• 89th Annual Scientific Meeting - Registration Open!

    Registration for the 89th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, May 6-10, 2018, at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, Texas, is now open.

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  • 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.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 2:00 PM

XXX National Congress of AIMAS

The national AIMAS meeting is designed to educate flight surgeons, AMEs, flight nurses, human factor experts and other allied scientists working in aerospace medicine field. Read More

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 АMDA is hosting the First Congress of Aviation Medicine with participation of European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM). The purpose of the Congress is enhancing medical provision,... 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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May 25, 2018

June President's Page

The Need for Global Connection and Collaboration
Roland Vermeiren , M.D., FAsMA

May 23, 2018

AsPS Incoming President is Tom Massa

The 2018-2019 President of the Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS) is Thomas V. Massa.

May 23, 2018

Sobel Is New AsHFA President

Annette L. Sobel, M.D., M.S., is the new president of the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA).

May 23, 2018

Hudson to Head AMDA

Martin F. Hudson, MBBS, MRCP(UK), FRCP Edin., is the incoming president of the Airline Medical Directors Association (AMDA) for 2018-2019.

May 23, 2018

Dervay Leads Space Medicine Association

Joseph P. Dervay, M.D., M.P.H., M.M.S., FACEP, is the incoming president of the Space Medicine Association (SMA). He has previously served as a “Member-at-Large” and Vice President. 

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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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TRISH Seeks Postdoctoral Fellowship Applications

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) is passionate about funding the future generation of spaceflight researchers. Now through July 31, TRISH is soliciting 2-year postdocto...
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Dallas Meeting App Available!

For those attending the 89th Annual Scientific Meeting in Dallas, Texas the meeting app is now available for download. You can find the meeting app on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. ...

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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

Which of the following findings may commonly be seen with third-degree heart block?

1. Widened QRS
2. Ventricular rate < 45
3. Absent ventricular rate response to exercise
4. Widened pulse pressure and diminished venous pulsations in the neck
5. Complaints of weakness, dyspnea, fatigue and syncope

a. 1, 2, 3, 4
b. 2, 3, 4, 5
c. 1, 2, 3, 5
d. 1, 2, 4, 5
e. 2,3, 5

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