• 68th Louis H. Bauer Lecture

    "International Aviation and COVID-19 - Response and Recovery" presented by Chris Rocheleau, Chief Operating Officer, National Business Aviation Association

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  • 9th Eugen Reinartz Memorial Lecture

    "Civil Aerospace Medicine in the Future - Key Issues to be Addressed" by Dr. Ansa Jordaan, Chief, Aviation Medicine Section, International Civil Aviation Organization

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  • 57th Harry G. Armstrong Lectures

    "How Human Induced Pluipotent Stem Cells (hiPSCs) Can Be Used to Bioengineer an Essential Organ - The Kidney" by Aashni Shah (10th Grade) and "Preserving Aquatic Life from the Harmful Effects of Ocean Acidification" by Susanna Chiruguru (10th Grade)

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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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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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.
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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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June 02, 2023

June 2023 President's Page

A Call to Service
Joseph Dervay, M.D., M.P.H., MMS, FACEP, FAsMA, FUHMS

June 02, 2023

Benincasa Heads Army Flight Surgeons

LTC Jennifer A. Benincasa is the incoming President for the Society of U.S. Army Flight Surgeons.

June 02, 2023

Berry to Lead ASAMS

Dr. Daniel K. Berry is the incoming President for the American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists (ASAM).

June 02, 2023

Ruskin Is Incoming AsHFA President

Keith J. Ruskin, M.D., is the incoming President for the Aerospace Human Factors Association (AsHFA).

June 02, 2023

Welsh to Lead AsPS

CDR Welsh is the incoming President for the Aerospace Physiology Society (AsPS).

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Helo Spatial Disorientation Recommendations from Kobe Bryant Accident

There are new documents that were made available publicly regarding the Calabasas (Kobe Bryant) accident and the FAA recommendations that came out of the NTSB Report.

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2023 New Orleans Scientific Sessions Recordings Now Available

Recordings of the scientific sessions from the 93rd Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans, LA are now available. All paid registrants from the meeting were recently provided a blast email with l...
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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

Which of the following statements about asbestos is true?

a. All types of asbestos produce pulmonary scarring if there has been excessive exposure to the dust.
b. Cancer of the lung occurs among workers who have had excessive exposure to all types of asbestos dust.
c. Cancer of the lung is far more common among asbestos workers who are cigarette smokers than among those who do not smoke.
d. Mesothelioma of the pleura and peritoneum are more common among those exposed to asbestos than among the general population.
e. All of the above.

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