• Abstract Submission Now Open!

    The NEW abstract submission site for AsMA's 90th Annual Scientific Meeting is now OPEN. Visit the Submission page for more information. The deadline is November 1, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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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.

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 the Aviation Medicine Doctors Association (ABAM) is hosting the First Congress of Aviation Medicine with participation of European Society of Aerospace Medicine (ESAM). The purpose of ... Read More

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:00 AM

9th International Conference on Epidemiology & Public Health

All are invited to attend the “9th International Conference on Epidemiology and Public Health” which will be held October 17-18, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV, USA Read More

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 8:00 AM

AsMA Council & Scientific Program Committee Meetings

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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 13, 2018

Article on Quarantined Planes and Sick Passengers

The New York Times recently posted an article on airplanes being quarantined due to sick passengers.

September 13, 2018

In Memoriam - Malcolm Braithwaite

AsMA was saddened to learn of the death of Col. Malcolm Braithwaite, OBE, in September.

September 10, 2018

Perlan 2 Breaks High-Altitude Flight Record

On the heels of AsMA’s meeting in Dallas and the Bauer Lecture, “High Altitude Physiology Witho...

September 07, 2018

Belland Named American's Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Kris Belland, a Past President and Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA), has been named American Airlines Chief Medical Officer.

August 24, 2018

Historical Note - Edwin Link

Edwin Link was the inventor of the flight simulator.

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ABPM Establishes Diplomate MOC Fee

The American Board of Preventive Medicine Responds to its Diplomates’ preference by Establishing an Annual Maintenance of Certification Fee for those Diplomates Certified in the Specialties o...
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Upcoming Council and SPC Meetings

The next Council meeting will be Wednesday, November 28, 2018. The Scientific Program Committee (SPC) meeting will follow on Thursday, November 29, 2018, from 8:30 AM—5:00 PM. To a...
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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

A very commonly used maneuver to stop hyperventilation is prolonged breath holding in maximum inspiration. Aviators should be educated to:

a. avoid the maneuver because it can lead to syncope.
b. instruct this maneuver to aircraft passengers who hyperventilate.
c. avoid the maneuver because hypoxia may result.
d. demonstrate the maneuver at the time of physical examination to ensure proper performance.

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