• 2024 Aerospace Medicine Conference in New Zealand

    The Aerospace Medical Society of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine Conference 2024, 28 March - 1 April, 2024 in Queenstown, New Zealand

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  • 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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August 31, 2023

September Crossword Puzzle

by Lt. Col. Srihari Iyer K, Flight Surgeon, Indian Army

August 29, 2023

September President's Page

“Honoring the Past - Preparing for the Future”
Joseph Dervay, M.D., M.P.H., MMS, FACEP, FAsMA, FUHM

August 29, 2023

"Sweet Home Chicago"

by Jeff Sventek, AsMA Executive Director

July 26, 2023

Honors Night - AsMA's President

Further photos taken by Pam Day during Honors Night can be found on the SmugMug photo gallery

July 26, 2023

Abridged Minutes of the Aerospace Medical Association 93rd Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA

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AMSNZ / ASAM / AMSVIC Meeting: Easter 2024, Queenstown, New Zealand

The Aerospace Medical Society of Aotearoa New Zealand and the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine will host an Aerospace Medicine Conference in Queenstown, New Zealand on 28 March - 1 April ...
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2024 Abstract Submission Site Is Open!

The abstract submission site for AsMA's 94th Annual Scientific Meeting is now open! The site is located at Read more

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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

Testicular cancer is of aeromedical significance because it is common and occurs primarily in the pilot age group; the peak age of occurrence is ________. The decision to give a waiver should be based on the fact that progression occurs first in the central nervous system _____.

a. 20 - 50; very commonly
b. 20 - 35; very commonly
c. 20 - 35; very rarely
d. 35 - 50; very rarely
e. 35 - 50; about half the time

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