• 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 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.

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

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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, 2017

Powell Installed as AMDA President

David M. C. Powell, M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., D.Occ.Med., is the incoming President of the Airlines Medical Directors Association (AMDA).

May 25, 2017

Harvey to Lead AsPS

Lt. Col. Jaime R. Harvey, USAF, is the incoming President of the Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS).

May 25, 2017

Souvestre Is Incoming AsHFA President

Philippe A. Souvestre, M.D., CBP, CES, CEA/Ph.D. [France], RRP, R.Ac. [Canada], ND, DMO [USA], is the incoming President of the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA).

May 25, 2017

John Charles Leads SMA

The Space Medical Association’s (SMA’s) incoming president is John B. Charles, Ph.D.

May 25, 2017

Roden Heads Society of NASA Flight Surgeons

Sean K. Roden, M.D., M.P.H. is the incoming President of the Society of NASA Flight Surgeons (SNFS).

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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

Volunteers Needed for 45-Day HERA Study

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Winner of the 2016 AsMA Fellows Scholarship

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the winner of the 2016 scholarship.  Karina Marshall Goebel, Ph.D. won the scholarship for her presentation and...
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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

Mustard gas produces eye injuries which are:

a. insidious with low concentrations.
b. associated with a latent period.
c. easily treated, judged by the experience of WW I.
d. a and b
e. all of the above

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