• 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, September 27, 2016 8:15 AM

Aviation Health Conference

Organized by Quaynote Communications, Consultants Aeromed and IATA. The program is conceived to update the attendants on current medical topics in the commercial aviation industry. Read More

Monday, October 03, 2016 9:00 AM

4th International Conference on Geriatrics and Gerontology London, UK

Geriatrics Conferences| Gerontology Meetings| Elderly Care Events | Geriatric Care Conferences Conference Series LLC, USA extend a warm welcome to the distinguished Nobel laureates, speakers, deleg... Read More

Monday, October 10, 2016 12:00 AM

International Conference on Molecular Biology

Molecular Biology 2016 aims to shed focus on the translational nature of biotechnological research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. Lat... Read More

Monday, October 31, 2016 8:00 AM

54th Annual SAFE Symposium

The SAFE Association is presenting its 54th Annual Symposium. Composed of Government, Military, Industrial, and Academic interests, SAFE represents aviation, space, land, and marine safety discipli... Read More

Monday, November 14, 2016 9:00 AM

6th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics

OMICS International welcomes you to attend the 6th International Conference and Exhibition on Metabolomics & Systems Biology during November 14-16, 2016, Florida, USA. The attending delegates i... 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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September 21, 2016

Snyder Quoted in BBC Article

Quay Snyder, M.D., President/CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service, was quoted in a BBC article about where to sit on an airplane.

August 25, 2016

September Presidents Page

Time to Plan, Time to Engage, Time to Promote
David P. Gradwell , B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA

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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

Scholarships to 2017 ICASM Offered

The 2017 International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM), will be held in Rome, Italy, in the Fall of 2017. The Italian Association of Aerospace Medicine and the National Association ...
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Mars Base Camp at IAC 2016

A special Highlight Lecture on Mars Base Camp will take place on Wednesday, 28 September 2016, from 17:45–18:45 at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2016 (Sept. 26–30, 2016...
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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

What drug is useful in the prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?

a. Lasix
b. Nifedipine
c Dexamethasone
d. Acetazolamide
e. Oxygen

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