• 2021 AsMA Meeting - Denver, CO

    91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association is now scheduled for August 29 - September 2, 2021 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. The room reservation website is now OPEN. 


    Make a Room Reservation
  • 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.


    Learn more
  • POSTPONED - 1st International Conference in Aerospace Medicine 2022

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


    Learn more
  • 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 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
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.

Saturday, January 23, 2021 11:00 AM

COVID-19: The Saga Continues -- Successful Strategies for Keeping Safe at Work

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) presents its third virtual symposium in a series of COVID-19 related symposia Read More

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:30 AM

Manage Industrial Injuries Better - Why Aviation Podiatry is Important

Aviation Medical Professionals - is your airline putting you under pressure to save money? Are you keen to minimize the risk of industrial injuries and improve rehabilitation outcomes? Are you eage... Read More

Monday, March 22, 2021 9:00 AM

NATO Aerospace Medicine Summit

NATO Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organisation (STO) Technical Course will be held 22 -26 Mar 2021 in Garmisch Partenkirchen Germany. Read More

Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:00 AM

105th American Occupational Health Conference (AOHC 2021)

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

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

January 20, 2021

In Memoriam - Rollin Stott

AsMA staff were saddened to learn of the death of J. R. Rollin Stott, M.A., M.B.B.Chir., MRCP, DCH, DIC, D.Av.Med.

January 11, 2021

Northrup Is Next Federal Air Surgeon

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced that Susan E. Northrup, M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA, will be the next U.S. Federal Air Surgeon.

January 07, 2021

In Memoriam - Lawrence Marinelli

AsMA staff were saddened to learn of the death of Lawrence Marinelli, M.D., M.P.H., a Fellow of AsMA, in late June 2020.

December 22, 2020

January 2021 President's Page

Aerospace Medicine at King’s College London
Charles DeJohn, D.O., M.P.H.

December 22, 2020

YTFS Articles Return Under New Name

Changes have been instituted for the popular “You’re the Flight Surgeon” (YTFS) category of articles in the journal.

Become a Member

Benefits of Membership

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


More Benefits

Announcements

2021 AsMA Meeting - New Dates & Location

The 91st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association scheduled for May 23 - 27, 2021 is postponed to August 29 - September 2, 2021. The meeting is also moving from the Pepperm...
Read Decision Details

IATA - Restoring Aviation During COVID-19 Medical Strategies

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Medical Advisory Group published an updated document titled "Restoring Aviation During COVID-19 - Medical Evidence for Possible Strategies.&q...
Learn 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

The ventilation-perfusion ratio (Va/Qc) of the lungs is greatest in the:

a. left lung.
b. right lung.
c. upper lobes.
d. lower lobes.

Read the Answer
More Questions