• Registration for Reno Meeting Now Open!

         The Aerospace Medical Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting is scheduled for May 22-27, 2022 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nevada. Registration for this event opens on January 1, 2022.


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  • Aviation-Related COVID-19 Information

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) forms Collaborative Arrangement for the Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Civil Avaition (CAPSCA) to coordinate aviation-related response to COVID-19.


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  • POSTPONED - 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2022

    Join us for the 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine, Paris, France, 22-24 September 2022


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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.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 7:30 AM

American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC)

The American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC) is the premier professional meeting for physicians and other health professionals who have an interest in the fields of occupational and environme... Read More

Thursday, September 22, 2022 7:30 AM

1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine

ICAM 2022 will be the first International forum to bring together civilian and military specialists involved in Aerospace Medicine, airline medical operations, repatriation, and Occupational Health... 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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January 04, 2022

2022 Annual Scientific Meeting Registration Now Open

The Aerospace Medical Association’s Annual Scientific Meeting is scheduled for May 22-27, 2022, at the Peppermill
Resort Hotel in Reno, NV.

January 04, 2022

Aerospace Physiology Certification

The Aerospace Physiology Certification Board test was held on Sunday, August 29, 2021, in the Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel. There were four members who sat for the exam and all four passed.

January 04, 2022

January President's Page

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James R. DeVoll, M.D., M.P.H.

August 05, 2021

In Memoriam - Joseph Pursch

AsMA Headquarters Staff were saddened to hear of the death of CAPT Joseph Pursch, MC, USN(Ret.), M.D.

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Benefits of Membership

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


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Announcements

2021 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

WINNERS OF THE 2021 AsMA FELLOWS SCHOLARSHIP

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2021 scholarship w...
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ABPM Eliminates Separate Core Examination

The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) announced today that, beginning in 2022, the Core Preventive Medicine examination questions will be incorporated into each of the three Sp...
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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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