsMA members to review and comment upon.
 
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89th Annual Scientific Meeting Scientific Session Recordings Available!

Session recordings and posters from the 89th Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas, Texas are available. For those who paid for a meeting registration, you should have received a blast e-mail on June...
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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

What is a sanitary airport?

a. An airport provided with public rest rooms and pure drinking water.
b. An international airport designated as sanitary by the World Health Organization (WHO).
c. An airport to which the local health authorities can direct foreign aircraft, arriving from areas of the world where vector-borne infectious diseases are known to exist, so that appropriate public health measures can be implemented (isolation of passengers, disinsecting of aircraft, etc.).
d. An airport of entry and departure for international traffic, designated as sanitary by the local health administration, where the formalities for public health, animal and plant quarantine and similar procedures are carried out; which is provided with pure drinking water and wholesome food; which is provided with an effective system for disposal of excrement, refuse, waste water, etc., and which has at its disposal an organized medical service, facilities for isolation and care of infected persons, facilities for efficient disinfection and disinsecting, access to a bacteriological laboratory, and facilities for vaccination against yellow fever.
e. An airport free of Aedes aegypti and the mosquito-vectors of malaria and where active anti-mosquito measures are maintained within a distance of at least 400 meters around the perimeter.

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