• 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 an umbrella group providing a forum 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.

Monday, October 12, 2015 12:00 AM

66th International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2015)

The IAC is the one place and time of the year when all space actors come together. Global, multidisciplinary and covering all space sectors and topics, it offers everyone the latest space informati... Read More

Monday, October 26, 2015 8:00 AM

2015 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

The annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Read More

Monday, November 02, 2015 8:00 AM

International Air Safety Summit

The International Air Safety Summit (IASS) is held annually and provides a forum for examining safety matters of special concern to the international aviation community. 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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July 01, 2015

Vargas Graduates with Bachelors

Gisselle Vargas, who is the Operations Manager for the Aerospace Medical Association home office, recently earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice at Strayer University.

June 25, 2015

2015 Award Winners of AsMA

Honors Night Ceremonies of the 86th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Aerospace Medical Association were held May 14, 2015, at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort Hotel.

June 24, 2015

Gillingham Award

KENT K. GILLINGHAM AWARD: Mica Endsley, Ph.D.
   This award was established and sponsored by the AMST Group of Companies in Austria and the United Kingdom to h...

June 24, 2015

Ernsting Award

JOHN ERNSTING AWARD: Prof. Henri Marotte, Dr.Med., Sc.D.
   Established and sponsored by Environmental Tectonics Corporation in memory of Professor Ernsting. I...

June 24, 2015

Boothby-Edwards Award

BOOTHBY-EDWARDS AWARD: Nomy Ahmed, M.B.,Ch.B., M.Av.Med., MRCGP, DOccMed, DRCOG, DFFP
   Established in memory of Walter M. Boothby, M.D., pioneer aviation med...

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Benefits of Membership

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


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2nd Annual EAA AirVenture Mohler Aerospace Medicine Lecture Series

The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Community Health, Division of Aerospace Medicine, in conjunction with the 2015 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Airshow, offers the 2nd...
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GMU Offers Pandemics Course

George Mason University (GMU) is offering a Pandemics, Bioterrorism, and International Security Course from July 22-24, 2015, at GMU's Arlington Campus from 9 AM to 5 PM. This non-credit course...

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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

Spatial disorientation is a significant contributor to Class A aircraft mishaps.

a. True.
b. False.

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