• Abstract Submission is Now Open!

    The abstract submission site for AsMA's 89th Annual Scientific Meeting is now open. Please visit the Submission page for a link to the site and directions. The deadline is November 1, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS!


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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.

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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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September 26, 2017

October 2017 Presidents Page

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Valerie E. Martindale, Ph.D., CAsP, FAsMA

September 26, 2017

Bellagio II: International Summit on Space Medicine

Moltrasio, Italy, September 5-8, 2017

 

September 26, 2017

Hilton Anatole Hotel: Art, History, and Science all in One!

The 89th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association is scheduled for May 6-10, 2018, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel (http://www.hiltonanatolehotel.com/) in Dallas, TX. In preparati...

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CAMI Releases Cabin Safety Apps

CAMI’s Aerospace Medical Research Division has developed cabin safety apps under a grant with the University of Udine (Italy). This is the first practical application of "Serious Games&q...
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US Navy Review of Physiological Episodes (PE)

The US Navy conducted a comprehensive review of T-45 and FA-18 Physiological Episodes (PE) and published a report with findings and recommendations to reduce PE in these systems.

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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

A 23-year-old male in excellent health flew from sea level to a ski resort at 2,700 m for a week of skiing. He began skiing the day after arrival but as he skied he developed progressive malaise, myalgias, and headache. That evening he noted shortness of breath and later that night developed a cough productive of bloody sputum. On examination the next morning (the second day after arrival) he was found to have a temperature of 38.8C and moist rales were heard diffusely in both lung fields. A chest roentgenogram demonstrated fluffy infiltrates in both lung fields, and a white count was 15,300 with over 85% polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Arterial blood gases on room air demonstrated a PO2 of 82 mm Hg, a PCO2 of 29 mm Hg and a pH of 7.46. What is the most probable diagnosis?

a. Pulmonary infarct with pulmonary edema
b. Bacterial pneumonia
c. High altitude pulmonary edema
d. Congestive heart failure precipitated by exposure to the decreased pO2 at 2,700 m.

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