• 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.

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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October 25, 2016

November Presidents Page

Denver, First Look
David P. Gradwell , B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA

October 21, 2016

In Memoriam - Jane Risdall

The AsMA community is deeply saddened by the loss of Jane Risdall, M.B.B.S.(Cantab.), M.A.(Lond.), FFARCSI, FRAeS, RN, wife of our President, David Gradwell.

October 04, 2016

Bird Attains Landmark Achievement

Dr. Ollie Bird, a Medical Officer Instructor at the RAF Centre of Aviation Medicine, recently attained a landmark achievement in hypobaric chamber operations.

September 26, 2016

October Presidents Page

AsMA, A Global Organisation
David P. Gradwell , B.Sc., Ph.D., M.B.Ch.B., D.Av.Med., FRCP, FRCP Edin., FRAeS, FAsMA

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.

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  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Monthly Professional Journal
  • Continuing Professional Education
  • Mentorship Program

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AsMA Cuba Trip Cancelled

The AsMA Delegation trip to Cuba scheduled for February 2017 has been cancelled. This decision was based on very low interest and registration from AsMA members. There are currently no plans to res...

Call for Papers for the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting

The Aerospace Medical Association’s 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting will be held in Denver, CO. This year’s theme is “Opening the Doors to Aerospace Medicine .” Based upon th...
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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

You are involved in the investigation of a general aviation, light airplane crash. Your findings reveal that the crash forces were minimal, and certainly survivable, and yet the pilot received a fatal injury due to head trauma. You conclude that a shoulder restraint would have prevented this injury and recommend that all light aircraft built from this day on should be equipped with shoulder harnesses. How many years would it be before all aircraft would have shoulder restraints (what is the serviceable average life of general aviation aircraft already in the fleet)?

a. 5 years
b. 10 years
c. 15 years
d. 20 years

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