• 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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  • 63rd Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    Dr. Michael R. Barratt, US Astronaut & Physician presented 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, presented 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, presented 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 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.

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 9:00 AM

Aviation Health Conference

The conference will offer an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to hear from leading aviation health experts and to network with their professional peers. Chaired by: Claude Thibeault, Med... Read More

Tuesday, December 05, 2017 8:00 AM


Space Commerce Conference and Exposition 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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August 25, 2017

September 2017 Presidents Page

Continuing Education and Board Certification Promote Higher Standards in Practice
Valerie E. Martindale, Ph.D., CAsP, FAsMA

August 17, 2017

Webster Publishes Article on NTSB

An article in a series entitled “Inside the NTSB’s General Aviation Investigative Process” is available on the NTSB’s blog. This particular article is on “Addressing M...

August 11, 2017

Barratt Quoted in Bloomberg Article

Michael Barratt was profiled in a Bloomberg Businessweek article discussing how robots are replacing the need for doctors in space.

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Bonato Named Provost of Saint Peters University

Saint Peter’s University announced that Frederick Bonato, Ph.D., has been appointed to the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Bonato most recently served as the ...
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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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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

As the Flight Surgeon member on the aircraft accident investigation team of an international airline involved in a fatal accident, one of your tasks is to supervise the identification of deceased crewmembers and passengers. You are under considerable pressure by your company and local foreign officials to expedite the identification of the deceased in order for a speedy delivery of remains to the next of kin. Identification may require the use of all available objective information comparing antemortem with postmortem characteristics. Rank, in the order of importance, the objective information necessary for the identification of the remains.

1. Dental records and x-rays.
2. Photographs, ID cards and information, personal effects such as jewelry, clothing, wallet, handbag, etc.
3. Finger and footprint records.
4. Marks, scars, hair.
5. Unique objective physical characteristics such as permanent orthopedic or surgical hardware devices or anatomic changes, deformities, anomalies, skin tattoos, etc.

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