• 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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  • 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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March 07, 2023

In Memoriam - Ken Money

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Ken Money has announced his recent passing. 

March 06, 2023

In Memoriam - Malcolm Cohen

AsMA HQ staff were saddened to hear of the death of Malcolm M. Cohen, Ph.D., in mid-February.

March 06, 2023

March FAA News

For more FAA news, please visit their news page at https://www.faa.gov/newsroom.

March 03, 2023

March President's Page

Expanding Girls Awareness in Science and Engineering Month
Susan Northrup, M.D., M.P.H., FAsMA

March 03, 2023

Welcome the Blue Journal's New Assistant to the Editor

At the end of December 2022, Deb Sventek, Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance’s (AMHP’s) Assistant to the Editor, retired. With her retirement, a new assistant was hired and starte...

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  • Join a Joint Effort Toward a Universal Goal
  • Annual Scientific Meeting
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2022 AsMA Fellows Scholarship Winners Announced

The AsMA Fellows Scholarship Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the 2022 scholarship winners. 
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Reno Meeting Recorded Proceedings Now On Sale!

The recorded proceedings for the AsMA/UHMS Joint Annual Scientific Meeting conducted on May 23-26, 2022 at the Peppermill Resort Hotel in Reno, Nevada are now on sale....
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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

Man can generally tolerate an appreciable decrease in the ambient barometric pressure because of the:

a. increased blood flow to the brain with hyperventilation.
b. constant percentage of oxygen in the ambient air.
c. shape of the oxygen dissociation curve for hemoglobin.
d. shift toward a state of respiratory alkalosis.
e. decrease in oxygen consumption and metabolic rate.

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