• This is Aerospace Medicine!

    Learn about the history and mission of Aerospace Medicine by watching the professionals making it happen!

    Watch the Video!
  • 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.

    Learn More
  • Aerospace Medicine in Commercial Aviation

    Commercial aviation presents Aerospace Medicine problems for the aircrew, ground support crews, and the passengers they serve.

    Learn More
  • 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.

    Learn more
  • 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.

    Learn More
  • 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.

    Learn More
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.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 12:00 AM

Pilot Assistance Forum

Join members of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) and industry professionals as they share their pilot-assistance experiences addressing a variety of issues at ALPA’s 2019 Pilot Assistan... Read More

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:00 AM

Aerospace Medicine - Together Into the Future

In 1959, the German Air Force Institute of Aviation Medicine was established. Thus, the Ger... Read More

Thursday, October 31, 2019 12:00 AM

2nd International Congress on Current Issues of Aviation Medicine

Аviation Medical Doctors Association (AMDA) is hosting the Second Congress of Aviation Medicine with the support of Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation and the Federal Air Transpor... Read More

More Events

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...

Find Out More

April 30, 2019

May Presidents Page

The AsMA Global Connection Story via Our GLOC (Global Liaison and Outreach Committee)
Roland Vermeiren , M.D., FAsMA

April 29, 2019

In Memoriam - Roland Shamburek

AsMA was saddened to hear of the death of Roland H. Shamburek, M.D., who served as Executive Director (Executive Vice President) of the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) from 1977–1978.

April 25, 2019

Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of the Mantri, International, Mohler, and Davis scholarships have been announced.

April 22, 2019

AsMA Mentioned in Article on ISS

The Aerospace Medical Association’s (AsMA's) Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas this May was mentioned in an article by Futurism.com on a possible automatic cleaning robot for the ISS.

April 22, 2019

In Memoriam - Mary Foley

Mary F. “Bunny” Foley, B.S., R.N., has passed away at the age of 90.

Become a Member

Benefits of Membership

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

More Benefits


Post-Meeting and Post-Workshop Evaluations

AsMA recently sent out links to all of the Survey Monkey evaluations for the 90th Annual Scientific Meeting and workshops. If you have not received an e-mail containing links to one or more of thes...
Read more

Intelliquest Offering a Discount!

Recordings of the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas can be ordered at a discount if you are not attending the meeting. Meeting attendees will receive the proceedings free of charge. An up...
Read more

More Announcements

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.

  Go to Publications

Question of the Day

As the Flight Surgeon member on the aircraft accident investigation team of an international airline involved in a fatal accident, one of your tasks is to supervise the identification of deceased crewmembers and passengers. You are under considerable pressure by your company and local foreign officials to expedite the identification of the deceased in order for a speedy delivery of remains to the next of kin. Identification may require the use of all available objective information comparing antemortem with postmortem characteristics. Rank, in the order of importance, the objective information necessary for the identification of the remains.

1. Dental records and x-rays.
2. Photographs, ID cards and information, personal effects such as jewelry, clothing, wallet, handbag, etc.
3. Finger and footprint records.
4. Marks, scars, hair.
5. Unique objective physical characteristics such as permanent orthopedic or surgical hardware devices or anatomic changes, deformities, anomalies, skin tattoos, etc.

Read the Answer
More Questions