• 88th Annual Scientific Meeting

    The 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association, April 30 - May 4, 2017 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, Colorado.

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  • 63rd Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Dr. Michael R. Barratt, US Astronaut & Physician will provide the 63rd Louis H. Bauer Lecture on Monday, May 1, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

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  • 4th Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    Dr. Michael A. Berry, US FAA Federal Air Surgeon, will present the 4th Eugen G. Reinartz Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

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  • 52nd Armstrong Lecture

    Dr. Kevin Fong, UK Physician and Futurist, will present the 52nd Harry G. Armstrong Lecture on Thursday, May 4, 2017 during the 88th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association

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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 an umbrella group providing a forum 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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February 23, 2017

In Memoriam - Dick Trumbo

We are deeply saddened to report that Richard B. “Dick” Trumbo has passed away at the age of 84.

January 26, 2017

February 2017 Presidents Page

AsMA: Science and Professional Practice
David P. Gradwell , B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA

January 26, 2017

Berry Selected as New Federal Air Surgeon

Michael A. Berry, M.D., M.S., has been selected as the new Federal Air Surgeon at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Office of Aerospace Medicine, in Washington, DC. He had been serving as ...

January 24, 2017

In Memoriam - Eileen Hadbavny

AsMA was deeply saddened to learn of the death of Eileen Hadbavny, Lt.Col., USAF(Ret.), in late January of this year.

January 09, 2017

In Memoriam - Roy DeHart

AsMA was saddened to hear of the death of Roy L. DeHart, M.D., M.P.H., Col., USAF(Ret.), this past December.

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Early Risers Needed!

The annual Richard “Dick” Trumbo 5K Preventive Medicine Run/Walk will take place on Monday, May 1, at 6 AM. We need 5-10 volunteers to help set up and register participants. If you are ...
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Advance Registration Now Open!

Early Bird Registration for the AsMA 88th Annual Scientific Meeting ended on 2/1/2017. Advance Registration rates will be available through April 25, 2017. Onsite Registration rates will begin on S...
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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

When a pilot performs a -Gz maneuver immediately followed by a +Gz maneuver, the G level to cause unconsciousness during the +Gz maneuver is:

a. increased due to cardiovascular compensation mechanisms.
b. decreased due to cardiovascular compensation mechanisms.
c. unaffected due to cardiovascular compensation mechanisms.
d. independent of the eye-to-heart hydrostatic column height.
e. none of the above

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