• 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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 12:00 PM

6th European Congress on Aerospace Medicine

Theme: Trust & Care in Aviation Safety: The Scientific Program Committee is actively creating an attractive program addressing the newest aeromedical and ... Read More

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

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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 10, 2018

In Memoriam - Karl Klein

AsMA was saddened to hear of the death of Prof. Karl E. Klein, Dr. med., in late July.

August 09, 2018

Snyder Interviewed by Washington Post

Dr. Quay Snyder, AsMA Fellow and President and CEO of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS), was interviewed for an article in the Washington Post about staying healthy while flying.

August 08, 2018

In Memoriam: Robert Fassold

AsMA was saddened to learn of the death of M.Gen.(Ret.) Robert W. Fassold, CSTJ, CD, BSC, DPH, M.D., former Surgeon General of the Canadian Forces, and Past President of the Aerospace Medical Assoc...

July 25, 2018

Space Medicine Association 2018 Awards

The Space Medicine Association (SMA) held its luncheon and meeting on Thursday, May 10.

July 25, 2018

Space Medicine Association Scholarships

The Space Medicine Association gave out scholarships at its Thursday luncheon and meeting.

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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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Abstract Submission Now Open!

The NEW abstract submission site is now open! Members may log into this site using their AsMA credentials. Directions, forms, templates, and more information can be found on the Read more

Edwin Link - Inventor of the Simulator

National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee Edwin Link is the inventor of the flight simulator. Celebrate Edwin Link’s invention during National Aviation Day on Aug. 19!
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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 23-year-old male in excellent health flew from sea level to a ski resort at 2,700 m for a week of skiing. He began skiing the day after arrival but as he skied he developed progressive malaise, myalgias, and headache. That evening he noted shortness of breath and later that night developed a cough productive of bloody sputum. On examination the next morning (the second day after arrival) he was found to have a temperature of 38.8C and moist rales were heard diffusely in both lung fields. A chest roentgenogram demonstrated fluffy infiltrates in both lung fields, and a white count was 15,300 with over 85% polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Arterial blood gases on room air demonstrated a PO2 of 82 mm Hg, a PCO2 of 29 mm Hg and a pH of 7.46. What is the most probable diagnosis?

a. Pulmonary infarct with pulmonary edema
b. Bacterial pneumonia
c. High altitude pulmonary edema
d. Congestive heart failure precipitated by exposure to the decreased pO2 at 2,700 m.

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